SHARING NATURE WITH CHILDREN ok reached its 20th anniversary, Cornell drew upon a wealth of experience in nature education to significantly revise and expand his book. New nature games-favorites from the field-and Cornell's typically insightful commentary makes the second edition of this classic even more valuable to nature lov..
SOULCRAFT: CROSSING INTO THE MYSTERIES OF NATURE AND PSYCHE initiation rites have helped societies survive and thrive by marking life transitions. In contemporary America, except for bar mitzvahs, graduations, and weddings, these rituals are conspicuous by their absence. Written for people in search of their true selves--particularly those on the verge of ad..
HARNESSED: HOW LANGUAGE AND MUSIC MIMICKED NATURE AND TRANSFORMED APE TO MAN at our ability to understand human speech has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. After all, there are whole portions of the brain devoted to human speech. We learn to understand speech before we can even walk, and can seamlessly absorb enormous amounts of information simply by hearing it. ..
BEING AND PLACE AMONG THE TLINGIT (CULTURE, PLACE, AND NATURE: STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT) lingit, anthropologist Thomas F. Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, economy, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. Place signifies not only a specific geographical location but also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define them..
WRITTEN IN STONE: EVOLUTION, THE FOSSIL RECORD, AND OUR PLACE IN NATURE es two types of evolution: one of life on earth and the other of paleontology itself.”—Discover Magazine
““In delightful prose, [Switek] superbly shows that ‘[i]f we can let go of our conceit,’ we will see the preciousness of life in all its forms.”—Publishers Weekly (starred rev..
AGAINST NATURE (A REBOURS) either as Against Nature or as Against The Grain, this wildly original fin-de-siècle novel follows its sole character, Des Esseintes, a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilita..
THE NATURE OF BALANCE t wake up. People lie dead in their beds, killed by their own nightmares. They're lucky. For the few remaining survivors, the new world is a confusing, terrifying place. Things are different now. The balance of nature has shifted. Mankind is no longer the dominant species -- it is an intruder, somet..
THE FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF NATURE ins are not cones, and lightening does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs in kind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes.
Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbr..
A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE 39-40), David Hume's comprehensive attempt to base philosophy on a new, observationally grounded study of human nature, is one of the most important texts in Western philosophy. It is also the focal point of current attempts to understand 18th-century philosophy. The Treatise first explains how we f..
BEASTLY TALES OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE s the shadow, who watches the creatures pass by and remembers them. Her fingers clutch the pen and splatter ink across princesses' bodies. She has taken her love of the dark feminine and the fey and the adventure and turned it to write about all the strange, fabulous, unexpected in this world and in..