PositiveLibrary Journal... [Dunn] has written an engaging history of the species while also shedding insight into why people, such as John James Audubon and Henry David Thoreau, have been astonished by them ... inviting ... Notably, the author takes care to consider the place of hummingbirds in the history, literature, and cultures of their locales. Dunn writes passionately about climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, and unchecked development—all the work of humans—on hummingbird populations. For Dunn, mankind is inextricably linked to hummingbirds and their fate ... An essential book for bird watchers, especially hummingbird lovers, as well as anyone interested in natural history.
RaveLibrary JournalBased on recent scientific research and his own research and bird observations, Weidensaul vividly explains how humans, through destruction of habitat and global warming, are threatening many bird species populations ... Each chapter on the different bird species and migration experiences will vibrantly inform readers about the habits of migratory birds.
RaveLibrary JournalPearson tells the moving story of the Heart Mountain Eagles, a high school football team organized at the camp. In telling the story of the team and the internment camp itself, Pearson describes ongoing fear, racism, and discrimination, especially as surrounding rural, white communities in Wyoming refused to play against the team ... This well-written and researched book will strongly appeal to those interested in U.S. history and civil rights.
RaveLibrary JournalShe describes how more experienced birders welcomed her into their world, uncritically and nonjudgmentally, and facilitated her passage to a better life ... Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe author conveys how Japanese leaders hoped the resulting casualties would wear down U.S. troops and a war-weary American public, forcing the U.S. to negotiate rather than imposing unconditional surrender ... Wheelan\'s detailed, mainstream account of the Battle of Okinawa and its significance in World War II history will especially appeal to fans of military history interested in the Pacific Theater.