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The Moth Snowstorm

The Moth Snowstorm

Nature and Joy

  • Author: Michael McCarthy
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444792784
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love . . . A must-read' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, which mean that we cannot be fully human if we are separate from it. In The Moth Snowstorm Michael McCarthy, one of Britain's leading writers on the environment, proposes this joy as a defence of a natural world which is ever more threatened, and which, he argues, is inadequately served by the two defences put forward hitherto: sustainable development and the recognition of ecosystem services. Drawing on a wealth of memorable experiences from a lifetime of watching and thinking about wildlife and natural landscapes, The Moth Snowstorm not only presents a new way of looking at the world around us, but effortlessly blends with it a remarkable and moving memoir of childhood trauma from which love of the natural world emerged. It is a powerful, timely, and wholly original book which comes at a time when nature has never needed it more.

Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our Time

  • Author: Craig R. Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527521141
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 349
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Relying on the author’s established expertise in rhetorical theory and political communication, this book re-contextualizes Romantic rhetorical theory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to provide a foundation for a Neo-Romantic rhetorical theory for our own time. In the process, it uses a unique methodology to correct misconceptions about many Romantic writers. The methodology of the early chapters uses a dialectical approach to trace Romanticism and its opposition, the Enlightenment, back through Humanism and its opposition, Scholasticism, to St. Augustine. These chapters include a revisionist analysis of the church’s treatment of Galileo in the course of showing how difficult it was for scientific study to be accepted in the academic world. The study also re-conceptualizes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke as bridge figures to the Romantic Era instead of as Enlightenment figures. This move throws new light on the major artists of the Romantic Era, who are examined in chapters seven and eight. Chapter nine focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley and his development of the rhetorical poem, and thereby provides a new genre in the Romantic catalogue. Chapter ten uses the foregoing to analyse and reconceptualize the rhetorical theories of Hugh Blair and Thomas De Quincey. The concluding chapter then synthesizes their theories with relevant contemporary rhetorical theories thereby constructing a Neo-Romantic theory for our own time. In the process, this book links the Romantics’ love of nature to the current environmental crisis.

Climate Change and British Wildlife

Climate Change and British Wildlife

  • Author: Trevor Beebee
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472943171
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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“Fascinating but frightening, compelling and concerning ... this book brings together all you need to know about how the climate is impacting wildlife.” CHRIS PACKHAM There is no escaping the fact that the British climate is changing, and our wildlife is changing with it. In this remarkable account, Trevor Beebee examines the story so far for our plant, fungi and animal species. Warmer and wetter winters, combined with longer summers, have worked to the advantage of plants such as the rare Lady Orchid, and a whole range of insects. The UK is also hosting new arrivals that come in on the wing. But there is adversity, too. Alpine plants and seabirds – particularly Kittiwakes – are suffering declines as our countryside warms. Given the evidence so far, can we predict what the future holds for our British ecosystems?

The Consolation of Nature

The Consolation of Nature

Spring in the Time of Coronavirus

  • Author: Michael McCarthy,Peter Marren
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 1529349168
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9974
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Nature took on a new importance for thousands of people when the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Britain, providing solace in a time of great anxiety - not least because the crisis struck at the beginning of spring, the season of hope and renewal; and furthermore, in an extraordinary conjunction, the spring of 2020 turned out to be the loveliest spring ever recorded in Britain. Three nature writers, living like everyone else under lockdown, but walking out each day to exercise, resolved to record their experiences of the coronavirus spring, in widely contrasting parts of the country. They did so to share with others their sense of the wonder, inspiration and delight the natural world can offer, and The Consolation of Nature is the enthralling account of what they discovered by literally walking out from their front doors.

The Moth Book

The Moth Book

A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America

  • Author: William Jacob Holland
  • Publisher: W. Briggs
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Moths
  • Page: 479
  • View: 1783
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The Moth Book

The Moth Book

  • Author: W.J. Holland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Desire of the Moth

The Desire of the Moth

  • Author: Capel Vane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 350
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Abstracts, References, and Key Words of Publications Relating to the Cotton Leafworm, Alabama Argillacea (Huebner), (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

Abstracts, References, and Key Words of Publications Relating to the Cotton Leafworm, Alabama Argillacea (Huebner), (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

  • Author: Santin Gravena,Winfield Lincoln Sterling,Allen Dean
  • Publisher: Entomological Society of Amer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 136
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Sea

Sea

  • Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 698
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If Not Higher

If Not Higher

Lectures on the Poetics of Spiritual Presence and Absence

  • Author: Bruce Ross
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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This collection of lectures considers the postmodern «hermeneutics of exile» that disrupts our humanity and estranges us from nature. There needs to be a redefinition of our relation to things and of subjectivity itself through new or recovered spiritual and phenomenological ontologies such as evidenced in Kabbalah and Zen Buddhism. Overtures to this end are explored in contemporary American nature poetry, American Transcendentalism and its deconstruction, Russian émigré literature and the art of nostalgia, Kabbalistic poetic responses to the Holocaust, Hasidic metaphysics and its artistic expressions, and Zen Buddhist poetics of presence in Japanese and American haiku and haibun.