2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the following three sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelf! (I know you were thinking about it!) Just stick with whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people
The nearest book is on the top of my pile of books to be catalogued with Delicious Library: Rains All the Time, by David Laskin.
The 5th - 8th sentences on page 123 are:
"John M. Wallace, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington and a prominent member of the climatology community, describes some of the groundbreaking research that he and his colleagues at the University of Washington have been pursuing in the past few years: "This has been a very active area of research here, and the pieces are fitting together to give us the big picture of what has happened over the last seventy to eighty years, which is about as far as we go back. Relying on historical records of sea surface temperatures, pressure patterns over the Pacific, temperature along the coast, runoff in rivers, fishery records, and winter snowfall, we've concluded that there has been substantial inter-decadal variability--bigger than you'd expect to happen purely by chance."
Whew! Too bad it was a quote. I liked Laskin's writing better than the professor's...
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