Intelligent Life | Science & Technology, April 1, 2016

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An insightful and fascinating work that seeks to understand animals on their terms rather than ours; a riveting look at mimicry, camouflage, startle displays, communication signals, and reproductive deceptions and their evolutionary impact.

Reptiles and Amphibians, Muscle Cars, and Veteran Statistics | Reference Short Takes, March 1, 2016

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A fun, fascinating fairy-tale theater featuring toads, snakes, and more; an immersive tour of Earth’s history; an essential update of an amphibian-related resource; high-octane fodder for car enthusiasts; a colorful guide to the ­“carpenters” within the world of birds; a volume that will be a valuable one-stop resource for U.S. veterans

Back to Basics: Treatises on Human Origins | LJ Reviews

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Begun’s Real Planet of the Apes is suitable for those with an academic background in the subject; Hands isn’t an easy read; Mesler and Cleaves are timely and accessible; Rothman will appeal to specialists

Split-Brain Theory, Evolution, Interstellar Travel, & More | Science Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 3

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Bell, Jim. The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission. Dutton. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780525954323. $27.95. ASTRONOMY The Voyager spacecraft mission was launched in 1977 with the aim of traveling into interstellar space; Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2013 and sister craft Voyager 2 is expected to do so in 2015. Clipping along […]