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Alaskans are an odd bunch who live in an odd place. A proper portrayal of their peculiarity—especially by an outsider—requires an uncommon talent for capturing the sense of a place and its people, and for […]
Oak and Ash and Thorn, a book about the woods of Britain, was clearly written for a tea-drinking audience. It is chock-full of references to British forest folklore — fairies, druids, and the like — and positively […]
The Gulf of Mexico, by Jack Davis’s telling, has been forgotten, not as an environmental feature — in that regard the Deep Water Horizon spill of 2010 brought the Gulf back to national attention — […]
Richard Prum has an interesting and controversial theory about sexual selection. Richard Prum is also really into birds. FIRST, the theory: Charles Darwin argued that there were two types of selection. The first, natural selection, […]
Trees can talk. Or rather, trees send messages to each other through the “Wood Wide Web,” a network of roots and fungi that pass along electrical signals with important content like “Beetles incoming” or “Time […]
There was once a time, before pop music and movie stars, when a scientist was the most famous person in the world. No, not Albert Einstein. Alexander von Humboldt. The Invention of Nature is aptly […]