The Birdbooker Report 12

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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.


    Hölldobler, Bert and Edward O. Wilson. The Ants. 1990. Belknap/Harvard University Press. Hardbound: 732 pages. Price: $108.50 U.S. [Amazon: $86.60]. SUMMARY: This title was the winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Image on the left: Bert Hölldobler (left) and Edward O. Wilson (right).

New and Recent Titles:

  • Backshall, Steve. Venomous Animals of the World. 2008. Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardbound: 160 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S. [Amazon: $25.55]. SUMMARY: A continent by continent overview of the World's venomous animals.
  • Buckman, Robert. Human Wildlife: The Life That Lives On Us. 2003. Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback: 203 pages. Price: $22.95 U.S. [Amazon: $16.98]. SUMMARY: This book is definitely NOT for the squeamish!
  • Geering, Andrew, Lindsay Agnew and Sandra Harding. Shorebirds of Australia. 2007. CSIRO Publishing (distributed in the U.S. by Stylus Publishing). Paperback: 242 pages. Price: $43.95 U.S. [Amazon: $49.93]. SUMMARY: Covers the 55 regularly occurring shorebird species of Australia.
  • Hölldobler, Bert and Edward O. Wilson. Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration. 1994. Belknap/Harvard University Press. Paperback: 228 pages. Price: $27.50 U.S. [Amazon: $13.73]. SUMMARY: A companion book to this week's Featured Title.
  • Kingdon, Jonathan. The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals. 2004. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 272 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S. [Amazon: $16.47]. SUMMARY: This compact field guide covers all the land mammals of Africa.
  • Thompson III, Bill. The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. 2008. Houghton Mifflin. Paperback: 256 pages. Price: $14.95 U.S. [Amazon: $10.46]. SUMMARY: A field guide to 200 Eastern North American birds, written for kids ages 8 and up.
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