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Nature In The Neighborhood

Author : Gordon Morrison
ISBN : 9780547347370
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In a book as beautiful as it is informative, author and nature artist Gordon Morrison reveals the diversity and abundance of life that can be found as nearby as your own backyard. As the seasons change, readers learn how the stories and life cycles of each of the plants and animal families in the neighborhood change too. Filled with lovely, detailed illustrations and overflowing with information, Nature in the Neighborhood invites readers to look closely and enjoy the beauty of nature all around them.

The Cincinnati Arch

Author : John Tallmadge
ISBN : 0820326909
Genre : Nature
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Describing his relocation from rural Minnesota to urban Ohio, the author of Meeting the Tree of Life describes his initial dismay over the barren wasteland of the city environment and his growing awareness of the natural wonders that exist even in a crowded city. Simultaneous.

Exploring The Neighborhood

Author : Nancy Gregg Hatch
ISBN : UCSD:31822003280187
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All About Edible Plants In Your Neighborhood Children S Science Nature

Author : Baby Professor
ISBN : 9781541906327
Genre : Gardening
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Keep your kids out of trouble and harm in their young age by teaching them the basics – which are edible and which are poisonous. This book aims to make your children street-smart and garden-smart! Complete with photos and descriptions, this book should make your kids identify the friendly and the harmful plants around them. You can buy it here.

The Neighborhood Project

Author : David Sloan Wilson
ISBN : 9780316175258
Genre : Science
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After decades studying creatures great and small, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson had an epiphany: Darwin's theory won't fully prove itself until it improves the quality of human life in a practical sense. And what better place to begin than his hometown of Binghamton, New York? Making a difference in his own city would provide a model for cities everywhere, which have become the habitat for over half of the people on earth. Inspired to become an agent of change, Wilson descended on Binghamton with a scientist's eye and looked at its toughest questions, such as how to empower neighborhoods and how best to teach our children. He combined the latest research methods from experimental economics with studies of holiday decorations and garage sales. Drawing upon examples from nature as diverse as water striders, wasps, and crows, Wilson's scientific odyssey took him around the world, from a cave in southern Africa that preserved the dawn of human culture to the Vatican in Rome. Along the way, he spoke with dozens of fellow scientists, whose stories he relates along with his own. Wilson's remarkable findings help us to understand how we must become wise managers of evolutionary processes to accomplish positive change at all scales, from effective therapies for individuals, to empowering neighborhoods, to regulating the worldwide economy. With an ambitious scope that spans biology, sociology, religion, and economics, The Neighborhood Project is a memoir, a practical handbook for improving the quality of life, and an exploration of the big questions long pondered by religious sages, philosophers, and storytellers. Approaching the same questions from an evolutionary perspective shows, as never before, how places define us.

The Local Wilderness

Author : Cathy Johnson
ISBN : 1635617065
Genre : Science
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You don't have to travel far to discover nature's hidden treasures and exquisite details. In this book, naturalist Cathy Johnson offers inspiring advice for finding beauty in your own back yard. Illustrated with the artist's finely detailed drawings, this is a must-read for anyone looking to rediscover nature just outside their door.

Fylling S Illustrated Guide To Nature In Your Neighborhood

Author : Marni Fylling
ISBN : 1597144800
Genre : Nature
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In the same lighthearted yet scientifically accurate style of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools, this portable guidebook reveals the splendidly strange animals and plants just outside your door. Marni Fylling's full-color illustrations make species identification a snap, and concise descriptions include fascinating (and sometimes grotesque) factoids about frequently encountered plants, insects, arachnids, birds, and mammals. With Fylling's guidance, the everyday becomes extraordinary: Pigeons share nest-building and egg-sitting duties, and mate for life--with occasional dalliances; squirrel teeth grow about six inches per year; spiders owe their characteristic creep to their "hydraulic" legs; poison oak and poison ivy's itch-inducing oil is also found in pistachios, cashews, and mangoes; and much, much more.

Nature Inspired Algorithms For Optimisation

Author : Raymond Chiong
ISBN : 9783642002670
Genre : Mathematics
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Nature-Inspired Algorithms have been gaining much popularity in recent years due to the fact that many real-world optimisation problems have become increasingly large, complex and dynamic. The size and complexity of the problems nowadays require the development of methods and solutions whose efficiency is measured by their ability to find acceptable results within a reasonable amount of time, rather than an ability to guarantee the optimal solution. This volume 'Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Optimisation' is a collection of the latest state-of-the-art algorithms and important studies for tackling various kinds of optimisation problems. It comprises 18 chapters, including two introductory chapters which address the fundamental issues that have made optimisation problems difficult to solve and explain the rationale for seeking inspiration from nature. The contributions stand out through their novelty and clarity of the algorithmic descriptions and analyses, and lead the way to interesting and varied new applications.

Cultivating Nature

Author : Sarah R. Hamilton
ISBN : 9780295743325
Genre : History
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The watery terrain of the Albufera Natural Park, an area ten kilometers south of Valencia that is widely regarded as the birthplace of paella, has long been prized by residents and visitors alike. Since the twentieth century, the disparate visions of city dwellers, farmers, fishermen, scientists, politicians, and tourists have made this working landscape a site of ongoing conflict over environmental conservation in Europe, the future of Spain, and Valencian identity. In�Cultivating Nature, Sarah Hamilton employs the Albufera�s contested lands and waters, which have supported and been transformed by human activity for a millennium, as a lens bringing regional, national, and global social histories into sharp focus. She argues that efforts to preserve biological and cultural diversity must incorporate the interests of those who live within heavily modified and long-exploited ecosystems such as the Albufera de Valencia. Shifting between local struggles and global debates, this fascinating environmental history reveals how Franco�s dictatorship, Spain�s integration with Europe, and the crisis in European agriculture have shaped the Albufera, its users, and its inhabitants.�

Nature S Gift

Author : Jonathan Kuhn
ISBN : 9781493130481
Genre : Fiction
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Nature bestows exceptional althletic abilities to very few. Babe Ruth, Jessie Owens and Tiger Woods come to mind. Mark Fein is such an individual and the story traces his rise to fame and fortune. Endowed with freakish strength that was a trait that some members of his family possessed, Mark also was gifted with exceptional eyesight, speed and coordination which led to his success in the decathlon and later to baseball. The story is a saga spanning three generations of his family from the Warsaw and Vilnius ghettos to the United States. Born on a farm to Jewish parents, the children of Holocaust survivors, Mark comes to maturity encountering both racism and anti-Semitism. His athleticism naturally leads him to gravitate to sports. The tale encompasses adventures from Europe, the United States and Israel. Mark encounters love in its myriad forms, degrees and shades from pure sex to the Western ideal. Being a celebrity has its perks and problems and Mark experiences many of them including numerous women and being the target of terrorism and unrelenting paparzzi.

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