The latest issue of BBC Wildlife dropped through the letterbox this morning, and I’m rather pleased to note that it has a review of ‘Mosquito’ in it.
It’s only short but: “erudite social history”, “infectious enthusiasm”, “a tapestry of cultural references”. I’d like to infer that Dr Gates liked it.
CURIOUS? WHY CURIOUS?When 17th century apothecary and naturalist James Petiver published a picture of what, for 200 years, would be Britain's most enigmatic butterfly, Albin's Hampstead Eye, he reported: "Where it was caught by this curious person". His implication was that Eleazar Albin was not just strange, not just odd, but was fuelled by curiosity.
Ongoing projects:These are some of the books and other projects going on at the moment......
Ants – the ultimate social insects. British Wildlife Collection
A way with worms
Beetles — in the Collins New Naturalist series
Call of nature: the secret life of dung
House guests, house pests
How to be a curious entomologist
BBC Wildlife Magazine