Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000. Dana Gardner. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. 8vo, yellow buckram with crimson lettering on spine, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) reproducing details from a painting by Dana Gardner, who also created 18 finely executed B&W drawings of birds for the volume, xii + 216 pages with Index and Bibliography. Fine / Fine. Item #2811
Alexander Frank Skutch (1904 – 2004) was a naturalist (Ph.D in Botany) and writer. He published numerous scientific papers and books about birds, and several books on philosophy. He is best remembered ornithologically for his pioneering work on helpers at the nest. He believed in "treading lightly on the mother Earth" and lived most of his life in Costa Rica. He is universally regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists.--abridging Wikipedia
See gardnerbirds.com for more on the brilliant bird painter Dana Gardner.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: of what is likely to become a classic: tight, clean, bright; not remaindered and with no previous ownership markings.