Everyday Thoughts about Nature: A Worldview Investigation of by William W. Cobern (auth.)

By William W. Cobern (auth.)

The first objective of Everday innovations approximately Nature is to appreciate how commonplace ninth-grade scholars and their technological know-how lecturers take into consideration Nature or the wildlife, and the way their techniques are on the topic of technology. In pursuing this aim, the publication increases a easy query concerning the goal of technology schooling for the general public. may still technological know-how schooling search to teach `scientific thinkers' within the trend of technological know-how lecturers? Or, may still technological know-how schooling search to foster sound technological know-how studying in the matrices of assorted cultural views? through rigorously reading the guidelines approximately Nature held by means of a bunch of scholars and their technological know-how academics, Cobern argues that the aim of technology schooling for the general public is `to foster sound technology studying in the matrices of varied cultural perspectives'. Cobern's books, World View conception and technology schooling Research and now Everyday recommendations approximately Nature, supply complementary debts of theoretical and empirical foundations for worldview concept in technology schooling. whereas many graduate scholars and researchers have benefited from his prior paintings, many extra will proceed to profit from this e-book.

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Ornithology (3rd Edition) by Frank B. Gill

By Frank B. Gill

A entire synthesis of the wide examine within the box, Ornithology presents the reader with thorough assurance of the shape, functionality and behavior of birds and an knowing of the field's broader implications. a great characteristic is its transparent and welcoming writing type, in addition to its beautiful drawings and photographs.

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Create a Bird-Watcher's Journal (Storey's Country Wisdom by Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

By Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

Given that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of nation dwelling talents quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their striking recognition displays the typical wish of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in lifestyle.

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Birds of the Lake Erie Region by Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros

By Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros

This most up-to-date collaboration of Carolyn V. Platt and Gary Meszaros is a fantastically photographed ebook that explores Lake Erie and its results at the birds that make this sector their domestic. Birds of the Lake Erie quarter observes a 12 months of climate alterations and avian migrations—from the wintertime convergence of geese and different waterbirds at the lake's final ice-free parts to the buzz of the raptor and shorebird migrations within the fall. specialist or beginner, birders and nature fanatics might be moved through Platt's occasion of those birds and their habitat and via Meszaros's amazing images of the fragile fantastic thing about those beautiful creatures.

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Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

By Norman Maclean

On August five, 1949, a group of fifteen of the U.S. wooded area Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a distant wooded area fireplace within the Montana barren region. hours after their leap, all yet 3 of those males have been lifeless or mortally burned. Haunted by means of those deaths for 40 years, Norman Maclean places again jointly the scattered items of the Mann Gulch tragedy.

Young males and Fire received the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award in 1992.

"A wonderful drama of writing, a tragedy that will pay tribute to the useless and provides rescue to the living.... Maclean's look for the reality, which turns into an exploration of his personal mortality, is extra compelling even than his trip into the guts of the fireplace. His description of the conflagration terrifies, however it is his conflict with phrases, his attempt to show the tale of the thirteen males into tragedy that makes this ebook a classic."—from New York instances e-book assessment Editor's selection, most sensible Books of 1992

"A treasure: half detective tale, half western, half tragedy, half elegy and fully eloquent ghost tale during which the useless and the dwelling subscribe to ranks cheerfully, if occasionally eerily, in a look for fact and the remainder it brings."—Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune

"An brilliant publication. In compelling language, either homely and stylish, Young males and Fire miraculously combines a desirable primer on fires and firefighting, a strong, breathtakingly genuine reconstruction of a tragedy, and a meditation on writing, grief and human character.... Maclean's final ebook will stir your middle and hang-out your memory."—Timothy Foote, USA Today

"Beautiful.... a gloomy American idyll of which the language may be proud."—Robert M. Adams, The long island evaluate of Books

"Young males and Fire is redolent of Melville. simply because the reader of Moby Dick involves understand the huge entirety of the good white whale, so the reader of Young males and Fire is going into the guts of the good purple hearth and is derived out completely educated. Don't hesitate to take the plunge."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington publish booklet World

"Young males and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a sad occasion. it's the top of smokejumping literature and a vintage paintings of 20th-century nonfiction."—John Holkeboer, The Wall highway Journal

"Maclean is often with the courageous younger lifeless. . . . they can now not have stumbled on a storyteller with a greater declare to symbolize their honor. . . . a superb book."—James R. Kincaid, New York instances publication Review

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Nature and Technology in the World Religions by Peter Koslowski (auth.), Peter Koslowski (eds.)

By Peter Koslowski (auth.), Peter Koslowski (eds.)

Technology and the regulate of nature have arisen from the exercise to lessen the neediness of human lifestyles. given that this relief is additionally the target of religions, there's a valuable proximity among faith and know-how. the connection of people to nature and know-how is an item of spiritual doctrine and ethics in the entire world's religions. The interpretations and the norms of the therapy of nature in financial system and expertise, but in addition the veneration of nature in nature-mysticism and its elevation in cult and sacrament, are sorts of expression of the connection to nature in religions. the improvement of the trendy keep an eye on of nature via know-how seems to be hooked up to the biblical fee to rule over nature. Buddhism and Hinduism, although, additionally interpret know-how and human keep an eye on of nature.
Technological strength increases the query of the way the normativeness of the created order meant through religion's thought of construction pertains to the human freedom to reshape construction. What solutions do religions supply to the query of the humane type of expertise and the boundaries to technological energy and human keep an eye on of nature?
Leading students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism have created with this quantity a first-hand resource of knowledge which permits the reader to realize a greater figuring out of those 5 international religions and their teachings on nature and technology.

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Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine

By Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine

"Very humorous and moving...The glimpses of infrequent fauna appear to have enlarged [Adams'] pondering, enlivened his global; and so may possibly the animals do for us all, if we have been to aid them live."
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Join bestselling writer Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the globe looking for unique, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as in simple terms Douglas Adams can be--LAST probability to determine is an enjoyable and arresting odyssey throughout the Earth's terrific flora and fauna galaxy.

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Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating The Great Pacific Garbage by Patricia Newman, Annie Crawley

By Patricia Newman, Annie Crawley

Plastic: it's used to make every little thing from drink bottles and luggage to toys and toothbrushes. yet what occurs whilst it finally ends up the place it doesn't belong—like within the Pacific Ocean? How does it impact ocean existence? Is it risky? And precisely how a lot is available? A staff of researchers went on a systematic day trip to determine. They explored the nice Pacific rubbish Patch, the place thousands of items of plastic have amassed. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, shores, and ocean site visitors around the world. such a lot of it has damaged down into tiny items the scale of confetti.

For approximately 3 weeks at sea, researchers accumulated bits of plastic and ocean organisms. those samples helped them research extra in regards to the results of plastic within the ocean. persist with alongside at the day trip to determine how scientists studied the rubbish Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

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