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I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals (Bloombury Sigma) by [Liam Drew]
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“A splendid evolutionary study ... Drew is a wry guide to wonders such as the evolution of the scrotum and the epic journey of marsupial newborns.” ―Nature

“An excellent combination of scientific principle and comedic wit that will appeal to biology fans and non-scientists alike. An excellent read.” ―How It Works

A witty romp through evolution ... I, Mammal is just the sort of book that can spark a love of nature and an appreciation for the ever-changing, eternally correcting march of science.” ―Science

“Quotable, heartfelt and frequently fun.” ―The Biologist

“Drew's immersion makes one proud to be a mammal.” ―Booklist

“Drew vividly conveys the excitement of scientific discovery [and] combines detailed technical information with interesting natural-history tidbits. There's much to be savoured by scientists and nonscientists alike.” ―Publishers Weekly

“From ice-sliding bison and tail-biting platypuses to cats and bats, hedgehogs and hooded seals, I, Mammal will change the way you think about hairy, milk-making, warm-blooded animals (yourself included). This carnival of mammals is science writing at its most funny, companionable and smart.” ―Helen Scales, marine biologist, broadcaster and author of Spirals in Time

“Not only fun and instructive but also wonderfully written, I, Mammal takes us on an erudite journey through mammalian evolution. Liam Drew effortlessly weaves science together with all manner of often very funny anecdotes. Reading it will be a pleasure for scientists and non-specialists alike.” ―René Hen, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Columbia University

"I not only highly recommend reading I, Mammal, I also recommend doing so – as I did – with a notebook and pencil ready at hand so as to be ready to record the many interesting points...It is a book that not only brings new information to light, it helps to make connections between facts that might have already been known by the reader but not yet placed in a relationship to one another." - Johannes E. Riutta, The Well-Read Naturalist

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Liam Drew is a writer, former neurobiologist and mammal. He has a PhD in sensory biology from University College London, and spent twelve years researching the neural and genetic basis of schizophrenia, the biology of pain and the birth of new neurons in the adult mammalian brain at Columbia University, New York and at UCL. His writing has appeared in Nature, New Scientist, Slate and the Guardian. He is director of NeuWrite London, a London subsidiary of 'NeuWrite: a collaborative working group for scientists, writers, and those in between'. He lives in Kent with his wife and two daughters.

@liamjdrew

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071JYWFMW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Sigma; 1st edition (November 2, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 2, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1825 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 364 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Liam Drew is a writer, features journalist and former neurobiologist. He works mainly on biology and biomedical research. He is a regular contributor to Nature, and has also written for The Guardian, New Scientist, Slate, Aeon, Quanta, BBC Wildlife and others. His first book was I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes us Mammals (Bloomsbury, 2017) and he has now written the The Brain Book (DK Publishing, 2021) an introduction to the brain for 7-9 year olds. His academic career was spent between University College London and Columbia University, New York researching many aspects of neuroscience. He now writes in Kent, UK, where he lives with his wife and daughters.

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