List of available reviews on biology and related subjects

PRINCIPAL
AUTHOR
TITLE
(Linked to review)
RATING
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REVIEW
DATE
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DESCRIPTION
Carlson, Delbert G. Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook 5.0 9/22/2013 A very thorough and well-organized compendium, essential for those wanting to know when and how to treat their cat's troubles at home, and when to rush to the vet.
Carson, Rachel Silent Spring 5.0 4/27/2003 This path-breaking book by a government wildlife biologist indicted the Department of Agriculture's pesticide programs and founded the environmental movement.
Gershwin, Lisa-ann Stung! 5.0 12/02/2013 The oceans of our water planet are in the throes of drastic change. Biologist Lisa-ann Gerschwin explains those changes and what they may mean.
Grinspoon, David Lonely Planets 5.0 5/13/2004 A wide-ranging account of humankind's quest to discover and understand life on other worlds — written in a breezy, irreverent style by one of the leading current practitioners of that quest.
Loewenstein, Werner R. The Touchstone of Life 5.0 8/11/2000 Engrossing look at the molecular basis of life, slightly marred by errors in physics and information theory
Pearson, Richard Driven To Extinction 5.0 2/20/2012 Straight talk with no hype about why climate change poses a credible threat to more than one million species.
Sykes, Bryan Adam's Curse 4.5 5/31/2004 The genetics researcher who introduced the world to mitochondrial DNA here turns his attention to the male of the species — with disconcerting results.
Ward, Peter D. Rare Earth 4.5 3/14/2004 A very useful survey of what is known today about the origin and development of life on Earth, and the implications of that understanding for the abundance of complex life elsewhere
Ward, Peter D. Life As We Do Not Know It 4.5 5/12/2006 Peter Ward, an active participant in the fast-changing field of astrobiology, describes in this information-packed book scientists' two-pronged effort to unravel the mystery of how life began.
Quality Ranges for Book Reviews
The books are rated from 0 to 5 in increments of 0.5. Colors represent the following quality ranges:
4.0 to 5.0 Quality: HIGH (Color = Aqua) Competent to exceptional; well worth the money
2.0 to 3.5 Quality: FAIR (Color = Lime) Useful despite some flaws; may or may not be worth buying.
0.5 to 1.5 Quality: POOR (Color = Yellow) Seriously flawed; read it if you wish, but don't buy it.
0.0 to 0.0 Quality: YUCK (Color = Fuchsia) Avoid this book at all costs!
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