256 Seiten. 59 farbige und 80 sw-Illustrationen.
The Rainbow Publishing Group, London. ISBN 0-670-81787-2
Extinct Birds is an illustrated study of those bird species that have become extinct since 1600. It draws together many strands of evidence and supposition. The stories of these birds are sometimes tantalizingly slight, but sometimes full of interest and detail. They are sometimes touching, sometimes fantastic, sometimes even humorous. The book features paintings by many great artists of the past and some that were specially painted for this work. Nearly all species are illustrated with colour plates, and there are also black and white pictures showing men associated with the stories, and other relevant images. The book is widely regarded as one of the standard works on the subject