THE BOOKSHOP BOOK

If you are obsessed with books, a bibliophile, and have a compulsive curiosity of all their permutations; writing, writers, editing, publishing and an array of their sacroscant niches: libraries and bookstores. You will be enthralled with Jen Campbell’s The Bookshop Book.   As suggested by the title, the crosshair emphasis is on the nesting site of… Continue reading THE BOOKSHOP BOOK

PLANKTON

A Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring For Water Quality This year I want to initiate a study on plankton; both, freshwater and marine. Being at a lost on how to commence, I have been perusing the literature for ideas, and texts for direction on monitoring and collecting methods. The book below, the first of… Continue reading PLANKTON

The Exhilarating SKEPTICS AND Connection Between TRUE BELIEVERS Science and Religion

This is another book admonishing the Skeptic/Atheist to play nice; advocating tolerance to ones that need spiritual sustenance. Chet Raymo advocates a Stephen Jay Gould’s NOMA, “nonoverlapping magisterial”; wherein, science and religion are afforded the breathing room to coexist peacefully, a position of respectful noninterference: Science defines the natural world; conversely, religion, our debatable moral… Continue reading The Exhilarating SKEPTICS AND Connection Between TRUE BELIEVERS Science and Religion

DARWIN THE WRITER By George Levine

George exclaims that Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, extolled as the most important book written in English during the 19th Century, earth-quake like, rattled the foundation of our arrogant anthropocentric position in our galaxy—the universe. Professor Levine foments the suggestion that, not only does Chuckey’s theory of Evolution rock the Science world of… Continue reading DARWIN THE WRITER By George Levine

THE REPUBLICAN BRAIN The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality by Chris Mooney

If your mind and personality traits are products of your brain, and the traits are a corollary of a political preference, then, Chris suggests your biology will determine your political persuasion:  if you crave certainty and are punctilious, most likely you are a conservative; conversely, if have a proclivity for novelty, and are open minded,… Continue reading THE REPUBLICAN BRAIN The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality by Chris Mooney

MACHIAVELLI by Miles J Unger

Miles Unger new bio on Machiavelli, whose name is an eponym for the political stratagem on how to acquire and retain power without compunction to scruples or conscience, paints Niccolo Machiavelli aesthetically with broad strokes as the father of political science; diplomat, with an astute appreciation of human nature–a predecessor of Freud, if you will–and… Continue reading MACHIAVELLI by Miles J Unger

Politics as if Evolution Mattered–Darwin, Ecology and Social Justice by Lorna Salzman

Lorna Salzman is a professional environmentalist who formerly has worked with Friends of the Earth and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. In 2002, she was the Green Party’s candidate for President. In her svelte book, Politics as if Evolution Mattered, ATP charged, Hemingway simple prose, promotes the concept that Evolution is the… Continue reading Politics as if Evolution Mattered–Darwin, Ecology and Social Justice by Lorna Salzman

The Facts of Life: Science and the Abortion Controversy

Harold Morowitz & James Trefil authored a book, The Facts of Life; Science and the Abortion Controversy, elucidating and simplifying an issue that has been marred and mutantized with the culture memes of conservative politics and religious dogma. The abortion debate ascended to its political apogee mayhem with the Supreme Court’s decision of Roe v… Continue reading The Facts of Life: Science and the Abortion Controversy

The Hemlock Cup

Bettany Hughes a historian of considerable acclaim, who has presented multiple documentaries for BBC, PBS, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic—whose academic home base Oxford University, where she received a degree in ancient and medieval history has written an excellent bio on Socrates. Socrates, a 25 century icon personality (fifth-century BC), whose… Continue reading The Hemlock Cup