The following books were reviewed in the December 2012 issue of Choice (requires subscription):
"Vaughan and Aldama examine the evolution of the batį drum ensemble, covering playing techniques, cultural context, and the link between the drumming and religion (Santerķa). . . . Of particular interest are 30 audio tracks of batį drumming (recorded by Aldama, Vaughan, and others), which can be downloaded from an online site. . . . Recommended."
"Steyer provides a rather detailed and diverse introduction to vertebrates preceding the
dinosaurs as well as some contemporaneous with them, showing how the multiple types of aquatic and terrestrial forms originated and diverged. . . . Highly