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Jacquelyn Gill

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Jacquelyn Gill is a paleoecologist and Assistant Professor of climate science at the University of Maine.
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Run Towards the Danger
Confrontations with a Body of Memory
Sarah Polley - 2022-03-01
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"Run Towards the Danger" by Sarah Polley is a collection of six powerful essays that explore the author's memories and experiences, while delving into the fallibility of memory and the possibility of experiencing the past anew. Polley's storytelling is celebrated for its honesty and complexity as she contemplates stories ranging from stage fright to high-risk childbirth. In a reciprocal-pressure dance between the past and present, Polley finds a way forward: running towards the danger. This is a remarkable book that explores what it means to live in one's body, in a constant state of becoming, learning, and changing.
Jacquelyn Gill
This book also helped me reconnect with reading, something that's always been a big part of who I am, but has become hard to do in recent years. How fitting that the (last) title chapter, about concussion recovery, is about how sometimes, self-care is about doing what scares us.      fuente
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A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds
Thomas Halliday - 2022-02-01
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Otherlands is a captivating exploration of the Earth's evolution, featuring sixteen fossil sites brought to life by cutting-edge science. Thomas Halliday takes us on a journey from the Ice Age to the first emergence of microbial life 550 million years ago. We witness the changes that have occurred throughout history and how life has found ways to adapt or disappear. Halliday also offers us a panoramic outlook on the current state of the planet and the fragility of ecosystems. The book is a remarkable achievement that provides insight into our planet's history, evolution, and current crisis.
Jacquelyn Gill
If you enjoy it when I talk about ancient ecosystems, give this a listen! And follow @TJDHalliday, and read his lovely book.      fuente
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La vida, el amor, la muerte y el arte de nuestros primos lejanos (geoPlaneta Ciencia)
Rebecca Wragg Sykes - 2020-08-20
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In Kindred, Neanderthal expert Becky Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliché of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, our ancestor who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. Using a thematic rather than chronological approach, this book will shed new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that researchers have discovered. Since their discovery 150 years ago, Neanderthals have gone from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Our perception of the Neanderthal has changed dramatically, but despite growing scientific curiosity, popular culture fascination, and a wealth of coverage in the media and beyond are we getting the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the first full picture we have of the Neanderthals, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question of them all: their relationship with modern humans.
Jacquelyn Gill
@storygal87 @OrareBenJonson @LeMoustier @johnhawks In fact, I highly recommend Becky's book, Kindred, which is all about what we know about Neanderthal culture, and how we know it. Given your interests, I bet you'd love it!      fuente
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A Brief History of Life on Earth
Clemence Dupont - 2019-04-09
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Discover the amazing story of life on Earth with this stunning concertina picture book! From the beginning of time 4.6 billion years ago to the present day, follow the evolution of life in a spectacular timeline. With bright artwork and detailed illustrations packed into every page, this book takes readers through every major geological period. Fully expanded to an impressive 26 feet, this book is a beautiful celebration of life and an unforgettable way to learn about our planet's fascinating history.
Jacquelyn Gill
@multikultivator This book is cool, and folds out so you can see the timeline: This one is good, but simple: And there's this one: There aren't really any I love, though. It's hard to convey a lot of info in one graphic.      fuente
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Esperanza en la oscuridad
Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Rebecca Solnit - 2005-01-01 (publicado por primera vez en 2004)
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Inspirada observadora y apasionada de la historia, Solnit es una de las críticas culturales más creativas, penetrantes y elocuentes que escriben hoy en día. En Esperanza en la oscuridad, su crítica más personal hasta la fecha, reflexiona sobre los logros cruciales, a menudo subestimados, de los activistas de base. Solnit contempla revoluciones tan bien estudiadas como el movimiento de los derechos civiles estadounidenses y la caída del Muro de Berlín, pero refleja más significativamente acontecimientos más recientes, como las exitosas protestas contra las pruebas nucleares en Nevada, el levantamiento zapatista o la «ola mundial sin precedentes de protesta» contra la guerra en Irak, además de éxitos ecológicos tan esperanzadores como el regreso de los lobos a Yellowstone y la restauración del río Los Ángeles. El entusiasta homenaje de Solnit a las personas que trabajan incansablemente entre bastidores y valientemente en las calles por la justicia y la salud ambiental, nos ayuda a entender con una mayor claridad dónde estamos como individuos y como ciudadanos del mundo. Solnit ha creado un manifiesto del optimismo para el siglo XXI y nos proporciona las verdaderas razones para no rendirse nunca.
Jacquelyn Gill
@spacecrone @RosemaryMosco Oh, yes, that book was extremely formative for me!      fuente
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Moby Dick
Herman Melville - 2003-02-21 (publicado por primera vez en 1851)
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Moby Dick, la novela que William Faulkner hubiera querido escribir, va siempre acompañada del reconocimiento y el elogio que merece toda construcción narrativa impecable. La lucha del capitán Ahab, su terrible obsesión y la mítica persecución de la enorme ballena ha traspasado fronteras, consiguiendo así la indiscutible categoría de obra maestra de la literatura universal. Esta edición cuenta con la introducción del especialista y director del Departamento de Estudios Americanos, Andrew Delbanco, autor de Melville (2005), la biografía de referencia del autor de Moby Dick. Asimismo, incorpora una serie de ilustraciones tales como el mapa de la travesía, un plano del ballenero Pequod y otras curiosidades que enriquecen la experiencia de la lectura y proyectan la imaginación del lector.
Jacquelyn Gill
@seelix You are in for such a treat. That book is so far from what I expected in so many good ways and I was delighted.      fuente
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Prehistoric Life
Prehistoric Life
William Lindsay - 1994-05-10
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Explore the Prehistoric world like never before with this visually engaging and informative "Eyewitness" book. With over 100 titles in the series, this trusted reference series has sold more than 20 million copies in 41 languages and 88 countries worldwide. Ideal for students, teachers, and parents alike, the combination of pictures and text make this book perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students. Don't miss out on this perfect homework help tool!
Jacquelyn Gill
@estee_nj There's a massive shortage of good prehistoric mammal books for kids. Most of them focus on dinosaurs, sadly. One of my favorites is the DK series:      fuente
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Four Lost Cities
A Secret History of the Urban Age
Annalee Newitz - 2021-02-02
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"Four Lost Cities" takes readers on a captivating journey to explore the rise and fall of four ancient cities. From the Neolithic site in Central Turkey to the indigenous metropolis of Cahokia in the Mississippi River, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology to reveal the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that caused the downfall of these civilizations. With a focus on the often anonymous workers who built these cities, Newitz traces the early development of urban planning that lays the foundation for cities as we know them. This book is not only a fascinating look at the forgotten past, but also a glimpse into our own future as urbanization continues to grow.
Jacquelyn Gill
Drop everything and read @Annaleen's essay, and then go read her book: "The idea of collapse is appealing because it allows us to handwave away the political reality of how civilizations transform..." 1/2      fuente
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La quinta estación
N. K. Jemisin - 2015-08-04
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"La quinta estación" es la primera novela de "La Tierra Fragmentada", serie que mezcla fantasía y ciencia ficción, y que ha hecho merecedora a su autora de dos Premios Hugo a la mejor novela consecutivos: 2016 por la presente y 2017 por "El portal de los obeliscos" (La Tierra Fragmentada, # 2). Toda era tiene que llegar a su fin. Ha dado comienzo una estación de desenlaces. Empieza con una gran grieta roja que recorre las entrañas del único continente del planeta, una grieta que escupe una ceniza que oculta la luz del sol. Empieza con la muerte, con un hijo asesinado y una hija perdida. Empieza con una traición, con heridas latentes que comienzan a supurar. El lugar es la Quietud, un continente acostumbrado a la catástrofe en el que la energía de la tierra se utiliza como arma. Y en el que no hay lugar para la misericordia.
Jacquelyn Gill
For good reason! And for the love of stones and stories, read these incredible books, if you haven't yet.      fuente
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Phallacy by Emily Willingham
A Terrible Thing to Waste by Harriet A. Washington
Flora of Middle-Earth by Walter S. Judd
The Scientist's Guide to Writing by Stephen B. Heard
How to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro
Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen
Una trenza de hierba sagrada by Robin Wall Kimmerer
La vida inmortal de Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
War Against the Weak by Edwin Black
Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Bad Blood by James H. Jones