Capsule Review: ‘A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations’

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations, compiled by Barbara K. Rodes and Rice Odell. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992), 335 pp., $35.00 cloth. One expects that a book from Simon and Schuster’s prestigious Academic Reference Division would make some pretense to comprehensiveness and balance. Not so with this “dictionary,” really a book of quotations that …

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Why shade-grown coffee is good for birds and farmers

By Evan R. Buechley, University of Utah [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] Your choice of coffee can make a difference for birds in tropical parts of the world — and biodiversity overall. In a study on coffee plantations in Africa, we found that coffee farms with shade trees are best for …

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