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Vintage Nature Illustration Wednesday – the Midland Naturalist

Volume V of the 1882 Midland Naturalist, printed in London.

Volume V of the 1882 Midland Naturalist, printed in London.

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Vintage Nature Illustration Wednesday – Snake

1735 by Albertus Seba (1665–1736) volume 2, Sloane Collection

1735 Thesaurus by Albertus Seba (1665–1736) volume 2, Sloane Collection

Vintage Nature Illustration Wednesday – Eggs

Die Eier der Vögel Deutschlands b, 1818

Die Eier der Vögel Deutschlands b. 1818

{Book Review} Interpretation by Design

Long, long ago, when I was but a sparkly-eyed college student, I wanted a career in graphic design. No one told me to make sure the college you select HAS the career you want – I just assumed all colleges carried the same majors. (Yes, it’s quite a miracle I achieved a degree at all, isn’t it?) Well, none of that mattered anyway, because I took an Anthropology class elective in my first semester and immediately changed my major (and then later took an Ecology elective and realized I had, yet again, chosen incorrectly, but it was too late by then).

I’m not sure how I keep ending up with embarrassing personal stories for you guys when I try to make a point, but what I’m getting at is a very cool book and a very cool blog that you might enjoy if you have an inclination towards graphic design but don’t want to get a degree.

Put this book in your library.

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{Book Review} Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez

I’ve been wanting to dive into the topic of the Gray Wolf for some time now, and I’m starting by reading Barry Lopez’s Of Wolves and Men. It is an excellently researched and thorough book on the history of the relationship between man and wolf. I want to be up front: this post is mostly a representation of what I’ve learned from the book, not necessarily a formal review, but my hope is that you’ll learn, too, and be encouraged to pick up the book to seek more.

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