The Best New Arboreal Fiction

Author: Josh MacIvor-Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944853228

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

View: 3345

Featuring essays and reportage from Harper's, The Atlantic and critically-acclaimed books. a multi-faceted look at our relationships with trees by established and emerging authors,

On Heights & Hunger

Author: Josh MacIvor-Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944853266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 2842

A lyrical memoir of athleticism and spirituality and the first personal account of professional tree-climbing. A sweeping, muscular story about experiencing heights most readers can only wonder about."

Heating & Cooling

52 Micro-memoirs

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 9781432849030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 9101

"Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband's sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara."--"Married Love, IV"

New Wilderness Voices

Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest

Author: Christine Woodside

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512600857

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting on and writing about the mountains of the Northeast. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy of stewardship through an annual essay contest that celebrates and explores issues of wilderness, wildness, and humanity. Since 2008, the Waterman Fund has partnered with the journal Appalachia in seeking out new and emerging voices on these subjects, and in publishing the winning essay in the journal. Part of the contest's mission is to find and support such emerging writers, and a number of them have gone on to publish other work in Appalachia or their own books. The contest has succeeded admirably in fulfilling its mission: new writers have brought fresh perspectives to these timeless issues of wilderness and wildness. In New Wilderness Voices these winning essays are collected for the first time, along with the best runners-up. Together, they make up an important and celebratory addition to the growing body of environmental literature, and shed new light on our wild spaces.

Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest

Author: Joan Maloof

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335983

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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In this collection of natural-history essays, biologist Joan Maloof embarks on a series of lively, fact-filled expeditions into forests of the eastern United States. Through Maloof’s engaging, conversational style, each essay offers a lesson in stewardship as it explores the interwoven connections between a tree species and the animals and insects whose lives depend on it--and who, in turn, work to ensure the tree’s survival. Never really at home in a laboratory, Maloof took to the woods early in her career. Her enthusiasm for firsthand observation in the wild spills over into her writing, whether the subject is the composition of forest air, the eagle’s preference for nesting in loblolly pines, the growth rings of the bald cypress, or the gray squirrel’s fondness for weevil-infested acorns. With a storyteller’s instinct for intriguing particulars, Maloof expands our notions about what a tree “is” through her many asides--about the six species of leafhoppers who eat only sycamore leaves or the midges who live inside holly berries and somehow prevent them from turning red. As a scientist, Maloof accepts that trees have a spiritual dimension that cannot be quantified. As an unrepentant tree hugger, she finds support in the scientific case for biodiversity. As an activist, she can’t help but wonder how much time is left for our forests.

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643875

Category: Nature

Page: 83

View: 6722

"Descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 265 color photographs describe 252 species of mollusk shells as beachcombers are likely to find them"--P. [4] of cover.

Urban Arboreal

A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Author: Michael Jordan

Publisher: White Lion 1

ISBN: 1781318484

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 6810

Travel the cities of the world alongside some of their oldest citizens, exploring the trees of Buenos Aires to Berlin, San Francisco to Sydney, in this visually stunning, modern glossary of our city trees. Through finding a Kentucky yellowwood in Hannover, the 1,000-year-old olive trees in Athens or even the world’s tallest trees that line the West Coast of North America, we come to learn the hidden histories of places that are wrapped up in these botanical giants. Brought to life by beautiful artwork, Urban Arboreal is an ode to urban trees and the cherished place they hold in the hearts of city dwellers – not least because they are vital to the very air we breathe.

Playing with Dynamite

A Memoir

Author: Sharon Harrigan

Publisher: Truman State University Press

ISBN: 1612482112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 8263

Sharon Harrigan’s father was larger than life, a brilliant but troubled man who blew off his hand with dynamite before she was born and died in a mysterious and bizarre accident when she was seven. The story of his death never made sense. How did he really die? And why was she so sure that asking would be dangerous? A series of events compel her to find the answers, collecting other people’s memories and uncovering her own. Her two-year odyssey takes her from Virginia to Detroit to Paris and finally to the wilds of northern Michigan where her father died. There, she discovers the real danger and has to confront her fear. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} Playing with Dynamite is about the family secrets that can distance us from each other and the honesty that can bring us closer. It’s about a daughter who goes looking for her father but finds her mother instead. It’s about memory and truth, grieving and growing, and what it means to go home again.

Decentering International Relations

Author: Doctor Meghana Nayak,Professor Eric Selbin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848139160

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Decentering International Relations seeks to actively confront, resist, and rewrite International Relations (IR), a heavily politicized field that is deeply centered in the North/West and privileges certain perspectives, pedagogies, and practices. Is it possible to break the chain of signifiers that always leads IR studies back to the US and its European allies? Through engagement with a variety of theories (ranging beyond the usual 'mainstream' versus 'critical/alternative' binary), and conversations with scholars, activists, and students, the authors invite the reader to participate in an accessible yet provocative experiment to decentre the North/West when we learn, study and do IR. In particular, they examine how the pressing issues of 'human rights', 'globalization', 'peace and security', and 'indigeneity' are simultaneously normative inventions meant to sustain particular power structures and sites for insurgent and subversive attempts to live IR at the margins. Selbin and Nayak have written a remarkable and provocative re-envisioning of a globally important subject.


Author: Douglas Florian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143915905X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2059

Seeds are sprouting, roots are spreading, and branches are swaying in this tree-mendous poetry collection. From coconut palms and bristlecone pines to baobabs and banyans, Douglas Florian explores the arboreal world with his signature wit and whimsy. Featuring a dynamic vertical format that illustrates the incredible heights and shapes of the trees, this book illuminates the natural history of these majestic beings as well as their unique and quirky characteristics.

Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410478122

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 1088

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. By the author of The Checklist Manifesto. (social science).

A New Kind of Music

Author: Diane Payne


ISBN: 1427622140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9351

Growing up can be tough! Especially with a punk-rock radio host for a mom. And without a dad around. Layla wants to fit in, but she's part Egytian. She looks like a father she hasn't met. She wonders how her life would be different if her mother hosted a show for NPR instead of their community radio station. Layla never knows what her mom will say on the air. She'll talk about her period, strange dates, weird people at bowling alleys, anything. Everyday she worries her mom will talk about her acne or something else way too personal. A New Kind of Music looks at fitting in, finding out how families can be different and still work, and about fitting in with the community. Service is a big part of Layla's life, along with her music. It's making everything work together that causes problems.

The Book of Resting Places

A Personal History of where We Lay the Dead

Author: Thomas Mira y Lopez

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 9781619021235

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3552

A debut collection of essays that explores where the living settles the dead by a stunning new literary voice



Author: Angela Pelster

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1936747898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 5904

“As the author reveals in these charming essays, nature is imbued with enticing mysteries, and trees can be agents of salvation.” —Kirkus Reviews Angela Pelster’s startling essay collection charts the world’s history through its trees: through roots in the ground, rings across wood, and inevitable decay. These sharp and tender essays move from her childhood in rural Canada surrounded by skinny poplar trees in her backyard to a desert in Niger, where the Loneliest Tree in the World once grew. A squirrel’s decomposing body below a towering maple prompts a discussion of the science of rot, as well as a metaphor for the ways in which nature programs us to consume ourselves. Beautiful and deeply thoughtful, Limber valiantly asks what it means to sustain life on this planet we’ve inherited. “One of the quirkiest and most original books about the natural world that I have read in quite some time . . . the essays reveal not just the life of trees but how they connect us to the greater world around us.” —Seattle Times “Whether Pelster is talking about an old mining town buried alive, a tree that belonged only to itself, or a mother buried with her children in the desert, her prose invites the reader to pause and wonder . . . Pelster questions our mortality, how we define ourselves, and faith; and has fun doing so.” —Publishers Weekly “What a strange and unexpected treasure chest this is . . . Who is this Angela Pelster and where has she been all our lives?” —Lawrence Weschler

Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Life in the Triassic

Author: Nicholas C. Fraser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 307

View: 3929

Science and art collaborate to recreate life on Earth more than 200 million years ago


A Collection of Words from the Woods

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213419


Page: 260

View: 6736

This new anthology will revive interest in this vital part of our landscape, and will be a landmark publication.

Soil and Sacrament

A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith

Author: Fred Bahnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451663307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3494

Recounts the author's experiences founding a faith-based community garden in rural North Carolina, and emphasizes how growing one's own food can help readers reconnect with the land and divine faith.

Green Art

Trees, Leaves, and Roots

Author: E. Ashley Rooney,Margery Goldberg

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764345487

Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 6937

Trees come in many forms and are shaped by a huge variety of climatic and human forces. This makes them iconic vehicles for expressing human conditions and allows for commentary on deep ecology. Artists have always been arboreal fans; some artists look at trees and see them as canvases for their particular vision. Others may decide to replicate them in their favorite medium, whether it is ceramics, fabrics, paint or glass. They combine, redesign, and transform their materials into art that changes the way we perceive the world. Their creations grab our attention and give us a promise of renewal and beauty; their work with trees, roots, and leaves creates magic and mystery for us to delight in. In this striking collection, 106 international, twenty-first century artists portray their world in sculpture, glass, paint, clay, wood and other contemporary mediums, displayed in over 500 images. As Dr. Seuss suggests in The Lorax, they "Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism

Beyond Tolerance and Difference

Author: Kristen Deede Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946115X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How can we live together in the midst of our differences? This is one of the most pressing questions of our time. Tolerance has been the bedrock of political liberalism, while proponents of agonistic political thought and radical democracy have sought an answer that allows a deeper celebration of difference. Kristen Deede Johnson describes the move from tolerance to difference, and the accompanying move from epistemology to ontology, within political theory. Building on this 'ontological turn', in search of a theological answer to the question, she puts Augustine into conversation with recent political theorists and theologians. This theological option enables the Church to envision a way to engage with contemporary political society without losing its own embodied story and practices. It contributes to our broader political imagination by offering a picture of rich engagement between the many different particularities that constitute a pluralist society.

Love's Long Line

Author: Sophfronia Scott

Publisher: Mad Creek Books

ISBN: 9780814254639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1708

"A collection of essays on faith, motherhood, race, and human connection written by the author after the shooting at her son's school, Sandy Hook Elementary"--