More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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The post More Birds Than Bullets: a book review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Birds Reviews book reviewA cheeky lad, Geoffrey McMullan was regularly subjected to brutal discipline at his English boarding school.

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Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

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” Sounds a bit like a Grey-eyed Bulbul once took away the girlfriend of an eBird reviewer, doesn`t it? The post Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed.

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

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The post A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews bird migration book reviewAsk any birder–migration is joy.

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The Bird Way: A Book Review

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The post The Bird Way: A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews Bird Behavior book reviewOne good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

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

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So, when I was offered the opportunity to review a new identification guide on mushrooms, I was happy to do it. I will be reviewing the guide as a novice in the field of mushroom identification, asking if this is a guide that a beginner could use.

The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

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The post The Falcon Thief: A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review falconsSeptember 2017, Cerrado, Brazil.

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Landfill by Tim Dee: Review

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The post Landfill by Tim Dee: Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review books gulling gullsI have visited my local landfill for the last seven years, usually several times per winter, only to recently stumble upon a book called the Landfill! While I have written several blogs on the topic (e.g., here and here ), Tim Dee devoted an entire book to it and I just had to read it. “‘I haven’t met people who say, I quite like gulls.

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The Green Samaritan

As far as products and reviews, we were impressed with how Nordgreen spends their time and efforts on the watches they offer and the positive steps they are taking in terms of sustainability.

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Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

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Portillo Padua’s previous documentary, the 2012 Diario a Tres Voces, was well reviewed and made the festival circuit, but it was of the creative, personal documentary subspecies. The post Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews film review; Rio GrandeThe first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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–especially when reviewing books like A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia or Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds. They are incredibly beautiful and I wish I could exhibit more in this review. Reviews book review penguinsPenguins!

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Earth Day Book Review 2021

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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The same is true of Guide to the Birds of Honduras , which I reviewed in 2018 and which was also a grassroots project (though Birds of Bolivia obtained greater support from large birding organizations). Reviews Bolivia book review field guide

Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

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The post Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review winterHere are some of the things I learned reading Birds in Winter: .

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Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, by John Kricher — a review

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As he says, this requires a “muscular cloaca,” such as the one the Puffin, below, is showing off; perhaps that photograph is an appropriate way to end this review: __. Photographs in this review are taken from the Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior.

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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. The post Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews Blue jays book review wildlife rehabilitators

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

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Look at the Swallow page shown in the beginning of this review: there is a comparison of Barn Swallow and Cliff Swallow nests; silhouettes of a Barn Swallow in flight; a skeleton of a Barn Swallow, bones stronger and stiffer than humans but not, surprisingly, heavier.

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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. One of the reasons I wanted to review Antpittas and Gnateaters was that I was curious about whether it could stand as a model for future bird family books. The post Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Reviews antpittas book reviewAntpittas and Gnateaters by Harry F.

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

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When you review the system, it makes perfect sense: falcons are placed with hawks, nightjars are next to owls, and grebes are close to ducks, rather than separated from them by quail and grouse. Birding Reviews book review field guide

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

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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. 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. The post Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Root Pouch – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I encountered Root Pouch for the first time at the Garden Press Event 2020 in the beginning of March that year and it immediately, for me, ticked a number of boxes in the green department.

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Birding Without Borders: A Review

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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 StryckerBIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. By Noah Strycker. Houghton Mifflin, 352 pp., $27. ISBN 978-0-544-55814-4.

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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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This is why they made digital books (and, in fact, this is what I read for my review). The post Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review owlsHere are some of the questions that were running through my mind as I read Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl : (a) Is ornithological research always this dangerous? (b)

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

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Ordinarily an assiduous reviewer would locate the Halle book, read it, and then draw, as part of his review, whatever interesting comparisions between the two books might avail. This is Beehler’s tenth book; the last one, North on the Wing, was previously reviewed here. . .

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

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In May, I reviewed Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition. Both of these very brief essays gave essential context to old and new readers (and reviewers). Many thanks to HMH for providing review copies. Reviews book review field guides

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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. coffee cup green living plastic plastic pollution Plastic Waste product review waste

ARS long-reach pruner ? Product review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The ARS-160-0.6 long-reach pruner is a cut and hold snipper, ideally suited for pruning of roses, for instance, but also for other tasks, including harvesting certain crops.

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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. Thorough review of bird specimens from across Central America, as well as a review of ornithological literature, is what gives me an understanding of what needs to be said, and inspires me to get to the drawing board. 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.

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

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And, a s I said in the beginning of this review, they spent their lives exploring the habitats and documenting the birds residing in and migrating through the Bronx, New York City and Long Island. Reviews book review New York CityHappy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers!

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Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

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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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Cool Green Summer Book Review

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

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Good as that line is, it would be wrong to use it in a review of Accidentals , the new novel by Susan M. Much of the book is devoted to explicating the intertwined relations of Alejandra’s family and Lili’s, about which a review should not reveal too much.

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Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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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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Murder Most Wildfowl: A Review of “A Dance of Cranes” by Steve Burrows

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The post Murder Most Wildfowl: A Review of “A Dance of Cranes” by Steve Burrows appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds Reviews book review Whooping CranesSince the last notice of him on this blogsite (in June 2018), Steve Burrows has published two more novels in his terrific “Birder Murder” series, the fifth and sixth – respectively, A Tiding of Magpies and, now the latest, A Dance of Cranes. This is good news, and especially so for birders.

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

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In some cases, Hashimoto presents both water color and block print images, such as the block print of a male Wood Duck shown at the beginning of this review, colorfully dramatic, and the watercolor below, more subtle and atmospheric in its use of line and hue. The post Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews bird art book reviewI first encountered Molly Hashimoto’s bird art in California.

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Cool Green Fall Book Review

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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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. Having received my review sample I have to say that it is – in my opinion – a brilliant idea and probably beats any recycling of single-side printed paper and so many pages come as just that.

Review: Sparrow by Kim Todd

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

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In addition, the sections review habitat; behavior, including predation, daily routine, food and foraging, and breeding; vocalizations; migration (or, lack of); and conservation. Reviews birds of paradise book review bowerbirds

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Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

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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!” and everyone ran to Lori’s side of the plane. It’s a wonder we didn’t go into a tailspin from the sudden weight re-distribution.

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Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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The post Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews eagles film reviewThe Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission.

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The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

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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 geographicIn the e-era now, print magazines are going the way of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Take a moment, then, to give thanks for the remaining good ones, the primary example being National Geographic.

"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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ARS-UVR-32PRO – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ARS-UVR-32PRO from Sorbus International Pro pruning saw with sheath, curved blade 4mm pitch, rubber grip. Blade high-Carbon Steel with hard-chrome plating. Curvature ground teeth (SUPER TURBOCUT®) and impulse hardened. 4mm tooth pitch with 1.5 mm tooth thickness. Blade length 320 mm and overall length 480 mm with a weight of 430 grams.

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