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Each month, Muskeg Press will review one of our favourite books that we have on our bookshelf. We hope these reviews reinforce a love of literature for our readers, or perhaps give you some ideas for the next book on your list to read. Enjoy! The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts   by Karen Armstrong Alfred A. Knopf, 2019: 605 pages (includes glossary, bibliography, index)   One thing that can be said with absolute certainty is that it’s impossible to dislike Johnny Cash. Explaining his choice in wardrobe, the Man in Black sang: Well we’re doin’ mighty fine, I...

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Each month, Muskeg Press will review one of our favourite books that we have on our bookshelf. We hope these reviews reinforce a love of literature for our readers, or perhaps give you some ideas for the next book on your list to read. Enjoy!   Anthill by E.O. WilsonW.W. Norton & Co., 2010: 382 pages   We’re not the only creatures that have found ways to work together. Some species have developed eusociality, a level of society that involves specialization of tasks and care of the young, among others. A few mammals are considered eusocial, but mostly this falls in...

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Northwestern BC is one of the most sparsely-populated places on the planet. In an area about the size of Eastern Europe (give or take), most homes are located along the ribbon of Highway 16, from Prince Rupert in the west to Prince George in the east. Perhaps because of this remoteness, there is a strong sense of community in this neck of the woods. When the closest town is at least a few hours’ drive, people need to work together to survive.  It’s not all paradise. In particular, the retail industry has been struggling for at least the last 10 years,...

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Each month, Muskeg Press will review one of our favourite books that we have on our bookshelf. We hope these reviews reinforce a love of literature for our readers, or perhaps give you some ideas for the next book on your list to read. Enjoy!   Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind by Lyall WatsonNew York Review Books, 2019: 384 pages First published in 1984 All sorts of invisible things influence our lives. Take the novel coronavirus (please): we can’t see it, unless we have a high-powered microscope, but we know it’s there, especially if we get sick with it....

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Each month, Muskeg Press will review one of our favourite books that we have on our bookshelf. We hope these reviews reinforce a love of literature for our readers, or perhaps give you some ideas for the next book on your list to read. Enjoy!           Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elementsby Hugh Aldersey-WilliamsPenguin Books, 2012: 428 pages           The physicist Richard Feynman, who worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics, conducted a thought experiment of sorts in his book Six...

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