Natural History
Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916
Border Country
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
Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene
Counter-Desecration
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.
Europe: A Natural History
Europe
A Natural History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802129161
A scientist, explorer and conservationist provides a natural history of Europe that begins 100 million years ago and explores the impact of comet strikes and atmospheric shifts through modern dangers on the terrain and organisms that evolved there.
A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard
A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard
Paperback      ISBN: 1581572131
A lyrical field guide to the natural world surrounding the eastern U.S.'s residential areas profiles a wide variety of plant, animal, and insect life, in a reference that offers insight into birdfeeder behaviors, woodpile ecology, and more. Reissue.
The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
The Flight of the Iguana
A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0684836262
A naturalist/scientist introduces unusual creatures and their surprising habits, in a study that emphasizes the wealth of variety in the animal kingdom rather than the "freakishness" of the uncommon
How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed: Taste Direction, Smell Time, Hear the Weather, and More
How to Read Nature
Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed: Taste Direction, Smell Time, Hear the Weather, and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1615194290
An expert on natural navigation invites readers to experience the outdoors like never before by combining his philosophy with 15 simple exercises that he hopes will reawaken the senses and help people their own discoveries about the natural world around them.
I Love Dirt!: 52 Projects to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
I Love Dirt!
52 Projects to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1590305353
I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder. To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at boygirlparty.com.
Naturalist
Naturalist
Paperback      ISBN: 1642830216
Edward O. Wilson—winner of two Pulitzer prizes, champion of biodiversity, and Faculty Emeritus at Harvard University—is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet his celebrated career began not with an elite education but from an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and drive to explore its mysteries. Called “one of the finest scientific memoirs ever written” by the Los Angeles Times, Naturalist is a wise and personal account of Wilson’s growth as a scientist and the evolution of the fields he helped define. This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic. Wilson traces the trajectory of his life—from a childhood spent exploring the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida to life as a tenured professor at Harvard—detailing how his youthful fascination with nature blossomed into a lifelong calling. With humor and insight, Wilson recounts his days as a student at the University of Alabama and decades at Harvard University, where he has achieved renown as both teacher and researcher. As the narrative of Wilson's life unfolds, the reader is treated to an inside look at the origin and development of ideas that guide today's biological research. Theories that are now widely accepted in the scientific world were once untested hypotheses emerging from one man’s wide-ranging studies. At once practical and lyric, Naturalist provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist, and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time. As relevant today as when it was first published, Naturalist is a poignant reminder of the deeply human side of science and an inspiring call to celebrate the little things of the world
Overview: A New Perspective of Earth
Overview
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.
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.