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Nature In The Neighborhood

Author : Gordon Morrison
ISBN : 9780547347370
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In a book as beautiful as it is informative, author and nature artist Gordon Morrison reveals the diversity and abundance of life that can be found as nearby as your own backyard. As the seasons change, readers learn how the stories and life cycles of each of the plants and animal families in the neighborhood change too. Filled with lovely, detailed illustrations and overflowing with information, Nature in the Neighborhood invites readers to look closely and enjoy the beauty of nature all around them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Behavior And The Natural Environment

Author : Irwin Altman
ISBN : 9781461335399
Genre : Psychology
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The theme of the present volume concerns people' s response to the natural environment, considered at scales varying from that of a house hold plant to that of vast wilderness areas. Our decision to focus on this particular segment of the physical environment was prompted in part by the intrinsic interest in this subject on the part of a diverse group of sodal scientists and professionals-and of laypersons, for that matter and in part by the relative neglect of this topic in standard treatments of the environment-behavior field. It also serves to bring out once again the interdisdplinary nature of that field, and we are pleased to have been able to inc1ude representatives from geography, sodology, soda! ecology, and natural recreation among our contributors. We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a similarly varied group of spedalties. It is hoped that the result will be to stimulate future development of this area and to add a measure of in creased coherence to it. Volume 7 of our series will be devoted to the theme of elderly people and the environment, with M. Powell Lawton joining us as guest co-editor. The titles of the papers comprising Volume 7 are shown on page v. Irwin Altman J oachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Category: Psychology

Cities And Nature In The American West

Author : Char Miller
ISBN : 087417824X
Genre : History
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In less than a century, the American West has transformed from a predominantly rural region to one where most people live in metropolitan centers. Cities and Nature in the American West offers provocative analyses of this transformation. Each essay explores the intersection of environmental, urban, and western history, providing a deeper understanding of the com- plex processes by which the urban West has shaped and been shaped by its sustaining environment. The book also considers how the West's urban development has altered the human experience and perception of nature, from the administration and marketing of national parks to the consumer roots of popular environ- mentalism; the politics of land and water use; and the challenges of environmental inequities. A number of essays address the cultural role of wilderness, nature, and such activities as camping. Others examine the increasingly per- vasive power of the West's urban areas and urbanites to redefine the very foundations and future of the American West.
Category: History

Parallel Problem Solving From Nature Ppsn Ix

Author : Thomas Philip Runarsson
ISBN : 9783540389910
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 2006. The book presents 106 revised full papers covering a wide range of topics, from evolutionary computation to swarm intelligence and bio-inspired computing to real-world applications. These are organized in topical sections on theory, new algorithms, applications, multi-objective optimization, evolutionary learning, as well as representations, operators, and empirical evaluation.
Category: Computers

Environmental Law And Contrasting Ideas Of Nature

Author : Keith H. Hirokawa
ISBN : 9781139992459
Genre : Law
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Law's ideas of nature appear in different doctrinal and institutional settings, historical periods, and political dialogues. Nature underlies every behavior, contract, or form of wealth, and in this broad sense influences every instance of market transaction or governmental intervention. Recognizing that law has embedded discrete constructions of nature helps in understanding how humans value their relationship with nature. This book offers a scholarly examination of the manner in which nature is constructed through law, both in the 'hard' sense of directly regulating human activities that impact nature, and in the 'soft' manner in which law's ideas of nature influence and are influenced by behaviors, values, and priorities. Traditional accounts of the intersection between law and nature generally focus on environmental laws that protect wilderness. This book will build on the constructivist observation that when considered as a culturally contingent concept, 'nature' is a self-perpetuating and self-reinforcing social creation.
Category: Law

Nature S Gift

Author : Jonathan Kuhn
ISBN : 9781493130481
Genre : Fiction
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Nature bestows exceptional althletic abilities to very few. Babe Ruth, Jessie Owens and Tiger Woods come to mind. Mark Fein is such an individual and the story traces his rise to fame and fortune. Endowed with freakish strength that was a trait that some members of his family possessed, Mark also was gifted with exceptional eyesight, speed and coordination which led to his success in the decathlon and later to baseball. The story is a saga spanning three generations of his family from the Warsaw and Vilnius ghettos to the United States. Born on a farm to Jewish parents, the children of Holocaust survivors, Mark comes to maturity encountering both racism and anti-Semitism. His athleticism naturally leads him to gravitate to sports. The tale encompasses adventures from Europe, the United States and Israel. Mark encounters love in its myriad forms, degrees and shades from pure sex to the Western ideal. Being a celebrity has its perks and problems and Mark experiences many of them including numerous women and being the target of terrorism and unrelenting paparzzi.
Category: Fiction

Nature S Serial Story

Author : E. P. Roe
ISBN : 143446735X
Genre : Nature
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Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was the most popular American novelist during his lifetime. His books sold more copies than even those of Mark Twain. At the height of his popularity, barely 50 years old, he died of a sudden heart attack.
Category: Nature

The Nature Of New York

Author : David Stradling
ISBN : 0801445108
Genre : History
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Presents an environmental history of New York State, from the first contact of the region's indigenous inhabitants with Europeans to the present day.
Category: History

Human Behavior In The Macro Social Environment

Author : Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN : 9780495813651
Genre : Social Science
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Author Karen Kirst-Ashman provides students with a comprehensive overview of human behavior in macro settings. The detailed text encourages students to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The updated text focuses on empowerment -- building on the strength of communities, organizations, and groups to promote change. Kirst-Ashman’s new edition offers an greater coverage on social work cases in rural areas, feminist theory, the dynamics of gender-based power in organizations, and expanded discussion of spirituality in macro social work. HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS helps students learn how to promote positive change by building upon the strengths of macro systems -- taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

The Republic Of Nature

Author : Mark Fiege
ISBN : 9780295804149
Genre : History
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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/
Category: History