Friday, June 24, 2016

Kayt Sukel and the Summer of Risk | Get into The Art of Risk with National Geographic Books

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The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance National Geographic Books Hardcover by Kayt Sukel

Kayt has paired up with her publisher, National Geographic Books, for a campaign called #summerofrisk, which runs until July 18, 2016. This stemmed from Kayt receiving comments from other people who said they were trying out various risks in their own life after reading her book. The campaign is all about people considering the risks they want to take this summer and get accountability for it, and share these, adding the #summerofrisk and location hashtags, with the favorites going up on the National Geographic Books Facebook page. The top five favorites will be receiving a National Geographic Summer Reads prize pack.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Julie Zickefoose and Her Baby Birds Watercolor Art Book

The bird sounds used in this video were not intended to be representative of birds from the northeastern United States, specifically the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, where Julie Zickefoose, the author, lives, although you will hear some of them, such as the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, the American Crow, and the Chimney Swift, all of which had been individually added over the ambient background audio. See if you can identify them. Can you also identify the country of origin of the ambient bird sounds?

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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest Hardcover by Julie Zickefoose