“Science is about the Age of Rocks, religion tells us about the Rock of Ages” – or so the late Dr. Stephen J. Gould is frequently quoted as having written. It’s a clever quip – one I’ve heard often repeated, both humorously and seriously; however…
News of newly published or forthcoming books.
To those of us who are natural history museum enthusiasts, curators are the veritable high priestesses and priests of the temple. The opportunity to meet and chat with one during a visit, even if for only a few minutes, makes the day a red letter one indeed.
Dr. Erica McAlister knows quite a lot about flies – something that she no doubt finds handy as Collections Manager for Diptera, Siphonaptera, Archnida and Myriapoda at the Natural History Museum. So as you might expect, news of her forthcoming book “The Secret Life of Flies” has been greeted with great excitement by naturalists around the world.
What with all the recent bad news for and involving wolves in the press these past few weeks, I was particularly gladdened to receive a copy of a new book that recounts the life and adventures of one of my home state’s best known members of the species, Beckie Elgin’s “Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History.”