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Tag: History

Methuselah, Voice of the Forest

Part One The world is a forest, Its trees reverberating with chatter. The sounds that compose the background Loudly scream their slants, Repeating until all the animals and plants Are […]

The Spirit of a Nation

The spirit of a nation Is the unity and integration Of many ethnicities and religions and social classes, Rich people and poor people, Leaders and followers, Aristocrats and commoners, Woven […]

Off Topic: Terror Birds

Following the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, surviving species rapidly radiated across the planet, evolving into myriad bizarre and beautiful forms. In South America, an island continent […]

On the Evolutionary History of Billfish

The Old Narrative When I travel to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, I traverse the Rickenbacker Bridge which overlooks Biscayne Bay. Miami, like much of South Florida, […]

On the Golden Age of Sharks

When the Golden Age of Fishes ended 359 million years ago, more than 75% of Earth’s species were eliminated. The Devonian Period, as it was also known, was over. As […]