Rewilding Our Hearts

Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence

Author: Marc Bekoff

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319540

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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In wildlife conservation, rewilding refers to restoring habitats and creating corridors between preserved lands to allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, one of the world’s leading animal experts and activists, here applies rewilding to human attitudes. Rewilding Our Hearts invites readers to do the essential work of becoming reenchanted with the world, acting from the inside out, and dissolving false boundaries to truly connect with both nature and themselves.
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One Hundred & One Reasons To Get Out of Bed

small world steps. big planet heroes

Author: Natasha Milne,Barbara Royal

Publisher: TWIG²

ISBN: 0994462816

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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While the media bombards us with doom and gloom stories of a planet in peril, there are millions of people across the globe actually doing something about it. Some are household names, many are not, but all find at least one reason to get out of bed each day and help the world. One Hundred & One Reasons to Get Out of Bed introduces us to 101 everyday earth advocates. It asks them three simple questions: what gets them out of bed and why, what they are doing about it and what can we all do about it. Scientist Dr. Jane Goodall and filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, business innovators Rick Ridgeway and Sir Richard Branson, global economist John Hewson, and Garbage singer Shirley Manson add their voices to nearly one hundred others, encouraging us to find our “one thing” and commit to move ourselves and our communities towards the brightest possibilities for the future. Their answers give practical insight into their own concerns and how they tackle them by simple actions. 101 Reasons gives a colorful snapshot of common global concerns without the confusion or the guilt. Open this book to any page and you’ll meet someone new doing great things in their world, taking on the issues with practical solutions. It shows how little things turn into habits, get shared, and then make big impacts. Our contributions can make a difference. We don’t have to settle for what now passes as “normal”; we can all take small steps to shift the health of our planet and become big planet heroes. *Proceeds from this book support charities directly represented by contributors and to fund a multi-media awareness campaign for other planet heroes in the world
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Developing the Virtues

Integrating Perspectives

Author: Julia Annas,Darcia Narvaez,Nancy E. Snow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019063054X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers and parents have increasingly striven to cultivate virtue as part of education and child-rearing. Looking at these parallel trends in the study and practice of virtue development, the essays in this volume explore such questions as: How can philosophical work on virtue development inform psychological work on it, and vice versa? How should we understand virtue as a dimension of human personality? What is the developmental foundation of virtue? What are the evolutionary aspects of virtue and its development? How is virtue fostered? How is virtue exemplified in behavior and action? How is our conception of virtue influenced by context and by developmental and social experiences? What are the tensions, impediments and prospects for an integrative field of virtue study? Rather than centering on each discipline, the essays in this volume are organized around themes and engage each other in a broader dialogue. The volume begins with an introductory essay from the editors that explains the full range of philosophical and empirical issues that have surrounded the notion of virtue in recent years.
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Protecting the Wild

Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation

Author: George Wuerthner

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915518

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and developments prevail. But even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passé. Conservation, they argue, should instead focus on lands managed for human use—working landscapes—and abandon the goal of preventing human-caused extinctions in favor of maintaining ecosystem services to support people. If such arguments take hold, we risk losing support for the unique qualities and values of wild, undeveloped nature. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable—albeit insufficient—means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change. A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, Protecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs.
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Animal Internet

Nature and the Digital Revolution

Author: Alexander Pschera

Publisher: New Vessel Press

ISBN: 1939931355

Category: Nature

Page: 130

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"Animal Internet is a most important book. This excellent work could be a strong catalyst for people to rewild, to reconnect and become re-enchanted with all sorts of mysterious and fascinating animals, both local and distant. By shrinking the world it will bring humans and other animals together in a multitude of ways that only a few years ago were unimaginable." —Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author of Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence "An original book that goes against the trend to stubbornly keep nature and technology divided from one another."—Der Spiegel "Animal Internet is one of the most interesting books that I've read in recent years."—Bavarian Radio "What Pschera describes sounds futuristic but it's already widespread reality . . . Pschera's book is not just popular science: he describes not only the status quo, but also thinks about an ongoing transformation."—Wired.de Some fifty thousand creatures around the globe—including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats, and snails—are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but also radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical perspective, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature. Foreword by Martin Wikelski, Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Alexander Pschera, born in 1964, has published several books on the internet and media. He studied German, music, and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazine Cicero as well as for German radio.
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The Jane Effect

Celebrating Jane Goodall

Author: Dale Peterson,Marc Bekoff

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595342540

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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In her nearly sixty-year career as a groundbreaking primatologist and a passionate conservationist, Jane Goodall has touched the hearts of millions of people. The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall is a collection of testimonies by her friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, an inspiring teacher, a devoted friend, and an engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories. Jane Goodall is the celebrity who transcends celebrity. The distinguished scientist who's open to nonscientific ways of seeing and thinking. The human who has lived among nonhumans. She is a thoughtful adult with depth and sobriety who also possesses a child’s psychological immediacy and sense of wonder. She is a great scientific pioneer, and yet her pioneering work goes far beyond producing advances in scientific knowledge. The more than 100 original pieces included in this inspirational collection give us a sense of her amazing reach and the power of the “Jane effect.”
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Diana Thater

Gorillagorillagorilla ; anlässlich der Ausstellung Diana Thater - Gorillagorillagorilla, Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 31. Jänner - 17. Mai 2009

Author: Diana Thater

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: 9783865605900

Category: Art

Page: 165

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The large-format video installations of Californian artist Diana Thater analyses the complexity of nature and its relationship with mankind. Her new work, Gorillagorillagorilla is a study of human and animal behaviour and the artist's further investigation of the medium of video as an image production tool. The pictorial section comprises both installation shots from the Kunsthaus Graz and a photographic essay by Diana Thater with pictorial material generated during the filming of Gorillagorillagorilla in Cameroon. English and German text.
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Lolita Loves the Ocean

The Story of a Wild Orca

Author: Gina Sequeira

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982820315

Category: Marine ecology

Page: 55

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Based on true events, Lolita Loves the Ocean: the Story of a Wild Orca, offers both children and adults a vivid insightful account of the life of Lolita or Toki, the second oldest captive orca in the world, surviving in the U.S at Miami Seaquarium, Florida. Wildlife researcher Gina Sequeira embarks readers on an intimate journey of the ways of wild orcas, and onto Lolita's mental and physical struggle as a prisoner. Accompanied by dynamic illustrations from former San Francisco Academy of Art instructor Christopher Newhard and Sequeira, Lolita's story may be told transparently without words.
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