"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:
- Shubin, Neil. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. 2008. Pantheon. Hardbound: 229 pages. Price: $24.00 U.S. [Amazon: $16.32]. SUMMARY: Details the discovery of the "fishibian" Tiktaalik and the evolution of the human body. UPDATE: This book will be available in paperback in January 2009 for $13.95 U.S. [Amazon: $11.16].
- Stevenson, Terry and John Fanshawe. Birds of East Africa. 2002. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 602 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S. [Amazon: $23.10]. SUMMARY: The first comprehensive field guide to the region.
- Watola, George. The Discovery of New Zealand's Birds. 2007. Stepping Stones Books. Paperback: 327 pages. Price: $16.24 U.S. SUMMARY: A detailed examination of the first historical record of every bird species recorded in New Zealand since 1769. Available in the USA from Lulu Press.