Book Catalog 2023

P5,600
Haring lbon: The Great Philippine Eagle

  • ISBN 978-627-95660-0-7
  • 37.75 x 37.75 x 3.87 cm
  • 3kg
  • Hardback 2017
  • Color photographs

“Haring lbon: The Great Philippine Eagle” is the first book of its kind that focuses solely on the majestic yet critically endangered National Bird of the Philippines. The reader gets a rare and close-up glimpse of the life of a Philippine Eagle pair and their eaglet, Sinabadan, who made their nest and reared their offspring in the ancestral domain of the Bagobo-Tagabawa indigenous peoples community in Sibulan, Davao del Sur.

Through the lens of wild bird photographer Alain Pascua, the book features photographs of the milestones and challenges these magnificent birds faced, whether from nature or from man. The book is primarily a documentation of the Philippine Eagle family in its nesting site in the forests of Mt. Apo Natural Park in Mindanao from day 10, still an egg, up to day 152 when the young Sinabadan was photographed flying away from its nest and until one year after.

The book is further enriched by more photographs and testimonials from members of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP) and other birdwatchers making this book truly a treasure to have in honor of the
Great Philippine Eagle.

Alain Pascua
Birds In Focus, Inc.

P2,800
Endangered Bird Species of the Philippines

  • ISBN 978-627-96648-0-6
  • 37x37x2cm
  • Hardback 2022
  • Color photographs

“Endangered Bird Species of the Philippines” is a groundbreaking collaborative project between Haring lbon­Birds in Focus, Inc. (HI-BIF) and Sphinx Tech, made up of a group of BSITDA students of the FEU-lnstitute of Technology.

Authors Alain Pascua, Vinz Pascua, Don Geoff Tabaranza, and Maia Tanedo provide the information and photographs of some of the Philippines’ most threatened bird species, with contributions from other wild bird photographers.

As their Capstone Project, the Sphinx Tech team of students bring to life in 3D thirty (30) stunning full color bird photographs. Through Augmented Reality (AR) technology, this book allows the reader a more authentic experience of these amazing birds, showcasing the birds in 3D live view with sound elements added. All these features can be unlocked by scanning each page with a mobile phone with the Beak-A-Boo AR application.

Alain Pascua, Vinz Pascua, Don Geoff Tabaranza, Maia Tanedo, Marie Jocelle Mina, Marr Darwin Antonio, John Matthew Clemente, Ivan earl Yap
Birds In Focus, Inc.

P5,600
All the Birds of the World

  • ISBN 978-84-76728-37-4
  • 24×31 cm
  • 968 pages
  • 4.8kg
  • Hardback, 2020

The easiest and most enjoyable way to browse through all the 11,524 bird species of the world. For the first time ever, you can contemplate All the Birds of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume. Created for a broad public, from novice birders to expert ornithologists and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of birds, this book has something for everyone. 

11,524 species
20,865 illustrations
11,558 distribution maps, with notes on altitudinal ranges
37-page world atlas of colour reference maps

Josep del Hoyo
Lynx Edicions

P4,000
Threatened Birds of the World

  • ISBN 978-84-87334-28-3
  • 22×37 cm
  • 864 pages
  • 3.23 kg
  • Hardback, 2000 

A unique publication aimed at helping save the birds from extinction. This book covers all 1200 species now threatened with global extinction. The threats to each species are described, with an evaluation of conservation measures so far and targets for the future. Each entry includes an illustration and identification information, a distribution map, and detailed information on range, population and recent records. Appendices include descriptions of lower-risk species, an annotated list of extinct species, and a country-by-country listing
of threatened birds.

1,186 globally threatened and 727 near-threatened species
Species descriptions with full color illustrations, maps, graphs and charts.

Birdlife International
Lynx Edicions

P3,000
Birds of the Philippines

  • ISBN 978-84-76728-37-2
  • 16×23 cm 
  • 864 pages
  • Hardback, 2020

A long-awaited up-to-date field guide for Philippine birds, this book covers over 700 bird species recorded in the country with almost 300 species which occur nowhere else on Earth.

726 species & subspecies
1,615 illustrations
620 full-color range maps

Desmond Allen
Lynx Edicions

P1,000
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of the Philippines (2nd Edition)

  • ISBN 978-7-909672-49-5
  • 18 x 12.8 cm
  • 176 pages
  • 0.24 kg
  • Paperback, 2019

A photographic identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the Philippines. High quality photographs from some of the Philippines’ top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, habitat types, biogeography, the main sites for viewing the listed species and tips for identifying birds in the field. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of the Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names as well as vernacular names,
and its global status.

300 photographs
280 species
2 color maps

Maia Tanedo, Robert Hutchinson, Adri & Trinket Constantino
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1000
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of the Philippines

  • ISBN  978-1-912081-56-1
  • 180 x 128mm
  • 176 pages
  • Paperback, 2023

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of the Philippines is an introductory photographic guide to 176 reptile taxa commonly encountered in The Philippines, and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include common and scientific names, size, identifying features, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate and biogeographical regions, habitats, conservation, topography and advice on snakebites. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of The Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status and CITES listing.

Emerson Y. Sy is a herpetologist with research interests in natural history, introduced species and wildlife trade. He is a staunch wildlife conservation and education advocate and currently serves as the editor of the Reptile and Amphibian Database Philippines.

40,000 words approx.
300 photos

Emerson Y. Sy
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1,000
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of the Philippines

  • ISBN 978-7-972087-52-3
  • 180 x 128 mm
  • 176 pages
  • Paperback, 2023

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of the Philippines is an introductory photographic guide to 289 butterfly species commonly seen in the Philippines, and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the Philippines’ top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, wing size, larval foodplant, distribution and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers species and subspecies, butterfly observation, areas to visit, some butterfly facts, identification and taxonomy, and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the butterflies of the Philippines with their current global status and endemicity.

Jade Aster T. Badon is an Assistant Professor at the Animal Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños. He holds an MS and a PhD in Entomology and Nematology from the University of Florida, U.S.A. Jade has published papers on Southeast Asian Lepidoptera specifically in the Philippines, and he is the President of the Philippine Lepidoptera Butterflies and Moths, Inc. (PhiLep).

40,000 words approx.
300 photos

Jade Aster T. Badon
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1,150
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia (3rd Edition)

  • ISBN 978-7-973679-09-5
  • 78 x 72.8 cm
  • 776pages
  • 0.24 kg
  • Paperback, 2021

This fully revised and updated 3rd edition of A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia is an easy-to-use identification guide to 264 snake species most commonly found in Southeast Asia (covering Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali), and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers snake topography, how to deal with snake bites and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the snakes of Southeast Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2020 and its status in each country.

300 photographs
280 species
2 color maps

lndraneil Das
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1,000
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia (3rd Edition)

  • ISBN 978-7-973679-09-5
  • 18 x 12.8 cm
  • 176 pages
  • 0.24 kg
  • Paperback, 2019

Photographic identification guide to 286 native and introduced species of tree, shrub and palm most commonly seen in Southeast Asia which is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality images from the region’s top nature photographers including bark, flower and fruit details are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features, distribution and ecology, as well as uses, where relevant. The user-friendly introduction covers climate seasonality, urban habitats, tree diversity in Southeast Asia and an explanation of the classification system.

40,000 words approx.
300 photographs

Saw Leng Guan
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1,450
The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia

  • ISBN 978-7-972087-52-3
  • 21 x 14.8 cm
  • 404 pages
  • Paperback, 2019

Southeast Asia has a vast diversity of birdlife, comprising roughly one fifth of the world’s 10,000 living species, and of which over 850 are endemic, making the region a richly rewarding destination for birdwatchers. This fully illustrated guide describes the 125 best bird watching sites for viewing both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timar Leste. Alongside a map of each area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. Other sections cover access and possible accommodation, as well as important indicators to conservation issues. A fact file for each site lists the nearest town; the type of habitat; key lowland, montane and winter species to be seen as well as other wildlife specialities, and the best time to visit. The book is edited by Yong Ding Li and Low Bing Wen who have brought together a team of contributors, each with in-depth experience of the sites presented.

120,000 words approx.
1,000 photographs + 125 location maps

Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen
John Beaufoy Publishing

P1,450
Birds of Downtown Davao City Volumes 1 & 2 

  • Paperback, 2019

A 2-volume book set written by bird photographer covering wild birds found in Davao City and nearby sites.

Martin Y. Pineda
T’boli Publishing and Distribution

P950/P1,100
Boiled Green Bananas, Folk Tales, and the Business of Governance

  • Paperback/Hardbound, 2020

From former National Treasurer and DepEd Secretary Leonor “Liling” Magtolis Briones comes a book of published columns reflecting her mastery of fiscal matters and governance, and insights into national issues and events.

Leonor Magtolis Briones
Kaakbay Publishing

P750
Faith, Duty and Country: The Multi-level Passions of Leonor Magtolis Briones

  • Hardbound, 2020

The book, “Faith, Duty and Country: The Multi-level Passions of Leonor Magtolis Briones” written by Proserpina Domingo Tapales unfolds how Liling Briones faced life’s challenges with passion. Liling is one of UP National College of Public Administration and Governance’s revered professors. Beyond the academe, however, she made a name in the government bureaucracy, where she puts her theory into practice. All her achievements in life were propelled by her deep commitment to everything she does.

Proserpina Domingo Tapales
CLCD – Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy

P350/P5OO
Awakening on the Edge of Darkness

  • Paperback/Hardbound, 2020

This book from Leonardo “Ka Nards” Nicdao is an account of political activists who were led into darkness at noon and into the abyss of hatred, bigotry and egotism: a condition of non-acceptance of ideological, political and organizational mistakes, considering oneself right on all aspects of social life and politics, economy, and culture.

Leonardo “Ka Nards” Nicdao
Kaakbay Publishing

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