Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poseidon's Steed

Author: Helen Scales
Stars: 4
Review by: Mandy A

An account of the natural (and unexpected unnatural) history of all species seahorse. Poseidon's Steed manages what very few natural history books pull off in that it is a good, quick read without too much flap. Author/marine biologist Scales goes into the anatomy, folklore, habits, and various other quirks of seahorses in general as well as their habitats.  Several critically endangered species are covered as well although I wish the book had gone into more of seahorse origins and evolution.

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