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Book Review: Silent Snow by Marla Cone

A prize-winning Los Angeles Times writer brings the horrors of the toxic contamination of the Arctic to your doorstep. Read More »

Book Review: NO by Carl Djerassi

On today's episode of Djerassi High: "Just Say 'NO!'" to painfully poorly written works of science-in-fiction. Read More »

Book Review: 1491 by Charles Mann

It was the accounts of indigenous technology and profound environmental transformation that I found most provocative. Read More »

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Still Awaits Rediscovery

Followers of sound scientific method can only conclude that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is still awaiting rediscovery. Read More »

Book Review: Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

The author of Awakenings writes about a trip to Mexico, and it's a departure in more ways than one. Read More »

Book Review: City Birding: True Tales of Birds and Birdwatching in Unexpected Places

As an ecologist who has discovered a Gyrfalcon in a parking lot and a Kirtland's Warbler on a college campus, I live the stories. Read More »

Book Review: The Bedside Book of Birds

Have a taste for obscure literature, the macabre, or a bird book that is unlike all others? Read More »

Book Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The plot is not the attraction of this book, but acts merely as a framework for Patchett's beautiful writing. Read More »