Yeah, I liked it, although his emphasis seemed to be 'yet another way the earth could be destroyed by a geological process'. It covered a lot of new stuff as far as I could tell, wasn't the same old same old popular science topics.
Indeed. Every so often, when a new hiking venture depresses me (currently it is the three peaks challenge in the UK (Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike) i read a walk in the woods (may have a different name in the US?).. it is the one about hiking the Appalachian trail, and his remarkably pragmatic approach to it.
He doesn't make me laugh outloud as much as the book covers claim, but I enjoy his works.