Reviews

Author: 
Peter Matthiessen
Reviewer: 
David Wilson

Wilson on Matthiessen, 'The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes'


Peter Matthiessen. The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes. Paintings and drawings by Robert Bateman. New York: North Point Press, 2001. xv + 350 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-19944-9.

Reviewed by David Wilson (Program in American Studies, University of California, Davis)
Published on H-Nilas (May, 2002)

Who Cares About Cranes?

Who Cares About Cranes?

Author: 
Boria Sax
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Sax, 'The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend and Literature'


Boria Sax. The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend and Literature. Santa Barbara and Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2001. 279 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57607-612-5.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland
Published on H-Nilas (April, 2002)

Myth is Finally the Only Truth

Myth is Finally the Only Truth

Author: 
Hugh Nissenson
Reviewer: 
Levi Stahl

Stahl on Nissenson, 'The Song of the Earth: A Novel'


Hugh Nissenson. The Song of the Earth: A Novel. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2001. 272 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56512-298-7.

Reviewed by Levi Stahl
Published on H-Nilas (April, 2002)

Ambitious Novel about Genetically Engineered Environmental Artist Falls Short

Ambitious Novel about Genetically Engineered Environmental Artist Falls Short

Author: 
Alice Lindsay Price
Reviewer: 
David Wilson

Wilson on Price, 'Cranes: The Noblest Flyers in Natural History and Cultural Lore'


Alice Lindsay Price. Cranes: The Noblest Flyers in Natural History and Cultural Lore. Albuquerque: La Alameda Press, 2001. 237 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-888809-24-4.

Reviewed by David Wilson (Program in American Studies, University of California, Davis)
Published on H-Nilas (December, 2001)

Cranes in Legends, Stories, Images, and Science

Author: 
Elizabeth Royte
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Royte, 'The Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them'


Elizabeth Royte. The Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. 328 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-395-97997-6.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy and Tufts Vet School, North Grafton)
Published on H-Nilas (November, 2001)

Author: 
David E. Jones
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Jones, 'An Instinct for Dragons'


David E. Jones. An Instinct for Dragons. New York: Routledge, 2000. 175 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-92721-5.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Veterinary School, North Grafton, Massachusetts)
Published on H-Nilas (August, 2001)

Deeply Etched Responses

Deeply Etched Responses

Author: 
Gail F. Melson
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Melson, 'Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children'


Gail F. Melson. Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. 199 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00481-8.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland
Published on H-Nilas (June, 2001)

As the Twig is Bent

"As the Twig is Bent"

Author: 
Boria Sax
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Sax, 'Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust'


Boria Sax. Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust. Foreword by Klaus P. Fischer. New York and London: Continuum, 2000. 175 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-1289-8.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy)
Published on H-Nilas (April, 2001)

History Can Repeat Itself

History Can Repeat Itself

Author: 
Richard Schweid
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Schweid, 'The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore'


Richard Schweid. The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore. New York and London: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. 171 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56858-137-8.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy)
Published on H-Nilas (February, 2001)

Consider the Roach

Consider the Roach

Author: 
David Clement-Davis
Reviewer: 
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Clement-Davis, 'Fire Bringer'


David Clement-Davis. Fire Bringer. New York: Dutton Press, 2000. 498 pp. $19.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-525-46492-1.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (Associate of the Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Veterinary School)
Published on H-Nilas (December, 2000)

Permeating Species Boundaries

"Permeating Species Boundaries"

Author: 
Gordon L. Miller, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jeff Crane

Crane on Miller, 'Nature's Fading Chorus: Classic and Contemporary Writings on Amphibians'


Gordon L. Miller, ed. Nature's Fading Chorus: Classic and Contemporary Writings on Amphibians. Washington DC: Island Press, 2000. x + 249 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55963-794-7.

Reviewed by Jeff Crane (Department of History, Washington State University )
Published on H-Nilas (October, 2000)

Author: 
Amy R. W. Meyers, Margaret Beck Pritchard, eds.
Reviewer: 
David Wilson

Wilson on Meyers and Pritchard, 'Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision'


Amy R. W. Meyers, Margaret Beck Pritchard, eds. Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. vi + 273 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4762-6; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2459-7.

Reviewed by David Wilson (Program in American Studies, University of California, Davis)
Published on H-Nilas (August, 2000)

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