Reading Nature s Clues

Explains to amateur naturalists how to know what is happening in nature by examining the "clues" in animal tracks, habitats, and lifestyles; plants; geological features; and natural sounds, smells, and body language.

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Author: Doug Sadler

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0921149158

Category: Nature

Page: 245

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Explains to amateur naturalists how to know what is happening in nature by examining the "clues" in animal tracks, habitats, and lifestyles; plants; geological features; and natural sounds, smells, and body language.

The Nature of the Book

Discusses how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England; the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials; and the impact of technological innovation.

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Author: Adrian Johns

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226401227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 753

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Discusses how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England; the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials; and the impact of technological innovation.

Reading Nature s Book

Reading Nature's Book: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy is the first book-length study written with undergraduates in mind that examines the philosophical implications (both theoretical and historical) of Galileo's scientific ...

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Author: Fred Ablondi

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 1433131358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) is widely recognized as one of the greatest scientific thinkers in history. Intriguingly, when offered a place in the Medici court in 1610, he requested the title of «Philosopher and Chief Mathematician.» Reading Nature’s Book: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy is the first book-length study written with undergraduates in mind that examines the philosophical implications (both theoretical and historical) of Galileo’s scientific discoveries, including many matters that were later taken up by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophers. This close analysis of Galileo’s philosophical insights demonstrates the prominent place his thought should have in the history of early modern philosophy. Reading Nature’s Book provides contextual material for college and university students enrolled in modern philosophy courses, introducing them to ideas and concepts that dominated philosophical discussion during the era. Furthermore, students and scholars interested in the history of philosophy of science will also benefit from a decidedly philosophical approach to such a leading scientific figure. Many of the topics explored by Galileo continue to be of philosophical interest today, including scientific methodology and the relation between science and religion.

Spiritual Ecology

In the extracts compiled in this volume--presented with commentary and notes by Matthew Barton--Steiner discusses human perception, the Earth, water, plants, animals, insects, agriculture, and natural catastrophes.

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Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855842045

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

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Today we face an increasing number of challenges connected to our environment - from climate change and extreme weather patterns to deforestation, threats to animal species and ongoing crises in farming. Hardly a day goes by without further alarming reports. How are we to respond - particularly if we wish to take a broader, spiritual view of these events? Today we face an increasing number of challenges connected to our environment - from climate change and extreme weather patterns to deforestation, threats to animal species and ongoing crises in farming. Hardly a day goes by without further alarming reports. How are we to respond - particularly if we wish to take a broader, spiritual view of these events? In the extracts compiled in this volume, presented here with commentary and notes by Matthew Barton, Steiner speaks about human perception, the earth, water, plants, animals, insects, agriculture and natural catastrophes. Spiritual Ecology offers a wealth of original thought and spiritual insight for anyone who cares about the future of the earth and humanity.

Reading Writing Nature

Focusing on four notable 20th century poets, Rotella underlines the continued importance of nature for modern American poetry.

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Author: Guy L. Rotella

Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015020772748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Focusing on four notable 20th century poets, Rotella underlines the continued importance of nature for modern American poetry.

Nature Puzzlers

Discusses the inquiry method of teaching biology, gathers discussion questions about unusual biological discoveries, and lists possible explanations and related activities

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Author: Lawrence E. Hillman

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0872877787

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 633

Discusses the inquiry method of teaching biology, gathers discussion questions about unusual biological discoveries, and lists possible explanations and related activities

The Book of Nature

This volume proves, yet again, that for the serenity and lyricism of his prose and his sharp yet sympathetic eye, Ruskin Bond has few equals.

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Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184754476

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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For over six decades, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. The Book of Nature brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothills, but also in the cities and small towns that he has lived in or travelled through. In these pages, you will find leopards padding down the lanes of Mussoorie after dark, the first shower of the monsoon that brings with it a tumult of new life, the chorus of insects at twilight, ancient banyan trees and the short-lived cosmos flower, among other fascinating beings. This volume proves, yet again, that for the serenity and lyricism of his prose and his sharp yet sympathetic eye, Ruskin Bond has few equals.

The Secret World of Weather

From this flows an ability to read what is happening and what is about to happen'. This is the ultimate guide to exploring an undiscovered world, one that hides in front of our eyes.

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Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529339567

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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'After 40 years as a professional meteorologist, I've looked at the weather through Tristan Gooley's fresh eyes and seen new things.' -- Peter Gibbs, Weatherman and BBC Presenter *** The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather - one that we all live in, but very few see. Each day we pass dozens of small weather signs that reveal what the weather is doing all around us - and what is about to happen. The clues are easy to spot when you know how, but remain invisible to most people. In The Secret World of Weather you'll discover the simple rules that explain the weather signs. And you'll learn rare skills that enhance every minute you spend outdoors, whether you are in a town, on a beach or in a wilder spot. As the author of the international bestsellers THE WALKER'S GUIDE and HOW TO READ WATER, Tristan Gooley knows how to de-code the phenomena and signs to look for. As he says, 'I want you to get to know these signs as I have, as characters. By studying their habits and behaviours, the signs come to life and the meaning reveals itself. From this flows an ability to read what is happening and what is about to happen'. This is the ultimate guide to exploring an undiscovered world, one that hides in front of our eyes.

Nature s Clocks

"A lucid and engaging account of the scientific revolution that changed the way we think about our planet and ourselves."—James Lawrence Powell, author of Grand Canyon and Mysteries of Terra Firma

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Author: Doug Macdougall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520261617

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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"A lucid and engaging account of the scientific revolution that changed the way we think about our planet and ourselves."—James Lawrence Powell, author of Grand Canyon and Mysteries of Terra Firma

Great Disasters

A comprehensive, historical overview of some of the world's greatest natural disasters captures the power of the human spirit as it triumphs over the floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other calamities

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Author:

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 089577321X

Category: Natural disasters.

Page: 320

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A comprehensive, historical overview of some of the world's greatest natural disasters captures the power of the human spirit as it triumphs over the floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other calamities

Intelligence in Nature

The anthropologist author of The Cosmic Serpent presents an around-the-world study of traditional healers and modern researchers to offer insight into the nature of biological intelligence, presenting evidence of intelligence in non-human ...

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Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1585424617

Category: Nature

Page: 267

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The anthropologist author of The Cosmic Serpent presents an around-the-world study of traditional healers and modern researchers to offer insight into the nature of biological intelligence, presenting evidence of intelligence in non-human life forms while discussing what the human world can learn from nature's examples. Reprint.

Golden Book of Choice Reading

In this book the youthful taste for the imaginative and emotional is fed with pure
and noble creations drawn from the literature of all nations . IV . Readings in
Nature's Book : Supplementary to Fourth Reader . This book contains a varied ...

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Author: William Swinton

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097053599

Category: Readers

Page: 185

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Nature s Allies

InNature's Allies, Larry Nielsen uses the stories of conservation pioneers to show that through passion and perseverance, we can each be a positive force for change.

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Author: Larry Nielsen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610917971

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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It's easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges—but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet's last places of wilderness growing smaller and smaller, what can a single person do? InNature's Allies, Larry Nielsen uses the stories of conservation pioneers to show that through passion and perseverance, we can each be a positive force for change. In eight engaging and diverse biographies—John Muir, Ding Darling,Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes,Billy Frank Jr., Wangari Maathai, and Gro Harlem Brundtland—we meet individuals who have little in common except that they all made a lasting mark on our world. Some famous and some little known to readers, they spoke out to protect wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, rainforests, and wetlands. They fought for social justice and exposed polluting practices. They marched, wrote books, testified before Congress, performed acts of civil disobedience, and, in one case, were martyred for their defense of nature.Nature's Alliespays tribute to them all as it rallies a new generation of conservationists to follow in their footsteps. These vivid biographies are essential reading for anyone who wants to fight for the environment against today's political opposition. Nature's Allies will inspire students, conservationists, and nature lovers to speak up for nature and show the power of one person to make a difference.

Nature Anatomy

Nature Anatomy is the second book in Rothman's Anatomy series – you'll love Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy, too!

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Author: Julia Rothman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612128146

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you. Nature Anatomy is the second book in Rothman's Anatomy series – you'll love Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy, too!

Life Rules

Life Rules offers a comprehensive analysis of our present circumstances combined with a holistic treatment protocol for restoring health to vulnerable human and natural communities.

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Author: Ellen LaConte

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925210

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Corporate capitalism has ravaged the planet the same way HIV ravages the human body, triggering a critical mass of cascading environmental, economic, social, and political crises. Economic and climate instability, collapsing ecosystems, peak fossil fuels, and devastating resource wars—if the Earth were a patient, her condition would be critical. Life Rules offers a comprehensive analysis of our present circumstances, combined with a holistic treatment protocol for restoring health to vulnerable human and natural communities. Predicting that Life will last, but if we don't make some fundamental changes, life as we know it—and a lot of us—won't, Life Rules identifies natural laws that have allowed non-human communities to thrive and prosper for several billion years, including: Local self-reliance Mutual interdependence Reliance on non-fossil sources of energy Resource conservation, sharing, and recycling Radically democratic self-organization and governance This sobering yet essentially optimistic manifesto is required reading for anyone concerned about our ability to live within Earth's means. A powerful tool for community transition and cultural transformation, Life Rules offers a solution to our global challenges that is at once authentically hopeful, deeply inspiring, and profoundly liberating. Ellen LaConte is acting director of the EarthWalk Alliance, a contributing editor to Green Horizon Magazine and The Ecozoic, a frequent talk show guest, and publisher of the Starting Point online newsletter. She has written two books about Helen and Scott Nearing, homesteaders and best-selling authors of Living the Good Life, and she is the author of the upcoming environmental novel Afton.

The Enemy of Nature

We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy us.

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Author: Joel Kovel

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848136595

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy us. Capitalism and its by-products - imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty and the destruction of community - are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem. Only now are we beginning to realise the depth of the crisis and the kind of transformation which will have to occur to ensure our survival. This second, thoroughly updated, edition of The Enemy of Nature speaks to this new environmental awareness. Joel Kovel argues against claims that we can achieve a better environment through the current Western 'way of being'. By suggesting a radical new way forward, a new kind of 'ecosocialism', Joel Kovel offers real hope and vision for a more sustainable future.

Nature s Building Blocks

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

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Author: John Emsley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198503415

Category: Science

Page: 538

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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

Queer Natures Queer Mythologies

Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies collects in two parts the scholarly work—both published and unpublished—that Sam See had completed as of his death in 2013.

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Author: Sam See

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823287000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies collects in two parts the scholarly work—both published and unpublished—that Sam See had completed as of his death in 2013. In Part I, in a thorough reading of Darwin, See argues that nature is constantly and aimlessly variable, and that nature itself might be considered queer. In Part II, See proposes that, understood as queer in this way, nature might be made the foundational myth for the building of queer communities. With essays by Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat.

Patterns in Nature

"Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does" illuminates the amazing diversity of pattern in the natural world and takes readers on a visual tour of some of the world s most incredible natural wonders.

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Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226332420

Category: Art

Page: 288

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While the natural world is often described as organic, it is in fact structured to the very molecule, replete with patterned order that can be decoded with basic mathematical algorithms and principles. In a nautilus shell one can see logarithmic spirals, and the Golden Ratio can be seen in the seed head of the sunflower plant. These patterns and shapes have inspired artists, writers, designers, and musicians for thousands of years. "Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does" illuminates the amazing diversity of pattern in the natural world and takes readers on a visual tour of some of the world s most incredible natural wonders. Featuring awe-inspiring galleries of nature s most ingenious designs, "Patterns in Nature" is a synergy of art and science that will fascinate artists, nature lovers, and mathematicians alike."

The Nature Instinct

Master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley was just about to make camp when he sensed danger—but couldn’t say why. After sheltering elsewhere, Gooley returned to investigate: What had set off his subconscious alarm?

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Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615195169

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.”—The Wall Street Journal Publisher's note: The Nature Instinct was published in the UK under the title Wild Signs and Star Paths. Master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley was just about to make camp when he sensed danger—but couldn’t say why. After sheltering elsewhere, Gooley returned to investigate: What had set off his subconscious alarm? Suddenly, he understood: All of the tree trunks were slightly bent. The ground had already shifted once and could easily become treacherous in a storm. The Nature Instinct shows how we, too, can unlock this intuitive understanding of our surroundings. Learn to sense the forest’s edge from deep in the woods, or whether a wild animal might pose danger—before you even know how you know.