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Ep. 68 – A Natural History of Beer

Grab a cold one as we discuss the history and science of beer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud

Birders of Kenya, 2016

Nancy J. Jacobs— June 2016 brought me to Kenya, where birders of all feathers are flourishing. As the easternmost remnant of Guineo-Congolian rain forest, the Kakamega Forest is an attractive destination for avi-tourists, who are inspired by its list of 358 species, including some not otherwise found outside the forests of Central and West Africa. I

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Podcast: How Dinosaurs Became Birds

Richard Conniff, journalist and author of House of Lost Worlds, talks dinosaurs, the Yale Peabody, and the future of museums on this episode of the Yale University Press Podcast. Listen in iTunes. Featured Image by Davide Bonnadonna

A Conversation with Richard Conniff

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History turns 150 this year, and to celebrate, we spoke with Richard Conniff, author of House of Lost Worlds, about some of the fascinating stories from the museum’s long history. Yale University Press: Why should we care about natural history museums? Richard Conniff: The business

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A Timeline of Wine

Pop the cork on your favorite bottle of wine, kick back, and enjoy a timeline of wine from 60 million years ago to today. Further Reading:

Author Video: Bernd Brunner’s Bears Emerges from the Wild

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Bernd Brunner discusses the motivations behind his recent book Bears: A Brief History. Humans and bears— two species that exhibit both peaceful and violent behaviors—have shared a lengthy history. And the bear has become a central figure in our collective consciousness: many children sleep with teddy bears while

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January Theme: Nature & Environment

Follow @yaleSCIbooks A new year and new beginnings: the world around us changes; so do we change alongside it, often because of it. For the second year in a row, we are taking the month of January to discuss books on nature and environment. Both presently and historically, climatic, biological,

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Thomas Jefferson’s Scientific Love Affair

Follow @yaleSCIbooks The name Thomas Jefferson brings to mind some of his greatest achievements: Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and Founder of the University of Virginia. But there’s another side to America’s Renaissance man that, though less well known, is just as praiseworthy.

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