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  • Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Centuryby Françoise Companjen; László Marácz; Lia Versteegh

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    Although the name Caucasus has been around for some 2000 years, and may suggest unity and coherence, the region these days is best known for the ethnic and religious divides resulting in recurrent bloody conflicts between the various minorities and the post-Soviet independent states. Geographically, the Caucasus has traditionally been a buffer between... more...

  • Respect for Natureby Paul W. Taylor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • The Wealth of Natureby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

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

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

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 38.23

    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...

  • 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...

  • Honour Is in Contentmentby William Lancaster; Fidelity Lancaster

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    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 andlabour; ruling; economic and political... more...

  • A Year in Palm Beachby Pamela Acheson; Richard B. Myers

    Two Thousand Three Associates 2011; US$ 12.99

    The adventures during a couple?s year of renting a cottage in Palm Beach are recounted in this memoir that reveals the unexpected side of living in an exclusive island town. The day they arrive, they are greeted by the police and at the end of their stay they are treated by paramedicseven in the time between, surprises abound around all corners. From... 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...

  • An Introduction to Landscapeby Professor Peter Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 49.95

    Inspiring deep emotion, landscape carries many meanings. This book follows the development of several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries, leading to the European Landscape Convention and the designation of cultural landscapes as World Heritage Sites. The book introduces the key notions... more...

  • Environmental Hazards and Disastersby Bimal Kanti Paul

    Wiley 2011; US$ 175.95

    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...