Chickens Aren t the Only Ones

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698117785
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A pictorial introduction to the animals that lay eggs, including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, and even a few mammals.

Animals Born Alive and Well

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780698117778
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Text and illustrations introduce animals with fur or hair who nurse their young, breathe fresh air, and except for two species give birth to their young alive instead of laying eggs.

Dilogg n Tales of the Natural World

Author: Ócha'ni Lele
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594778032
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sacred myths from Santería centered on nature and the natural world • Includes more than 40 myths, stories, and histories from the Lucumí tradition • Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories • Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yoruba, had deep philosophies and metaphysics involving nature and the natural world Since ancient times the Yoruba of West Africa created sacred stories--patakís--to make sense of the world around them. Upon arrival in the New World, the Yoruba religion began to incorporate elements from Catholic and Native traditions, evolving into Santería, and new patakís were born, adding to the many chapters already found in the odu of the diloggun--the sacred oral teachings and divination system of the Yoruba, or Lucumí, faith. Comparable to the myths of ancient Greece and Rome and rich with jewels of wisdom like the I Ching, these Santería stories are as vast as the Hindu Vedas and as culturally significant as the parables in the Torah, Talmud, and Christian Bible. Diloggun Tales of the Natural World presents more than 40 patakís that shed light upon the worldview of Santería. Each story in this collection, reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora, is centered on a spiritual principle in nature: the waxing and waning of the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, the phenomenon of shooting stars, the separation of sky and earth, and the origins of the animals and birds who play key roles in Santería symbology. Revealing the metaphysics, theology, and philosophy of the Yoruba people, this volume shows these stories to be as powerful and relevant today as they were to the ancient Yoruba who once safeguarded them.

Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover s Soul

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781453279373
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Self-Help

For anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors: hikers, mountain climbers, snowboarders, kayakers, campers, beach-lovers, tree-huggers and more.

Bowker s Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 0835242013
Release Date: 1999-03
Genre: Performing Arts

Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.

The Reason for a Flower

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0780714725
Release Date: 1999-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brief text and lavish illustrations explain plant reproduction and the purpose of a flower and present some plants that don't seem to be flowers but are.

Merry go round

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0698116429
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rhyming text and illustrations present explanations of the various types of nouns and rules for their usage.

The Modern Savage

Author: James McWilliams
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250031204
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Social Science

Just Food author James McWilliams's exploration of the "compassionate carnivore" movement and the paradox of humanity's relationship with animals. In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"-not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and-supposedly-most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice-a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life.

A Sea Within a Sea

Author: Ruth Heller
ISBN: 0448424177
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Uses rhyme and illustrations to explore the folklore and facts of the Sargasso Sea.

Fantastic Wow and Unreal

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0698118758
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces and explains various interjections and conjunctions, including "awesome," "alas," and "yet."

How to Hide a Parakeet Other Birds

ISBN: 044840964X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rhyming text and pictures demonstrate the camouflage nature provides in the coloration of birds such as the plover, bittern, and potoo.