Download Seton Gordon's Cairngorms: An Anthology by Hamish Brown PDF

By Hamish Brown

Seton Gordon quite created himself as naturalist, photographer and author, the 1st such within the state, his first publication showing while he used to be eighteen. In all he wrote 27 books, particularly in regards to the Cairngorms the place he grew up and primary explored and again to time and again all through his lengthy lifestyles. He wrote with a revelational ask yourself and freshness, writing in poetic prose descriptions in basic terms attainable by way of anyone in detail at domestic within the hills with their interacting, attached gains: birds, crops, bushes, geology, climate, Gaelic tradition, position names, historical past, folklore – an ecologist earlier than the note was once coined. Hamish Brown chosen passages for Seton Gordon's Scotland, and has now made a desirable selection from Seton Gordon's huge writings concerning the Cairngorms. There are descriptions of hill days during the seasons and intimate descriptions of natural world. Seton Gordon lived to an outstanding age however the Cairngorms have been his first, younger man's enthusiasm. Hamish Brown, no suggest mountaineer and lover of the outside, has garnered biographical fabric and archive photos for a ebook which every body with an curiosity within the Scottish hills will welcome.

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Download Speaking for Nature: The Literary Naturalists, from by Paul Brooks PDF

By Paul Brooks

Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not just have stimulated our appreciation of the wildlife but additionally have helped to maintain the yank desolate tract, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra. author and activist Paul Brooks provides narrative photographs of significant literary naturalists, providing a 200-year heritage of the country's stream towards conservation. Profiles of leaders within the struggle to guard the surroundings and shield our common history comprise John Burroughs, John Muir, William Beebe, etc. a brand new Foreword has been written for this version by way of Linda Lear, writer of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature.
"A richly informative ebook which portrays the character writers from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson who formed the improvement of conservation in America." — San Francisco Chronicle
"A brisk and illuminating survey of the naturalists who through their writing moved americans into the age of ecology." — The New York occasions booklet Review
"This worthy publication stories the previous century of yank nature writing from the prose rhapsodies of Thoreau and Muir to the alarm calls of Bernard DeVoto and Rachel Carson . . . writers who've fought bravely and good and feature left us a strong history upon which to build." — Boston Globe
"Paul Brooks's gracefully illustrated textual content, within the very culture it honors, bargains wish that cause and reverence — the poetry of technology — will prevail." — Washington put up booklet World

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Download Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist's Odyssey along the by Geraldine Ellis Watson PDF

By Geraldine Ellis Watson

whilst Geraldine Watson’s father used to be round the flip of the final century, he spent a summer time floating down the Neches River, known as Snow River via the Indians. Watson grew up listening to his stories of the steamboats, log rafts, and the wildlife of East Texas. So while she used to be sixty-three years outdated, she made up our minds to copy his odyssey in her personal backwater boat. Reflections at the Neches is either the tale of her trip retracing her father’s steps and a usual and social historical past of the Neches area of the large Thicket. The Neches, one of many final “wild” rivers in Texas, is now being subjected to dams. Watson’s tale captures the wildness of the river and imparts a close background of its humans and flora and fauna. Profusely illustrated with drawings by way of the writer and together with maps of her trip, Reflections at the Neches will attract all these attracted to the large Thicket quarter and people indulging a sense of wanderlust–and drift trips–down the river.

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Download Ring of Bright Water: a Trilogy (Nonpareil Books Book 111) by Gavin Maxwell,Austin Chinn PDF

By Gavin Maxwell,Austin Chinn

This quantity weaves jointly the Scottish otter tales from Gavin Maxwell's 3 non-fiction books, Ring of brilliant Water (1960), The Rocks stay (1963), and Raven Meet Thy Brother (1969). Maxwell was once either a very evocative author and a hugely strange guy. whereas traveling the Iraqi marshes, he was once captivated by way of an otter and have become a loyal recommend of and spokesman for the species. He moved to a distant residence within the Scottish highlands, co-habiting there with 3 otters and residing an idyllic and remoted lifestyles – a minimum of for it slow. destiny, status, and hearth conspired in contrast paradise, and it, too, got here to an finish, even though the adventure used to be full of incident and wonder.

Maxwell was once additionally gifted as an artist, and his sinuous line drawings of those amphibious and fascinating creatures, and the houses they occupied, illustrate his tale. This publication stands as a long-lasting tribute to a guy, his paintings, and his ardour. It used to be got and has persevered as a vintage for its portrait not just of otters but in addition of a guy who persisted heartaches and disappointments, whose existence embodied either greatness and tragedy. He writes with infrequent eloquence approximately his beginning, his devotion to the loved Scottish highlands, and the flora and fauna he enjoyed, whereas refusing to disregard the darker features of his nature and of nature in its better sense.

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Download The Southwest in American Literature and Art: The Rise of a by David W. Teague PDF

By David W. Teague

Is there the way to savor the wilderness with out destroying it, how to get pleasure from it with out eating it and to like it with out killing it? furthermore, how can literature in regards to the southwestern panorama have an effect on ways that it really is both exploited or preserved? while and the way did the barren region swap dramatically within the eyes of Anglo americans from barren wasteland to nationwide treasure?

By targeting cultures that lived within the Southwest and through reading ways that they defined the land, David Teague persuasively argues opposed to the damaging process that americans at present take to the quarter. integrated are local American legends and Spanish and Hispanic literature. notwithstanding, the majority of the examine concentrates on Anglo American perspectives of the Southwest, which were normally at odds with the ecology of the deserts.

Ranging from oral traditions of the Navajo, Zuñi, and Hopi Indians to commute journals, fiction, and visible paintings, Teague examines the paintings of approximately thirty writers, artists, and explorers, together with Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Mary Austin, John Wesley Powell, and Frederic Remington. As he lines principles concerning the desolate tract through the years, the writer exhibits how American literature and artwork have come to symbolize the Southwest as a panorama to be sustained instead of transformed.

Bound to achieve a well known position in ecological feedback and in literature of the Southwest, this booklet bargains very important insights for students and scholars of literature, environmental experiences, background, anthropology, and local American reviews. Its originality and power also will attract common readers with an curiosity within the landscape—and the future—of the yankee Southwest.

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Download Our Only World: Ten Essays by Wendell Berry PDF

By Wendell Berry

As the U.S. prepares to depart its lengthy battle in Afghanistan, it now needs to consider the need of sending troops again to Iraq, recalling basic Colin Powell’s recommendation to President Bush: “If you holiday it, you personal it,” as
the world’s scorching spots threaten to unfold over the globe with the ferocity of a battle of holy terror and desperation.

The planet’s environmental difficulties recognize no nationwide barriers. From soil erosion and inhabitants displacement to weather swap and failed strength regulations, American governing periods are paid via enterprises to fake that discuss is the one democratic necessity and that suggestions are able to withstanding unending hold up. overdue Capitalism is going approximately its company of completing off the planet. And we electorate are left with a shell of what used to be proudly defined because the American Dream.

In this new number of 11 essays, Berry confronts head-on the need of transparent considering and direct motion. by no means one to disregard the current problem, he is aware that in basic terms sincerely acknowledged questions aid the knowledge their solutions require. For greater than fifty years we’ve had no larger spokesman and less eloquent suggest for the planet, for our households, and for the way forward for our youngsters and ourselves.

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Download Just Off Main Street by Steven Mulak PDF

By Steven Mulak

In simply Off major road, writer Steven Mulak takes us on a seasonal journey that, month through month, celebrates his loved New England's panorama, in addition to the folk, crops, and animals that occupy it. Mulak explores his own global simply off major highway in one of these clever, reflective demeanour that we extra totally have fun with the observational ability emotionally uplifting sight of spring's first willows to the kaleidoscope of autumn colour, to the occasional depression of unending iciness, this booklet deals a clean examine New England. The meticulous eye of the fantastic artist he's.

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Download Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest by Nathaniel Brodie,Charles Goodrich,Frederick J. Swanson PDF

By Nathaniel Brodie,Charles Goodrich,Frederick J. Swanson

Two different types of long term study are happening on the H. J. Andrews Experimental wooded area, a popular examine facility within the temperate rain wooded area of the Oregon Cascades. right here, scientists examine the ecosystem�s bushes, natural world, water, and foodstuff with an eye fixed towards figuring out switch over various timescales as much as 200 years or extra. And writers from either literary and medical backgrounds spend time within the wooded area investigating the ecological and human complexities of this outstanding and deeply studied place.

This anthology�which contains paintings via the various nation�s such a lot complete writers, together with Sandra Alcosser, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jane Hirshfield, Linda Hogan, Freeman apartment, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Pattiann Rogers, and Scott Russell Sanders�grows out of the paintings of the long term Ecological Reflections application and showcases the insights of the program�s considerate and significant encounters between writers, scientists, and position. those bright essays, poems, and box notes exhibit a panorama of moss-draped timber, patchwork clear-cuts, stream-swept gravel bars, and hillsides scoured by way of hearth, and in addition deliver ahead the ambiguities and paradoxes of conflicting human values and their implications for the ecosystem.

Forest lower than tale bargains an illuminating and multifaceted method of knowing the ecology and value of old-growth forests, and issues the way in which towards a brand new form of collaboration among the sciences and the arts to higher recognize and research from distinct places.�

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Download La botanica parallela (Universale Gallucci) (Italian by Leo Lionni PDF

By Leo Lionni

Artisie, giraluna, tirilli e altre fantastiche specie vegetali sono qui presentate con l’accuratezza dello scienziato. Lionni rovescia il Borges della Zoologia fantastica: raffigura minuziosamente il proprio universo botanico immaginario e rende percepibile, attraverso lo studio delle sue straordinarie proprietà, los angeles flowers di un pianeta gemello dove non ci stupiremmo di incontrare le Città invisibili di Calvino. Come a volerci dire che il solo modo possibile di parlare del mondo sia quello di descrivere realisticamente una dimensione del tutto falsa. Una realtà parallela e magica popolata di piante, che “prima di essere piante, sono parole”.

“Vi sono piante che appaiono chiaramente in immagini fotografiche, ma che l’occhio umano non può percepire. Ve ne sono che rifiutano le comuni norme della prospettiva mantenendo inalterata los angeles loro grandezza, nonostante l. a. distanza che le separa da noi. Altre, incolori, che in determinate condizioni rivelano un gioco cromatico di rara bellezza…”

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Download Rethinking Nature: Challenging Disciplinary Boundaries by Aurélie Choné,Isabelle Hajek,Philippe Hamman PDF

By Aurélie Choné,Isabelle Hajek,Philippe Hamman

Contemporary rules of nature have been mostly formed by way of faculties of suggestion from Western cultural heritage and philosophy till the present-day issues with environmental swap and biodiversity conservation. there are lots of other ways of conceptualising nature in epistemological phrases, reflecting the tensions among the polarities of people as masters or protectors of nature and as a part of or outdoor of nature.

The publication exhibits how nature is this present day the focal point of various debates, calling for an method which works past the only technical or clinical. It adopts a threefold – serious, old and cross-disciplinary – procedure with the intention to summarise the present kingdom of information. It comprises contributions educated by way of the arts (especially background, literature and philosophy) and social sciences, taken with the construction and circulate of information approximately "nature" throughout disciplines and throughout nationwide and cultural areas. the amount additionally demonstrates the continuing reconfiguration of topic disciplines, as noticeable within the contemporary emergence of recent interdisciplinary ways and the recognition of the prefix "eco-" (e.g. ecocriticism, ecospirituality, ecosophy and ecofeminism, in addition to subdivisions of ecology, together with city ecology, commercial ecology and environment services). each one bankruptcy presents a concise evaluate of its subject that allows you to function a worthy creation to scholars and a resource of simple reference.?

This textual content can be beneficial analyzing for researchers attracted to philosophy, sociology, anthropology, geography, ecology, politics and all their respective environmentalist strands.

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