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Andrew Revkin

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Andrew C. Revkin is an American science and environmental journalist, author and educator. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, sustainable development, climate change, and the changing environment around the North Pole.
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Beyond Words
What Animals Think and Feel
Carl Safina - Jul 12, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of ki...
Andrew Revkin
Dec 18, 2020
Still time to get your kids the young readers version of @carlsafina's fine book on animal emotions & relations and our relations with non-human animals. #lastminutegifts      source
Rethinking Readiness
A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters
Professor Jeffrey Schlegelmilch - Jul 14, 2020
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As human society continues to develop, we have increased the risk of large-scale disasters. From health care to infrastructure to national security, systems designed to keep us safe have also heightened the potential for catastrophe. The constant pressure of climate change, geopolitical conflict, and our tendency to ignore what is hard to grasp exa...
Andrew Revkin
Nov 29, 2020
Seeing that we are all living in a #longemergency, hoping folks everywhere realizing this book on Rethinking Readiness is applicable way beyond the field of emergency management. More from @jeffschlegel here ⤵️      source
Running Silver
Restoring Atlantic Rivers And Their Great Fish Migrations
John Waldman - Oct 15, 2013
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That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial times. Accounts tell of awe-inspiring numbers of spawners pushing their way upriver, the waters “running silver,” to complete life cycles that on...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 16, 2020
@bungdan @KendraWrites @HayesBrown Biggest single step, sewage treatment plants (of course the West Side one was situated in Harlem; nice park on top if you don't mind the slightly yellow pollution haze). Two great books for more: Heartbeats in the Muck & Running Silver, by John Waldman -      source
Heartbeats in the Muck
The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition
John Waldman - Nov 19, 2012 (first published in 2000)
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Heartbeats in the Muck traces the incredible arc of New York Harbor's environmental history. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass and visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor has been marked by centuries of rampant industrialization and degradation of its natural environment. Garbage dumping, oil spills, sewage...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 16, 2020
@bungdan @KendraWrites @HayesBrown Biggest single step, sewage treatment plants (of course the West Side one was situated in Harlem; nice park on top if you don't mind the slightly yellow pollution haze). Two great books for more: Heartbeats in the Muck & Running Silver, by John Waldman -      source
Design with Nature Now
Frederick R. Steiner - Oct 15, 2019
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In 1969, Ian McHargs seminal book, Design with Nature, set forth a new vision for regional planning using natural systems. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, a team of landscape architects and planners from PennDesign have showcased some of the most advanced ecological design projects in the world today. Written in clear language and featuring vivi...
Andrew Revkin
Dec 06, 2019
Free read of my foreword to a fantastic book of visions for "designing with nature" in this #anthropocene when the "walls" between the anthropogenic earth and "nature" have crumbled away.      source
Rainforest Cowboys
The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia (Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication In)
Jeffrey Hoelle - Dec 01, 2015
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The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods ...
Andrew Revkin
Aug 28, 2019
A must-read op-ed on issues driving #AmazonFires that go deeper than @jairbolsonaro's rhetoric. Jeff Hoelle is a key voice. His book "Rainforest Cowboys" is a vital guide to Amazon cattle culture. More from Jeff in my @natgeo piece:      source
The Invention of Nature
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf - Oct 04, 2016
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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North Ame...
Andrew Revkin
Sep 13, 2015
Excellent Q&A with @andrea_wulf on her masterful book revealing Alexander von Humboldt's trans-disciplinary genius.      source
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