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Rick Wright reviews a pair of titles concerning two of North America's most influential early ornithologists. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at ABA Blog
Eric Salzman looks at two new books concerning the world's rarest bird species. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at ABA Blog
Frederick Davis reviews a new book covering the life and work of Robert Ridgway, one of North American ornithology's most fascinating characters. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at ABA Blog
Rick Wright on the latest film from Migration Productions. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at ABA Blog
Julia Zarankin reviews Brian Gill's The Owl that Fell from the Sky, a look behind the curtain at a research museum's bird collections and the fascinating stories they tell. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at ABA Blog
Soheil Zendeh offers a review of Richard Crossley's exciting new ID Guide to Raptors. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at ABA Blog
Nova Scotia birder Nic Fieldsend reviews the definitive work on the birds of that province, McLaren's All the Birds of Nova Scotia. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at ABA Blog
A review by Troy Corman Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania, edited by Andrew M. Wilson, Daniel W. Brauning, and Robert S. Mulvihill Penn State University Press, 2012 586 pages, $64.95—hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books 13906 I was raised in rural south-central Pennsylvania, but moved away before fieldwork... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at ABA Blog
Elementary school student Hannah Floyd reviews two new titles for children. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at ABA Blog
A review by Jim Williams Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre by Tim Gallagher Atria Books, 2013 304 pages, $26–softcover This is a book about another Tim Gallagher search for a bird long unseen. It’s a story of extreme birding—extreme in concept and in undertaking.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at ABA Blog
A review by Donna Schulman The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw Princeton University Press, 2013 304 pages, $49.95—hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books 13698 Remember those crinkly transparent overlays in the anatomy articles of your childhood encyclopedia? The blood vessels, then the muscles, then the organs. Or maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at ABA Blog
Rick Wright offers his thoughts on the ornithological relevance of Jack Hitt's Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at ABA Blog
A review by Eric Salzman Extinct Birds Boids by Ralph Steadman Bloomsbury, 2012 240 pages, $50–hardcover Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds by John Long and Peter Schouten Oxford UP, 2008 208 pages, $39.95–hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books 12867 In early 2011, a documentary filmmaker by the name of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at ABA Blog
Steve Rooke reviews the new standard for Central Asia. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at ABA Blog
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