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Barbara Kiser
2015 Nature  
For this astonishing ethological study, South Korean film-maker Sooyong Park spent two decades alternately tracking the beasts and holed up in underground bunkers, seeking glimpses of them in subzero weather  ...  In this account of her work, she neatly balances the technical and the personal -not least in chapters on the mesmerizing slog of nightly observations, many using Chile's 6.5-metre Magellan telescopes.  ... 
doi:10.1038/528475a fatcat:a4o6jcz555c5jfdfpgg6s753om

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2011 Nature  
In this eloquent book, physicist and astronomer Adam Frank explores the interweaving of social and cosmological time.  ...  Wading through the gore with aplomb, he covers anaesthesia, pharmaceuticals, asepsis, health-care reform, surgery in war and in peace, facial transplants and more.  ...  & ARTS COMMENT Books in brief © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited.  ... 
doi:10.1038/477405a fatcat:ogywabuvjzbvbnbaxqr2apnfa4

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Marina Shleeva
2020 Voprosy istorii estestvosnanija i techniki (Moskva)  
doi:10.31857/s020596060008943-9 fatcat:z3bbaxgfibe5zdna22e3re3tqq

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Barbara Kiser
2015 Nature  
& ARTS COMMENT Books in brief © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited.  ...  Sand -as cell biologist Gary Greenberg, microscopist Carol Kiely and science curator Kate Clover show in this delightful coffee-table book -is dazzling, from star-shaped forams to egg-like ooids.  ... 
doi:10.1038/527445a fatcat:qn7o64begvaahf6cqrvw7iskou

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Barbara Kiser
2016 Nature  
So reveals John Lewis-Stempel in this riveting study drawing on verse, letters and field notes by men who served, from zoologist Dene Fry to poet Edward Thomas.  ...  The gorgeous, malodorous Turkey red, for instance, was made in a "tortuous process involving rancid castor oil, ox blood and dung", and the Roman emperor Nero used a large emerald as "proto-sunglasses"  ...  What happened next, historian David Welky reveals in this engrossing account of the five-year effort 7 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 | V O L 5 3 9 | N A T U R E | 3 5 5BOOKS & ARTS COMMENTBooks in brief  ... 
doi:10.1038/539355a fatcat:tjoplzgrrnattddbtdfnim4b2q

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Barbara Kiser
2014 Nature  
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Jonathan cape (2014) This extraordinary book is ostensibly about falconry.  ...  She is the author of Braintrust and Touching a Nerve. e-mail: pschurchland@ucsd.edu 1 J U L Y 2 0 1 4 | V O L 5 1 1 | N A T U R E | 5 3 3BOOKS & ARTS COMMENTBooks in brief© 2014 Macmillan Publishers  ... 
doi:10.1038/511533a fatcat:oadrfueycnhrdbtricmnt7ogxq

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Barbara Kiser
2015 Nature  
in brief BOOKS & ARTS COMMENT © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited.  ...  Moreover, the wealth of examples and illustrations in Börner's book is sometimes a bit too rich.  ... 
doi:10.1038/520293a fatcat:qtwi5s7yuzhj5gzvkr3olwl42q

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Barbara Kiser
2014 Nature  
BLOOMSBURY 2 1 A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 | V O L 5 1 2 | N A T U R E | 2 5 1 BOOKS & ARTS COMMENT Books in brief The cuttlefish was among many creatures that Aristotle observed. the doctoral programme on  ...  In this respect, the book broaches no new questions, and brings no new perspective to the heated debates among Aristotelian scholars. But that is to miss its point.  ... 
doi:10.1038/512251a fatcat:hx2ct5nwjzfhbbh7esxhqq3mve

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Barbara Kiser
2017 Nature  
brief © 2 0 1 7 M a c m i l l a n P u b l i s h e r s L i m i t e d , p a r t o f S p r i n g e r N a t u r e .  ...  Yet High and Dry, like so many books on the environment, is stronger on issues than fixes.  ... 
doi:10.1038/542413a pmid:28230110 fatcat:bo3mp7emyrbgtfbcmkbbvleeaq

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Barbara Kiser
2017 Nature  
He explores each one 'ears first', attuned to the aural in the arboreal.  ...  In the end, it is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold enough to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world.  ... 
doi:10.1038/544295a fatcat:ozemwlkytfepbc44whpomkqv2i

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Barbara Kiser
2017 Nature  
Restless World Benjamin Reiss Basic 3 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 | V O L 5 4 3 | N A T U R E | 4 8 9BOOKS & ARTS COMMENTBooks in brief © 2 0 1 7 M a c m i l l a n P u b l i s h e r s L i m i t e d , p a r  ...  Overall, however, the book is an impeccably researched portrayal of a fascinating story. The path ahead is perhaps best illustrated by two quotes that Egan cites.  ... 
doi:10.1038/543489a fatcat:7lwxknc2onhuphiaehtsbprdie

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2012 Nature  
M A R C H 2 0 1 2 | V O L 4 8 3 | N A T U R E | 3 3BOOKS & ARTS COMMENTBooks in brief© 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved  ...  as in mechanical devices.  ... 
doi:10.1038/483033a fatcat:462hwrigd5e6jlgvfsdfupewn4

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Barbara Kiser
2016 Nature  
Winston is a bee biologist, professor and senior fellow at Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada.  ...  the end of his career, he uncovered the mystery of how bees in flight orient themselves to the Sun's position using polarized light. Not all of The Dancing Bees is spellbinding.  ... 
doi:10.1038/533033a fatcat:45tn5uyna5g6pchlyd4epgwj3m

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Barbara Kiser
2017 Nature  
Nominators and the Nobel Committee will need to read this book.  ...  Rather than guiding us through the ethical thickets of precision genetic engineering, or providing a candid, warts-and-all look at one of the great scientists of our time, the book mainly polishes her  ... 
doi:10.1038/546031a fatcat:fcfivemlxnhjznuecupmy6djxy

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2010 Nature  
Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution were received differently in latin america than elsewhere.  ...  Darwin's 'tree of life' became a 'tree of death' in the hands of one local scientist. argentina's diverse peoples and unusual fossils also contributed alternative views of nature.  ...  brief© 20 Macmillan Publishers Limited.  ... 
doi:10.1038/468631a fatcat:fkz4bctqd5bzrmohw77y3suvn4
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