Keywords: natural history

The Human Age

The Human Age


Diane Ackerman

ISBN: 9780393240740
Year of publication: 2014

Diane Ackerman THE HUMAN AGE THE WORLD SHAPED BY US PART I WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE Apps for Apes On a blue-sky day at the Toronto zoo, flocks of children squired by teachers and parents mingle excitedly between exhibits. Some kids pull out cell phones and send texts or snap pictures with the easy camaraderie of wired life. Clustered noisily along a large domed habitat thats been designed to look like a multistoried Indonesian forest complete with tree nests and meandering stream, they watch ...

Keywords: Environmental Science Global Warming and Climate Change Natural History Science
The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle


Charles Darwin

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1997

THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE PREFACE I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that ...

Keywords: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) Geology Natural history South America -- Discovery and exploration Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century
Woodland Tales

Woodland Tales


Ernest Thompson Seton

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2007

WOODLAND TALES BY ERNEST THOMPSON SETON WITH 100 DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR PREFACE To the Guide These Mother Carey Tales were written for children of all ages, who have not outgrown the delight of a fairy tale. It might almost be said that they were written chiefly for myself, for I not only have had the pleasure of telling them to the little ones, and enjoying their quick response, but have also had the greater pleasure of thinking them and setting them down. As I write, I look from a loved ...

Keywords: Natural history -- Juvenile literature