Cairns: Messengers in Stone


Cairns: Messengers in Stoneis a new book by David Williams. He will be giving a talk about his book on October 18th at the Boulder Bookstore at 7:30pm.  The book weaves together the cultural and and natural history of cairns from around the world. Part history, part folklore, part natural history, it shows that cairns are more than a random pile of rocks, they provide habitat for plants and animals, a means of communication, and guides for travelers worldwide. For more information, you can visit David’s website. He is a geologist, natural history writer, and former ranger at Arches National Park. Hikers, climbers, travelers, gardeners, and nature buffs alike will delight in this quirky, captivating collection of stories about cairns.


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