"One cannot have too many good bird books"
--Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927).
The Birdbooker Report is a special weekly report of wide variety of science, nature and behavior books that are or soon will be available for purchase. This report is written by one of my Seattle bird pals, Ian "Birdbooker" Paulsen, and is published here for your enjoyment. Here's this week's issue of the Birdbooker Report by which lists ecology, environment, natural history and bird books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.
- Allaby, Michael et al. The Encyclopedia of Earth: A Complete Visual Guide. 2008. University of California Press. Hardbound: 608 pages. Price: $39.95 U.S. [Amazon: $26.37]. SUMMARY: A well illustrated guide to the planet Earth.
New and Recent Titles:
- Bannick, Paul. The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds. 2008. The Mountaineers Books. Hardbound: 200 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S. [Amazon: $16.47]. SUMMARY: A photographic account of the 41 species of North American owls and woodpeckers. GrrlScientist comment: I received a review copy of this book last week and it is absolutely gorgeous! The photography is stunning and the writing is wonderful, and at Amazon's listed price, it is a steal!
- Brown, Cynthia Stokes. Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present. 2007. The New Press. Paperback: 288 pages. Price: $17.95 U.S. [Amazon: $12.21]. SUMMARY:
- Kardong, Kenneth V. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (5th Edition). 2008. McGraw-Hill. Hardbound: 779 pages. Price: $151.25 U.S. SUMMARY: A textbook on vertebrate anatomy and evolution. GrrlScientist comment: Actually, this is THE definitive text on comparative anatomy published in the English language.
- Nehls, Harry, Mike Denny and Dave Trochlell. Birds of the Inland Northwest and Northern Rockies. 2008. R.W. Morse Company. Paperback: 422 pages. Price: $18.95 U.S. [Amazon: $12.89]. SUMMARY: A compact, easy-to-use photo guide to the birds of Eastern Washington and Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana.