An Explorer's Notebook

Nearly three dozen essays reveal the amazing mind of Tim Flannery: mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist, global warming activist, and a man committed to not only understanding the universe, but improving our little corner of it.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.