Saturday, January 7, 2017


Death on Earth is British author Jules Holland's examination of how death occurs in most of the natural world. There are the obligatory body farm chapters, and some really dull stuff, but there are also some very interesting things explored, too--like the legend of lemmings, whether some female insects really eat the males after sex, and the valiant and doomed effort to save a small spider from extinction. There is also a very serious section about talking to our children about death that I find not only informative, but something I could identify with. There are worse reads out there.

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