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Alan



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood Ant hill?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is an ant hill, in Finland. So that limits it to a few species.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a couple on the go to suit whatever mood I'm in:

Ian Rankin; The Black Book - I have most of the Inspector Rebus novels all bought from various branches of BHF shops at around 2 a copy

and

Ranulph Fiennes; Mad, bad and dangerous to know, the autobiography - bought recently from the Cancer research shop for 2.50

I go through stages were I'll not have a book out of my hands to where I won't pick one up for months.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered a few cheap field guides, plants. One is prairie flowers and grasses. Thinking of spring.

Also ordered a used text book..I will be doing good if I ever read 50 pages of it, The Diversity and Evolution of Plants, L C Pearson. I think Karwin's Mrs. may have seen it, though it is more theoretical than practical.

College text books, as a rule, weigh a few kilos and cost over 100 dolalrs or euros. Tyhen the students extract what is essential and pass around as pdf file. Only one student per class has to buy it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
What are you reading?
The outermost house, by Henry Beston Wink
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Esa



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boring, dreamy book. Never could get thru it. Rachel Carson seashore books are better.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What seashore books from Carson do You recommend Question
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sea around us
http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Around-Us-Rachel-Carson/dp/0195147014/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267019370&sr=1-3

She has become an INSTITUTION so that one is the fancy illustrated one. You can get cheap paperbacks

This one I got thru
http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Sea-Rachel-Carson/dp/0395924960/ref=pd_sim_b_1

I think I just looked at the pictures and captions on the fancy one.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I escaped the bookstore! I did not buy the book that dealt with forest ecology in Pacific NW here and Australia. It dealt with trees, mushrooms, birds and more so mammals.

Very few ecology books make it to the popular versions, bookstores. Most are college texts.

There are a ton of books for kids with ecology, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did get a couple of nature books, one is really ancient, 1959, but ecology related. It was revised 1970s, but ink drawings are still good. Mostly she talks of trees and palnts. Looking at the landscape and determining what should grow there.

Bought it at Smithsonian bookstore, Washington DC.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The text book never arrived
The Diversity and Evolution of Plants, L C Pearson

just using field guides now. They are not all that interesting, except one book on the Sierra Nevada nature, an excellent book with detail on each plant and its place. Now how do I get to the Sierra nevada? No time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
The Diversity and Evolution of Plants, L C Pearson. I think Karwin's Mrs. may have seen it
That one she doesn't have on the shelf.

Me reading now: Korg Microsampler manual. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What were you going to sample? Nature sounds for the stage show?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
What were you going to sample? Nature sounds
You're right. All sounds heard in following folk music piece from Finland were originally voices of Finnish frogs:
http://www.myspace.com/betav/music-player?sindex=-1.0&shuffle=false&amix=false&pmix=false&plid=4670&artid=277868&sseed=0&ptype=3&stime=0&ap=1&rpeat=false
This song's words tell about a frog protecting conflict that happened last year here.
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for the stage show?
In February I performed this song on stage Cool in friends' wedding, with words tailored to the couple.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, froggie song.

I ordered my college text elsewhere. It really is a brick. Will have to wait.

I am lost in a prairie grass book now.
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