Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Regrettably I wasn't able to finish Witness to Extinction  this week as planned. Grad classes starting again killed a bunch of my free time. Hopefully that should be completed this week, along with a review. It's great so far, but really sad and makes you think a lot about the way different countries view wildlife conservation, and just how incredibly difficult the process can be from multiple angles.

Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of BirdsI ordered a few more library books, most notably Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds by John Long and Peter Schouten. I've browsed around a bit and so far I'm really liking it. The illustrations are absolutely fantastic! As a child of the Jurassic Park era, I grew up with a pretty specific concept of what dinosaurs looked like. Science has progressed so much that we now know that many species actually had feathers at some point in their life, and seeing those findings matched with beautifully interpreted visuals is quite stunning.

I also wrote up reviews for What's Smaller Than A Pygmy Shrew? and Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? More books by Wells are incoming.

2 comments:

  1. Feathered Dinosaurs sounds interesting. Have a wonderful week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-24.html

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  2. Witness To Extinction sounds like a good book but sad too.

    Hope you join the Monday What Are You Reading this week as well - this is a special anniversary addition that I am very excited about! :)

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