How Many Parks?

We just stopped, and looked. That such a thing existed, and to see it with our own eyes, was enough to make the 2000-mile trip worthwhile. Our first glimpse at a giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum , left us both speechless. “Wow,” my wife let out in almost a whisper. Celebrations are being...Read more

A Shot in the Park

The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial anniversary in the month of August! NPS has served as a valuable resource for many of our authors, both professionally and recreationally. To commemorate the occasion, our authors have taken to the blog to pay homage to “America’s best idea...Read more

Calming Your Anxious Child

August 7th, 2016 is National Kids Day . In honor of the occasion, Dr. Kathleen Trainor, author of the new book, Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do , offers four strategies to help quiet the worries of children moved by tragedy. For more on Dr. Trainor's methods, we invite you...Read more

How to Become an Expert

I have heard that if you wish to be considered an expert on a subject, you first need to write a book about it. I wrote Disease and Discovery, first published in 1987, not so much because I wanted to be considered an expert, but because I felt a rather urgent need to learn something about public...Read more

Vital Spaces, Vital Places – Research in our National Parks

The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial anniversary in the month of August! NPS has served as a valuable resource for many of our authors, both professionally and recreationally. To commemorate the occasion, our authors have taken to the blog to give thanks to “America’s best idea...Read more