Compiled by a dedicated bibliophile, this weekly report includes books on human evolution, wildflowers, polar bears and many others that have recently been published in North America and the United Kingdom
Books ceiling Booksin the sky my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How do I need!
- I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
- ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular books for children.
compiled by Ian "Birdbooker" Paulsen, the
Birdbooker Report is a weekly report that was published online by more than four years, with the wide variety of nature, natural history, ecology, animal behavior, science and history books that have been recently published or republished in North America and the UK. The books listed here were received by Ian during the previous week with the permission of several publishers.
- Warakagoda, Deepal, Inskipp Carol, Tim and Richard Grimmett Inskipp.
Birds of Sri Lanka.
2012. Field guides at the helm. Paperback: 224 pages. Price: £ 24.99 (about U.S. $ 39.50). [The Guardian bookshop, Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. Summary: With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species including 29 endemic species, the island of Sri Lanka is one of the most popular birding in South Asiadestination.
- This new field guide provides comprehensive coverage of all species on the list of Sri Lanka, including most of the homeless, with special emphasis on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights the main criteria for the identification and detailed color maps. Plates full of dramatic and detailed leading artists such as birds Alan Harris, Tim and John Cox Worfolk birds of Sri Lanka is the ultimate tool for identifying the observer and other birds visit the majestic addition Helm Field Guides series.
RECOMMENDATION: When compared to the Oxford Guide to Sri Lanka, this guide has the text to the plates with larger cards distribution. I think birders who prefer this design over the Oxford one.
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How to be a better birder.
- 2012. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 192 pages. Price: $ 19.95 U.S. [Guardian bookshop, Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. SUMMARY: This unique, illustrated manual provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Derek Lovitch here offers a more efficient way to go on the identification - he calls the "whole bird and more" approach - allowing you to identify other birds, faster, more often. It shows how use geography and understanding of the habitats, ecology, and even the weather to improve your birding experience and help you find anything unusual. Lovitch shows how to follow the night commuters who use radar to collect Data for the conservation of birds, discover interesting rarities, develop lists of patches - and more.
This is the ideal resource for birdwatchers, intermediate and advanced. If you want to build a more or simply learn more about birds,
How to be a better birdertheir birding skills to the next level. This feature of the book:
says "whole chicken and much more" to bird identification Shows how to use the geography, ecology, habitat, and time to be a bird-watcher
- shows how the birds at night using radar, the collection of data retention, the development of lists of patches - and more provides essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders
- RECOMMENDATION: This book will be useful for intermediate birders. The section on the NEXRAD radar is useful for all birders.
Derocher, Andrew E. And Wayne Lynch.
polar bears. A complete guide to their biology and behavior
2012. Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover: 249 pages. Price: $ 39.95 U.S. [Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. Abstract: The polar bear, the king of the Arctic, is one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The images of the majestic animals roaming through the ice, plunging into the frigid waters, and play with the puppies fur have come to symbolize the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic. Andrew E. Derocher and Wayne Lynch has spent decades as a result of the bear, and this book offers the most comprehensive review and read its biology, ecology, behavior and conservation.
With pictures gripping Lynch, a nature photographer par excellence, and personal stories of Derocher, this book is so great to see because it is a fascinating read. He weaves his remarkable experiences of the last search to tell the incredible story of these predators of the Arctic, the tracing of animals to their evolutionary roots and looking to the future of polar bears in warming of planet Earth.
through language informative and interesting, Derocher explains carefully the ecosystem of the sea ice is essential for the survival of polar bears. It deals with the threat of global warming in the Arctic - polar bears home for tens of thousands of years - and impressive details of their eating habits, distribution, ecology, and breeding den. Striking photos of Lynch capture all this and more, as the chronicle of the wide range of behavior of polar bears, the rituals of the family of predatory beasts.
captivating, accurate and challenging polar bears
belongs in the hands of all who love nature.
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