–Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927).
The Birdbooker Report is a special weekly report of wide variety of science, nature and behavior books that are or soon will be available for purchase. This report is written by one of my Seattle bird pals, Ian “Birdbooker” Paulsen, and is published here for your enjoyment. Here’s this week’s issue of the Birdbooker Report by which lists ecology, environment, natural history and bird books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.
New and Recent Titles:
- de la Pena, Martin R. and Maurice Rumboll. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. 2001. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 304 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S. [Amazon: $19.77]. SUMMARY: An illustrated checklist to the birds of the region.
- Gonzales, Laurence. Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things. 2008. W.W. Norton. Hardbound: 288 pages. Price: $25.95 U.S. [Amazon: $17.13]. SUMMARY: The author discusses how modern humans have developed a reliance on behavioral scripts and mental models that inhibit our ability to adapt to new situations. This book is due out on 15 Sept. 2008. GrrlScientist comment: I’d sure like to read and review this book on my blog!
- Turner, Alan and Mauricio Anton. The Big Cats and their fossil relatives. 1997. Columbia University Press. Paperback: 234 pages. Price: $26.95 U.S. [Amazon: $17.79]. SUMMARY: Mauricio Anton’s artwork highlights this account of the evolution and natural history of the big cats.