When it comes to American bird watching, few names are better known or more widely respected than those of Donald and Lillian Stokes. For decades the couple have worked together to write and publish more than thirty books on bird watching and nature study – many specifically directed toward the beginner and backyard segments of […]
Bird Watching / Birding
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?”
As is now taught in special courses designed to aide military personnel in the event of their being captured, one of the greatest dangers to the psychological health, and thus the physical endurance and well-being, of a person held in captivity is that of boredom.
What if there was a different approach to learning how to identify species in the field? One that relied not on formal logic but rather some of the more recent discoveries from the field of cognitive science? One that built its foundation on an understanding of how we think and process information rather than on the simple amassing and proof testing of that information itself?