Category Archives: Readings

Guns, Germs, and Steel/Collapse- Book Reviews

Diamond, Jared. 2005. Collapse. Penguin Group, New York. 525 pp. Diamond, Jared. 1999. Guns, Germs, and Steel. W. W. Norton and Company, New York. 441 pp.   A major factor contributing to a society’s success or failure is its response … Continue reading

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Microbe Hunters- Book Review

De Kruif, Paul. (1926). Microbe Hunters. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc. First published in 1926, Microbe Hunters follows the many adventures of the first scientists to discover and study microorganisms. Paul de Kruif starts off with Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), who biology students would recognize … Continue reading

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The Wolverine Way- Book Review

Chadwick, Douglas. (2010). The Wolverine Way. Ventura, CA: Patagonia Books. In 2004, Douglas Chadwick joined a 5-year wolverine study in Glacier National Park. In this book, he documents his time as part of this project. Chadwick documents the natural history … Continue reading

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The Vital Question- Book Review

The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane Single-celled organisms like bacteria did (and still do) really well for two and a half billion years with very little change in form. Why did some … Continue reading

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