Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Kimmerer, Robin Wall

17 holds on 6 copies

Summary: "As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2020

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Levinovitz, Alan

Summary: "The widespread confusion of Nature with God and "natural" with holy has far-reaching negative consequences, from misinformation about everyday food and health choices to mistaken justifications of sexism, racism, and flawed economic policies"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 113 LEV

Shalev, Meir

Summary: "A joyful round of the seasons in the garden of the best-selling novelist, memoirist, and champion putterer with a wheelbarrow. On the perimeter of Israel's Jezreel Valley, with the Carmel Mountains rising up to the west, Meir Shalev has a large garden, "neither neatly organized nor well-kept," as he cheerfully explains. Often covered in mud and scrapes, Shalev cultivates both nomadic plants...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schocken Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 892.48 SHA

Kimmerer, Robin Wall

14 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 MAC

McCarthy, Michael

Summary: "The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Abram, David

Summary: [In this book, the author] draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which - even at its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 ABR

Logsdon, Gene.

Summary: "As author Gene Logsdon puts it, 'We are all tree huggers.' But not just for sentimental or even environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for our food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimm's fairy-tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel right at home in the woods. In this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 511.52 LOG

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 577.3 HAS

Berry, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sierra Club Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 BER

Zencey, Eric

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 ZEN

Hogan, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 113 HOG

Steinberg, Theodore

Summary: Down to earth offers a sweeping history of our nation, one that places the environment at the very center of our story. Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key role in virtually every social, economic, and political development. Ranging from the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.7 STE

Goodall, Jane

Summary: Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 580 GOO

Van Noy, Rick

Summary: In the spirit of Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder, Rick Van Noy journeys out of his suburban home with his children and describes the pleasures of walking in a creek, digging for salamanders, and learning to appreciate vultures. Through these and other "walks to school," the Van Noys discover what nature has to teach and why this matters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2083 VAN

Summary: One day very soon, ordinary people could have the ability to choose their children's genes and perhaps even grow themselves completely new body parts. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent Robert Krulwich examine the breakthrough science behind cloning and delve into the ethical dilemmas surrounding advances in genetic science. Interviews with Harvard's Stephen Jay...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

View online at AVOD

Summary: Will human cloning provide a panacea for ailments and diseases or usher in a nightmarish world of eugenics and designer people? This program presents an in-depth exploration of the ethical concerns regarding human cloning, a technology that has already prompted heated debate over its potential uses and abuses. A variety of perspectives are canvassed from the theological, legal, and scientific...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

View online at AVOD

Summary: Beginning with Dolly, this program explores the successes of cloning animals and specialized cells, the use of cultured neurons to combat degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, and the future of tissue engineering, as well as the ethical dilemmas attending the science of genetics. Researchers from Roslin Institute, including Ian Wilmut; Robert Winston, professor of fertility studies at the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

View online at AVOD

Summary: In this program, the far-reaching philosophical ideas of Plato's star pupil are examined by world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee and noted Brown University professor Martha Nussbaum. Aristotle overcomes Plato's dualism of the intelligible and sensible worlds with his principle of the inseparable nature of eternal matter and form. The principles of potentiality and actuality are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

View online at AVOD

Wallace, David Foster.

Summary: Presents a collection of eight short fiction stories by American author David Foster Wallace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Wallace, David Foster.

Contents: Mister squishy -- The soul is not a smithy -- Incarnations of burned children -- Another pioneer -- Good old neon -- Philosophy and the mirror of nature -- Oblivion -- The suffering channel.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WAL

Back to Top