Writen Science Communication


As a science popularizer my main topic is animal cognition. I have been talking in front of thousands of people (even several Nobel prizes). Also I have been interviewed in several radio shows, talking about tool use in animals, animal culture, cetaceans behavior, etc. I have also written a book about animal cognition, published by the University of Granada. It was very well reviewed. 


Book


El error del pavo inglés (The Peacock Delusion)



Spanish (translated, but unpublished, in english)
ISBN: 8433853732 ISBN-13: 9788433853738
Editorial Universidad de Granada (EUG)
270 pages (2012)

Reviews:

5 of 5 stars Agapea bookstore
5 of 5 stars Amazon.es
4,2 of 5 stars Goodreads.com


"Un viaje intelectual a través de la biología que conduce, en cierto modo por contraste, hasta la naturaleza humana. No dejen de leerlo" 
(An intellectual journey through biology that leads somewhat by contrast, to human nature. Do not turn from reading it)
Juan Ignacio Perez Iglesias (link)

"Este es el libro que deberían mandar a los alumnos de instituto y no todos esos libros aburridos que aportan poco o nada. Must read para todos los públicos sin duda."
(This is the book you should command to students of high school and not all those boring books that contribute little or nothing. Must read for all ages)
J.J. Gallego (link)

"Es uno de los libros de divulgación científica que más he disfrutado de los últimos meses."
(It is one of the science books I have most enjoyed in recent months)
Jose Ramón Alonso (link)

"Después de leerlo, lo contemplaréis todo –muy especialmente a los animales– de una forma muy distinta. Será, no lo dudéis, la mejor prueba de que la lectura habrá valido la pena."
(After reading it, you will contemplate everything -especially all the animals- from a very different way. It will, do not doubt it, the best proof that the reading will be worthwhile)
Métode Magazine. Andreu Escrivà (link)


Book chapter

Alucinaciones (Hallucinations) Manual de linternas: Incursiones, excursiones y reflexiones científicas (Manual of lanterns: Incursions, excursions and scientific reflections). Editorial Libros y Literatura (2018) 


Magazines


- Extinciones masivas y rayos cósmicos. (Massive extinctions and cosmic rays) Amazings nº2 2012
- Zoo Habilis. FIVE, Jot Down Magazine 2013 (link)


Selected network science communication 


Cuaderno de Cultura Científica. 

CCC is the online magazine of the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

- Sobre el uso de herramientas en aves (Tool use in birds) 2018 (link)
La naturaleza de la consciencia (The nature of consciousness) 2015 (link)
Aviones de papel, ciborgs y qualia (Paper planes, cyborgs and qualia) 2013 (link)
El origen natural del bien (Natural origin of the good) 2013 (link)
- La leyenda del cuervo y del búho (The legend of a crow and owl) 2016 (link)

Next Door Publishers


Science and humanism explained in a different way

- Interview, Talk10, 2016 (link)
La ciencia está hecha por seres humanos, y los seres humanos son idiotas (Science is made by humans, and humans are stupid, the study of sexual behavior) 2016 (link)

Muy Interesante


Muy Interesante (Very Interesting, in english) is a monthly popular science magazine which deals with fun facts and current events, such as the development of nanotechnology, physics, biology, astronomy, genetics, neurosciences, new investigations and inventions, and world affairs. (wikipedia). Online version.
 
-Los halcones podrían haber comenzado a usar despensas (Hawks could have begun using pantries) 2016 (link)

La nueva Ilustración Evolucionista/The new Evolutionary Enlightenment


TNEE Is probably the best spanish blog about biological evolution, with interviews to many high figures of science (from Robert Trivers to Frans de Waal or A. Damasio)

La genialidad de los perros (The genius of dogs) 2014 (link)
Dientes de sable, entrevista a Manuel J. Salesa (Saber-toothed interview with Manuel J. Salesa) 2014 (link)
- Ojos para ver y piernas para andar (Eyes to see and legs to walk) 2013 (link)
-Toxoplasma, zombis y dientes de sable (Toxoplasma, zombies, and sabertooths) 2016 (link)
- Somos zombies, entrevista a Jaroslav Flegr (We are zombies, interview to Jaroslav Flegr) 2016 (link)

Naukas.com. 


Naukas the biggest science journalism site in spanish, with around 1,5 million visitors per month.

- El rescate de un pequeño elefante. Matriarcas (Rescue of a little elephant. Matriarchs) 2016 (link)
- ¿Eres más listo que un cuervo? demuestralo (Are you smarter than a crow? prove it!) 2015 (link)
- Etología, Microbiología y el Sentido de la vida el universo y todo lo demás (Ethology Microbiology and the meaning of life the universe and everything else) 2015 (link)
El séptimo estornino (The seventh starling) 2015 (link)
Los gecos que jugaban en el espacio  (Geckos playing in space) 2015 (link)
- Si Stephen Fry se encontrase con Dios (If Stephen Fry will meet with God) 2015 (link)
- El Universo en una copa de vino, por Richard P. Feynman (The Universe in a glass of wine, by Richard P. Feynman) 2014 (link)
- ¿Qué hay después de la muerte? (What is there after death?) 2014 (link)
- La mirada del petirrojo (The robin gaze) 2014 (link)
- La pregunta Naukas 2014 (Naukas question of the year) 2014 (link)
- Elogio de la locura (In Praise of madness) 2013 (link)
- El delfín de Baco (Baco's dolphin) 2013 (link)
La inminente extinción de los orangutanes y nuestro estrecho círculo moral (The imminent extinction of orangutans and our narrow moral circle) 2012 (link)
- Sin prueba y sin error: la personalidad de Alex (No trial and error: the personality of Alex) 2012 (link)
- Ricitos de oro y la Vía Láctea (Goldilocks and the Milky Way) 2012 (link)
Somos polvo de estrellas, por Lawrence Krauss (We are stardust, by Lawrence Krauss) 2012 (link)
Las criaturas de la isla de Lembeh (The creatures of Lembeh Island) 2012 (link)
Los cinco dedos de la evolución (The five fingers of evolution) 2012 (link)
- Hay otros mundos (There are other worlds) 2012 (link)
Elena hace sus deberes (Elena does her homework) 2012 (link)
- ¿Quién se come a Hydra? El error del pavo inglés (Who eats Hydra? The Peacock delusion) 2012 (link)
- Perspectiva de la Luna de verano (View of the summer moon) 2011 (link)
- Historia de la vida en 24 horas (Life story in 24 hours) 2011 (link)  
- Rompamos una lanza a favor de la religión… que es Navidad (Breaking a lance in favor of religion ... it's Christmas) 2011 (link)
¿Qué es la sinestesia? ¿Qué sabemos sobre ella? ¿Qué nos queda por saber? (What is synesthesia? What do we know about her? What's left out?) 2011 (link)
- El error del pavo inglés (The Peacock Delusion) 2011 (link)

BioTay


My own blog, where I write mostly about animal cognition and evolution (link)


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