For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of … Continue reading "Author talk: Christina Thompson, Sea People, The Puzzle of Polynesia"
Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore is an illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terrence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings. With more than 180 entries”on topics as varied as Alice … Continue reading "Author Talk: Lawrence Millman, Fungipedia"
Edward Wilson-Lee tells the extraordinary story of Hernando Colón, a singular visionary of the printing press-age who also happened to be Christopher Columbus’s illegitimate son. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, Hernando traveled … Continue reading "Author Talk: Edward Wilson Lee, The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books"