Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming Up This Week….

Nature lovers will certainly enjoy this week, with multiple books on the natural world, including a children‘s classic. Also making a statement is Rosy on the grammar police and Kirsty’s Russian Tuesday, which isn’t really Russian this week, but sort of is.


MONDAY: Jackie journeys to Africa with herpetologist Kate Jackson as she tries to find seldom seen species for the Smithsonian in Mean and Lowly Things.

TUESDAY: Kirsty talks about one of the most fundamental texts in modern political thought: The Communist Manifesto.

WEDNESDAY: In a week when  war has been very much on people’s minds, Moira takes a wryly affectionate look at the Bodleian Library’s wonderful facsimile edition of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942.

THURSDAY: Ranting Rosy is on the soapbox taking a pop at grammar freaks everywhere and the rise of ho-ho-ho “tell me where the semi-colon goes” quiz shows.

FRIDAY: Michelle speaks for the trees for the trees have no tongues and she’s telling us all at the top of her lungs about The Lorax and the modern environmental movement.

SATURDAY: Moira again, this time dipping her toe into the stormy waters of evolution and creationism, and considering how a minute upside-down arthropod triggered a seismic shift in human knowledge in her review of Rebecca Stott’s Darwin and the Barnacle.

Photo of a Darwin Fox, native to South America, found roaming on Google

2 comments on “Coming Up This Week….

  1. RosyB
    November 9, 2008

    What an amazing-looking beast!

  2. Lisa
    November 11, 2008

    I love his markings, and the red around his ears. Lots of interesting stuff this week. Excited about the creationism/evolution debate.

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