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Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods

Author: Richard B Primack
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
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In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. In the 160 years since Thoreau's writings, warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a winter and spring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Primack, Richard B., 1950-
Walden warming
(DLC) 2013038942
(OCoLC)859253276
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Primack
ISBN: 9780226062211 022606221X
OCLC Number: 872115186
Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Borneo to Boston --
A hard rain --
Thoreau, scientist --
Phantom plants --
Wild apples and other missing flowers --
The strife in loosestrife --
The message of the birds --
Birds in the mist (net) --
Bees and butterflies --
From insects to fish to people --
Clouds of mosquitoes --
The frog chorus --
Running in the sun and rain --
A new Earth --
Afterword: citizen science.
Responsibility: Rrichard B. Primack.

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In his notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. In the 160 years since his writings, warming  Read more...

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