Steve's Herpetological Blog

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

Zoology

The Otago Museum

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past fortnight, you’re probably aware that I’ve recently been in Dunedin for the 9th World Congress of Herpetology. Aside from the conference (which was mind-blowingly awesome) I also did a number…

#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 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…

#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: The Feather Thief

First of all I must congratulate Kirk Wallace Johnson for writing such a thrilling true-crime narrative, that in truth is stranger than fiction. I’ve been aware of the Tring heist executed by Edwin Rist in 2009 for some while, thanks…

#StevesLibrary: Your Inner Fish

Note: Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts recently – I’ve just started my PhD fieldwork and so I’ve been quite busy with that and a few other things. Don’t worry though, I will now be blogging again on…

#StevesLibrary: The Future of Life

Those of you that read this blog regularly will know that I have a soft spot for Edward O. Wilson, one of the grandfathers of modern ecology. I’d previously read his earlier book The Diversity of Life whilst carrying out…

#SciFri: Visiting the Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a small natural history museum that is open to the public, in central London not far from Euston Station. The museum itself is part of University College London (UCL) and was established by Robert…

#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…