JSE-WESC | ISBN 978-078915274-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-WEHC | ISBN 978-078079659-1 | Hardcover | $21.95

What on Earth? An Ecology Reader, Student Book

JSE-WESC | ISBN 978-078915274-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-WEHC | ISBN 978-078079659-1 | Hardcover | $21.95
What on Earth? An Ecology Reader, Student Book
How do we protect our planet? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

Only a Little Planet Lawrence Collins

Creating Context

Butterfly or Asteroid? • Thinking Naturally • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Is Our Relationship with Nature?

Thinking Skill: Evaluating

The Growin’ of Paul Bunyan (folktale)
William J. Brooke
Wisdomkeepers (interview)
Harvey Arden and Steve Wall
For Richard Chase (poem)
Jim Wayne Miller
Is Humanity a Special Threat? (essay)
Gregg Easterbrook
Nacho Loco (short story)
Gary Soto
Baptisms (poem)
Joseph Bruchac

Cluster Two: What Happens When Humanity and Nature Collide?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

A Fable for Tomorrow (essay)
From Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
Battle for the Rain Forest (article)
Joe Kane
All Revved Up About an Even Bigger Vehicle (humor column)
Dave Barry
When Nature Comes Too Close (article)
Anthony Brandt
A Sound of Thunder (short story)
Ray Bradbury
And They Lived Happily Ever After for a While (poem)
John Ciardi

Cluster Three: How Can We Live in Harmony with Nature?

Thinking Skill: Problem Solving

Heroes for the Planet: Then and Now (photo essay)
Time magazine
The Sun (poem)
Mary Oliver
A Palace of Bird Beaks (folktale)
Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush
The Face of a Spider (essay)
David Quammen
David Meets Goliath at City Hall (article)
Andrew Holleman
Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals (personal opinion)
Jessica Szymczyk
Working Against Time (poem)
David Wagoner
The King of the Beasts (short story)
Philip José Farmer

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

A Young Environmentalist Speaks Out (speech)
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
The Mushroom (essay)
H. M. Hoover
Duck Hunting (autobiography)
Gary Paulsen
The Last Dog (short story)
Katherine Paterson
Is the Weather Getting Worse? (article)
Colin Marquis and Stu Ostro
The Last Street (poem)
Abraham Reisen