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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95
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...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 48.97
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...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 30.00
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century takes its inspiration from John Seymour's 1970s', bestselling, classic, The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency , but DK's new category killer has been created completely from scratch - with totally new commissioned photography and artworks, and drawing on the authors' own experiences and expertise of the latest... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11
John Kirk was the only companion of explorer David Livingstone to emerge untainted from the disastrous, tragic expedition up the Zambezi river between 1859 and 1863. Three years later, Kirk returned to Africa, to the notorious island of Zanzibar, ancient post of the slave trade between Africa and the Middle East.Half a century after the abolition... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
Tokyo is a large 'world city', yet it is also 'liveable': Through its examination of this East Asian city, this book not only provides a much needed study of urbanism in this region, but also puts forward an innovative new rationale about how a mega-city succeeds in being safe, well ordered and yet creative and dynamic. It proposes... more...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...
- 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 paramedics—even in the time between, surprises abound around all corners.... more...