I receive a fair number of books to review each month, so I thought I should do what several magazines and other publications do; list those books that have arrived in my mailbox so you know that this is the pool of books from which I will be reading and reviewing on my blog.
Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu (Author), Patrick Gries (Photographer), Linda Asher (Translator). Hardcover. Gift.
The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) by Rachel P. Maines. Paperback. Gift.
The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas by Sally Denton. Advance reading copy. Paperback.
Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most Influential Economist by Peter Clarke. Advance reading copy. Paperback.
Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History by Judith S. Weis and Carol A. Butler. Review copy. Paperback.
The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual -- and the Modern Home Began by Joan DeJean. Review copy. Hardback.
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. Review copy. Hardback.
Beverley Nichols' Cats' A. B. C. by Beverley Nichols. Review copy of a 1960 book that has been republished in paperback for the first time.
The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World by Rowan Jacobsen. Review copy. Hardback.
The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World by Elkhonon Goldberg. Review copy. Paperback.
Walking with the Great Apes by Sy Montgomery. Review copy. Paperback.
Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species by Sy Montgomery. Review copy. Paperback.
Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides) by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, and John P. O'Neill. Review copy. Hardback. I am "field testing" this book in Peru.
Birds of South America: Non-Passerines: Rheas to Woodpeckers (Princeton Illustrated Checklists) by Francisco Erize and Maurice Rumboll. Review copy. Paperback. I am "field testing" this book in Peru.
Oooh I LOVE Sy Montgomery, but Walking with the Great Apes is actually pretty disappointing-I've read much better biographies of Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas (including their own books). But if I remember (and it's been a while), I really enjoyed Searching for Golden Moon Bear.
My absolute favorite by her, however, is Journey of the Pink River Dolphins. It is one of my absolute favorite books :)