Books by Ron Hirschi

OUR THREE BEARS by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Hirschi's latest wildlife title examines the habitats, life-cycle and threats to the three bears that populate the United States: black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

The answer to the subtitle is habitat destruction, pollution, global warming, reduction of prey, war, poachers and often all of the above. Read full book review >

OCEAN SEASONS by Ron Hirschi
NATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

Unfurling the observation that seasonal cycles aren't solely land-based phenomena, veteran naturalist Hirschi sails readers from one spring to the next along the northern Pacific coast. Read full book review >

SEARCHING FOR GRIZZLIES by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

In this informative offering, Hirschi gives readers an up-close-and-personal look at grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, providing details about the animal's habitat, environment and eating habits in a tone so conversational that the text feels like a personal tour from an experienced guide. Read full book review >

WHEN MORNING COMES by Ron Hirschi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Naturalist and wildlife watcher Hirschi (Dance With Me, 1995, etc.) celebrates the coming of day in a brief poetic text, with accompanying full-color photographs by Mangelsen. Read full book review >

DANCE WITH ME by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Loosely connected, quasi-poetic thoughts about the movements of animals and their relationship to human dance serve as an excuse for looking at full-color, action-packed photographs of animals in their natural habitat. Prairie chickens dance in rhythmic patterns of leaping and strutting to attract a mate, polar bears may greet each other with a playful, shuffling dance, and butterflies seem to dance as they flutter through the air. Read full book review >

DISCOVER MY WORLD: FOREST by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Identifications (not always specific: which tree/woodpecker/butterfly?) are given at the end, where a bit more information is also included. An attractive corollary to the many pet and farm animal books. A companion volume presents creatures of the ocean. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)

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Ten woodland species that share one habitat are introduced in a simple text couched as a series of questions, accompanied by watercolor illustrations that strike a nice balance between representation accurate enough for identification and a touch of sentimentality for popular appeal (e.g., the rabbit and the fawn). Read full book review >


More homage and inspiration than information, photos of creatures that might be seen by someone from a canoe while waiting to glimpse a pair of loons, at last descried in their dramatic mating dance. Read full book review >