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The Land Remembers: The Story of a Farm and Its People by Ben Logan,Curt D. Meine,Curt Meine

By Ben Logan,Curt D. Meine,Curt Meine

This liked American memoir is set a farm and its humans, memories of a boyhood in Wisconsin's Driftless sector. Ben Logan grew up on Seldom noticeable Farm along with his 3 brothers, father, mom, and employed hand Lyle. the men mentioned and argued and joked over the occasions round their farm, marked the seasons by way of the calls for of the land, and established one another and themselves.

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Humbled by the Devastator (The Devastator Series) by Carol Ann Taylor

By Carol Ann Taylor

whilst mom Nature pins you down and does not carry her jack boot for many of the year...what turns into of your emergency drill then?  Dakotans went into snow fall mode in October of 1996--not to emerge from their deep freeze for seven lengthy months. loved cowboy poet & writer, Baxter Black DVM, had this to assert approximately HUMBLED: "...heart-stopping!  You captured it, Carol.  those tales take me directly again to that wintry weather and the way brutal it quite was.  Such an incomparable bankruptcy in our nation's history.  thanks for writing it."
The Devastator of 1997 (so coined via the writer, who lived via that wintry weather herself) profoundly humbled a part of a noble and resilient culture--folks who nonetheless attempt to eke out their dwelling at the land.  it is a difficult reminiscence that activates a apprehensive giggle in case you first convey it up.  but it nonetheless brings a tear to the steeliest eye...
From funny to heartbreaking, this can be an unforgettable read.

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Lebensbilder: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit der gelebten Zeit by Clara Vogelsang

By Clara Vogelsang

In ihren kurzen Erlebnisbildern beschreibt die Autorin mannigfaltige Spielarten des Lebens. Dabei ist ihr Blick auf Welt und Menschen teils heiter, teils melancholisch, teils verstörend.
Der facettenreichen Sprache entspricht die Auswahl der von ihr aufgenommenen Lichtbilder.

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Die Auwälder der Donau (German Edition) by Jörg Hemmer

By Jörg Hemmer

Wie ein Dschungel säumten einst undurchdringliche Auwälder die Ufer der Donau und die ihrer alpinen Nebenflüsse. Der Wechsel zwischen Trockenheit und Überschwemmungen diktierte hier die Lebensbedingungen. Aber warum fand die Hälfte unserer Tier- und Pflanzenarten gerade an einem so unwirtlich erscheinenden Ort eine Heimat? Der Biologe Jörg Hemmer nimmt Sie mit auf eine day trip in diesen geheimnisvollen Wasserwald. Verständlich und einprägsam lüftet er das verblüffende Rätsel seiner einzigartigen Artenvielfalt. Ausgewählte Fotografien entführen den Leser in die zauberhafte Wildnis am Rande unserer Flüsse. Eingriffe in den Wasserhaushalt unserer Gewässer ließen die Lebensräume der Aue schrumpfen, aber noch gibt es sie: die Auwälder der Donau.

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Cultivating Unity: within the Biodiversity of God by Anne Primavesi

By Anne Primavesi

medical assertions approximately our shared origins with different species and shared dependence on worldwide ecosystems are usually resisted or even disregarded considering the fact that people are diverse from all different beings in either measure and sort. We presume we're intellectually and morally better to all different creatures. we would also be accused of worshipping humanity. Anne Primavesi appears at ways in which the Christian inheritance has contributed to or constrained recognize for biodiversity and asks: How is our universal conception of God at variance with Jesus personal realizing of our Father s nation ? could a greater appreciation of the God of Jesus encourage us to domesticate team spirit via reverence for range? How will we reply to the truth that Jesus suffered a violent demise yet didn't inflict violence on any residing being?

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Beaches of the Gulf Coast (Harte Research Institute for Gulf by Richard A. Davis

By Richard A. Davis

Much of the world’s inhabitants lives inside thirty miles of a coast, and shorelines are possibly the preferred vacationer locations around the world. The Gulf of Mexico isn't any exception: hundreds of thousands of individuals make their houses close by, and lots of of them spend significant time on the seashore, joined by way of thousands extra travelers and seasonal visitors.

In Beaches of the Gulf Coast, Richard A. Davis Jr., a veteran coastal geologist, explores the dynamics of seashore formation, delivering the reader with a simple knowing of the features and behaviour of the seashore surroundings and what factors it to alter. He compares usual seashore environments with those who have skilled human intervention, and he profiles a few of the universal vegetation and animals that develop and live to tell the tale and adjoining to the beach.

Following the sea coast from the Florida Keys round the Gulf Coast to Varadero seashore in Cuba, Davis describes the foremost features of shorelines in every one US kingdom, with a last bankruptcy on Mexico and Cuba. concentrating on public shores, Davis emphasizes the precise beneficial properties of the shores, indicating no matter if and the way they're nourished—either evidently or artificially—and declaring which shores have difficulties and which of them are doing well.

Including pictures, satellite tv for pc photographs, charts, and maps that demonstrate the average techniques of seashore formation and erosion, Davis showcases the great thing about many of the Gulf’s “best” shores, either well known and distant. Beaches of the Gulf Coast presents a huge diversity of easy wisdom for all who personal beachfront estate, who dwell close to the seashore, or who easily love the seashore and need a greater realizing of this distinct coastal environment.

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Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of by Darren Frederick Speece,Paul S. Sutter

By Darren Frederick Speece,Paul S. Sutter

Giant redwoods are American icons, paragons of grandeur, exceptionalism, and persistence. also they are symbols of clash and negotiation, remnants of environmental battles over the boundaries of industrialization, profiteering, and globalization.

Since the center of the 19th century, logging operations have eaten away on the redwood wooded area, fairly components coated by way of old gigantic redwoods. this day, such bushes occupy an insignificant 120,000 acres. Their lifestyles is testimony to the efforts of activists to rescue a few of these giants from destruction. only a few conservation battles have persisted longer or with extra violence than at the North Coast of California, at the back of what locals name the Redwood Curtain.

Defending Giants explores the lengthy historical past of the Redwood Wars, targeting the methods rural american citizens fought for regulate over either North Coast society and its forests. Activists defended those timber not just as the redwood woodland had diminished in dimension, but in addition simply because, via the overdue 20th century, the neighborhood financial system was once more and more ruled via multinational businesses. The ensuing conflict�the Redwood Wars�pitted staff and environmental activists opposed to the emerging tide of globalization and business logging in a fancy struggle over endangered species, sustainable forestry, and, after all, the destiny of the final historical redwoods. Activists perched in timber and filed court cases, whereas the trees undefined, led by way of Pacific Lumber, fought the proceedings and used their strength to halt reform efforts. finally, the Clinton management sidestepped Congress and the courts to barter an cutting edge compromise. within the approach, the Redwood Wars remodeled American environmental politics via moving the stability of energy clear of Congress and into the arms of the administrative Branch.

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Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work by Curt D. Meine,Wendell Berry

By Curt D. Meine,Wendell Berry

This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his youth as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential position within the improvement of conservation and smooth environmentalism within the usa. This version incorporates a new preface through writer Curt Meine and an appreciation via acclaimed Kentucky author and farmer Wendell Berry.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men by Renée Corona Kolvet,Victoria Ford,Richard O. Davies

By Renée Corona Kolvet,Victoria Ford,Richard O. Davies

The nice melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties had a devastating effect on carefully populated Nevada and its significant industries, mining and agriculture. fortunately, due to Nevada’s robust Senate delegation, Roosevelt’s New Deal investment flowed abundantly into the kingdom. one of the courses therefore supported used to be the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal application meant to supply jobs for unemployed younger males and a pool of work for crucial public lands rehabilitation initiatives. In all, approximately thirty-one thousand males have been hired in fifty-nine CCC camps throughout Nevada, such a lot of them from outdoor the country. those “boys,” as they have been known as, went to paintings bettering the state’s forests, parks, natural world habitats, roads, fences, irrigation structures, flood-control structures, and rangelands, whereas studying useful abilities at the task. Rural groups close to CCC camps reaped extra advantages whilst neighborhood males have been employed as foremen and whilst the camps bought provides from neighborhood merchants.

 

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada is the 1st accomplished heritage of the Nevada CCC, a software designed to aid the kingdom come back on its toes, and of the “boys” who did quite a bit to revive Nevada’s lands and assets. The e-book is predicated on wide examine in deepest manuscript collections, unpublished memoirs, CCC inspectors’ reviews, and different files. The e-book additionally comprises interval photos depicting the Nevada CCC and its activities.

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Merciless Eden by Doug Tims,Phyllis Tims

By Doug Tims,Phyllis Tims

A River of No go back desert domicile, either appealing and brutal, and the background of the pioneers who sought to tame this cruel Eden.
Many sought to carve an lifestyles from the unforgiving wilds of Idaho’s Salmon River Canyon, giving their lives in search of sanctuary from the starting to be calls for of business the United States. All failed until eventually Joe Zaunmiller, a son of German immigrants, marshaled his pioneer talents to percentage the bounty of the wasteland with others. A stressed hellcat from Texas, fleeing the legislation and an outlaw husband, barges into this Eden at the river to make it her personal. Perched at the bleeding area among civilization and the wild, Campbell’s Ferry Ranch witnesses the conflict over the place the US will cease improvement and look after this vestige of paradise for generations to return.

In the lengthy and engaging historical past of the Salmon River land on which Campbell’s Ferry sits, women and men were lured, coaxed and persuaded to say it and tame it. one after the other, those robust, wily and committed souls have fallen in love with it, then misplaced the conflict, and infrequently their minds, attempting to live to tell the tale it. Now comes Doug Tims, passionate river-runner and clothing store, and Phyllis Tims, retired positive arts dean and dancer, who've discovered that the simplest and maybe basically approach to defend Campbell’s Ferry is to arrive deep into its previous, to review it, study it and comprehend it. And oh, what mesmerizing tales and secrets and techniques they discover alongside the way in which. the following, in cruel Eden, are these dramatic, humorous and memorable tales, a few of them actually from the graves in their Campbell’s Ferry forbears.
Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Race Beat: the click, the Civil Rights fight, and the Awakening of a Nation

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