“Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond” is a new free e-book brought to you by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation. The official e-publication date is Sept. 10, with a launch event on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Environment Center in DeKorte Park.
The crowd-sourced project features amazing images by 19 nature photographers, as well as chapters on the Bald Eagle’s amazing recovery in the region, the state and nationwide.
Contributing authors include raptor expert Scott Weidensaul and Kathy Clark of the N.J. Endangered and Nongame Species Program. CWF’s David Wheeler wrote the foreword.
Readers of this blog can now download a free copy of the e-book at the link below – it is a pdf with a page-turning function so you can view it easily on your computer by clicking the lower right-hand corner of the pdf. If you open the link on your iPad or Kindle, you should be able to view it on your device at the click of a button. The link to the e-book is here.
More info on the book, including a list of the contributing photographers, is here.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Meadowlands Commission is ordering several copies for whoever wants to buy a hard-cover or soft-cover book at cost – including followers of the Meadowlands Nature Blog.
By ordering together, we should be able to get a discount that will cover shipping and sale. Figure a bit under $45 for the hard cover and a bit under $35 for a soft cover (it is a high-quality print-on-demand publisher).
By ordering soon, we’ll get the books before the Sept. 17 event. If you want to order through the commission, please e-mail Jim Wright (jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov) asap and let him how many copies you want and whether you want hard-cover or soft-cover.
To see the hard-cover book on the print-on-demand publisher’s website, click here.
To see the soft-cover book on the print-on-demand publisher’s website, click here.
And, as we mentioned, the book is available free as an e-book.