Steve's Herpetological Blog

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

Popular Science

#SciFri: From stoned sloths to farting fish…

Those of you that read this blog regularly or follow me on social media will know that I enjoy reading books. Most of the books I read are popular science but there are the occasional fiction stories thrown in there…

#StevesLibrary: Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians

I’m sure that many of us have some great stories to share from our childhood from times when we were out and about in nature, trying to find a particular species we found interesting. I still manage to form stories…

#StevesLibrary: Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists

Rebecca Stott has authored a couple of books on the life of the most famous naturalist, Charles Darwin. The first titled Darwin and the Barnacle outlines his labour of love to classify and learn everything he could do about barnacles….

#StevesLibrary: Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World

Some of you may remember that I went to see Nick Lane give a talk at the Linnean Society of London back in March. I’d been aware of Nick’s research for a while involving the evolution of life. For those…

#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…

#SciFri: The Invention of Nature: Andrea Wulf in conversation

As a number of you may have recognised by both the start of this special weekly post on my blog and the large amounts of content I post on social media, I attend a number of talks and debates throughout…

#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…