Prof. Steve Steve posted Entry 1628 on November 1, 2005 02:21 PM.
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Welcome to the second edition of Ask Prof. Steve Steve. Today’s question comes from Michael in Newark, Delaware.

Hi, my name is Michael, from Newark, Delaware, and I’ve noticed you’re running a little question and answer session on the Panda’s Thumb, a wonderful little blog I’ve run across and that I read quite faithfully.

That said, I am a junior at high school, and one of my areas of interest is in the environmental sciences. I am self studying in the area (partially for myself, and partially for the yearly envirothon competitions) and I’m wondering if you could suggest a textbook that is a bit more advanced and more detailed then my current text (Environmental Science, Eighth Edition, written by Richard T. Wright and Bernard J Nebel) or the one I’ve used in the past (the ecology chapters of Biology, 6th edition, by Campbell and Reece)?

Thank you kindly for your time and your help.

I contacted a friend of Dr. Wesley Elsberry, Dr. Jane Packard at Texas A&M University, who recommended the following books for Envirothon:

  1. EG Bolen and WL Robinson (1998) Wildlife Ecology and Management. Prentice Hall
  2. JE Rodiek and EG Bolen (1991) Wildlife and habitats in managed landscapes. Island Press
  3. ML Hunter (2002) Fundamentals of conservation biology. Blackwell Science

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Comment #54955

Posted by Lonely Hartz on November 3, 2005 11:59 AM (e)

Dear Prof. Steve Steve,

I’ve been dating a very nice woman recently. She is kind, smart, careful with money, loyal and beautiful. Recently, however, I discovered that she does not like bamboo shoots. What excuse should I give her for dumping her?

Comment #55215

Posted by ruidh on November 4, 2005 2:40 PM (e)

Dear Prof. S. Steve:

What is up with this blog entry? It keeps popping up on by Bloglines feed as having been updated. It seems to have been updated once or twice a day since it was origionally posted. And this isn;t the first repeatedly updated post on this blog. What is the deal?