Building Better Bodies, Protecting Data, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2017, Pt. 4


Buting, Jerome F. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System. Harper. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062569318. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062569332. TRUE CRIME The criminal defense lawyer for Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder trial, chronicled in the headlines-making Netflix original documentary series, Making a Murderer, Buting uses that case and […]

The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt | LJ Review


LJ’s review of Emily Voigt’s The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish

From Billions to None | LJ DVD Review


LJ’s review of the DVD From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman | LJ Review


Ackerman documents the amazing and almost unbelievable abilities of birds to migrate great distances, remember where thousands of food items are stored, and adapt to nonnative areas.

Sex in the Sea by Marah J. Hardt | LJ Review


Hardt (research codirector, Future of Fish) has written a clever, informative book about marine animal reproduction. Covering the diverse range of creatures under the sea, the process of baby-making from flatworms to barnacles to octopus to whales is eye-opening and entertaining.

Survival Skills, Music Conservation, Parrots of the Wild, & More | Reference Short Takes, November 1, 2015


Emerson offers a solid (if scary) addition to the survival guide collections, an uplifting compendium for larger New Age collections, important knowledge from an expert on early musical instruments, a rich study of “the most human of birds”

A Winged Bounty: Recent Books About Birds


Of prime interest to naturalists, biologists, birders, and hunters is Baldassarre’s Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America; Elphick’s excellent book is generously illustrated and easy to use; a discussion on hummingbirds’ evolution.

Nonfiction: Sportswriter Epstein, Victorian London, Alaska Memoir, plus Info Tech, World War II History, Ebola | Xpress Reviews


A new volume for Epstein readers, an atypical look at London’s social history, a beautifully written memoir of Alaska, naturalists will savor McAllister’s love letter, the U.S. Army’s Pathfinders in action, a defined study of sociology.

Vicarious Voyages | Collection Development: Armchair Travel


An armchair voyage is a journey of exploration—a pilgrimage, a feast for the soul, and a way of satisfying curiosities. These 27 resources, including apps, will help users travel routes and set sail for adventures that won’t require security checks or encounter airport snafus.

Reference Reviews | November 15, 2013


Reviews of Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology, Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language, and Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.