Connections

Life Sustaining Relationships In Nature


What would happen to you and your family if the sun stopped shining?


The fact is that you cannot exist on planet Earth solely on your own. You are equal partners with everything else in the Universe, including our sun. From the most minuscule atomic particle to the grandest galaxies, the past, the present, and the future of every animate and inanimate being in our Universe, including you, is defined by its interconnection to everything else. If these links were broken, Nature on any scale would change or simply not operate.


It is important that we humans understand the impact of broken links in Nature caused by us. This understanding can unfold as you develop a consciousness about how you are connected to everything else on this planet. Each one of the 50 beautiful image sets in this 98 page book is accompanied by a short essay that will help you build and sustain a consciousness about how you are connected to everything else on this planet.


The book is designed for anyone who seeks a deeper consciousness of Nature including students, educators, survivalists, thinkers, and those who wish to acquire a powerful message for themselves and to be spoken to others. The book will also be useful in supporting environmental education and energy conservation programs for most age groups. The information and images will tie in nicely with programs on natural history and ecology.


An Amazon reader says the following about this book:


"I am really enjoying reading Bill Graham's books. He is clearly a very intelligent man who cares a great deal about our world. You can feel it in his writing. He has a very peaceful, spiritual quality in his approach to Nature. Dr. Graham's writing style is concise and that of a scientist but except for an abstract about Bison, which was inserted as an interactive feature, he writes at a level that most can read and comprehend. He is never condescending but reaches the reader with warmth, love and appreciation for Nature that few can achieve. This guy is for real! When I checked his website ( http://patternsinnature.org/blog/ ), I found so many options to explore. He has a Gallery of photographic images that are outstanding. He does a blog, has other resources, and there are other books Bill has written (I strongly recommend reading them.) He is also accessible via email too! He will write you back. His website gave me a great deal of insight into who Bill is and why I like his books so well. Bill is a very fine nature photographer and integrates images that he has taken from places around the world, from the US to the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic to bring his words even more alive. He notices and captures the finest details. The pictures are crystal clear, high definition. So beautiful!


As you read Connections, you find that it is set up as mini-lessons on particular issues in Nature that have become important to Bill. He informs the reader and backs it up with scientific facts and data. Bill is also very current and cutting-edge in his approach, for example, he discusses 'soundscapes' which is a very recent area that ecologists are looking at. In making his informative statements, Bill asks the reader to think about ecology, stewardship, consciousness and how we think about the connections we have with Nature."


This eBook is one of an ongoing series of photo essays that portray and discuss patterns in Nature and the importance of connections in Nature. Bill Graham is a scientist, educator, Nature photographer, author, and blogger who focuses on describing and portraying patterns in Nature.


The book is available both as a paperback with color images or in the Amazon Kindle Fire HD format which can be viewed from your Kindle Fire device or from your computer screen using the free PC, Mac, and Android tablet or phone versions of the Kindle Reader that is available for download by Amazon.



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  • Prologue – Hitched To Everything
  • How To Use This Book
  • Our Sun
  • Our Moon
  • Air
  • Water
  • Intertidal Zones
  • Ocean Currents
  • Ice Bergs
  • Log Beaches
  • Winds
  • Storms
  • Raindrops To Rivers
  • The San Pedro River
  • Estuaries
  • Fiddler Crabs
  • Forests
  • Lichen
  • Cowpies
  • Grasslands
  • Fire
  • Deserts
  • Dunes
  • Nursery Plants
  • Insects
  • Bugs And Flowers
  • Spines
  • Spider Webs
  • Emergent Behavior
  • Gray Whale Migration
  • Salmon Migration
  • Ant Colonies
  • Ants And Eggshells
  • Penguin Colonies
  • Elephant Seal Babies
  • Bull Elephant Seals
  • Salmon And Bears
  • Gentoo Penguins And Chicks
  • Albatross Predators
  • Pelicans And Seals
  • Vultures
  • The Baby Dies Too
  • Coyotes
  • Wandering Albatross
  • Frigate Birds
  • Buffalo
  • Beavers
  • Soundscapes
  • Fractals
  • Broken Links
  • Whale Catcher Boats
  • Turtles And ATVs
  • Fences
  • Epilogue - A New Consciousness
  • About The Author

Connections In Nature eBook