Just what exactly is it about Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species that caused – and indeed, continues to cause – so many Americans to lose their minds at the very thought of people reading it? (We’ll put aside the question of whether such people actually read it themselves, as experience has taught me that they generally haven’t.) But what of those Americans who didn’t recoil from it and who read it for themselves?
The year 2017 will mark the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. Not unexpectedly, it will also likely be the year in which we shall see a higher than usual number of new books about Thoreau as well as new editions of books by him.
At the beginning of the 1970s, Theodore Seuss Geisel, finding himself increasingly troubled by the rapid and careless commercial development of the land around the then still idyllic La Jolla, California where he and his wife made their home, decided to do something about it. After giving the matter some thought, he determined that the […]
This coming December, Dr. Fortey’s most recent book, “The Wood for the Trees; One Man’s Long View of Nature,” will see publication in the U.S. This new book sees the author describing what he has found on his four acres in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire and what can be interpreted about the larger ecological systems of our planet from these discoveries.