To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth
  • Author : Dan Koeppel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2006-04-25
  • ISBN : 0452285399

To See Every Bird on Earth Book Review:

What drives a man to travel to sixty countries and spend a fortune to count birds? And what if that man is your father? Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world. “Marvelous. I loved just about everything about this book.”—Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman “A lovingly told story . . . helps you understand what moves humans to seek escape in seemingly strange other worlds.”—Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak “Everyone has his or her addiction, and birdwatching is the drug of choice for the father of author Dan Koeppel, who writes affectionately but honestly about his father’s obsession.”—Audubon Magazine (editor’s choice) “As a glimpse into human behavior and family relationships, To See Every Bird on Earth is a rarity: a book about birding that nonbirders will find just as rewarding.”—Chicago Tribune

Saving Jemima

Saving Jemima
  • Author : Julie Zickefoose
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781328518958

Saving Jemima Book Review:

For fans of Wesley the Owl and The Soul of an Octopus, the story of a sick baby bird nursed back to health and into the wild by renowned writer/artist Julie Zickefoose. When Jemima, a young orphaned blue jay, is brought to wildlife rehabilitator Julie Zickefoose, she is a virtually tailless, palm-sized bundle of gray-blue fluff. But she is starved and very sick. Julie's constant care brings her around, and as Jemima is raised for eventual release, she takes over the house and the rest of the author's summer. Shortly after release, Jemima turns up with a deadly disease. But medicating a free-flying wild bird is a challenge. When the PBS show Nature expresses interest in filming Jemima, Julie must train her to behave on camera, as the bird gets ever wilder. Jemima bonds with a wild jay, stretching her ties with the family. Throughout, Julie grapples with the fallout of Jemima's illness, studies molt and migration, and does her best to keep Jemima strong and wild. She falls hard for this engaging, feisty and funny bird, a creative muse and source of strength through the author's own heartbreaking changes. Emotional and honest, Saving Jemima is a universal story of the communion between a wild creature and the human chosen to raise it.

Blue Place

Blue Place
  • Author : Nicola Griffith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061856185

Blue Place Book Review:

A police lieutenant with the elite "Red Dogs" until she retired at twenty-nine , Aud Torvigen is a rangy six-footer with eyes the color of cement and a tendency to hurt people who get in her way. Born in Norway into the failed marriage between a Scandinavian diplomat and an American businessman, she now makes Atlanta her home, luxuriating in the lush heat and brashness of the New South. She glides easily between the world of silken elegance and that of sleaze and sudden savagery, equally at home in both; functional, deadly, and temporarily quiescent, like a folded razor. On a humid April evening between storms, out walking just to stay sharp, she turns a corner and collides with a running woman, Catching the scent of clean, rain-soaked hair, Aud nods and silently tells the stranger Today, you are lucky, and moves on—when behind her house explodes, incinerating its sole occupant, a renowned art historian. When Aud turns back, the woman is gone.


  • Author : Travis Thrasher
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780781406888

Gravestone Book Review:

At first, Chris Buckley was simply warned. And watched. But as Chris unravels the haunting riddles of the town of Solitary, he finds that much more than the life of a town is at stake. Whether facing a pastor with a house full of skeletons or a cousin he never knew existed, Chris is forced to choose between light and darkness, life and nightmarish death. Every choice he makes reminds him that the unthinkable has already happened—and if he trusts the wrong person, it may happen again. This second book in the Solitary Tales continues Chris’s journey toward finding out who he is and what his own role is in the darkness suffocating his tiny new hometown. Filled with shocking twists, Gravestone is a tale of a teenager thrown into a battle over a town, a secret—and ultimately his own soul.

Birding at the Bridge

Birding at the Bridge
  • Author : Heather Wolf
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2016-06-14
  • ISBN : 9781615193141

Birding at the Bridge Book Review:

One woman shares her quest to document a stunning variety of birds found in Brooklyn Bridge Park in this wonderful guide for birders everywhere. The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to a nearby apartment, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Camera in hand, Heather has captured scores of memorable scenes—a European starling pokes its head out of a hole in a snack shop, a marsh wren straddles two branches, common grackle nestlings clamor for food above the basketball courts—in more than 150 stunning photographs that will entrance birders and bird lovers, wherever their local patch may be. From the familiar-but-striking bufflehead duck to the elusive mourning warbler, every species comes to life on the page, foraging, nesting, and soaring in the slice of the city where they’ve made themselves at home. Discover the thrilling adventure of birding in the great outdoors—in the heart of Brooklyn. Praise for Birding at the Bridge “Where you may see only pigeons, sparrows and the occasional sea gull, [Heather Wolf] has recorded 130 species, many of which she has beautifully photographed.” —The New York Times “Part of the pleasure of her book, besides excellent photography . . . is the way [Heather Wolf] shares the circumstances and excitement of particular sightings.” —The Wall Street Journal

To Kill a Hummingbird

To Kill a Hummingbird
  • Author : J.R. Ripley
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781516103102

To Kill a Hummingbird Book Review:

For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . . When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder. Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies “A clever, amusing cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans of Sandra Balzo and Jessica Beck.” — Library Journal

While England Sleeps

While England Sleeps
  • Author : David Leavitt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-06-03
  • ISBN : 9781620407011

While England Sleeps Book Review:

Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party. Though far better educated than Edward, Brian is also far more callow, convinced that his homosexuality is something he will outgrow. Edward, on the other hand, possesses "an unproblematic capacity to accept?? both Brian and the unorthodox nature of their love for each other-until one day, at the urging of his wealthy aunt Constance, Brian agrees to be set up with a "suitable?? young woman named Philippa Archibald . . . Pushed to the point of crisis, Edward flees, volunteering to fight Franco in Spain, where he ends up in prison. And Brian, feeling responsible for Edward's plight, must pursue him across Europe, and into the chaos of war.

Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds

Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 615
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : OCLC:240678426

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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0152046143

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Book Review:

Celebrate Twenty Years of Magic!

Wesley the Owl

Wesley the Owl
  • Author : Stacey O'Brien
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 243
  • Relase : 2008-08-19
  • ISBN : 9781416551737

Wesley the Owl Book Review:

Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.

Bird Biographies

Bird Biographies
  • Author : Alice Eliza Ball
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

Bird Biographies Book Review:

Most people are surprised to learn that about sixty species of birds may be seen in the north-central part of Eastern North America during the winter months. Many of us, if questioned, would affirm that sparrows, crows, and jays are the only winter birds to be found. If some one opens for us the door which leads out into the great bird-world, we may say, as did the writer of the old couplet:

Towhee Get Your Gun

Towhee Get Your Gun
  • Author : J.R. Ripley
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781496719713

Towhee Get Your Gun Book Review:

When Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms volunteers to act in a local production of Annie, Get Your Gun, she finds herself upstaged by a killer waiting in the wings . . . Who’s got time for birdwatching? Amy has enough to do running her shop, fighting attempts by the town planning commission to demolish her old Victorian house, and rescuing an injured towhee. Yet somehow she allows herself to get roped into performing in the Ruby Lake, North Carolina, community theater’s new musical after some cast members get injured by mysterious mishaps. The production seems plagued by bad luck, but events turn tragic when a member of the company is found murdered in a locked dressing room. Trading in her binoculars for a magnifying glass, Amy steps into the role of amateur sleuth and soon discovers the victim ruffled a lot of feathers. With a flock of suspects, Amy will need to beat the bushes before the cagey killer takes flight. After all, the show must go on . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Buried in Beignets “Those who like their mysteries relatively nonviolent and delivered with a smile will thoroughly enjoy this little gem.” —Booklist “A fun new cozy series. I would definitely read another, so I hope this is the first of many.” —

A Little Life

A Little Life
  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 834
  • Relase : 2016-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780804172707

A Little Life Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling new novel, To Paradise, available now.

Out Of Control

Out Of Control
  • Author : Kevin Kelly
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2009-04-30
  • ISBN : 9780786747030

Out Of Control Book Review:

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

Folk-lore of West and Mid-Wales

Folk-lore of West and Mid-Wales
  • Author : Jonathan Ceredig Davies
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 1911
  • ISBN : IND:39000005840942

Folk-lore of West and Mid-Wales Book Review:

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1856
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858029267303

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
  • Author : Angus Wilson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : 0586049002

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes Book Review:

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1808
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016314323

Forthcoming Books Book Review:

How the Finch Stole Christmas!

How the Finch Stole Christmas!
  • Author : Donna Andrews
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 287
  • Relase : 2017-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781250115454

How the Finch Stole Christmas! Book Review:

Meg has to solve the latest murder in town before it ruins Christmas.

The Social Construction of Reality

The Social Construction of Reality
  • Author : Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 219
  • Relase : 2011-04-26
  • ISBN : 9781453215463

The Social Construction of Reality Book Review:

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.