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Book Review: Two Dianas In Somaliland

Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip, by Agnes Herbert This is a strange and somewhat fascinating book that simply begs to be viewed from a variety of perspectives. The fact that the author claims herself to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mammals Of Somaliland

The Mammals Of Somaliland by Ralph Evelyn Drake-Brockman This is a book that will not meet the approval of those with a contemporary view of animals and how they should be dealt with. This book generally consists of short and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady And The Panda

The Lady And The Panda: The True Adventures Of The First American Explorer To Bring Back China’s Most Exotic Animal, by Vicki Constantine Croke This book is an interesting one, because it occurs at a vitally important time, in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Panda Nation

Panda Nation: The Construction And Conservation Of China’s Modern Icon, by E Elena Songster How and when did the panda become so important to China, and what has been done by China to preserve the vulnerable animal and to understand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Panda

Book Review: Panda: An Intimate Portrait Of One Of The World’s Most Elusive Animals, by Heather Angel Pandas are elusive animals, and with good reason, because they happen to have attracted the interest of humanity and this interest came with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Echidna: Australia’s Enigma

The Echidna: Australia’s Enigma, by Dr. Peggy Rismiller As is often the case in books like this, this volume is not only about the echidna and what an odd animal it happens to be, but also about the author, because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Echidnas (World’s Weirdest Animals)

Echidnas (World’s Weirdest Animals), by Marcia Zappa One of the things that is not well understood is that weirdness is generally a sign of the oddness of creators, as opposed to the dull uniformity that comes from emergent processes lacking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Echidnas

Echidnas, by Lola M. Schaefer This book about echidnas is part of a series about tiny-spiny animals. And if an animal belonged in the category of tiny and spiny, it was certainly the obscure echidna, which is my second favorite … Continue reading

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On Red Pandas And Slacktivism

What is it that a child reading a book about red pandas can do about their endangered status? While the red panda is a cute animal, it appears unlikely that it is long to have a robust life outside of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Pandas (Paws And Claws)

Red Pandas (Paws And Claws), by Sara Swan Miller It seems that books about red pandas are all the same. Having read three books on this obscure animal, I can safely say that there is very little difference between the … Continue reading

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