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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




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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review 2016-12-28 10:47
Hidden Christmas
Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ - Timothy Keller Wow... a simple yet very powerful book on the difference Christ makes in our lives. This is an absolute must read. This is short (only 150 pages) but worth spending time and pouring over. I will without a doubt be reading this next December too and trying to spend more time on it.
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review 2016-08-14 18:41
Atoms Under the Floorboards by Chris Woodford
Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home - Chris Woodford

The first two chapters started off slowly, but the book gained momentum and became a joy to read.  This is a well-written and interesting book that discusses the physics behind everyday objects and occurrences, such as why wool keeps you warm; how detergents work; how toilets work; fluid dynamics; the science of cooking; cooling and heating; how digital camera's and music work; how light; radio and cell phones work; squeaky floors and elastics; glass and why we can see through windows; metal alloys and stainless steel; how glue works; fuel and transport; and why buildings don't fall down.  

Too bad there weren't any equations and a bit of maths.  On the other hand, the author did provide many black and white diagrams to illustrate certain key concepts.  As an additional "bonus", the author discusses the science and keeps any personal waffling to a minute minimum (for which this reader is entirely grateful).

This would make a good book for the interested general reader, teenager or even scientist who may not be familiar with everything covered in this book.  The material in this book is not over-overwhelmingly complicated, but not simplified into uselessness.  The author also includes addition reading matter suitable for the general public.  


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