Internet Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Review, Page 11, December 10, 2000
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FRISCO PIGEON MAMBO, C.D. Payne (Aivia; 186 pages; $12.95): When lab pigeons are released, they must grapple with their sexual identity in this delightful fable set in San Francisco..
WRITING ON DRUGS, Sadie Plant (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 294 pages; $24): The author, a British academic, brandishes some heavy but accessible poststructuralist theory on the science, politics and economics of illegal substances -- plus a "greatest hits" of literary outlaws..
DARKNESS IN EL DORADO: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon, Patrick Tierney (W.W. Norton; 416 pages; $26.95): An important if controversial attack on anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, whom the author contends destroyed the culture of an Amazonian tribe in the name of science.
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