This special collection contains English-language full-color books and 1 French-language title, aimed at the scholarly researcher and published between 2004 and 2013. Two titles were awarded BB/BTO Best Bird Book of their publication year. Since 2014, Brill distributes these titles on behalf of KNNV Publishing.
KNNV Publishing is specialized in books on wildlife, nature & conservation for the general and scientific market. Started almost 30 years ago by the Royal Dutch Society for Natural History, KNNV Publishing have evolved into a professional organization respected for the high quality of our original and distinctive publications.
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