Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death

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Mariner Books #ad - Heinrich reveals, thereby turning not dust to dust, too, how and where humans still play our ancient and important role as scavengers, but life to life. When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his “green burial” at Bernd Heinrich’s hunting camp in Maine, it inspired the acclaimed biologist to investigate a subject that had long fascinated him.

If it has not been clear to readers by now, this book confirms that Bernd Heinrich is one of the finest naturalists of our time. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? and what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, “the premier northern undertakers”; and the “inadvertent teamwork” among wolves and large cats, foxes and weasels, imparted by a close look at how the animal world renews itself?   Heinrich focuses his wholly original gaze on the fascinating doings of creatures most of us would otherwise turn away from—field mouse burials conducted by carrion beetles; the communication strategies of ravens, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of prey.

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death #ad - An enlightening look at animal behavior and the cycle of life and death, from “one of the finest naturalists of our time” Edward O. Wilson. Life everlasting shines with the authenticity and originality that are unique to a life devoted to natural history in the field. Edward O. Wilson, author of the meaning of Human Existence and The Social Conquest of Earth  .

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The Voyage Out

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Open Road Media #ad - Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love. Forster. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.

Dalloway E. M. With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative.

The Voyage Out #ad - New republic  this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, young rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, her aunt and uncle, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter.  . For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer.

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The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration

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Mariner Books #ad - Which led him to wonder: what is the biology in humans of this primal pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing?   In The Homing Instinct, Heinrich explores the fascinating mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures to locate their homes with pinpoint accuracy; and how even the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances.

Every year since boyhood, the acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has done the same, returning to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places. A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals .

The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration #ad -  .  . A graceful blend of science and memoir .  .  . And he reminds us that to discount our human emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself. A special treat for readers of natural history” Kirkus Reviews. Heinrich’s ability to linger and simply be there for the moment when, for instance, an elderly spider descends from a silken strand to take the insect he offers her is the heart of his appeal.

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - It can’t fly. A great crested flycatcher, while bringing food to the young in their nest, is attacked by the other flycatcher nearby. Unusually, they provide a fern cover on the nest, which they update on a daily basis after their chicks hatch. Kirkus . The author’s observations led him to conclude that the bird's drumming was not part of a mating ritual but rather a noisy advertisement of his nest-building skills.

There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s “passionate observations that superbly mix memoir and science” New York Times Book Review lead to fascinating questions — and sometimes startling discoveries.

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives #ad - An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one's own backyard. Now retired and living in a cabin in the maine woods, and vagrants, and keeping daily records throughout spring, he devotes himself to closely observing “his avian neighbors, fall, summer, visitors, and winter.

Every year, spring peepers, he welcomes a pair of broad-wing hawks who feast at a vernal pond populated by frogs, and salamanders while refurbishing their old nest. Of vermont; the homing instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration, 2014, etc. Smoothly describes how studying the daily lives of birds in their natural environments allows him to experience their world vicariously.

Finding familiar birds nesting “immediately made this place our home, ” he writes.

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Enlivenment: Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene Untimely Meditations Book 16

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The MIT Press #ad - In enlivenment, german philosopher andreas Weber presents an alternative understanding of our relationship with nature, arguing not that humans control nature but that humans and nature exist in a commons of mutual transformation. The self is always a function of the whole; the whole is equally a function of the individual.

There is no nature–human dualism, he contends, because the fundamental dimension of existence is shared in what he calls "aliveness. All subjectivity is intersubjectivity. Only this integrated freedom allows humanity to reconcile with the natural world. This first english edition of Enlivenment has been expanded and updated from the German edition.

In a world not divided into things and ideas, culture and nature, reality arises from the creation of relationships and continuous fertile transformations; any thinking in terms of relationships comes about as a poetics. Self is self-through-other. A new understanding of the Anthropocene that is based on mutual transformation with nature rather than control over nature.

Enlivenment: Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene Untimely Meditations Book 16 #ad - We have been told that we are living in the Anthropocene, a geological era shaped by humans rather than by nature. Seeing all beings in a common household of matter, desire, an economy of metabolic and economic transformation, and imagination, is “enlivenment. This perspective allows us to move beyond Enlightenment-style thinking that strips material reality of any subjectivity.

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Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites

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Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Updated chapters have taken into account new research and include additional topics in this new edition, terrorism, notably assisted dying, green burial, material culture, death online, and the emergence of Death Studies as a distinctive field. Case studies range from anders Breivik in Norway, to the Princess of Wales, and to the Rapture in the USA.

Using the motif of 'words against death' it depicts human responses to grief by surveying the many ways in which people have not let death have the last word, graves, gods, and in ideas of ancestors, not simply in terms of funeral rites but also in memorials, reincarnation and resurrection, souls, whether in the great religious traditions of the world or in more local customs.

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A new perspective is also brought to his account of grief theories. He also examines bereavement and grief, near-death experiences, experiences of the presence of dead, pet-death and the symbolic death played out in religious rites.

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The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life

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Mariner Books #ad - She knows all that scientists know—and sometimes more—about the power of symmetry in sexual relations, about the grand deceit of orchids, about the brutal courting habits of dolphins, and about the impact of female and male preferences on evolution. The beauty of the beastly takes the pulse of everything from the supple structure of DNA to the erotic ways of barn swallows, queen bees, and the endangered, otherworldly primate called the aye-aye.

An awe-inspiring tour of nature” from a Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer San Francisco Examiner. Timothy ferris, author of the acclaimed Coming of Age in the Milky Way, says Angier is “one of the strongest and wittiest science writers in the world today. Like alan lightman or lewis thomas, ” writes nobel laureate David Baltimore, “she draws from science a meaning that few scientists see, and her writing takes on an unusual dimension of artistry.

The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life #ad - And sherwin nuland, author of how We Die, believes that “Natalie Angier is in the tradition of the great nature writers. A gold mine. The new york times   “from cockroaches to cheetahs, DNA to elephant dung, Angier gives us intimate and dramatic portraits of nature that readers will find rewarding. Publishers Weekly.

Natalie angier has taken great pains to learn her science from the molecule up. Few writers have ever covered so many facets of biology so evocatively in one book.

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Passed On: African American Mourning Stories, A Memorial a John Hope Franklin Center Book

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Passed on is a portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America. Wallace at the funeral for the author’s son, Holloway strives to commemorate—through observation, ceremony, Bem, and the calling of others to remembrance and celebration. Gracefully interweaving interviews, and music, film, and analyses of literature, archival research, Holloway shows how the vulnerability of African Americans to untimely death is inextricably linked to how black culture represents itself and is represented.

With a focus on the “death-care” industry—black funeral homes and morticians, casket makers, and hospice administrators, hospital chaplains, to embalming- chemical salesmen, from physicians, the history of the profession and its practices—Holloway examines all facets of the burial business, and funeral directors, to grieving relatives.

Through poignant reflection and thorough investigation of the myths, economics, and politics of African American mourning and burial practices, rituals, Karla FC Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living. She also reluctantly shares the story of her son and the way his death moved her research from page to person.

Passed On: African American Mourning Stories, A Memorial a John Hope Franklin Center Book #ad - In the conclusion, which follows a sermon delivered by Maurice O. Specialized caskets sold to african americans, unveil a glimpse of the graveyards and burial sites of African America, formal burial photos of infants, and deathbed stories, along with burial rituals and funeral ceremonies. Revealing both unexpected humor and anticipated tragedy, Holloway tells a story of the experiences of black folk in the funeral profession and its clientele.

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - At the heart of this book are heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.

Mind of the raven follows an exotic journey—from new england to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctic—offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father, " as well as observing them in their natural habitat.

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds #ad - Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world.

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Summer World: A Season of Bounty

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Wilson on human nature calls heinrich’s fascinating exploration and appreciation of the natural order a, “lovely book, ” while the New York Times Book Review raves, meticulously etched and based on impassioned but exacting scientific research, “Animals come to life in gripping detail. And so does Heinrich….

The man is irrepressible. ”. Bernd heinrich is one of our greatest living naturalists in the tradition of Gerald Durrell…. A national treasure. Los angeles times summer world is an intimate, accessible, and eloquent illumination of animal survival in the Summer months from Bernd Heinrich, bestselling author of Winter World and “our latter-day Thoreau” Publishers Weekly.

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Ravens in Winter

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Simon & Schuster #ad - He’s the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research. David quammen, The New York Times. One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.

E. O. Wilsonwhy do ravens, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, generally understood to be solitary creatures, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits.

Ravens in Winter #ad - Bernd heinrich is no ordinary biologist. The more bernd heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became.

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