Category: Nature

  • Julie, or the New Heloise: Letters of Two Lovers Who Live in a Small Town at the Foot of the Alps (Collected Writings of Rousseau)

    By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    A sublime translation of 1 of the most well-liked novels of its time.

    Rousseau's nice epistolary novel, Julie, or the hot Heloise, has been almost unavailable in English considering the fact that 1810. In it, Rousseau reconceptualized the connection of the person to the collective and articulated a brand new ethical paradigm. the tale follows the fates and smoldering passions of Julie d'Etange and St. Preux, a one-time lover who re-enters Julie's lifestyles on the invitation of her unsuspecting husband, M. de Wolmar.

    The advanced tones of this paintings made it a advertisement good fortune and a continental sensation whilst it first seemed in 1761, and its embodiment of Rousseau's process of proposal, during which emotions and mind are intertwined, redefined the functionality and type of fiction for many years. because the characters negotiate a fancy maze of ardour and advantage, their purity of soul and sincere morality display, as Rousseau writes in his preface, "the subtleties of center of which this paintings is full."

    A entire creation and cautious annotations make this novel obtainable to modern readers, either as an embodiment of Rousseau's philosophy and as a portrayal of the strain and gear inherent in household lifestyles.
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  • Big Walks of the North

    By David Bathurst

    From the good Glen technique to the Coast to Coast direction, there's no higher option to observe the astonishing range of northern Britain’s panorama than taking walks. even if you take pleasure in exploring eco-friendly and lightly rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks the following to maintain you rambling all yr around. An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to supply this worthy and definitive better half to the 10 best-loved long-distance footpaths within the north of england, with every one cut up into possible sections. Combining functional, certain descriptions with an appreciation of the wonder and heritage of the British nation-state, this in an critical consultant for either skilled and beginner walkers alike
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  • Mushrooms of the Midwest

    By Michael Kuo, Andrew S. Methven

    Fusing common curiosity in mushrooming with critical scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over of the region's mushroom species. From the chilly conifer toilets of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the e-book deals a large cross-section of the fungi, fit for human consumption and never, that may be chanced on turning out to be within the Midwest’s varied ecosystems.

    With enormous quantities of colour illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is perfect for beginner and specialist mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven supply identity keys and thorough descriptions. The authors talk about the DNA revolution in mycology and its results for class and identity, in addition to the necessity for well-documented modern collections of mushrooms.

    not like so much box guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest comprises an in depth advent to using a microscope in mushroom id. furthermore, Kuo and Methven provide innovations for medical mushroom gathering, with targeted specialize in ecological information and guidance for holding specimens. Lists of beginner mycological institutions and herbaria of the Midwest also are integrated. essential for all mushroom enthusiasts!

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  • Volcano! (Nature's Fury - Britannica Digital Learning)

    By Anita Ganeri

    Age variety: nine - 12 Years.

    Table of Contents

    What Are Volcanoes? 4
    How Do Volcanoes shape? 6
    Inside a Volcano 8
    Shields and Cinders 10
    Explosive Volcanoes 12
    Mountains and Islands 14
    Volcano Destruction 16
    Environmental results 18
    Mud and Flood 20
    Living with Volcanoes 22
    Human catastrophe 24
    Rescue and relief 26
    Volcano technology 28
    Glossary 30
    Further details 31
    Index 32

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  • Oyster (Reaktion Books - Animal)

    By Rebecca Stott

    As all people is aware, oysters are the final word aphrodisiac. Casanova is related to have eaten 50 uncooked oysters each morning together with his mistress of the instant, in a tub designed for 2. no matter if oysters actually have intriguing homes is open to discuss, yet like several seafoods, they include excessive quantities of phosphorus and iodine, that are believed to be conducive to stamina. writer and nutrients professional M.F.K. Fisher wrote: "There are many explanation why an oyster is meant to have this fascinating caliber . . . such a lot of them are physiological, and feature to do with an oyster’s odour, its consistency, and possibly its strangeness."

    As good as an aphrodisiac, the oyster has because the earliest instances been an concept to philosophers, artists, poets, cooks, gourmets, epicures and jewellers. it's been pursued by way of poachers and thieves, and defended by way of oyster-police and parliaments.

    In Oyster, literary historian and radio broadcaster Rebecca Stott tells the intense tale of the oyster and its pearl, revealing how this curious creature has been used and depicted in human tradition and what it has variously intended to people who have both enjoyed or loathed it: the Romans carried much-sought-after British oysters around the Alps at the backs of donkeys to be eaten as food at banquets in Rome, while in contrast Woody Allen as soon as famously acknowledged "I won't consume oysters. i need my foodstuff lifeless – no longer unwell, no longer wounded – dead."

    Using many strange pictures and anecdotes, Oyster will attract oyster fans and haters in all places, and for these too who've an curiosity within the manner animals equivalent to the oyster have woven themselves into the material of our culture.
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  • Butterflies through Binoculars: The West A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America

    By Jeffrey Glassberg

    This box advisor deals a accomplished exhibit of the entire impressive butterflies of the western area, stretching from the plains of heart the USA to the Pacific coast, and from southwestern Canada all of the option to the Hawaiian islands.

    Jeffrey Glassberg's acclaimed Butterflies via Binoculars sequence has primarily revolutionized the best way we view butterflies. that includes an intensive array of photos, this new quantity deals professional assistance in finding, picking out, and having fun with the entire butterflies of the West. actually, including its significant other quantity Butterflies via Binoculars: The East, every kind of butterfly from the continental usa is defined and, commonly, photographed. As a supplement to its impressive guide in recognizing either infrequent and customary butterfly species, the amount additionally comprises variety maps, recommendation on nutrition crops, wing parts, flight occasions, and a number of alternative butterfly evidence. additionally, every one wonderful photo comprises id marks, proven in actual fact for ease in optimistic identification.

    From butterfly biology to butterfly conservation, this helpful and functional box consultant presents the entire invaluable details to make your butterfly adventure a hit. no matter if you're a butterfly fanatic, a birder, a conservationist, or a nature lover regularly, this consultant is the perfect accompaniment in your look for western butterflies.
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  • Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home

    The entire textual content of Laudato Si’, the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time journal suggested, “rocked the foreign community”

    In the Encyclical on weather swap and Inequality, the liked Pope exhorts the area to strive against environmental degradation and its influence at the terrible. In a stirring, clarion name that's not only geared toward Catholic readers yet particularly at a large, lay viewers, the Pope cites the overpowering clinical proof of weather switch, and doesn't hesitate to element the way it is the results of a old point of unequal distribution of wealth.

    It is, briefly, because the New York occasions labeled it, “An pressing name to motion . . . meant to cajole followers around the area to alter their habit, in hopes of shielding a delicate planet.”

    With an insightful and informative advent by means of Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the reality on matters from Tobacco Smoke to international Warming.
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  • Easy to Build Birdbaths (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-208)

    on the grounds that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of nation residing talents speedy and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their awesome acceptance displays the typical wish of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.
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