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A photo essay describing a young Native Alaska boy fishing for salmon on Kodiak Island as his ancestors have done for generations.
In 2000, Michele Longo Eder began a journal to record what daily life was like for her while her husband and sons were out commercial fishing off the coasts of Oregon, Washington, and northern California. But personal tragedy struck just before Christmas 2001. This book is an offer of healing to her family, her community, and to fishing families everywhere.
Fed up with his suburban teenage life, at age sixteen, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard.
This book plunges the reader into the heart of the sea. It provides an account of one photojournalist's experience studying marine natural history and ecology. Illustrated with black and white photography, and annotated with references to classic marine literature, this book takes the reader from California to New Guinea, Fiji, Palau, and Tonga, to the Caribbean, to Alaska, and back again. Along the way, a quest to shed light on marine limits, symbiosis, and biogeography ties the adventures together. It will appeal to anyone who snokels, swims, scuba dives, surfs, studies marine biology, or loves the sea.
From the Book jacket: "If I only knew someone who would give him a good home." The owner of a fine horse, just crippled on the track, made the remark and Peter overheard him. Peter was ten and his father had taken him to his first race at Saratoga. He had always loved horses-Mohawk's owner could tell that from the way he acted. Could he take the horse? His father said he could, so a few days later Mohawk came home. Happy, busy days followed for both Peter and Mohawk, for no horse ever received more tender care. He grew strong and lively too. And when another year came around, he ran again and won $500. Perhaps you can guess what Peter did with his money. ... He bought a yearling, and, most exciting of all, Salute was a grandson of the great Man o' War. The artist's beautiful lithographs were all drawn directly on the zinc plates, a technique which gives them a rich depth in tone and quality. C. W. ANDERSON "Young horse lovers are extremely fond of C. W. Anderson's books. They have handsome horse portraits, and they tell in simple, straightforward fashion of the experience of children with horses." -New York Herald Tribune C. W. Anderson grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. His first book, Billy and Blaze, was published by Macmillan in 1936. Since then more than half a million Billy and Blaze Books have been sold, and Mr. Anderson has come to be recognized as America's foremost author- illustrator of horse stories. He has written such favorites for young readers as A Filly for Joan and High Courage, as well as books for horse enthusiasts of all ages such as Heads Up, Heels Down, C. W. Anderson's Complete Book of Horses and Horsemanship, and Twenty Gallant Horses. Horses still dominate Mr. Anderson's life as an artist and sportsman. He has a country home in Mason, New Hampshire, where he rides, and a studio in Boston.
from the book Jacket: Sam, a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams-moonshine, her father says-sits in her dragon-drawn chariot and says wise things to Bangs, her cat. One day Sam sends little Thomas, her devoted friend, to Blue Rock, far out in the harbor, and a sudden storm brings near disaster to Thomas and Bangs. It is then that Sam repentantly draws a line between moonshine and reality. Young readers whose mothers are mermaids, who own fierce lions and baby kangaroos, and who can talk to their cats will find a fast friend in the heroine of this imaginative, humorous book. "Never has the artist made more striking pictures." -The Horn Book "The narrative is delightfully expressed and the charming drawings beautifully portray the island scene." -Booklist "An unusually creative story . . . presented in a realistic and sympathetic context. . . . This is an outstanding book." -School Library Journal
Introduces the history, development, uses, and care of this white dog from the far North.
"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 latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees, Logsdon offers a loving tribute to the woods, tracing the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and revealing his own history and experiences living in many locations, each of which was different, yet inextricably linked with trees and the natural world. Whether as an adolescent studying at a seminary or as a journalist living just outside Philadelphia's city limits, Gene has always lived and worked close to the woods, and his curiosity and keen sense of observation have taught him valuable lessons about a wide variety of trees: their distinct characteristics and the multiple benefits and uses they have. In addition to imparting many fascinating practical details of woods wisdom, A Sanctuary of Trees is infused with a philosophy and descriptive lyricism that is born from the author's passionate and lifelong relationship with nature:There is a point at which the tree shudders before it begins its descent. Then slowly it tips, picks up speed, often with a kind of wailing death cry from rending wood fibers, and hits the ground with a whump that literally shakes the earth underfoot. The air, in the aftermath, seems to shimmy and shiver, as if saturated with static electricity. Then follows an eerie silence, the absolute end to a very long life. Fitting squarely into the long and proud tradition of American nature writing, A Sanctuary of Trees also reflects Gene Logsdon's unique personality and perspective, which have marked him over the course of his two dozen previous books as the authentic voice of rural life and traditions" --
"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir. " San Francisco Chronicle These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
Introduces tsunamis, describing how they are formed, the damages that result from them, and the devices that are being developed to predict them.
"Moeri has shaped this story with an unsensationalized precision that will compel readers through the experience of 12-year-old King David, who regains consciousness after the massacre of his wagon train and assumes responsibility for his little sister's life on a barren plain . . . Vivid (and) memorable".--Booklist, starred review. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
"What Lewis Thomas is to microbes, Roger Swain is to woodchucks." - People
Saving Our Environment from Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility, and Shortchanges the Peopleby David Schoenbrod
Congress empowered the Environmental Protection Agency on the theory that only a national agency that is insulated from accountability to voters could produce the scientifically grounded pollution rules needed to save a careless public from its own filth. In this provocative book, David Schoenbrod explains how his experience as an environmental advocate brought him to this startling realization: letting EPA dictate to the nation is a mistake. Through a series of gripping and illuminating anecdotes from his own career, the author reveals the EPA to be an agency that, under Democrats and Republicans alike, delays good rules, imposes bad ones, and is so big, muscle-bound, and remote that it does unnecessary damage to our society. EPA stays in power, he says, because it enables elected legislators to evade responsibility by hiding behind appointed bureaucrats. The best environmental rules-those that have done the most good-have come when Congress had to take responsibility or from states and localities rather than the EPA. With the passion of an authentic environmentalist, Schoenbrod makes a sensible plea for "bottom-up" environmental protection now. The responsibility for pollution control belongs not in agencies but in legislatures, and usually not at the federal level but rather closer to home.
A mother right whale floats lazily on the surface of the water. Her calf swims close by and then rests by its mother with its tail across the mother's back.
How much water should you drink in a day? Where does rain go? How does water shape the land? Do It Yourself offers an exciting new approach to understanding and investigation. Each book helps you to conduct your own experiments and activities, and to learn more about the world around us.
Offering information at multiple levels for several reading levels, this series describes the many dimensions of wildlife depletion and its related problems that accompany global warming and mankind's abuse of the environment. The interdependence of all the natural systems in the world are stressed in the book. This volume concludes with a fact file and suggestions for the reader on how to improve the environment.
A member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Schneider (interdisciplinary environmental studies and biology, Stanford U.) draws on his own participation and other sources to trace the campaign to recognize and address climate change over the past four decades. His topics include smoke on the horizon, a fragile planet grows alarmed, the battle heats up and so does the world, the stories behind persistent distortion in the media, and what should keep people awake at night. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Reading a science textbook is not like reading a magazine or a story. You usually don't have to work hard to understand a story. You probably won't remember it for a long time, either. But when you read science, you are reading to learn something new. You will need to think about what you read. You will also need to remember as much as you can. You may just read a story, but you will need to study your textbook.
This book, while focusing on current preservation challenges posed by the Aga, or Mariana crow, also reflects the larger issues and challenges of biodiversity conservation in all oceanic island ecosystems. It evaluates causes for the continuing decline of the Aga, which exists on only the two southernmost islands in the Mariana archipelago, Guam and Rota, and reviews actions to halt or reverse the decrease.This book reminds us of the importance and challenge of preserving the unique environmental heritage of islands of the Mariana archipelago, the need for increased knowledge to restore and maintain native species and habitats, and the compelling and lasting value of extensive public education to stimulate environmentally informed public policy development.
Describes the physical features, habits and natural environments for these fascinating insects.
Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer's papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before. In reassessing Scott's life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901-4 and the Terra Nova expedition of 1910-13, but his remarkable scientific achievements and the challenges of his tumultuous private life. Neither foolhardy dilettante, nor the last romantic champion of his age, Scott is presented as a man of indomitable courage and questionable judgment. The result is an absolutely compelling portrait of a complicated hero.
The official Boy Scouts of America handbook.
"The title of Scratching the Woodchuck comes from an encounter Kline had one summery day near his farm. As he was out walking, he came upon a woodchuck sleeping at the base of an oak tree. In a gesture that speaks eloquently of Kline's relationship with the natural world, he reached over and scratched the animal with his walking stick. Rather than being startled, the sleeping creature arched its back with pleasure at the attention." "Kline's writings ring with reverence, knowledge, and a joyful spirit, and to accompany him as he explores the fields, creeks, and woods around his farm is to share his connection with the earth. In both his writing and his work, he embodies a love of nature and a unity with our fellow creatures while offering a testimony to sustainable farming and living as a true steward of the land."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A guide to completing the SCUBA diving merit badge for Boy Scouts.
Published in 1885, this is the biography of famed Cherokee Indian, Se-Quo-Yah, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.