Birdbooker Report 19

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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.


    Robb, Magnus, Killian Mullarney and The Sound Approach. Petrels Night and Day: A Sound Approach Guide. 2008. The Sound Approach. Hardbound: 300 pages. Price: about $70.00 U.S. (plus shipping). SUMMARY: Covers 23 species of Procellariiformes of Europe and North Africa. Includes two audio CDs that help you identify the seabirds by ear. The artwork by Killian Mullarney is outstanding! This book will be useful to the seabirders of eastern North America.

New and Recent Titles:

  1. Dalton, David A. The Natural World of Lewis and Clark. 2008. University of Missouri Press. Hardbound: 244 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: The author reexamines the discoveries made by Lewis and Clark in the light of modern science.
  2. Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age. 2008. Prometheus Books. Hardbound: 327 pages. Price: $25.95 U.S. [Amazon: $17.13]. SUMMARY: The author discusses America's attention deficit disorder and what can be done about it. GrrlScientist comment: this book is being advertized on this site (see top banner ad; it pops up there every once in awhile), but curiously, I was never offered a review copy of this book! And I would LOVE to read and review this book, too!
  3. Sykes, Bryan. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland. 2006. W.W. Norton. Paperback: 306 pages. Price: $16.95 U.S. [Amazon: $9.28]. SUMMARY: An introduction to the genetic history of the people of the British Isles.
  4. Weil, Jonathan, senior staff editor. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2008. 2008. McGraw-Hill. Hardbound: 417 pages. Price: $199.00 U.S. [Amazon: $199.00 with free shipping]. SUMMARY: An A to Z overview of important recent developments in science, technology, and engineering.

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