Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

There are actually two types of quizzes–those in the formal Quiz and Review in the back of the book, and quizzes scattered through the Introduction and some of the species accounts, whose answers are given in a separate back-of-the-book section. Reviews book review gulls

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

10,000 Birds

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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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

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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The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

As Donna pointed out in her review of the latest (seventh) edition of the NatGeo field guide, they usually, but not always, succeed). The post The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review national geographic

Birding Without Borders: A Review

10,000 Birds

But it would be unfair for a book review to reveal how much further he got on his tally, or what his final extraordinary total was. Mark Gamin, a Cleveland lawyer and birder, is a frequent and appreciated reviewer for 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review listing Noah Strycker

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Huskup – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

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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Paper Saver – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Paper Saver is – probably – the most eco-friendly notebook ever The Paper Saver comes without paper inside, because it's meant to be stuffed with old, discarded printouts from your home office.

The Australian Bird Guide: A Review

10,000 Birds

So, I welcomed the opportunity to review The Australian Bird Guide. Scientific names have been reviewed by the Working Group on Avian Nomenclature of the International Ornithologists’ Union. Reviews Australia book review field guide

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From the Niagara Frontier: A Book Review of “Birder’s Break”

10,000 Birds

The post From the Niagara Frontier: A Book Review of “Birder’s Break” appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding book review

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Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Reviews book review Kruger NPI’ll never forget my introduction to the mammals of Kruger National Park, South Africa. We –participants of the ABA South Africa Safari—were on a small plane when one Lori Conrad looked out the window and screamed, “There are elephants down there!”

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Hotspur’s Revenge: A Review of Three Books

10,000 Birds

One of those that got a good deal of buzz last year was The Evolution of Beauty , previously given a thorough, discerning review by Donna, here. Reviews book review ecology evolutionary biology invasive species

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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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Churchill & Orwell – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Churchill & Orwell – The Fight For Freedom by Thomas E. book review Churchill Orwell politicsRicks Published 1st June 2017 Royal Hardback, £25 352 pages, with 26 b/w photographs ISBN 9780715652374 Liberty and truth have never been so topical.

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Birds of Prey of the East & Birds of Prey of the West: Review of Two Field Guides

10,000 Birds

I have quite a few on mine, but for this review I’ll focus on the major hawk guides that cover hawks regionally or for North America. Meanwhile, having proofread my review and realizing that I ignored the falcons, here is a plate of my favorite, the American Kestrel.

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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. book review trees wood

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Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Reviews book review hawks raptorsThere are birders who watch hawks and there are hawk watchers who bird.

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Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

fall down, so I will be scanning the Internet for reviews by some of our tribe’s gull experts and enthusiasts. Birding Reviews book review gullsGulls make my head spin. You know why.

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Guide to the Birds of Honduras: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

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

Review: North on the Wing by Bruce M. Beehler

10,000 Birds

Reviews bird migration book review warblers wood-warblersI have to confess that it took me some time to warm up to Bruce M. Beehler’s North on the Wing.

2018 158

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

10,000 Birds

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. Reviews bird identification book review

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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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Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

I usually put the author’s biography near the end of a review, but I wanted to get the disclaimers out of the way. 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. Reviews beginning birding book review

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The Big Year Review

10,000 Birds

Reviews movies The Big YearThe Big Year was alright. It was neither horrible nor outstanding, neither fully factual nor completely made-up, neither completely engaging nor totally alienating. I would give it a solid “B-” as a birder whether I was grading on a curve or not.

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Review of Your Backyard

10,000 Birds

I must say that I never expected us at 10,000 Birds to receive an email asking us if we wanted to review a DVD made from a company dedicated to producing “children’s nature resources (from a Creation perspective).” Reviews backyard birds video

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Review of Feathers

10,000 Birds

Full disclosure: I was provided with a review copy of Feathers by the publisher, Basic Books. Reviews books feathersFeathers are the unique ingredient when it comes to birds. Platypus have bills, bats and bugs can fly, and reptiles lay eggs, but only birds have feathers.

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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.

2018 207

Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

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! Cuban Trogon, the national bird who wears the colors of the Cuban flag!

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Growing Self-Sufficiency – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

A simple way to grow your own Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Growing Self-Sufficiency Realize your dream and enjoy producing your own fruit, vegetables, egg and meat. book review gardening green living grow your own Sally Nex self-sufficiencyEnjoy chicken, eggs, fruit, veg?

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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

Spear & Jackson Precision Snips – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spear & Jackson PRECISION SNIPS SK5 steel blades for lasting sharpness with a built-in locking catch for safe transportation and storage SRP: £6.49 garden tools gardening gardening tools green living product review product test Spear & Jackson

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The Happy Hero – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Happy Hero Solitaire Townsend Published by Unbound October 2017 Paperback 192 pages £8.99 book review green living Solitaire Townsend The Happy Hero

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What should a reviewer do when the journal increases the costs of providing a review?

Environmental Economics

It has gone down something like this: Get a review assignment from a journal. Journal sends me the paper to review via email. Can't login to submit my review. I submit my review via email. I receive an invitation to review the revised paper.

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Review of iBird Ultimate 7.2

10,000 Birds

So when we were contacted by Mitchell Waite, the creator and owner of the iBird family of apps, offering a promotional code for the new version of iBird Ultimate in return for a review I thought, why not? And having agreed to do a review I felt obligated to dig into some of the other features of the app that I hadn’t even known existed up until now. by the Mitch Waite Group in order to do this review. … Reviews apps field guide iBird

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ALDI Gardenline Foldable Saw – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ALDI Gardenline Foldable Saw Length approx. I purchased this saw, more or less, to try it out as to how it would perform and not, like often, given this as a review sample.

2018 158

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

10,000 Birds

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.

Review: Sparrow by Kim Todd

10,000 Birds

It’s a sign, I think, when I receive a book to review and realize I just bought the same book, on my own recognizance, for my own pleasure. Reviews book review books House Sparrows sparrowsAlso a sign when I spot other books by the same author on the shelf in the office of a member of my thesis committee, and on my own Christmas wish list. In this case, the signs were right. This is a good book.

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Review of Watching Sparrows

10,000 Birds

That last is sixteen-month-old Desmond trying his darnedest to say “bird!&# … Disclaimer: I was provided with review copies of several films and Bird Films has also purchased advertising on 10,000 Birds. Reviews sparrows video

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Forthcoming book review

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Thank you! Your proof corrections for AJAR - AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS : 12280 : Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique, by Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train (Eds.). Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, 319 pages, ISBN: 978-1-78643-468-5, AU$210 have been received

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"Signed Peer Reviews"

Environmental Economics

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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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

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. These allow birders to hear as well as see the birds they are studying.

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Reviewer rant follow-up

Environmental Economics

My reply: It is #2 on my list of late papers to review. I should be able to finish the review in the next two weeks. From the inbox today: Dear John: It has been three weeks since your scores were due for the manuscript entitled [title]. How is it going? We are looking forward to hearing from you. If this is unacceptable and you would like to move on to another referee, please let me know.  

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The Eagle Huntress–A Film Review

10,000 Birds

Reviews film Golden Eagle kazakhsAisholpan Nurgaiv is a graceful, rosy-cheeked 13-year old girl with a magic smile who makes living on the edge of nowhere and forever look like the easiest experience in the world.

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