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Notes on Sources

I would be perfectly happy to spend my retirement investigating Oregon’s volcanoes and reading scientific papers about cats, weather, and geology, but there’s this book, Where Cats Come From, to do and it is science writing for the general public.

This means, since I am a new writer, that I should declare my standing to write such a book.

As the eminently quotable G. K. Chesterton would say, I must be egotistical in order to prove I’m sincere.

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“Where Cats Come From”: Update August 31, 2016

This Sunday, there will be a Sunday Morning Volcano post:  the last of the three-part series about the Great Ignimbrite Flareup.  It looks at the Eocene/Oligocene climate transition and possible climate effects of Eocene supereruptions.

This series is helping me practice writing for my book, Where Cats Come From.  I plan to follow up with at least one Feline Friday post about the evolution of cats.

I have been researching this book for two years, thinking it would be easy . . . sort of an extended blog post.  But no.  There is too much to cover.

Here are just a few examples of what I mean: Continue reading “Where Cats Come From”: Update August 31, 2016