Natural History

Unbowed: One Woman’s Story, by Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was born in 1940 in a small village in the highlands of Northern Kenya. Even from a young age, she stood out amongst her peers, as she pursued her education with determination. When the opportunity arose for a scholarship at an American university, through President Kennedy’s Airlift Program, she jumped at the chance. Upon returning to Kenya with her Master’s degree, she became the first woman in her country to earn a PhD and to later head a university department. During her time at the university, she was steadfast and determined in her pursuit of equal rights and pay for herself and her fellow female employees. This was to set her on a path she never foresaw or looked for. Read More »

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Life on Air, by David Attenborough

Have you heard of David Attenborough? What am I saying, of course you have! Everyone knows, and loves, David Attenborough! He has one of the most recognisable voices in the world and is the face of natural history.
I have always loved watching his documentary series, I have quite a few of them on DVD actually, so I knew I would enjoy his memoir. What I was not expecting, was just how much I would love it and how much I would learn about this great man. Read More »

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