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.

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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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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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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.

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

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.

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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 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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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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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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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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The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

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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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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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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Spear & Jackson Select Stainless 3-Piece Mini Tools Set – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

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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.

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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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The Scent of Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The scent of time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering By Byung-Chul Han Published 1st September 2017 by Polity Books (Part of Wiley) Paperback 146 pages Price: £9.99 book review green living living simple living slow life spirituality

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Abundant Living – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

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Mokuru – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This new toy is expected to overtake fidget spinners to become the next big craze – a fidget stick.

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

10,000 Birds

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

10,000 Birds

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

Charlie Dimmock Multipurpose Garden Scissors – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

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

Pets Aplenty – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Pets Aplenty by Malcolm D. I laughed a great deal with the first book that I reviewed by this author, namely “Pets in a Pickle” but this one has topped it. book review Malcolm Welshman Pets Aplenty

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GROW – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) GROW : A Family Guide to Growing Fruit & Veg by Ben Raskin Published Leaping Hare Press February 2017 (in association with the Soil Association) Hardcover: 48 pages - 15 x 2.2

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Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

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The Communist Manifesto – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Originally published February 21, 1848 “There is still a compulsive quality to its prose as it provides insight after insight into the society in which we live, where it comes from and where its going to.

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Bottle Pen – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Stationery Show 2014 in London, I know, is already a few months past and alas I only now am getting around to doing this review. Bottle Pen Enveco Ltd product review product test

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.

One Magic Square – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One Magic Square Grow your own food on one square metre by Lolo Houbein 368 pages Hardback, 20 x 20 cm Published by: Green Books, 5th February 2015 Price: £19.99 book review Green Books green living Lolo Houbein One Magic Square

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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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Twist & Spout – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

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

Binocular Review: Opticron’s Traveller BGA ED 8X32

10,000 Birds

… Opticron advertises on 10,000 Birds and provided the binoculars for review. Though we do our best not to let such things effect our reviews, readers should take into account those facts when judging the objectivity of this review. … Reviews binoculars Opticron

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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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Learning with Nature – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Learning with Nature A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities By Marina Robb, Victoria Mew and Anna Richardson Published by Green Books, 29th January 2015 Paperback, 208 pages, 210mm x 210mm ISBN: 9780857842398 Price: £17.99

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Keira Watering Can – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Keira watering can is of a very snazzy and funky design which is beautiful but also practical and useable. product test garden tools gardening tools product review Keira watering can

Opinel pocketknives – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The pocketknives made by La Coutellerie OPINEL in France are a cut above the rest for less money than most.

New review guidelines

Environmental Economics

I'm taking this one seriously: President-Elect Mr. Donald Trump has tweeted that he will require all reviewers for all journals and grant agencies to end all reviews with the word “Sad!”. Trump tweeted that all reviewers should be required to select the wording for their reviews from an approved list of words. On occasion, reviewers will be allowed to say “Snowflake” and “Classy”. And could we just tweet out our reviews?

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