terra ~ the journal of exploration, science, and culture
As part of our mission to widely communicate stories of exploration, science, and culture, ConserVentures has launched a new print and digital journal, called terra.
Throughout each year, we will release individual articles featuring:
- conservation projects
- cultural discoveries
- wildlife and nature profiles
- interviews with scientists and explorers
- science and conservation news
Copies of the articles are available free in digital format or to order in print version, via MagCloud, our HP digital partner.
At the end of each year we will release the articles plus additional material in a beautiful 65 to 100-page annual collection, printed on semi-glossy recycled paper.
Donors, members, and volunteers will receive the annual collection free; the annual will also be available for sale through MagCloud.
Be sure to sign up for our ConserVentures news to receive notifications of new article releases.
Browse individual articles below; you can download an interactive version now, or go to MagCloud.com to download a free iPad version or order a print version.
Title: 2012 Annual Issue
Description: Our annual compilation of science, culture, & conservation discoveries around the world. Includes a celebration of "small scale, big results," featuring a biodiversity expedition by river deep into the Sierra Madre of Sonora, Mexico; a North American butterfly safari; and a first look at pages from the forthcoming book on Maasai shield making, part of the Blood & Leather project.
Length: 60 pages, with color images
Authors: Sky Jacobs, Bryan Reynolds, Jonathan and Roseann Hanson
Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Sky Jacobs, Bryan Reynolds, Aaron Flesch, Robert Villa, David Parsons, Heath Carey, Alan Swanson
Print: $15 (includes donation to ConserVentures).
Donors of $50 or more receive the issue free.
Article: Single article from Annual Terra 2011
Title: Tipaáálei: Go forward with your spirit
Description: ConserVentures volunteers Steve Hayden and Diane Boyer have spent the past decade working with a Micronesian island community helping to revive traditional boatbuilding.
Length: 20 pages, with color images
Written by: Steve Hayden
Images by: Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer
Title:2011 Annual Issue
Description: Our annual compilation of science, culture, & conservation discoveries around the world. Includes expanded version of the Treasures of the Sierra Madre, Science & Culture in Sonora article; and stories on bacanora; Blood & Leather: Recording and preserving the Maasai War Shield; Tipáálei: Go forward with your spirit (reviving traditional crafts in Micronesia); and Kayaking the Kimberly.
Length: 62 pages, with color images
Authors: Jonathan Hanson, Chris Scott, Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer, Enrique Yescas, Roseann Hanson
Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Chris Marzonie, Will Lattea, Enrique Yescas, Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer, Brian Jones
Print: $15 (includes donation to ConserVentures). Donors of $50 or more receive the issue free.
Article: Summer 2011
Title: Treasures of the Sierra Madre, Science & Culture in Sonora
Description: ConserVentures joins a scientific expedition deep into the heart of the Sierra Madre Occidental, cataloging the astounding biodiversity of this wild region just south of the U.S. border.
Length: 16 pages, with color images
Written by: Jonathan Hanson
Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Chris Marzonie, Will Lattea
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Goodreader does much more, letting you import and organize any files, in a computer-like interface, as well as annotate and share.