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Book Reviews

Book review: Darwin’s Camera, by Phillip Prodger

3rd March 2020

Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution Phillip Prodger Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 See library catalogue for details. This book is a really interesting read, looking […]

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Book review: A Prickly Affair – My Life with Hedgehogs, by Hugh Warwick.

22nd November 2019

I’ve always had a soft spot for hedgehogs, growing up they were one of the only wild animals I experienced living in a built up suburban area of Newcastle. I […]

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Book Review: The Secret Life of the Owl, by John Lewis-Stempel

A wise old owl sat in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke, The less he spoke the more he heard, Why can’t we all be like […]

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Book review: Bird Therapy, by Joe Harkness

29th October 2019

World Mental Health Day is 10th October every year.  By happy coincidence, I picked up a new acquisition from the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s collection at the Great North […]

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Book Review: The James Losh Diaries

14th August 2019

The James Losh Diaries 1802-1833. Life and Weather in Early Nineteenth-Century Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By Deborah Smith. Cambridge Scholars publishing. £64.99. In the mid-1800s one of the interests of the NHSN was […]

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Book review: How to be an Urban Birder

21st May 2019

David Lindo, Princeton University Press 2018, 232 pages Jamie Oliver commends this attractively produced and very accessible softback publication, now in the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s (NHSN) Library, as […]

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NHSN Book Reviews #1

26th October 2018

  My House of Sky – The Life and Work of J. A. Baker Hetty Saunders has created this biography of the elusive J. A. Baker, thought to be one […]

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