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Big World Small Planet

Author : Johan Rockström
ISBN : 9780300219319
Genre : Nature
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“A carefully laid-out argument about the ecological limits of our planet—and the challenge these limits pose to our patterns of life and economic growth.”—Daniel C. Esty, coauthor of Green to Gold Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth’s natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a “good Anthropocene.” By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries—a revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations. “We are inflicting grave damage on Planet Earth, and if we carry on with ‘business as usual’ we may reach the point of no return—when ecosystems collapse and more and more species become extinct. There is hope if only we can bridge the gap between the clever human brain and the compassionate human heart and act now. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum lead the way with scientific clarity, powerful storytelling, and inspiring and award-winning photography.”—Dr. Jane Goodall
Category: Nature

Diet For A Large Planet

Author : Chris Otter
ISBN : 9780226697109
Genre : Diet
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Meat -- Wheat -- Sugar -- Risk -- Violence -- Metabolism -- Bodies -- Earth -- Acceleration.
Category: Diet

The Oxford Handbook Of Global Studies

Author : Victor Faessel
ISBN : 9780190630577
Genre : Globalization
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The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies provides an overview of the emerging field of global studies. Since the end of the Cold War, globalization has been reshaping the modern world, and an array of new scholarship has risen to make sense of it in its various transnational manifestations-including economic, social, cultural, ideological, technological, environmental, and in new communications. The editors--Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen, and Manfred Steger--are recognized authorities in this emerging field and have gathered an esteemed cast of contributors to discuss various aspects in the field through a broad range of approaches. Several essays focus on the emergence of the field and its historical antecedents. Other essays explore analytic and conceptual approaches to teaching and research in global studies, and the largest section will deal with the subject matter of global studies, challenges from diasporas and pandemics to the global city and the emergence of a transnational capitalist class. The final two sections feature essays that take a critical view of globalization from diverse perspectives and essays on global citizenship-the ideas and institutions that guide an emerging global civil society. This Handbook focuses on global studies more than on the phenomenon of globalization itself, though the various aspects of globalization are central to understanding how the field is currently being shaped.
Category: Globalization


Author : Jeremy J. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781479853823
Genre : Social Science
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An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a “resource” that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale. Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity details the remarkable intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy. It shows how this philosophy shaped early twentieth-century conservation in the United States, influenced American international development programs, and ultimately shaped programs of global governance that today connect water resources to the Earth system. Schmidt demonstrates how the ways we think about water reflect specific public and societal values, and illuminates the process by which the American approach to water management came to dominate the global conversation about water. Debates over how human impacts on the planet are connected to a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—tend to focus on either the social causes of environmental crises or scientific assessments of the Earth system. Schmidt shows how, when it comes to water, the two are one and the same. The very way we think about managing water resources validates putting ever more water to use for some human purposes at the expense of others.
Category: Social Science

Big World Small World

Author : Kris Hirschmann
ISBN : 0545111625
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Complete with incredible images from the award-winning BBC series, a tie-in examines animals of all shapes and sizes from around the world, noting how they have adapted to their various environments.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Breaking Boundaries

Author : Johan Rockström
ISBN : 9780241527702
Genre : Science
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On the brink of a critical moment in human history, this book presents a vision of "planetary stewardship" - a rethinking of our relationship with our planet - and plots a new course for our future. The authors reveal the full scale of the planetary emergency we face - but also how we can stabilize Earth's life support system. The necessary change is within our power, if we act now. In 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. The story is accompanied by unique images of Earth produced by Globaïa, the world's leading visualizers of human impact.
Category: Science

Big Bold And Beautiful

Author : Jackqueline Hope
ISBN : 0771573812
Genre : Investigative reporting
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Category: Investigative reporting

Diet For A Small Planet

Author : Frances Moore Lappe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036137029
Genre : Proteins
File Size : 28.67 MB
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Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating-- one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more.
Category: Proteins

Unesco Sources

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012259433
Genre :
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ISBN : IND:30000117447767
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
File Size : 77.70 MB
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

Management For A Small Planet

Author : W. Edward Stead
ISBN : 0803946341
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.91 MB
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This innovative book is the first on environmental issues aimed at management students and practitioners. Its purpose is to help managers make strategic decisions that are both economically successful and sensitive to the Earth's natural environment. The book is designed to: educate managers about current national and global environmental issues, particularly as they relate to economic activities; introduce a range of social, scientific, psychological and economic concepts related to environmentally sensitive strategic decisions; and offer a new strategic decision-making framework to help achieve long-term economic success within the limits of the ecosystem.
Category: Business & Economics

Sharing A Small Planet

Author : Leonard M. Salter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044519069
Genre : International law
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Category: International law

Ced News

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ISBN : UCBK:C032496817
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 75.59 MB
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Category: Architecture

Little Ears In The Big World

Author : Jing-Erl Chen
ISBN : MSU:31293008974408
Genre : Direct broadcast satellite television
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Category: Direct broadcast satellite television