Tuesday’s Trot – Belgian

From page 166 in Horses of the World: 5 things you should know about the Belgian draft horse, the most powerful of all draft horses: 1. The Belgian draft horse is tall, very massive, and very muscular. It can easily surpass a ton in weight. 2. The … [Read More...]

Browse Our New History of Science & History of Knowledge 2017 Catalog

Our new History of Science and History of Knowledge catalog includes a fascinating account of the spread of Einstein's theory of relativity, a timeless defense of the value of basic research, and a new history of archaeology from Eric … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – Which vulture’s head color varies with mood?

From page 95 in Raptors of Mexico and Central America: The Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures forage for carrion by gliding low over wet open areas and are able to locate carrion by smell as well as by sight. They also spend lots of time perched on the … [Read More...]

Face Value: Can you recognize the celebrities?

In Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions, Princeton professor of psychology Alexander Todorov delves into the science of first impressions. Throughout the month of May, we'll be sharing examples of his … [Read More...]

Peter Ungar on Evolution’s Bite

We carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite, noted paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar brings … [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Trot – Akhal-Teke

From page 302 in Horses of the World: 5 things you should know about the Akhal-Teke, a national emblem of Turkmenistan: 1. The Akhal-Teke is known for its characteristic and particularly striking golden or silver metallic shimmer, a quality rare … [Read More...]

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