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Sep 11, 2007
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Michael D. Barton
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I am an independent historian focusing on the history of science, especially Charles Darwin and the history of evolutionary thought (as evidenced by the many Darwin books in my collection, a topic I also blog about), the history of natural history, and paleontology (the novel and then movie Jurassic Park hooked me on dinosaurs, and reading books about those "terrible lizards" in my teenage years led to learning about evolution and Darwin). I am an editor on a project to transcribe and published the correspondence of the nineteenth-century physicist and mountaineer John Tyndall, who was a friend of and supporter of Darwin's. I am also a lover of books about nature in general, whether field guides or nature writing. Thrift shops and library used book sales are dangerous places for me to be. I know I will never be able to read every book I own, for as David Quammen wrote in The Boilerplate Rhino, "Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper." I like to think that although I may never read a particular book, there is the possibility of my accessing information from it if I ever needed to.

Portland, Oregon, USA

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