Natural History

Natural History Museums in Tennessee: Gray Fossil Site, Pink

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.79 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The mechanical view of nature now taught in most western schools is accepted without question as our everyday, common sense reality-a reality in which matter is made up of atoms, colors occur by the reflection of light waves of differing lengths, bodies obey the law of inertia, and the sun is in the center of our solar system. Program courses offer one way to develop ecological literacy. Without these webstrings, our consciousness abandoned our natural sensory "inner child," and that same inner child in other people and species. [...]

Scenes and Occupations of Country Life

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.19 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In Status of the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Final Report to Congress Volume II. Academy field trip to Starved Rock State Park, ca. 1915 Field trips, like the one pictured here, were among the many ways the Academy actively included the Chicago community in its scientific work and promoted the appreciation of nature. Natural science teaches that it is impossible to build a perpetuum mobile, but it is possible to make a dead from the living, and it explains how to do so. [...]

The Natural History of Selborne; With Observations on

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.26 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Ovington of England and Australia. (See community ecology: Trophic pyramids and the flow of energy; biosphere: The flow of energy and nutrient cycling .) The study of both energy flow and nutrient cycling was stimulated by the development of new materials and techniques—radioisotope tracers, microcalorimetry, computer science, and applied mathematics—that enabled ecologists to label, track, and measure the movement of particular nutrients and energy through ecosystems. [...]

A Natural History of New and Rare Ferns: Containing Species

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.64 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In a frequently published essay entitled "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis" (1967), Lynn White argued that modern technology and science, the means by which we exploit the natural environment, can be traced ultimately to the biblical religion. Thus, the cost involved and the environmental disturbances of applying mechanical treatments over large roadless areas are not justified. The first nature is nature as filtered via human semiosis, through the interpretations in our social and personal knowledge. [...]

The Intellectual Observer: Review of Natural History,

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.20 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The percentage of a forest’s trees that can be cut on a sustainable basis each year depends upon the growth rate of trees. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ~Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958 The packaging for a microwavable "microwave" dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries. ~David Wann, Buzzworm, November 1990 So bleak is the picture... that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century. ~Philip Shabecoff, New York Times Magazine, 4 June 1978 Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. ~John Clapham, A Concise Economic History of Britain, 1957 The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. [...]

The Mountains of California (Penguin Classics)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.63 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It's like the spirits have made a deal with us. The Agricultural Revolution dominated social change in the Middle East during the time when Judaism arose. The prominence of nature in the party's philosophical background helped ensure that more radical initiatives often received a sympathetic hearing in the highest offices of the Nazi state. The age of a given sediment sample is based on the radioactive decay of the isotope. [...]

Letters on entomology: intended for the amusement and

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.98 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Political theology is an enterprise that seeks in the light of the Christian disclosure to discern what God is doing to fulfill the potentialities of human life and to discover the appropriate response to the divine working in history. But Camp Midvale was reachable even for city dwellers without cars, because the Pennsylvania Railroad ran all the way to Wanaque, and from there it was a mere 3 ½ mile walk to the Camp on Snake Den Road (an easy stroll to these avid hikers). [...]

Life in the Freezer, a Natural History of the Antarctic

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 9.77 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It is argued that centers of settlement, such as cities, exercise dominance over their surrounding areas, in diminishing degrees as the distance from the center increases; the margin of influence marks the boundary of the system. For example, today, investigators rely on the recent discovery that DNA can help us more accurately identify individuals, other forms of life and past relationships. Nature conservation organizations have discovered that their efforts to protect natural ecosystems as reserves are frequently undermined by human activities in the surrounding area - including activities that are essential to people’s livelihoods. [...]

The Natural History of the Raw Materials of Commerce. Two

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.74 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Famous both for his analysis of the similarity between the assumptions underlying the new physics and eastern philosophy (in The Tao of Physics) and his call for a revolution in thought patterns (in The Turning Point), he has embraced deep ecology as the most succinct term for the emerging worldview. In particular these resources explore the interrelationship between our outer, physical ecological situation, our awareness of the sacred in creation, and our inner relationship to the symbolic world of the soul—and how this effects our own soul and the soul of the world, the anima mundi. “If we are to restore the balance in our world, we need to go beneath the surface to heal the split between spirit and matter and help to bring the sacred back into life.” Spiritual Ecology acknowledges the critical need to recognize and address the spiritual dynamics at the root of environmental degradation. [...]

On the habits and distribution of birds on the North

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.63 MB Downloadable formats: PDF An invigorating shower under the cascading waters is still a refreshing break. It is also the naturalist instinct that is open to the abundance of complexity in ecosystems, which fuels our passion for better scholarship. Plan a visit to one of the most-visited museums in the world located on the National Mall, 1000 Madison Drive, NW, Washington, DC. The past and present flora and vegetation of the Hackensack Meadows. European rats and rabbits invaded colonial lands. Wicca is not harmful, black magic, but healing, centering power. [...]