The World’s Rarest Birds is not merely a collection of brilliant photographs; it is an exceptionally well-researched and written compendium of information about the state of the world’s birds, considered both regionally as well as specifically.
Not long after The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds was first published, enthusiastic early adopters of its revolutionary new visual learning method for mastering the art of field identification began asking “When is the next volume going to be published?”
Newly Noted Books
From domestic livestock to the exotic subjects of popular entertainment and amusement to the “wee beasties” that cohabited with and plagued its human residents, London teemed with a variety of life.
Are you afraid of insects? Probably not likely as you’re reading a website dedicated to books about natural history; however many are – even, paradoxically, some of the very people who study them.
Both apex oceanic predators and coveted prizes to anglers; swordfish, sailfish, and marlin have long dominated their environment as well as the human imagination.
While all who read books of a serious nature have reason to celebrate the publishing houses operated by the world’s great universities, those of us with an interest in serious books about nature have a particular reason for doing so.
The November / December 2013 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest contains three of my original reviews – two of books and one of a binocular.
Two original Well-read Naturalist reviews – those of Richard Crossley’s “The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors” from Princeton University Press and Derek Niemann’s “Birds in a Cage” from Short Books – appear in the July / August 2013 edition of Bird Watcher’s Digest.
Tools for Naturalists
Of all the feeders I have used over the years, I cannot recall one by which I have been more thoroughly impressed than the Wingscapes AutoFeeder.
While it may look much like many other compact inverted Porro prism binocular models on the market today, the Bushnell Elite e2 7x26mm is actually far above its look-alikes in both construction and performance.
Swarovski Optik has introduced a new family of modular spotting scopes: the Swarovski ATX / STX series.