Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

  • Nature's patterns can be stark and amusing, stunning, and noble. And when you look at them in black and white, devoid of color, they actually seem stronger, more pronounced. That's the effect of David Gulden's grand new book on African wildlife, a book that captures your eye and starts you dreaming about a photographic safari.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

  • What better way to explore nature than through the eyes of one of its residents? That's what Amy Griffin Ouchley thought when she sat down to write Swamper, Letters From A Louisiana Swamp Rabbit.

    Swamper, of course, is a fictitious creature. But Ms.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

  • If there aren't already enough choices to make when it comes to deciding where to go in the U.S. National Park System, along comes National Geographic with its Guide to the National Parks of Canada. It's akin to rolling out the pastry cart once you've already settled on the Crème brûlée.

    Where do you begin?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

  • Floating boats down rivers was to Amos Burg almost as routine as walking down streets was to others of his generation.

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

  • If you're hiking across the landscape at Arches National Park, following rock cairns across the slickrock, how would you know when to turn right or left?

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