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September 21, 2016

Birds and Birdwatchers by Gerry Rising

Filed under: Books — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am


I am pleased to see that Gerry Rising has a new book out.

For 25 years Gerry wrote a weekly column for the Buffalo News called Nature Watch. This book contains 100 of those essays. Some of them are about individual bird species. I like to think I have some knowledge of birds but I learned something new and interesting about each of the species he has written about. Many of the most fascinating concern species which are now extinct.

Other essays touch on some of the interesting people who have been passionate about birds. This includes well known personalities like Roger Tory Peterson and some less well known like Alan Klonick who apparently jumped into the frigid Genesee River to help further bird knowledge. But I’ll let Gerry tell that story.

The book is available in paperback from Amazon. You can find it here:

Birds and Birdwatchers

I highly recommend it!!

September 20, 2012

The Nature Watch Collection – Book One

Filed under: General — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am


I think those who love nature and the outdoors would be fascinated by this first collection of writings from Gerry Rising.

“For over twenty years Gerry Rising has been writing a weekly “Nature Watch” column for The Buffalo News. A collection of some of his columns is now available in eBook format.

Dr. Gerald R. Rising Sr., the Gerry Rising of these columns, is State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. His “day job” at the university has been working with school mathematics teachers and teaching mathematics and computer science. Rising is the author of over a dozen mathematics texts. The most recent include Program Your Calculator and About Mathematics, the latter written for college liberal arts students.”

I am pleased to have been able to share in this project by having my images included in the publication.

You can check it out at Amazon  The Nature Watch Collection Book One

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