Despite their beauty, variation, and ubiquity, mosses are not something with which even some of the most experienced naturalists among us are necessarily familiar; however this new Princeton Field Guide may be just to making the study of them much more popular.
News of newly published or forthcoming books.
I thought I’d take a short break from writing a review of one of the most problematic books I’ve yet read about Charles Darwin to make a recommendation of one of the best collections I know of some of the most important and frequently referenced books he himself wrote.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of biographies of famous naturalists as of late. Not surprisingly, Charles Darwin is among those taken up as a subject of one of these books: Paul Johnson’s Darwin: Portrait of a Genius published by Penguin Press.
In The Owl That Fell from the Sky, Dr. Brian Gill, Curator of Land Vertebrates at Aukland’s War Memorial Museum recounts some of the astonishing histories of fifteen specimens presently housed in some of New Zealand’s finest natural history collections.