Local author and columnist, Barry Evans will celebrate the publication of his new book Bride of Field Notes during the November 2nd Arts Alive at Eureka Books. The book is the third compendium of essays published in his Field Notes series. Topics range from science, nature, linguistics, and philosophy.
“I’m often told that what people like about the essays is the surprise factor – they never know what’s coming. Bride of Field Notes reflects this with lots of variety in 500 word chunks,” Evans said.
Evans has been writing articles and essays on scientific topics since 1986 when he wrote about the return of Hailey’s Comet, resulting in the publication of The Wrong-Way Comet and Other Mysteries of Our Solar System. His second book, Everyday Wonders: Encounters with the Astonishing World Around Us netted him a four-year position as a commentator on National Public Radio.
Through his writings, Evans is able to explain complex topics in a manner that is approachable to the general public. His eclectic topics range from the big bang theory, the periodic table, and the arrival of the first people to the Americas.
Evans, who lives in Eureka, continues to share his admiration and wonder of the world through journal articles and essays. Evans will be signing and answering questions about his books at Eureka Books on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-9 p.m.