Category Archives: New York Times

Endangered Languages Preserved in New York

In a February post, titled “The Ethnosphere and Our Common Culture,” Culture in Peril referred to a Wade Davis lecture in which he remarked on the conspicuous daily extinction of languages. Davis notes that of the roughly 6500 to 7000 languages … Continue reading


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Biologist’s View on Species and "Wide worldview"

Culture in Peril would like to plug the latest blog post by Hannah at Culturing Science. Hidden in a very well-researched scientific discussion of central Californian salamanders and invasive species, Hannah considers the biological definition of species: “For sexually reproducing organisms, a … Continue reading

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Living Heritage in Santa Fe, N.M.

Just when readers might have suspected that all cultural heritage issues reported on this blog were going to be “negative” or “sad,” Culture in Peril thought to settle these concerns with a tip of the hat to Santa Fe, New … Continue reading

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