Category Archives: What I’m Reading

A Tiger’s Revenge

[Note: The following was first published in the May 2012 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright (C) 2012 Don H. Meredith The sight of the large cat track placed squarely in the boot print I’d left in the snow that morning sent a … Continue reading

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Wars and Climate

With the election of the Obama government in the U.S. and the vanquishing of the climate-change-deniers to the sidelines of relevant conversation, the opportunity to make some gains in bringing greenhouse gas emissions under control world-wide has never been better. … Continue reading

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Cormac McCarthy and The Road

I don’t usually become obsessed about the books of a single author and read them one after the other. However, when I found Cormac McCarthy’s works, that’s exactly what I did. I got interested in him, like many people I’m … Continue reading

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Honey’s Room

One of my favorite authors is Elmore Leonard. If you are looking for an entertaining read that places you right into the story without distraction, an Elmore Leonard novel is for you. He generally writes crime stories, several of which … Continue reading

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The Weather Makers

I’m on to another Tim Flannery book. As I described in earlier blogs The Eternal Frontier and The Future Eaters are two very interesting books about the evolution of the environments and human ecology of North America and Australia, respectively. … Continue reading

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The Eternal Frontier

I’ve finally returned to a Tim Flannery book. As I indicated in a previous blog, I read his earlier work, The Future Eaters, and was quite impressed with what he had to say about the evolution of human cultures and … Continue reading

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The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery

After my return from Australia in May, I picked up a copy of The Future Eaters, An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People (Buy Now: Amazon.ca; Amazon.com) on the recommendation of a friend. It is quite a book, … Continue reading

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