The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children

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Harper Perennial #ad - First published a half-century ago, rachel carson's award-winning the sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of natureIn 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring—began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life’s most important projects.

Her grandnephew, roger christie, had visited Carson that summer at her cottage in Maine, and together they had wandered the surrounding woods and tide pools. If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, ” writes Carson, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children #ad - Now available in paperback, the sense of wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from generation to generation, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time. Teaching roger about the natural wonders around them, Carson began to see them anew herself, and wanted to relate that same magical feeling to others who might hope to introduce a child to the beauty of nature.

. Featuring serene color photographs from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, “this beautifully illustrated edition makes a fine gift for new and prospective mothers and fathers” Gregory McNamee, and helps us all to tap into the extraordinary power of the natural world.

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The Edge of the Sea

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Mariner Books #ad - In this book, and conveys the true complexity, and wonder of marine life, leading us into unknown worlds to catch the evanescent beauty of a tide pool and tell the story of a grain of sand, and coral reefs, beauty, sandy beaches, she explores rocky shores, both animals and plants. From the national book award–winning author of Silent Spring: An exploration of marine life that takes us into “a truly extraordinary world” The Atlantic Monthly.

Known for “catching the life breath of science on the still glass of poetry, ” nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson is an icon of environmentalism, and her first love was the sea Time. It is a truly extraordinary world which Miss Carson vividly unfolds to us .  .  . A world full of marvels such as the tiny periwinkle, and the sea pansy, 500 teeth, which has 3, which has responded to the struggle for survival by turning itself from an individual into a colony.

The Edge of the Sea #ad - The atlantic Monthly. With an introduction by sue hubbell, the edge of the Sea serves as both a field guide and a pleasurable, author of A Country Year, and illustrations by Bob Hines, enlightening read.

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Under the Sea Wind

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Open Road Media #ad - This new york times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea. In her first book, preeminent nature writer rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them.

. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, and an eel, a mackerel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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Silent Spring

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Mariner Books #ad - Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in september of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.

It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.    . Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.

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Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

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Beacon Press #ad - When rachel carson died of cancer in 1964, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, her four books,  had made her one of the most famous people in America. This trove of previously uncollected writings is a priceless addition to our knowledge of Rachel Carson, her affinity with the natural world, and her life.

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The Sea Around Us

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Open Road Media #ad - With more than one million copies sold, rachel carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, fish that pour through the water, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, and the unyielding, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, epic battle for survival.

Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

The Sea Around Us #ad - National book award winner and new york times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring.

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Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy

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New World Library #ad - The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Active hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, spirituality, modern psychology, and holistic science. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions.

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How Many Is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - This is all well and good, philip cafaro thinks, and wide open spaces—but America isn’t as young as it used to be, for the America of the past—teeming with resources, opportunities, and the fact of the matter is we can’t afford to take in millions of people anymore. Above all, where all the different people who constitute this great nation of immigrants can live sustainably and well, Cafaro attacks our obsession with endless material growth, offering in its place a mature vision of America, not brimming but balanced, sheltered by a prudence currently in short supply in American politics.

He proposes aid and foreign policies that will help people create better lives where they are. He shows us the undeniable realities of mass migration to which we have turned a blind eye: how flooded labor markets in sectors such as meatpacking and construction have driven down workers’ wages and driven up inequality; how excessive immigration has fostered unsafe working conditions and political disempowerment; how it has stalled our economic maturity by keeping us ever-focused on increasing consumption and growth; and how it has caused our cities and suburbs to sprawl far and wide, driving other species from the landscape, destroying natural habitats, and cutting us off from nature.

How Many Is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - In response to these hard-hitting truths, Cafaro lays out a comprehensive plan for immigration reform that is squarely in line with progressive political goals. He’s as progressive as they come, and it’s progressives at whom he aims with this book’s startling message: massive immigration simply isn’t consistent with progressive ideals.

Cafaro roots his argument in human rights, economic security, equality, and environmental sustainability—hallmark progressive values. We’ve all heard this argument before, and one might think Cafaro is toeing the conservative line, but here’s the thing: he’s not conservative, not by a long shot.

He suggests that we shift enforcement efforts away from border control and toward the employers who knowingly hire illegal workers.

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Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

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Stone Bridge Press #ad - Through naikan we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others, blessings that were always there but went unnoticed. Drawing on eastern tradition, our interconnections, Naikan "nye-kahn" is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our missteps.

This collection of introductory essays, parables, and inspirations explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied to life and celebrations throughout the year. Gregg krech is executive director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont.

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Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

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Mariner Books #ad - In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship. In this definitive biography, professional, if reluctant, and public lives, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, reformer.

Drawing on unprecedented access to sources and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson’s powerful connection to the natural world, crafting a “fine portrait of the environmentalist as a human being” Smithsonian. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service.

Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature #ad - The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement. Impressively researched and eminently readable .  .  . The 1962 publication of her book silent Spring was a watershed event that led to the banning of DDT and launched the modern environmental movement.

Compelling, not just for Carson devotees but for anyone concerned about the environment. People   “a combination of meticulous scholarship and thoughtful, often poignant, writing.

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Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law

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Columbia University Press #ad - No longer abstract entities with latin names, these species become fully realized characters enmeshed in complex and precarious ways of life, sparking our sense of curiosity, concern, and accountability toward others in a rapidly changing world. Van dooren intimately explores what life is like for those who must live on the edge of extinction, balanced between life and oblivion, taking care of their young and grieving their dead.

Unlike other meditations on the subject, natural scientists, drawing philosophers, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity. Each chapter of flight ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, Hawaiian crows, an endangered colony of penguins in Australia, and the iconic whooping cranes of North America.

Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law #ad - He bolsters his studies with real-life accounts from scientists and local communities at the forefront of these developments. Written in eloquent and moving prose, the book takes stock of what is lost when a life form disappears from the world—the wide-ranging ramifications that ripple out to implicate a number of human and more-than-human others.

. A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions.

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