The Planet in a Pebble

The poet William Blake endeavored to "to see the world in a grain of sand," and his metaphoric effort finds precise and metric reality in Jan Zalasiewicz's inspired scientific biography of a pebble as it persists through the history of the universe, illuminating all processes and events in its path.

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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

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