The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

wrote a lengthy article in Outside magazine (Jan. The progression could be said to echo that of an earlier book about an obsessive nature criminal, The Orchard Thief by Susan Orlean, which started out as an article in The New Yorker.). Reviews book review falcons

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

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Species accounts are organized in sequences which emphasize the grouping together of similar looking birds in similar habitats, a system started by Peterson and codified by Steve Howell and colleagues in the article “The Purpose of Field Guides: Taxonomy vs. Utility?”

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Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review

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Greeney was recommended to me as a book I HAD to review by no less than three birding friends. Voice compiles information from field articles, which ranges from simple transliterations to acoustic notations and measurements. Birding Reviews antpittas book review

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

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In a birding world that celebrates identification, there are surprisingly few articles and books on gull identification.** I would normally not attempt to identify these gulls till I had read this book again, but in the interest of good reviewing I peeked at the answers.

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Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

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Pasquier, currently an associate in the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History, has had a long career involving ornithology and art history (and apparently, picking up coins, bills and Metro cards from the streets of Manhattan, according to an article in The New Yorker ).

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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Reviewing it also brought up some questions, which will be explored throughout this review. The one on the left is from the book being reviewed here, Birds of Central America , and the plate on the right is from Birds of Peru. Reviews book review Central America field guide

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Bernd Heinrich’s new book “White Feathers” — a review

10,000 Birds

Two epigraphs open Bernd Heinrich’s White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Swallows, each so redolent of his work as a whole, not just this new book, that they deserve to be quoted, even in a mere review, in full. Birding Reviews book review nests Tree Swallows

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"Signed Peer Reviews"

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The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics' (another one that doesn't appear in RePEc rankings yet) peer reviews are not even single blind. Linwood Pendleton : One possible approach to improving peer review is to eliminate anonymity. Anonymity  Anonymity in the peer-review system is outdated. In The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, we are working to develop ways to connect editors, reviewers and authors in an open manner.

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The lead article in the March J. of Econ. Lit. is about envirodevonomics (envirodevonomics?)

Environmental Economics

We review the literature on each explanation and discuss how the framework applies to climate change, which is perhaps the most important issue at the intersection of environment and development economics. And here 't'is: Greenstone, Michael, and B. Kelsey Jack. 2015. "Envirodevonomics: "Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for an Emerging Field." " Journal of Economic Literature, 53(1): 5-42. DOI: 10.1257/jel.53.1.5. Abstract.

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The “Literature Cited” section lists the traditional print articles, books, and maps, but doesn’t include items like data sets or rare bird alerts. Every New Year, I think about what new book titles will be published, what books I will be reviewing.

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Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

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I knew that reading one chapter would not affect my critical reviewer’s opinion of the book, and Marie knew that too. This review is based on a reading of the eBook format, and I have mixed feelings about it. Reviews bird photography book review

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Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

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The answers are: (1) the definition is what the authors have decided based on their experience and knowledge of taxonomy, and (2) the terms ‘oceanic birds’ and ‘seabirds’ are interchangeable (so, I will use both in this review). Reviews book review field guide seabird

2019 183

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

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Last year I reviewed The Feather Thief , an enjoyable tale centering on the use of feathers in the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying, and how that led to the theft of priceless bird skins by one obsessed young man. Reviews book review HistoryA feather is a magical thing.

2019 154

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America: A Review by a Sparrow Fan

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My review copy (well, actually a contributor’s copy—more on that later) was waiting for me when I returned from the ABA birding tour of Thailand and Malaysia (more on that in a separate post) in early March. since I normally would receive a review copy. I like sparrows.

The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

For its part of the celebration, National Geographic has included some kind of bird topic in each of this year’s monthly issues, with its typical excellent, often stunning, photography, and an accompanying article written by the novelist Jonathan Franzen or other birder-luminary.

Have you seen Elsevier's articles of the future?

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From the inbox: With the transition from print to online publishing, the layout and presentation of scientific articles has remained relatively unchanged; still following a 350 year old format. Article of the Future is an ongoing initiative to develop the scientific article with regard to three key areas: content, context and presentation. Before then, please review the prototypes online. Places your article in the context of other available research.

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When peer review isn't

Environmental Economics

I do this because X published a paper I refereed, a paper that I considered unsuitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Even worse, they did not even bother to respond to my concerns (as is normal in the review process) before proceeding to publication. The worst part is that the author is likely to claim the paper as a "peer reviewed article" in their CV and for promotional purposes.

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The Feather Thief: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

I can’t end this review without talking about how impressed I am by Johnson’s research and documentation. Reviews book review fly tying museums

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Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

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There is an Index in the back of the book, as previously mentioned, and a bibliographic list of references of articles and books referred to in the Species Accounts. Press, 2000), and over 140 journal and magazine articles and conference proceedings. Reviews book review hawks raptors

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Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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This New York Times article summarizes the current status of travel to Cuba. Reviews book review CubaCuba is on my mind. It’s probably on your mind too, especially if you live in the United States. 26 endemics! Bee Hummingbird, the smallest hummingbird in the world! Cuban Black Hawk, split in 2007 from Common Black Hawk! Fernandina’s Flicker, a tongue-twisting alliterative name for one of the most endangered woodpeckers in the world!

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Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

This is probably the part of the review where I should talk about the fact that Corey Finger—our 10,000 Birds Corey—is one of the authors published in this collection, and how that will not deter me from writing a balanced review.

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Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—In 12 Steps: A Book Review

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Two reactions on receiving my review copy from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: (1) Small book, colorful design, (2) There really are 12 steps and they are not in the order I expected. Chiefly, these articles address issues of taxonomy, listing, and field guides.

2018 196

The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl–A Book Review

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I informed Crossley before the conversation that it would inform my review, but would not influence it.) All of these are relatively minor errors and, sadly, this is not unusual in reference publications I’ve reviewed lately. Reviews bird identification book review ducks geese

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The Joy of Bird Feeding: A Book Review by a Birder who Loves Her Feeder Birds

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So, I was excited when Scott & Nix sent me a review copy. Reviews Bird Feeding book reviewHappy Second Day of the New Year, 10,000 Birds friends! I am still in the old year as I write this.

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

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John Schmitt, who illustrated Raptors of Mexico and Central America amongst many other books and magazine articles. The post How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review

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The Nature Conservancy’s Massive New Science Article Database

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Nature Conservancy scientists publish almost 200 scientific articles each year. But how can you find these articles? But in some scientific circles, the strength of your science is measured by your publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

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The brief, excellent introduction focuses on explaining topography and bird distribution in NCA (the abbreviation used throughout the guide, and this review, for Northern Central America). Reviews book review field guide Northern Central AmericaBirds know habitat.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition: A Field Guide Review

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Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, which had just been published (and which National Geographic had kindly sent me for review). I’ll answer both questions at the end of this review. The answer takes one click (after you read this review). Reviews book review field guide

Burgon & Ball container weeder – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This container weeder, with a compact head and inwards-facing blade to protect plant stems from accidental damage, is ideal for scraping off moss, weeding and turning over the soil.

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Charlie Dimmock Multipurpose Garden Scissors – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

For all the uses for scissors in the garden see my article here. So, now to the review of The Charlie Dimmock Multipurpose Garden Scissors: Let me start first of all, if I may, with the packaging. garden scissors gardening gardening scissors gardening tools green living product review

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Twist & Spout – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Here is a brilliant concept by Italian brand Vice Versa. The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article. product review product test Twist & Spout Twist & Spout water pourer Verso Diverso

Review of Grammarly – Instant Grammar Checker

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I simply logged in, pasted my text, hit “start review”, and in seconds, I was presented with a report that showed my score from 1 to 100 (the closer to 100 I was, the fewer errors I had). reviews Grammar Grammarly Proofreading Writers Resources

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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

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But, that technology is for another article.) QR stands for Quick Response (the things I learn when I write a book review!). I was interested in reviewing this book because, although I had uploaded a QR code app last year, I’ve never used it. Reviews book review Birding being a visual and an auditory pursuit, it’s not surprising that publishers have taken advantage of the media of its day to produce bird books accompanied by CDs or DVDs.

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Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide–A Review

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He has authored Woodpeckers of Europe (2004), Birding in Eastern Europe (2006), a monograph on The Black Woodpecker (2011), and numerous popular and scholarly articles. His determination of 239 species is the result of synthesizing recent DNA research papers and reviewing checklist authority decisions worldwide; the number is larger than the last comprehensive review of woodpeckers, volume 7 of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (2002), which came in at 216 species.

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Birds and People: A Book Review

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The Select Bibliography, 13 pages of books and articles consulted and researched, is excellent but limited in that it does not include online references. Reviews Birds book review It took me a while to wrap my mind around the concept of Birds and People , Mark Cocker and David Tipling’s book that, in 592 pages, explores the intersection of just that—birds and us. I’m not sure why.

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Guide to the Birds of Honduras: A Book Review

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This was the question that was running through my head as I sat down to review Guide to the Birds of Honduras. Reviews field guide Honduras

What are you willing to pay to provide your article as open access?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: In the course of this quarter authors of JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT will have the option to pay a fee to make their article freely available to non-subscribers. In other words, authors are given the choice of making their own article Open Access, the charge for article sponsorship is $3,000. Authors can only select this option after their article has been accepted for publication.

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Birding By Impression: A Book Review

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I wish Karlson and Rosselet had cited scientific articles explaining the basics of brain psychobiology to support their ideas. Birding Reviews bird identification book reviewThere is GISS and there is Birding by Impression and they are not the same. GISS—general impression, size, shape—is intuitive, the result of an unconscious cognitive process derived from experience in the field.

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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

One of the reasons I enjoy about reviewing books is the opportunity to read titles I wouldn’t ordinarily encounter, not because they aren’t good but because they don’t fall easily into a category. Reviews book review extinct birds Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record by Errol Fuller is one of these books. Yes, it is about extinction, a popular topic in the Year of the Passenger Pigeon. But it examines extinction in a very different way.

Sustainable Happiness – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference Edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! The book is an anthology, for lack of a better word, of articles that have previously appeared in issues of the “Yes!

Fiskars SmartFit™P68 – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fiskars SmartFit™? © 2013 Full Disclosure Statement: The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article, with the exception of a sample of the product for review and which became our property.

The Eagle Huntress–A Film Review

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In articles and online commentary, Mayor argues that there have been other female eagle hunters and that there is no prohibition against female eagle hunting in Kazakh culture. Reviews film Golden Eagle kazakhs

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deliberateLIFE Magazine Issue #5 – Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) deliberateLIFE Magazine is now one year old – so let''s say Happy Birthday – and issue #5 has just hit the iPad screens and others, so to speak, and this is yet another great issue. deliberateLIFE deliberateLIFE magazine magazine review

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