Quiet, beautifully written reflections on nature and the mindful life, laced with the thoughts and writings of Thoreau.
A fascinating account of groundbreaking science and the people who make it possible.
Fascinating, especially to readers interested in wildlife conservation and the rehabilitation of elephants.
The chapter on avian emotions...is navigated with caution and Birkhead delicately adds "I am not going to speculate about the emotions that might be involved in avian infidelity". This book kicked off as three-to-one favourite to win the Royal Society Winton Prize. I can see why.
This is a marvelous book to take on vacation.
...by the pleasures provided by this pacy, readable and entertaining manifesto for a zoobiquitous approach to health and wellbeing, to be welcomed by vets and other human animals.
Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters.
The kind of wisdom he brings to Weeds desperately needs to inform the direction of agricultural science.
Important for a young audience, she is a refreshingly graceful storyteller with a finely tuned ear for the discerning detail.
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
Pathos and humor are her main companions on the trail, although she writes vividly about the cast of other pilgrims that she encounters.
A superb examination of the never-ending effort to enhance life, as well as the commensurate refusal to ever let it go.
. . . printed on Rolland Enviro™ 100 Book, which is manufactured using FSC-certified 100% postconsumer fiber and meets permanent paper standards.
The pop-ups, particularly a half-cylinder tree trunk that sprouts from the center of the spread and a large accordionlike cocoon, are well executed and engaging. While the prominent use of white space lends a sparser feel than in the picture book, the shimmering wings of the pop-up butterfly dazzle on the final spread.
In an understated and intimate partnership, Fogliano and Stead conjure late winter doldrums and the relief of spring’s arrival, well worth the wait.
But for the most part, his humor is exactly as dry and wry as the subject demands.
Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment--with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age.
...great narrative nonfiction.
"Ocean of Life" is an excellent and engrossing work. Mr. Roberts, a British professor of marine conservation, has corralled an astonishing collection of scientific discovery, and he conveys it with non-textbook readability.
He maintains a folkloric narrative that results in a traditional story arc complete with repetition, drama and a satisfying conclusion. A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached.