Friday Animal Blog
December 24, 2010
The Friday Animal Blog is taking a Christmas and New Year's break. See you on Friday, January 7th!
December 17, 2010
Only one of our cats, the jet-black Nicholas Longtail, is named for Christmas- he showed up, abandoned but people-friendly, at the feral colony my husband manages, a few Christmases ago. So we named him in a Beatrix Potter-ish way (remember Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddleduck, et. al?) after St. Nick (more…)
December 10, 2010
Take any of my classes in biological anthropology, and you figure it out right quick. I find all nonhuman primates fascinating, but not equally so. Great apes—the orangutans of Asia, and the chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas of Africa—are the spice of my anthropological life. To my great good fortune, I’ve spent (more…)
December 3, 2010
As we enter into holiday gift-buying time, like most writers (and readers!) I’m having fun recommending my favorite books to others—animal books, of course.
To start off, here (in italics) are excerpts from three published reviews I've written about volumes in the fantastic Animal Series (Reaktion Books). Each single- word title in (more…)