Exploring the World from the American West
Science, Nature, and History
The Native Trees of Colorado A guide to all native trees of Colorado, with details for easy identification.
The Early West
Reader's Guide to the Mountain Men of the American West
Reader's Guide to Early Western Explorers
Biscuits, Crackers, and Hard Tack in Early America; The Journal of the Early Americas, January 2011.
Meriwether Lewis's Lead Powder Canisters; The Journal of the Early Americas, August 2012.
Weather and Forecasts
Boulder, Colorado, and U.S. weather and forecasts by the National Weather Service and other agencies.
Forecast updates for Front Range weather Watchers: Matt Kelsch Weather
Photographer Wier a 19th Century Photographer in the 21st Century
Seismic Tomography Visualizations of the Upper Mantle of the Western United States: 3D Structures, low velocity zones, and high velocity slabs.
Construction of Egyptian Old Kingdom Pyramids. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 1996, volume 6, issue 1, pp. 150-163.
In the 1990s archaeologists and engineers finally gained a basic understanding of how the ancient Egyptian pyramids were built. This is one key report.
Reader's Guide to Ancient Egypt (to 1995)
The Design of Jules Verne's Submarine Nautilus 2011; published in Extraordinary Voyages, vol. 19, no. 3, June 2013, pp. 1-24; an artist's impression of the Nautilus.
A Simple Brick Bake Oven for wood-fired baking.
Good Recent Geology Books Recent years have seen many excellent non-fiction books about the physical sciences. Here are a few about Earth history.
Using Numerical Model Output to Provide Initial Forecasts of Surface Weather (1996)
Generating Initial Surface Forecast Values from NCEP Models (1997)
Quality of Model-based Initial Forecasts: Comparisons to Observations (1998)
The three items above are about my work on using numerical forecast model output to generate values for surface forecasts. This created the initial concepts for what became the NWS computer-generated 'point' weather forecasts online, at any latitude-longitude location, such as the Yellowstone National Park weather forecast.
Designing a Sundial for Clock Time. How you can design a sundial for any location, which gives clock time correct to a minute or two.
Iron-gall ink and Quill Pens: Sources for Colonial & British Writing, up to about 1820: Pens, Ink, and Penmanship.
Naval History: Reader's Guide to The Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1815 (to 2002)
The Boats of Swallows and Amazons: traditional sailing dinghies.
Designing and Managing Successful Projects An overview of some simple principles to help attain success designing and implementing new projects.
Dr. Stuart Wier. Dr. Wier. That's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
Stuart Wier, 1949 - . Scientist, historian, painter.
So what is the answer to that trendy question, "What are your goals?" Write and publish one or two good books, and paint five or ten good paintings.
Thomas Campion, 1567 - 1620. Physician, composer, poet.
All material Copyright © 1981-2015 Stuart K Wier
June 24, 2015
Reproduction, retransmission, reuse, or redistribution prohibited without prior written consent of the author.
Individuals are welcome to print an item for their own personal use.
June 24, 2015