The Atlas of Birds is an inspiring potpourri of bird information! This book was not written for just birders, but for everyone. It is not an encyclopedia on every known bird species, but more of a coffee table book providing a beautiful glimpse at the wonderfully diverse world of birds: where they live, how they live, how people interact with birds, and relevant discussions about the need for bird conservation. The maps, illustrations, and photographs are really cool and invite you to read on.
This would be a great book to have in every school across the world to galvanize youth toward the love of birds and nature.
It lists for $22.95, but you can get it online for as little as $14.89.