By Marc Aronson with Mike Parker Pearson (National Geographic, 2010)
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge was first book to capture archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson’s groundbreaking discoveries at Stonehenge. I developed and produced If Stones Could Speak with Marc Aronson, who also wrote the text, which very much continued the model we established with Ain’t Nothing but a Man. The reader experiences firsthand how real scientific knowledge is pursued and established by a working scientist. We share in his setbacks and breakthroughs. We see that often new knowledge comes from well-known evidence being seen anew, by fresh eyes with a different perspective.
A uniquely perceptive look at how real science works, this [book] covers a topic whose fascination derives in no small part from the interplay between the mysteries of the unknown and the excitement of new discovery.” —Booklist, “starred” review
We delivered the book to our publishing partner, National Geographic, as a disk ready for prepress.
Honors: NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children • NCSS Notable Book.
Reviews: Booklist and School Library Journal “starred” reviews.