A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here And There

Author : Aldo Leopold
ISBN : 019505928X
Genre : Fiction
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Approaches the prevalent issues in ecology from an aesthitic viewpoint, stressing the beauty and balance of nature
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A Sand County Almanac

Author : Aldo Leopold
ISBN : 9780195146172
Genre : Nature
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A collection of nature writings by American conservationist Aldo Leopold based on his experiences and feelings while at his weekend farm along the Wisconsin River, illustrated with photographs taken at the farm over the course of a year.
Category: Nature

Verlorene Welten

Author : Aram Mattioli
ISBN : 9783608108576
Genre : History
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Aram Mattioli erzählt die Geschichte Nordamerikas zwischen 1700 und 1900 aus der Sicht der »First Peoples«. Eingehend ergründet er die politischen Motive aller Seiten im erbarmungslosen Kampf um den Kontinent, der zur Vernichtung der Lebensformen und der Kultur der Indianer führte. Umfassend erzählt und deutet Aram Mattioli die Geschichte der Indianer und ihrer Vernichtung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Anschaulich schildert er die globalen Ereignisse vor dem Hintergrund aller zentralen Zeiterscheinungen. Eindringlich beschreibt er den langen und gewaltsamen Prozess der Kolonisierung durch die weißen Siedler. Zugleich bezieht er stets die Sicht der »Besiegten« gleichberechtigt in die Betrachtung mit ein und zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie indianische Nationen ganz unterschiedlich auf die Landnahme reagierten. Daneben kommen die kulturellen Leistungen der Indianer ebenso zur Sprache wie die großen sozialen Umwälzungen und die vielfältigen Lebensformen. In packenden Szenen beschreibt der Autor die entscheidenden Kämpfe und zeichnet treffende Porträts der einfachen Menschen wie der großen politischen Akteure. Ein anregendes und brisantes Buch über die Verwandlung der amerikanischen Welt, das nicht nur auf die Vergangenheit, sondern auch auf die Gegenwart ein neues Licht wirft.
Category: History

Kapitalismuskritik Und Ecocriticism Zeitgen Ssische Ethische Fragestellungen In Atwoods Oryx And Crake

Author : Thomas Laschyk
ISBN : 9783668550391
Genre : Philosophy
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Epochenübergreifende Abhandlungen, Note: 1,0, Universität Augsburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit wird anhand von Margaret Atwoods Roman "Oryx und Crake" aus dem Jahr 2003 zeigen, dass dort zeitgenössisch relevante Diskurse dargestellt und kommentiert werden, wie die Frage nach Rechten für nichtmenschliche Elemente, wie "soils, waters, plants, animals, or collectively: the land" und eine Infragestellung der "assumed moral superiority of human beings". Es wird mit Hilfe des Romans dargestellt, welche aktuellen ethischen Entwicklungen prävalent sind, wie die Auflösung der falschen Dichotomie von "Kultur" und "Natur" und die Bedenken über "richtig" und "falsch", die sich durch die neue Situation ergeben und dass sich der Roman damit für eine Analyse nach den Gesichtspunkten des ecocriticism anbietet.
Category: Philosophy

Moving The Classroom Outdoors

Author : Herbert W. Broda
ISBN : 9781571107916
Genre : Education
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Since Herb Broda published Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning, his groundbreaking first book on outdoor learning, many schools across North America have embraced the benefits of "greening" their learning programs. Herb has visited dozens of these schools and nature centers, and he showcases the very best examples of schoolyard-enhanced learning in action in his new book Moving the Classroom Outdoors, complete with photos of a wide variety of outdoor learning environments. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with a range of practical suggestions for making the schoolyard a varied and viable learning resource, Moving the Classroom Outdoors presents concrete examples of how urban, suburban, and rural schools have enhanced the school site as a teaching tool. Herb focuses on the practical and the specific, including ideas for seating, signage, planting considerations, teaching/meeting areas, outdoor classroom management, pathways, equipment storage, raised gardens, and more. The book also provides an outdoor activity sampler, information on incorporating technology into the outdoor learning experience, and a chapter on the unique concerns of urban schools. Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action is filled with examples of model schools, innovative ideas, and inspiring people.
Category: Education

The Ecology And Conservation Of Asian Hornbills

Author : Margaret F. Kinnaird
ISBN : 9780226437125
Genre : Nature
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Hornbills are among the world’s most distinct birds. Easily recognized by their oversized beaks adorned with large casques, they range from Africa to India and throughout Asia. One of the oldest bird orders, they have been known to mankind for millennia and loom large in the mythology of indigenous cultures of tropical Asia. In the past thirty years, ecologists have uncovered many fascinating aspects of hornbill biology, from their unique nest-sealing behavior to their roles as farmers of the forest. Building on fourteen years of research, Margaret F. Kinnaird and Timothy G. O’Brien offer in Ecology and Conservation of Asian Hornbills the most up-to-date information on the evolution, reproduction, feeding ecology, and movement patterns of thirty-one species of Asian hornbills. The authors address questions of ecological functionality, ecosystem services, and keystone relationships, as well as the disturbing influence of forest loss and fragmentation on hornbills. Complemented by superb full-color images by renowned photographer Tim Laman that provide rare glimpses of hornbills in their native habitat and black-and-white illustrations by Jonathan Kingdon that highlight the intriguing aspects of hornbill behavior, Ecology and Conservation of Asian Hornbills will stand tall in the pantheon of natural history studies for years to come.
Category: Nature

Wilderness

Author : Phillip Vannini
ISBN : 9781317568285
Genre : Nature
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Wilderness provides a multidisciplinary introduction into the diverse ways in which we make sense of wilderness: how we conceptualise it, experience it, interact with, and imagine it. Drawing upon key theorists, philosophers, and researchers who have contributed important knowledge to the topic, this title argues for a relational and process based notion of the term and understands it as a keystone for the examination of issues from conservation to more-than-human relations. The text is organized around themed chapters discussing the concept of wilderness and its place in the social imagination, wilderness regulation and management, access, travel and tourism, representation in media and arts, and the use of wilderness for education, exploration, play, and therapy, as well as its parcelling out in parks, reserves, or remote "wastelands". The book maps out the historical transformation of the idea of wilderness, highlighting its intersections with notions of nature and wildness and teasing out the implications of these links for theoretical debate. It offers boxes that showcase important recent case studies ranging from the development of adventure travel and eco-tourism to the practice of trekking to the changing role of technology use in the wild. Summaries of key points, further readings, Internet-based resources, short videos, and discussion questions allow readers to grasp the importance of wilderness to wider social, cultural, political, economic, historical and everyday processes. Wilderness is designed for courses and modules on the subject at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The book will also assist professional geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, environmental and cultural studies scholars to engage with recent and important literature on this elusive concept.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Ecology

Author : John Hart
ISBN : 9781118465561
Genre : Religion
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"Hart features a chorus of voices, ancient and modern, famous and little known. All worldviews are faith views; he finds insightful accounts of religion and ecology around the globe. We welcome his inclusive, if diverse, human communities integrated with the wellbeing of Earth and all biota (his socioecological praxis ethics). Highly recommended, especially for libraries." Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University Foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomew I and Afterword by John Cobb In the face of the current environmental crisis—which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions—members of all the world's faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion's relationship to ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion's relationship to the environment. Initial readings explore the ways traditional concepts of nature in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religious traditions have been shaped by the environmental crisis. Readings then address the changing nature of theology and religious thought in response to the challenges of protecting the environment. Various conceptual issues and themes that transcend individual traditions—climate change, bio-ethics, social justice, ecofeminism, and more—are then analyzed before a final section examines some of the immediate challenges we face in caring for the Earth while looking to the future of religious environmentalism. Timely and thought-provoking, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers illuminating insights into the role of religion in the ongoing struggle to secure the future well-being of our natural world.
Category: Religion

Tragedy In The Gulf

Author : George D. Catalano
ISBN : 9781608456284
Genre : Science
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The recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico and resultant ethical consequences for the engineering profession are introduced and discussed. The need for a new engineering ethic is identified and introduced based upon advancements in science, complex systems and eco-philosophy. Motivations for introducing a new ethic rather than modifying existing ethics are also discussed. Table of Contents: Tragedy in the Gulf / Tragedy Unfolding / Engineering Ethics / Complex Systems / Quantum Mechanics / Evolving Principles of the Universe / A New Engineering Ethic / Epilogue
Category: Science

Ismael

Author : Daniel Quinn
ISBN : 9783641162146
Genre : Fiction
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Ein Lehrer uns sein Schüler streiten über den Zustand der Welt. Wie konnte der Mensch das Paradies in eine Hölle verwandeln? Ismael, der Lehrer, weiß eine überraschend andere Geschichte der Evolution zu erzählen. Sie reicht zurück bis an jenen biblischen Tag, da sich der Mensch in mörderischem Bruderstreit zur Krone der Schöpfung machte. – Übrigens, Ismael ist ein Gorilla.
Category: Fiction