Gleb Raygorodetsky reveals that these islands of biological and cultural diversity in the ever-rising sea of development and urbanization represent a "archipelago of hope," for here lies humankind's best chance to remember our roots and how to take care of the Earth. These communities are implementing creative solutions to meet these new challenges. Solutions that are relevant to the rest of us We meet the ...
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A riveting insider's account of Dian Fossey's mountain gorilla camp.
In A Forest in the Clouds, John Fowler takes us into the world of Karisoke Research Center, the remote mountain gorilla camp of Dr. Dian Fossey, a few years prior to her gruesome murder. Drawn to the adventure and promise of learning the science of studying mountain gorillas amid the beauty of Central Africa's cloud forest, Fowler soon ...
Volcanoes have fascinated and terrified people for ages. They have destroyed cities and ended civilizations. John Dvorak, the acclaimed author of Earthquake Storms, looks into the early scientific study of volcanoes and the life of the man who pioneered the field, Thomas Jaggar.
Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends on these three things. The United States' economic activity varies annually by 1.7% due to weather--that is more than $500 billion dollars each year! Weather applications on mobile devices are the second most popular 'apps' - more popular than social networking, maps, music, and news.