Sleeping with Wolves by Ph.D., Ken Fischman

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"Some of Fischman’s essays offer fascinating constructs. Others seem to be missing the legs of an argument... It should prove a largely worthwhile read for wilderness and nature enthusiasts."
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Do you want to know why Mediterranean fish are shrinking, Yellowstone elk are growing enormous racks and elephants are being born tuskless? Then, this book is for you.

Learn other fascinating stuff, such as how wolves became dogs, why studying GMOs can be detrimental to scientists' careers and whyLittle Red Riding Hood should avoid sitting at isolated bus stops. You might also want to know how seventeenth century Native Americans were aware that a nearby volcano had erupted 7,000 years ago, how we know that the deadly poisonous water hemlock plant tastes sweet and why you do not have to starve to death if lost in a swamp. You will also learn why a well-known wilderness survival teacher never wears shoes nor goes anywhere without a supply of Trojan brand condoms.

In stories, adventures and essays such as the "Incredible Shrinking Megafauna,"  "My Son the Indian" and "The Pleistocene Massacres" he reveals many secrets of nature and science.

All this and other fascinating, funny and informative information awaits you if you read Sleeping With Wolves by Doctor Ken Fischman, a retired geneticist, kayaker and survival teacher. You will also meet in his book some bazaar and colorful characters who are trying to save the world by teaching kids how to break rocks, start fires without matches and dig a rather large hole in the snow on top of a mountain during a raging blizzard.

I know that you cannot resist this. Do not even try as Dr. Fischman follows nimbly in the tracks of science and nature authors like Stephen J. Gould, David Quammen, Loren Eisley and Jared Diamond in sharing important information with the reader in a readable and often hilarious way.
 

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Published June 27, 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 222 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.
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Above average
on Sep 05 2016

"Some of Fischman’s essays offer fascinating constructs. Others seem to be missing the legs of an argument... It should prove a largely worthwhile read for wilderness and nature enthusiasts."

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