Tuesday 5 November 2019

What I've Been Reading Online Recently No. 11

Dusk, October 30

Three months have passed since I last posted links to pieces I've enjoyed reading online. With five weeks away and then catching up with everything back home time has slipped rapidly away. Anyway, here's some recent reading.

What does a ranger actually do? 
Ben Dolphin looks at the varied work he does as a ranger at Mar Lodge in the Cairngorms.

The Cape Wrath Trail - What Went Wrong
Andy Wasley looks back at his walk last spring and why he didn't complete it.

Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon - and why it's not too late to save the planet
Fascinating and thought-provoking interview.

Should this tree have the same rights as you?
Robert Macfarlane on the movement to grant legal rights to natural phenomena.

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees
Intriguing interview with Professor Suzanne Simard, an expert on mycorrhizae: the symbiotic unions of fungi and root, on how trees communicate.

The lost river: Mexicans fight for mighty waterway taken by the US
Story of how the Colorado River dried up in Mexico and the campaign to restore it.

Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams
Inspiring story of the Afgham women who've taken up mountaineering despite massive obstacles.

The meaning of life? A Darwinian existentialist has his answers
Thought-provoking philosophy.

The Sphinx is dead - long live the Sphinx!
The disappearance of year-round snow in the Scottish Highlands and climate change.

Wild Words: Gaelic place-names in Callander
Dr Ross Crawford, the Cultural Heritage Adviser for 'Callander's Landscape' project, shares what Gaelic place-names can tell us about the natural and cultural heritage of an area and how Gaelic folklore, poetry and, song instils a sense of “belonging” in the landscape.

The real David Attenborough
The story of the man who's been showing us nature on the television since the 1950s.

For Rachel Carson, wonder was a radical state of mind
Rachel Carson and her ethic of wonder.


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