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Old Saturday 22nd July 2017, 21:08   #76
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they will be outdated by the time they come out.....
Either Hadoram Shirihai is planning to live to a Methuselah-like age or birds are evolving quicker than anyone realised
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The most interesting point is that many photos from Shirihai's upcoming books have been already published, either in the internet or e.g. in the book The World's Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld. Most notable is his Tubenoses Project. So if his new books consists mostly of photos I don't know what it taking so long to publish these books.
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Old Tuesday 25th July 2017, 08:19   #78
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FG Seabirds of the World is now postponed to 1 December 2020

https://www.amazon.de/FG-SEABIRDS-WO...0970628&sr=1-5
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Helm's Mongolian guide is set for Feb of next year according to NHBS, that's one I'm looking forward to if it doesn't slip again

Unusually these days, there is a choice of hard or soft cover. In this case I'll sometimes buy both, keeping the hardcover at home and using the soft cover in the field.


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Today I've got my copy of Birds of Eastern Polynesia by Alice Cibois and Jean-Claude Thibault. I am very satisfied. The accounts are very comprehensive and it is an up to date addition to Steadman's "Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds" (2006). In contrast to Hume & Walters (2012) and Collar et al. (2016) they don't have transferred the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta to the genus Aplonis but they considered it still as incertae sedis. Another change is in Acrocephalus astrolabii. Though Collar et al (HBW & BirdLife Illustrated Checklist, 2016) considered Micronesia (Yap) as provenance, Cibois and Thibault are almost sure that this bird must have came from Gambier, Mangareva. So they have changed the vernacular name to Gambier Reed Warbler.
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Palaeobiology of Extinct Giant Flightless Birds

Palaeobiology of Extinct Giant Flightless Birds reviews what is known of the palaeobiology of various groups of giant flightless birds that lived at different periods of the geological past, from a few hundred years ago to the late Cretaceous, some 70 million years ago. They include the moas of New Zealand and the elephant birds of Madagascar, the dromornithids of Australia, the terror birds of South America, the gastornithids of Laurasia, and Gargantuavis from Europe.

Their biology, ecology, and extinction are reconstructed on the basis of evidence from sources, ranging from palaeontology to functional morphology, geochemistry, and ancient DNA. The giant flightless birds of the past have attracted the attention of both palaeontologists and the general public since the 19th century, and recent investigations have resulted in considerable advances in our understanding of the biology and ecological of these unusual birds.

The authors summarize what is currently known about the various ways in which these flightless birds adapted to terrestrial environments in different parts of the world at different periods of geological time.

http://www.nhbs.com/title/214196/pal...ightless-birds

According to Amazon it will be published on 1 October 2017. (subject to change)
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Birds of the World vol 1 and vol 2 by Shirihai is now postponed to 1 December 2020.
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Neotropical Owls

by Paula L. Enriquez

this book was recently published by Springer.

Interesting that they recognized Glaucidium sicki (Knig) despite the fact that the SACC rejected this name. And the Santa Martha Screech owl is still undescribed. Where is Niels Krabbe when you need him?

http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319571072
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I am slightly disappointed by Mr. Shirihai and his publishing company. I've never seen an author who has more announcements and postponements than him. Three books (FG Seabirds of the World and the two volumes of Birds of the World) by Shirihai have been announced for August 2017. But neither the publishing company Bloomsbury (A&C Black) has confirmed the release date (allegedly August 10, 2017) nor there is an alternate release date for these books.

HWPB (two volumes) will be publishing next July.

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HWPB (two volumes) will be publishing next July.

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Dr. Julian Hume recently wrote to me. If you want to write a book, write it alone. If Lars Svensson is the leading editor it be might indeed Summer 2018, if it is Shirihai I'm not sure.
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Birds of the World vol 1 and vol 2 by Shirihai is now postponed to 1 December 2020.
With Shirihai one might begin to wonder what his life expectancy (at least the active phase of it) might be.
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With Shirihai one might begin to wonder what his life expectancy (at least the active phase of it) might be.
Maybe he will travel until he is 70 and then he is going to write his books. I've recently read that all extant sea birds except of Pterodroma caribbea have been photographed alive (during the Tubenoses Project that last since the beginning of the 2000s). Therefor I don't understand why FG Seabirds of the World will not published earlier than 2020. According to Birds of the World I think Shirihai will photograph some thousand bird species more. In 2013 there were around 5000 species photographed by Shirihai

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Ralph Steadman's (Extinct Boids, Nextinction) new book is out now


Critical Critters

http://www.nhbs.com/ralph-steadmans-...-critters-book

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gal...al-in-pictures

The Guardian shows some sample illustrations, including the blood-smeared Cecil.
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2018 is coming soon and this is one of the first books on my wish list:

Birds of the Canary Islands
By: Eduardo Garca-del-Rey

http://www.nhbs.com/birds-of-the-canary-islands-book

I hope it will have a comprehensive text on Fringilla polatzeki (which was still treated as subspecies of the Tenerife blue chaffinch in Birds of Spain (2017))
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My next buy is "Where to watch Birds in Yorkshire" . New edition
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My next buy is "Where to watch Birds in Yorkshire" . New edition
I've got that Sandra. Not had a chance to use it yet but I'm looking forward to.

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I seem to recall I read somewhere that a new edition of Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe was planned for this (already past) July. Does anyone have any news on that? This book is already 13 years old, so could do with an update.
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I seem to recall I read somewhere that a new edition of Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe was planned for this (already past) July. Does anyone have any news on that? This book is already 13 years old, so could do with an update.
Wildsounds now lists it for November 2019!

Wonder what happend to justify such an enormous delay on a rather short notice. In addition, it looks like there might be a shortage of the first edition coming up. At least, NHBS no longer has it in stock and they don't seem to know when they get it again. Of course, they might not have restocked considering the apparent imminent appearance of the new edition.
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Jonathan Elphick from the Natural History Museum will publish a new book on bird families in 2018

The Handbook of Bird Families

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Wildsounds now lists it for November 2019!

Wonder what happend to justify such an enormous delay on a rather short notice. In addition, it looks like there might be a shortage of the first edition coming up. At least, NHBS no longer has it in stock and they don't seem to know when they get it again. Of course, they might not have restocked considering the apparent imminent appearance of the new edition.
Plenty on Amazon although the hardcover starts from 130 Pounds.

NHBS are the last resort for many, they're expensive and they charge postage in the UK which some (Widsounds, Wordery) do not.


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NHBS are usually stacks cheaper than trying to buy ecology books in Australia, even after postage!
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Joseph Forshaw is currently preparing the first ever book on extinct parrots

Vanished and Vanishing Parrots
Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species
Joseph Forshaw, Frank Knight
- See more at: http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/6517/#news
Scheduled for October in Australia

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and for December elsewhere

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Palaeobiology of Extinct Giant Flightless Birds

http://www.nhbs.com/title/214196/pal...ightless-birds

According to Amazon it will be published on 1 October 2017. (subject to change)
Release date is postponed to December

https://www.elsevier.com/books/palae...-1-78548-136-9
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Wildsounds now lists it for November 2019!
Argentina now July 2020 on Wildsounds.

I hope Mongolia doesn't slip again


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Wildsounds is now free delivery only for orders over 30
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