One of the great treats of attending scholarly events is the presence of university presses and other academic publishers who – on occasion – will have with them a copy of a highly anticipated forthcoming book for examination. Such was the good luck I had recently at Entomology 2017 with the forthcoming second edition of “Garden Insects of North America” by Whitney Cranshaw and David Shetlar.
After twenty-five years any reliable breeding bird atlas is bound to require updating if it is to present an accurate picture of the given geographic region’s reproducing avifauna. Thus, editors Rodewald, Shumar, Boone, Slager, and McCormac set out to bring the original Atlas of Breeding bird in Ohio up to date with the most recent information available about the state’s birdlife – the result being the newly released Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio from Penn State Press.
In the world of natural history books, few things elicit more excitement than a new edition of a much-respected classic work. Thus when I opened a recently-arrived package from Mountain Press and discovered in it a freshly printed copy of Marli Miller’s Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition I was rendered nearly speechless.
The new (second) edition of the Birds of Europe is a must have guide for anyone interested in the birdlife of this geographic area.