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I can’t help it – every time I pass a bookstore, I wonder whether they are going to carry my book when it comes out this autumn. November is still a long way away – summer does not even officially begin until next week – but I can’t help but wonder where my book will…

Now that the details about Australopithecus sediba have been published, I am faced with an important question – how am I going to fit the new hominin into Written in Stone? When I started composing Written in Stone I was determined to make it as up-to-date as possible. This was not only out of a…

A Brief History of Laelaps

It seems that I’m down with the memes again, for as I was searching for some Thoughts in a Haystack I managed to once again become infected. Indeed, John has asked me to put my money where my mouth is when it comes to throwing around words like “pseudoextinction” in reference to my blog, and…

The author of Laelaps (Brian Switek) feeding a giraffe at the “Animal Kingdom Zoo” in NJ. Welcome, dear reader, to Laelaps, my spot on the web for the various ramblings, asinine assertions, and the occasional insightful thought involving ecology, zoology, paleontology, anthropology, and evolution. Readers familiar with my previous posts on Laelaps v. 1 will…