n African Journal of Wildlife Research - Shorebirds in action : an introduction to waders and their behaviour, Richard Chandler - book review

Volume 48 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200



Richard Chandlers new book ‘Shorebirds in Action: an introduction to waders and their behaviour’ is a well-timed addition to the growing literature on this fascinating group of birds.The first thing you notice when you start reading it is that Richard knows his waders personally, and is extremely passionate about them. This comes through strongly in the fantastic language used to describe them in the book’s introduction, and filters through into the rest of the text. This is not a dry account of waders meant for academics and students alone, it is a passionate summary of knowledge that transcends from being purely academic in its writing to being eloquently written to appeal to all birders interested in shorebirds. It does this with excellent emotional prose that does not lose its scientific appeal.

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