Forced to Choose
American literary icon, whose Cat's Cradle made our
list and whose latest book, Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected
Short Fiction has just been released
About books that knocked my block off when I was young: I can think
of only two, neither a work in the physical sciences:
Candide, by Voltaire, and Theory of the Leisure
Class, by Thorsten Veblen. One book, which I know only in its
version as a movie starring Boris Karloff, possibly the most
provocative and presently most influential novel of all time,
written by a woman only nineteen years old: Frankenstein, or the
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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