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Bruce Barcott

Bruce Barcott


The new Interior Secretary has an impressive résumé. Oil geologist, banker, president of REI. But today's Washington is a landscape without maps, and in this age of climate change and keystone, the major battles are taking place over at the EPA and State. Is greatness still possible at Interior?

Bruce Barcott
Nov 12, 2013

Thrills on Everest, and a botanical romance

Bruce Barcott
Oct 10, 2013

Two literary lions deliver long-awaited epics about espionage and globalization

Bruce Barcott
Aug 19, 2013

Kick back and indulge in the season’s best beach books

Bruce Barcott
Aug 6, 2013

Jon Mooallem's examination of the ideal animal

Bruce Barcott
Jul 15, 2013

Take a page out of new books from Pollan, William McDonough, and Michael Braungart

Bruce Barcott
Mar 26, 2013

What can we learn from traditional societies?

Bruce Barcott
Jan 30, 2013

Death at Yosemite

The outbreak, which killed three, didn’t only attack the lungs of its victims. It messed with the psyche of the rest of us, too.

Bruce Barcott
Dec 18, 2012

Gone Viral

David Quammen's gripping new book on nightmare viruses

Bruce Barcott
Nov 15, 2012

The Devil on Paradise Road

It started as a bluebird New Year's Day in Mount Rainier National Park. But when a gunman murdered a ranger and then fled back into the park's frozen backcountry, every climber, skier, and camper became a suspect—and a potential victim.

Bruce Barcott
Sep 12, 2012

Peter Heller's terrific, apocalyptic first novel

Bruce Barcott
Sep 5, 2012

E. O. Wilson has a surprising take on how humans conquered the planet

Bruce Barcott
Feb 28, 2012

Alec Wilkinson revisits a failed polar attempt from the heroic age of Arctic exploration

Bruce Barcott
Dec 1, 2011

Quakenami! Why the Pacific Northwest Is Doomed

Monster earthquakes are going off all around the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire. Is the West Coast of North America next?* And can you surf a tsunami?** Join us on a footnoted foray into the terrifying world of megaquakes, tidal waves, and the fine art of being your own Jesus. *YES **NO

Bruce Barcott
Aug 25, 2011