You know I love series posts ('links I love', things about the city that I like....), and probably also know that I'm literally gawdawful at keeping them going. Too flippin' bad! I'm starting a *NEW* series over here at Bert&Lou called Bert+Lou Reads! It will be an ongoing interactive chronicle of the books I read, books I want, literary reviews and bibliophilic opinions! I'm actually sooo behind because I read sooo many books, but maybe I'll do a post in the future to recap the ones I've read and liked recently. Who knows. Maybe if you play your cards right I'll even do MORE than one post! :P
The most recent book I finished up was Winter World by Bernd Heinrich. My Mama got it for me for Christmas because I looove quirky naturalist stuff and learning about mutations and adaptations is right up my alley (I recommend you read the book Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi). I seriously should have pursued a degree in science! Oh wait, I did....
Anyhoo, check out the book below! I've attached the book's description via @Goodreads (which, if you aren't a member, make sure to sign up and add me!). A link to my review is below as well. Let's just say, it might not be what you expect!
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.