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Par Scott Nearing, Helen Nearing. 1989
Describes how in 1932 a married couple left New York City for the backwoods of Vermont in search of a…life of "simplicity, serenity, utility, and harmony." This account of their pioneering venture tells how they built a house, worked a self-sufficient farm, and lived a satisfying life in nature. c1989. Uniform title: Living the good life
Par Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
Ten essays investigating curiosities and oddities in natural history. A research physician presents his findings on real phenomena, such as…odd showers of fish or frogs falling with rain; and unreal specimens, such as the Feejee mermaid--a fraudulent creature assembled from fish and animal parts. 1999.
Par Pete Dunne. 1992
This book chronicles a year spent birding. The author and his wife embarked on their adventure before dawn on New…Year's Day, crossing North America and joining the Christmas Bird Count twelve months hence. Dunne keeps an eye on more than birds; he observes humans and the world at large. Brief foreword contributed by Roger Tory Peterson. 1992.
The Delta is my home: Ehdiitat shanankat t'agoonch'uu = Uvanga Nunatarmuitmi aimayuaqtunga (Land is our storybook)
Par Tom McLeod, Mindy Willett. 2008
Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik, of mixed Gwich'in and Inuvialuit heritage. Tom tells us why his home…in the Mackenzie Delta is a special place and why he loves to live on the land. He describes hunting for survival while being careful about how his people use the land. Grades 3-6. 2008.
Par Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 1997
Fiftieth-anniversary edition of the 1947 history and folklore of a North American region that had been viewed as a swampy…"wasteland." This volume includes two new chapters, describing efforts to restore and preserve this valuable source of wildlife and water. c1997.
Par Andrew Nikiforuk. 2012
A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Nikiforuk makes a comparison between slavery…and fossil fuels. Like slaveholders, we feel entitled to surplus energy and rationalize inequality, even barbarity, to get it. But endless growth is an illusion, and now that half of the world's oil has been burned, our energy slaves are becoming more expensive by the day. What we need, the author argues, is a radical new emancipation movement. c2012.
Par Wade Davis. 1998
Davis examines the link between the diversity of our biological landscape and cultural diversity. He argues that the more we…destroy the biological landscapes of the Earth, the more we cause diverse cultures to assimilate with the more mainstream cultures. Davis uses his travels around the world to illustrate his argument and shares stories of his time spent with a variety of peoples throughout the world. c1998.
The elephant whisperer: learning about life, loyalty and freedom from a remarkable herd of elephants
Par Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence. 2009
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula…Thula, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them. 2009.
Par Kevin Callan. 2007
A compendium of basic wilderness instruction and well-tested campsite advice from one of North America's top canoeing and outdoors experts.…Learn how to plan your trip, pack only what's needed, and beat the bugs, stake a tent, build a fire, ward off unwanted wildlife, and paddle a canoe. Also includes using maps and a compass, camp cooking, camping with dogs and kids, bruises, blisters and Band-Aids, and cold-weather camping. 2007, c2005.
Par Ross A Slotten. 2004
Physician traces the life of nineteenth-century British naturalist and explorer Alfred Wallace (1823-1913), a colleague of Charles Darwin. Examines Wallace's…lower-class background, self-education, and socialist views. Discusses his acceptance of spiritualism, environmentalism, and other ideologies scientists typically avoided. Also covers his research travels into dangerous tropical jungles. 2004.
Par Laurie David, Cambria Gordon. 2008
Laurie David educates young listeners about the ecological crisis called Global Warming.The dangers posed are very real, and the planet…may undergo drastic changes within this century. People do, however, have the power to fight back and save the earth, and they can start by listening to this audiobook. Grades 4-7. 2008.
Par John C Kricher. 2008
Wheaton College professor John Kricher presents an absorbing analysis of the diverse ecosystems that exist on Planet Earth. He provides…a factual study of the many fragile and threatened portions of our biosphere while describing the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in these ecosystems. He also explains the amazing variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and addresses current ecological issues facing mankind. 2008.
Par Kristin Kimball. 2010
Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York, Kimball was beginning to feel a sense of longing for family…and home, and when she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Smitten, she moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start Essex Farm. This chronicle of the first year describes how she and her future husband grew everything needed to feed their community. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2010.
Par Peter Steinhart. 1995
Explores the relationship between humans and wolves. Steinhart shows that, like humans, wolves have calculating minds, live within highly developed…social systems, claim and defend territories, use complex forms of communication, and are predators. The author draws upon the experiences and views of people whose lives have been touched by wolves. 1995.
Par Ethan Herberman. 1989
Although one usually associates wildlife with rural areas, this book introduces wild animals and plants that can be found in…a variety of urban environments, like backyards, vacant lots, and parks. Included are spiders, squirrels, starlings, raccoons, and dandelions. Grades 5-8 and older. c1989. Uniform title: Nova (Television program)
Par F. B. M. de Waal, Paul Chemla, Lise Chemla. 2016
Qu'est-ce qui distingue votre esprit de celui d'un animal ? Vous vous dites peut-être : la capacité de concevoir des…outils ou la conscience de soi pour citer des traits qui ont longtemps servi à nous définir comme l'espèce dominante de la planète. Dirons-nous que nous sommes plus stupides qu'un écureuil parce que nous sommes moins aptes à nous souvenir des caches de centaines de glands enterrés ? Ou que nous avons une perception de notre environnement plus fine qu'une chauve-souris dotée de lécholocalisation ? De Waal retrace l'ascension et la chute de la vision mécaniste des animaux et ouvre notre esprit à l'idée d'un esprit animal bien plus raffiné et complexe que nous ne l'imaginions Frans de Waal nous emmène à la découverte de pieuvres qui se servent de coques de noix de coco comme outils ; déléphants qui classent les humains selon lâge, le sexe et la langue ; ou dAyumu, jeune chimpanzé mâle dont la mémoire fulgurante humilie celle des humains. Sur la base de travaux de recherche effectués avec des corbeaux, des dauphins, des perroquets, des moutons, des guêpes, des chauves-souris, des baleines et, bien sûr, des chimpanzés et des bonobos, Frans de Waal explore létendue et la profondeur de lintelligence animale. Il révèle à quel point les animaux sont en réalité intelligents et à quel point, trop longtemps, nous avons sous-estimé leurs aptitudes. 2016. Titre uniforme: Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
Par Susan E Quinlan. 1995
Fourteen scientific puzzles about the natural world that have been investigated by ecologists. In "The Case of the Mummified Pigs"…a scientist experiments with dead piglets in cages left out in the woods to find out what happens as time passes. Grades 4-7. 1995.
Par Amy Miller. 2013
Award-winning documentarian Miller focuses on the real meaning of Carbon trading, where countries can buy and sell anothers' carbon emission…through a system where carbon credits are traded like stocks and bonds. It’s really a zero-sum formula where the amount of carbon-based pollution is not being reduced, only moved by brokers among countries. Credits are then given which are used to bankroll huge industrial operations, many of which are ravaging both the world's poor and their environments, many of which are aboriginal. 2013.
Par Theodore Taylor, Tippi Hedren. 1985
Actress Tippi Hedren and her husband, director Noel Marshall, decided to make a film about lions. To closely study the…behaviour of these animals, they acquired more than 100 lions, leopards, tigers and cheetahs, and lived among them for 10 years. 1985.