Birdbooker Report 14

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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 ecology, environment, natural history and bird books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.


    Rodd, Tony and Jennifer Stackhouse. Trees: A Visual Guide. 2008. University of California Press. Hardcover: 304 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: A nicely illustrated introduction to the biology of trees.

New and Recent Titles:

  • Attenborough, David (with Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos). Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery. 2007. Yale University Press. Hardcover: 223 pages. Price: $37.50 U.S. [Amazon: $24.75]. SUMMARY: Explores early natural history art.
  • Currie, Philip J., Eva B. Koppelhus, Martin A. Shugar, and Joanna L. Wright (editors). Feathered Dragons: Studies on the Transition from Dinosaurs to Birds. 2004. Indiana University Press. Hardbound: 361 pages. Price: $49.95 U.S. [Amazon: $39.96]. SUMMARY: Discusses Bambiraptor and other recent discoveries in the study of dinosaur-bird evolution.
  • Jacobson, Arthur Lee. Trees of Seattle: 2nd edition. 2006. Self-published. Paperback: 492 pages. Price: $28.95 U.S. SUMMARY: The second edition of this useful guide to Seattle's trees.
  • Jacobson, Arthur Lee. Wild Plants of Greater Seattle: 2nd edition. 2008. Self-published. Paperback: 496 pages. Price: $ 24.95 U.S. SUMMARY: This field guide covers both native and introduced plants of the Seattle area.
  • Klingle, Matthew. Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle. 2007. Yale University Press. Hardcover: 344 pages. Price: $30.00 U.S. [Amazon: $19.80]. SUMMARY: Discusses the urban environmental history of Seattle.
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