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Where The Wild Things Were
Where The Wild Things Were
by William Stolzenburg
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for every naturalist., Aug. 26 2011
Truly a fascinating review of the role of predation in a healthy ecosystem, this book offers startling evidence of the dire consequences of removing top predators. Stolzenburg is a fine addition to that stable of writers in the genre of David Quammen, all of whom deliver important facts in highly readable ways.

Birds of Peru
Birds of Peru
by Thomas S. Schulenberg
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Peruvian platter of avian delights, Aug. 23 2009
This review is from: Birds of Peru (Hardcover)
Very high quality field guide indeed. Well written, superbly illustrated. An essential tool for everyone visiting this tiny country with its incredible avian diversity.

Peterson Reference Guides to Gulls of the Americas
Peterson Reference Guides to Gulls of the Americas
by Steve N.G. Howell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 28.84
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The puzzle of gulls made somewhat clearer, Aug. 23 2009
Adult gulls pose very little problem in identifying them. Intermediate plumages are another matter entirely. This work is very helpful in teasing out some of the characters that assist in identifying sub adult gulls one is likely to encounter in North America. Well done.

Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World
Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World
by James A. Hancock
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 86.81
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5.0 out of 5 stars The stork did more than deliver the baby, Aug. 23 2009
As far as I know this is the only book dedicated to these families. And a fine work it is too. Filled with information, illustrated to a very high standard indeed, it is a work one will refer to over and over. Hancock and Kushlan continue their long history of cross-Atlantic collaboration to produce yet another first class monograph. Highly recommended.

Albatross: Their World, Their Ways
Albatross: Their World, Their Ways
by Tui Roy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 39.96
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5.0 out of 5 stars Albatrosses, Aug. 23 2009
Tui de Roy has dedicated a good part of her life to the study of albatrosses. Drawing on the expertise of many other authorities she has produced a book of outstanding quality, with wonderful photographs of these magnificent birds involved in every aspect of their daily lives. This is a tour de force deserving a place on the shelf of professional and amateur ornithologist alike.

The Shorebird Guide
The Shorebird Guide
by Michael O'Brien
Edition: Turtleback
Price: CDN$ 20.65
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shorebird Identification, Aug. 23 2009
This review is from: The Shorebird Guide (Turtleback)
I had never previously been particularly fond of photographic identification guides, but this work is an exception. It is extremely well done and even contains little quizzes to reinforce the skills developed by using it. It has become my "go to" field guide for this difficult family of birds.

Eye of the Albatross: Views of the Embattled Sea
Eye of the Albatross: Views of the Embattled Sea
by Carl Safina
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Albatrosses, Monitors of the Health of the Oceans, Aug. 23 2009
Carl Safina is Mr. Albatross and this poignant account of the journeys of Amelia highlights the plight of this magnificent creature and the danger that humans represent to every other life form on the planet. Long line fishing not only depletes fish stocks it kills seabirds by the thousands.

Birds of Northern South America Set: 2 Volume Set
Birds of Northern South America Set: 2 Volume Set
by Robin Restall
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 152.84
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neotropical Birds, Aug. 23 2009
Fabulous book. I previously owned Munias and Mannakins. This book continues with the same high standards and close attention to detail. Highly recommended.

The Birds of Ecuador: Status, Distribution and Taxonomy Vol 1
The Birds of Ecuador: Status, Distribution and Taxonomy Vol 1
by Robert S.; Greenfield, Paul J. Ridgely
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Neotropical Birds, Aug. 23 2009
As with everything that Robert Ridgely has ever done, this volume is excellent. The world of ornithology owes a huge debt of gratitude to Ridgely for his life-long commitment to the avifauna of South America.

Speciation and Biogeography of Birds
Speciation and Biogeography of Birds
by Ian Newton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 114.28
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where did that Willow Flycatcher come from?, July 12 2009
As is always the case with Dr. Newton's books, this one is well-written and filled with information from the very first page to the last. It provides a complete and detailed account of the historical context of biogeographic speciation, with useful insights into modern techniques involving DNA for identifying unique species or subspecies.
For anyone interested in avian taxonomy I highly recommend this work.

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