Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Looking back at my kids

Reading this article let me know that I did it right in terms of getting my kids interested in nature. This article, entitled “5 Ways to Get Your Family Interested In Nature” over at the Student Conservation Association, is a great read on just how to do that. For me, all five really worked well but as a librarian you can probably guess, number four is my favorite.

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Green Librarian

Sign of the times

As someone who writes on occasion and has over the years, become more and more fascinated with geology, I found this article quite humorous. It’s entitled “Bad Signs: What Happens When a Geologist With a Sharpie Encounters Wrong Information on a Public Sign?” by Dana Hunter over at Scientific American. It reminds me that I need to go check out the book Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles Spencer (which I just put a hold on).

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Green Librarian

France on the brain

I will be the first too admit, I don’t post a lot of articles on what’s going on necessarily around the world in other countries per se. This article, on a bookshop wandering around France however, made it a top candidate to post.

The article, entitled “Nomadic Tiny Bookshop on Wheels is Wandering Through France by Kimberly Mok over at Treehugger, sort of won me over when I learned it was in France. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been fond of Paris, France.

I took French in middle/high school and I’ve even been there once to see the French Open and am now hoping to return one day soon. I’ve even recently started looking into tiny houses for my son.

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Green Librarian

Tree day

Okay, for most people this (or was) Thursday but me it’s Tree day. Why you ask? Well, first I went on my daily walk at lunch to the local library and came across the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

I’ve just read the foreword but I like what I’ve read. You can read about the author and his book in the article entitled “German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too” by

Then I came across this article at work today entitled “Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster over at the West Fargo Pioneer. Of course the article comes from Duluth, Minnesota, where our family has gone on vacation for the last couple of years and where there are lots of trees!

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Green Librarian

Lost Continent

It always amazes me what science is able to discover. In this case, it’s how they’re able to discover a piece of a lost continent under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius through the discovery of a rock known as zircons. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never heard of it.

Anyway, the article is entitled “3-Billion-Year-Old ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Under African Island” by Tia Ghose over at LiveScience. Reminds me, I need to go back and check out the book Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles G. Spencer. Next stop, the library.

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Green Librarian

Good & dirty

Here is another moment where the article I’m going to write about isn’t available unless you have access to the Wall Street Journal. The article is entitled ” Get Your Children Good and Dirty” by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta.

The upside here however, is that the essay is adapted from their new book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World. Me, I’ve already requested it from my local library.

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Green Librarian

The Forest Unseen

I learned so much about what lies and lives beneath and around the trees in a forest from the book The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell. All I can say is that this is a great book and I highly recommend it.

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Green Librarian