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review 2017-07-25 07:32
The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes by L.H. Spelman & T.Y Mashima (Eds)
Rhino with Glue-On Shoes, The: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients - Lucy H Spelman,Ted Y Mashima

 

TITLE:  The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients 

 

AUTHOR: Lucy H. Spelman (Editor), Ted Y. Mashima (Editor)

 

FORMAT:  Paperback

 

ISBN-13:   9780385341479

 

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This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of zoo and wild animals and the veterinarians who take care of them. The book contains a compilation of 28 stories written by the veterinarians involved in each case. Each story is fairly brief, which makes page-turning very easy. As with any compilation, the writing style and quality changes from one story to the next, but the various authors were able to bring us along on their adventures in an appealing way. The book also does a good job of tying together the clinical aspects of zoological medicine with the conservation and public health roles within the realm of wildlife health. Including such stories as a hippo with a tooth-ache, a giraffe with splints, an elephant in a snare, dolphin rescues, a rhino with sore feet, dung beetles with parasites, fish with the bends, and many more stories, this book manages to entertain and educate.

 

 

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text 2017-07-22 18:11
Silmarillion Blues
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien,Ted Nasmith, Christopher Tolkien

We're about to kick off a pretty intense leg of this journey, diving into The Silmarillion.

 
Christopher Tolkien published The Silmarillion after the death of his father, a book created from the living body of work J. R. R. Tolkien created in his notebooks encompassing the mythology, legends and annals of Middle Earth history.
 
Ostensibly, The Silmarillion is made up of five texts, AinulindalëValaquentaQuenta SilmarillionAkallabêth, and Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age.  Some will be familiar through direct mention or vague reference from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  Other pieces of lore will require extrapolation to connect to the world we've been reading through for two years.
 
I will primarily be reading from my library's copy of The Silmarillion, illustrated by Ted Nasmith.  I own a paperback copy of the text, and I will likely dig through it as library loans require I relinquish the borrowed copy now and again.  My paperback copy also has notes penciled in the margins from my first read through over a decade ago.  So, onwards!
Source: libromancersapprentice.blogspot.com/2017/07/silmarillion-blues.html
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review 2017-07-22 17:29
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being - Ted Hughes

Over a year! Goof grief! Proper review to follow when I'm less tired...maybe.

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text 2017-07-14 18:36
Reading progress update: I've read 511 out of 517 pages.
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being - Ted Hughes

Almost there - which is a relief!

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text 2017-06-20 18:34
Reading progress update: I've read 471 out of 517 pages.
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being - Ted Hughes

Are we there yet?

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