The book is in used very good condition. The dustjacket has slightly creased edges, top and bottom. 176pp, with 31 coloured drawings of world-wide pheasants, with some depictions 6, 4, 3 or 2 on one page. 3 b/w photographs. There is an introduction, preface, 3 appendices, bibliography and index. The author, who has travelled extensively, studying wild-life, relates that at least 16 of the world's 48 species of pheasant are in danger of extinction. Wild pheasants are encountered in the rain-forests of Sth East Asia, the chilly woodlands of the Himalayas up to 15000ft, in the reed-beds of Turkestan and the steppes of Central Asia. The author looks at the work of the Pheasant Trust in Norfolk which specialises in preserving rare species in captivity. Mr Wayre details the most advanced methods of breeding and rearing pheasants. Owners of shoots anxious to increase the number of shoots on their land will find this book an aid to successful management.