200 years ago, a freak snowstorm struck New England and the U.S. Northeast. What did people say about it at the time?
George Mackenzie thought of himself as a latter-day Isaac Newton, a giant in the history of science.
Where the 3rd President went to get away from it all...and hide his scandalous half-black children from the public.
Few Americans have ever lived like English lords, but those who did lived in amazing style.
What do I do all day, what am I looking for, and why do I do it? This post explains the life of a historian.
After he returned from Washington, Thomas Jefferson chronicled the environmental history of his plantation in a special book, which very few historians have ever seen.
The time has come again for another journey. Similar to my experience in June at the Huntington Library, I've been offered a fellowship at the [...]
Another tidbit from the archives! I found this one in a book called The Climate of London by Luke Howard, one of the world's first meteorologists, [...]
After he retired from the Presidency, Thomas Jefferson struggled mightily to make a living and keep his family out of poverty, and climate change compounded his misfortunes.
Twenty-three years ago this weekend, on June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, erupted. This was the second-largest volcanic [...]