This Book Was a Tree

Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World
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Genre: Science, Self Help
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2014
Product Number: EB00399349
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101630075
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
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Description

At no time in human history have we been more disconnected with what lies outside our front doors. Within just a century, our relationship with our surroundings has transformed from one of exploration to one of disassociation. In This Book Was a Tree, science teacher Marcie Cuff issues a call for a new era of pioneers-not leathery, backwoods deerskin-wearing salt pork and hominy pioneers, but strong-minded, clever, crafty, mudpie-making, fort-building individuals committed to examining the natural world and deciphering nature's perplexing puzzles. Within each chapter, readers will discover a principle for reconnecting with the natural world around them, from learning to be still to discovering the importance of giving back. With a mix of science and hands-on crafts and activities, readers will be encouraged to brainstorm, imagine, and understand the world as inventive scientists-to touch, collect, document, sketch, decode, analyze, experiment, unravel, interpret, compare, and reflect.

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