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Article Review: Vol. 26: China: Hong Kong: Plague Rats

One of the more fascinating contemporary reads of medical literature does not take very long to read.  If you look up on JSTOR articles relating to the plague you will find a great many cases where monthly medical journals discussed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horsemanship For Beginners

Horsemanship For Beginners, by Evelyn Pervier A book like this can certainly be profitably read, but it does not start off on the right foot, because the author seeks to start out the book by discussing the fanciful speculation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hints On Horsemanship

Hints On Horsemanship To A Nephew And A Niece, by Col. George Greenwood One of the more interesting aspects of this book is the way that it could only have been written in the period before World War I.  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game

Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game, by Luke Crane & David Petersen I must admit that I’m not familiar with the cartoon that this game is based on, but the concept itself is easy enough to understand.  If you like your role … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: How The Dog Became The Dog

How The Dog Became The Dog:  From Wolves To Our Best Friends, by Mark Derr, read by David Colacci In some ways this book is a bit of a cop-out.  While the author does discuss the insights of genetic genealogy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storey’s Guide To Raising Meat Goats

Storey’s Guide To Raising Meat Goats:  Managing, Breeding, Marketing, by Maggie Sayer This is an interesting book, at least for those who have some interest in animal husbandry, that suggests to the financially-minded goat breeder that there can be some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies, by Cheryl K. Smith One can learn a lot about the preoccupations of an author by reading their books.  And although one might think that a book in a series like this one would be devoid … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dairy Goat Handbook

The Dairy Goat Handbook:  For Backyard, Homestead, And Small Farm, by Ann Starbard What accounts for the appeal of goats?  As is the case in many aspects of existence, there is a wide disconnect between the importance of goats worldwide, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vulture: The Private Life Of An Unloved Bird

Vulture:  The Private Life Of An Unloved Bird, by Katie Fallon In general, it would be accurate to say that the vulture is unloved by most people.  They are thought of as gross for eating carrion.  They are regularly made … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vultures (Amazing Animals)

Vulture (Amazing Animals), by Kate Riggs In my reading of books about odd animals, I have found it interesting that there exist multiple attempts on the part of authors to write about vultures in a way that is appealing to … Continue reading

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