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Natur als Grenzerfahrung - Europäische Perspektiven der Mensch-Natur-Beziehung in Mittelalter und Neuzeit: Ressourcennutzung, Entdeckungen, Naturkatastrophen

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ISBN: 9783941875128 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Environmental Technology --- General and Civil Engineering --- Environmental Sciences --- History
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The book presents the results of a conference at the DFG Graduate College on "Interdiscipline History of Ecology" held in December, 2008. Nature has always been a definite factor for man as well as for societies, and in spite of many attempts to expand his sphere man has had to submit to nature in the face of catastrophies or the limitations of resources. The book comprises scientific and cultural history articles on mediaeval and modern ages, reflecting in a broad spectrum the topic nature as a borderland.

Heathen Earth: Trumpism and Political Ecology

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ISBN: 9780998531885 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0170.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Economics
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Heathen Earth: Trumpism and Political Ecology looks beyond the rising fortunes of authoritarian nationalism in a fossil-fueled late capitalist world to encounter its conditions. Trumpism represents an alternative to the forces undermining the very cosmology of the modern West from two opposing directions. The global economy, the pinnacle of modernization, has brought along a dark side of massive inequality, corrupt institutions, colonial violence, and environmental destruction, while global warming, the nadir of modernity, threatens to undo the foundations of all states and all markets. To the vertigo of placelessness, symptomatic of globalization, is added the ecological vertigo of landlessness. With reality slowly fragmenting, it is only too obvious in this light that Trumpism and other nationalist movements would attract massive hordes of supporters. Promising to expel foreigners and to restore unity and equality by taking power back from the global elites, while utterly denying the climate science that calls ordinary means of subsistence and consumption radically into question, Trumpism can be seen as an antidote to the toxic combination of global markets and global warming. The irony, of course, is that Trumpism only responds to these dangers by doubling down on the reckless expansionist logic that gave rise to them in the first place. This book, composed entirely between November 8, 2016 and January 20, 2017, examines Trumpism according to its regime of political representation (despotism), its political ontology (nativism), and its political ecology (geocide), while laying the groundwork for an alternative politics and a resistant, responsive ecology of the incompossible.

Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425985 9781897425992 9781926836416 Year: Pages: 388 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Amer-European settlement of the Great Plains transformed bountiful Native soil into pasture and cropland, distorting the prairie ecosystem as it was understood and used by the peoples who originally populated the land. Settlers justified this transformation with the unexamined premise of deficiency, according to which the Great Plains region was inadequate in flora and fauna and the region lacking in modern civilization. Drawing on history, sociology, art, and economic theory, Frances W. Kaye counters the argument of deficiency, pointing out that, in its original ecological state, no region can possibly be incomplete. Goodlands examines the settlers' misguided theory, discussing the ideas that shaped its implementation, the forces that resisted it, and Indigenous ideologies about what it meant to make good use of the land. By suggesting methods for redeveloping the Great Plains that are founded on native cultural values, Goodlands serves the region in the context of a changing globe.

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prairie --- ecosystem --- ecology

The Beaver Hills Country: A History of Land and Life

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ISBN: 9781897425374 9781897425381 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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This book explores a relatively small but interesting and unusual region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers. The Beaver Hills arose where mountain glaciers from the west met continental ice-sheets from the east. An overview of the hills’ geography helps us to see the complexity and diversity of landscapes, soil types, and vegetation communities. MacDonald relates how climatic cycles, water availability, wildlife, vegetation, and fire have shaped the possibilities and provided the challenges to those who have called the region home or used its resources: Indigenous people, Métis, and European immigrants.

Complex Science for a Complex World

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ISBN: 9781920942397 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458885 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ecology
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Human ecology; Australia

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australia --- human ecology

Conquering the Highlands

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ISBN: 9781922144782 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459902 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Forestry
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Ecology; Deforestation; Scotland

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ecology --- scotland --- deforestation

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

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ISBN: 9783319165097 9783319165103 Year: Pages: 447 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16510-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Manufactures --- Ecology
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This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide.The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats.In 16 chapters, authors from all over the world have created a universal view on the diverse field of marine litter pollution, the biological impacts, dedicated research activities, and the various national and international legislative efforts to combat this environmental problem. They recommend future research directions necessary for a comprehensive understanding of this environmental issue and the development of efficient management strategies. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and the broader public.

H6 Biology and Ecology of the Globally Significant Kelp Ecklonia radiata (Book chapter)

Book title: Oceanography and Marine Biology

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Book Series: Oceanography and Marine Biology : An Annual Review ISBN: 9780367134150 9780429026379 Year: Pages: 62 Language: English
Publisher: CRC Press
Subject: Biology
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Ecklonia radiata is one of the most widespread kelps globally, dominating temperate reefs throughout&#xD;much of Australasia and southeastern Africa. Throughout much of its range, it is the only laminarian&#xD;kelp and hence plays a key role in facilitating biodiversity and driving food webs, and it underpins&#xD;immense ecological and socioeconomic values. This review synthesises the growing literature on&#xD;E. radiata from its phylogeny and distribution through to its biology, ecology and recent changes. It provides an assessment of the state of knowledge and identifies gaps in our understanding of this&#xD;important species. Despite being tolerant of a wide range of abiotic conditions, recent environmental&#xD;change has caused direct and indirect loss of E. radiata forests, with extensive areas transitioning to&#xD;turf and urchin barrens. Ongoing climate change may require application of multifaceted and novel&#xD;strategies to increase its resistance and resilience to future conditions. By integrating variation across&#xD;space, time and environmental change, this review provides a description of the current status and&#xD;possible future trajectories of E. radiata forests.

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biology --- ecology --- kelp

Rewilding European Landscapes

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ISBN: 9783319120386 9783319120393 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12039-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology
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Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that this book will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.

Sweden and ecological governance: Straddling the fence

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ISBN: 9780719069024 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Sweden is seen as a forerunner in environmental and ecological policy. Sweden and ecological governance is about policies and strategies for ecologically rational governance, and uses the Swedish case study to ask whether or not it is possible to move from a traditional environmental policy to a broad, integrated pursuit of sustainable development, as illustrated through the 'Sustainable Sweden' programme. The study begins by looking at the spatial dimensions of ecological governance, and goes on to consider the integration and effectiveness of sustainable development policies. It analyses the tension between democracy and sustainable development, which has a broader relevance beyond the Swedish model, to other nation states as well as the European Union as a whole. In this book the author offers the latest word in advanced implementation of sustainable development by a front-runner in environmental and ecological policy. It will be useful for students of environmental politics and sustainable development researchers.

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swedish --- environmental --- ecology --- sweden --- scandinavia

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