Virtual Tour of Earth’s Evolution


The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet; by Robert Hazen. 2012. Viking Books. $28. The first post/book review I failed to provide any maps. And, there are lots of maps I could have posted. Many places around on our planet illustrate the changes our planet has undergone in…

Just Tell Me What I Need To Know


Bookstores are my favorite places to hang-out. Before bookstores became popular, I grew-up in a library. The neighborhood library was three blocks from my Kansas City, Missouri, home. In the summertime, I would spend days and weekends in the library, sitting at a table, reading reference books. Science, mostly, but pretty much any kind of…