The Atlas of Amazing Birds by Matt Sewell / ISBN 9781616898571 / 160-page hardcover, 9 x 11.5 inches, from Princeton Architectural Press
"Tackling an entire class of animals is a daunting task, but this book, neatly organized by continent, rises to the challenge. Each section has a map and a small index of species. There is a short entry with a full-color illustration for each species. Useful for projects, entries include the animals' scientific species name and details such as size, diet, behavior, and how their environment is impacted by humans. Overall, a very readable and beautiful book. A charming compendium on the world's birds."--School Library Journal
From colossal condors to polychromatic peacocks, The Atlas of Amazing Birds celebrates winged creatures through joyful watercolors and well-researched, humorously told tales of their habits and habitats. Some birds migrate thousands of miles, others display showy mating rituals. Some survive in extreme environments, others are fast, brave, or big! Organized by continent, the book features maps of migratory patterns across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North America, South America, and Antarctica, where our feathered friends live in all sorts of interesting places — in gardens, amidst waterways, and along byways.
Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell is renowned for his bird and animal illustrations. Matt has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour, painted underpasses for the RSPB, and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris. He is an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by The River website (he also designed their logo). He has illustrated numerous children's books including The Colorful World of Dinosaurs. His bird books, including Penguins and Other Seabirds, Our Songbirds, and A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings, have taken the world by storm. He lives in Shrewsbury, UK with his partner and two children.