Survival Skills, Music Conservation, Parrots of the Wild, & More | Reference Short Takes, November 1, 2015


Emerson offers a solid (if scary) addition to the survival guide collections, an uplifting compendium for larger New Age collections, important knowledge from an expert on early musical instruments, a rich study of “the most human of birds”

A Winged Bounty: Recent Books About Birds


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.

Nonfiction: Sportswriter Epstein, Victorian London, Alaska Memoir, plus Info Tech, World War II History, Ebola | Xpress Reviews


A new volume for Epstein readers, an atypical look at London’s social history, a beautifully written memoir of Alaska, naturalists will savor McAllister’s love letter, the U.S. Army’s Pathfinders in action, a defined study of sociology.

Vicarious Voyages | Collection Development: Armchair Travel


An armchair voyage is a journey of exploration—a pilgrimage, a feast for the soul, and a way of satisfying curiosities. These 27 resources, including apps, will help users travel routes and set sail for adventures that won’t require security checks or encounter airport snafus.

Reference Reviews | November 15, 2013


Reviews of Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology, Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language, and Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Video Reviews | March 15, 2013


Reviews of Joffrey, Detropia, and Birders, plus a full list of video reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | February 15, 2013


Reviews of Laura Erickson & Jonathan Alderfer’s Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America, Ole G. Mouritsen’s Seaweeds, and Lee Sandlin’s Storm Kings, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the Feb. 15 issue.

Books on Owls | January 2013


Reviews of Marianne Taylor’s Owls and Heimo Mikkola’s Owls of the World.

Science & Technology Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012


Reviews of Rick Bass’s A Thousand Deer, Shelley Emling’s Marie Curie and Her Daughters, and Luisa Weiss’s My Berlin Kitchen, plus a full list of the science & technology reviews in the September 1 issue.

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild


RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild