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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 12, 2022 at 10:45 AM by Genesis Gaule
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To Rescue the Republic by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney
Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 // Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression.
Speaking of Race by Celeste Headlee
Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It // Headlee provides practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. It is an essential and timely book for all of us.
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid by Thor Hanson
The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change // Hanson looks back through deep time, examining fossil records, pollen, and even the tooth enamel of giant wombats and mummified owl pellets. Together, these records of our past tell the story of ancient climate change, shedding light on the challenges faced by today's species, the ways they will respond, and how these strategies will determine the fate of ecosystems around the globe.
Say Their Names by Curtis Bunn, Michael H. Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, & Keith Harriston
How Black Lives Came to Matter in America // With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America.
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Tag(s): US history, science, racism, politics, nonfiction, nature, history, ecology, climate change, Civil War, book notes, animals, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 1, 2022 at 1:29 PM by Genesis Gaule
"Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do."- Betty White
Upon this planet we call home, one can find a great multitude of forms of life. From the birds in the sky to the creatures beneath the waves, the creatures that move upon the earth to the ones that move below it. They are everywhere. Some can be seen in certain places around the world more than others. One of these places is none other than the European continent.
For all that the wilderness of Europe has been subject to great change, what with the increase of agriculture and the ever increasing number of cities, nature still manages to flourish in the way only it can. The birds of the continent still fly in the skies, such as the Eurasian skylark and the Golden eagle. And upon the land move a variety of creatures; whether in the open areas or amongst the trees or even the valleys and mountains. Predators such as the Eurasian lynx and the wolf move quickly, stalking their prey, while the Brown bear and the European pine marten go searching for anything from berries to fellow animals.
Europe is also the home to a variety of lizards and snakes. From the venomous European viper to the easygoing European green lizard, they are everywhere. Yet while so many creatures are free to wander the fields and forests of Europe, such as the moose and the reindeer, many of the various animals are at risk. Due to the constant spread of new farmland and the growth of cities, much of the native habitats are slowly dwindling away. Birds such as the European turtle dove, water-dwelling creatures such as the Mediterranean monk seal, and small mammals such as the European mink. Each of them are at risk of disappearing unless we are able to mitigate the damage that we are causing.
The continent of Europe has many wondrous creatures that call it home. The sounds echo throughout the mountains and valleys, constantly reaffirming that life is bountiful there. Keep watch for the next blog post in this series, where it will be based on the creatures of Asia.
“The wild is where you find it, not in some distant world relegated to a nostalgic past or an idealized future; its presence is not black or white, bad or good, corrupted or innocent... We are of that nature, not apart from it. We survive because of it, not instead of it.”- Renee Askins
More in this Series: Part 1: North America | Part 2: South America
Tag(s): zoology, wildlife, Europe, Cody Rasmussen, article, animals
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 7, 2022 at 1:54 PM by Genesis Gaule
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Bringing Up Bookmonsters by Amber Ankowski
The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader // Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there's no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play. The Ankowskis share tips to help you help your child develop an insatiable appetite for reading-- and have a good time doing it!
How to Tell Stories to Children by Joseph Sarosy and Silke Rose West
West and Sarosy distill the key ingredients of storytelling into a surprisingly simple method that can make anyone an expert storyteller. Their technique uses events and objects from your child's daily life to strengthen your relationship with your child.
How to Examine a Wolverine by Philipp Schott, DVM
More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian // This collection of over 60 stories and essays, drawn from Dr. Schott's 30 years in small animal practice, covers an astonishing breadth of experiences, emotions, and species. Schott has tales of creatures ranging from tiny honeybees to massive Burmese pythons, although the emphasis is on dogs and cats and the interesting, often quirky, people who love them. Schott's candor gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look at a profession that is much admired but often misunderstood.
How to Slay a Dragon by Cait Stevenson
A Fantasy Hero's Guide to the Real Middle Ages // Divided into thematic subsections based on typical stages in a fantastical epic, and inclusive of race, gender, and continent, this book is perfect if you're curious to learn more about the time period that inspired some of your favorite magical worlds or longing to know what it would be like to be the hero of your own mythical adventure.
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Tag(s): zoology, veterinarians, reading, rabibits, pets, parenting, nonfiction, medieval, human-animal relationships, how tos. storytelling, history, fantasy, dogs, cats, book notes, animals