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here's my penultimate list of the best popular science books of 2016 to help you read (more) this year. These books deal with conservation, environment, and nature writing.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/01/18/the-10-best-conservation-environment-books-of-2016/
This list of fabulous science reads will keep you going strong on your New Year's resolution to read (more) books this year
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Thanks to the fifth Norway relocation postponement (so far), i managed to finish this piece and get it published -- The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding in 2016

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/01/09/the-twelve-best-books-about-birds-and-birding-in-2016/
This list will help you fulfil your New Year's resolution to read (or read more) books -- and you don't even need to love birds to find something wonderful on this list
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Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful video, which discusses some of the science of Christmas
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my Op-Ed about the breakthrough prize, published a few years ago, is as sadly and frustratingly relevant today as it was then https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/new-breakthrough-prize-in-life-sciences-is-misguided-grrlscientist-719106d7207c#.eqatgaqf8
Opinion-editorial response to the first Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, my comments are just as sadly relevant today as they were in…
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Habitat degradation and loss, illegal killings and climate change are leading to rapid declines in migratory bird populations, warns a letter published last week in the journal, 'Science.'
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A recent study shows California condors had a large, genetically diverse population until invasive humans hunted and poisoned them to the brink of extinction
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Do you still have some cash left over from holiday gift-giving? i think it's time to give yourself a gift -- of a book! seriously: this list has some astonishingly good books listed for you to choose from, so take a peek!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/01/11/the-10-best-popular-science-books-of-2016-biological-sciences/
This list of popular science books is breathtaking and inspirational -- so give yourself a gift of one or more of these books today
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Some interesting (non-election and non-political) things to talk about with your relatives over the holidays
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Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful video from PBS, which discusses some of the science of Christmas http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/12/11/watch-the-science-of-christmas/
Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful video, which discusses some of the science of Christmas
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i hope you enjoy this little piece, which is accompanied by a delightful video by AMNH http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/11/14/dental-detectives-identify-new-species-from-a-lone-tooth-fossil/
What does it take to describe a new group ancient animals? Paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History explain why dental detective work is a big part of the job
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A parrot fossil was discovered in Siberia by a Russian paleontologist -- providing the first evidence for ancient parrots in Asia and representing the most northern record for parrots worldwide
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such an elegant study! (yes, there is art and beauty in science!) http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/10/12/woodpeckers-dyed-red-by-introduced-plants/
Scientific detective work reveals that yellow woodpeckers with unusual red wing feathers are not the result of genes borrowed from their red-pigmented cousins, but instead, they are the product of eating the berries of introduced invasive plants
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scientist, writer, birder, aviculturist, photographer, artist, bibliophile and book worm, ravenclaw
Introduction
"GrrlScientist" is the blog pseudonym. I am an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer. I write a science blog for the Guardian and another one for Nature. My writing focuses on the interface between evolution, ethology and ecology, especially (but not always) in birds. I write a popular science blog that is hosted by the Guardian and another hosted by Spektrum/Nature Network. I also research and write for the Seattle-based Bird Note Radio, and was a judge for the 2014 Guardian/Wellcome Trust popular science writing competition.

As a judge who helped select the 2013 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize shortlist, I also have a deep passion for good books, especially good science books, which I review with some regularity. I am a former member of the ScienceBlogs (now defunct) community and a former guest writer for BirdingBlogs (now defunct). 

Social progressive, politically liberal, lacking the credulity necessary to believe in invisible or supernatural life forms, in the benevolence of large corporations or in the humanity of humans. I am a Ravenclaw. 

NOTE: I rarely respond to people on G+; twitter and email are more than enough to keep me busy!


Blogs:

GrrlScientist (hosted by The Guardian)
Maniraptora (hosted by Nature Publishing Group)
Birding Blogs (index of my guest pieces)

Radio:


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i can fix broken butterfly wings without harming the butterfly
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  • University of Washington
    Zoology/Ornithology (PhD), 1995 - 2002
  • University of Washington
    Microbiology & Immunology
    Special fcous: Virology
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scientist; freelance science writer, book reviewer & photographer
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