Robert K. Furrer

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Location: Sempach, Switzerland


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Decade of the Wolf, revised and updated edition: R&hellip by Douglas W. Smith
This review is about the second edition, issued as paperback.

Having been to Yellowstone NP this past summer for the first time since the Wolf Program started, this book has been of very special interest to me. We did get to see several wolves, and the crowds waiting to see them. Really great experiences, also this realization that so many people care. So getting some background info with this book was of special interest indeed. And as a biologist, I was particularly keen on getting to know both about the problems of the re-introduction and about the individual characters of this fascinating species. Also, just reading about what it takes on sustained individual efforts and… Read more
Birds of the Middle East: (Second Edition) by Richard Porter
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I should first say that I'm collecting field guides whether I'll ever have a chance to go to a certain area or not. In this case, however, my initial positive judgment that was based mostly on optical appearance and not on actual accuracy has since been confirmed on a recent trip.

My first feeling with this new edition was kind of WOW, what a fine and attractive book. I have the first edition as well, so I can compare. I definitely like the new arrangement and the more informative distribution maps. Most illustrations have been retained from the first edition, but they are often larger now as the plates are now much less crowded. Just as an example, there are now two plates for… Read more
The Birds of Panama: A Field Guide by George R. Angehr
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This new field guide to the birds of Panama follows the earlier book for Costa Rica in its pattern. Thus, hopes were high from the beginning when this book was announced. And the authors and publishers certainly kept their standards. Mostly, the illustrations from that Costa Rica book have been retained where appropriate, but they have often been enlarged, reduced , sometimes mirrored or tilted to some extent.

So finally, there is a fine birding guide with range maps and today's customary set-up with the text, range maps and plates all on the same double-page spread. Compared to the Costa Rica volume, the printing of the plates is stronger. No more pale looking birds. Instead,… Read more