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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.

Landscape Architecture - The Sense of Places, Models and Applications

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ISBN: 9781789237122 9781789237139 Year: Pages: 358 DOI: 10.5772/68006 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers. The book offers various materials for landscape architects and other planning professionals. The book is divided into 4 parts and 17 chapters. Part I ""Introduction to the Landscape Architecture Theme"" is general reading on landscape architecture. Part II ""Art's Replica and Landscape Architecture Model"" includes three chapters. This part represents a theoretical and sensitive visual interpretation of landscape architecture. Part III ""Sustainable Prototypes of a Contemporary Landscape Architecture"" includes four chapters, with sustainability as a concept and guiding thought. Part IV ""Landscape Architecture Around the World (Study Cases)"" includes 9 chapters with many examples from different geographical practical cases.

Land Use - Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future

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ISBN: 9781789857030 9781789857047 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75839 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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The intensive increase in land use change is considered both a source of richness and a serious problem to landscape sustainability. In this scenario, although land use change plays a very important role for societal development, the impact of land use changes on economic, social, and ecological functions requires special attention. The new environmental paradigms associated with globalization and progressive climate change will certainly intensify the entropy and the instability in most of the existing land-uses. In this regard, this book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to the discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new sustainable landscapes, considering current and future challenges related to land-use changes and planning.

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

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