Sentient: a book review

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The subtitle of Jackie Higgins’ book Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses , aptly sets forth her thesis – though the “wonder” it refers to could equally well be used to describe animal (not just human) senses, as she shows in fascinating detail.

A Most Remarkable Book

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You get three or four books in one with Jonathan Meiburg’s A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey. The post A Most Remarkable Book appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Reviews book review Guyana South America

“The Hawk’s Way” — a book review

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Some, according to her, consider it a form of slavery; a 1982 book in my library, The Birdwatcher’s Companion cites “the sentimentalist element of the wildlife protection movement” as deeming falconry to be comparable to cockfighting.). Birding Birds Reviews book review falconry

Vagrancy in Birds: A Book Review

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Schulman [not from the book!]. The book is richly illustrated with contributions from a group of birders/photographers who were fortunate to see and document many of the vagrants covered. But it’s a very fluid definition, as the book makes very clear.

“Getting Closer” — a book review

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He has a special interest in the Tomtit population in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, near his home on New Zealand’s South Island – but the book includes images of all kinds of Antipodean birds, used to illustrate fieldcraft techniques that, he says, will interest photographers of all levels.

Flights of Passage: a book review

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Last year there was a spate of books specifically about bird “behavior” – though one might well say that every book about birds, from field guides on up, is about behavior in some way or another. The post Flights of Passage: a book review appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

The Wryneck: Biology, Behaviour, Conservation and Symbolism of Jynx torquilla: A Book Review

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It’s a unique bird, even its scientific name is wonderful, so it’s not surprising that Gerard Gorman, Woodpecker Expert Supreme, has written a book all about the species. This is a very easy book to read. Reviews book review woodpeckers Wryneck

The Bird Way: A Book Review

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It was a pleasure to make these observations at the same time I was reading The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think , Jennifer Ackerman’s new book about the diversity and complexity of bird behavior. Many popular science books have neither.

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Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication–A Book Review

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It’s a big subject that has been embraced by biologists Barbara Ballentine and Jeremy Hyman in Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication, a largish, book recently published by Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press.

The most important book about European birds in this century

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And ten years later, I found my name among the data providers in this magnificent book – possibly the most important ornithological publication in Europe in the 21st century, so far. This book has an imposing presence on every desk: a 24 × 31 cm / 9.4

Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family–A Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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Though this is a book written for non-scientists, some of this material may initially intimidate readers. The bulk of the book covers the ecology, behavior, and distribution of the 14 families of living turtles. The photographs are eye-catching and one of the best parts of the book.

“Earth’s Wild Music”: a book review

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A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. But despite what one might have hoped and expected, the book isn’t about the sounds of nature, not really.

The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

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2019), and now this book. The progression could be said to echo that of an earlier book about an obsessive nature criminal, The Orchard Thief by Susan Orlean, which started out as an article in The New Yorker.). The book is structured cinematically. Reviews book review falcons

Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

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Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. I also loved the step by step photos in the book, which makes it easy for beginners or experts to follow. And of course, the book is full of such darling photos it’s easy to forget that the book is about crafting.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica: A Field Guide–A Book Review

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Wait–that adds up to 290 species, but the book only covers 283. page discoloration from my imperfect scanning, not the book). Finally, the “Using the Book” section explains decisions made in organizing the guide and what to expect from the Species Accounts.

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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This is the charm of Lima’s book. The book focuses on two listing events: her 2012 Louisiana Big Year and her 2016 Louisiana 300 Year. The book is structured in a way that made much more sense after I read it than as I was reading it. Reviews big year book review louisian

The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds–A Hummer Book Review

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It provides goals and a definite direction for your birding travels and thoughts; sometimes it even becomes the basis of a book! It is also one of the photographs by author Jon Dunn that appears in the book itself. He’s a writer, so he has written this book.

“They fly and fly until there’s no more ocean to fly over” — a review of the book “Shearwater”

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In six or seven months, the “best books of the year” features will come out in the important print and web publications. A few people share parts of this story and this book with the author – Ph.D. Even more curiously, that book has, it appears, little or nothing to do with Shearwaters.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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Penguins are cartoons, emoticons, animated films, children’s books (though owls really take first place here), sports teams, a book publisher, and a Batman villain (a rare example of penguin negativity, though Burgess Meredith did bring an endearing attitude to his 1960’s TV portrayal).

Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

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The last time a Julie Zickefoose book was reviewed on this blogsite, the piece began by saying “This is going to be a rave review.” That sentence will do for this review and this book, too: it’s unavoidable. These women, who are all, evidently, sane or close enough to pass, write books, quite good books, about themselves and their charges. On a couple of different levels, this is a wonderful story and a terrific book.

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Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

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The book offers numerous facts about many species, findings of hundreds of research projects, notes on trends and exceptions from the norm, but little that captures the poetry of winter bird behavior or ignites a passion for change. The book is organized logically by seasonality.

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A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

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His second book on migration is a tale of many birds and many research studies all connected by the theme of migration and by his thoughtful narrative voice. and helps direct the Northeast Motus Collaboration, a nanotag tracking project described in his book.

Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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” The book in question is Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide , edited and written by Sebastian K. The guide covers 1,433 species, the number of birds documented at the end of 2014, the cutoff point for the book. Front and Back of the Book and More.

Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review

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Greeney was recommended to me as a book I HAD to review by no less than three birding friends. I hesitated because a 496-page book about two skulky neotropical bird groups is a little intimidating. It’s a fairly large book considering the limited subject matter. I also wondered if a book like this would be of interest to 10,000 Birds readers. But, then again, this is an artist and photographer who has illustrated and co-written books on sparrows and moths!

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How Birds Evolve: What Science Reveals about Their Origin, Lives, and Diversity: A Book Review by a Non-Science Person

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This shouldn’t have to be stated, especially in a book on bird evolution by an evolutionary biologist with a Ph.D. But, ‘synthesis’ is a dry word, and this is a book with a quiet yet firm personality underlying its words. The book is smartly organized into 12 chapters.

Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

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In a birding world that celebrates identification, there are surprisingly few articles and books on gull identification.** There’s been a lot of excitement about this book. Pete Dunne has written and co-written 21 books (by my count, Wikipedia needs to update its entry!) This is their second co-authored book. Its simplicity echoes the book’s title, full of promises that birders’ dreams are made of. Additional Back-of-the-Book Sections.

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Beats the Beltway: a review of Bruce Beehler’s book “Natural Encounters”

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The travels in his most recent book Natural Encounters: Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons are more limited — to the eastern part of the United States, mostly Washington, D.C. Birding Birds Reviews book review

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What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

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Fortunately, with a prescience that’s a little scary, David Allen Sibley has created a book perfect for beginning birders (and the rest of us): What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why.

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A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World’s Most Misunderstood Bird: A Book Review by a Pigeon Cynic

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Mosco’s loving respect for Rock Pigeons is the final element that makes this book work. And, I will reread the list with which Mosco begins her book, “10 Reasons to Watch Pigeons.” Reviews book review pigeons

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Cooking With Cats Coloring Book (and a giveaway)

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This book combines all of those wonderful things together for a fun coloring experience! Do you love cats? What about food? Do you also like to color? The cats take the cake in their “food cosplay”, such as cat sushi. … Continue reading → cats

A DOG’S WAY HOME book and Blu-Ray giveaway

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Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S WAY HOME finds its way onto Digital March 26 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on April 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film chronicles the heartwarming … Continue reading →

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Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

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This is the book you will want to give to everyone in your life who has said ‘I’d like to bird too, but ….(fill Not only is Nate a birding and blogging colleague, but Mike Bergin, 10,000 Birds co-publisher, has written the Foreword and I have been threatened with all sorts of birder-type punishment if I give this book a bad review. But, as we say in the book review world, you can’t keep a critical mind down. All excellent books. The book starts with “Why Birds?”

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Baby Bird Books, Little Bird Books

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Jake’s favorite before-bedtime book when he was just a bit younger was Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, a picture book I had picked up at a nature center. By the middle of the book, Jake and his younger brother Zach would be chiming in, “I want my mommy,” and when Mama Owl finally return, they would rejoice along with the owlets. It turns out that there are quite a few children’s books that feature baby birds, often owls, looking for their moms.

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Book: Shift Your Habit

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We recently got a review copy of a great new book called Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet , which is going to be available on March 9th. We really enjoyed the book a lot! The author, Elizabeth Rogers, is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Green Book. The book offers tips for every part of life. Book: Shift Your Habit originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on March 1, 2010.

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Bird Books for Children: From Colors & Shapes to Discovering Central Park

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It’s never too late or too early to buy a children’s book about birds. It’s been a few years since my last roundup of children’s bird books, and children’s book writers, illustrators and publishers continue to produce picture books that feature avian protagonists. My interest here is on books that introduce children, from toddler age to first grade, to birds as wild creatures they can observe and enjoy. First, the board books.

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

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Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a little further: Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City , by P. This is a book about the Bronx?!” They wrote books and published research.

Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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For endangered species, red and gray tabs at the top of the page indicate level of threatened status from the IUCN and the Libro Rogo de los Vertebrados Cubanos (Red Data Book for Cuban Vertebrates). The book includes lots of space for Notes. Actually, I thought I could press it and hear a bird call, till I remembered that this was a book not a web page.). I bought my volume from Buteo Books, but it is no longer listed on their website.). Reviews book review Cuba

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Walter’s Book Now Available

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Walter Kitundu, who loyal readers will remember as an excellent Beat Writer here on 10,000 Birds , has a new e-book available. News books iBooks It is studded with the wonderful images that his fans will surely associate with him and is well worth checking out. You can get Bird Knowledge: Little Life Lessons Learned from Birds on the iTunes store here.

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The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

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The book, handsome and hefty, is meant to “commemorate and amplify” the Year of the Bird initiative –but it’s a self-celebration of sorts, too. Much of the book, most of it, consists of full-page photos with identifying captions and some interspersed prose. Its magazine began publication then, too, with the first photographs appearing (over the protests of some board members, who didn’t want their journal being turned into “a picture book”) in 1906.

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Birding in Greece – birdfinder book review

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True, because of higher precipitation, more luxurious vegetation and higher diversity of altitudes and habitats, east Macedonia and Thrace may offer better birding and a longer bird list, but for those, there is a more informative new book, Birdwatching in Northern Greece – a site guide by Steve Mills (2011, 2nd edition). However, I still wanted a book that would cover the entire country and give me the big picture. Reviews birdfinder books Greece

The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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Johnson smartly starts off with the two obsessions that are at the core of the book–an intriguing description of Rist breaking into the museum (we’re not told the why, just the how, which is pretty impressive because it’s done so amateurishly and successfully) followed by Johnson himself learning about the theft several years later from his fly fishing guide, Spencer Seim, while casting for trout in New Mexico. Seriously, this book is crying out for a movie treatment!).

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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

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Birding being a visual and an auditory pursuit, it’s not surprising that publishers have taken advantage of the media of its day to produce bird books accompanied by CDs or DVDs. QR stands for Quick Response (the things I learn when I write a book review!). I was interested in reviewing this book because, although I had uploaded a QR code app last year, I’ve never used it. The process itself was easier to use than playing a DVD while reading a book.

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Birding By Impression: A Book Review

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Karlson and Dale Rosselet in Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds, the latest addition to the Peterson Reference Guide series and a book likely to revive the continuing discussion about the merits of GISS (the term used in the book, as opposed to the popular jizz ) versus traditional bird identification. The result is a different kind of book. Still, there are parts of the BBI approach as presented in this book that seem strange.

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