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Title The Secret Lives of Glaciers
Author M. Jackson
Publisher
Release 2019-01-15
Category Science
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780996267670
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our planet has over 400,000 glaciers and ice caps scattered across its surface, some 5.8 million square miles of ice. Fascinatingly, where there are glaciers, there are people, and the two have been interacting for the entirety of human history. But we know so little about that interaction, those human stories of glaciers. The Secret Lives of Glaciers explores glacier diversity in Iceland, highlighting the rich social and cultural context and variability amongst glaciers and people. Investigating glaciers and people together teaches us about how human society experiences being in the world today amidst increasing climatic changes and anthropogenic transformation of all of Earths systems.

The Secret Lives of Glaciers by Jerilynn M Jackson

Title The Secret Lives of Glaciers
Author Jerilynn M Jackson
Publisher
Release 2018
Category Climatic changes
Total Pages 277
ISBN 9781733653411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our planet has over 400,000 glaciers and ice caps scattered across its surface, some 5.8 million square miles of ice. Fascinatingly, where there are glaciers, there are people, and the two have been interacting for the entirety of human history. But we know so little about that interaction, those human stories of glaciers. The Secret Lives of Glaciers explores glacier diversity in Iceland, highlighting the rich social and cultural context and variability amongst glaciers and people. Investigating glaciers and people together teaches us about how human society experiences being in the world today amidst increasing climatic changes and anthropogenic transformation of all of Earths systems.

Meltdown by Jorge Daniel Taillant

Title Meltdown
Author Jorge Daniel Taillant
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2021-10-04
Category Nature
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0190080329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We hear about pieces of ice the size of continents breaking off of Antarctica, rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, and ice sheets in the Arctic crumbling to the sea, but does it really matter? Will melting glaciers change our lives? Absolutely. Glaciers are built and destroyed during ice ages and interglacial periods. These massive ice bodies hold three quarters of our freshwater, yet we don't have laws to protect them from climate change. When they melt, they increase sea levels, alter the Earth's reflectivity, wreak havoc for ocean and air currents, destabilize global ecosystems, warm our climate, and bring on floods that swamp millions of acres of coastal land. The critical ecological role they play to keep our global climate stable, and the environmental functions they provide, wither. And, as climate change warms glacier cores, collapsing glacier ice triggers tsunamis that send deadly massive ice blocks, rocks, earth, and billions of liters of water rushing down mountain valleys. It has happened before in the Himalayas, the Central Andes, the Rockies and Western Cascades, and the European Alps, and it will happen again. In his new book Meltdown, Jorge Daniel Taillant takes readers deeper into the cryosphere, connecting the dots between climate change, glacier melt, and the impacts that receding glacier ice brings to livability on Earth, to our environments, and to our communities. Taillant walks us through the little-known realm of the periglacial environment, a world of invisible subsurface rock glaciers that will outlive exposed glaciers as climate change destroys surface ice. He also looks at actions that can help stop climate change and save glaciers, exploring how society, politics, and our leaders have responded to address the global COVID-19 pandemic and yet largely continue to fail to address the even larger--looming and escalating--crisis of climate change. Our climate is deteriorating at a drastic rate, and it's happening right in front of us. Meltdown is about glaciers and their unfolding demise during one of the most critical moments of our planet's geological history. If we can reconsider glaciers in a whole new light and understand the critical role they play in our own sustainability, we may be able to save the cryosphere.

Ripped Apart by Steven Stoft

Title Ripped Apart
Author Steven Stoft
Publisher Steven Stoft
Release 2020-01-16
Category Political Science
Total Pages 314
ISBN 0981877567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We’re right to be worried. Trump is favored to in in 2020 after four years of struggle. But... ● Some Democrats are helping Trump fire up his base ● Some insinuate that fellow Democrats are corrupt Who’s doing this? Despite making 117 endorsements in 2018, the three “revolutionary” PACs flipped zero House seats blue. They’re dedicated. But it was those of us focusing on winning, not purity, who flipped 43 seats and took back the House. The same radicals are galvanizing Trump’s base by calling themselves “socialists” and taking extreme positions. This just fuels Trump’s war room. Why don’t we stop them? The answer is disturbing yet empowering. We’ve been deceived by radical mythology. By dispelling those myths, from crime-bill slanders to excessive ‘wokeness,’ this book will leave you saying, “I knew that sounded wrong. Now I know why.” This will keep you from being deceived and show the way back to a unified Party. It’s not easy. But failing that, we will hand Trump the fractured party he can beat in November.

The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson

Title The Secret Life of Lobsters
Author Trevor Corson
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Nature
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0061873977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Title Health and Natural Landscapes
Author Alan Ewert
Publisher CABI
Release 2021-06-29
Category Medical
Total Pages 131
ISBN 1789245400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Natural landscapes are intricately tied to human health and well-being. While contemporary lifestyles have caused people to feel disconnected from the natural environment, this relationship is now recognized as vitally important, with landscapes increasingly valued for their stress-reduction, aesthetic, and restorative benefits. Providing an overview of the history, theoretical concepts, and individual and societal implications of human connection to natural landscapes, this book considers natural landscapes' role as an antidote to our modern, predominantly urban society.

The Secret Life of Germs by Philip M. Tierno

Title The Secret Life of Germs
Author Philip M. Tierno
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2004-01-06
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 301
ISBN 9780743421881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

Faith after the Anthropocene by Matthew Wickman

Title Faith after the Anthropocene
Author Matthew Wickman
Publisher MDPI
Release 2020-11-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 130
ISBN 3039430122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recent decades have brought to light the staggering ubiquity of human activity upon Earth and the startling fragility of our planet and its life systems. This is so momentous that many scientists and scholars now argue that we have left the relative climactic stability of the Holocene and have entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene. This emerging epoch may prompt us not only to reconsider our understanding of Earth systems, but also to reimagine ourselves and what it means to be human. How does the Earth’s precarious state reveal our own? How does this vulnerable condition prompt new ways of thinking and being? The essays that are part of this collection consider how the transformative thinking demanded by our vulnerability inspires us to reconceive our place in the cosmos, alongside each other and, potentially, before God. Who are we “after” (the concept of) the Anthropocene? What forms of thought and structures of feeling might attend us in this state? How might we determine our values and to what do we orient our hopes? Faith, a conceptual apparatus for engaging the unseen, helps us weigh the implications of this massive, but in some ways, mysterious, force on the lives we lead; faith helps us visualize what it means to exist in this new and still emergent reality.

Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto

Title Writing Wild
Author Kathryn Aalto
Publisher Timber Press
Release 2020-06-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 164326026X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Re-centers and gives voice to a diversity of women naturalists and writers across time." —Cultivating Place In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization, yet they all share a bold authenticity that makes their work both distinct and universal. Part travel essay, literary biography, and cultural history, Writing Wild ventures into the landscapes and lives of extraordinary writers and encourages a new generation of women to pick up their pens, head outdoors, and start writing wild. Featured writers include Dorothy Wordsworth, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, and Vita Sackville-West. Nan Shepherd, Rachel Carson, Mary Oliver, Carolyn Merchant, and Annie Dillard. Gretel Ehrlich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Diane Ackerman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Lauret Savoy. Rebecca Solnit, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, Helen Macdonald, and Saci Lloyd. Andrea Wulf, Camille T. Dungy, Elena Passarello, Amy Liptrot, and Elizabeth Rush.

Title The Secret Life of John Paul II
Author Lino Zani
Publisher TAN Books
Release 2012-09-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1618908049
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Outdoorsman, thinker, skier, hiker, believer Pope. Blessed Pope John Paull II was known and loved in his public life for his adherence to the True Faith, his accessibility and his deep connection with the peoples of this world. He was also an avid sportsman and a skilled skier and hiker who found refuge, solace and spirituality in the mountain peaks and great outdoors. Now, translated for the first time into English, this first-hand account by Lino Zani, John Paul II s ski instructor and mountain guide, offers an intimate portrait of the Pope. Away from the demands and intrigues of the Vatican. A place of quiet respite for the Pope, it was on one of these secluded Alpine trips where he experienced a profound mystical vision of himself as the Fatima Pope.

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