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18
Mar

How the Ant Adventures Began

Ecologist, photographer, and award-winning explorer Mark Moffett has been bitten by the hooked mandibles of many an army ant, but the “Indiana Jones of Entomology” takes it in stride. In his book …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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12
Mar

Captain Cook in Tahiti and the Northwest

In Aphrodite’s Island, this week’s Times Higher Education Book of the Week, Anne Salmond chronicles the first European voyages to Tahiti, and the ways in which European and Tahitian mythologies intertwined during …

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10
Mar

LIFE Premieres March 21

Planet Earth, the BBC/Discovery Channel series and companion book, traveled deep into caves and oceans, and high into the rainforest canopy and mountaintops, to reveal the majesty of our environment. On March …

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09
Mar

Living in Limbo: Crisis and Mexican Immigration

On NPR’s Tell Me More last week, Tomás Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, spoke to Lynn Neary about whether recent drug-related violence in Mexico is changing immigration …

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05
Mar

Writing War Comes to Long An

When Jeffrey Race boarded a ship to Vietnam in 1965, he was not planning to write the ultimate resource on the Vietnamese conflict. As he notes in a recent article in Small …

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