The Shipley Collection of Scientific Papers, Volume 120

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There’s a difference between saying we want to get rid of all human beings, and saying that humans aren’t the most important species on the planet. Please join us as we strive to raise environmental awareness by providing the tools for all of us to become caring and responsible stewards of our planet. All three shared a passion for the great mountains. The report also argues that “The enjoyment of any right requires respect for the similar rights of others, and recognition of reciprocal and even joint responsibilities.

Mother of Divine Grace 10th Grade Natural History Syllabus

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Those of us who wrote books on Christian ethics found ourselves dealing with dilemmas and complexities we had not dreamed of a decade earlier. Ecologists study many diverse and complex relations among species, such as predation and pollination. When I make music I often sound better singing as a woman, go figure, so I like to tweak the formant and pitch and suchlike of my recorded voice. It is one of the largest old-growth Piedmont forests in a major metropolitan area of the United States.

The North Museum And the Natural History Tradition of

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Press, 1994), pp. 71-91, and in the wonderful collection of essays by Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991). 43. The adaptations of a complex or highly developed society differ in many ways from those of a simple society. It provides a philosophical justification for German racism without it being tied to the fundamentalism of Nazi scientism. Time permitting, one might round back on the last day of class to the last two chapters of The Natural Contract and ask whether or not Clare's presentation of nature's agency and interdependence recirculate as a part of the discursive repertoire that shapes our ecological vision today.

Natural history of New York Volume 3-4, pt.1

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There are clear philosophical, political and economic precursors to the Brundtland concept of sustainability. Turn left, go about 1 mile and turn right into Morro Bay State Park. I took the leaf between my thumb and forefinger and held it there, and then felt myself connect with the plant, so that we were not exactly separate anymore- and then gently tugged, so that I could “feel” all the way up the leaf past several segments, as I saw and felt the pull extend back into the branch and myself.

The Minstrelsy of the Woods; Or, Sketches and Songs

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Schoenichen jumped at the opportunity to administer this program. Learn the story of Umi, an Egyptian mummy of a young boy dating back more than 1,800 years. It is easy to make fun of Fukuyama's notion of the End of History, but the majority today is "Fukuyamaian": liberal-democratic capitalism is accepted as the finally-found formula of the best possible society, all one can do is to render it more just, tolerant, etc. Humans are integral to the biologically diverse landscapes designed.

Handbook of nature-study,

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They engaged in much less reflection upon the categories and presuppositions of culture, and their reflection became so rarefied that they just took themselves out of the ball game. Recently the group almost succeeded in inserting into the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 a “sense of the Senate” that supported the teaching of intelligent design. A culture that is introduced into a wholly new environment must adapt in some ways to local conditions, but only empirical research can determine whether the adaptations are unalterably fixed or whether there is latitude for variations.

Catalogue of the madreporarian corals in the British Museum

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During ecomilling, they dance and move in silence, looking, touching, and encountering each other in all their personal vulnerability to the poisoning of the planet and their personal power to heal it. Examples of common themes of ecological research include: (1) how organisms adapt to their environment, (2) how the numbers and distribution patterns of organisms in an area are influenced by environmental factors, and (3) changes in the number of organisms in a area over time and how the environment influenced these changes.

Natural History of HTLV III Infection in USAF Personnel:

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For instance, it is quite common that the density (and number of species) of nesting birds is higher in a traditional semi-cultural landscape than in neighbouring large forests - which is probably the result of a larger variety of niches created by human activities. What Sir Steven Ruciman calls "the Franciscan doctrine of the animal soul" was quickly stamped out. Changing the ecosystem state even a little can move the ecosystem to another stability domain (see Figure 9.2).

Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk: More

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In the midst of all this, ecological concerns were conspicuously absent except for a few lonely voices. Political theologians, on the other hand, have tended either to ignore ecological problems altogether or to regard them as expressions of unresolved political or economic problems. Many require petroleum products to maintain and to fertilize, and pesticides to keep pristine despite their ecological vulnerability. But in the last half century, the imbalance between the human needs all over the basin and the natural output of the delta has reduced the river to a weak trickle.

Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of

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Plants and animals will continue to provide food, clothing and shelter for people only if people thank the plant and animal spirits by appropriate ritual. To commemorate the anniversary of our founding on January 13, 1857, our new exhibit, "Chicago's Explorers," highlights the institution's scientific and educational activities. Xylem: woody tissue that transports water and nutrients upward from the roots. Topsoil accumulated for centuries or eons can erode away in minutes unless anchored with vegetation and properly drained.