Douglas G. Pearce
Douglas G. Pearce is a retired scientist who lives in Mono, you can read more miscellany in other issues of Countryside Digest.
Mitigation, Termination and OsculationJun 18, 2009
Dandelions, porcupettes and wake-up calls. Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.
Morphine, acid, grass and vanilla bean lowsMar 21, 2009
Poppy Culture Medical morphine production is “a much more reasonable and practicable alternative to the attempted destruction of the poppy fields – an effort that wouldn’t succeed for long, in…
Innovative orangutans, Otzi the Iceman and snotty childrenNov 18, 2008
If you want to avoid catching a cold, keep your nose warm, wash your hands a lot and stay away from children.
Oil Futures, Goo Goo Clusters and Judgment DaySep 15, 2008
Some 150 new candy bars hit the shelves every year, but 65 per cent of U.S. brands have been around for more than six decades.
Capitalists, Millionaires and Worldly PleasuresJun 20, 2008
A British study suggests that for every minute you walk, you live about three minutes longer. You’re not using time, you’re generating time.
Bursting bubbles, boosterisms and commoner senseMar 23, 2008
Boost “Deficit spending is already beyond belief, and the country is hugely indebted, as are households. The housing bubble has already burst. The Federal Reserve has made clear it will…
Tarantula hawks, beneficial beavers and the mollusk optionNov 15, 2007
Human Burnout “The trends in Vital Signs 2007-2008 make it overwhelmingly clear that while Earth itself is almost certainly not dying, many of the planet’s ecological systems are. And the…
Hungry maggots, voracious cats & greedy planetsMar 22, 2007
Biodiesel requires little or no modification to vehicle engines or fuelling infrastructure, and its greater lubricity may reduce maintenance costs.