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A Journey Through Trees
by Roger Deakin (Nov 30, 2010)
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Here, published for the first time in the United States, is the last book by Roger Deakin, famed British nature writer and icon of the environmentalist movement. In Deakin's glorious meditation on wood, the "fifth element" -- as it exists in nature, in our culture, and in our souls -- the reader accompanies Deakin through the woods of Britain, Euro...
The Hungry Tide
A Novel
by Amitav Ghosh (Jun 06, 2006)
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Off the easternmost corner of India, in the Bay of Bengal, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans, where settlers live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Piya Roy, a young American marine biologist of Indian descent, arrives in this lush, treacherous landscape in search of a rare species of river dolphin an...
How Forests Think
Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human
by Eduardo Kohn (Aug 09, 2013)
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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be humanand thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuadors Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich e...
the road north
by Ken Cockburn (Oct 14, 2014)
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the road north is a word-map of Scotland, composed by Alec Finlay & Ken Cockburn as they travel through their homeland, guided by the Japanese poet Basho, whose Osu-no-Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North) is one of the masterpieces of travel literature. Ken and Alec left Edo (Edinburgh) on May 16, 2010 - the very same date that Basho and his c...
A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
by Will Hunt (Jan 28, 2019)
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A panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground citiesan exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feetWhen Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house ...
The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
by Charles Eisenstein (Feb 04, 2013)
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Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money, technology, m...