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John McPhee does it again. For your weekend reading, check out his latest New Yorker article, “Season on the Chalk: From Ditchling Beacon to Epernay,” a really nice discussion of Europe’s chalk deposits. I don’t know who else could mingle geology and terroir, geography and genealogy, the personal and the historic, all the while namedropping geologic time periods and stages like they’re a-list celebrities arriving at the Oscars. Enjoy.

Only a snippet is posted online. Consult: John McPhee, “Season on the Chalk,” The New Yorker, March 12, 2007, p. 58-71 for the rest.

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