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Robert Paxton

Robert O. Paxton

Robert O. Paxton is the Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia, specializing in modern European history. He is a Regional Editor of the magazine North American Birds and a former President of the Linnaean Society of New York.
 (February 2021)

Intrepid Navigators

Migration’s demands on birds are as daunting mentally as they are physically.

What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why

by David Allen Sibley

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

by Jennifer Ackerman

Flights of Passage: An Illustrated Natural History of Bird Migration

by Mike Unwin and David Tipling

February 25, 2021 issue

Beate Klarsfeld interrupting the West German chancellor in the Bundestag to shout ‘Kiesinger, Nazi, resign!,’ Bonn, April 1968

The Children Strike Back

Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

translated from the French by Sam Taylor

May 24, 2018 issue

Léon Blum, circa 1894

A Surprising Prime Minister

Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

by Pierre Birnbaum, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer

August 13, 2015 issue

A great horned owl, nearly two feet tall, whose presence in John Marzluff’s Seattle suburb ‘directly benefits our garden by keeping the nonnative eastern cottontail rabbits on edge’

It’s Time to Live with the Birds

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

by John M. Marzluff, with illustrations by Jack DeLap

November 20, 2014 issue

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