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How Forests Think

Author : Eduardo Kohn
ISBN : 9780520956865
Genre : Social Science
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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.
Category: Social Science

Posthumanism And The Graphic Novel In Latin America

Author : Edward King
ISBN : 9781911576501
Genre : Literary Collections
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Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world. Praise for Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America '...well-referenced and… well considered - the analyses it brings are overall well-executed and insightful...' Image and Narrative, Jan 2018, vol 18, no 4
Category: Literary Collections

Trees Truffles And Beasts

Author : Chris Maser
ISBN : 9780813542263
Genre : Nature
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The book makes a compelling case that we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats from the microscopic level to the gigantic.
Category: Nature

The Hidden Life Of Trees

Author : Peter Wohlleben
ISBN : 9781771642491
Genre : Nature
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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
Category: Nature

Our Forests

Author : Ben J. Rohan
ISBN : UOM:39015058366264
Genre : Forests and forestry
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Category: Forests and forestry

How Trees Die

Author : Jeff Gillman
ISBN : MINN:31951D02922093T
Genre : Nature
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Examines the life cycle of trees, how they are essential to human life, and the damage done to them by expanding development, commercial tree farms, air pollution, and pests.
Category: Nature

The Hidden Life Of Trees The International Bestseller What They Feel How They Communicate

Author : Peter Wohlleben
ISBN : 9780008218447
Genre : Nature
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Sunday Times Bestseller ‘A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement’ Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?
Category: Nature

A Wilder Life

Author : Ken Wright
ISBN : 1882308158
Genre : Relationship quality
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Category: Relationship quality

4 H

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ISBN : WISC:89044384089
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Household Education

Author : Harriet Martineau
ISBN : SRLF:EE0000145219
Genre : Child rearing
File Size : 22.95 MB
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Category: Child rearing

Comparing Communities

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ISBN : PSU:000032847802
Genre : Civics
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Provides third grade students with a view of the geography, history, economy, and government of communities within the United States and in other countries.
Category: Civics

The Conservation Volunteer

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112018138203
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Forest And Outdoors

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066658133
Genre : Forests and forestry
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Category: Forests and forestry

Global Warming

Author : Jean F. Blashfield
ISBN : 0516055011
Genre : Global warming
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Describes the gradual warming of our planet, its causes and effects, and ways in which we can all help.
Category: Global warming