Verlyn Klinkenborg

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing, The Rural Life, and Timothy; or Notes of an Abject Reptile. (March 2023)

A life-size model of the early Cretaceous tyrannosaur Yutyrannus huali; from Mark Norell’s The World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour. Originally part of the American Museum of Natural History’s 2016 exhibition ‘Dinosaurs Among Us,’ curated by Norell, it is twenty-three feet long and is now in the permanent collection of the Dinosaur Gallery at the Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio.

What Were Dinosaurs For?

It has become impossible to think about extinction in the old ways, to regard the end-Cretaceous demise of some 80 percent of life on earth as a remote, alien fact.

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

by Steve Brusatte

Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology

by Michael J. Benton

The World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour

by Mark A. Norell

The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

by Paige Williams

Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle

by Lukas Rieppel

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December 19, 2019 issue

Edward Hicks: The Cornell Farm, 1848

Green and Pleasant Land

Four new books about farming

The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

by Richard Lyman Bushman

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

by Ted Genoways

Fruitful Labor: The Ecology, Economy, and Practice of a Family Farm

by Mike Madison

Walking the Flatlands: The Rural Landscape of the Lower Sacramento Valley

by Mike Madison

September 27, 2018 issue

‘Dark Horse,’ Wyoming, 2005; photograph by Jack Spencer from his book This Land: An American Portrait, published by University of Texas Press

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

by Ulrich Raulff, translated from the German by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

February 22, 2018 issue

The Prophet

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

by Bill McKibben

October 24, 2013 issue

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