A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia
Covers Japan and the neighbouring mainland regions of eastern Asia, namely Korea, NE China and eastern Siberia. Colour photographs of over 520 species with text describing key identification featues and distribution map for each species.
- ISBN: 9780713674392
- Author(s): Tadao Shimba
- Stock Code: 3674392
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Maps
- Pages: 504
- Published: 2007
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Long isolated from the neighbouring Asian continent lies a seemingly inscrutable, but fascinating island chain. The Japanese Archipelago is a treasure trove of natural wonders, ranging from coral reefs and tropical fish to sea-ice and fur seals. Lt rises to alpine meadows home to high altitude butterflies and birds, and falls through rich waters to one of the deepest ocean trenches in the world. It is washed by great ocean currents, one cold from the north, one warm from the south, which connect Japan to the Bering Sea and the tropical Pacific.