What It’s Like to Be a Dog is a well-written, enthusiastic account of a scientific study sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to image dogs’ brains by Magnetic Resonance Imager
“He takes the reader on a journey from single cells, to nervous systems, to self-conscious, self-directed minds. One can’t fault him for lack of vision or ambition.”
Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.
The Dark Mountain Project is a worldwide collective of writers, artists, activists co-founded by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, dedicated to creating “uncivilized” art, poetry, prose, and more.
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky is a really long book at 800 pages.
“A wonderful, talented, slice of Africa, an Africa fast receding . . .”
“Horse enthusiasts regularly experience the ways in which horses uplift and save us, giving meaning and peace . . .”
Walter S. Judd, professor emeritus from the University of Florida's Biology Department, would rescue us from being "plant blind." Dr.
“Rather than theological bickering or ‘irrelevant moral imperatives,’ Wathey reminds us of our humanism and our hubris.”
“a compelling book that will enrich your knowledge of genetics and its potential.”
“a challenging book that covers a wide span of scientific, social, and public policy issues. . . . an excellent resource . . .”
“Sex, Love and DNA is a wonderful introduction to genetics.
“This is a book you’ll want to drink up, making a point to remember the information tidbits you want to pull out to amaze and amuse your friends at the next wedding, dinner, or cocktail par
“Neanderthal Man forces us to consider how scientific knowledge is created. . . .
"Shaping Humanity is a humanistic portfolio that unpacks the complexities of making, shaping, and viewing human ancestors."
“The ideas are subtle, possibly significant, and slightly unsettling. What more could a reader wish for?”
“Read this book and you’ll toss out all the plastic in your cabinets, rethink your hand sanitizers, go back to bar soap, fret about the labels in your bed materials, think thrice about cosm
“Men and women who have shared the infertility experience will find words that speak for them and to them in this book.
“. . . 182 pages of bacterial wonderment. . . . Dr. Wassenaar explains how the intestinal bacterial microflora of a fruit fly (affected by diet) drives mating preference.
“Ms. Herz indeed proves her point about ‘benign masochism.’ We are disgusted by disgust. And we can’t stop reading about it.”
“Long for This World is a grand survey of cutting-edge biology in the hands of visionary researchers, made vivid by Mr. Weiner’s marvelous writing.”
“Ms. Eilperin regales us with the facts with all the smoothness of a skilled storyteller. . . .
Amy Stewart is right. When it comes to “bugs” we are seriously outnumbered. According to her math, the ratio runs about 200 million to one.
I don’t know. I am torn over The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane. On the one hand, it is an encyclopedia of snail and slug information.
The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.