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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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{Book Review} Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

Rarely does a book skyrocket into my top 5 favorites within the first twenty pages or so, but Never Cry Wolf certainly did. Farley Mowat is a Canadian-born author of several tomes, and Never Cry Wolf was written based on his purported experiences as a biologist for the Canadian government. In the late 1940s, Mowat was sent into the Arctic wilderness to research the relationship between wolves and caribou, against claims that wolves were decimating caribou populations.

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Evolution Awesomeness Series #3: Convergent Evolution

Meet the Emerald Tree Boa and the Green Tree Python, two different species from two different genera.

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus via Wiki

Green Tree Python, Morella viridis, via Wiki

What’s that you say? Those are the same snake?

Are you calling me a liar?!

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