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The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey

Henry M. Cowles · Harvard University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The surprising history of the scientific method -- from an evolutionary account of thinking to a simple set of steps -- and the rise of psychology in the nineteenth century.The idea of a single scientific method, shared across specialties and teachable to ten-year-olds, is just over a hundred...
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Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Ken Mudge · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Book

In the eyes of many people, the practices of forestry and farming are mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods...
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Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings

Valerie Trouet · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What if the stories of trees and people are more closely linked than we ever imagined?Children around the world know that to tell how old a tree is, you count its rings. Few people, however, know that research into tree rings has also made amazing contributions to our understanding of Earth's...
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Plants That Merit Attention: Shrubs

Janet Meakin Poor · Timber Press
Pages: 363
Format: Book

Recommends a variety of useful, but less common trees, and describes each tree's characteristics and care requirements
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Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole

Sarah Dry · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate...
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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

James Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 442
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration...
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Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Joshua P. Howe · University of Washington Press
Format: Hardcover

In 1958, Charles David Keeling began measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. His project kicked off a half century of research that has expanded our knowledge of climate change. Despite more than fifty years of research,...
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Above Timberline: A Wildlife Biologist's Rocky Mountain Journal

Dwight R. Smith · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the fourth volume in The New Explorer Series, a project initiated by Alan Landsburg Productions of Los Angeles. The idea of the series: to immerse a biologist in a natural environment for an extended period, alone, far from any laboratory or highway. Each biologist was asked to observe...
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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Ben Ehrenreich · Counterpoint
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Robert Macfarlane or Elizabeth Rush, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning of our current moment and our all-too-human urge to grapple with...
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A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: Invertebrates and Seaweeds of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras

Kenneth L. Gosner · Houghton Mifflin
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Provides information on nine hundred four invertebrate and one hundred forty seaweed species
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