Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park, established on this date in 1938, protects nearly a million acres on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The park includes several striking habitats, including alpine meadows at elevation, temperate rain forests along the Pacific side of the coast mountains, and more than seventy miles of Pacific coastline. More than ninety-five percent of the park is designated wilderness, and the great majority of the interior is roadless.

How Life Began (31 Oct 2016, BBC)

Dirt First (2016, Orion)

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offerred, without respect to their human consequences.
~Lewis Mumford ~