The Colors Of Nature

Author: Alison Hawthorne Deming
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"An unprecedented and invaluable collection of forthright and bracing essays by writers of diverse cultural origins and disciplinary backgrounds."-Booklist "An illuminating read for anyone interested in the future of American nature and environmental journalism."-Bloomsbury Review "What should history mean to someone tike me? Should it be an idea, should it be an open wound? Or is it a moment that began in 1492 and has come to no end yet? Is it a collection of facts, ail true and precise details, and, if so, when come across these true and precise details, what should I do, how should t feel, where should place myself?"-Jamaica Kincuid, from "In History" "Nature teaches us how to see ourselves within its greater domain. We sec our own rejections in every ritual, and we cannot wound Mother Mature without wounding ourselves."-Yusef Komunyakaa, from "Dark Waters" From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in today's world is reflected in our richly various stories-stories of creation and destruction, displacement mid heartbreak, hope and mystery. For centuries, this richness has been widely overlooked by readers of environmental literature. Including work from more than thirty contributors of widely diverse backgrounds, this collection works against the grain of this traditional blind spot by exploring the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the lasting value of cultural heritage, and revealing how this wealth of perspectives is essential to building a livable future. Bracing, provocative, and profoundly illuminating, The Colors Nature provides an antidote to the despair so often accompanying the intersection of cultural diversity and ecological awareness.

Human Nature And The Natural World

Author: Alan Hamilton
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The Natural World Of The California Indians

Author: Robert F. Heizer
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520038967
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Describes patterns of village life, and covers such subjects as Indian tools and artifacts, hunting techniques, and food.--From publisher description.

The Natural World In Watercolour

Author: Jean-Claude Chaillou
Editor: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847736956
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Natural World in Watercolor explores the relationship between nature and art and presents painters with field-proven methods for capturing the natural world on the page. Inspiring photographs and commentary explain numerous specialized techniques, which artists can then put into practice using the accompanying projects. The topics include technical composition, tools and materials, color theory, and more?making this an essential guide for anyone interested in this popular and satisfying medium.

Field Guide To The Natural World Of Washington D C

Author: Howard Youth
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421412047
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Whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing, residents and tourists alike will find this handsome guide indispensable for finding oases away from the noise of the city.

Wild Soundscapes

Author: Bernie Krause
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218192
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A founder of soundscape ecology offers a pioneering field guide for listening to and recording the sounds of the wild Through his organization Wild Sanctuary, Bernie Krause has traveled the globe to hear and record the sounds of diverse natural habitats. Wild Soundscapes, first published in 2002, inspires readers to follow in Krause's footsteps. The book enchantingly shows how to find creature symphonies (or, as Krause calls them, "biophonies"); use simple microphones to hear more; and record, mix, and create new expressions with the gathered sounds. After reading this book, readers will feel compelled to investigate a wide range of habitats and animal sounds, from the conversations of birds and howling sand dunes to singing anthills. This rewritten and updated edition explains the newest technological advances and research, encouraging readers to understand the earth's soundscapes in ways previously unimaginable. With links to the sounds that are discussed in the text, this accessible and engaging guide to natural soundscapes will captivate amateur naturalists, field recordists, musicians, and anyone else who wants to fully appreciate the sounds of our natural world.

Academic Listening Encounters The Natural World Teacher S Manual

Author: Yoneko Kanaoka
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521716413
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Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World uses a sustained content approach to help students develop the listening, note-taking, and discussion skills they need to meet the demands of high school or college academic courses in an English-speaking environment. This Teacher's Manual contains teaching guidelines, answers for all tasks, the listening script for the complete Audio Program, and lecture quizzes and answers.

Emblems And The Natural World

Author: Karl A.E. Enenkel
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004347070
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This interdisciplinary volume aims to address the multiple connections between emblematics and the natural world in the broader perspective of their underlying ideologies – scientific, artistic, literary, political and/or religious.

Lens To The Natural World

Author: Kenneth H. Olson
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621891216
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This book straddles the fertile middle ground between science and religion at a time when the conversation is dominated by extremists on both sides. Taking seriously the modern view of the universe, including the fossil record for the history of life across millions of years, the author considers our relationship to the rest of nature. In addition, the age-old questions concerning meaning, values, and our place within it all are perhaps more pressing than ever before. This work provides a broad engagement with major ideas, including evolution and earth stewardship, while drawing upon a rich heritage of philosophy and literature and doing so in a manner accessible to the general reader.

A Philosopher Looks At The Natural World

Author: Daniel C. Fouke
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527573672
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This book interweaves the author’s personal story and observations of nature, with scientific research, and philosophical reflection. It tells the story of nearly three decades of labor to ecologically restore twenty-one acres of ruined land near Dayton, Ohio. This story and what the author has observed motivate reflection on the human relationship to soil, the inner lives of animals, the intelligence of plants, and human psychology. The book advances the case for the intelligence and kinship of all living things, an ethic of respect for life, and the need to radically rethink how human societies live on Earth.

Leibniz And The Natural World

Author: Pauline Phemister
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402034016
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In the present book, Pauline Phemister argues against traditional Anglo-American interpretations of Leibniz as an idealist who conceives ultimate reality as a plurality of mind-like immaterial beings and for whom physical bodies are ultimately unreal and our perceptions of them illusory. Re-reading the texts without the prior assumption of idealism allows the more material aspects of Leibniz's metaphysics to emerge. Leibniz is found to advance a synthesis of idealism and materialism. His ontology posits indivisible, living, animal-like corporeal substances as the real metaphysical constituents of the universe; his epistemology combines sense-experience and reason; and his ethics fuses confused perceptions and insensible appetites with distinct perceptions and rational choice. In the light of his sustained commitment to the reality of bodies, Phemister re-examines his dynamics, the doctrine of pre-established harmony and his views on freedom. The image of Leibniz as a rationalist philosopher who values activity and reason over passivity and sense-experience is replaced by the one of a philosopher who recognises that, in the created world, there can only be activity if there is also passivity; minds, souls and forms if there is also matter; good if there is evil; perfection if there is imperfection.

The Poet And The Natural World In The Age Of G Ngora

Author: Michael Woods
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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The Sovereignty Of God In The Natural World And The Agency Of Man Practically Considered A Sermon On Acts Xxvii 30 31 Etc

Author: Richard MANT (successively Bishop of Killaloe, and of Down, Connor and Dromore.)
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Restoring The Connection To The Natural World

Author: Sylvia Mayer
Editor: Siglo del Hombre Editores
ISBN: 9783825867324
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Since its emergence in the second half of the nineteenth century, American environmentalism has predominantly been a white, middle-class pursuit, being preoccupied with notions of wilderness and wildlife preservation. Only fairly recently, with the advent of the environmental justice movement in the 1980s, has American environmentalism broadened its definition of "environment" to include the concerns relevant to a community's way of living. Of particular disproportionate importance are the concerns of poor urban communities of color, which have been exposed to environmental hazards. This volume--one of the first collections of ecocritical essays devoted exclusively to African American texts--shows that African Americans have contributed to the efforts of the environmental justice movement, not only as political activists, but also as writers. The essays range from studies of nineteenth-century slave narratives to twentieth-century texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Richard Wright, Charles Johnson, Toni Cade Bambara, Audre Lorde, and Octavia Butler. Employing a variety of theoretical and methodological premises, they provide insight into the texts' various conceptualizations of "nature," "culture," and "humanness" and their implications for environmental ethics. Sylvia Mayer teaches at the Department of English Literature at the University of Mnster, Germany.

The Natural World

Author: Time-Life Books
Editor: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780809464913
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Recounts the interrelationship of humans and their environment at the beginnings of agriculture and stock raising, and in the Mediterranean, China, medieval Europe, the Americas after the European conquest, and the modern world

The Natural World

Author: Judith Viorst
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Questions And Answers Of The Natural World

Author: Anita Ganeri
Editor: Parragon Publishing
ISBN: 9781405416825
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Examines such aspects of the natural world as earth formations, weather, seas and rivers, plants, and animals.

Hemingway And The Natural World

Author: Robert Edward Fleming
Editor: Caxton Press
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The essays in this volume are the product of The Seventh International Hemingway Conference, held in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1996 and cited as trend-setting by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Well-known and highly experienced scholars join with new or seldom-heard voices in Hemingway studies to reconsider his literary relationship to the natural world. Their critical terrain includes Hemingway's upbringing in the tradition of hunter-naturalist Theodore Rooseve

Human Society And The Natural World

Author: York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Environmental Studies
Editor: North York, Ont. : Faculty of Environmental Studies, Université York University
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Faulkner And The Natural World

Author: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference (23rd : 1996 : University of Mississippi)
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Scholarly probings that find the heart of nature in the Nobel Prize author's works