We couldn’t be more thrilled that Lesley Nneka Arimah is one of this year’s 5 Under 35 honorees!!!
Set in the U.S. and Nigeria (both of which the U.K-born author has at one point called home), What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky provides a fantastical, often dystopian look at the lives of girls and women. Pulling from the worlds of myth, fable, and fantasy, the collection uses surreal premises to explore enduring human themes: a woman makes a baby from human hair, a mother is resurrected from the dead, a futuristic “grief worker” is capable of drawing out other people’s sadness. “Some stories hold readers at a distance; others address them directly; some pull them close into the physical and emotional realms of the characters — and some of the stories do all of these at once,” writes The Guardian.“Overall, the collection offers a rare combination of daring and nuance.”
The trees often have shallow root systems and grow a buttressed
base. Forest fires often act to hollow out the base of the trees
creating a large cavity. The distribution of the species has been
shrinking due to climate change over millions of years. They are now
found primarily in Walpole-Nornalup National Park (35° S) and in a few
isolated sites outside the park in the Walpole area. The red tingle is
often compared to the other two species - the Yellow tingle Eucalyptus
guilfoylei and Rate’s tingle Eucalyptus brevistylis are smaller…
On the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service, explore this collection of vintage Master Plans of Parks and Monuments from the @usnatarchives Cartographic Branch:
On August 25, 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Organics Act, creating the National Park Service (NPS), a new federal bureau responsible for protecting the existing 35 national parks and monuments. In 1933, the National Park Service greatly expanded when all parks, monuments, and historical areas overseen by the government were transferred to the National Park Service’s administration. Today, over 400 diverse units make up America’s National Parks, protecting areas of scenic, natural, historical, and cultural significance.
During the 1930s, a series of acts and executives orders expanded the reach of the National Park Service and planning began to develop many of these national park areas. The NPS’s Branch of Plans and Design began creating master plans that showed proposed developments of areas of the parks. These master plans included both a textual descriptive statement and a set of maps and drawings showing the proposed developments.
The Cartographic Branch holds most of the National Park Service Master Plans within a series called Master Plans of Parks and Monuments, 1931 – 1941 (NAID 591991). They are part of Record Group (RG) 79, Records of the National Park Service. Plans exist for some of the most popular national parks that had been created by the 1930s, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Great Smokey Mountains, and Shenandoah. Plans also exist for many notable historical parks, including Civil War battlefields like Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Vicksburg, and Antietam, along with other historical sites like Fort McHenry, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, and Colonial National Historical Park. Many smaller and lesser known parks also have plans within this series. Plans also exist for parks that have since changed names or become parts of other national parks.
Master Plan sets typically consist of a decorative cover, an index, and various plans relating to the existing and proposed developments within a park. The covers are often very artistic, featuring drawings and photographs that are often hand colored.
While the covers are often the visual highlight of the plans, the sets of plans also contain valuable information about the development of our national parks. The plans include both existing developments and proposed roads, trails, and facilities. Most plan sets include maps showing roads and parking areas designed to allow visitors to easily access points of interest by car. The plan sets also typically include maps showing hiking or walking trails, which are common elements in both natural and historical parks.