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!

Birds of Cambodia Review

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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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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.

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“Birds of Cyprus” field guide review

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The post “Birds of Cyprus” field guide review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review cyprus Europe field guide

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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. Reviews Blue jays book review wildlife rehabilitators

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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.

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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. Reviews book review gulls

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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

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Birds of Nanhui Shanghai: A Photo Book Review

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The post Birds of Nanhui Shanghai: A Photo Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews bird photography book review Shanghai

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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 Strycker

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

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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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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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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. Reviews bird art book review

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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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Huskup – Product Review

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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.

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. Accidentals is published by the ten-year old Torrey House Press, which has an impressive-looking roster of books, fiction and non-, about the outdoors and the American West, including The Plume Hunter, previously reviewed here.

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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.

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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

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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 geographic

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.

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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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The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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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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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.

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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The Australian Bird Guide: A Review

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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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The Pleasures of Collective Nouns and Murder — a Review

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Reviews book review hummingbirdsIf you like birds and you also like. Oh, wait. I already know that you like birds — that’s why you’re at this blogsite. Let me start again.

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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!”

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Sprout Lands – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan Published by W W Norton, April 2019 Hardcover 165 x 244 mm / 384 pages ISBN 9780393609417 Price: £19.99

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Paper Saver – Product Review

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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.

Futurekind – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5

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The Big Year Review

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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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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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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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Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

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

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Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

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The post Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding book review migration warblers Wind turbinesHow blessed can one guy be?

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Review of Your Backyard

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

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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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Review of Feathers

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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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Hotspur’s Revenge: A Review of Three Books

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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

2018 161

Children’s Book Review: Wake up, Woods

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A review of a beautiful new wildflower book for kids, Wake Up, Woods. Ideas Forests Our Nature Reads

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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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ARS-UVR-32PRO – Product Review

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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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