Nature

Sustainability

Sustainability:  the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

How do we become more sustaining in our habits in relation to our natural world, or have we tipped too far? Luckily there are many resources at our fingertips to help us with this daily human struggle in the form of books, those reassuring things that have always helped us gain knowledge and insight.

F**k Plastic: 101 Ways to Free Yourself from Plastic and Save the World

Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene by Tim Dee - Book Review

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By Tim Dee
$25.00
ISBN: 9781603589093
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 12th, 2019

Why do gulls annoy people so much? These beautiful, and highly adaptable, birds have found a way not only to survive, but thrive in our climate damaged world, and so we tend to come across them on a more daily basis. Why do we treasure the appearance of a woodpecker, or bluebird, but show disdain for the gull that swoops through a supermarket parking lot. This beautifully written book, looks at our relationship with these majestic birds and their ability to thrive on the trash that we are so good at creating. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Embracing Nature

Spring has arrived here in the Northeast- the days are getting longer, the sun a little warmer and the precipitation is leaning towards rain instead of snow, and with the shift comes a restlessness to re-emerge into our outdoor world. We may not need to hibernate but it certainly feels as if we do it to a degree. In a climate with a long, cold winter cabin fever is a real state of mind.

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316414425
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - March 19th, 2019

Don't ever think the era of adventurers or explorers is over, they are still very much alive and well, as the author and her husband can attest to. They take on an epic journey by themselves through the arctic circle, over 4,000 miles of walking and paddling and avoiding bear attacks. It is a joy to be taken along with them, through one of the last wildernesses on earth, a place that hosts the last great mammal migration, done by the caribou, that they have the honor to witness. You may not make it yourself, but with such beautifully descriptive writing, you will feel like you have seen it. Highly Recommend! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Macfarlane's writing is a joy, a lyrical prose that speaks directly to the heart, and his latest book is a wonder, and a treasure to behold. I turned each page enraptured, and met each new chapter with glee. You are taken on an epic journey of the underland, the land beneath our feet, and I had no idea of the marvels, and the horrors, that are encased there. To read this book, is to know this planet we live on a little better, and also maybe, ourselves. A must read! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Beautiful, horrifying , haunting and exquisite are all adjectives for Robert Macfarlane's newest book and now my favorite one. I love this book. Macfarlane weaves magic around his incredible and often scary adventures in nature. Underland is a bardic journey worthy of any druid or shapeshifter, blending myth and realty into a seamless stream that becomes a part of you if you let it. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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