Celebration and Politics, 10 Years After the Storm Writer and filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie on treacherous policy and the trials of preservation
This Shelter Assembles in Just One Hour—and Could House Disaster Victims for Four Months A Turkish design firm creates a compact home for victims of floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
How New Orleans’ Health Clinic for Musicians Survived the Storm The local healthcare provider weathered Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
A Team of South African Scientists May Have Just Bested Google in the Race for Cost Effective Solar Energy Researchers from Stellenbosch University are about to unveil a revolutionary model for affordable, transportable, concentrated solar power.
Installation Turns 70,000 Upcycled Plastic Bottles Into Illuminated Ocean A new installation in England turns trash into illuminated art—and shines a spotlight on our damaged oceans.
Starting Soon, 4th Graders (and Their Families) Can Get Free Admission to Every U.S. National Park for a Full Year President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative makes it easier than ever to get up, get out, and enjoy nature.
The dozen or so apple varieties commonly found at any grocery store represent only a fraction of the thousands of named varieties that exist in the world. Over the course of one fall, the Bay Area photographer Jonathan Gerken searched nearby farmers' markets and remote orchards for unique, lesser-known cultivars. He found 47 apples. Some are familiar. Others are striking. After photographing the apples—whole and split neatly in half—Gerken ate each one. The end result is a little 4 x 5-inch book called appropriately Apples I Have Eaten.
All photographs © 2007 by Jonathan Gerken.
Courtesy of Chronicle Books.
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