In dust one can record the actions of storms, the wearing of mountains, the consequences of industrialization. The study of dust has a long history. Geologists consider it. Toxicologists too. Arthur Conan Doyle has Sherlock Holmes look to dust to discern where a criminal might have traveled. But perhaps the most telling feature of dust is
This quote is from a new post by Rob Dunn at the Your Wild Life blog. It is fascinating. In the post Rob discusses the project he is helping coordinate on studying the biodiversity of 1000 (or so) homes. See Your Wild Life – The First National Inventory of All Household Life (on a swab) for more detail.