Blog posts tagged with 'winter vortex'

Summer Reading
Having survived freezing, frequently sub zero temperatures, blizzards, ice, snow, treacherous road conditions and other horrors of the winter vortex, this summer you deserve to stretch out on that beach towel under a warm sun and immerse yourself in a good book, preferably one that transports you to distant lands. Here are some of Longitude's recommendations for a rewarding summer of reading.
The Sibley Guide to Birds: 2nd Edition
Every morning those of us socked by the winter vortex wake hopeful for the first sounds of spring:  the crack of a baseball bat, the roar of a lawnmower coming to life and, of course, birdsong. As the weather warms everyone -- from the avid birder to the chilled layperson eager to spot the first robin -- will be able to identify those feathered signposts of a milder season. The Sibley Guide to Birds, last released in 2000, is now available in a new, revised and updated second edition.