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Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Size: 76.55 MB
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Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book by Michael Pollan, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, “One of the distinguished gardening books of our time,” from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma (USA Today). Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau’s example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic did not, of course, work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Michael Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life. The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book in the finest tradition of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, Second Nature, from the renowned author of The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food, and other bestsellers, is “as delicious a meditation on one man’s relationship with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” (The New York Times Book Review). “Usually when Americans have wanted to explore their relationship to nature they’ve gone to the wilderness, or the woods. Michael Pollan went to the garden instead . . . and he’s returned with a quirky and pleasing book.” —Annie Dillard “A joy to read.” —Los Angeles Times




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Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Size: 43.71 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book by Alice Hoffman, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, A suburban woman discovers her own wild spirit in this “suspenseful...dark, romantic meditation on what it means to be human”(The New Yorker) from the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic. Robin Moore, coping with a divorce and a troubled teen-aged son, impulsively rescues a strange man from a psychiatric ward—a beautiful, uncivilized innocent who has been raised in the wilderness and possesses no more sophistication than a child. But when she brings him home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood, the events that follow cause Robin to question her wisdom and doubt her own heart—and, ultimately, to change all of her ideas about love and humanity. “Her richest and wisest, as well as her boldest, novel to date.”—The New York Times Book Review




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Author: Haim Ofek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2001-10-25
Size: 12.49 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Book by Haim Ofek, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, This book explores how market forces and economics can help answer fundamental questions of human evolution.




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Author: Crina Archer
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Release Date: 2013-08
Size: 15.16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book by Crina Archer, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, This volume examines the nature/politics relationship anew in the wake of recent critiques of the category of "nature." Its essays draw on contemporary and canonical thinkers to reflect on "second nature" as a site or paradigm of political contest and intervene into debates about environmentalism, human rights, and more.




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Author: Jonathan Balcombe
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Size: 44.34 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book by Jonathan Balcombe, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, For centuries we believed that humans were the only ones that mattered. The idea that animals had feelings was either dismissed or considered heresy. Today, that's all changing. New scientific studies of animal behavior reveal perceptions, intelligences, awareness and social skills that would have been deemed fantasy a generation ago. The implications make our troubled relationship to animals one of the most pressing moral issues of our time. Jonathan Balcombe, animal behaviorist and author of the critically acclaimed Pleasurable Kingdom, draws on the latest research, observational studies and personal anecdotes to reveal the full gamut of animal experience—from emotions, to problem solving, to moral judgment. Balcombe challenges the widely held idea that nature is red in tooth and claw, highlighting animal traits we have disregarded until now: their nuanced understanding of social dynamics, their consideration for others, and their strong tendency to avoid violent conflict. Did you know that dogs recognize unfairness and that rats practice random acts of kindness? Did you know that chimpanzees can trounce humans in short-term memory games? Or that fishes distinguish good guys from cheaters, and that birds are susceptible to mood swings such as depression and optimism? With vivid stories and entertaining anecdotes, Balcombe gives the human pedestal a strong shake while opening the door into the inner lives of the animals themselves.




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Author: André Viljoen
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Size: 61.18 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book by André Viljoen, Second Nature Urban Agriculture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature Urban Agriculture books, Winner of the 2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University Located Research This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities.




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Author: Thomas O. Buford
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2009-01-16
Size: 47.90 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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Book by Thomas O. Buford, Trust Our Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Trust Our Second Nature books, The thesis of this book is that only a social personalism and no form of impersonalism can adequately account for the solidarity and stability of what we individuals share with all other members of our society, our second nature. In the ancient world the discussion of society, at least since Plato and Aristotle, began with the social nature of individuals as found in families and proceeded to topics such as the formation and the well ordering of societies according to eternal principles grasped by reason. Since the beginning of the modern world, at least since Hobbes and Locke, the discussion of society began with the relation of persons and society and then moved on to other topics, usually political and legal ones. The central problem was to find the basis on which individuals formed societies and how they could do so. Buford's question is with a more basic issue: 'What do individuals and society share in common?' or what philosophers since Cicero have called our second nature, and how to best understand its unity and stability. The crisis of our culture in the erosion of both solidarity and stability pointedly manifests itself in our second nature. There the culture in which we live is felt, lived, and shared. Buford asks how we can lay bare our second nature, revealing the extent of the crisis. Our second nature is the form of social actions of persons in triadic relations, and Buford argues that it is there that we find that trust unifies a society and provides the basis for the institutions that stabilize it.




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Author: Stefan Helmreich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2000-08-29
Size: 12.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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Book by Stefan Helmreich, Silicon Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Silicon Second Nature books, "Helmreich's analysis—extensive, imaginative, rigorous, and insightful—promises to establish him as the cultural authority on A-Life. . . . He shows that, in the age of complexity, science simultaneously disenchants and re-enchants the world. . . . The book is written in a personal and engaging style . . . so full of ideas and interesting asides [that] Helmreich takes on the persona of a smart and well-informed tour guide of the A-Life world [with] an enviable ability to take very complex ideas and discuss them comprehensibly without simplifying them."—Hugh Gusterson, author of Nuclear Rites




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Author: David J. Shepherdson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Size: 29.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 372
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Book by David J. Shepherdson, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, Growing recognition of the complexity of animals' physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity. Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of innovative strategies for environmental enrichment in laboratories and marine parks, as well as in zoos. From artificial fleeing-prey devices for leopards to irregular feeding schedules for whales, the practices discussed have resulted in healthier, more relaxed animals that can breed more easily and can exert some control over their environments. Moving beyond the usual studies of primates to consider the requirements of animals as diverse as reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals, small cats, hooved grazers, and bears, contributors argue that whether an animal forages in the wild or plays computer games in captivity, the satisfaction its activity provides—rather than the activity itself—determines the animal's level of physical and psychological well-being. Second Nature also discusses the ways in which environmental enrichment can help zoo-bred animals develop the stamina and adaptability for survival in the wild, and how it can produce healthier lab animals that yield more valid test results. Providing a theoretical framework for the science of environmental enrichment in a variety of settings, the book renews and extends a humane approach to the keeping and conservation of animals.




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Author: Lesley Head
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Size: 54.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book by Lesley Head, Second Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Nature books, "Drawing on anthropology, archeology, and history, Head shows that through their use of fire and their methods of hunting and gathering, Aboriginal ancestors transformed the country's biophysical landscape in a variety of still debated ways. These findings present a dramatic shift away from the nineteenth-century evolutionary models, which viewed Aborigines as an unchanging people in an unchanging land."--BOOK JACKET.




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