This is our regular feature in which we briefly record interesting publications and websites that have come to our attention. Inclusion of an item in this format does not preclude a possible longer review in a later issue. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.

A couple of Earthcare-Friendly children’s books:

Zobi_and_the_Zoox-cover-web_resZobi and the Zoox by Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Briony Barr, and Gregory Crocetti

Zobi and the Zoox is a beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set on the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring a cast of microbes, molecules and mucus – this new 44-page children’s book highlights the microscopic members of the symbiotic society within coral.” Suitable for children 7 – 107 years.

Published in 2015 by Scale Free Network. $19.95. Can be ordered here. 



Squid-Vibrio-Cover-square-1024x682The Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon by Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, and Gregory Crocetti.

“An illustrated storybook about the beautiful symbiosis between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the bioluminescent bacteria, Vibrio fischeri.”

Published in 2014 by Scale Free Network. $19.95. Can be ordered here.


We are assured that Ailsa Wild has an impeccable Quaker pedigree, being the daughter of Jenny Spinks and Chris Allen.

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