Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book Review: A Landscape Painted by Fire

A delightful book, fun to read, but also lots of really good information about longleaf pine ecosystems. By John Matel on July 10, 2016 Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase The longleaf pine ecosystem may be the most diverse in North America … Continue reading

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Comment on – The Half-Lives of Facts by Samuel Arbesman

If the facts change, at least there is always something new to discover, July 16, 2016 By John Matel This review is from: The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date (Paperback) Kids like dinosaurs and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elegance in Science

Good history of science, mostly tangential about elegance., July 16, 2016 By John Matel Verified Purchase This review is from: Elegance in Science: The beauty of simplicity (Paperback) I bought this book as part of my self-help search for elegance … Continue reading

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Book Review: Longleaf as Far as the Eye Can See

A beautiful, infomative and even inspiring book, July 15, 2016 y John Matel This review is from: Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America’s Richest Forest All the beautiful pictures and the large format … Continue reading

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Book review of “Half Earth” by E.O. Wilson

We cannot abdicate our responsibility to act wisely, July 6, 2016 By John Matel This review is from: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life (Hardcover) This book is beautifully written. It is erudite & detailed in describing the wonders of … Continue reading

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Server farms & tree farms – Boydton, Virginia

Boydton used to be a bigger deal until the I-85 went through and made South Hill the big city. It is still the county seat, but there are only about 500 people living there. That is why I was a … Continue reading

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Loblolly pine seedlings & Garland Gray Forestry Center

Garland Gray Forestry Center will ship 30 million loblolly seedlings for planting next spring. The weather has been favorable for the seedlings and there will be more than ever, but demand still will exceed supply. These trees have been developed … Continue reading

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