Local Places, Global Processes

histories of environmental change in Britain and beyond

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Author: Peter Coates,David Moon,Paul Warde

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686964

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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We live in an age of unprecedented environmental change: global, interconnected and universal. Yet though our lives are inextricably connected to global processes, and increasingly mobile, we still live in particular places. Our perceptions of change, and what kind of change might be for good or ill, are shaped by the interaction of localised experience and the wider forces of transformation. Local Places, Global Processes examines how these relationships have been shaped in Britain over time in three ways. First, through essays addressing influential ways of understanding and debating questions of ‘the state of nature’. These are complemented by case studies on conservation, landscape change and management, and how perceptions of environmental change have emerged or been discarded over time. Chapters also draw on a series of site-based workshops that brought together historians, landscape managers and artists to discuss and reflect on particular sites: Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, owned by the National Trust and the first British nature reserve; the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, England’s first AONB and a landscape enriched by Romantic association; and the landscape of Kielder Water and Forest, a land of superlatives in Northumberland in north-eastern England – the largest planted forest and artificial lake in northern Europe. The multi-disciplinary approach draws together the exchanges, artworks and writing assembled at these workshops and afterwards. This opens up how being in a place, and engaging with ideas attached to it, shape perceptions of the environment. It provides resources with which landscape managers can think about their tasks and engage various publics in discussion about future environments in light of these histories of place. Rather than a history of these three places, this is history written from them.

Licensed to Guide

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Author: Susie Cazenove

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770090552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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In this dynamic travel narrative, some of Africa's foremost professional guides reveal their take on the safari experience. From elephant-back safaris and walks in the bush to travels within the protective confines of a vehicle, the guides tell stories of how they roamed the countryside, journeying to locales such as Botswana, Sabi Sands, and Soit Orgoss in northern Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Through their colorful biographies and amusing and hair-raising anecdotes—including encounters with wounded buffalo and dramatic escapades with elephants—these fiercely independent professionals provide insight into their dedication and passion, offering an ad hoc appraisal of the evolution of the safari business into a sophisticated industry. A selection of drawings and photographs and background information on the lodges where these individuals are based further illuminate their surroundings.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

The Zoo Quest Expeditions

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Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1635060710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"A GREAT BOOK." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "MARVELOUS." --THE TELEGRAPH "A RARE GLIMPSE OF A FLEDGLING DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IN THE WILD." --VANITY FAIR Living legend and presenter of BBC's Planet Earth series Sir David Attenborough tells the story of his early career as a broadcaster and a naturalist in his own words. In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia, and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team contended with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines, and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. Written with his trademark wit and charm, Adventures of a Young Naturalist is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world and taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.

Teaching Geography Creatively

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Author: Stephen Scoffham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136452222

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Teaching Geography Creatively offers an innovative approach to geography education in the primary classroom, and is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of geography to life. With ideas for exploring physical geography, human geography and environmental issues, it is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for all training and experienced teachers. Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary, cutting-edge practice at the forefront, expert authors from schools and universities explore the inter-relationship between creativity and learning and how creativity can enhance pupils' motivation, self-image and well-being. The importance of equipping children for a rapidly changing environment and the need to place learning in a values context are also stressed. With an emphasis on promoting creativity as a key element to developing young children's knowledge, understanding and enjoyment, Teaching Geography Creatively offers a range of practical strategies to enable teachers to take a fresh approach to geography teaching.

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

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Author: Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895332

Category: Science

Page: 592

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The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a highly readable and informative guide to the people whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.

The Sum of You: Teach Yourself

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Author: Alan Graham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133977

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Six mathematical forces are at the heart of shaping your personality. Dr Alan Graham explains their importance, their history, how they impact your life, and how you can make them work for you.

Optima

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industries

Page: N.A

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"A review published in the interests of mining, industrial, scientific and economic progress" (varies slightly).

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen

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Author: BOORSTIN

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486650X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 826

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Coffin Road - Tödliches Vergessen

Kriminalroman

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Author: Peter May

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732550249

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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Wenn du jemanden getötet hättest, wüsstest du das ... Oder? Ein Mann wacht am Strand der kleinen schottischen Insel Harris auf, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Er trägt eine Schwimmweste und ist vollkommen durchnässt. Von den Inselbewohnern erfährt er, dass er offenbar Neal Maclean heißt und ein Buch über drei Leuchtturmwärter schreibt, die im Jahr 1900 von einer benachbarten Inselgruppe verschwanden. Auf der Suche nach seiner Erinnerung landet Neal schließlich genau dort, auf den unbewohnten Flannan Isles, wo er eine schockierende Entdeckung macht: In der verlassenen Insel-Kapelle liegt ein Mann mit eingeschlagenem Schädel. Und alles deutet daraufhin, dass Neal ihn getötet hat ... Ein atmosphärisch eindringlicher Krimi von Bestsellerautor Peter May

Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett

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Author: Rosamund Young

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641222311

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian