Bookstores quench a desire to know more, absorb quality information, browse to find something new and connect stray threads of details. Readers write; writers read.
Being passionately curious leads to the best places. Pulling over because a place seems to invite that visit – and that leads to discovery. (Related story, here.) Such as vernal ponds with cronking frogs.Egg masses that contain specks of what will become frogs but are now just dots of black inside a perfect capsule. Soon the water will be gone and so will this wild area, scheduled to be dug up, paved over, developed. The time to go look is now.