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Feral Rewilding the Land, the Sea, an...

Feral Rewilding the Land the Sea and Human Life

Feral Rewilding the Land the Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot centers around the idea that conservation is not enough and that a rewilding effort needs to be in place to reach goals far beyond what most conservation and restoration efforts currently are focused on. Rewilding is simple in the abstract: bring back the […]

Crossley ID Guide Britain & Irel...

Crossley ID Guide Britain Ireland

The Crossley Id Guide Britain & Ireland follows the unique and beloved format of other Crossley ID guides with this one of course covering birds found in Great Britain and Ireland. Most of the text is written by nature writer Dominic Couzens but is a bit overshadowed by the dizzying array of birds to be […]

Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark...

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited is an excellent book that chronicles what has happened in terms of bird conservation since Rachel Carson’s landmark book. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published and was immediately wrought with criticism and denouncement, largely because she was a woman and not part of the “inner circle” of scientists. Her book […]

Art of Bird Finding by Pete Dunne

Art of Bird Finding

The Art of Bird Finding is a compact, instructional guide to assist in the search of birds. Through 82 pages, Pete Dunne covers a great deal of ground with tips and tricks to help you find birds. But don’t expect much of any guidance on how to actually identify the birds you find. The scope […]

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds ...

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds

The Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds is a compact, attention-grabbing book from National Geographic Kids. The guide includes photos and info on 175 birds common, or mostly common, to North America. Trying to bring my mindset to that of a child isn’t that difficult since I spend nearly all my free time around my two […]

Fascination of Birds: From the Albatr...

Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat

The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat by William Young is a collection of essays on 99 different types of birds. These easy-to-read stories are short but well researched. They include a mix of folklore, science, and even some conservation information. This book is definitely a lighter read but that doesn’t take […]

Rare Birds of North America

Rare Birds of North America

Rare Birds of North America is a densely packed book that covers nearly all the fascinating species that you are most likely not going to see in North America. These rare birds, some of which have but a single confirmed sighting, can show up nearly anywhere at any time, but as this book shows, most […]

Review: The Unfeathered Bird

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The Unfeathered Bird Katrina van Grouw Princeton University Press My early anticipation of The Unfeathered Bird was that of a large book of beautiful works of art; a wonderful treat to page through in visual awe. The author’s background as “curator of the ornithological collections at London’s Natural History Museum” along with her expertise at […]

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