Peeling Back The Bark
Explosive Truths: A Review of the book Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. HelensBy James Lewis on May 18, 2017
This is an expanded version of the review of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, by Steve Olson, which first appeared in the April-May 2017 issue of American Scientist. When I visit environmental history–related locations, I typically bring back two reminders of the trip: photographs I’ve taken and rocks I’ve collected from the sites….
This Old (White) House: Turning Salvage Wood into SouvenirsBy Eben Lehman on May 3, 2017
Ninety years ago this spring, a major repair project began on the White House in Washington, DC, that ultimately yielded wooden treasures. Work began in March of 1927 to remove large sections of the building’s roof in order to replace wood timbers with steel trusses and undertake a full remodeling of the third floor. This project…