Wash and Spin Cycle Threats to Tropical Biodiversity by Lian Pin Koh, Jaboury Ghazoul, Rhett A. Butler, William F. Laurance, Navjot S. Sodhi, Javier Mateo-Vega, and Corey J. A. Bradshaw An article arguing that both sides of the environmental debate can put out gloss, misleading or unsubstantiated claims about tropical deforestation. Greenwash is corporate, …
history of science
These are from an illustration of sexual selection in a popular science encyclopaedia
A hundred years of science
A photograph by Archibald James Campbell Bower of the great bowerbird photographed between 1870 and 1929. Sepia toned, 16.4 x 19.5 cm image; 20 x 24.7 cm mounted. Part of A.J. Campbell collection, 1832-1921 http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an24826696
Another idea that I couldn’t do for The Systems of Nature was to collect up all the published information about bowerbirds and to use biological software that plots the relatedness of things to be able to draw a sort of evolutionary chart of bowerbird research. This type here always reminds me of dandelions.