The Golden Eagle: Second Edition
1) Watson, Jeff. The Golden Eagle (Second Edition). 2011. Yale University Press/ Poyser. Hardbound: 448 pages. Price: $65.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: A majestic and awe-inspiring bird, the golden eagle flies throughout the northern hemisphere and is one of the largest birds of prey in North America. Among ornithologists and other scientists today, the species attracts great interest and extensive research. The golden eagle has also captured the imaginations of everyday people throughout history, playing various symbolic roles and appearing in the folklore of societies around the globe.
This all-encompassing book presents full current information on the biology and ecology of golden eagles. It includes both original research by raptor expert Jeff Watson and a synthesis of the findings of an array of international scientists. Chapters on such further topics as the cultural importance of golden eagles, conservation issues, and predation on livestock, along with more than 70 superb depictions of the raptors and their landscapes, combine to make this volume the definitive account of the golden eagle. After Watson passed away in September 2007, the book was finished with the help of Des Thompson and Helen Riley.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for anyone interested in Golden Eagles! People interested in other raptors will like this book also.
2) Lumpkin, Susan and John Seidensticker. Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide. 2011. Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback: 235 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: To some, rabbits are simply a docile pet for the classroom or home. To others, they are the cute animals munching on clover or the pests plaguing vegetable gardens. Whatever your interest, in Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide you will discover that they are a more complex group than you might have first imagined. Lumpkin and Seidensticker take these floppy-eared creatures out of the cabbage patch and into the wild, answering 95 frequently asked questions about these familiar and fascinating animals.
With informative photographs and an accessible format, Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide is the one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans. Lumpkin and Seidensticker also talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.
RECOMMENDATION: A good general overview on rabbits.