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Nature

#StevesLibrary: The Aye-aye and I

The late Gerald Durrell is somewhat of a personal hero of mine, not least because he helped to reshape the course of conservation in the 20th Century along with other figures such as Sir Peter Scott. Unfortunately like most things…

#SteveReviews: Bugs – Nature’s Little Superheroes

Following on from reading A Buzz in the Meadow, I decided to see if I could find a documentary on Amazon Prime Video regarding insects. You’ll be glad to know that I found one that caught my eye, not least…

#SteveReviews: Untamed Romania

This is going to be the last Netflix orientated review for a while, as I delve into the wonders of Amazon Prime Video. There is no particular reason other than the fact that I’ve exhausted all of the wildlife and…

#SteveReviews: Absurd Planet!

I recently found out about a new wildlife documentary series on Netflix called Absurd Planet! that was released earlier in April this year. The number of nature documentaries coming out at the moment is just what I need to see…

#SteveReviews: A Plastic Ocean

Back in 2018 whilst gearing up for the transition from a Master’s Degree to a PhD, I sat down and watched a number of wildlife/conservation films from a multitude of platforms. My goal was to help reinvigorate my passion for…

#SteveReviews: Dancing with the Birds

Netflix has taken a plunge into wildlife film making in recent times. Last year we had the moving Our Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough but 2019 also gave us Dancing with the Birds (which is also produced by the…

#SteveReviews: Dynasties

Many of you will be aware of Dynasties, the 2018 nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The series has five episodes, each one focusses on a different vulnerable but well-known species from the chimpanzee to tiger. The whole…

#StevesLibrary: Sloths!

Regular readers of my blog will know that I read quite a few popular science books, I’ve got a few lined up for the coming months to keep me busy throughout the Christmas period so expect a number of reviews…

#StevesLibrary: Inheritors of the Earth

I am fortunate to have met the author of Inheritors of the Earth, Chris D. Thomas a few months again when he presented the DICE Annual Lecture at my home institution, the University of Kent. In his talk, he summarised…

#StevesLibrary: What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?

As many regular readers of my blog will know, I like to read books when commuting on trains to and from London (this was particularly the case when studying at Imperial College London). One of the many books that helped…