Kindred Nature Victorian And Edwardian Women Embrace The Living World

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Author by : Barbara T. Gates
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 1999-02-15
Publisher by : University Of Chicago Press

Description :

In Kindred Nature, Barbara T. Gates highlights the contributions of Victorian and Edwardian women to the study, protection, and writing of nature. Recovering their works from the misrepresentation they often faced at the time of their composition, Gates discusses not just well-known women like Beatrix Potter but also others—scientists, writers, gardeners, and illustrators—who are little known today.

Some of these women discovered previously unknown species, others wrote and illustrated natural histories or animal stories, and still others educated women, the working classes, and children about recent scientific advances. A number of women also played pivotal roles in the defense of animal rights by protesting overhunting, vivisection, and habitat destruction, even as they demanded their own rights to vote, work, and enter universities.

Kindred Nature shows the enormous impact Victorian and Edwardian women had on the natural sciences and the environmental movement, and on our own attitudes toward nature and human nature.



Kindred Beings What Seventy Three Chimpanzees Taught Me About Life Love And Connection

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Author by : Sheri Speede
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2014-09-02
Publisher by : HarperOne

Description :

Enter a world of tender friendships, staunch loyalties, violent jealousies—and enduring love.

As a child, Sheri Speede knew that she wanted to advocate for animals in any way she could. But it was not until many years after veterinary school, when she was transporting a chimpanzee named Pierre away from a biomedical facility as part of her job as a conservation advocate in Cameroon, that Dr. Speede discovered her true calling. She began to search for land for a forest sanctuary for captive chimpanzees that were held on chains and in small cages at local hotels.

Dr. Speede eventually founded the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, a forested home for orphans of the illegal ape meat trade. One chim- panzee, Dorothy, was rescued by Dr. Speede and her colleagues from a bleak existence imprisoned on a chain and forged a deep friendship with her. Dr. Speede explains how chimpanzees, like humans, are capable of a broad spectrum of emotional behaviors—both hateful and loving. Dr. Speede also candidly reveals her own struggles as a stranger in a foreign culture trying to adjust to rural African village life. And she admits that unlike Dorothy, she was not always kind, gentle, and forgiving.

Dorothy died of old age at the sanctuary, and a photograph of Dorothy's funeral, in which Dr. Speede cradled Dorothy's head while her family of chimpanzees mournfully viewed her body, went viral after being published in National Geographic. The world was surprised at the depth of the chimps' grief at the loss of their friend, but Dr. Speede was not. Through the chimps, she had come to understand the meaning of love, loyalty, and true connection.

While this is a compelling story about the emotional complexity of the chimpanzees she rescued and befriended, it is also Dr. Speede's story. Major events in her personal life, including love affairs, dangerous run-ins with criminals, and the birth of her daughter, unfold as the development of her primate rescue center runs parallel to her own development. Ultimately, Kindred Beings is a story of profound resilience, of both the apes and the woman who loved them.

Nature S Kindred Spirits Aldo Leopold Joseph Wood Krutch Edward Abbey Annie Dillard And Gary Snyder

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Author by : James I. McClintock
Languange Used : English
Release Date :
Publisher by : University of Wisconsin Press

Description :

In Nature's Kindred Spirits James McClintock shows how their mystical experiences with the wild led to dramatic conversions in their thinking and behavior.  By embracing the ecstasy of nature, they reject modern alienation and spiritual confusion.
    From Aldo Leopold, America’s most important conservationist and author of the classic A Sand County Almanac, to Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Dillard and Gary Snyder and defenders of the desert Joseph Wood Krutch and Edward Abbey, these writers share a common vision that harkens back to Henry David Thoreau and John Muir.  To nineteenth-century Romantic ideals, they add the authority of modern ecological science.  Collectively they have elevated nature’s importance in American culture, shaping the growth of the environmental movement and influencing American environmental policies.
    Widely admired among educated readers but relatively neglected by the literary establishment, these writers unite the experiential with the metaphysical, the ordinary with the sacred, the personal with the public, and the natural with the social.  Using ecology as a touchstone, McClintock further draws connections among science, politics, religion, and philosophy to create an enlightening overview of the work of these “kindred spirits.”

The Darkest Places In Nature And Other Poems Poetry From A Kindred Spirit Book 1

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Author by : Dani M.C. Riley
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-08-16
Publisher by :

Description : A book of poetry that is centered on the natural world

Sacred Earth Celebrations 2nd Edition

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Author by : Glennie Kindred
Languange Used : English
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Publisher by : Permanent Publications

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Sacred Earth Celebrations is the revised and updated version of Glennie Kindred’s bestselling, classic book, Sacred Celebrations. It is an uplifting and inspiring source book for everyone seeking to celebrate and honor the changing rhythms and seasons of the Earth and her cycles. Uplifting and inspiring, it explores the eight Celtic festivals, how they were celebrated and understood in the past, the underlying changing energy of the Earth, and the ways we may use this energy to create meaningful celebrations for today to deepen our connection to the Earth and our fellow human beings.

Glennie offers a vibrant, contemporary approach and encourages us, whether celebrating on our own or with family and friends, to follow our own inspired interpretations of each festival. She helps us touch the sacred, share and participate in the power of nature, express our feelings, and find ways to focus on spiritual regeneration and healing.

Sacred Earth Celebrations deepens our understanding of the five elements, the laws of manifestation, the rhythms of the Moon, Earth energies and sacred landscape, inner journeying, and meditation. It explores ways to create sacred space both inside and outside, celebrations for children, crafts, the use of song and dance, garden and land projects, building a sweat lodge and labyrinths, and many other creative activities to help us connect to the moment, to the Earth, and to each other.

Kindred Related Spirits

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Author by : Bonnie J Gisel
Languange Used : English
Release Date :
Publisher by : University of Utah Press

Description : Book by Gisel, Bonnie J

Earth Wisdom A Heart Warming Mixture Of The Spiritual And The Practical

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Author by : Glennie Kindred
Languange Used : English
Release Date :
Publisher by : Hay House UK

Description : For anyone wanting to learn more about tree lore, the Celtic festivals, the five elements, Moon energies and making a deeper connnection with the Earth, this is a comprehensive guidebook to working with the natural cycles of the year.

The Kindred Chronicles The Corvid Prophecy Complete Book One

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Author by : Ian Atkinson
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2012-03-18
Publisher by :

Description : 'A marvellous mix of an adult book for children and a kid's book for grown-ups'
Enough adventure, excitement, animals and nasty ickies to keep everyone enthralled.

THE KINDRED CHRONICLES - Book One - THE CORVID PROPHECY – Complete

Part One – Jo-Jo Feather & The Fledgling Prince
Part Two – Jo-Jo Feather & the Prince of Crows

(Both parts are still available separately for Kindle at Amazon)

SOME HEROES ARE BORN, SOME ARE MADE; OTHERS ARE LAID AND HATCHED

When The Creator sends an invitation, be honoured - When Nature calls you into battle against things evil and unnatural, be willing and resolute - When The Dark Demon himself hungers for both your lifeblood and your inner spirit, be afraid.

The natural world is about to end. All life on Earth is doomed. For as the corvid seers foretell, demonic forces are about to be irrevocably unleashed; ones that will bring about the final age of ice and darkness. The Long Dark Winter will be upon us. And yet, if this ancient prophecy is to be given full credence, there is still the merest glimmer of hope; a slim chance for salvation. For it is further fabulously foretold, that a human boy and a young crow are destined to come to the fore and make a stand. These two, Nature’s last and only hope.

Just a boy, a bird and a small, mixed troupe of equally brave and determined, yet somewhat oddball and eccentric creatures... Could the continued survival of all living things really be reliant upon such a motley bunch of animal Kindred Spirits?... Apparently so.

Jo-Jo Feather is just an ordinary lad with an extraordinary gift, and Barnaby just a rather scraggy, young crow. Yet the most damnable of all demons craves their destruction. For it too is very much aware of The Corvid Prophecy.

The fate of all life on Earth is soon to be decided - The Kindred Chronicles - The Corvid Prophecy - So it begins…


THE KINDRED CHRONICLES - Book Two – THE LONG DARK WINTER –
Part One – Jo-Jo Feather & The Demons of Blaggemire Manor -
will be available for Kindle 1st quarter 2015.

The Kindred Of The Wild A Book Of Animal Life By Charles G D Roberts Full Image Illustrated

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Author by : Charles G. D. Roberts
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2014-06-26
Publisher by :

Description : Alike in matter and in method, the animal story, as we have it to-day, may be regarded as a culmination. The animal story, of course, in one form or another, is as old as the beginnings of literature. Perhaps the most engrossing part in the life-drama of primitive man was that played by the beasts which he hunted, and by those which hunted him. They pressed incessantly upon his perceptions. They furnished both material and impulse for his first gropings toward pictorial art. When he acquired the kindred art of telling a story, they supplied his earliest themes; and they suggested the hieroglyphs by means of which, on carved bone or painted rock, he first gave his narrative a form to outlast the spoken breath. We may not unreasonably infer that the first animal story—the remote but authentic ancestor of “Mowgli” and “Lobo” and “Krag”—was a story of some successful hunt, when success meant life to the starving family; or of some desperate escape, when the truth of the narrative was attested, to the hearers squatted trembling about their fire, by the sniffings of the baffled bear or tiger at the rock-barred mouth of the cave. Such first animal stories had at least one merit of prime literary importance. They were convincing. The first critic, however supercilious, would be little likely to cavil at their verisimilitude.
Somewhat later, when men had begun to harass their souls, and their neighbours, with problems of life and conduct, then these same animals, hourly and in every aspect thrust beneath the eyes of their observation, served to point the moral of their tales. The beasts, not being in a position to resent the ignoble office thrust upon them, were compelled to do duty as concrete types of those obvious virtues and vices of which alone the unsophisticated ethical sense was ready to take cognisance. In this way, as soon as composition became a métier, was born the fable; and in this way the ingenuity of the first author enabled him to avoid a perilous unpopularity among those whose weaknesses and defects his art held up to the scorn of all the caves.
CONTENTS
The Animal Story
The Moonlight Trails
The Lord of the Air
Wild Motherhood
The Homesickness of Kehonka
Savoury Meats
The Boy and Hushwing
A Treason of Nature
The Haunter of the Pine Gloom
The Watchers of the Camp-Fire
When Twilight Falls on the Stump Lots
The King of the Mamozekel
In Panoply of Spears
A List of the Full-Page Drawings in the Book
The Animal Story
The sniffings of the baffled bear or tiger
The inscrutable eyes of all the cats
The Moonlight Trails
All the players were motionless, with ears one way
It was beyond his reach
The Lord of the Air
He saw his wide-winged mate, too, leave the nest
Holding the fish firmly in the clutch of one great talon
Helplessly intertangled in the meshes
They flocked blackly about with vituperative malice
Wild Motherhood
Led his herd off northward
Stood for a moment to sniff the air
Around its rim circled the wary mother
The Homesickness of Kehonka
He would stand motionless, his compact, glossy head high in air
Fell with a great splash into the channel of the Tantramar
The discourager of quests darted stealthily forth
Savoury Meats
Two green eyes, close to the ground
The Boy and Hushwing
He struck the empty air
Settled himself, much disconcerted, on the back of an old haircloth sofa
A Treason of Nature
He gave answer at once to the summons
Started in mad haste down the shore
He dug his claws deeper into the bark, and bared his fangs thirstily
The Haunter of the Pine Gloom
The big beast little imagined himself observed
A great lynx landed on the log
Presently the lucifee arose and began creeping stealthily closer
A silent gray thunderbolt fell upon him
Yawned hugely, and stretched herself like a cat
Mounted the carcass with an air of lordship
The Watchers of the Camp-Fire
His big, spreading paws carried him over its surface as if he had been shod with snow-shoes
He pushed t

The Kindred Of The Wild

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Author by : Charles G. D. Roberts
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2014-06-25
Publisher by :

Description : These earliest observers of animal life were compelled by the necessities of the case to observe truly, if not deeply. Pitting their wits against those of their four-foot rivals, they had to know their antagonists, and respect them, in order to overcome them. But it was only the most salient characteristics of each species that concerned the practical observer. It was simple to remember that the tiger was cruel, the fox cunning, the wolf rapacious. And so, as advancing civilisation drew an ever widening line between man and the animals, and men became more and more engrossed in the interests of their own kind, the personalities of the wild creatures which they had once known so well became obscured to them, and the creatures themselves came to be regarded, for the purposes of literature, as types or symbols merely,—except in those cases, equally obstructive to exact observation, where they were revered as temporary tenements of the spirits of departed kinsfolk. The characters in that great beast-epic of the middle ages, “Reynard the Fox,” though far more elaborately limned than those which play their succinct rôles in the fables of Æsop, are at the same time in their elaboration far more alien to the truths of wild nature. Reynard, Isegrim, Bruin, and Greybeard have little resemblance to the fox, the wolf, the bear, and the badger, as patience, sympathy, and the camera reveal them to us to-day.