| Apr 4, 2010
I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions.
| Jun 1, 2010
| 12:40 PM
One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals.
They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
| Feb 18, 2010
| 9:47 AM
Rating: 2 stars
Recap: Fascinating facets of Charles Darwin's life, family and work are explored in Jon Amiel's "Creation." Real-life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly portray Darwin and his wife, Emma.
Review: "Try as he might to work three...
| Jan 24, 2010
Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance.
Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...
| Jan 31, 2010
Rewilding the World
Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution
Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50
Coyote at the Kitchen Door
Living With Wildlife in Suburbia
Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95
| Oct 10, 2009
Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....
| Apr 4, 2009
Charles Darwin might have found an interesting research subject in the Burke family's Goleta home, which has evolved over the last 47 years as the family has changed.
Chuck and Harriet Burke purchased the five-bedroom tract house in 1962 as a place to...
| Jan 21, 2010
Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Yelp, YouTube: Nowadays, just about everyone seems to use at least one of these social media Web sites. That's because social media is unbeatable for catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and getting the latest...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
COSTA MESA — For many, evolution and creationism are incompatible concepts, but that's not how Rev. Sarah Halverson sees them.
The pastor at Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa believes so strongly that science and faith go hand-in-hand that on...
| Sep 14, 2010
When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 8:50 PM
"The Danger Box" By Blue Balliett Scholastic, $16.99, 320 pages (ages 9-12)
"Every book is a box of ideas. /Every book that shares secrets is a Danger Box." And thus author Blue Balliett launches our exploration into the world of Zoomy Chamberlain, a...