–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.
- Cheke, Anthony and Julian Hume. Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues. 2008. Yale University Press. Hardbound: 464 pages. Price: $55.00 U.S. [Amazon: $43.03]. SUMMARY: Anyone interested in island biogeography will want this book! GrrlScientist comment: This book looks absolutely fascinating, I know I want a copy VERY much!
New and Recent Titles:
- Dawkins, Richard. The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. 2004. Houghton Mifflin. Paperback: 673 pages. Price: $16.95 U.S. [Amazon: $11.53]. SUMMARY: Dawkins examines how life on Earth evolved.
- Price, Trevor. Speciation In Birds. 2007. Roberts and Company Publishers. Paperback: 470 pages. Price: $59.95 U.S. [Amazon: $53.95]. SUMMARY: An up to date review on the subject of bird speciation. GrrlScientist comment: I reviewed this book on my blog and highly recommend it.
- Whitlock, Michael C. and Dolph Schluter. The Analysis of Biological Data. 2008. Roberts and Company Publishers. Hardbound: 700 pages. Price: $99.50 U.S. [Amazon: $71.64]. SUMMARY: A textbook that teaches statistics to biologists. GrrlScientist comment: Even though I took a few stats courses as an undergrad, I still think this is a book I should read.