A New Perspective of Earth
Hardcover ISBN: 039957865x
Derived from the Daily Overview Instagram account--which showcases the most extraordinary images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature taken from satellite imaging systems--this stunning and unique collection of photographs accompanied by thoughtful captions offers an unexpected look at humanity. Conceived as an Instagram account less than two years ago--and now causing a global sensation--Overview offers breathtaking photographs that showcase the incredible way in which humans have shaped the Earth's landscape. The project was inspired by, and derives its name from, the "Overview Effect"--a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. Through more than 250 stunning photographs--which highlight extraordinary patterns while also revealing a deeper story about humanity and our inextricable ties to the environment--and accompanying captions, readers are given an opportunity to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and fragility all at once.
Hardcover ISBN: 1559632887
Offering insights into the making of a scientist, the life story of the great entomologist begins with an uncertain childhood and traces a life filled with momentous struggles and scientific accomplishments. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. IP.
Birds, Beasts, and Relatives
Paperback ISBN: 0142004405
Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald DurrellÂ's dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder.
The Boilerplate Rhino
Nature in the Eye of the Beholder
Hardcover ISBN: 0684837285
A collection of twentysix essays about the natural world captures the relationship between human and animal, with such topics as rattlesnakes and their handlers, and spiders and arachnophobia, all told in an entertaining, enlightening style.
The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916
Hardcover ISBN: 1517901073
In the summer of 1906, a Milwaukee businessman set out with his young sons and some friends to canoe and camp in the north woods of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Canada. It was the first of several month-long journeys Howard Greene and “The Gang
A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene
Paperback ISBN: 0819578460
The Anthropocene is a term proposed for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards) to highlight the role of humanity in the transformation of earth’s environment globally, has become the subject of scholarship not only in the sciences, but also in the arts and humanities as well. Ecopoetics, a multidisciplinary approach that includes thinking and writing on poetics, science, and theory as well as emphasizing innovative approaches common to conceptual poetry, rose out of the late 20th-century awareness of ecology and concerns of environmental disaster. Collected from contributors including Brenda Hillman, Eileen Tabios, and Christopher Cokinos, and together a monument to human responsiveness and invention, Counter-Desecration is a book of ecopoetics that compiles terms—borrowed, invented, recast—that help configure or elaborate human engagement with place. There are no analogous volumes in the field of ecocriticism and ecopoetics. The individual entries, each a sketch or a notion, through some ecopoetic lens—anti-colonialism, bioregionalism, ecological (im)balance, indigeneity, resource extraction, extinction, habitat loss, environmental justice, queerness, attentiveness, sustainability—focus and configure the emerging relations and effects of the Anthropocene. Each entry is a work of art concerned with contemporary poetics and environmental justice backed with sound observation and scholarship.
Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
Hardcover ISBN: 0393061736
Draws on a diverse range of sources from meteorology and religion to history and organic farming to introduce readers to bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, in a series of meditations that describe the author's migration-copying travels between New York and Florida.