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Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home
Secrets of the Universe
Scenes from the Journey Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0807063312
Essays examine relationships within families, communities, and regions, and reflect on the mystery of the universe
Maps of Meaning: An Introduction to Cultural Geography
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.
Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
Paperback      ISBN: 0374518734
A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time.
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human
The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0679734163
Examines the process of engineering design and explains what can be learned by studying unsuccessful designs and the reasons for their failure
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Wonderful Life
The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Paperback      ISBN: 039330700x
A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book: How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book
How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Paperback      ISBN: 0912697105
Explains different types of clouds
Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0684163225
Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.
Young Men & Fire
Young Men & Fire
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500624
A witness to the Montana Mann Gulch fire of 1949 explores the mysteries of the tragedy, with eyewitness accounts, new evidence, and research from fire scientists
Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Foxfire 2
Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Paperback      ISBN: 0385022670
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
What Are People For?
What Are People For?
Paperback      ISBN: 0865474370
Two spiritual prose poems precede more than twenty essays in which the author argues for the diversification of local economies, elucidates how art participates in our lives, and urges that humanity collectively seek harmony between human economy and nature