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19
Oct

Tracking the Elusive Monitor Lizard

Dragonlike and prehistoric-looking, monitor lizards, or varanids, are uncommonly intelligent: “I dare anybody to…look a monitor lizard in the eye. It’s looking back at you”, says Eric Pianka, lizard expert and co-author …

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16
Oct

Paul Farmer’s Path to Medicine

Paul Farmer, author and co-founder of Partners in Health, appeared on a recent panel at Dartmouth College called Reflections on Leadership for Social Change, part of the inauguration ceremony for Dartmouth’s new …

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16
Oct

Moving West on the 38th Parallel

David and Janet Carle, who set out last month on a worldwide tour of water and environment issues along the 38th parallel, are traveling west across the United States. After visiting the …

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14
Oct

Pasta’s Untold Story

Today’s New York Times Dining section features Oretta Zanini de Vita, author of Encyclopedia of Pasta, as she opens the door onto the centuries of history that shape each type of Italian …

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14
Oct

A Toast to History

Dr. Patrick E. McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist and author of Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages, works with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to resurrect the world’s …

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07
Oct

Parallel Universe: 38º North

David and Janet Carle have embarked on worldwide journey along the 38th parallel, exploring how water issues, environment, and culture intersect at this central latitude. They will chronicle their journey on their blog, Parallel Universe: 38º North, as they travel from the United States through Japan, Korea, and China, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, and Portugal. Their experience will be the basis of a future UC Press book.

Janet and David Carle both worked as California State Park Rangers for more than 27 years. Janet is editor of the CA State Park Rangers’ Association newsletter, and David’s many books include Introduction to Air in California, Introduction to Fire in California, and Introduction to Water in California.

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