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Posted 2 days 23 hours ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

In this interview, we talk with author Eric Grissell about writing his new book A History of Zinnias: Flower for the Ages. A History of Zinnias is a cultural and horticultural history documenting the development of garden zinnias—one of the top ten garden annuals grown in the United States today.   Q: Why did you […]

Posted 4 days 23 hours ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

We talked to Dara Wald and Anna Peterson, authors of Cats and Conservationists: The Debate Over Who Owns the Outdoors about feral cats and the conversation surrounding them. Cats and Conservationists is the first multidisciplinary analysis of the heated debate about free-roaming cats. The debate pits conservationists against cat lovers, who disagree both on the […]

Posted 1 week 2 days ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

In this interview, we talk with author William F. Causey about his forthcoming book John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings. John Houbolt tells the story of NASA engineer John Houbolt, and his advocacy for Lunar Orbit Rendevous (LOR) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. […]