Observations in natural history: with an introduction on

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From the ecosystem, humans extract resources for subsistence or the market, food being one of the most important. So postmodernism rejects that conception. It rejects the belief that there’s only one kind of rationality, called "analytical scientific" rationality. At the very outset of the nineteenth century the deadly connection between love of land and militant racist nationalism was firmly set in place. Although the young bird does not sing during the sensitive period, it memorizes the song of its own species by listening to other white-crowned sparrows sing.

The mammals of the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition,

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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): nonburning chemicals made of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine and used in aerosol sprays, solvents, foams, refrigerants, and packing materials. Maps and charts of Massachusetts Bay fishing grounds begin to appear in the 1600s and continue in the 1700s, and 1800s. Scientists become famous for discovering new things that change how we think about nature, whether the discovery is a new species of dinosaur or a new way in which atoms bond.

Essays on Natural History, Chiefly Ornithology. With an

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Walk through the trails of Lynn Canyon and its surrounding areas. Before one cut a tree, mined a mountain, or dammed a brook, it was important to placate the spirit in charge of that particular situation, and to keep it placated. Habitat disruption in currently the leading cause of extinction. Tour the displays on an ecology scavenger hunt with these self-guided activity booklets. Over time, this nature-connected way of thinking becomes a habit because it feels good and it makes sense.

The Contented Botanist: Letters of W.H. Harvey About

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Chawla (1998) characterized an individual’s concern for the environment as being linked to early childhood experiences with nature. Deep ecologists call for a new ecological paradigm that will replace the dominant mechanistic paradigm of the past three hundred years. A human with a mouse's brain would be an example, as would Frankenstein's angry monster. As far as Heidegger was concerned, this has led modern, western man into an inauthentic lifestyle contrary to the natural world grounded in what Heidegger calls ' being .' The main thrust of Heidegger's thought is thus to reduce all metaphysics or philosophy to the question of 'being' or existence, particularly German 'being.' In so doing, western man's alienating and destructive dominance over nature can be arrested.

The Wood for the Trees: One Man's Long View of Nature

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Gaia Hypothesis: formulated by James Lovelock (1959) and further developed by Lynn Margulis, the scientific hypothesis that the Earth and its systems work as a self-regulating whole to maintain the biosphere through systemic feedback loops. In order to protect the environment we must protect ourselves. This time, after some research, I decided to put the feeder on our living room window. The transition to an oxygen-dominant atmosphere (the Great Oxidation ) did not begin until approximately 2.4–2.3 billion years ago, but photosynthetic processes started 0.3 to 1 billion years prior. [176] [177] The biology of life operates within a certain range of temperatures.

Quarterly Journal Of Microscopical Science, Volume 44...

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The botanist would have our little folks begin with the plant cell as the unit of plant life and structure, or with the lower forms of plants, such as pond scum, and work up step by step to the complex organism which the child calls a bean plant. For example, in the absence of fire, a pine flatwood would convert to a hardwood forest. Over time and history the culture core (subsistence patterns) was seen as having evolved largely in response to the relevant parts of the particular or "effective environment" exploited (soil, climate etc.).

Popular natural history

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If wildness can stop being (just) out there and start being (also) in here, if it can start being as humane as it is natural, then perhaps we can get on with the unending task of struggling to live rightly in the world—not just in the garden, not just in the wilderness, but in the home that encompasses them both. 1. My theme is that better knowledge of man's nature would enlarge and deepen the understanding of man's history. These ethical differences are also at the root of some of the disagreements among radical environmental theorists and activists detailed in subsequent chapters.

Historic Mackinac Island (Visitor's Guide, History, Tours,

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Drawing on ancient traditions immersed in the natural world, the vision quest ritual serves as a modern rite of initiation that helps people find their life purpose. 2003, New World Library The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World David Abram's writing casts a spell of its own as he weaves the reader through a meticulously researched work, gently addressing such daunting topics as where the past and future exists, the relationship between space and time, and how the written word serves to sever humans from their primordial source of sustenance: the Earth. "Only as the written text began to speak would the voices of the forest, and of the river, begin to fade." 1997, Vintage McLuhan offers a stimulating survey of how the world's cultures have struggled to make sense of their place in the Universe.

Bulletin of the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural

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He/She may have made other universes from His/Her vast knowledge, power or greatness. Essentially, these ethics claim that when we consider how our actions impact on the environment, we should not just evaluate how these affect humans (present and/or future), but also how they affect the interests and rights of animals (Singer, 1993, ch. 10, and Regan, 1983/2004, ch. 9). Such, for instance, has been the experience of innumerable mining communities; in a similar manner agricultural communities often alter the soil composition of their lands by the uses they practice, with the ultimate result that the lands will no longer support the systems as they are constituted.

Travels Into North America: Containing Its Natural History,

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Two of the most basic factors that affect the rate of population growth are the birth rate, and the death rate. The declining-population approach is more action oriented, focusing on threatened and endangered species even when the populations are larger than the MVP. Plants of the Pacific northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) focuses on the conservation and restoration of the earth's natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and grassland ecosystems.