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Namibia Desert, Africa, J. V. Siry, 2013
globe   Project Gutenberg        

Speak up and protect our shared liberties.

JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT" ; Do read this play!

faces"What engages me is the mysterious, indefinable music of a writer’s voice."

Joyce Carol Oates.
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Never under-rate nature: this yearling is in one of three elephant herds of desert adapted animals in Namibia, Africa.
Ecological integrity emerging from contributing species in any terrain is the gyroscope of this living world.
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Tigers, Pandas, and tropical forests share common, elemental origins.
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Ours is a most improbable planet.

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"Our existence in this place, this microscopic corner of the cosmos, is fleeting. With utter disregard for our wants and needs, nature plays out its grand acts on scales of space and time that are truly hard to grasp. Perhaps all that we can look to for real solace is our endless capacity to ask questions and seek answers about the place we find ourselves in. One of the questions we are now asking is how deeply our specific circumstances are connected to this majestic universal scheme of stars, galaxies and black holes.

Caleb Scharf,
Scientific American, August, 2012; p. 34.


"Most of the Universe is too cold, too hot, too dense, too vacuous, too dark, too bright, or not composed of the right elements to support life."

Ward & Brownlee, Rare Earth, p. 35.

Climate change is harming people now but we could do something to protect us all.


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Olin Library at Rollins

MLS Graduate Students' Theses

"Population," Encyclopedia of Earth.

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               Marshes of the Ocean Shore: Development of an Ecological Ethic. book A personal guide to this text.

Oxford Roundtable 2012 discussion on climate change and distributive energy.

learnWhat, Doctor of Philosophy in History from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

learnWhen, 1981.

learnWhere, retired from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. 32789

Historian of science, technology and the environment.

Treasurer: Save the Manatee Club.

Consultant with IDEAS for US, international non-governmental organization.

Original founding member & Core faculty: Master of Liberal Studies; graduate program.

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