Early the next morning, I'm
cruising through Paiute country, past the long serrated back of a
a prehistoric reptile half-buried in a landslide?
At Beatty, I turn in the
opposite direction from Death Valley, crossed decades ago. At Hawthorne,
in the middle of the desert there's a Naval Underwater Warfare Detachment!
The weirdness of 21st Century America
rising over 5,000 ft., then dropping into a valley, there is a delay in
the left hemisphere's development near the Sylvian fissure, the
area of the brain that is most involved with language. The neurons'
of interconnections with other neurons also develops later in
the left hemisphere than in the right. But what is interesting is
these growth asymmetries may provide the basis for a sintering zeroscape that
ends in Sparks—where last week
it was snowing, today it's 90 degrees.