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Through the park with Edward Abbey October 20, 2012

Essay by Edward Abbey “I Loved it…I Loved it All” from Ned Judge on Vimeo. In this video essay Edward Abbey takes us on a tour through his home turf, Arches National Park. Shot by Edward Abbey and Ned Judge in the mid-1980’s it has only recently come to light. Here is story of the film as told by Judge: An eight minute film essay that I co-produced and directed with Ed Abbey in 1985. At the…

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A Natural Selection July 17, 2012

This complete set of 108 British natural history books sold recently at Bonhams for over $8200. The New Naturalist, containing topics relevant to the British Isles, is arguably one of the most influential natural history series ever published and has been in continual publication by Collins since 1945. It was first published just after WWII ended and signaled a renewal for the beleaguered Brits at that time. In the editors’ words, it was intended to “recapture the inquiring spirit of the old naturalists” and to…

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Gender-Bending Chickens and the Bookbirder Report March 15, 2010

Grrl Scientist at rest. GrrlScientist is the pseudonym of a colorful parrot who writes by typing with her beak. A science/nature/bird blogger in flight, at roost she’s an evolutionary biologist//ornithologist and freelance science and nature writer from Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her Ph.D. is in ornithology, and she spent her two-year postdoc reconstructing the molecular phylogeny of parrots of the South Pacific Islands; somebody had to. Devorah Bennu is strictly for the birds. Based upon…

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