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Birds in the Calendar

By: Frederick G. Aflalo

Delightful sketches of British wild birds - a bird for every month of the year from the pheasant in January to the robin in December. This collection of articles, reprinted in book form from the periodical The Outlook, is full of fascinating information about bird behaviour and habitat, as well as many interesting anecdotes. (Summary by Ruth Golding)...

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Byways Around San Francisco Bay

By: W. E. Hutchinson

California, the land of sunshine and roses, with its genial climate, its skies as blue as the far-famed skies of Venice, and its pure, life-giving air, invites the lover of nature to take long tramps over hill and dale, mountain and valley, and to search out new trails in the rugged mountains.(Quote from section 2: Brook and Waterfall)....

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Yosemite, The

By: John Muir

John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

Nature

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Spring

By: Michael Fairless

volunteers bring you ___ recordings of Spring by Michael Fairless (pseudonym of Margaret Fairless Barber. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 7th, 2010....

Nature, Poetry

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Tis the Last Rose of Summer

By: Thomas Moore

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of ’Tis the Last Rose of Summer by Sir Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 15th, 2009....

Nature, Poetry

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Natural History of Selborne, The

By: Gilbert White

The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of his life in the village. The book is in the form of a collection of letters to two friends, discussing the natural history of the areas that he knew, and natural history in general. White's intense curiosity and his love for the world about him flow through his simple, straightforward style, and a gentle sense of humour colours many of his anecdotes. (Summary by Peter)...

Nature

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Flowers and Ferns in their Haunts

By: Mabel Osgood Wright

Pleasant non-fiction journey into the backwoods of the New England coastal countryside by the first president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, circa 1900. (Summary by BellonaTimes)...

Nature

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Down the Bayou

By: Mary Ashley Townsend

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Down the Bayou by Mary Ashley Townsend. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 27th, 2009.

Animals, Nature, Poetry

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Mountains of California, The

By: John Muir

John Muir (1838–1914) was one of the first modern preservationists. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. His writings and philosophy strongly influenced the formation of the modern environmental movement. (Summary from Wikipedia)...

Nature

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Romance of Rubber, The

By: United States Rubber Company

This pamphlet was published in the early 20th century by the United States Rubber Company so that coming generations of our country ... have some understanding of the importance of rubber in our every day life... We believe the rubber industry will be better off if the future citizens of our country know more about it. Learn about Christopher Columbus's discovery of rubber, how the crafty British entrepreneur, Wickham, managed to smuggle rubber seedlings out of Brazil, and how rubber manufacturing came to be a peculiarly American industry. The myriad uses of rubber from a century ago are also elaborated in considerable detail - everything from submarines to Keds to dentures. (Summary by Judy Bieber)...

Nature

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Blick in den Nachthimmel

By: Thomas Strigl

Kurzgeschichte, public domain

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Perspectives

By: Tony Kline

Original poetry in the mainstream European tradition.

Sing To Me Softly Of Earth Talking To The White Goddess From The Mountain Fifty Dragons For Shen Lung Three Pines And A Buddha Six Shunga Poems Indexed By Title Poems Indexed By First Line...

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МАСАИТЕ

By: Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova, Mrs.; Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova, Mrs., Illustrator

Poetry about the nature and people of Africa

МАСАИТЕ Копията на телата, забити в саваната от самите богове. Увити са в цветни платна като с аури...

СЪДЪРЖАНИЕ НАЗАД ВЪВ ВРЕМЕТО СЕКВОИТЕ ПУСТИНЯТА СВЕТИ ФРАНЦИСК И ЖИВОТНИТЕ МАЙМУНАТА ЗЕБРИ БИЗОНИТЕ ФЛАМИНГОТО ЖИРАФИ НОСОРОГЪТ СЛЪНЦЕТО НА СЕРЕНГЕТИ МАСАИТЕ АФРИКАНЧE ЖЕНАТА С БЕБЕТO ...

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Anleitung zur Zimmer-Gärtnerei

By: Max Jubisch

In seiner 1880 erschienenen Anleitung zur Zimmer-Gärtnerei gibt Max Alfred Jubisch leicht verständliche Ratschläge zur richtigen Aufstellung, Pflege und Vermehrung von Zimmerpflanzen. Dabei geht er auch auf die zu dieser Zeit erst in Mode gekommenen Terrarien und Aquarien ein. Wer nicht sofort zur Bekämpfung von Pflanzenkrankheiten die Chemiekeule schwingen will, wird hier sicherlich einige gute Tipps finden. Und wer einfach nur wissen will, wie es anno 1880 in Deutschen (Blumen)-Zimmern ausgesehen haben mag, wird hier sicherlich auch einen kleinen Einblick bekommen. Auf den fünften Abschnitt der Druckausgabe wurde in diesem Hörbuch verzichtet, da es sich im Wesentlichen nur um eine Aufzählung lateinischer Blumennamen handelt. (Wassermann)...

Instruction, Nature, Advice

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Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes, The

By: Charles Godfrey Leland

This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one. (Summary by Charles Godfrey Leland)...

Myths/Legends, Nature

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Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee: A Bee Keeper's Manual

By: L. L. Langstroth

Langstroth revolutionized the beekeeping industry by using bee space in his top opened hive. In the summer of 1851 he found that, by leaving an even, approximately bee-sized space between the top of the frames holding the honeycomb and the flat coverboard lying above, he was able to quite easily remove the latter, which was normally well cemented to the frames with propolis making separation hard to achieve. Later he had the idea to use this discovery to make the frames themselves easily removable. He found that, if he left a small space (less than 1/4 inch or 6.4 mm) between the combs, or between the combs and the sides of his hives, the bees would fill it with propolis thus cementing the combs into the hive. On the other hand, when he left a larger space (more than 3/8 inch or 9.5 mm) the bees would fill it with comb which had a similar effect. (Summary from Wikipedia)...

Instruction, Nature, Science

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Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur

By: Gertrude Jekyll

Wood and Garden reads like a walk through the garden with reknowned garden designer Gertrude Jekyll as she discusses her plant choices and placement, how she integrates nature into her design, and how she maintains and enjoys the garden. (Summary by A. Gramour)...

Nature, Instruction

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From the Mountain

By: Kline, Tony

Original poetry, in the mainstream European tradition.

Mere Aphrodite Night Old Ballad Three Anonymous Motets From the Mountain Open Watch Never A wing, a flower Leavings Mind – Matter From the almond-tree A Little Course in Morality Getting Lost Heavens Watching the City Birch Remember Breathing the Void Reaching Down The Twenty-Eight Stations of the Heart From the First Gatha On the Island Astro-physics Somewhere Owls Recanati Storm Index Of First Lines...

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Summer Shower

By: Emily Dickinson

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Summer Shower by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 10th, 2010.

Nature, Poetry

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Sonnet on a Wet Summer

By: John Codrington Bampfield

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Sonnet on a Wet Summer by John Codrington Bampfield. This was the weekly poem for the week of July 1, 2012.

Poetry, Nature

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