29 Aug

Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum,

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My larger—ecological—Self (the capital “S” emphasizes that I am something larger than my body and consciousness), deserves respect as well. Thank you for supporting our efforts at Big Bend National Park and Amistad National Recreation Area. Biotic Community: a self-sustaining community of living things. The specialist had them note that the greater the number of nature-representatives that were in the circle, the stronger the web would become. Plumwood claims that this dualism between reason and emotion grounds other dualisms in rationalist thought: in particular, mind/body, human/nature and man/woman.

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29 Aug

Essays on Natural History and Rural Economy

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Learn all about the giant squid, a real-life sea monster. The pre-eminent historian of German engineering describes this commitment thus: "Todt demanded of the completed work of technology a harmony with nature and with the landscape, thereby fulfilling modern ecological principles of engineering as well as the 'organological' principles of his own era along with their roots in völkisch ideology." 49 The ecological aspects of this approach to construction went well beyond an emphasis on harmonious adaptation to the natural surroundings for aesthetic reasons; Todt also established strict criteria for respecting wetlands, forests and ecologically sensitive areas.

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28 Aug

THE MUSKRAT IN NEW YORK,ITS NATURAL HISTORY & ECONOMICS

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This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. AND WHAT ABOUT THE NURTURE SIDE OF THE EQUATION? This is a perplexing choice, since the effects of plague are most acutely recorded within urban areas where people lived and Aberth wants to focus on the Black Death as turning point. Attenuation: reduction in light intensity due to a filtering medium (e.g., particles in water, a forest canopy).

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28 Aug

The philosophy of natural history

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Central to the discussion are two texts in Genesis. This suggests that sensing the concert of webstring thoughts and feelings that may be triggered by the fourteen quotes, below, helps us identify a rational passion about industrial society's knowledgeable omission of the Webstring Model, a passion that may energize into our consciousness important webstrings and signals that we tend to ignore: “The development of science and of the creative activities of the spirit in general requires still another kind of freedom, .... freedom of the spirit and thought..... from the restrictions of authoritarian and social prejudices as well as from unphilosophical routinizing and habit in general.

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28 Aug

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

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Fortunately, we now have tools that make the identification task more approachable than ever before. Internal adaptive mechanisms: sooner or later, it is necessary to adapt the rules for using a common property resource because of changes in the social system or the ecosystem, changes that often originate from the ‘outside world’. Birds are the first topic of study in the animal section; here Comstock reminds the teacher that studying birds is more than naming birds and the real purpose is to know the “life habits of the bird” (p. 27).

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28 Aug

Frog Mountain Blues

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In fact, Aberth does not cite a single work of general environmental history theory – not Donald Hughes’s What is Environmental History?, not William Cronon’s ‘The trouble with wilderness; or, getting back to the wrong nature’, not John McNeill’s ‘Observations on the nature and culture of environmental history’. (7) Aberth says that the late medieval mindset anticipates today’s ‘new ecology’, but he is either unaware of or uninterested in engaging with any environmental historian’s scholarship on what modern ecological thinking entails.

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28 Aug

Lives Of Eminent Zoologists, From Aristotle To Linaeus: With

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There are reasons for qualified optimism. Corporations are adapting to the environmental awareness of their customers by developing environmentally friendly products. Identify the members of a " Food Web " and construct another web in this activity. Also, the value of non-living nature and landscapes can be persistent for a very long time. In 1978 the United States government’s National Park Service established the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to promote protection of nature throughout the mountains.

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28 Aug

The History of the Collections Contained in the Natural

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Those who have celebrated the frontier have almost always looked backward as they did so, mourning an older, simpler, truer world that is about to disappear, forever. Cultural ecology does not assume that each case is unique. This is a highly enjoyable read that finally gives a detailed answer to the frequently asked question heard in the field by most freshwater mussel biologists: 'can you eat 'em?' I am certain that it will serve as an outstanding reference and resource for anyone with an interest in aquatic ecology and conservation biology.

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27 Aug

The American natural history; a foundation of useful

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Historical Background: A little historical background can set this recent change of consciousness into a larger perspective. Vegetation and environmental features of forest and range ecosystems. Finally, environmental ethics will of course be informed by our scientific understanding of the environment. The Bible witnesses to an original creation out of chaos, to a continuing threat of demonic, disordering powers, and to the possibility of a fresh creative, redemptive action of God to transform the present ambiguous situation into a new surge of life toward fulfillment.

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27 Aug

Volcanoes

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Despite technological advances, factors influencing population growth will eventually limit expansion of human population. These underlying assumptions about the nature of reality have today become guidelines for decision-making in technology, industry, and government. Essays are reviewed for scientific and aesthetic merit by the Guest Editors of the series, John Pastor (University of Minnesota, MN) and Brad W Taylor (Dartmouth College, NH), who are the co-chairs of the Ecological Society of America’s Natural History Section.

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