The BirdBooker Report 4: Notes on Bird (and Natural History) Books

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"One cannot have too many good bird books"
--Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927).

Here's this week's issue of the Birdbooker Report by Ian Paulsen, which lists bird and natural history books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.


    Chang, Mee-mann, Editor-in-Chief. The Jehol Fossils: The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants. 2008. Academic Press. Hardbound: 208 pages. Price: $69.95 US [Amazon: $63.20]. SUMMARY: This coffee table book is richly illustrated with color pictures (mostly photos of fossil specimens) of the fossils of the Jehol region of China.

New and Recent Titles:

  1. Adovasio, J.M., Olga Soffer, and Jake Page. The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory. 2007. Smithsonian Books/Collins. Hardbound: 302 pages. Price: $26.95 US [Amazon: $17.79]. SUMMARY: Discusses the "hidden" roles women played in human prehistory.
  2. Bjornstad, Bruce. On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin. 2006 (2nd printing 2008). Keokee Books. Paperback: 308 pages. Price: $19.00 US [Amazon: $19.00]. SUMMARY: Details the Pleistocene floods of Eastern Washington State.
  3. Elbroch, Mark with Eleanor Marks. Bird Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species. 2001. Stackpole Books. Paperback: 456 pages. Price: $34.95 US [Amazon: $23.07]. SUMMARY: Think of this book as CSI for Birders.
  4. Peeters, Hans. Field Guide to Owls of California and the West. 2007. University of California Press. Paperback: 326 pages. Price: $19.95 US [Amazon: $13.57]. SUMMARY: This book will be useful in Eastern USA and Canada.
  5. Smith, Andrew T. and Yan Xie, Editors. A Guide to the Mammals of China. 2008. Princeton University Press. Hardbound: 544 pages. Price: $60.00 US [Amazon: $37.80]. SUMMARY: The only single volume guide book to the mammals of China.

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