Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

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#StevesLibrary: Elephants on Acid

If like me, some of the more questionable experiments in history such as the Harlow experiments investigating the isolation of infant monkeys interest you as much as they shock you, then ‘Elephants on Acid’ by Alex Boese is certainly a…

#StevesLibrary: The Sixth Extinction – An Unnatural History

This book features two design elements that market it pretty well towards me, that is lots of green and a frog on the cover! I was familiar with the author as I also own her earlier work ‘Field Notes from…

#StevesLibrary: The Diversity of Life

In 2016 when I spent 3 months in Malaysia, I took a number of books to read on the flights but also for during the downtime. It turned out that I actually read most before bed, or when we were…

#SciFri: Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

On Monday 11th June I was lucky to join a couple of friends at Conway Hall, London for a talk by Peter Godfrey-Smith regarding his research which has culminated in his brilliant book ‘Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution…

#StevesLibrary – Dry Store Room No. 1

One of my favourite places on Earth is the Natural History Museum in London. I’ve been visiting for over 20 years now and I’m currently completing one of my Master’s projects there. It is a magical place that is the…

Nick Lane – A Bioenergetic Basis for the Three Domains of Life

On the 15th March, I visited the Linnean Society of London to attend a talk by the esteemed UCL Evolutionary Biochemist Dr. Nick Lane titled ‘A Bioenergetic Basis for the Three Domains of Life’. I’m a big fan of Nick’s books…

#StevesLibrary: The Zoo

Most of those who follow me on some form of social media, you’ll know that I often post things with the #StevesLibrary hashtag to share books I have recently bought or those that I am currently reading. So I thought…