HAWAI’I: More Fascinating Than I Expected

HAWAI’I: More Fascinating Than I Expected

For many years I had written off Hawai’i as a truly provocative destination, thinking it was all about palm trees, beaches, water sports, and hula girls. WRONG! Not only is traditional Hawaiian culture alive and well and more integrated into general life in the...
The Madagascar Version of Paradise

The Madagascar Version of Paradise

The Madagascar Version of Paradise The two photographs from Madagascar in Earthforms, (pp. 72 & 73) are both of sandstone structures in the magnificent Parc d’Isalo on the southern part of the island. It had taken us two days to drive the 429 miles from the...
Mongolia: Gorkhi-Terelj—Amazing Landscape

Mongolia: Gorkhi-Terelj—Amazing Landscape

Genghis Khan (ca. 1158–1227), silent, authoritative, paternal, presides over present-day post-imperial, post-totalitarian, successfully democratic Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country in the world (pop. ca. 2.8 million; density 1.76/sq km), with a land area...
Mission

Mission

Art, science and progressive politics—why should they be separate domains? Serious art is a way of knowing the world: how to get along with others, what’s out there in the world, what to admire, what to be wary of—in short, how to live. Science explores the...