"The first collection of this brilliant British Poet published in 1993. Science and scientists populate many of her poems. I especially like The Recital of Lost Cities. Could it be the first poem about global warming?"
"A short but provocative book arguing that human activity is now the guiding hand of natural selection and that we should give up the idea of protecting species spefic habitat and instead concentrate on protecting the crucial functions of ecosystems."
"An amazing insight to the destruction of the Dust Bowl years and the people who lived through it. I'm sure that unless you were there you will never fully understand the challenges of those years, but Egan helps us all get a little closer. He also provides the import lesson in this global warming era that human disruption of nature can have destructive consequences."
"Read the first few chapters in prep for work trip to Alaska and Canada. Pretty engaging and informative, but I put it down after the trip was cancelled. Maybe I'll pick it up if the trip gets rescheduled."
"If only all scientists could write this well for a non-scientific audience, we probably wouldn't suffer as much scientific illiteracy. The first few chapters are an elequoent ode to life. Some chapters in the middle don't live up to the opening but are still very good. Near the end is a great chapter on Wilson's teaching philosophy."
"This book makes me sad for two reasons: 1) It is Molly Ivins' last book and 2) The erosion of our Bill of Rights by the Bush Administration that it chronicles. But it makes me happy by telling the stories of Americans fighting back and doing as Molly always admonished "giving them hell.""