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  • Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regionsby Grete K. Hovelsrud; Barry Smit

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Under the auspices of International Polar Year (IPY), the CAVIAR consortium was formed with partners from all eight Arctic countries. The aim of the interdisciplinary CAVIAR project is to increase understanding of the vulnerability of Arctic communities to changing environmental conditions, including climate change, and to contribute to the development... more...

  • Landscapes and Societiesby I.Peter Martini; Ward Chesworth

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book contains case histories intended to show how societies and landscapes interact. The range of interest stretches from the small groups of the earliest Neolithic, through Bronze and Iron Age civilizations, to modern nation states. The coexistence is, of its very nature reciprocal, resulting in changes in both society and landscape. In some... more...

  • Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethicsby Paul W. Taylor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    What rational justification is there for conceiving of all living things as possessing inherent worth? In Respect for Nature , Paul Taylor draws on biology, moral philosophy, and environmental science to defend a biocentric environmental ethic in which all life has value. Without making claims for the moral rights of plants and animals, he offers... more...

  • Landnahme-Mythos, kulturelles Gedächtnis und nationale Identitätby Marion Lerner

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 40.07

    Hauptbeschreibung Als sich Island zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts von Dänemark löste und sich gleichzeitig tief greifende Modernisierungsprozesse vollzogen, intensivierte sich der Diskurs über eine isländische nationale Identität. Auch die Gründung von Reisevereinen wurde in diesem nationalen Kontext gedeutet. So nahmen die Akteure den Gründungsmythos... more...

  • The Wealth of Natureby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 18.95

    Nature-centered economics for the age of peak oil more...

  • Self Sufficiency for the 21st Centuryby Dick and James Strawbridge

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 30.00

    Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century tells what it's really like to aim for self-sufficiency in our modern world, and brings the subject up to date by laying an emphasis on ways to live a more sustainable life that everyone can access, whether living in the city, the suburbs, or the country. The authors show how to make the practical... more...

  • Religion and the Environmentby Ralph Tanner; Dr Colin Mitchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    This book is an analysis of the whole frontier between religion and the environment. It deals in turn with their interactions and the effects of each on the other in the major world religions. It considers the religious impact on human uses of time, space, materials, transport, and foods, and the environmental effects of religious influence on major... more...

  • Empire of the Beetleby Andrew Nikiforuk

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered... more...

  • Honour Is in Contentmentby William Lancaster; Fidelity Lancaster

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    Based on interviews and field research, the authors explore the sets of ideas Arab tribespeople from Ras Al-Khaimah had about tribe and community; social and economic networks, and jural contracts for livelihoods and profits; their uses of their environments; the moral relations of credit, debt and labour; ruling; economic and political... more...

  • An Introduction to Landscapeby Professor Peter Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 49.95

    Beautifully illustrated and including numerous subject 'capsules', this text follows the development of the several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries. Divided into three sections, it first of all introduces the key notions of landscape, then examines the various factors which influence... more...