From the penguins of the Arctic to the flamboyant inhabitants of the Amazon rainforests, 'The World of Birds' includes examples from all of the world's major bird families. The entries are grouped by order, then within each order by family (and, where necessary, within each family by subfamilies); each family section contains illustrated examples of the key species. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet and breeding. There is also text explaining the major characteristics of the featured bird. Presented in a pocket-book size, the book is handy for taking with you when birdwatching. With color artworks, an at-a-glance table of information and authoritative text, The World of Birds might appeal to anyone interested in the natural world.