I think it was the same day I opened the package containing a bright, fresh copy of Strachan Donnelley’s new posthumously published “Frog Pond Philosophy; Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature” that I also received the news that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin had proposed cutting all funding to the University of Kentucky Press that published it.
The first trip I made to the U.S. state of Texas was in order to attend the Rio Grande Valley Birding & Nature Festival. Since then, I have made many return trips to America’s most iconic state, and each time I do, I discover yet another unexpected aspect of its astonishing ecological diversity.
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” Thus said the Lorax, making his own introduction to the rapacious Once-ler in the classic 1971 book named for its title character by Theodor Seuss Geisel – Dr. Seuss. It’s a book I suspect most […]
Rather than his own review of a book this week, Mark has dedicated his Sunday book review to the winner of his recently concluded book reviewing contest. The challenge: review George Monbiot’s book “Feral; Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life.” The submitted reviews were then read, critiqued, and scored by a most eminent and distinguished panel of judges. The one with the best marks was then declared to be the winner.