I wish I could say I’d finished a book since my last update, but sadly that is not the case. I am still working my way through two beasties, Stephen Jay Gould’s The Flamingo’s Smile, and The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski. I haven’t made progress of note with the latter, but The Flamingo’s Smile is moving along at a decent pace. I am now at page 199 of 450 and have read 12 of the 30 essays in the book.
Stephen Jay Gould is a science writer, and this collection of essays, subtitled “Reflections in Natural History” are written in a fairly easy to comprehend manner, though I have found myself turning to a dictionary twice so far. I now know that supine is when you are lying on your back face up, and estivation is the season opposite of hibernation,
I’m entering a period of relative quiet in school, so hopefully I will have more interesting things to report next week!