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Human ecology. Anthropogeography

  • The ‘State of Play’ in the Futures Fieldby Richard Slaughter

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question “has futurism failed?” and suggested, among other things that,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Environmentby Arnold Berleant

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    "Not since Thoreau has an American author displayed such a profound appreciation for the aesthetics of nature; but, unlike Thoreau, Berleant has designed a program for allowing others to join in on that appreciation." --E. F. Kaelin, Professor of Philosophy, Florida State UniversityEnvironmental aesthetics is an emerging discipline that explores... more...

  • Africa Through Structuration Theory ? ntuby Elonga Mboyo

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 25.00

    Despite all the talk about African renaissance, much of the continent is plagued by poverty and instability. To break out of that cycle, the guardians of African heritage (the old independence freedom fighters turned political leaders and their successors) and much of Afrocentric literature rightly promote African ideas and solutions for African problems.... more...

  • African Landscapesby

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 199.00

    Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment. This volume?s integrative approach brings all relevant disciplines into the discussion, enhanced by photographs that put the discussion in context. more...

  • Alternatives Unincorporatedby George Zachariah

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The victims of environmental destruction are often sidelined in eco-theology and environmental discourse. Movements for ecological justice fail to take into account the voice of those at the grassroots. 'Alternatives Unincorporated' presents an environmental ethics that begins with those on the margins. Using the key example of the Narmada Dam in India... more...

  • Alternatives for Environmental Valuationby Michael Getzner; Clive Spash; Sigrid Stagl

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Methods for raising awareness of how human?s value the environment range from monetary valuation through to greater public participation in decisions. In this book a group of international experts explore innovative alternatives which are critically evaluated and compared. Lessons are drawn from both the successes and failures of different approaches.... more...

  • American Environmental History: An Introductionby Carolyn Merchant

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of... more...

  • American Wildernessby Michael Lewis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    Ch. 1. American Wilderness--An Introduction, Michael Lewis. Ch. 2. American Wilderness and First Contact, Melanie Perreault. Ch. 3. Religion "Irradiates" the Wilderness, Mark Stoll. Ch. 4. Farm Against Forest, Steven Stoll. Ch. 5. Natural History, Romanticism, and Thoreau, Bradley P. Dean. Ch. 6. The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape... more...

  • Apocalypse When?by Willard Wells

    Praxis 2010; US$ 29.95

    Any formula for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This book provides a unique analysis of the chances of human survivability in the short and long term. It develops a formula for survival based on four separate measures. more...

  • Apology to a Whaleby Cecile Pineda

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Human beings are killing the planet and themselves in the process. Cecile Pineda asks a simple question: Why? An urgent reframing of current ecological thinking, Apology to a Whale addresses what the intersection of relative linguistics and archeology reveals about the present world?s power relations, and what the extraordinary communication of... more...