2019-11-26T08:00:00Z Turn water scarcity into water abundance; as you enable your home, yard, school, place of worship, and/or neighborhood to generate more resources and life! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition, is the best-selling, award-winning guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement a diverse array of highly effective and ine...[Read More]
2013-06-18T07:00:00Z The oak tree was a boon companion as humans expanded their presence across much of the globe. While oak woodlands (Quercus spp.) come today in stunningly diverse forms, the stately dehesas of Spain and the dramatic oak-dominated ranchlands of California are working landscapes where cultivation and manipulation for a couple of millennia have shaped Mediterrane...[Read More]
2012-01-01T08:00:00Z Abstract: This research article discusses galls, the homes of insect larvae which are created by manipulating the host tree to build the homes for them. I will discuss identification and explanation of galls through their strange and beautiful arrangements, as well as understanding the life cycle of the gall-encased insects, and also the secondary uses of galls by h...[Read More]
2013-12-10T08:00:00Z Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the Deluge that destroys Earth when he happens upon an abandoned spaceship. A man without a planet, he gains immortality from an elixir drunk during an interlude with a cat-like alien queen. Now Simon must chart a 3,000-year course to the most distant corners of the multiverse, to seek out the answers to the questions no one can seem ...[Read More]
2019-11-04T08:00:00Z Cooking in the Caribbean and elsewhere equates to spices.
They were among the most demanded and expensive products available in Europe in the Middle Ages, the most common being black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Given medieval medicine's main theory of humorism, spices and herbs were indispensable to balance "humors" in food, a da...[Read More]
1994-08-23T07:00:00Z Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and publ...[Read More]
2017-06-01T07:00:00Z Ecology calls to mind nature "out there"--trees, rivers, oceans, animals, birds, the air, distinct ecosystems. But as Benjamin Wiker argues, an obvious part of nature has been mysteriously left out of the environmental movement: our own nature--human nature, especially its essential moral aspects. In Defense of Nature shows that while both nature and hu...[Read More]