Reviewed by Gail Picco: In What Bears Teach Us, Sarah Elmeligi explains where bears live, how they live, how they learn and what brings them pleasure (scratching is involved). “Every moment of every day, a bear makes a decision based on its learning or the present circumstances and its estimation of what may happen next.” Elmeligi’s encounters with individual bears tell us more … [Read more...] about What Bears Teach Us
Environment & Health
Takaya: Lone Wolf
Reviewed by Gail Picco: “Takaya’s life was very odd for a wolf,” writes Carl Safina in his forward to Takaya: Lone Wolf. “Wolves are very social. They usually live in families, just as we humans do. Takaya came, alone, to a small island without food or reliable fresh water. Yet this unusual, mysterious, different wolf found his way to survive, for years.” … [Read more...] about Takaya: Lone Wolf
Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
Reviewed by Roger Ali: Covid-19 is a hot topic, and living through a pandemic, during unprecedented times, has heightened our awareness and growing concerns about the virus, when it will end and what worse threats may come next. Debora MacKenzie, an award winning veteran journalist, draws our attention to what warnings were ignored, outlining a compelling history of significant … [Read more...] about Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars Public Transit in the Age of Google Uber and Elon Musk?
Reviewed April 8 2020 by Adya Afanou: "In this war public transit is losing and in turn we all are. But the issue goes beyond the simplistic ‘bus and train vs car’ or ‘privileged vs under-privileged’ rhetoric and goes to the heart of a debate about transportation.” … [Read more...] about Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars Public Transit in the Age of Google Uber and Elon Musk?
Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health
Reviewed May 1 2020 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis "hildren and youth with multiple adverse childhood experiences like physical or emotional neglect. She sees young people at their most vulnerable and shares their stories as well as her lived experience...................." … [Read more...] about Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health