While I have long enjoyed Foreign Policy magazine’s podcast for its intelligent and lively discussions on its title subject, I was particularly impressed by the most recent episode, which is entirely dedicated to an interview of Dr. Jane Goodall by FP CEO and editor David Rothkopf upon the occasion of Dr. Goodall being honored with FP’s Global Thinker Lifetime Achievement Award.
Items of Interest Worth Remembering
“But I am aiming for a bigger audience than students of life sciences. Reading the Origin can teach anyone at any level important lessons about the structure of science and the meaning of the word theory. […] Reading the Origin can also highlight the role that that evolutionary theory played in shaping the future development of science.”
The CBC’s 24 December episode of Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald is entirely dedicated to interviews with authors of recent science-themed books. While not exactly natural history proper, the conversations are indeed interesting. The authors appearing are David Grinspoon, author of Earth in Human Hands; Shaping Our Planet’s Future, Melba Kurman, who along with […]
I opened the just-arrived volume 38, number 24 of the London Review of Books to find Mary Wellesley’s “No looking at my elephant;” which takes Caroline Grigson’s “Menagerie: The History of Exotic Animals in England 1100-1837” as its subject.