Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, June 29th, 2007

  • No electronics, just an old-fashioned book that sparks youngsters' imaginations, is the driving force behind Tedrick de Bear's travels across the national park system. Teddy's Travels, America's National Parks ($19.95, TdB Press), is an award-winning book by Trefoni Michael Rizzi that teaches kids a little something about the parks while they're enjoying them.

Monday, May 28th, 2007

  • Just in time for summer's backpacking and camping season, The Last Season has arrived in paperback.

Monday, May 14th, 2007

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway wends its way over bucolic hill and dale, through Appalachian Mountain valleys and across heavily treed mountains flanks, crossing creeks, rivers, meadows and uplands for 469 miles from North Carolina to Virginia. Or vice versa, depending upon your perspective.

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

  • E.O. Wilson has been called both one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century and "Darwin's natural heir." In advance to his visit to Utah later this month, I picked up his latest book, "The Creation, An Appeal To Save Life on Earth."

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

  • By now, we may begin to appreciate the difficulty in knowing the precise history and evolution of the Grand Canyon. It may appear to be an impossible task to look back through so much time and so much erosion and definitely piece together a coherent story of how this great gorge was carved.

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