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BOOK & SCIENTIFIC PAPER REVIEWS

Book Review: Through My Eyes: Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian


CF’s Co-Editor reviews Dr. Michael D. Kock’s book Through My Eyes: Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian. This eye-filling, readable chronicle of a life well spent seems to confirm what so many Nova, Nature and NatGeo TV shows hint at: That a career in wildlife conservation might just be as rewarding and even romantic as it appears.READ MORE

Book Review: The Last Elephants


Acknowledged African wildlife experts John Hanks and John Ledger take a critical look at Don Pinnock and Colin Bell’s The Last Elephants. Hanks concludes with “enjoy the book for its great photographs, but please read the text critically and with an open mind for alternative options”; Ledger writes “it is time for a different approach, and hiding one of Africa’s conservation success stories is not a very convincing way to win a spitting contest.”READ MORE

Book Review: End Of The Megafauna: The Fate Of The World’s Hugest, Fiercest, And Strangest Animals


Silvio Calabi reviews Ross D.E. MacPhee’s book End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World’s Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals. For all its intellectual rigor and occasionally academic language, MacPhee’s book was written for lay people. The last chapter shows how the fossils of giant bears, mammoths and saber-toothed cats could point to astonishing future developments.READ MORE