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The discussion explores the strategic and creative responses of organizations and producers, including those of natural history units based within national public service and commercial TV companies, international satellite and cable TV distributors, and medium- and small-scale production houses and independent producers. Eurybathic: able to tolerate different depths in water (like a sperm whale, which can ride on the surface or dive deeply). The more successful, profitable and secure we felt via our technology's protective ways and stories, the more superior to and prejudiced against “unpredictable nature” and “beckoning webstring sensations” we became.

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The way in which the world is perceived, understood, and interpreted at any given time by a society or social group. More than 1500 exotic insect species and more than 25 families of alien fish have been introduced into North America; in excess of 3000 plant species have also been introduced. If they are broken, it is usually when fishermen fish good sites on days that are not their turn. An unanswered question in the RNA world scenario is how sequence information could be transferred during replication of duplex RNA.

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It was linked to an animism which saw kindred spirits in all animals and plants. The subcultures of ranchers in Nevada, sugar-cane workers in Puerto Rico, tea-plantation workers in Kenya, and other subsocieties who live on the land are shaped by the outside economic institutions to which they are linked, as well as by the local environment. The kittens now are venturing out on their own, but do not appear to have totally left the mother. While "the Volkish movement aspired to reconstruct the society that was sanctioned by history, rooted in nature, and in communion with the cosmic life spirit," 8 it pointedly refused to locate the sources of alienation, rootlessness and environmental destruction in social structures, laying the blame instead to rationalism, cosmopolitanism, and urban civilization.

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Empirical studies disclose that among the simpler and earlier societies of mankind, to whom physical survival was the major concern, different social systems were fairly direct responses to the exploitation of particular environments by special techniques. Discovered by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in 1858 (rather, discovered years earlier by both; Darwin beat Wallace to the press in 1858). Sometimes old, well traveled, well worn trails are clearly visible.

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The rhythms of nature underlie all of human interaction: religious traditions, economic systems, cultural and political organization. According to Warren, just such a logic of domination has been prevalent within western society. Seasonally dependent epidemics can now be described in ecological terms. Lectures, Workshops & Field Trips on any aspect of Natural History, Science Education & Conservation. -- The Piedmont Naturalist, Vol. 1 (1986): A collection of newspaper essays about nature; available now (or very soon) as an e-Book download via Amazon (Kindle), Google Books, Barnes & Noble Nook), and Apple's iTunes Store (iBooks); all proceeds from the sale of the book support education, research, and conservation work of Hilton Pond Center.

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This revelation leads to many new questions regarding the biological and ecological role of biofluorescence in the marine realm, because fishes and sea turtles, unlike cnidarians, possess advanced visual systems 6, 7, 8, 9. This identifies the imperative for continued economic growth levels that, once achieved, accelerate the need for future growth. While food chains conduct the energy upwards from the soil, death and decay returns the energy back to the soil.

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This pessimism is fed daily by sociobiologists who locate our failings in our genes, by antihumanists who deplore our “antinatural” sensibilities, and by “biocentrists” who downgrade our rational qualities with notions that we are no different in our “intrinsic worth” than ants. The introduction of exotic species is one of the most disruptive ecological activities in which humans engage, yet it happens across the globe and even in protected areas like national parks.

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Increased public understanding of the ecology and management of these natural resources which are important in agriculture, hunting and fishing, ecotourism, forest production and use, as well as the conservation of wildlife habitat is an important goal of the faculty in NREM. As an experienced ecologist, with expertise across a wide range of taxon groups, I can provide a comprehensive professional service. In modern terms, natural philosophy roughly corresponded to modern physics and chemistry, while natural history included the biological and geological sciences.

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It is a very pretty plant, with the flowers showing the typical arrangement for the Mustard Family ( Brassicaceae ), with four petals and six anthers (four long, two short) arranged around a single stigma. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition which may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from both Asia and the United States of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment.

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They may also have geological and microscopical sections. We believe that everyone has a fundamental need to connect with the natural world. There are many other factors that can come into play when talking of fire regimes, though this simple definition will work for most cases. The scene takes place during a winter wind on Grasmere Lake. Changes in the biological environment occur in three ways. Most versions of bioregionalism share the following areas of focus: Those who actually live in a bioregion know best how to manage it.

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