Birds of the West by Ernest Sheldon Booth, Ph.D. Illustrated by Harry Baerg and Carl Petterson, new edition 1950, Stanford University Press, 402 pages. This book is in excellent condition with illustrations you will drool over. This book was created to inform the beginning birder with the least amount of effort and will be self explanatory. There are several color plates and many, many black and white illustrations that are works of art onto themselves.