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u/Just_Clouds · 6 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Even ignoring your immediate and inappropriate insult, your post is full of emotional regurgitation of Big Agriculture propaganda and simple marketing campaigns.

You've been sold a commercial you reiterate without realizing it. America is not "Feeding The World™". Since your post was entirely lacking in facts and sources, I'll provide some:

  • 86 percent of the value of U.S. agricultural exports last year went to 20 destinations with low numbers of hungry citizens and human development scores that are medium, high or very high, according to the U.N. Development Program.

  • Only half of one percent of U.S. agricultural exports, calculated according to their value, went to a group of 19 countries that includes Haiti, Yemen and Ethiopia. These are nations with high or very high levels of undernourishment, measured by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

    So no, we are not the World's Breadbasket. Modern factory farming is not sustainable and constitutes at least 10% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US. The only purpose it serves is to stuff the coffers of Big Agri.

    Farm Subsidies are a big part of this. Initially meant as "a temporary solution to deal with an emergency", the majority of these (still active and growing) subsidies go to farmers corporations with net worths of $2 million. That's not to mention the > $130 million spent on lobbying last year from these same companies, companies which already own many local representatives from Agricultural meccas in the mid-west.

    Despite the hard data representing the U.S.'s contribution to combat global hunger, Monsanto claims that feeding the rest of the world is America's "moral imperative", and not only in the interest of their bank accounts and stock options.

    No aspect of factory farming is intended to be humane. The sole purpose is to be as cheap as legally possible, and where possible, change the laws. There's much more data and news articles regarding the scummy practices in local politics, in spraying feces-and-toxin coctails into the air because you can't legally keep it in pools (in some areas). I highly recommend you do some research and come to understand the true motivations of this industry.

    I could go on, but others have done it much better. If anyone's interested in a non-preachy and fact-oriented account of a fantastic author researching what would be best to feed his child, I highly recommend Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.
u/DoctorDickie13 · 6 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Wow! Great info! I read this book called “Other Minds”
( and it suggested that octopuses and cuttlefish use their color as a form of expression, sort of like talking. But in a language specific to the individual. This was based on the non localization of the octopuses “brain” and the lack of continuity in their patterns. Aside from the more primitive communication. This is better described in the book, obviously. Just wanted to pitch in on some already fantastic information, and see if you have any more information to add.

u/geekasaur14 · 4 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Absolutely! As far as fun and educational videos, I recommend browsing Tom Moran’s channel Tom’s Big Spiders (he also has a blog) as well as The Dark Den. Tom actually has a blog post (here) giving a run-down of the Avicularia revision, as well!

Quality books on tarantulas are, unfortunately, few and far between. However, Stanley & Marguerite Schultz’s book The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide has long been considered a bible for hobbyists. It focuses mainly on tarantulas in captivity, but it does delve into some of the biology and physiology of Theraphosids. There is some outdated infomation in terms of husbandry and taxonomy since the latest edition was published in 2009, but it’s still an excellent book!

u/oldskater · 10 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

If you're curious to find out why they live such short lifespans and learn more about their intelligence, I highly recommend "Other Minds" by Peter Godfrey-Smith: The subtitle is "The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness." Very readable and informative.

Octopus minds are basically as close as we'll get to encountering alien intelligence.

u/Animorganimate · 4 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

There's a great book that deals with this exact topic, called The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman. It basically starts off with every human simply disappearing from Earth, and the process in which nature would reclaim the planet. It's science fiction obviously, but without an overarching story. It reads sort of like a historical text about a what-if scenario of the future. I recommend it if you're interested in this subject.

u/remotectrl · 3 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Some time ago you made The Secret World of Bats documentary and it has some amazing footage. The vampire sequence in particular was memorable. If you had the opportunity to remake it, what changes would you want to make?

u/SmileAndDonate · 1 pointr/NatureIsFuckingLit

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u/Maggie_A · 119 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Having read "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" I will never eat octopus. And am glad I never have. Now the mere sight of a dish of octopus makes me feel ill.

I think the octopus is the most remarkable animal on the planet. They're the size of a grain of rice when they're born. They receive no parental instruction. They have to learn everything on their own. They have a short lifespan with most species only living one to two years.

And they develop this incredible intelligence. Their abilities at problem solving and mimicry are legendary.

u/derpallardie · 55 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

If you wanna read about soil, I'd recommend Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan. If you're looking for a soil science textbook, I'd go with Brady & Weil. If you're looking for just general reading recommendations, I've really been loving King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.

u/Delha · 1 pointr/NatureIsFuckingLit

I dunno, I thought it was a pretty entertaining read.

u/mossyskeleton · 16 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

If you like octopuses, check out the book The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. It's a fun read.

u/GPSdigglet · 15 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Someone else linked to these in another comment. "Mimosa Pudica" they're called. Not a bad gift idea, much better than any crap from the dollar store.

Would be a really cool gift to teach kids, there aren't many plant related phenomenon you can watch happen besides maybe Venus Fly Traps closing, but unlike those, these plants can open and close as many times as you want without dying.

u/slambikins · 4 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

You should read Michael Crichton's "Micro". It isn't exactly "working together with insects to survive" but more of surviving insects when you're microscopic.

u/BroodingDecepticon · 129 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

You would like the book Other Minds. It's about Cephalopod psychology and the beginning of the book depicts their evolution.

Edit: Link for the lazy

u/madeleine_albright69 · 25 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

This one almost makes the cut with $120 at 300mm. Though you still need a filter in order to not melt your sensor.

I'm sure there are older lenses you could get with decent focal length if you were willing to buy used.

u/CpowOfficial · -2 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem, Small Sphere

Seems that they are $60 for a small but there is cheaper options

u/Gongoora · 5 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

okay. Here is the deal. I found this book by the same guy Igor Siwanowicz : Animals Up Close. I am about to place the order for hardcover.

Don't let your hopes up. Not sure if you will find answers in that book nor will I be able to. Trying is all we can do.

u/voldemortsenemy · 3 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

She has stated before that she knows the risks that come with diving with such powerful animals. She actually did write a book on shark behavior. I never claimed she was revolutionizing the world I simply claimed there is no reason to believe her credentials are a lie. Believe me as a STEM student I don’t peddle in misinformation.

u/brisketbrunch · 155 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Any reason to avoid growing it in the cold if you're indoors?

The imgur post links to these on Amazon. Less than $5 and with Prime I might pick up a bag. Any tips?

edit: Bought one and some cute lil pots cause /u/kusp123 had a kit that came with some and it worked well.

Lets see how quick I can kill them

u/dividezero · 1 pointr/NatureIsFuckingLit

yeah. i'm not sure if that's a relatively new term or something but we just called them all fire whirls. that is what I'm talking about. They do sound awful. i didn't realize they themselves cause so much damage, i was just told that if you were in a part of the fire producing that, then you're probably already boxed in and about to die. i can't find confirmation anywhere so maybe it was just some horror stories our WF trainers like to tell students or something. I'm reminded of the book Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean (of A River Runs Through It fame if you don't recognize the name) that tells the story of the Mann Gulch fire. Norman, I believe was able to interview the IC on that jump (i forget his name). He may have talked about it in that book but it's been so long I can't remember. Great book. Very heartbreaking though.