tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, natural history books, ecology books
"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.
Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi. 1986. Ten Speed Press. Paperback: 959 pages. Price: $39.95 U.S. [Amazon: $26.37]. SUMMARY: A very detailed guide to North American mushrooms (with an emphasis on Californian 'shrooms).
New and Recent Titles:
Boersma, P.D., S.H. Reichard, and A.N. Van Buren (editors). Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest. 2006. University of Washington Press. Turtleback: 285 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: A guide to the invasive plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest.
Chester, Sharon. A Wildlife Guide to Chile: Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago. 2008. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 392 pages. Price: $19.95 U.S. [Amazon: $13.57]. SUMMARY: A guide to the common plants and animals of Chile.
Goodrich, Charles, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Frederick J. Swanson (editors). In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens. 2008. Oregon State University Press. Paperback: 124 pages. Price: $15.95 U.S. [Amazon: $10.85]. SUMMARY: Essays by naturalists and scientists about Mt. St. Helens.
Turner, Alan and Mauricio Anton. Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large-Mammal Fauna. 2004. Columbia University Press. Paperback: 269 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S. [Amazon: $18.21]. SUMMARY: A well illustrated guide to African mammalian evolution.
Wilson, Barbara L., Richard Brainerd, Danna Lytjen, Bruce Newhouse, and Nick Otting. Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest. 2008. Oregon State University Press. Paperback: 432 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S. [Amazon: $26.60]. SUMMARY: A guide to the genus Carex of Oregon and Washington.
I am intrigued by the book about Mount St. Helens. I have heard elsewhere that ferns were among the first recolonizers there, as they were in some places following the K/T mass extinction.