Nature’s Broken Clocks

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Reimagining Time in the Face of the Environmental Crisis

by Paul Huebener

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The environmental crisis is, in many ways, a crisis of time. From the distress cries of birds that no longer know when to migrate, to the rapid dying of coral reefs, to the quickening pace of extreme weather events, the patterns and timekeeping of the natural world are falling apart. We have broken nature’s clocks.

Lying hidden at the root of this problem are the cultural narratives that shape our actions and horizons of thought, but as Paul Huebener shows, we can bring about change by developing a critical literacy of time. Moving from circadian rhythms and the revival of ancient frozen bacteria to camping advertisements and the politics of oil pipelines, Nature’s Broken Clocks turns to works of fiction and poetry, examining how cultural narratives of time are connected to the problems of ecological collapse and what we might do to fix them.

Publisher: University of Regina Press

About the Author

Paul Huebener is an Associate Professor of English in the Centre for Humanities. View Paul's faculty web page.

Primates of Western Uganda

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Book Cover: Primates of Western Uganda

Edited by Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher, Hugh Notman, James Durward Paterson and Vernon Reynolds

Written by an international array of primatologists, this volume provides a series of scientific accounts with topics that range from taxonomy and biogeography to ecology, behavior and physiology, and ultimately, to conservation. The species studied range from nocturnal strepsirrhines to chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Every study is new, published here for the first time. Together they provide a collection of fresh discoveries and insights, and this book reflects both current patterns of reseach and the diversity of the primates of western Uganda.

Publisher: Springer