| ||"…this book is so good that one has to struggle not to write an absolute eulogy and risk being accused of being paid or being related to the author. It is simply excellent in everything that it does. It is well written, full of relevant facts and backed by superb photographs. It is a book to refer to and to treasure for a long time."
John Hatch, South Australian Ornithologist, Vol 35 No 7, November 2009
"The photographs of albatrosses, of which there are over 400, are superb. I doubt whether those who have studied these birds have ever seen them quite the same. The accompanying text is personal and relaxingly informative with cross-references to other sections of considerable information within the book. The photographs are not just of albatrosses and their courting behaviour, they tell you much more.
It is rare to be able to browse through a book admiring photographs of bird and where they live, while being gently led by the text to the many pioneering studies they have stimulated, to reach a final broad appreciation of their lives. This is achieved in this remarkable book."
Durno Murray, Corella Vol 33, 2009
"…visually stunning, exemplifying a 'coffee table' book of the highest print quality and including over 400 exceptional photographs of albatrosses and their habitats…the book is a well-researched and highly readable digest of past and recent studies of albatross biology and ecology..."
Richard A Phillips, IBIS, 2009
"…a 'must have' on the coffee table of any seabird enthusiast…albatross are magnificent and this book shows it."
Roger Kirkwood, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Emu Vol.109, 2009
"This is a beautifully presented, larger format, hardcover book, something that is both a pleasure to browse and read. The bulk of the photographs are by Tui de Roy and these are superb…"
The Victorian Naturalist, June 2009
"At $49.95, the book is worth buying for the collection of photographs alone. They are of high quality, both artistically and for their reproduction and illustrate all extant taxa of albatrosses in glorious detail. Within this section and elswehere in the book are excellent descriptions of the remote islands on which these birds nest; I’m not sure one could find a more complete collection of such information in any other book."
Richard Veit, Waterbirds, March 2009
"There is no doubt that this is an outstanding book about a subject that very few of us have the opportunity to get close to. The book is profusely illustrated with magnificent photographs . . . this book is actually two books: A glossy coffee table book and a serious scientific compendium of our current knowledge of albatrosses."
Walter Stern (WA Naturalist News, December 2008)
"This is a beautifully presented, large format, hardcover book, something that is both a pleasure to browse and read . . . it provides a window into the lives of albatross that surprisingly few get to appreciate."
Dr Rohan Clarke (The Bird Observer, December 2008)
"Albatross takes the reader into the remote world of these seabirds through stunning photographs showing every species in amazing detail . . . this book is one of a few which really takes you into the world of the albatross. A must for all nature lovers."
Nick Murray, Biologist (Wildlife Australia magazine, Summer 2008)
"This book on these iconic seabirds is well worth buying for the stunning photography alone, to say nothing of De Roy's elegant and evocative prose. For anyone even moderately interested in these wonderful birds, the wild places in which they live, and the processes, both natural and human-induced, that threaten their very existence, Albatross: Their World, Their Ways, is highly recommended."
David Hair, School of the Linnean Society of NSW, September 2008
"De Roy's photographs are simply and breathtakingly glorious and the text is of the highest quality."
Ian Fraser, Recent Natural History Publications periodical #11, 2008