Where The Wild Books Are

Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874178111
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Where The Wild Books Are from the Author: Jim Dwyer. Each chapter consists of a list of works in the genre with some connection to ecological issues and a plot summary no longer than a sentence.

Spring 2011

Author: Logaranee Gunaratnam
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN:
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Spring 2011 from the Author: Logaranee Gunaratnam.

The Great Derangement

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632303X
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The Great Derangement from the Author: Amitav Ghosh. Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are falling short of the task. If culture cannot help us see the realities of our plight, then our era, which so congratulates itself on its self-awareness, may come to be known as the time of the Great Derangement. A case in point is fiction, which is so committed to normalcy and the everyday that it has no space for the improbability of climate change events the persistent droughts, hundred-year storms, and freakish tornadoes. Our politics, likewise, seems unable to mobilize forcefully in response to climate change. Ghosh argues that politics, like literature, has become a matter of individual moral reckoning, a journey of the solitary conscience rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. A powerful nonfiction work by one of our most gifted, historically attuned novelists, "The Great Derangement "brings a fresh urgency to thinking on climate change. "

Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three

Author: Luigi Serafini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847842131
Size: 77.88 MB
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Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three from the Author: Luigi Serafini. Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787651961
Size: 43.95 MB
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series from the Author: Gale Group. A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Desert Year

Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 158729947X
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The Desert Year from the Author: Joseph Wood Krutch. Originally published: New York: W. Sloane Associates, c1952.

Writing The Environment

Author: Richard Kerridge
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781856494304
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Writing The Environment from the Author: Richard Kerridge. The contemporary environmental crisis asks fundamental questions about culture. Like other radical critiques, environmentalism cuts across academic boundaries and offers a major challenge to existing cultural and political divisions. This is the first book to draw together the rich variety of environmentalist positions--from ecofeminism to deep ecology--and theorize their contribution to critical theory, literature and popular culture. A distinguished cast of contributors explore the theoretical agenda for ecocriticism, present a green rereading of literary history, and look at contemporary culture: from poetry to children’s books and television.

I M With The Bears

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844677443
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I M With The Bears from the Author: Margaret Atwood. A collection of ten stories about global warming and its effects includes contributions by T.C. Boyle, Paolo Bacigulapi, and Margaret Atwood.

102 Minutes

Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429996891
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102 Minutes from the Author: Jim Dwyer. "102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out. Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before. 102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Colors Of The West

Author: Molly Hashimoto
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ISBN: 9781680510973
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Colors Of The West from the Author: Molly Hashimoto. "Putting a brush in the hands of new artists, young and old, heightens their awareness of the power and beauty of nature." - Molly Hashimoto Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher - Explains how to "see" color depending on time of day, season, atmosphere, and more - More than 170 illustrations, featuring iconic national parks - Improve your nature painting skills or learn a fun new hobby you can do outdoors Colors of the West explores wild places through the lens of watercolor "en plein air" painting, a French term meaning literally "in the open air." Steeped in the natural world, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto has sketched in the outdoors and worked as a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years. In that time she has filled more than 40 sketchbooks with landscapes, vignettes, studies of flora and fauna, and natural history notes--all created while visiting some of the West's most stunning landscapes. This new book is organized by color, a unique approach to teaching both intermediate and budding artists how to really see color in the outdoor spaces around them, and then apply it to journals, other art projects, or simply beautiful memories. The average person can see 17,000 colors (!), so Molly explains the concept of palette, that is the range of colors that unites elements of geography, geology, and the different kinds of light created by atmosphere, season, and latitude. Molly's own hand‐drawn sketches and paintings of familiar Western landscapes help convey these colors, along with sidebars and insets on individual species (trees, birds, mammals, and other flora and fauna) and historical notes related to the park or site she has sketched. Tips and techniques for outdoor journaling and painting are included throughout. From the green hues found on Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast and in Yellowstone's quaking aspens, to the reds that highlight the rocks in Arches National Park and the Redwoods of California, readers and artists of all levels will learn a new appreciation for the colors of the West--and how the details of natural beauty can be revealed when we stop, observe, and pay attention to the outdoor world.