Field of Science

Do you remember Encyclopedia?

I grew up in rural Indiana and we did not get the internet until my late middle school / early high school years. Before then there were these fabulous items called Encyclopedia. Perhaps many of you remember them? They were a large hardbound set of books where you could answer all your burning knowledge questions, before Google. We had a set when I was growing up and I remember spending hours looking up countries, topics or animals that I was interested in reading about. Often I would have questions and my Dad would send me to the encyclopedia to look things up. It was so much more fulfilling than the internet.

So what stimulated this post? Recently Dr. Eric Karlin sent me an email letting me know about another article featuring his Sphagnum study in the encyclopedia Britannica blog. I thought it would be nice to link to this post and I thus had encyclopedia on my mind. Happy reading!

The Bazzania Girls Band

Another great find from Juan Carlos!

It is a band names after the liverwort genus Bazzania. The Bazzania Girls Band plays a mix of Americana style music that encompasses country, gospel and traditional tunes. I really wanted to listen to some of their tunes and they have a podcast on their website but I couldn't find any audio files online.

If anyone has heard the band play it would be great to hear what you think about them in the comments section. Thanks!