Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, January 18th, 2008

  • Quite a bit has been written on the geologic underpinnings of Yellowstone National Park, particularly the aspect of the park sitting atop a gigantic volcano. The latest window into this world, from Greg Breining, is a good read for the lay volcanologist with an interest in the park.

Friday, January 4th, 2008

  • I know, this doesn't sound like a park-related read, but it's based around the livelihoods of lobstermen who settled on and around Mount Desert Island more than a century ago.

    Within the covers you'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about lobsters and, yes, more. You'll definitely reflect on the book the next time you order lobster.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Friday, December 21st, 2007

  • Tucked away where northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah converge, Dinosaur National Monument is a remote, oft-overlooked place. Indeed, during 2006 just 278,473 people made their way to the monument, which preserves a rich and fascinating slice of prehistory.

Monday, December 10th, 2007

  • It's hard to beat a bird book that offers you an opportunity not only to see what they look like but to actually hear the bird calls and songs. Bird Songs From Around the World does just that, but it might not be your best option.

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