2020-06-09T07:00:00Z A fantastic aid for coursework, homework, and test revision, this is the ultimate study guide to biology.
From reproduction to respiration and from enzymes to ecosystems, every topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts clear, and bring biology to life. For key ideas, "How it works" and "Look closer" boxes explain ...[Read More]
2016-05-13T07:00:00Z In 1934, conservationist Aldo Leopold and his wife Estella bought a barn - the remnant of a farm - and surrounding lands in south-central Wisconsin. The entire Leopold clan - five children in all - worked together to put into practice Aldo's "land ethic," which involved ecological restoration and sustainability. In the process, they built more than a pleasant weeken...[Read More]
2014-10-01T07:00:00Z Local, diverse and resilient - the new culture of food
Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend. ...[Read More]
2020-08-13T07:00:00Z Why go to Puerto Rico? Why not? She may or may not become America's 51st state.
An even better motive sas to escape all the mudslinging and name-calling of the American Presidential Election. Unfortunately, we had to return two days before that ominous date because our budget was running low.
We were scheduled to spend seven days at the Royal...[Read More]
2012-12-13T08:00:00Z The word eco means nature (in Greek oikos means house), so an Ecohouse would be a place that respects the environment (literally, a house inside a house). It would be easy for all of us to be ecologically friendly, in complete simbiosis with nature: we just need to live the way we did 10.000 years ago, hunting, planting, and living in shelters with no water or energ...[Read More]
2020-08-25T07:00:00Z Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants, from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.
"Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony," writes E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most beloved scientists, "their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg." In Tales...[Read More]
2012-10-15T07:00:00Z Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964) could outride, outshoot, outhunt, and outsail most of the young men of her elite social circle--abilities that distanced her from other debutantes of 1917. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, Baruch towered above male and female counterparts in height and daring. While she is known today for...[Read More]
2020-08-24T07:00:00Z In his debut book, Martin Summer aims to help readers find nature in an urban world. He discusses how our modern lives differ from the lifestyles of our ancestors. He then proceeds to cover six big problems of urbanization and their destructive impact on our lives. Practical solutions follow each discussed danger.
In the next part of the book, the author ...[Read More]