Birdbooker Report 11

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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 "Birdbooker" Paulsen, which lists bird and natural history books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.


    Chiappe, Luis M. Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds. 2007. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hardbound: 263 pages. Price: $74.50 U.S. [Amazon: $60.40]. SUMMARY: An up-to-date review of Mesozoic bird evolution.

New and Recent Titles:

  • Armstrong, Robert H. Guide to the Birds of Alaska, 5th edition. 2008. Alaska Northwest Books. Paperback: 360 pages. Price: $26.95 U.S. [Amazon: $17.79]. SUMMARY: A photographic guide to the birds of Alaska.
  • Barthlott, Wilhelm, Stefan Porembski, Rudiger Seine, and Inge Theisen. The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation. 2007. Timber Press. Hardcover: 224 pages. Price: $39.95 U.S. [Amazon: $26.37]. SUMMARY: A well illustrated introduction to carnivorous plants.
  • Brinkley, Edward S. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America. 2007. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Paperback: 529 pages. Price: $19.95 U.S. [Amazon: $13.57]. SUMMARY: A nice photographic guide to North American birds.
  • Chantler, Phil. Swifts: A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World, 2nd edition. 2000. Yale University Press. Hardbound: 272 pages. Price: $55.00 U.S. [Amazon: $55.00]. SUMMARY: Another title in the Yale/Princeton/Helm series of bird families monographs.
  • Rosenthal, Elizabeth J. Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. 2008. The Lyons Press. Hardbound: 437 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: A detailed biography of Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996).
  • Snyder, Noel F.R. An Alternative Hypothesis for the Cause of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker's Decline. 2007. Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. Paperback: 58 pages. Price: $25.00 U.S. SUMMARY: Presents an interesting hypothesis for the extinction of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
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