2018 End of the Year Report

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As far as reading goes, 2018 was a great year for natural history books, and my two favorites were The Eye of the Shoal by Helen Scales and The Revolutionary Genius of Plants, by Stefano Mancuso.

Review of Barons of the Sea

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It tells the story of how American clipper ships—the fastest ships on the ocean—made obscenely huge fortunes for their owners using money from the opium trade to buy luxury goods in China—silks, teas, and porcelain—and sell them in America.