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  • Die Idee der Landschaftby Ludwig Trepl

    transcript 2014; US$ 23.78

    Landschaft ist selbst eine Idee: Den Begriff der Landschaft gibt es nicht ohne den der Ideallandschaft - als komplexe Vorstellung, die mit dem Gedanken verbunden ist, man solle ihre Verwirklichung anstreben. Zugleich ist Landschaft auch mit Ideen, vor allem politischen Utopien, verbunden. Ludwig Trepl zeichnet in diesem Band die Idee der Landschaft... more...

  • Disease Mapsby Tom Koch

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea?that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]by Norbert Brockman

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 190.00

    As interest increases in the role of world religions in history and international affairs, the new edition of Encyclopedia of Sacred Places ?which arrives 15 years after the publication of the original edition?provides new and updated information on site-specific religious practice and spiritually significant locations around the globe. While... more...

  • Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systemsby Ichiro Aoki

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 99.95

    The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in... more...

  • The Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    How are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which... more...

  • The Environment in American Historyby Jeff Crane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources ? animals, plants, minerals, water, and land ? has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human responses to it. The Environment in American History is... more...

  • Environmental Hazards and Disastersby Bimal Kanti Paul

    Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95

    Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental... more...

  • Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africaby Diana K. Davis; Edmund Burke III

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The landscapes of the Middle East have captured our imaginations throughout history. Images of endless golden dunes, camel caravans, isolated desert oases, and rivers lined with palm trees have often framed written and visual representations of the region. Embedded in these portrayals is the common belief that the environment, in most places, has... more...

  • Environmental Transformationsby Mark Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear to signal the arrival of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This is a geological era defined not by natural environmental fluctuations... more...

  • The Environments of the Poor in Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacificby Aris Ananta; Armin Bauer; Myo Thant

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 42.77

    This book provides examples of possible triple-win solutions for simultaneously reducing poverty, raising the quality of the environment, and adapting to climate change. The book provides empirical evidence and observations from sixteen case studies in Southeast and East Asia, and from the Pacific. It argues that a spatial approach focussing on the... more...