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The Wild City Book: Loads of Things To Do Outdoors in Towns and Cities

This book will appeal to those interested in children's nature activities; however, the audience should note that the terminology and environment reflect the UK.

My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures Within America's National Parks

Wauer nudged the NPS toward resource management, but his memoir largely reads like a scientific journal, making his book best suited to those interested in management of the national parks or in the specific areas listed above.

Stolen Remains: A Lady of Ashes Mystery

This title may have some appeal for Victoriana fans and those who liked the first book, although the resolution leaves some questions unanswered. Including this much detail on Victorian life borders on the pedantic.

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

Nature lovers, gardeners, and birders will find this fascinating; those less connected to nature may have their eyes opened by some of Haupt's reflections.

The World's Rarest Birds

Essential for birders, both armchair and actual, and readers in ecology and conservation. The scope, depth and organization is exemplary. The links to regularly updated information through the QR codes means the book's value will continue.


Attractive, complete, and handy, this book is most highly recommended for all but the smallest academic and public libraries.


The chapter describing the meeting between Burroughs and Jane stretches the reader's credulity, but the rest of the novel features enough action and adventure to satisfy most Tarzan aficionados. Excitement, danger, labyrinths, pyramids, treasure, and volcanoes abound, as Jane and Tarzan learn to trust and love each other.

Bird Sense

Birkhead provides fascinating information for birders and naturalists, but his story often lacks smooth transitions between topics. His jargon may be unfamiliar to nonbirders, and because the author is British some terminology is different from American usage. Still, birders, naturalists, animal scientists, and students will be interested.

The Borgia Mistress

An occasional odd turn of phrase (the result of the author trying too hard to write language of the period) is accompanied by a satisfyingly twisty plot and rich historical details about Renaissance Italy. Historical romance readers and fans of the first two books will enjoy this.

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