What We’re Reading 12-28-12

You may not know this but Whole Earth Provision Co. was originally a bookstore. We still have lots of books and lots of readers on our staff. We share interesting articles and photographs amongst ourselves every day, so we thought we would share them with you too.

 Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
The New York Times’ Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek by John Branch is a great example of text, video and graphics working together to enhance the telling of an already gripping tale. If you can’t read it now, set some time aside for this one.

National Geographic posted Restless Genes this week. Does the DRD4-7R gene make people more likely to take risks, explore new places, ideas, foods and embrace change and adventure? David Dobbs looks at the evidence.

Birds Eye View of Texas Cities
Our friends over at Traces of Texas posted this link to the Amon Carter Museum’s collection of Texas Bird’s-Eye Views, a kind of Google Earth for 19th Century Texas Towns. See how your town has grown!

This is yet another in a series of posts about what we’re reading at Whole Earth: stories about the environment, ecology, travel, outdoor living, ideas, art, writing, history, science, and creativity, and the people who make it happen. Have a suggestion? Please leave us a comment so we can add it to our reading list.