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Defending The Earth

Author : Murray Bookchin
ISBN : 0921689888
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Defending The Earth

Author : Human Rights Watch (Organization)
ISBN : 1564320731
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
File Size : 26.36 MB
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Brazil: rural violence and the rainforest; Eritrea: a war on the environment; India: before the deluge; Kenya: environmental heroine or "traitor"? Malaysia: an unholy alliance; Mexico: cutting through the haze; Philippines: a dangerous environment for activists; The former Soviet Union: a poisonous legacy; United States: punishing whistleblowers.
Category: Conservation of natural resources

Defending Middle Earth

Author : Patrick Curry
ISBN : 061847885X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A timely critical analysis of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterful trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, addresses the social and political structure of Middle-earth, its nature and ecology, and the spirituality and ethics of Tolkien's world. Reprint.
Category: Literary Criticism

Eiji Tsuburaya Master Of Monsters

Author : August Ragone
ISBN : 1452135398
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.27 MB
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Now in paperback! Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who's thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also profiles Tsuburaya's film collaborators, details his key films and shows, and spotlights the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nerd Ecology Defending The Earth With Unpopular Culture

Author : Anthony Lioi
ISBN : 9781472567642
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.8 MB
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Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
Category: Social Science

Defending Planet Earth

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309157218
Genre : Science
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The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of several observatories that scan the sky searching for NEOs. This, however, is insufficient in detecting the majority of NEOs that may present a tangible threat to humanity. A significantly smaller amount of funding supports ways to protect the Earth from such a potential collision or "mitigation." In 2005, a Congressional mandate called for NASA to detect 90 percent of NEOs with diameters of 140 meters of greater by 2020. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies identifies the need for detection of objects as small as 30 to 50 meters as these can be highly destructive. The book explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies is a useful guide for scientists, astronomers, policy makers and engineers.
Category: Science

Defending The Earth

Author : David F. Chapman
ISBN : 1907204431
Genre : Games
File Size : 52.33 MB
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Defending the Earth is an expansion set for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space roleplaying game. Within this box you will find: 160 page rulebook detailing the history of UNIT, along with additional information for creating UNIT characters, including new Traits and Areas of Expertise, as well as expanded firearms and combat rules, including mass combat and skirmish rules. 32 page Adventure book, featuring a whole new ready-to-play adventure and many ideas for additional stories. Character sheets for major UNIT personnel, including the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Category: Games

Defending Mother Earth

Author : Jace Weaver
ISBN : UOM:39015035745952
Genre : History
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"Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps. In an expression of "environmental racism," such hazards are commonly located on or near Indian lands." "Many of the authors included in Defending Mother Earth are engaged in struggles to resist these dangers. As their essays consistently demonstrate, these struggles are intimately tied to the assertion of Indian sovereignty and the affirmation of Native culture: the Earth is, indeed, Mother to these nations. In his concluding theological reflection, George Tinker argues that the affirmation of Indian spiritual values, especially the attitude toward the Earth, may hold out a key to the survival of the planet and all its peoples."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

How To Build A Robot Army

Author : Daniel H. Wilson
ISBN : 9781635572667
Genre : Humor
File Size : 72.1 MB
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It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And-let's face it-we're not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions ("never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone") to tactical pointers ("low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt") to engineering advice ("passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength"), this book contains all the wisdom you'll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.
Category: Humor

The Green Studies Reader

Author : Laurence Coupe
ISBN : 0415204062
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Green Studies Reader is a comprehensive selection of critical texts addressing the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a guide to the field of ecocriticism and material on green issues.
Category: Literary Criticism