What We’re Reading March 8,2013

What’s up this week? A brilliant pop-up book, the surfer who created GoPro, and a creature that’s hard to believe, even when you see it with your own eyes.

A decade ago Nick Woodman wanted a camera he could strap to his wrist so he could share his surfing exploits with his buddies. Ten years later, we call them GoPros. Read Forbes’ profile Nick Woodman.

Letterology posted Revolution – a brilliant paper engineering and stop-action video that tells the story of the cyclical journey of a drop of water.

It looks like a reject monster from a scifi movie, not something you’d see on Astronomy Picture of the Day. But it’s real – a micrograph of a Tardigrade perched on a moss leaf. What’s a Tardigrade? Perhaps the toughest creature on the planet.

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.