Tagged: book review

‘Old Blue’ an antidote to conservation fatigue - Scibooks

SciBooks Feb 21, 2014

by Sophie Fern REVIEW: Black Robin Country: The Chatham Islands and its wildlife. by David Cemmick and Dick Veitch Hodder and Stoughton, 1985 The story of the survival of the black robins and their matriarch ‘Old Blue’ is well known, but this is a legendary snapshot of the project at a time when no one … Read More

Nothing but science goodness - Scibooks

SciBooks Jan 28, 2014

Reviewed by: Aimee Whitcroft REVIEW: Nothing Edited by: Jeremy Webb (New Scientist) Profile Books Limited, 2013 I’ve read a great many science books over the years, and stacked up against the numerous tomes into which I’ve sunk myself of an afternoon, Nothing has to be one of my favourites.  With chapters by 20 science writers – … Read More

Book review: The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 11, 2013

Looking for a Christmas present for someone who likes reading about ‘things’, how they work, why? Or just generally musing about life. I’ve had past success with anthologies of science writing as gifts, in my case Best American Science and Nature Writing or Best American Science Writing, both part of the long-established ‘Best American’ … Read More

Blockbuster will appeal to serious birders - Scibooks

SciBooks Sep 25, 2013

Reviewed by Alison Ballance REVIEW: Birds of New Zealand: a photographic guide by Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson Auckland University Press 2013 RRP $59.99 Like many New Zealanders I take a strong interest in our country’s natural history, and if you’re talking about our terrestrial vertebrate fauna then you’re pretty much talking about birds. My bookshelves … Read More

Inequality, mental models, and counterfactuals - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Sep 09, 2013

In the recent book Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Jonathan Boston has a really useful chapter. It probably should have started the book as a way of laying some intellectual groundwork, instead of being Chapter 5. It raises the same point as Matt Nolan does at TVHE, quoting Amartya Sen, but with more detail. Here’s Boston: […] … Read More

Book review: The Year Without Pants - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 02, 2013

If sometimes you wonder whether everything possible hasn’t already been written about startups, business, software startups, software businesses and so on (ad nauseum), you wouldn’t be alone. Certainly, the industry which examines this seems pretty healthily active. Books, lectures, blawgs,… Read more › … Read More