Colin Dickey is the author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, along with two other books of non-fiction. He is currently writing a book on conspiracy theories and other delusions, The Unidentified, forthcoming in 2020.
If it's true we're on the verge of a sixth extinction, these smaller collections offer crucial perspectives—and specimens—that bigger museums simply can't provide.
A secluded, Edenic lake just a mile off the Appalachian Trail was once the site of a fight in which locals tried hard to keep people away from what they believed to be an environmental menace. Were they right to?
Confronting our mortality with vague metaphors, religious glosses, and computer analogies.