I received my first Kirkus review today, for Six Nine, Two Ten. I am very happy with the review, which was not guaranteed to be positive. In fact, given that reviews are often negative, Kirkus allows authors to decide if reviews is ever published. But… Read More ›
Dutch Men and Latvian Women are the Tallest
A new study by an enormous team of scientists, published in the journal eLife, shows that the Netherlands has, on average, the tallest men in the world (a bit over six feet), and Latvia the tallest women (around five feet, seven inches)…. Read More ›
Who Spends A Whole Day Reading A Dictionary?
Imagine my surprise to see that someone read every page of my invertebrate glossary one day via Kindle. That’s great; I sure hope I helped some student pass his or her final exams. But isn’t it strange to read so many pages… Read More ›
New Title: “Six Nine, Two Ten”
The title states the present measurements of the author, and this long essay describes his body at various sizes, from nine and a half pounds to 290. The piece is divided into seven chapters, covering the experiences of being tall, gaining weight, losing weight,… Read More ›
What Constitutes a Good Story?
I’ve been doing some research for a project and received two autobiographies in the mail last week. God, they’re unreadable. Both men worked with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and saw the revolution of the UK economy up close during the… Read More ›
Shhhh … Secret Citation
Often when I have a new citation I like to see which of my papers was cited and why. In many cases someone is writing about an advancement to a problem I was working on, so it’s interesting to see the new results…. Read More ›
“A Great Service”
What a nice comment we received about the Invertebrate Zoology Glossary today: “I’ll have to get this for my invert zoo class! You have done a great service.” There’s nothing more gratifying than to hear you’re the solution to someone else’s problem!
Introducing: A Basic Glossary of Invertebrate Zoololgy
The new book is live on Amazon! See the video above for a quick introduction. Amazon will take a few days to set up the “Look Inside” feature for the print edition, so we’ve posted some pages below to let… Read More ›