Sid Perkins is a freelance science writer based in Crossville, Tenn.
Sid Perkins' Articles
- Reviews & PreviewsIn the new book Darwin’s Backyard, a biologist explores Charles Darwin’s family life, as well as four decades’ worth of his at-home experiments.
- SoapboxWindmill-powered pumps on buoys throughout the Arctic Ocean could help bring back shrinking sea ice, researchers say.
- Reviews & PreviewsThree new books chronicle the science, history and cultural significance of total solar eclipses.
- Reviews & PreviewsIn "Cannibalism", a zoologist explores a grisly topic that scientists have only recently begun to study seriously.
- Reviews & Previews"Furry Logic" explores how animals rely on the laws of physics in pursuit of food, sex and survival.
- FeatureThe race is on to find about 140 predicted carbon-based minerals in locations around the world. Map included.
- Reviews & PreviewsThe Long, Long Life of Trees explores the scientific, historical and cultural significance of apple, birch, elm and 14 other kinds of trees.
- Reviews & PreviewsIn Venomous and The Sting of the Wild, researchers delve into the world of venomous creatures and the scientists who study them.
- Reviews & PreviewsIn a new book, a firefly researcher explores why scientists and kids alike are captivated by lightning bugs.
- Reviews & PreviewsAmerica’s Snake looks past timber rattlesnake’s fearsome reputation and delves into the fascinating biology of this iconic serpent.