The Birdbooker Report 13

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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.


    Mearns, Barbara and Richard. John Kirk Townsend: Collector of Audubon's Western Birds and Mammals. 2007. Mearns Books. Hardcover: 389 pages. Price: $108.00 U.S. [Amazon: $151.36]. SUMMARY: Covers the life and travels of John Kirk Townsend (1809-1851).

Sample Page (left) and book cover (right).

New and Recent Titles:

  • Bell, Brian H. and Gregory Kennedy. Birds of Washington State. 2006. Lone Pine Publishing. Paperback: 384 pages. Price: $21.95 U.S. [Amazon: $14.93]. SUMMARY: An easy to use guide to the birds of Washington State. [read GrrlScientist's review of this title].
  • Francis, Charles M. A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia. 2008. Princeton University Press. Hardbound: 392 pages. Price: $55.00 U.S. [Amazon: $35.20]. SUMMARY: The first field guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia.
  • Heinrich, Bernd. Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds. 2006. Harper Perennial. Paperback: 400 pages. Price: $14.95 U.S. [Amazon: $10.17]. SUMMARY: This edition has 20 extra pages of new text.
  • Kohler, Robert E. All Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850-1950. 2006. Princeton University Press. Hardbound: 363 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S. [Amazon: $29.90]. SUMMARY: A nice companion book to this week's Featured Title.
  • Steadman, David W. Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. 2006. The University of Chicago Press. Paperback: 594 pages. Price: $45.00 U.S. [Amazon: $39.30]. SUMMARY: The author reconstructs the past avian world of Tropical Pacific Islands. [GrrlScientist note: GAH! I MUST HAVE this book! This is a must-read book for me, and it's also a book that I'd love to review on my site! Hopefully, I will manage to get a review copy in the next week or so].
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