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.

Learning the Birds: A Book Review

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It’s the subject of the eleventh essay in this collection, almost smack in the middle of the 22 pieces that comprise the book. I also have to admit that I opened this book with mixed feelings about reading essays in general. Reviews book review essays

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

Our Favorite Bird Books (and one pair of Binoculars) of 2022

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This, 2022, has been a curious year for books about birds and birding. Despite the absence of two major publishers—Lynx and HMH–from the new title publishing scene (hopefully not permanently), we were happily surprised to read and peruse many excellent books.

“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.

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.

“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

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

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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The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent–A Book Review

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The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent focuses on this last question, but you might find yourself fascinated by the first two, which come early in the book but linger on in the imagination as author Danielle J. Why not a book cover featuring Dark-eyed Juncos?

More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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But bears can be sensitive creatures, as well, and some of the best parts of the book are when McMullan describes himself, alone in nature, in silent contemplation and observation, being attentive to the concentric rings of energy he radiates as he walks, or sits. (He’s

Solid Air: Invisible Killer Saving Billions of Birds From Windows–A Book Review

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Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not consciously presented this way, but as I read the book, I really did feel that Klem was writing as he talks, putting into text the many presentations he has done over the years. Reviews bird deaths book review window collisions

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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“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 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 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

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.

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

Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History from Cave Art to Conservation–A Book Review

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The book is chiefly about how people have conceptualized and studied birds, but there is an underlying theme, the changing ways in which our Western culture has viewed animals, nature and God. It’s a huge scope for a 338-page book. Tim Birkhead loves to tell stories.

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.

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).

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.

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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“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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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: The Lost Dogs

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I got the chance to read this book, and it is absolutely engrossing. The book is broken down into three sections. This case brought dog fighting to the minds of many who had never heard of it before, and this book helps spread the message. You can find The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption on Amazon, and anywhere books are sold. Book: The Lost Dogs originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 16, 2010.

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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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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