A natural and not-so-natural history

Author: Paul Raven,Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472958527

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Throughout British history rivers have been of profound economic, social and cultural importance – yet as we see with increasing frequency they have the potential to wreak great destruction. This book describes the natural and not-so-natural changes that have affected British rivers since the last ice age and looks at the many plants and animals that live along, above and within them. Detailed case studies of the Meon, Dee and Endrick illustrate the incredibly varied nature of our river ecosystems, and the natural and human factors that make each one different. Written by two widely respected river ecologists, the book looks not only at rivers as they were and are but also at how they can be managed and cared for. Full of interesting facts and stunning images, Rivers is essential reading for anyone professionally involved in rivers and for the naturalist, conservationist and layman alike. It is the one book you need to understand this singularly important and often contentious feature of the British landscape.

An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Earth,

And Terrestrial Bodyes, Especialy Minerals: as Also of the Sea, Rivers, and Springs. : With an Account of the Universal Deluge: and of the Effects that it Had Upon the Earth

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Disasters

Page: 304

View: 926

A history of the earth and animated nature

With an introductory view of the animal kingdom translated from the French of Baron Cuvier and copious notes embracing accounts of new discoveries in natural history

Author: Oliver Goldsmith

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9880

Rivers in History

Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America

Author: Christof Mauch,Thomas Zeller

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973416

Category: Science

Page: 229

View: 9892

"Examines the impact of rivers on humans and, conversely, the impact of humans on rivers. The authors view this dynamic relationship through political, cultural, industrial, social, and ecological perspectives in national and transnational settings. This book analyzes the regional, national, and international politicization of rivers, the use and treatment of waterways in urban versus rural environments, and the increasing role of international commissions in ecological and commercial legislation for the protection of river resources"--From publisher description.

A Natural History of Love

Author of the National Bestseller A Natural History of the Senses

Author: Diane Ackerman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763323

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 1837

The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Natural History in Ten Centuries

Whereunto is Newly Added the History Natural and Experimental of Life and Death, Or of the Prolongation of Life : Whereunto is Added Articles of Enquiry, Touching Metals and Minerals, and the New Atlantis

Author: Francis Bacon,William Rawley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death

Page: 291

View: 2604

"The natural histories in this book are full of descriptions and pictures. Their purpose if to build a true philosophy for the illumination of the understanding; the extracting of axioms, and the producing of many noble works and effects. It is hoped that this will be an advancement of learning and sciences." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Author: Diarmid A Finnegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317315723

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3430

The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument.

Natural and Moral History of the Indies

Author: José de Acosta,Jane E. Mangan,Walter Mignolo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328452

Category: History

Page: 535

View: 966

DIVExploration of th society, surroundings and lives of the Amerindians of the Western Indies and the Americas (what we would call Latin America) as seen through first-hand observations of Jose Acosta and the written accounts of other ethnohistorians, soldie/div

Magazine of Natural History

Author: John Claudius Loudon,Edward Charlesworth,John Denson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 972

Emerson's English Traits and the Natural History of Metaphor

Author: David LaRocca

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144117561X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 401

Metaphors are ubiquitous and yet-or, for that very reason-go largely unseen. We are all variously susceptible to a blindness or blurry vision of metaphors; yet even when they are seen clearly, we are left to situate the ambiguities, conflations and contradictions they regularly present-logically, aesthetically and morally. David LaRocca's book serves as a set of 'reminders' of certain features of the natural history of our language-especially the tropes that permeate and define it. As part of his investigation, LaRocca turns to Ralph Waldo Emerson's only book on a single topic, English Traits (1856), which teems with genealogical and generative metaphors-blood, birth, plants, parents, family, names and race. In the first book-length study of English Traits in over half a century, LaRocca considers the presence of metaphors in Emerson's fertile text-a unique work in his expansive corpus, and one that is regularly overlooked. As metaphors are encountered in Emerson's book, and drawn from a long history of usage in work by others, a reader may realize (or remember) what is inherent and encoded in our language, but rarely seen: how metaphors circulate in speech and through texts to become the lifeblood of thought.

A Natural History of Ireland,

In Three Parts

Author: Gerard Boate,Sir Thomas Molyneux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: 219

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