The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China’s Political Animal (Henry Nicholls)

I read The Way of the Panda for two reasons. One, it’s partially about science, and I want to buck the American trend of scientific ignorance and make sure I’m informed about science topics. That’s cheating a bit, though, because of the second reason: this book combines animals and history. Animals – especially carnivores (in … Continue reading The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China’s Political Animal (Henry Nicholls)

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Carnivores of the World (Luke Hunter / illus. Priscilla Barrett)

I saw this book recommended a while back at one of my favorite science blogs, Darren Naish’s long-running Tetrapod Zoology. I go there more or less often depending on what I’m currently reading about, but seriously, if you like to geek out about weird animals, visit this blog. A quick look at the home page … Continue reading Carnivores of the World (Luke Hunter / illus. Priscilla Barrett)