Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bird-Book Bargains

I visited my favorite all-books-for-a-dollar book store today and picked the following bargains:

  • Eifert, Virginia S. 1962. Men, birds, and adventure: the thrilling story of the discovery of American birds. Dodd, Mead, and Company, New York.

  • Halle, Louis J. 1989. The appreciation of birds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Hilty, Steven. 1994. Birds of tropical America: a watcher’s introduction to behavior, breeding, and diversity. Curious Naturalist Series. Chapters Publishing Ltd., Shelburne, Vermont.

  • Kastner, Joseph. 1986. A world of watchers: an informal history of the American passion for birds. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California.

  • Rand, Austin L. 1955. Stray feathers from a bird man’s desk. Double Day and Company, Garden City, New York.

  • Terres, John K. 1968. How birds fly: under the water and through the air. Hawthorne Books Inc., New York.

  • Ware, E. H. 1946. Wing to wing: birdwatching adventures in five countries. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York.
Now the trick will be trying to find the time to actually sit down and read one or two of them!


Blogger John B. said...

I was not aware that Halle had written more about birds than Spring in Washington. I will have to keep an eye out for his other books.

May 21, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger Patrick B. said...

I read A World of Watchers last year. It's great.

May 21, 2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Patrick.

May 21, 2007 8:40 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

According to the back flap of The appreciation of birds, Halle has written 21 books on a variety of topics. Other titles of interest to birders include Birds against men (1938), The storm petrel and the owl of Athena (1970), and The sea and the ice (1989).

May 21, 2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just finishing up A World of Watchers. Great read! After your post about eating poison ivy, I coincidentally came across an old copy of Euell Gibbons' Stalking the Wild Asparagus at my local secondhand bookstore. That's up next. Thanks for the tip!

May 25, 2007 6:17 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thanks, Iris. I'm reading The appreciation of birds right now, but based on your comment may move on to Watchers next.

May 25, 2007 8:55 PM  

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