Birdbooker Report 18

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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.

New and Recent Titles:

  • D'Amato, Peter. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. 1998. Ten Speed Press. Paperback: 314 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S. [Amazon: $16.47]. SUMMARY: An easy to use guide to growing carnivorous plants. [GrrlScientist comment: I have always been fascinated by carnivorous plants, and would LOVE to get a review copy of this book!]
  • Hostetler, Mark E. That Gunk On Your Car: A Unique Guide to Insects of North America. 1997. Ten Speed Press. Paperback: 125 pages. Price: $9.95 U.S. [Amazon: $9.95]. SUMMARY: An identification guide to the insect splat on your windshield. [GrrlScientist comment: proof that scientists possess an inspired, albeit peculiar, sense of humor].
  • Newberry, Todd and Gene Holtan. The Ardent Birder: On the Craft of Birdwatching. 2005. Ten Speed Press. Paperback: 214 pages. Price: $14.95 U.S. [Amazon: $10.17]. SUMMARY: The author discusses how to build better birding skills. [GrrlScientist comment: this is a book that I must read!]
  • Onley, Derek and Paul Scofield. Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters of the World. 2007. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 240 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: A field guide to the World's Procellariiformes. [GrrlScientist comment: yet another title I'd like to review on my blog .. ].
  • Stamets, Paul. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide. 1996. Ten Speed Press. Paperback: 245 pages. Price: $32.50 U.S. [Amazon: $21.45]. SUMMARY: A guide to the "magic" mushrooms of the World. [GrrlScientist comment: Every responsible naturalist must have a copy of this book in their collections!! And of course, as a responsible naturalist myself, I should get a review copy so I can help you make an informed decision about this book].
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