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Mia Toschi: Surviving Sandy (2013, Ambient Funding) 5 stars

Presents color photographs and first-hand accounts that document Hurricane Sandy's arrival and tragic effects on …

Review of 'Surviving Sandy' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I read this in the interim between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma (2017) and found it a catharsis to jump into the details of preparation, documentation and recovery before, during and after a devastating storm. First person accounts of survivors and highlighted stories of first responders form the mesh of the book, arranged with dramatic and many not-previously-seen photographs of 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

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Lolly Tai: The Magic of Children's Gardens : Inspiring Through Creative Design (2017) 5 stars

Review of "The Magic of Children's Gardens : Inspiring Through Creative Design" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

A wonderfully illustrative guide to creating gardens that entertain, educate and delight; garden-lovers of all ages will benefit from the design ideas in this book. I am putting this at the forefront of my visionary ecology non-fiction book list!

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Dwyer, Jim: Where the wild books are (2010, University of Nevada Press) 5 stars

Review of 'Where the wild books are' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Essential reading for readers, writers and reviewers of the evolving form known as ecofiction, with an arc of analysis from Herman Melville to Barbara Kingsolver.

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Brenda Peterson: Animal heart (2004, Sierra Club Books, Distributed by University of California Press) 5 stars

Review of 'Animal heart' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Care for animals of land and sea forms the backbone of this romantic tale of ocean science adventure. Beautifully descriptive story that I would love to see as a movie, since the writing is so easy to visualize in a film-like manner. I wonder if it would have to be created in animation - maybe Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli would tackle it.

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