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The Ptarmigan s Dilemma

The Ptarmigan s Dilemma Author John B. Theberge
ISBN-10 9780771085185
Release 2011
Pages 416
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Winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson Award Drawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life. Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when their species has none. Moose with antlers so big they encumber their movement through the forest. Butterflies that risk extinction by overwintering en masse. These are just a few stories the Theberges tell in their examination of what the mechanisms of evolution are and how they work. With examples from the very latest discoveries in genetics and ones they have made in their own field work, The Ptarmigan's Dilemma is a ground-breaking explanation of evolution for non-scientists. By marrying the separate sciences of ecology and genetics, the Theberges paint a picture far richer than either discipline can alone of how, for almost 4 billion years, life on Earth has evolved into the rich diversity that's under threat today. Along the way, they explain just what "the survival of the fittest" really means, how dramatic evolutionary changes can take place in just one generation, and how our too-little knowledge of or interest in how life on Earth organizes and supports itself is rapidly making us a danger to ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

Wolf Country

Wolf Country Author John Theberge
ISBN-10 9781551994857
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 320
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Wolves arouse a passion in people. Some are fascinated by them; others hate them. Time and again, John and Mary Theberge have been confronted by angry hunters and farmers who repeat the same refrain, “What good is a wolf anyway?” In Wolf Country, John Theberge provides a gentle answer to that harsh question by describing the lives of the Algonquin wolves that he and Mary came to know during their eleven years of tracking them. In telling their stories, he also tells something about the questions he set out to answer: whether wolf packs aggressively defend their territories; whether wolves kill more of their prey than the prey population can sustain; and whether pack behavior supports the idea of the survival of the best-fit group. This is a fascinating and inspiring story told by a man for whom the appreciation of science and life are inseparable.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 0307476863
Release 2009-09-22
Pages 240
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Journey to the Earth s Interior

A Journey to the Earth s Interior Author Marshall B. Gardner
ISBN-10 0787311928
Release 1974-06-01
Pages 456
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1913 or Have the Poles Really Been Discovered. for those interested in flying saucer books and especially those who are familiar with the works of Dr. Raymond Bernard. Contents: the Nebula & Our Theory; Introductory; Mars; Early Polar Exploration;.

A New Approach to Women Therapy

A New Approach to Women   Therapy Author Miriam Greenspan
ISBN-10 0830641688
Release 1993
Pages 359
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Examines current practices in the psychoanalysis of women, including individual therapy and the human potential movement, explains why these therapies often fail women, and suggests a new approach to diagnosis and treatment

Being Salmon Being Human

Being Salmon  Being Human Author Martin Lee Mueller
ISBN-10 9781603587464
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 368
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In search of a new story for our place on earth Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture’s tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon—weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon in indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Mueller uses this lens to articulate a comprehensive critique of human exceptionalism, directly challenging the four-hundred-year-old notion that other animals are nothing but complicated machines without rich inner lives and that Earth is a passive backdrop to human experience. Being fully human, he argues, means experiencing the intersection of our horizon of understanding with that of other animals. Salmon are the test case for this. Mueller experiments, in evocative narrative passages, with imagining the world as a salmon might see it, and considering how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process. Being Salmon, Being Human is both a philosophical and a narrative work, rewarding readers with insightful interpretations of major philosophers—Descartes, Heidegger, Abram, and many more—and reflections on the human–Earth relationship. It stands alongside Abram’s Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal, as well as Andreas Weber’s The Biology of Wonder and Matter and Desire—heralding a new “Copernican revolution” in the fields of biology, ecology, and philosophy.

An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation

An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation Author J. Jeffrey Tillman
ISBN-10 9781137490223
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 235
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An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation maintains that current models of moral deliberation do not effectively deal with contemporary moral complexity because they are based on an inadequate theory of moral cognition. Drawing on research in neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, social theory, and dual process cognitive theory and on the work of William James, this book develops a theory of moral cognition which provides a major role for aesthetic sensibilities and upon this theory develops a robust model of moral deliberation. This model portrays moral deliberation as a back and forth movement between intuitive and analytic cognitions, which constructs narrative scenarios and then assesses and revises them according to aesthetic sensibilities.

Among the Canadian Alps

Among the Canadian Alps Author Lawrence Johnstone Burpee
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433009042056
Release 1914
Pages 239
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Among the Canadian Alps has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Among the Canadian Alps also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Among the Canadian Alps book for free.

Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions

Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions Author Grete K. Hovelsrud
ISBN-10 9048191742
Release 2010-09-08
Pages 353
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The ‘Year’ That Changed How We View the North This book is about a new theoretical approach that transformed the field of Arctic social studies and about a program called International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY) that altered the position of social research within the broader polar science. The concept for IPY was developed in 2003–2005; its vision was for researchers from many nations to work together to gain cro- disciplinary insight into planetary processes, to explore and increase our understanding of the polar regions, the Arctic and Antarctica, and of their roles in the global system. IPY 2007–2008, the fourth program of its kind, followed in the footsteps of its predecessors, the first IPY in 1882–1883, the second IPY in 1932–1933, and the third IPY (later renamed to ‘International Geophysical Year’ or IGY) in 1957–1958. All earlier IPY/IGY have been primarily geophysical initiatives, with their focus on meteorology, atmospheric and geomagnetic observations, and with additional emphasis on glaciology and sea ice circulation. As such, they excluded socio-economic disciplines and polar indigenous people, often deliberately, except for limited ethnographic and natural history collection work conducted by some expeditions of the first IPY. That once dominant vision biased heavily towards geophysics, oceanography, and ice-sheets, left little if any place for people, that is, the social sciences and the humanities, in what has been commonly viewed as the ‘hard-core’ polar research.

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management Author Paul A. Rees
ISBN-10 1444397834
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 432
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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit to access the artwork from the book.

Defiant Spirits

Defiant Spirits Author Ross King
ISBN-10 1553658078
Release 2010-09-25
Pages 504
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Beginning in 1912, Defiant Spirits traces the artistic development of Tom Thomson and the future members of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, over a dozen years in Canadian history. Working in an eclectic and sometimes controversial blend of modernist styles, they produced what an English critic celebrated in the 1920s as the “most vital group of paintings” of the 20th century. Inspired by Cézanne, Van Gogh and other modernist artists, they tried to interpret the Ontario landscape in light of the strategies of the international avant-garde. Based after 1914 in the purpose-built Studio Building for Canadian Art, the young artists embarked on what Lawren Harris called “an all-engrossing adventure”: travelling north into the anadian Shield and forging a style of painting appropriate to what they regarded as the unique features of Canada’s northern landscape. Rigorously researched and drawn from archival documents and letters, Defiant Spirits constitutes a “group biography,” reconstructing the men’s aspirations, frustrations and achievements. It details not only the lives of Tom Thomson and the members of the Group of Seven but also the political and social history of Canada

Adventures in Solitude

Adventures in Solitude Author Grant Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781550176476
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 288
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From Captain George Vancouver to Muriel “Curve of Time” Blanchet to Jim “Spilsbury’s Coast” Spilsbury, visitors to Desolation Sound have left behind a trail of books endowing the area with a romantic aura that helps to make it British Columbia’s most popular marine park. In this hilarious and captivating book, CBC personality Grant Lawrence adds a whole new chapter to the saga of this storied piece of BC coastline. Young Grant’s father bought a piece of land next to the park in the 1970s, just in time to encounter the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an assortment of other characters. In those years Desolation Sound was a place where going to the neighbours’ potluck meant being met with hugs from portly naked hippies and where Russell the Hermit’s school of life (boating, fishing, and rock ’n’ roll) was Grant’s personal Enlightenment—an influence that would take him away from the coast to a life of music and journalism and eventually back again. With rock band buddies and a few cases of beer in tow, an older, cooler Grant returns to regale us with tales of “going bush,” the tempting dilemma of finding an unguarded grow-op, and his awkward struggle to convince a couple of visiting kayakers that he’s a legit CBC radio host while sporting a wild beard and body wounds and gesticulating with a machete. With plenty of laugh-out-loud humour and inspired reverence, Adventures in Solitude delights us with the unique history of a place and the growth of a young man amidst the magic of Desolation Sound.

Environmental Education Ethics Action

Environmental Education  Ethics   Action Author Bob Jickling
ISBN-10 9280726560
Release 2006
Pages 48
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Environmental Education Ethics Action has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Environmental Education Ethics Action also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Environmental Education Ethics Action book for free.

Exploring Public Relations

Exploring Public Relations Author Ralph Tench
ISBN-10 9781292112206
Release 2017-04-14
Pages 612
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This text is the definitive academic guide on public relations and one of the only texts on the market to take this particular approach to the field. It offers critical analysis of the subject, blended with theory and real-life application, making use of a number of pedagogical features including case studies, exercises and discussion questions for a unique approach to the subject.

Current Ornithology

Current Ornithology Author Charles F. Thompson
ISBN-10 1441964215
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 196
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Current Ornithology publishes authoritative, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of topics selected from the full range of current research in avian biology. Topics cover the spectrum from the molecular level of organization to population biology and community ecology. The series seeks especially to review (1) fields in which an abundant recent literature will benefit from synthesis and organization, or (2) newly emerging fields that are gaining recognition as the result of recent discoveries or shifts in perspective, or (3) fields in which students of vertebrates may benefit from comparisons of birds with other classes. All chapters are invited, and authors are chosen for their leadership in the subjects under review.

The Love Queen of Malabar

The Love Queen of Malabar Author Merrily Weisbord
ISBN-10 9780773580992
Release 2010
Pages 289
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An astonishing adventure into the heart of one India's most controversial writers.

Waste of the West

Waste of the West Author Lynn B. Jacobs
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106010941505
Release 1991
Pages 602
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PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING: Is it a harmless, romantic, remnant of the Old West? Or is it the rural West's most destructive influence? Controversy rages & continues to spread. Some are saying this will be the next major environmental struggle in the Western United States. WASTE OF THE WEST is-- & probably will remain--the most complete account of public lands ranching ever assembled. With easy-reading text & more than 1000 photos, drawings, cartoons, graphs, & charts on 600 (8 1/2" x 11") pages, Lynn Jacobs explores every facet of this obscure yet vitally important issue. Chapters: introduce public lands ranching & describe its historic & present situations; detail its economic ("welfare ranching"), political, social/cultural, & (especially) environmental impacts; discuss livestock abuse; take a global livestock-production tour; discredit the many excuses stockmen use to justify their 100-year reign over the rural West; predict the future; present alternatives; & provide many ideas on what people can do to help end this destructive & unjust situation. Final pages offer ideas for activism, contacts, public lands ranching statistics, inspirational quotations, a 500-source bibliography, & a thorough index. WASTE OF THE WEST is for people who care about Nature. As much as an eye-opening educational tool, it is a call to action.