Naturalist

Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597260886
Release Date: 2006-04-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author, a professor of entomology at Harvard, looks back on his life, education, and career, and discusses his work.

The Naturalist

Author: Andrew Mayne
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477824243
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Fiction

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students. As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogue...or Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he hunts--before he becomes its prey?

The Naturalist

Author: Darrin Lunde
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307464309
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"A biography of Theodore Roosevelt focusing on his career as a naturalist, his role as a pioneer for wilderness engagement, and an early advocate for museum building"--

Naturalism

Author: Stewart Goetz
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802807687
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Philosophy

Argues against naturalism, or the idea that natural physical processes explain everything, the mind and soul do not exist, and consciousness and causality may have no basis, and suggests that it does not account for human--or any--action.

Understanding Naturalism

Author: Jack Ritchie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317493570
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Philosophy

Many contemporary Anglo-American philosophers describe themselves as naturalists. But what do they mean by that term? Popular naturalist slogans like, "there is no first philosophy" or "philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences" are far from illuminating. "Understanding Naturalism" provides a clear and readable survey of the main strands in recent naturalist thought. The origin and development of naturalist ideas in epistemology, metaphysics and semantics is explained through the works of Quine, Goldman, Kuhn, Chalmers, Papineau, Millikan and others. The most common objections to the naturalist project - that it involves a change of subject and fails to engage with "real" philosophical problems, that it is self-refuting, and that naturalism cannot deal with normative notions like truth, justification and meaning - are all discussed. "Understanding Naturalism" distinguishes two strands of naturalist thinking - the constructive and the deflationary - and explains how this distinction can invigorate naturalism and the future of philosophical research.

The Naturalist in Britain

Author: David Elliston Allen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691036322
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Nature

At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen'sThe Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like- minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertaining discussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen'sThe Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like- minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertainingdiscussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.

Texas Master Naturalist Statewide Curriculum

Author: Michelle M. Haggerty
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493448
Release Date: 2015-12-20
Genre: Nature

For fifteen years, the Texas Master Naturalist program has been hugely successful, training more than 9,600 volunteers who have given almost 2.8 million hours to nature education. This dedicated corps of naturalists provides teaching, outreach, and service in their communities, promoting the appreciation and stewardship of natural resources and natural areas around the state. Hundreds of new volunteers are trained every year, and the Texas Master Naturalist Statewide Curriculum serves as the basis of instruction for trainees who complete a certification course taught under the auspices of more than forty program chapters. The curriculum contains twenty-four units of instruction that range from geology to ornithology to wetland ecology—all written by the state’s top scientists and experts. Available as well to educators, interpreters, and others who may not yet be able to commit to the Texas Master Naturalist program, the curriculum offers an authoritative source of information for anyone seeking to learn more about the natural world in Texas.

The Amateur Naturalist

Author: Nick Baker
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 0792293487
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

Building on the success of the 1982 bestseller by Gerald and Lee Durrell, "The Amateur Naturalist" makes nature accessible to all ages and inspires a new generation to make the most of the world around them. 200 full-color photos & illustrations throughout.

A Naturalist in Alaska

Author: Adolph Murie
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816511683
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Science

Paperback reissue (first publication was 1961) of the entirely charming, even magical study of the life cycles and interrelationships of the animals of Alaska. The pen-and-ink drawings are by Adolph's brother Olaus. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Wild trees of Idaho

Author: Frederic Duane Johnson
Publisher: Univ of Idaho Pr
ISBN: MINN:31951D01046992Y
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Nature

This organized, user-friendly volume gives reproductions of actual leaves and special keys to help the reader identify and locate tree populations.

Mark Dion

Author: Ruth Erickson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300224078
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Art

A comprehensive survey of American artist Mark Dion, examining three decades of his critically engaged practice interrogating our relationship with nature The first book in two decades to consider the entire oeuvre of Mark Dion (b. 1961), this volume examines thirty years of the American artist's pioneering inquiries into how we collect, interpret, and display nature. Part of a generation of artists expanding institutional critique in the 1990s, Dion adopted the methods of the archaeologist or the natural history museum, juxtaposing natural objects, taxidermy, books, and more to reorganize the natural and the manmade in poetic, witty ways. These sculptures, installations, and interventions offer novel approaches to questioning institutional power, which he sees as connected to the control and representation of nature. Generously illustrated, this publication introduces new insights and features more than seventy-five artworks. Essays address topics ranging from Dion's ecological activism to his loving critique of museums. A diverse group of contributors explores his work as a teacher, his public artworks such as Neukom Vivarium in Seattle, and his intricate curiosity cabinets installed throughout the world. They reveal how Dion's practice and formal investigations--which are rooted in history--connect to contemporary questions of disciplinary boundaries and the acquisition of knowledge in the age of the Anthropocene.