The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

Book Review

A Riley & Whiting Collaboration

Julia Riley’s Review:

First, I would like to say as an expat Canadian researcher, I am happy to say that two Canadian professors wrote this book! Woot!

This book proposes a means to tackle the effect corporatization of higher education has on universities. Their ‘Slow’ Professor Manifesto . . . → Read More: The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

Lizard Lab book club: Review of ‘How to make a zombie’

Review by James Baxter-Gilbert

How to Make a Zombie: The Real Life (and Death) Science of Reanimation and Mind Control by Frank Swain. 2013. 256 pp. Oneworld Publications. ISBN 978-1-85168-944-6. If the concept of population dynamics has taught us anything it is that whenever a population expands far beyond an ecosystem’s ability to sustain . . . → Read More: Lizard Lab book club: Review of ‘How to make a zombie’

Lizard Lab book club: Review of Brilliant Blunders

Here is the second in our series of book reviews by members of the Lizard Lab.

Review by James Baxter-Gilbert

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe. Mario Livio. 2013. Simon and Schuster. 352 pp. ISBN 1439192383, 9781439192382.

Trial and . . . → Read More: Lizard Lab book club: Review of Brilliant Blunders

Lizard Lab book reviews launched!

The Lizard Lab has a book club that we launched a few years ago to showcase what the lab was reading. We have now added a book reviews page and the first book review is posted below. Click on the Book Club tab (main menu bar) to learn more about what lab members are . . . → Read More: Lizard Lab book reviews launched!

Curious about the natural history of Australian lizards?

The Lizard Lab recently had the pleasure of a visit from Steve Wilson and he was kind enough to bring a few copies of his new book Australian Lizards: A Natural History. As Steve points out in the preface, we don’t hear people talking about lizards nearly enough! The root of this problem may, . . . → Read More: Curious about the natural history of Australian lizards?

Sex, Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll: How evolution has shaped the modern world

Things have been a little hectic lately, otherwise we would have posted this a month ago! Nevertheless, The Lizard Lab feels duty bound to put in a plug for our good friend Rob Brook’s new book. Its a must read. For more information, see Rob’s web site. You can conveniently buy the book with . . . → Read More: Sex, Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll: How evolution has shaped the modern world