Tagged: Scibooks

Facts, Freaks and Fun - Scibooks

SciBooks Dec 04, 2013

Reviewed by Siouxsie Wiles REVIEW: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary By Caspar Henderson Published by Granta, 2012  RRP: $22.80 Shortlisted for the  Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Society of Biology book awards (General category) British Book Design & Production Awards (Best British … Read More

Inside Story On Our Gang Nation - Scibooks

SciBooks Dec 03, 2013

Reviewed by Dr Nick Wilson REVIEW: Patched:  The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert Auckland University Press RRP $49.85 WINNER People’s Choice Award of the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013 Patched is based on Dr Jarrod Gilbert’s PhD studies in sociology conducted at the University of … Read More

Birds’ Own Stories Captivate - Scibooks

SciBooks Nov 24, 2013

by Dr Léonie Walker REVIEW: Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead Bloomsbury, London, UK, 2013 RRP $24.99 Shortlisted for 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Professor Tim Birkhead, a behavioural ornithologist, is both an accomplished scientist and a superb communicator. His new book is an … Read More

Molesworth: a story every kiwi should know - Scibooks

SciBooks Nov 13, 2013

Reviewed by Jane Hall REVIEW: Molesworth: Stories from New Zealand’s largest high country station by Harry Broad.  Photographs by Rob Suisted. Craig Potton Publishing RRP: $69.99 The high country stations of the South Island of New Zealand have a mystic appeal to the males in my family:  huge, tough, rough, difficult country, but fascinating. I … Read More

Extinct moa brought to life - Scibooks

SciBooks Oct 09, 2013

Reviewed by George Gibbs REVIEW: Moa: the life and death of New Zealand’s legendary bird by Quinn Berentson. Craig Potton Publishing. 2013. RRP $49.99 Winner  2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize Winner 2013 New Zealand Post Best First Book Non Fiction The bird that fascinated the world ever … Read More

Keepers of natural history - Scibooks

SciBooks Oct 08, 2013

Reviewed by Jim Hefford REVIEW: The Owl that fell from the sky: stories of a museum curator by Brian Gill Awa Press 2012 RRP $35.00 Ebook $11.99 Natural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell – often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange coincidences.” Such … Read More

A new book with attitude – but also strong science - Scibooks

SciBooks Sep 30, 2013

by Tony Blakely REVIEW: Appetite for Destruction: Food – the good, the bad and the fatal by Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons Public Interest Publishing, October 2013 RRP $35 Gareth Morgan is known as a smart economist and a bit of a stirrer of public debate. Think domestic cat control to save birds. Think “Big … Read More