"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.
- De Roy, Tui, Mark Jones and Julian Fitter. Albatross: Their World, Their Ways. Due out: Sept. 2008. Firefly Books. Hardbound: 240 pages. Price: $49.95 U.S. [Amazon: $32.97]. SUMMARY: A well-illustrated account on the biology and conservation of albatrosses.
New and Recent Titles:
- Gill, Frank B. Ornithology. 3rd edition. 2007. W.H. Freeman and Company. Hardbound: 758 pages. Price: $97.40 U.S. [Amazon: $97.40]. SUMMARY: This is the standard ornithological textbook that anyone interested in birds should have! [GrrlScientist comment: I love this book -- it is beautifully written and educational -- and I own copies of all editions of this book. To state the obvious, I'd love to have a copy of this book, too!]
- Macnamara, Peggy. Architecture by Birds and Insects: A Natural Art. 2008. University of Chicago Press. Hardbound: 141 pages. Price: $25.00 U.S. [Amazon: $16.50]. SUMMARY: A cute little book on the natural art of animal architecture.
- Nudds, John R. and Paul A. Selden. Fossil Ecosystems of North America: A Guide to the Sites and their Extraordinary Biotas. 2008. University of Chicago Press. Paperback: 288 pages. Price: $39.00 U.S. [Amazon: $32.20]. SUMMARY: Examines 14 fossil sites in North America. [GrrlScientist comment: This book looks absolutely fascinating!]
- Rogers, Denny. The Illustrated Owl: Barn, Barred, & Great Horned: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Bird Lovers, Artists, and Woodcarvers (The Denny Rogers Visual Reference series). 2008. Fox Chapel Publishing. Paperback: 238 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $21.86]. SUMMARY: Although aimed at artists, owlers will find this book useful. [GrrlScientist comment: I'll bet that at least a few Harry Potter fans will also love this book!]