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Narwhal Safari, Nunavut, June, 2013

In June, 2013, I spent an incredible week in the Canadian High Arctic looking for Narwhals and other Arctic wildlife. The following letters were written to share the experience with my husband Lee and our friends:

 

 
 
       
  1. June 5, 2013, Ottawa
  2. June 6, 2013, Pond Inlet, Nunavut
  3. June 7, 2013, On the Ice, 72° 39’ N, 75° 51’ W
  4. June 8, 2013, On the Ice, 72° 39’ N, 75° 51’ W
  5. June 9, 2013, On the Ice, 72° 39’ N, 75° 51’ W
  6. June 10, 2013, On the Ice, 72° 39’ N, 75° 51’ W
  7. June 11, 2013, On the Ice, 72° 39’ N, 75° 51’ W
  8. June 12, 2013, Pond Inlet, Nunavut
  9. June 13, 2013, Ottawa

 

 

Letters for Laxmi's Science Class

Lee and I traveled in Kenya and Tanzania in September, 2010. When our grand-niece Laxmi's science teacher heard we were in Africa, she suggested that her classes (in Florida) would enjoy hearing about the animals we were seeing and any observations we made on their ecology. The following letters are the result:

 

 
 
       
  1. Introducing Aunt Melinda
  2. Primates vs. Thorns
  3. Vervets vs. Leopards
  4. Fur and Ticks
  5. Top Predators
  6. Human Ecology
  7. Of Humans and Primates
  8. The Most Dangerous Animal
  9. On Lions
  10. Getting Your Minerals
  11. The Large and the Small
  12. Lakes of the Great Rift Valley
  13. Avian Biodiversity
  14. Questions and Answers

 
Also see the slideshow of Lee's photographs from this trip.

 

 

VM History

VM and the VM Community: Past, Present, and Future, revised 08/16/97 Development of 360/370 Architecture: A Plain Man's View, Jeff Gribbin What Mother Never Told You About VM Service, 1983

VM and the VM Community: Past, Present, and Future
(April, 1991 version with photographs
plus appendices by Les Comeau and Dave Tuttle)

VMSHARE Archives

 
 

The files in LISTING format have ASA carriage control ("FORTRAN carriage control").
On CMS they should be printed with the "CC" option; on most unix systems they can be printed with "lpr -f".

 

 

CMS Pipelines

 

 

CMS Pipelines File Distribution
(Runtime library and papers on Pipes)

     
 
 

 

 

Other Travel Writings

 

And see Lee Varian's photographs

 
 

 

Narina Trogon, our 2000th life bird
September 23, 2010
(Photo courtesy of Connee Peters-Reau)

 

 

In Memoriam, James Edward Beard (1962-2004)

 
 

 

 

Melinda Varian Melinda.Varian@me.com
July 9, 2013