Peter Laufer was kind enough to provide a blurb on short notice, working from the not-quite-finished manuscript:

Tom Christensen’s vividly illustrated 1616: The World in Motion is filled with unforgettable characters and stories that illuminate many of today’s global aches and joys. Immersing ourselves in this watershed year reminds us that if we look carefully every year counts, a lesson that can keep us mindful through the passing of our own years.

— Peter Laufer, James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and author, The Dangerous World of Butterflies and Forbidden Creatures

You might have seen Peter on the Daily Show: