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Refuge Notebook: Book puts a finger on the 'nature-deficit disorder'

Every so often a book comes along that captures people's attention because it illuminates a dimly perceived problem and issues a ringing call of alarm. In the 1950s wild birds were disappearing from yards and woodlands. Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring," articulated this decline and pointed the finger at DDT as the culprit. In the 1990s Theo Colburn's book, "Our Stolen Future," sounded a similar call about endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics and pesticides that cause reproductive disorders in many species of animals including human male infants. Both of these books aroused public indignation and generated a variety of remedial legislation.
Gardeners cover ways to save bountiful harvests over winter

For some folks the term root cellar may dig up memories of reading Little House on the Prairie, but to others a root cellar is one of the best ways to keep the fruits and vegetables they've worked hard to grow safe from...
Connie Jean Mularski

...and a loving person. She was not only a wife to Mike, but she was his best friend. Connie liked to watch "Little House on the Prairie," "The Dukes of Hazards" and play games on the computer. She also loved her dogs very much. Her husband...


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