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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476729909
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Published: Atria Books - April 26th, 2016

Chickens have become ubiquitous in our barnyards and on our plates, but you will never again take them for granted after reading this informative history of how they conquered the world. From cockfighting to the rise of industrial chicken farming, Lawler explores all the ways this bird has influenced our lives. A great read for any one who loves and/or eats chickens. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


The Spell of the Sensuous

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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679776390
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Published: Vintage - February 25th, 1997

In a lyrical style similar to that of writers Loren Eiseley and Barry Lopez, Abram searches for the roots of our disconnect from the natural world. Drawing on diverse sources from aboriginal storytelling to philosopher Merleau-Ponty, he discovers our cognitive dependence on nature and the forces that shattered it. Beautifully written, fascinating, thought-provoking and inspiring. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


The Immense Journey

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The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394701578
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 1959

A gem of poetic prose probing the mysteries of man and nature. Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley tells the story of man in a creative blend of science and imagination. He encourages us to wonder at minute details we might overlook: a spiderweb on a streetlamp, an ancient fossil. Meditations on minutiae may give us insight to a greater meaning. This book may be small, but the journey is immense. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


Arctic Dreams

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ISBN: 9780375727481
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Published: Vintage - October 2nd, 2001

This book is a portal into another world. Scientific facts, firsthand accounts, and personal observations combine to celebrate the stark and mysterious arctic. Lopez's writing is exquisite: his poetry, meditation, and precision transport you to the icy north and alter your perceptions about landscape. What is time, what is nature, and what is our place among them? The land is more than just a setting; it is an active, ever-changing living entity. Read this book and be enthralled, amazed, and struck with wonder. My highest recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


Founding Gardeners

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Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307269904
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Published: Knopf - March 29th, 2011

How greatly has gardening affected the history of the United States? More than you would ever think. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison were all avid gardeners, an enduring passion that shaped their shared vision for America's future. Gardening, agriculture, and botany were not only hobbies or means of production, but also fundamental to the ideology of the Revolution. Wulf lends an important, often overlooked perspective on the founding of America. Let us rediscover our agrarian roots! ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


Why Did the Chicken Cross the World

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476729893
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Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

Chickens have become ubiquitous in our barnyards and on our plates, but you will never again take them for granted after reading this informative history of how they conquered the world. From cockfighting to the rise of industrial chicken farming, Lawler explores all the ways this bird has influenced our lives. A great read for any one who loves and/or eats chickens. ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole


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