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The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer? With all the advances in … 226 View

The Big Book of Nature Activities

A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high … ; 387 View

The Biology of Wonder

Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science

In The Biology of Wonder author Andreas Weber proposes a new approach to the biological sciences that puts the human back in nature. He argues that feelings and emotions, far from being … 336 View
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Towards a Poetic Ecology

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In the introduction, Weber discusses attempts to separate emotions and nature in the science of biology, and how modern researchers are rejecting this earlier paradigm. 14 $1.40 Add
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In an increasingly urbanized world, our children are having fewer encounters with the natural world. They are more likely to experience the flickering screen of a computer or the sounds of … ; 24 $2.40 Add
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Basic Skills for Connecting to Nature

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Seeing nature is partially knowing where to look and partially knowing what to look for. Think about being in the natural world with the right kind of attitude, your senses activated and your … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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Intersection

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The Desire for Life

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The author discusses his scientific education, and how he felt that something was lacking in the overly mechanistic conception of life in biology. 19 $1.90 Add
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Lessons from Biology

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Key Nature Concepts for Children to Learn

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A quick look at nature concepts: Why do we have seasons? Climate change. Evolution. ; 18 $1.80 Add
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The Machine That Can Die

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In this chapter, the author explores "holistic biology," which considers both bodily and inner experiences as biological phenomena. 34 $3.40 Add
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Man-Made

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Fall: The Cooling Season

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Of all the seasons, we might consider fall as the true start of the new year. It is a time of new beginnings and sad endings as we say goodbye to the warmth and freedom of summer. Cup your ears … ; 67 $6.70 Add
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The Physics of Creation

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In this chapter, Weber examines how complex natural patterns reveal the interrelated nature of life and the anorganic environment. 18 $1.80 Add
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A New Era

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