Call of Nature

The Secret Life of Dung

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784271063

Category: Nature

Page: 303

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Journey through the digestive systems of humans, farm and wild animals, and meet some of nature’s ultimate recyclers as they eat, breed in and compete for dung. The fall of bodily waste onto the ground is the start of a race against the clock as a multitude of dung-feeders and scavengers consume this rich food source. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and giant elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature ecosystem to be explored by the aspiring dung watcher.The author completes the book with an identification guide to dung itself, so that you can identify the animal that left it behind. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – learn your way around different species’ droppings. There’s also a dung-feeder’s identification guide that includes the species you’re most likely to encounter on an exploration of the dung heap.
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A Call of Nature and Other Short Stories

Author: David Vahlberg

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480945749

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A Call of Nature and Other Short Stories By: David Vahlberg A Call of Nature and Other Short Stories is a trip into the unknown. Stories of love, fear, death, and the supernatural come together to express a deeper part of the human condition. Fall into the deep, dark worlds venturing over a multitude of landscapes and time periods. Experience love and loss, and be willing to endure many hardships with each troubled character. A collection not to be missed, these stories will stay with you from the first page to the last.
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Ethical Responses to Nature’s Call

Reticent Imperatives

Author: James Magrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429770332

Category: Nature

Page: 196

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Arguing for a renewed view of objects and nature, Ethical Responses to Nature’s Call considers how it is possible to understand our ethical duties - in the form of ethical intuitionalism - to nature and the planet by listening to and releasing ourselves over to the call or address of nature. Blending several strands of philosophical thought, such as Graham Harman’s Object-Oriented Ontology, W. D. Ross’s prima fathics, Alphonso Lingis’s phenomenological ethics traceable to The Imperative, and Michael Bonnett’s ecophilosophy, this book offers a unique rejoinder to the problems and issues that continue to haunt humans’ relationship to nature. The origins of such problems and issues largely remain obscured from view due to the oppressive influence of the "Cultural Framework" which gives form and structure to the ways we understand, discourse on, and comport ourselves in relation to the natural world. Through understanding this "Cultural Framework" we also come to know the responses we continue to offer in answer to nature’s call and address, and are then in a position to analyze and assess those responses in terms of their potential ethical weight. Such a phenomenon is made possible through the descriptive-and-interpretive method of eco-phenomenology. This renewed vision of the human-and-nature provides direction for our interaction with and behavior toward nature in such a way that the ethical insight offers a diagnosis and provides a potentially compelling prescriptive for environmental ills.
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Sewage Solutions

Answering the Call of Nature

Author: Nick Grant,Mark Moodie,Chris Weedon

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781902175263

Category: House & Home

Page: 190

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Rather than polluting watercourses with sewage, many ways exist to recycle it. Sewage Solutions explains such natural methods of treatment as reed beds, cess pits, water stabilization ponds, septic tanks and compost toilets, and also describes how to collect and recycle waste water. Whether connected to municipal drain systems or not, this is the guide for all interested in the complete process of sewage recycling. Note that this book originates from Europe and may contain measurement units, etc. not commonly used in the US.
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Call from the Cave

Our Cruel Nature and Quest for Power

Author: Jon Huer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761860150

Category: History

Page: 510

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This book explores the nature of power in persons, groups, and nations by asking a question that we can understand in contemporary terms: what would Bill Gates do if he had Hitler s absolute power? Huer argues that the savage struggle for power is in our very human nature."
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