Global seed bank that preserve diversity and crops just received. .q millionth variety

The underlying optimism in this article may not be warranted. First, when it was built as recently as 2008, humans assumed permafrost would continue to exist. This belief is no longer warranted. Second, seed varieties are increasingly hybridized and protected by their corporate owners with great vigor. Altho earlier varieties might be better for certain … Continue reading Global seed bank that preserve diversity and crops just received. .q millionth variety

Five short novels to revisit

This is yet another in BookMarks.review's splendid series of articles focusing on interviews with noted people discussing five books that are important to them. Highly recommended. Five Short Novels that Continue to Shine Joan Frank, the author of Where You’re All Going, shares five books in her life February 18, 2020  By Jane Ciabattari Joan Frank’s Where You’re … Continue reading Five short novels to revisit

Absolutely wonderful audio interview with Jim Dale, narrator of the U.S. version of Harry Potter

There is a partial transcript at this URL but there's also a link to the audio of the full interview of an extremely entertaining man -- Jim Dale. What a splendid introduction to the world of audiobooks! — Read on http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/blog/in-conversation-with-jim-dale/

What I'm reading now and will be opening soon

Am still forced to spend a great deal of my time at home so reading is an essential pursuit. Have temporarily added HBO to my perennial NetFlix and Amazon Prime. Focusing on the series proprietary to that network. But reading is crucial. On hand from the Kindle Unlimited program: The Secret, Book & Scone Society … Continue reading What I'm reading now and will be opening soon

Audiobooks aren't just entertainment — they're essential for the visually impaired

The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled has been producing books on tape (literally, they were on reel to reel) and other formats of audiobooks for the blind and others who have problems reading for decades. Altho many of the books do provide pure pleasure, many of the items … Continue reading Audiobooks aren't just entertainment — they're essential for the visually impaired