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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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Life on a Little-Known Planet
Howard Ensign Evans, Illustrations by Arnold Clapman - 1993-08-01 (впервые опубликовано в 1966)
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Discover the fascinating world of bugs in this comprehensive and engaging book. From the universe viewed from a suburban porch to the year of the locust, Howard Ensign Evans explores the appetites, jobs, and dangers of crawling, flying, and leaping insects. With illustrations by Arnold Clapman, Life on a Little-Known Planet delves into the lives of water lizards, aerial dragons, and even mosquitoes, giving these creatures the respect and attention they deserve. A must-read for anyone curious about the natural world.
Andrew Revkin
@tomkimmerer My copy is well worn also! Great book.      источник
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Beyond Words
What Animals Think and Feel
Carl Safina - 2015-01-01
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Explore the lives of elephants, wolves, and killer whales in their natural habitats in Beyond Words. Witness the resilience and struggle of elephants in Kenya as they face poaching and drought, observe wolves in Yellowstone National Park dealing with loss, and discover the peaceful society of killer whales in the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest. Join Carl Safina on a journey into the incredible world of animal communication and social dynamics.
Andrew Revkin
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      источник
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Rethinking Readiness
A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters
Professor Jeffrey Schlegelmilch - 2020-07-14
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"Rethinking Readiness" tackles the looming megadisasters that threaten the world today - from climate change to pandemics to cyberattacks. With expert insights from leading professionals, Jeff Schlegelmilch offers an accessible overview of the dangers and potential effects of these human-made threats. This informative book highlights the importance of building resilient and sustainable systems to better prepare for and recover from future crises. A must-read for anyone interested in disaster management and the challenges we face in the twenty-first century.
Andrew Revkin
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 ⤵️      источник
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Running Silver
Restoring Atlantic Rivers And Their Great Fish Migrations
John Waldman - 2013-10-15
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Discover the incredible history, life-cycles, and conservation challenges of sea-river fish in Running Silver. This important book explores the awe-inspiring migratory runs of salmon, shad, and other fish up Atlantic coast rivers, and the severe depletion of their stocks over the centuries. Drawing on the author's 30-year career as a scientist and educator, Running Silver offers a fascinating look at the past, present, and future of these fascinating creatures through research, personal anecdotes, and images. Don't miss this inspiring call to action to save what remains of these amazing species.
Andrew Revkin
@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 -      источник
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Heartbeats in the Muck
The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition
John Waldman - 1999-01-01 (впервые опубликовано в 2000)
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New York Harbor's environmental history is traced in Heartbeats in the Muck, from its once-pristine condition teeming with marine life, to industrialization and damaging impacts on habitats. The book includes captivating personal accounts of the author's explorations, an intimate environmental tour, and a new epilogue detailing the incredible changes in recent years. This engaging and excellent introduction to ecological issues surrounding New York Harbor will appeal to students and general readers alike, and ideal for those who like Beautiful Swimmers and Mannahatta.
Andrew Revkin
@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 -      источник
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Design with Nature Now
Frederick R. Steiner - 2019-10-15
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Explore innovative ecological design projects from around the world in Design with Nature Now. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ian McHarg's groundbreaking book, this collection showcases the ways contemporary landscape architects and planners are using natural systems to address issues like climate change. With clear language and beautiful color images, this book demonstrates McHarg's lasting impact on modern design.
Andrew Revkin
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.      источник
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Rainforest Cowboys
The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia (Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication In)
Jeffrey Hoelle - 2015-04-15
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Rainforest Cowboys explores the complexities of Amazonian cattle-raising and the cultural forces driving its expansion. Through extensive fieldwork in Brazil's remote state of Acre, author Jeffrey Hoelle examines the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader cultural influences from around the world, providing an essential read for anyone interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of deforestation and the tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon.
Andrew Revkin
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:      источник
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Открытие природы
Путешествия Александра фон Гумбольдта (Персона)
Andrea Wulf - 2015-01-01
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Имя этого человека звучит повсюду: от течения Гумбольдта у берегов Чили и Перу до десятков памятников, парков и горных хребтов в Южной Америке, включая Сьерра-Гумбольдт в Мексике и пик Гумбольдта в Венесуэле. В его честь назван город в Аргентине, река в Бразилии, гейзер в Эквадоре, залив в Колумбии. В Гренландии есть мыс и ледник Гумбольдта, горы Гумбольдта мы находим на картах Северного Китая, Южной Африки, Новой Зеландии, Антарктиды, реки и водопады Гумбольдт — в Тасмании и в Новой Зеландии, парки его имени есть в Германии, по Парижу пролегает улица Александра фон Гумбольдта. В одной Северной Америке именем Гумбольдта названы четыре округа, тринадцать городов, горы, k
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Excellent Q&A with @andrea_wulf on her masterful book revealing Alexander von Humboldt's trans-disciplinary genius.      источник
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