Tag Archives: animals-and-people

Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz

Read October 2016 to February 2017 Recommended for dog lovers and scent enthusiasts  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Me, non-fiction and the Kindle–we’re a match made in heaven. For naps. So the fact that it took me so long to … Continue reading

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Spillover by David Quammen. Be very, very afraid. But impressed.

January 2015 Recommended for fans of diseases, outbreaks, animals, public health, travel  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ David Quammen is prescient. He appears to have predicted the 2014 Ebola outbreak and country jumping years before it happened. Alright, … Continue reading

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Birdology by Sy Montgomery. Or, Sy and the Birds

November 2014 Recommended for people who want to learn more about birds  ★    ★    1/2 I’m a bird lover, so Birdology seemed an easy sell. The subtitle elaborates: “Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous … Continue reading

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Dog On It

Read February 2014 ★   ★   ★ Light fun. If you are a dog lover with a tolerance for whimsy and in the mood for some mystery, Dog On It should fit the bill.  Definitely a clever concept tailored for canine fans, … Continue reading

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Bird Brains by Candace Savage

Recommended for novice bird watchers, visual readers Read from October 29 to November 13, 2012 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Bird-brain is by no means an insult. When I happened upon the book Bird Brains by Candace Savage at the … Continue reading

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