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Book: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Nov 9, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: Weeds

The true story—and true glories—of the plants we love to hate From dandelions to crabgrass, stinging nettles to poison ivy, weeds are familiar, pervasive, widely despised, and seemingly invincible. How did they come to be the villains of the natural world? And why can the same plant be considered beautiful in some places but be deemed a menace in others? [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Apr 16, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: Our Native Bees

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—several endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 8, 2019 - 2 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: From Tree to Shining Tree

Forests feel like a place of great stillness but dig deeper and there's a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Worth

This episode contains a handful of stories that show how every time we think we've settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Dec 25, 2014 - 1 comment

Adventure Time: Jake the Brick  Season 6, Ep 20

Jake turns into a brick to fulfill a childhood fantasy of being a brick in a wall as it collapses, but ends up narrating the drama of a rabbit caught in a storm.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 26, 2014 - 13 comments

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