Pieces of the Plains: Memories and Predictions from the Heart of America by John Janovy, Jr.
This evocative book about ideas is the 14th book for the writer, a longtime biologist and best-selling author at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It caps a lifetime of interest ranging from the microscopic to the universal. Janovy opens up nature, writing of his microscopic world of bugs, cells and tiny parasites with easy understanding in thoughtful language that laymen can enjoy and learn. He combines scientific research with searching for much broader intellectual answers to universal themes.