Patterns In Nature : Rewilding Revisited

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : Rewilding Revisited

While writing a series of blogs taken from my new book “Nature’s Patterns : Exploring Her Tangled Web “, I continually searched for new conservation ideas or better ways to describe and implement existing conservation measures. My emphasis has always been to first provide restoration to the ecosystem and then passively stand back and let Nature take her course. My argument is that mankind will never be able to fully understand complex ecosystems or control events that take place within an ecosystem. The best strategy is to...

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Nature’s Patterns: Your Connectivity Consciousness

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Just Patterns | 1 comment

Nature’s Patterns: Your Connectivity Consciousness

This blog is the last in a series of posts that focus on Nature’s organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both an Amazon Kindle edition and a soft cover edition in September of 2014. The previous blog posts in this series are: Blog #1: Nature’s Tangled Web: In Introduction Blog #2: Everything Is Connected Blog #3: Nature’s Interconnected Complex...

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Patterns In Nature: Killing Prairie Dogs, Wolves, and Cormorants

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Just Patterns | 0 comments

Patterns In Nature: Killing Prairie Dogs, Wolves, and Cormorants

After receiving some disturbing news today,  I digress from my current blog series on Nature’s organizing principles to talk about an unusual subject — prairie dogs. Prairie dog ecology fits well within the overall theme of this blog site because prairie dogs are an important key species in the grassland environments of the central and western United States. Bowing to pressure from agricultural interests (the same old story), the US Forest Service (USFS) plans to poison some 16,000 Black Tailed Prairie Dogs within the public...

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Nature’s Self Organizing Patterns

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Popular Posts | 2 comments

Nature’s Self Organizing Patterns

This blog is part of a series of posts that focus on Nature’s organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both an Amazon Kindle edition and a soft cover edition in September of 2014. The previous blog posts in this series are: Blog #1: Nature’s Tangled Web: In Introduction Blog #2: Everything Is Connected Blog #3: Nature’s Interconnected Complex Systems Blog...

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Patterns In Nature : Energy Is Her Operating Currency

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Popular Posts | 1 comment

Patterns In Nature : Energy Is Her Operating Currency

“The Universe is an inseparable web of vibrating energy patterns.“ – Paul Davies This blog is part of a series of posts that focus on Nature’s organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both an Amazon Kindle edition and a soft cover edition in September of 2014. The previous blog posts are: Nature’s Tangled Web: In Introduction Everything Is...

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Nature’s Tangled Web – Origins of Her Complexity

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Popular Posts | 7 comments

Nature’s Tangled Web – Origins of Her Complexity

This blog is the fifth in a series of posts that focuses on Nature’s organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both an Amazon Kindle edition and a soft cover edition later this year. You are encouraged to comment and to offer critiques. I would also love to engage in a dialog with you on these subjects. The previous blog posts are: Blog #1: Nature’s Tangled Web: In...

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Nature’s Tangled Web Is Both Ordered And Chaotic

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Popular Posts | 6 comments

Nature’s Tangled Web Is Both Ordered And Chaotic

This blog is the fourth in a series of posts that focuses on Natures six organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both an Amazon Kindle edition and a soft cover edition in early June of 2014. The previous blog posts are: Blog #1: Nature’s Tangled Web: In Introduction  Blog #2: Everything Is Connected Blog #3: Nature’s Interconnected Complex Systems Each species,...

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Nature’s Tangled Web : Her Interconnected Complex Systems

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Just Patterns | 5 comments

Nature’s Tangled Web : Her Interconnected Complex Systems

This blog is the third in a series of posts that focuses on Natures six organizing principles. The material in each of these posts has been condensed from the text of my new book entitled “Nature’s Patterns: Exploring Her Tangled Web“. The book will be published in both a Kindle edition and a soft cover edition in early June of 2014. The previous blog posts are: Blog #1: Nature’s Tangled Web  Blog #2: Everything Is Connected  “A mosaic consists of thousands of little stones. Some are blue, some are green, some...

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Nature’s Tangled Web : Everything Is Connected

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Popular Posts | 12 comments

Nature’s Tangled Web : Everything Is Connected

This blog is the first in a series of posts that focuses on Natures six organizing principles. In a previous post  we noted: “It is from the idea that Nature can be defined by the organizing principles of her energy flow that we are able to understand her in a more comprehensive way. These organizing principles are present in all of Nature at all scales and all levels.“ If there is one unifying principle in all of Nature, it is that everything in Nature is connected in some way to everything else. The connections may be physical...

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Patterns In Nature: Her Tangled Web

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Popular Posts | 9 comments

Patterns In Nature:  Her Tangled Web

In 1924, the last wild wolves in Yellowstone National Park were deliberately killed by the US federal government. In carrying out this program of predator eradication, the government unknowingly destroyed a network of Nature’s energy conduits. Important food chains were broken.  The course of running streams and the quality of waterways was hampered or destroyed as the overpopulated deer and elk ate the stream-side aspen, cottonwood, and willow saplings. The result was major changes in the energy flow in local ecosystems and in the...

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