What We’re Reading 1-25-13

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Great Gray Owl - Michael Furtman

Texas isn’t the only winter destination for birding. Welcome to the Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota, home of the Great Grey Owl, the Black-backed Woodpecker, the Bohemian Waxwing and other rare Boreal species.

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Paper Sculpture by Eric Standley

Eric Standley has taken the art of paper cutting into three dimensions. With the help of a precision laser, he creates sculptures that combine the complexity of Celtic ornament with medieval stained glass.

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Territorial Morphology

Whole Earthlings love to travel and so are quite fond of maps. Big Think’s About Strange Maps blog is one of our favorites. This week, Frank Jacobs suggests a fun parlor game for cartophiles!

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Alfred Russell Wallace portrait, 1900

Alfred Russell Wallace is finally getting his due. He developed a theory of natural selection based on his work as a naturalist in Malaysia, but Charles Darwin won the race for glory.


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.