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Book Reviews

I first became really interested in biology at age ten, when friends of the family (both academics in the biological sciences) gave me a copy of Life: Cells, Organisms, Populations (E.O. Wilson et al., Sinauer Associates 1977) for Christmas. That book was a major influence on me: not only did it leave me with a life-long fascination with biology, but I acquired my basic sex education from it.

I have no formal training in biology, however. In fact, as a result of my skipping year 9 at school, I don't think I have ever done a single biology course!