Two great NSWAnians, Robin Lindley and former NSWA Board Member David George Gordon, had a conversation and we get to listen in. For Crosscut, Robin talked with David @thebugchef about legends, hiking, and his new book, The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. photo: Plazak
Eric Scigliano @SeattleFlotsam contributed to two new books about our region. The 2015 Puget Sound Fact Book has Eric’s prospective overview of climate change. Eric also wrote for Florian Schultz’s lavish book, The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Amazon preview here). Eric’s chapters focus on migration corridors, marine protected areas, and marine-terrestrial ecological interactions from the Gulf of California to Beaufort Sea.
Misophonia isn’t well studied, writes Megan Cartwright @meganmicartwri, but the condition—intense annoyance at common sounds—is fairly common. If you can’t stand hearing chewing, smacking, and sniffling, read what Megan learned about treatments. See what else Megan produced during a AAAS mass media fellowship at Slate and what she’s up to now.
Jerry Joyce, Moon Joyce Resources, is an editor on “2015 State of the Sound: Report on the Puget Sound Vital Signs.” Supported by the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program, this report, which includes a lovely infographic-style summary for the community, will inform local, state and federal policymakers, including our governor.
Preschoolers practice transitive inference, Jane Hu @jane_c_hu discovered. In research done at UC Berkeley, now published in Cognitive Development, Jane and colleagues used puppets to observe kids making sophisticated conclusions about preferences by watching others. (And here’s some lighter reading from Jane, who is now at the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences.)