Archive for October, 2009

October 31, 2009

Disclosure

News, Site News
The Well-read Naturalist just posted about a new FTC ruling regarding endorsement disclosures. The intent seems to be to make sure that relationships “between advertisers and endorsers – connections that consumers would not expect – must be disclosed”. We’ve all seen celebrities endorse products in commercials, on talk shows, etc, without being clear if this [...]

October 30, 2009

Rating Changes

Other
I agonize over the star ratings in my reviews. I don’t even know if anyone out there cares what the rating is, but I do. If I’m going to rate something, I want that rating to reflect my opinion as accurately as possible. The good thing is that the more reviews I do, the better [...]

by Paul Sterry and Brian E. Small

Incredible photographs and exceptional design highlight these new North American field guides.

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Here are a couple of new reviews. But first: in my last Review Roundup post, I mentioned that I was about to become a father. Well, now I have! Our daughter, Cecelia Grace, was born on September 24. So far everyone has been doing pretty well, just tired. I took last week off of work [...]

by Richard Chandler

A very good identification guide to the shorebirds of the northern hemisphere.

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