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Feasting on Conolophus to the conclusion of consanguinity: A collection of Darwinian verses By Frederick W. Schueler
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Fred Schueler has been writing poetry since his teens, when he was told by a classmate that he was already an "old man". This little book of poetry distills forty years of his reflection on... More > the paradox of "nature red in tooth and claw," producing evolution as a free gift of ecological processes - and parallels with the hypothesis-sacrificing scientific method, and the religious ethic of "love thy neighbour as thyself." Here you will find humour, whimsy, surprising metaphors, and a depth of knowledge that will challenge you to look a few things up, to enter more fully into the beauty and complexity of the world of the scientific poet.< Less
Intersection with Wildlife 2018 Calendar By Aleta Karstad
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Aleta Karstad's exquisite watercolours memorialize the lost lives of our wild neighbors. Their images speak of beauty and vulnerability – and together, as victims of our transportation system,... More > they send a message to our species - that we haven't yet found a way to move fast on the ground, that doesn't kill so many others. In the dreamtime, when most of us are asleep or indoors or indifferent, billions of Animals move across Ontario roads -- Deer and Beavers and Bull Frogs and Redbelly Snakes and Toebiters and slugs. For most species we have no idea what these movements are, and no idea what guides the migrants along their chosen lines. It is a parallel universe where our notions of time, space and motion do not apply. Like Aleta's previous calendars, there is a painting for each of 12 months, and an essay for the 13th month. This year's subject is Road Ecology, a note of optimism for the future. $5 from each calendar goes to support Ontario Road Ecology Group.< Less
ALETA KARSTAD's Nature Journal Calendar 2018 By Aleta Karstad
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Aleta Karstad's art calendar for 2018 shares full pages of her illustrated nature journals for the first time - twelve pages selected from the years 1984-1998, when she painted and wrote in a... More > horizontal, loose-leaf format. Her journals speak for themselves, but the process is a labour of love - in Aleta's words: "There is a depth to reality that one can only follow, as if it were a vein of gold - if you leave it, you may lose it. That eye, that scale, that bract or petal, is unique to its time and place - and we become one, the observer and the observed". Spiral bound, and printed on smooth, heavy stock, this is a quality calendar, one you'll want to add to your library of art books.< Less
Family Songs for Sam By Frederick W. Schueler
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Family songs and poems are one of the finest traditions - but as other family traditions sometimes do, they can slip away between generations. This is a Christmas gift to our grandson Samuel... More > Tanner, but we hope that you will find them charming too, and readable to children and grandchildren. Originating through oral tradition, beginning in Sam's Grandpa Schueler's childhood, and spanning the growing years of Sam's mother Jennifer, this little book is Illustrated with fanciful pencil sketches by Sam's Gramma Deeta (Aleta Karstad).< Less
Landscape, progress toward a philosophy of sustainable occupancy By Aleta Karstad & Frederick W. Schueler
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This is a collection of essays and other documents relevant to understanding human occupancy of a rural municipality in Eastern Ontario. The first essay explicitly deals with local land-use... More > planning, the next with two local species that indicate the need for such planning, and the middle seven with reflections on the current Ontario system of land-use and ecological principles relevant to particular organisms or habitats. Then The Lawn Care Manual draws lessons from government strictures on ecological planning, and applies them to the immediate surroundings of a homesite. Next is an ecology of the Kemptville Creek drainage basin, a philosophical essay, and the book concludes with a critique of a Counties' sustainability study, and a hymn of praise to mud. We hope that this collection will be useful to residents, municipal Councils, agencies, and non-governmental organizations. We dedicate it to all those with the fortitude to challenge the “system” on behalf of ecological integrity.< Less
Island of Biodiversity By Aleta Karstad et al.
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In the tradition of the Group of Seven but with the eye of a naturalist, Aleta Karstad paints the Canadian landscape au plein air. While Aleta paints, her biologist husband Fred Schueler makes a... More > scientific survey of the surrounding area, giving special attention to species which many people overlook, but which contribute to the balance of biodiversity. Their journals are blended in the story which accompanies each painting. Candice Vetter is a freelance writer and journalist who lives in North Russell. She has been fascinated by the unique features of the red shale hill since first calling it her home 20 years ago. Their collaboration in pictures and words illuminates the histories—of the rock and soil, people and nature—of this distinctive feature of eastern Ontario.< Less
Art & Science in the South Nation Watershed By Aleta Karstad
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In the tradition of the Group of Seven but with the eye of a naturalist, Aleta Karstad paints the Canadian landscape "au plein air". This book showcases nineteen of her jewel-like... More > paintings from the watershed of the South Nation River in easternmost Ontario. Each is accompanied by insightful and lyrical journal entries about the experience of making each painting and about the landscape and its plants and animals. While Aleta paints, her biologist husband, Fred Schueler, makes a scientific survey of the surrounding area, giving special attention to the interactions between native and invasive species. Together, this artist/biologist team works to increase public knowledge of not only the beauty of the landscape but also its biological health and the conservation measures suggested by their observations.< Less