One century ago this month, on December 24, 1914, America’s greatest pioneering naturalist died in Los Angeles at age 76. John Muir was a true Renaissance man – a botanist, geologist, engineer, inventor, rancher, explorer, ecological thinker, and writer whose … Continue reading
Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth. So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.
In 1997, when he … Continue reading