Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Thoreau

So tonight I have another post about Thoreau and his 200th birthday but unfortunately it’s over at the Wall Street Journal, so unless you have an online account with the Wall Street Journal, it can be found at your local library in the July 15-16 weekend edition.

The article is entitled “Thoreau at 200” by Randall Fuller over at the Wall Street Journal. It’s definitely worth the time to read. If not, you can go back to my earlier post entitled In Wildness is the Preservation of the World. Or you can just go read Thoreau’s book Walden. Anyway you look at it, you can’t lose.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

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In wildness is the preservation of the world

So I’ll admit it, I didn’t know that July 12, 2017 is the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau but like so much of my life these days, I seem to stumble upon what I need, when I need it.

This article, entitled “Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond ” by Douglas Brinkley over at the New York Times is what I ran into today. Happy (belated) Birthday Henry! I think it’s time to take a walk.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Wildfires

I must admit over the years of writing I’ve always been fascinated with wildfires. What they do in the sense of death and re-birth to the land. I think the first book I read on wildfires was Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Conners.

Tonight I have two more articles on the topic. They are entitled “How a Wildfire Kicked Up a 45,000-foot Column of Flames ” by Kyle Dickman over at Popular Science and “Great Plains Wildfires Used to be Rare. Not Anymore” by John Upton at The Grist. The reality is that they are becoming more the norm.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

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.

Sincerely-

   

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).

Sincerely-

   

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!

Enjoy!

   

Green Librarian