This book was made possible by many generous Americans who gave the author unstinting help, advice, encouragement, enthusiasm, and warm hospitality. It is to these marvellous people that this volume is dedicated.
Everything is connected with everything else. (introduction)
In 1754 Horace Walpole wrote a fairy story called The Three Princes of Serendip,, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of," a knack that came to be called "serendipity". (preface)
There is no greater contrast on Earth than that between the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and the Beardmore Glacier of Antarctica.
I was back in the Plateau Country and my luck was in.