Steve's Herpetological Blog

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

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#StevesLibrary: Being a Beast

There are some books that leave you speechless when you read them, Being a Beast certainly is one of them. It had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years gathering dust and now feel like the right…

#StevesLibrary: Alien Places

This week’s review is for a book that I’m happy to bet you haven’t heard of, yet I highly recommend it. Alien Places by Atul Kumar in my eyes is unique among the books I own. My library is heavily…

#StevesLibrary: Pink Pigeons and Golden Bats

Gerald Durrell is one of those figures that I’ve always wanted to meet, unfortunately along with my chance to fly on Concorde – I was born too late. As well as being the founder of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust,…

#StevesLibrary: Death on Earth

I know you’ve all been waiting for another one of these for a long time. fear not as a number of book reviews are coming over the next few weeks. Thankfully the lockdown has given me ample opportunity to catch…

#StevesLibrary: Cuckoo – Cheating by Nature

One of the last books I read was Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature written by the talented Nick Davies from the University of Cambridge. I’m not one to often read books about birds (I like to keep things nice and broad…

#StevesLibrary: How to Build a Dinosaur

Now with a title like that, you’d expect the book to deliver right? Well you can be sure that it does! I first read this book during my undergraduate days and passed it between a few friends (who were dying…

#StevesLibrary: Where Do Camels Belong?

Some of you will be aware that I have recently returned from the World Congress of Herpetology, held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. I shall be blogging about my adventures on the other side of the…

#StevesLibrary: The Missing Lynx

2019 is almost over! I hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas and let me wish you all the best for 2020! Despite the festivities I managed to find the time to finish off one final book before the year…

#StevesLibrary: Darwin’s Island

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that aside from relevant natural history books, I am also very fond of reading books on the history of science. In this book, evolutionary biologist Steve Jones celebrates the bicentennial of Darwin’s…

#StevesLibrary: The Inner Life of Animals

As some of you my remember, I recently read and reviewed one of Peter Wohlleben’s other books The Hidden Life of Trees – I thought it was time to pick up another one of his books and see what I…