"How a rain of fertilizer caused a reign of fire Nitrogen deposition is like fertilizer raining down out of the sky. Just as the fertilizer that people put on their lawns causes them to be lush and grow quickly, atmospheric deposi-tion of excess nitrogen can cause invasive grasses biomass to increase exponentially in natural areas, where they don't belong. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.