Science & Nature
The Rebirth of Nature
The Greening of Science and God
Paperback ISBN: 0892815108
Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe--one with its own inherent memory. In The Rebirth of Nature, Sheldrake urges us to move beyond the centuries-old mechanistic view of nature, explaining why we can no longer regard the world as inanimate and purposeless. Sheldrake shows how recent developments in science itself have brought us to the threshold of a new synthesis in which traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insight canÂ be mutually enriching.
Bright Stars, Dark Trees, Clear Water
Nature Writings from North of the Border
Paperback ISBN: 1567920195
This anthology gathers writers from the United States, Canada, and Europe to provide the best collection of North American nature writing ever put between covers. And by North, we really mean North - admittedly a vast canvas, but one covered splendidly by Wayne Grady, from Pehr Kalm's "Travels in North America" (1753) to Gretel Ehrlich's moving essay about her encounters with seals in the frozen wastelands of the Arctic Circle (1992). Included are pieces by well known and much beloved writers (Audubon, Seton, Mowat, Thoreau, Matthiessen, and Peterson among them), alongside lesser known texts by writers whose work will come as revelations.
Travels of William Bartram
Paperback ISBN: 0486200132
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Paperback ISBN: 0415090881
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.