The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman | LJ Review

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Ackerman documents the amazing and almost unbelievable abilities of birds to migrate great distances, remember where thousands of food items are stored, and adapt to nonnative areas.

A Winged Bounty: Recent Books About Birds

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Of prime interest to naturalists, biologists, birders, and hunters is Baldassarre’s Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America; Elphick’s excellent book is generously illustrated and easy to use; a discussion on hummingbirds’ evolution.

Reference Reviews | September 1, 2013

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Reviews of The Newton Awards: A History of Genius in Science and Technology, The Warbler Guide, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, plus a full list of Reference reviews from September 1, 2013.

Gateway to Enjoying Nature | Collection Development

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Feather your collections with these 37 books and websites to attract established and novice birders and watch circ soar.

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller

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Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]