GrrlScientist is an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer who writes about evolution, ethology and ecology, especially in birds. Also publishes a few invited guest blog essays.
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Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books lists by sharing the maths, physics, astronomy, chemistry and earth sciences books that I consider to be amongst the best published this year in this genre of popular sciences. […]
Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!Continuing on with the theme I started recently, I am naming some of the popular science books in the biological sciences that I think are the best of 2014. The biological sciences are an even larger genre and more difficult-to-define than is nature writing, but it […]
Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best nature books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the naturalists on your holiday gift-giving list!Yesterday, when I was tearing through my bookshelves hoping to discover books to include on my Best Bird Books of 2014 list, I ran across a number of wonderful nature books that I had to share with you, too. In retrospect, it is interesting to note that I had a much more difficult time […]
This is the first time I’ve ever shared a list of my favourite birds books, but I think you’ll find lots of ideas for all the bird-nerds on your holiday gift-giving list!I’ve never before assembled a formal end-of-year-list of what I consider to be the best bird books published but, inspired by Ian “Birdbooker” Paulsen’s recent blog piece, “The Best Bird Books of 2014” (and because the holidays are here and people are seeking gifts for the […]
A most excellent Christmas gift for Londoners, courtesy of the Natural History Museum.As the Christmas holidays stampede relentlessly down upon us, the Natural History Museum has given Londoners the best holiday gift that anyone could possibly wish for: a Stegosaur! Dubbed “Sophie” after the daughter of the wealthy hedge fund manager whose donation made this acquisition possible, she is now on public display for you to enjoy.Stegosaurus are mini-bus sized herbivorous dinosaurs that […]
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