thaibirding.com             by Nick Upton
    birdwatching in thailand    
Google
Newsletter
 
 
Main Menu
 
Tools
 
Stats


Visitors since 01/09/06

Add to Technorati Favorites

 
Donations towards the cost of running and developing thaibirding.com are gratefully received.

 


Locations of visitors to this page

Site Map ; Contributors

                
Wild Thailand
by Belinda Stewart-Cox and Gerald Cubitt
 
About Google adverts

Although not specifically about birds, this book covers many of the commonly visited bird watching sites around Thailand and contains numerous beautiful photographs of flora and fauna from around the country. The fact that Gerald Cubitt, the photographer, is given joint authorship points to the strength of this publication; the quality of the pictures. However, this publication is much more than a coffee table book, although indeed it would be an excellent addition to any coffe table, with a structured approach to imparting information about notable wildlife sites region by region. This makes for interesting reading, particularly if one is planning a trip to Thailand and this book is a good tool to deciding which areas to visit for not only birds but for other wildlife highlights too.

What really sets this book apart from others that rely heavily on their visual impact is the fact that it contains a large introductory section covering various aspects of Thailand's geography, climate and habitat types.

This section of the book does well in giving the reader a lot of background information upon which to build a picture of the natural heritage of Thailand. The history of the fledgling environmental movement in Thailand is also given and it does a particularly good job of outlining the problems surrounding wildlife conservation in the region.

This book is too large to be carried around on abirding trip, but then it was never designed to be. Instead, this book is an excellent one to buy before travelling to Thailand in order to familiarise oneself with the regions, habitats and species that may be experienced. Equally, this publication makes an excellent souvenir to read in order to bring back fond memories well after returning home and of course is a beautiful addition to anyone's library due to the quality of the photographs. 
More Book Reviews

 

Search for related products on Amazon.com

 
m

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
thaibirding.com newsletter -
Sign up for free monthly Thailand birdwatching news and updates: newsletter.
Support thaibirding.com by using the above websites.
birdwatching
Check out the Top 50 Birding sites!
 
Copyright © 2004-2007 thaibirding.com. All rights reserved.
Birding Top 500 Counter