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Crump, Martha L.

Summary: "A Year with Nature is an almanac like none you've ever seen: combining science and aesthetics, it is a daily affirmation of the extraordinary richness of biodiversity and our enduring beguilement by its beauty. With text by herpetologist and natural history writer Marty Crump and a cornucopia of original illustrations by Bronwyn McIvor, this quirky quotidian reverie gazes across the globe,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 508 Crump 2018

Murray, Julie

Summary: This title will teach readers about the sixth planet from the sun, Saturn! The title will cover cool information, like how the planet has 62 moons!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Zoom 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 523.46 MUR

MacKinnon, J. B. (James Bernard)

Summary: "An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we've forgotten. Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity's troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing wilderness, we are living in the midst of a disaster thousands of years in the making--and we hardly notice it....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 304.2 MAC

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: R 333.7 ENV

DeBuys, William

Summary: "In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to western science -- a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years. Rare then and rarer now, no westerner had glimpsed a live saola before Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 590 DEB

Summary: Since 1962, National Wildlife is the flagship publication of the National Wildlife Federation, the country’s largest conservation organization. It is designed to inform NWF’s members and other readers about key issues relating to the nation's natural resources and environment. Each article is illustrated by spectacular color images of wildlife and natural areas, taken by the world’s top nature...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Wildlife Federation 1963

Copies Available at Woodmere

14 available in Magazine, Call number: 2017-02/03
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Young, Jon

Summary: Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings, and messages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 598.8 YOU

Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: "E.O. Wilson, one of the most celebrated scientists in the United States, shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of Earth and to our own species through the story of an African national park that may be the most diverse place on earth, in a gorgeously illustrated book"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.95 WIL

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: More clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in book five of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SCI

Haskell, David George.

Summary: Reveals what can be understood about the natural world through the author's year-long observation of a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest, explaining the scientific ties binding all life and how the ecosystem has cycled for millions ofyears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 577.3 HAS

Anthony, Lawrence.

Summary: In this inspiring, heartfelt account, Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and coauthor of The Elephant Whisperer, traces his efforts to save the endangered northern white rhino.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 599.66 ANT

Schumaker, Heather.

Summary: "Uncommon Conservation, The Story of Saving Grass River chronicles the origins of one of Michigan's oldest and largest nature preserves. In an era that predated heightened environmental consciousness, a handful of visionaries -- that soon grew to hundreds -- have achieved national recognition as the 'Grass River Model.' These volunteer activists protected an irreplaceable resource for the good...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chabanelle Media 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.3234 SCH
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 333.3234 SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 333.3234 SCH

Amstutz, Lisa J.

Summary: Discover why freshwater lakes are at risk. Amstutz shows how people are combating overfishing, and cleaning up polluted waters in order to preserve our freshwater lakes for future generations. Readers will also explore the science behind watersheds and the water cycle. Features include a cause-and-effect flow chart, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J755.54 CSS

Summary: Stretching over 4,000 miles across South America, the Amazon River has long defied human efforts to tame it. Not a single bridge crosses it, and not one dam halts its flow. This program visits urban centers on the banks of the Amazon and examines new attempts to harness-or exploit-the river's energy and natural abundance. The journey begins at Iquitos-a Peruvian city blighted by poverty and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Among the most utilized waterways in the world, the Yangtze River is also one of the most volatile. This program sheds light on humanity's battle to tame and profit from the river-specifically, a project initiated by Chiang Kai-shek in the 1930s. The program also studies corresponding ecological problems. Viewers are introduced to the Three Gorges Dam, a concrete mega-structure visible from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Rich in history, the Rhine feeds Europe's collective identity-as well as its divisions. Flowing from Switzerland through Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, the river intersects a multitude of towns and cities in the process. This program follows the Rhine on its multifaceted journey and examines economic, political, environmental, and historical issues surrounding it....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: As fresh water sources dwindle in the arid American Southwest, California faces growing difficulty in managing and sustaining its irrigation infrastructure. This program analyzes the multifaceted problem, sifting through environmental and political factors and assessing a number of potential solutions. Beginning its fact-finding tour at the Water Education Foundation in Sacramento, the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Rising from a Himalayan ice cave and emptying into the bay of Bengal, the Ganges River is sacred to Hindus as a purifying spirit-yet it currently suffers from pollution and neglect. This program follows the Ganges through various Indian cities, studying their relationship with the river and assessing its uncertain future. Beginning in Gangotri, the program profiles a photographer who has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Its name conjures images of America's mythical past, encoded in the stories and novels of Mark Twain. But today's Mississippi River is rife with challenges no 19th-century storyteller could have imagined. From issues of basic survival to triumphs of creativity and profit, this program follows the day-to-day lives of those who dwell on the Mississippi. Starting in the town of Cairo,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Were it not for the elemental forces of the Nile River, the great architecture of ancient Egypt and Ethiopia might never have been built. But in today's water-starved world, the river could lead both countries down a destructive path. This program examines lives and livelihoods that depend on the Nile, from the humble to the hugely ambitious. In Egypt, viewers encounter a struggling Cairo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Stone, Christopher D.

Summary: "In this collection of essays, the author argues that natural objects, such as trees, should have legal rights through the appointment of guardians designated to protect them. It covers such areas as : agriculture and the environment ; can the oceans be harbored ; establishing a guardian for future generations ; reflections on sustainable development ; how to heal the planet ; environmentalism,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.04 STO

Humes, Edward.

Summary: The story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons--a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies--are having spectacular success saving forests and wildlands, pulling endangered species...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.72 HUM

Shumaker, Heather

Summary: This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation in the Arcadia Dunes. This is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save, something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: Examines the interconnectivity between human beings and the natural world. Discusses ways in which the increasing estrangement from nature, brought on by modern lifestyles, is proving harmful both to people and the environment. Looks at biomimicry, the study of nature for the purpose of engineering new technologies. Argues that a reconnection with nature could be essential for restoring...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LOV