Category Archives: Natural History

MERMAIDS & MASTODONS,A BOOK OF NATURAL & UNNATURAL HISTORY

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However this is questionable unless we assign such values as living beings. Only at this moment does Dorothy launch into the poetic possibility that these flowers can be more closely linked to human emotions than we might think, even as she gives up on formal grammar and syntax: "I never saw daffodils so beautiful they grew among the mossy stones about and about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness and the rest tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake, they looked so gay ever glancing ever changing" (109, 15 April 1802).

On Nature: Nature, Landscape, and Natural History

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We need to develop our efficiency and production methods so that we’ll be able to take some of the pressure off the environment. Orang utan diet, range and activity at Tanjung Puting, Central Borneo. Environmental issues can be highly controversial. The Icelandic Institute of Natural History (IINH) is a public institution under the aegis of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. Thus, for Singer it would not be wrong to deny pigs the vote, for obviously pigs have no interest in participating in a democratic society; but it would be wrong to subordinate pigs’ interest in not suffering, for clearly pigs have a strong interest in avoiding pain, just like us.

The American Natural History: A Foundation of Useful

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I hope you will be able to tell the shoe from the shinola. The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland's natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences. Both ecologists and historians have offered changing definitions of older concepts such as equilibrium, community, balance of nature, stability, and sustainability. 4. He was the first person to use the term First World War.

Bulletin No. 4 Of The Illinois State Museum Of Natural

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However, perhaps what Schweitzer was getting at was something like Paul W. A peaceful heart makes a peaceful person. Conglomerate: coarse sedimentary rock composed of weather-rounded rock fragments cemented with silt and clay. Also, an animal without horns (e.g., a sheep). Changes should usually be incremental so that large mistakes are avoided. Leopold bought it and slowly began restoring the land. I realized that given the space to be totally me, I thrive as a natural individual and social being.

Snakes (Natural History)

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The subfields of Nature and Society Geography at UC Davis that are particularly strong include: agricultural geography; cultural and political ecology; environmental hazards; environmental justice and conflict; and historical nature and society geography. The vegetation is characterized by trees that range from 9 to 25 meters high. Flopsy hides among some boulders at the bottom of a sloping mountain. Democracy has the fullest participation, and functions best, at the local level.

Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial

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One of the most important individuals in the early development of an ecological view of nature was Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778). All beings have, therefore to be treated alike." A handy graphic shows the 10 different biomes found on Earth – from icy tundra to tropical rain forest – and examines the flora and fauna that populate each one. Reprint of "Ecofeminism and Feminist Theory," in Irene Diamond and Gloria Orenstein, eds., Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990).

Auks, Rocks and the Odd Dinosaur

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It belongs to a separate order of its own, the Dermoptera (Greek derma = skin; ptera = wing). Environmentalist views are often controversial for political or economic reasons. Fragile means it is easy to change from one type of biological community to another. Many spirit religions have two spirits that are particularly powerful: Creator of the Universe (who can also have names such as Great Spirit, Great Mystery or Life Giver) and the Spirit who Controls the Land (also called Mother Earth).

Readings in Natural History, Part 1

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Assignment 01: Food survey due 21 September. For the final three years of the Nazi conflagration the "green wing" played no active role. The excellent illustration on the workshop brochure, which is used again on the front cover of this report, was provided by Sandra Janniche of the U. He has written widely on technology and the environment and recently completed a second book on the work of Martin Heidegger. C: Island Press), pp. 164-70. (Excerpted from Ecological Revolutions, 1989.) 65. 1999. "Emancipation and Ecology," in Mark J.

The Earth Suite

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We thank the colleagues who have probed Baja’s secrets with us: Professors Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Patrick Archie, Dennis Gordon, and Michelle Marvier. And these efforts in no sense represented merely Darré's personal predilections; as the standard history of German agricultural policy points out, Hitler and Himmler "were in complete sympathy with these ideas." 42 Still, it was largely Darré's influence in the Nazi apparatus which yielded, in practice, a level of government support for ecologically sound farming methods and land use planning unmatched by any state before or since.

A half hour in natural history

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Evidence of possible genetic factors shaping the direction of individuals' lifelong interests and behaviors mounts. Before introducing complications into this overly simplified conception, it is opportune to note some further implications of the dominance principle. Work by Humphrey and Buttel (2002) traces the linkages between Darwin's work on natural selection, human ecological sociology, and environmental sociology. These are species found in Baja (usually 4-5 per student) that each student is responsible for researching.