It almost seems a bit redundant to mention American Canopy; Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation so soon again seeing as the presentation by the book’s author Erik Rutkow at Portland, Oregon’s Hoyt Arboretum was so recently noted here. Nevertheless, as a review copy has now arrived it would be wrong of me to break with my usual […]
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Eric Rutkow, author of the recently published American Canopy; Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation, spoke to a somewhat small but very interested and appreciative audience at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon on July 31st. An examination of the inter-relationship between the history of the United States and the natural history of its […]
Kara Rogers‘ new book Out of Nature; Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity instantly went to the top of my “to read” short list the moment I finished reading the press release about it from the University of Arizona Press. After all, the combination of botany and ecology with the all-too-pressing but seldom […]
The Royal Society has announced the long list of books under consideration for its 2012 Winton Prize. Named since 2011 for its present sponsor, Winton Capital Management, the prize honors the best in popular science writing originally published in English in the UK during 2011. The 2012 Long List includes twelve titles that, alas, cut […]