Review: Dec. 21--This book is just outstanding! It is the only book that clearly shows how natural selection and evolution really >work< through macroevolution, or the evolution of large body structures. The story that Zimmer relates of how some critters have gone into the sea, back to the land, and repeated this several times, taught me stuff that even I hadn't heard about (as an eclectic reader of evolutionary biology tomes). There's also a fine amount of the history of paleontology woven into t... Read more
Review: A very enjoyable collection of "bite-sized" poems that is a good "pick up once in a while" book. I was first exposed to archy and mehitabel in high school but I found that the poems have much more resonance with the passing of years. The poems are written by "archy", a free verse poet in a past life who has been reincarnated as a philosophical cockroach. He writes by diving headfirst onto a typerwiter -- rendering capital letters and punctuation moot. He observes life around him, and also tells ... Read more
Review: This is perhaps one of the only books in the series (the only one that I can recall, at least) that follows primarily an otter rather the usual main characters. Sadly, this particular story wasn't one of my favorites in the series, as the characters came off a little stiff and I just wasn't as drawn in as I usually am. However, it was still just as beautifully written as all the other books in this series. Read more
Review: This book is so funny i rarely read funny books but this one is worth it. Its funny how Visko can compare us women to animals its just different stories of a Visko and the different woman's in his life.How hes always in and out of love hes never steady. how he thinks hes in love but meets another woman and it all happens again. I can also relate yo this book thats why it catches my attention it always leaves me wondering will visko ever be tied down? Read more
Review: Much better than the "average" cat story, because the author is a writer for the New York Times--he is smart and funny and so is this book.
Most cat books end with the cat dying...and I end up crying, which I don't like. In this one, yes, the cat dies at the end, but the author tells that part so quickly that I was able to read it without tears. That's a good thing! Read more