Nature s Ghosts

Title : Nature s Ghosts
Author : Mark V. Barrow, Jr.
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN 13 : 9780226038155
Date : 2011-04-15

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The rapid growth of the American environmental movement in recent decades obscures the fact that long before the first Earth Day and the passage of the Endangered Species Act, naturalists and concerned citizens recognized—and worried about—the problem of human-caused extinction. As Mark V. Barrow reveals in Nature’s Ghosts, the threat of species loss has haunted Americans since the early days of the republic. From Thomas Jefferson’s day—when the fossil remains of such fantastic lost animals as the mastodon and the woolly mammoth were first reconstructed—through the pioneering conservation efforts of early naturalists like John James Audubon and John Muir, Barrow shows how Americans came to understand that it was not only possible for entire species to die out, but that humans themselves could be responsible for their extinction. With the destruction of the passenger pigeon and the precipitous decline of the bison, professional scientists and wildlife enthusiasts alike began to understand that even very common species were not safe from the juggernaut of modern, industrial society. That realization spawned public education and legislative campaigns that laid the foundation for the modern environmental movement and the preservation of such iconic creatures as the bald eagle, the California condor, and the whooping crane. A sweeping, beautifully illustrated historical narrative that unites the fascinating stories of endangered animals and the dedicated individuals who have studied and struggled to protect them, Nature’s Ghosts offers an unprecedented view of what we’ve lost—and a stark reminder of the hard work of preservation still ahead.


Title : Neutrinos
Author :
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : OCLC:940479119
Date : 2013

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Dr. Don Lincoln introduces one of the most fascinating inhabitants of the subatomic realm: the neutrino. Neutrinos are ghosts of the microworld, almost not interacting at all. In this video, he describes some of their properties and how they were discovered. Studies of neutrinos are expected to be performed at many laboratories across the world and to form one of the cornerstones of the Fermilab research program for the next decade or more.

Darwin s Ghosts

Title : Darwin s Ghosts
Author : Rebecca Stott
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN 13 : 9781408831014
Date : 2013

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An electrifying account of the extraordinary untold history behind Darwin's theory of evolution

The Night side of Nature Or Ghosts and Ghost seers

Title : The Night side of Nature Or Ghosts and Ghost seers
Author : Catherine Crowe
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : NYPL:33433068178056
Date : 1850

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Catherine Crowe has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from The Night side of Nature Or Ghosts and Ghost seers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Night side of Nature Or Ghosts and Ghost seers book for free.

Double Ghosts

Title : Double Ghosts
Author : David A. Chappell
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
ISBN 13 : 0765636956
Date : 1997-03-12

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This narrative recounts the 18th and 19th century shipping out of Pacific islanders aboard European and American vessels, a kind of counter-exploring, that echoed the ancient voyages of settlement of their island ancestors.

Memory S Ghost

Title : Memory S Ghost
Author : Philip J. Hilts
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9780684823560
Date : 1996-08-02

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Recounts the case of a man whose memory was destroyed by an operation for epilepsy, and describes what it reveals about the construction of memories, forgetfulness, mnemonic devices, and the validity of recovered memories

All Men are Ghosts

Title : All Men are Ghosts
Author : Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
Publisher :
Date : 1913

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Lawrence Pearsall Jacks has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from All Men are Ghosts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full All Men are Ghosts book for free.

Annie s Ghosts

Title : Annie s Ghosts
Author : Steve Luxenberg
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 9781401394424
Date : 2009-05-05

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The Great Michigan Read 2013-14 Michigan Notable Book for 2010 A Washington Post Book World's "Best Books of 2009," Memoir Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Or so everyone thought. Six months after Beth's death, her secret emerged. It had a name: Annie. Steve Luxenberg's mother always told people she was an only child. It was a fact that he'd grown up with, along with the information that some of his relatives were Holocaust survivors. However, when his mother was dying, she casually mentioned that she had had a sister she'd barely known, who early in life had been put into a mental institution. Luxenberg began his researches after his mother's death, discovering the startling fact that his mother had grown up in the same house with this sister, Annie, until her parents sent Annie away to the local psychiatric hospital at the age of 23. Annie would spend the rest of her life shut away in a mental institution, while the family erased any hints that she had ever existed. Through interviews and investigative journalism, Luxenberg teases out her story from the web of shame and half-truths that had hidden it. He also explores the social history of institutions such as Eloise in Detroit, where Annie lived, and the fact that in this era (the 40s and 50s), locking up a troubled relative who suffered from depression or other treatable problems was much more common than anyone realizes today.

Natures in Translation

Title : Natures in Translation
Author : Alan Bewell
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN 13 : 9781421420967
Date : 2016-12-01

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For many critics, Romanticism is synonymous with nature writing, for representations of the natural world appear during this period with a freshness, concreteness, depth, and intensity that have rarely been equaled. Why did nature matter so much to writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? And how did it play such an important role in their understanding of themselves and the world? In Natures in Translation, Alan Bewell argues that there is no Nature in the singular, only natures that have undergone transformation through time and across space. He examines how writers—as disparate as Erasmus and Charles Darwin, Joseph Banks, Gilbert White, William Bartram, William Wordsworth, John Clare, and Mary Shelley—understood a world in which natures were traveling and resettling the globe like never before. Bewell presents British natural history as a translational activity aimed at globalizing local natures by making them mobile, exchangeable, comparable, and representable. Bewell explores how colonial writers, in the period leading up to the formulation of evolutionary theory, responded to a world in which new natures were coming into being while others disappeared. For some of these writers, colonial natural history held the promise of ushering in a "cosmopolitan" nature in which every species, through trade and exchange, might become a true "citizen of the world." Others struggled with the question of how to live after the natures they depended upon were gone. Ultimately, Natures in Translation demonstrates that—far from being separate from the dominant concerns of British imperial culture—nature was integrally bound up with the business of empire.

The Night Side of Nature

Title : The Night Side of Nature
Author : Catherine Crowe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13 : 9781108027502
Date : 2011-05-19

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This best-selling collection of ghost stories, intertwined with supernatural interpretations, is a classic example of early Victorian spiritualist writing.