Book Review: The Curse of the Labrador Duck

Book Review: City of Ravens

City of Ravens: The Extraordinary History of London, the Tower and its Famous Ravens by Boria Sax. Published 2011. As reviewed and pictured: hardcover, 206 pages. Any landmark with as much history as the famous Tower of London should surely have a folklore full of tall tales, exaggerations,...

Book Review: The Birding Life

The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield by Laurence Sheehan, William Stites, Carol Sama Sheehan and Katheryn George Precourt. First published 2011. As reviewed and pictured: hardcover, 240 pages. If birds are "God's nervous system," as someone once observed, bird watchers are their EKG,...

Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley. First published 2011. As reviewed and pictured: Softcover flexibound, 530 pages. I have to admit, I've been looking forward to this book for well over a year (some sample pages have been available online since at least late 2009). Now...

Book Review (1/2): Birds of Europe

I recently got my hands on a copy of Birds of Europe: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides). This review will be done in two parts; I will post the conclusion after I have had a chance to use the book in the field when I visit the Netherlands...