Local Places, Global Processes

histories of environmental change in Britain and beyond
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.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

The Zoo Quest Expeditions
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


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 Python Years

Diaries 1969-1979 Volume One
Author: Michael Palin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297863622
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
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Michael Palin's bestselling diaries before, during and after Monty Python. Michael Palin's diaries begin when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself in the world of television comedy. But Monty Python was just around the corner . . . Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the Pythons then proceeded to tour the USA and Canada. As their popularity grew, so Palin relates how the group went their separate ways, later to re-form for stage shows and the celebrated films THE HOLY GRAIL and LIFE OF BRIAN. Living through the three-day week and the miners strike, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these perceptive and funny diaries.

The Sum of You: Teach Yourself


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.

The Art Quarterly of the National Art Collections Fund


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Publisher: N.A
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BBC Wildlife Magazine


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Category: Animals
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Recorded Sound


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BBC Wildlife


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Category: Animals
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Optima


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

Die Nacht der Delfine


Author: Lauren St. John
Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg
ISBN: 9783407742360
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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»Genauso gut wie das erste Buch – wenn nicht sogar besser!« Lena, 10 Jahre Seit Martine ihre magischen Fähigkeiten kennt und sich mit der weißen Giraffe angefreundet hat, fühlt sie sich wohler in Südafrika. Doch die Klassenfahrt zu der weltberühmten Sardinenwanderung vor der Küste wird zur Katastrophe, denn ihr Schiff gerät in einen fürchterlichen Sturm. Martine und ein paar ihrer Mitschüler gehen über Bord. Ohne die Delfine, die sie zu einer verlassenen Insel bringen, wären sie verloren. Eines Nachts rudern mysteriöse Gestalten auf die Insel zu. Werden Martines Fähigkeiten, von denen sie bisher niemandem erzählt hat, ausreichen, um sie alle zu retten?

BBC Music Magazine


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Category: Music
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Die 8-Wochen-Blutzucker-Diät

Der Erfolgsplan gegen Typ-2-Diabetes und Übergewicht
Author: Dr. Michael Mosley
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641202396
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Leiden Sie an erhöhtem Blutzucker, Typ-2-Diabetes oder Übergewicht? Vielleicht sind Sie ständig durstig oder müssen häufig auf die Toilette. Vielleicht heilen Ihre Wunden nur langsam oder Sie sind ungewöhnlich müde. Oder Sie haben – was wesentlich wahrscheinlicher ist – gar keine Symptome. Millionen Menschen haben überhöhte Blutzuckerspiegel – und doch ahnen viele nichts davon. Als der Bestsellerautor und Ernährungsexperte Dr. Michael Mosley (»Fast Diet«, »Fast Fitness«) selbst die Diagnose Typ-2-Diabetes erhielt, begann er umgehend damit, sich mit dem wissenschaftlichen Zusammenhang zwischen Kalorien, Kohlenhydraten, Adipositas, Insulin und Diabetes zu beschäftigen. In seinem neuen Buch dreht sich alles um einen der wichtigsten Gradmesser unserer Gesundheit, den Blutzucker, um dessen heimtückischen Anstieg, der einem Typ-2-Diabetes vorausgeht – den sogenannten Prädiabetes – und um die regelrechte Diabetes-Epidemie, welche die Welt in den letzten Jahren erfasst hat. Aus seinen Forschungsergebnissen entwickelte er gemeinsam mit Diabetes-Spezialisten und Blutzucker-Experten eine Diätmethode, die Typ-2-Diabetes in nur acht Wochen umkehren und die den gefährlichen Prädiabetes am Fortschreiten hindern kann. Mit Selbsttest und 50 Rezepten.

British Book News


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Category: Best books
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Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett
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 »Das Tierbuch des Jahres 2018.« Literaturspiegel »Dieses Buch wird Ihren Blick auf die Welt verändern.« Alan Bennett Sunday-Times-Bestseller, Times Book of the Year Die bejubelte Wiederentdeckung eines Klassikers: über 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare allein in England. Heiß umkämpfter Titel: In über 25 Länder verkauft! Wunderschön gestaltet mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen. »Warmherzig, bewegend und absolut lesenswert.« Lydia Davis »Ein perfektes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse.« Sunday Telegraph

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen
Author: BOORSTIN
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 303486650X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 826
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005-2008


Author: Lawrence Goldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199671540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1264
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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.

The Tablet


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