Japan field guides

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Subject: Japan field guides
From: "Bill Jolly" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 11:11:11 +1000
Hi Jesko

You could go into Amazon and punch in some ISBN details:

ISBN4-931150-13-6 is a fairly recent incarnation of the 1982 Field Guide -
thoroughly usable still, with scientific names on every page, and an index
(albeit in Latin, not English).

ISBN4 -635-07007-7 is the photographic Wild Birds of Japan that Trevor Ford
recommended. A really good book with English and scientific names on every
page, again a scientific name index - and Japanese of course. (Kanouchi &
Hideo, 1998, Tokyo)

ISBN 0-934797-02-01 is A Birder's Guide to Japan by Jane Washburn Robinson,
a birder who lived in Japan for some time - all in English, published in
Santa Monica in 1987. It's full of maps, directions and good ideas. Of
course, some of the detail is going to be out of date, but it's still a
valuable tool to have. Maybe try E-bay for this one.

Birding is a popular activity in Japan, and you won't have any trouble
finding bird books in the major bookstores.

Bill Jolly

Lockyer Valley, Queensland.

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ph: (+61) 7 4697 6111

I am looking for a field guide to Japan. Does anybody know if there is a
recent one than the "Field Guide to the Birds of Japan" by Wild Bird Society
of Japan from '82? This book seems to be out of print and rather difficult
get. I will travel to Japan in two weeks time therefore it would be
if somebody knows an onlineshop or a shop in Sydney where I can get such a
field guide.


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