More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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But bears can be sensitive creatures, as well, and some of the best parts of the book are when McMullan describes himself, alone in nature, in silent contemplation and observation, being attentive to the concentric rings of energy he radiates as he walks, or sits. (He’s

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The most important book about European birds in this century

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And ten years later, I found my name among the data providers in this magnificent book – possibly the most important ornithological publication in Europe in the 21st century, so far. This book has an imposing presence on every desk: a 24 × 31 cm / 9.4

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Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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This is the charm of Lima’s book. The book focuses on two listing events: her 2012 Louisiana Big Year and her 2016 Louisiana 300 Year. The book is structured in a way that made much more sense after I read it than as I was reading it. Reviews big year book review louisian

The Bird Way: A Book Review

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It was a pleasure to make these observations at the same time I was reading The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think , Jennifer Ackerman’s new book about the diversity and complexity of bird behavior. Many popular science books have neither.

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“Earth’s Wild Music”: a book review

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A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. But despite what one might have hoped and expected, the book isn’t about the sounds of nature, not really.

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A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

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His second book on migration is a tale of many birds and many research studies all connected by the theme of migration and by his thoughtful narrative voice. and helps direct the Northeast Motus Collaboration, a nanotag tracking project described in his book.

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The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

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2019), and now this book. 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.). The book is structured cinematically. Reviews book review falcons

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Earth Day Book Review 2021

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Six books to celebrate the planet’s biodiversity and conservation. The post Earth Day Book Review 2021 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Our Nature Reads

Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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” The book in question is Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide , edited and written by Sebastian K. The guide covers 1,433 species, the number of birds documented at the end of 2014, the cutoff point for the book. Front and Back of the Book and More.

Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

10,000 Birds

The book offers numerous facts about many species, findings of hundreds of research projects, notes on trends and exceptions from the norm, but little that captures the poetry of winter bird behavior or ignites a passion for change. The book is organized logically by seasonality.

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Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

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The last time a Julie Zickefoose book was reviewed on this blogsite, the piece began by saying “This is going to be a rave review.” That sentence will do for this review and this book, too: it’s unavoidable. These women, who are all, evidently, sane or close enough to pass, write books, quite good books, about themselves and their charges. On a couple of different levels, this is a wonderful story and a terrific book.

2019 163

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. I hesitated because a 496-page book about two skulky neotropical bird groups is a little intimidating. It’s a fairly large book considering the limited subject matter. I also wondered if a book like this would be of interest to 10,000 Birds readers. But, then again, this is an artist and photographer who has illustrated and co-written books on sparrows and moths!

2019 163

What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

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Fortunately, with a prescience that’s a little scary, David Allen Sibley has created a book perfect for beginning birders (and the rest of us): What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why.

2020 219

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.** There’s been a lot of excitement about this book. Pete Dunne has written and co-written 21 books (by my count, Wikipedia needs to update its entry!) This is their second co-authored book. Its simplicity echoes the book’s title, full of promises that birders’ dreams are made of. Additional Back-of-the-Book Sections.

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New book

Environmental Economics

From the preface of  Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values : Recognizing the critical importance of benefit transfer and the breadth of associated scholarly and policy work, this book has been designed to provide a comprehensive review of transfer methods, issues, and challenges, covering topics relevant to both researchers and practitioners across different continents.

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Book Picks: Nighthawk’s Wing

Nature Conservancy - Science

The post Book Picks: Nighthawk’s Wing appeared first on Cool Green Science. A mystery series for nature lovers. Ideas Birds Natural History Our Nature Reads

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The Book of Trees – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Book of Trees by Piotr Socha (Author), Wojciech Grajkowski (Author) Published by Thames and Hudson (Big Books) (13 Sept. This book, by the award-winning author Piotr Socha, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day. A very nice and informative, and beautifully color-illustrated book, that should especially be interesting for younger readers.

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

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because, if the film rights to this book have not been snapped up yet, Hollywood is making a huge mistake) (c) Will I ever see a Blakiston’s Fish Owl? This book is the story of his search for his grail and what he does with it and why, a quest that took place from 2005 to 2010 in the Russian province of Primorye. But who would expect that the most exciting part of this book would be the section on using radio transmitters? Reviews book review owls

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Bird Books for Children: From Colors & Shapes to Discovering Central Park

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It’s never too late or too early to buy a children’s book about birds. It’s been a few years since my last roundup of children’s bird books, and children’s book writers, illustrators and publishers continue to produce picture books that feature avian protagonists. My interest here is on books that introduce children, from toddler age to first grade, to birds as wild creatures they can observe and enjoy. First, the board books.

2019 166

Cool Green Fall Book Review

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Six nature and science books to entertain or inspire you when you need it. The post Cool Green Fall Book Review appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Our Nature Reads

2020 72

Beats the Beltway: a review of Bruce Beehler’s book “Natural Encounters”

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The travels in his most recent book Natural Encounters: Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons are more limited — to the eastern part of the United States, mostly Washington, D.C. Birding Birds Reviews book review

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Cool Green Summer Book Review

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Butterflies, wildflowers, mongooses and more: new nature books reviewed. Ideas Our Nature Reads

2020 77

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

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Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a little further: Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City , by P. This is a book about the Bronx?!” They wrote books and published research.

2020 185

Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

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This is the book you will want to give to everyone in your life who has said ‘I’d like to bird too, but ….(fill Not only is Nate a birding and blogging colleague, but Mike Bergin, 10,000 Birds co-publisher, has written the Foreword and I have been threatened with all sorts of birder-type punishment if I give this book a bad review. But, as we say in the book review world, you can’t keep a critical mind down. All excellent books. The book starts with “Why Birds?”

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New book

Environmental Economics

This book is a follow-up to The End of Abundance (2011), but: I wrote it from scratch (no editing/revision of the old book). It has ideas that I have not explored or explained here (this is not a tease -- it was just easier to describe them in the book). It's shorter, cheaper and snappier than my earlier book. You can buy the book in paperback ($10), Kindle ($4.99) and PDF ($5).

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Sprout Lands – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

William Bryant Logan traveled from the English fens to Spain, California and Japan to rediscover and celebrate what was once a common and practical ecology – finding hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach, and the reader can travel with him on that journey through the book. I found this book very easy to read and times it felt like reading a novel in that one did not want to put the book down.

2019 135

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2020

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Seven nature, science and conservation books perfect for a gift – or escapist reading. The post The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2020 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Our Nature Reads

2020 77

Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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For endangered species, red and gray tabs at the top of the page indicate level of threatened status from the IUCN and the Libro Rogo de los Vertebrados Cubanos (Red Data Book for Cuban Vertebrates). The book includes lots of space for Notes. Actually, I thought I could press it and hear a bird call, till I remembered that this was a book not a web page.). I bought my volume from Buteo Books, but it is no longer listed on their website.). Reviews book review Cuba

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Baby Bird Books, Little Bird Books

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Jake’s favorite before-bedtime book when he was just a bit younger was Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, a picture book I had picked up at a nature center. By the middle of the book, Jake and his younger brother Zach would be chiming in, “I want my mommy,” and when Mama Owl finally return, they would rejoice along with the owlets. It turns out that there are quite a few children’s books that feature baby birds, often owls, looking for their moms.

2012 205

Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

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Her lively block prints adorn calendars, note cards, puzzles, and children’s books, very much in the popular tradition of beloved minimalist Charley Harper. It’s a fun book, offering ideas for projects and, most importantly for me, new ways to observe birds and their natural world. ” They are continued throughout the book, interwoven with the images and commentary. It’s an interesting way to teach within a book. Reviews bird art book review

2019 167

Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Open-source and open-source design, aka open design, can make a difference on so many levels, both for the Planet and for the people, and there more that those sixty projects that are listed in the books worldwide at the moment and more coming “on stream” all the time. A most interesting book and read for anyone interested in socially and environmentally conscious design and especially open-source and open design.

2019 136

Birding in Greece – birdfinder book review

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True, because of higher precipitation, more luxurious vegetation and higher diversity of altitudes and habitats, east Macedonia and Thrace may offer better birding and a longer bird list, but for those, there is a more informative new book, Birdwatching in Northern Greece – a site guide by Steve Mills (2011, 2nd edition). However, I still wanted a book that would cover the entire country and give me the big picture. Reviews birdfinder books Greece

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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

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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. 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. The process itself was easier to use than playing a DVD while reading a book.

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The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

The book, handsome and hefty, is meant to “commemorate and amplify” the Year of the Bird initiative –but it’s a self-celebration of sorts, too. Much of the book, most of it, consists of full-page photos with identifying captions and some interspersed prose. Its magazine began publication then, too, with the first photographs appearing (over the protests of some board members, who didn’t want their journal being turned into “a picture book”) in 1906.

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

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And the book is about much more, ripple effects from what happens when part of a living thing becomes the central ingredient to a highly visual, social, profitable business. More examples, shown in the book and online (just search for ‘hats’ and ‘egrets’ and you’ll find articles from NPR , the Smithsonian , and Audubon ), show delicate to huge creations adorned, sometimes overwhelmed with plumes, colorful teased feathers, and even the actual bodies of birds.

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Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

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They are striking, as one would expect from a book about South African mammals, reptiles and amphibians, with many images illustrating behavior and identification features as well as the animal in its habitat. I was surprised that while the recommended sources for information on birds was limited to Barnes’ forthcoming book, Birds of Kruger National Park, co-authored with Ken Behrens. Perhaps there will be additional recommendations in the book itself, due out June 2017.

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Walter’s Book Now Available

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Walter Kitundu, who loyal readers will remember as an excellent Beat Writer here on 10,000 Birds , has a new e-book available. News books iBooks It is studded with the wonderful images that his fans will surely associate with him and is well worth checking out. You can get Bird Knowledge: Little Life Lessons Learned from Birds on the iTunes store here.

2013 148

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification Guide?A Book Review

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Type it in and you’ll find articles about a showy South African plant, trailers for two films (one of which was pre-Code and apparently created a sensation), eleven novels, a romance novel series, an animated children’s film, socks, and no less than nine coloring books.

2020 219

Churchill & Orwell – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Today probably more than ever Orwell's books “Animal Farm” and “1984” are important. This is a book for anyone interested in politics, especially how today's neo-liberalism is headed towards a totalitarian system, by increments in such a way that most people do not even realize it and call anyone pointing this out conspiracy theorists. book review Churchill Orwell politicsReview by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Churchill & Orwell – The Fight For Freedom by Thomas E.

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The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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Johnson smartly starts off with the two obsessions that are at the core of the book–an intriguing description of Rist breaking into the museum (we’re not told the why, just the how, which is pretty impressive because it’s done so amateurishly and successfully) followed by Johnson himself learning about the theft several years later from his fly fishing guide, Spencer Seim, while casting for trout in New Mexico. Seriously, this book is crying out for a movie treatment!).

2018 116

Birding By Impression: A Book Review

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Karlson and Dale Rosselet in Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds, the latest addition to the Peterson Reference Guide series and a book likely to revive the continuing discussion about the merits of GISS (the term used in the book, as opposed to the popular jizz ) versus traditional bird identification. The result is a different kind of book. Still, there are parts of the BBI approach as presented in this book that seem strange.

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

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The full title of this exceptional book by Marie Read is Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior. In this new book, she puts everything she has learned in over 30 years of wildlife photography down in writing. The first half of the book (there are sixteen chapters) covers technical topics–equipment essentials, focusing and image sharpness, light, exposure, and composition. Book Design & Formats.

2019 169

Birds and People: A Book Review

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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. Still, I found it a little disjointing that a book has been written about our relationship with birds. So, I just sit here, amazed at this book. He started working on Birds and People in January 2007, according to the book’s web site, and the project ultimately took six years.

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