Search results: Found 102

Listing 1 - 10 of 102 << page
of 11
>>
Sort by
Les sciences spatiales

Author:
ISBN: 9782759805754 Year: Language: French
Publisher: EDP SCIENCES
Subject: Astronomy (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2014-07-31 10:57:57
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Dans le monde d'aujourd'hui, presque tous les événements naturels extrêmes pourraient être qualifiés de désastre. Sur les 25 catastrophes les plus couteuses depuis 1970, toutes sont survenues après 1987 et 23 d'entre elles sont liées aux conditions climatiques.Et cela n'arrive pas qu'aux autres. La France, elle non plus, n'est pas épargnée : 88 morts et 9 milliards d'euros de dégats pour les tempêtes de décembre 1999, près de 15000 décès pour la canicule du 1er au 20 aout 2003. La récente tempête Xynthia, avec ses ruptures de digues, a provoqué 53 morts, s'ajoutant à tant d'autres tragédies survenues dans des zones inondables, et nous interrogeant. Sommes-nous prêts par exemple à affronter une crue comparable à celle de 1910 dans le Paris de demain ?Dans le contexte actuel de changement climatique, nous savons que nous devons nous préparer à des événements extrêmes plus dangereux, quelquefois inédits. Ces événements voient leurs effets amplifiés par le développement urbain, le surpeuplement des zones littorales et l'anthropisation des milieux naturels. Ils représentent de véritables « trappes à pauvreté » pour les pays les plus pauvres de la Planète.C'est l'objet de ce rapport de l'Académie des Sciences qui analyse la question de ces événements climatiques extrêmes et de leurs conséquences prévisibles sur les systèmes économiques, sociaux, sanitaires et de sécurité.Un réel besoin d'anticipation existe donc : notre pays est-il prêt à y répondre ? Participe-t-il suffi samment aux actions internationales visant à réduire les risques ? Dispose-t-il d'une information scientifique appropriée ?Henri Décamps, membre de l'Académie des sciences, est un spécialiste de la biologie intégrative. Directeur de plusieurs programmes d'étude internationaux (Union Européenne, UNESCO, il suit de près les questions liés à l'écologie et au climat. Il a animé au sein de l'Académie des sciences ce groupe de travail, composés de plusieurs dizaines de scientifiques.

Keywords

Space science

Informality and urbanisation in African contexts: analysing economic and social impacts

Author:
ISBN: 9789897325809 9782821879522 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais
Added to DOAB on : 2017-06-09 14:17:20
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book gathers five papers presented to the ECAS’ 2013 proceedings. Following the theme of the Congress “African dynamics in a multipolar world”, the challenge was to select among the 118 papers presented those which focused in the subjects of informality and space reconfiguration. The papers were selected from 4 panels: “Writing the world from another African metropolis: Luanda and the urban question”, “Urbanisation and poverty in mining Africa”, “Urban imaginaries in Africa” and “Managin...

Zeichentragende Artefakte im sakralen Raum. Zwischen Präsenz und UnSichtbarkeit

Authors: --- --- ---
Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110619928 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: 374 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619928 Language: German, English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2018-12-19 16:52:49
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Sign-bearing artifacts are immanent elements of sacred spaces in many cultures. Often, one encounters a phenomenon there that might be described as deliberate “invisibility,” the conscious “concealment” of artefacts and writing. The volume examines this interplay of presence and invisibility using the example of sign-bearing artefacts in sacral spaces in various religions in the Near East and Europe.

Chapter 16 The organic Internet as a resilient practice (Book chapter)

Author:
ISBN: 9781138065819 9781315159478 Year: Pages: 11 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Computer Science
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:33:12

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The idea that digital and physical space are increasingly interconnected, and that&#xD;architecture and urban design should be conceptualised beyond buildings, streets&#xD;and so on, is rather old and well understood. What is less clear is the fact that&#xD;digital space is socially and politically ‘produced’ in similarly complex ways to the&#xD;physical. It is thus subject to power structures, manipulation tactics, fundamental&#xD;rights, borders and constraints, despite its perceived ‘infiniteness’.

Ciaran Carson

Author:
Book Series: Liverpool English Text and Studies ISBN: 9781846314780 Year: Pages: 237 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Ciaran Carson is one of the most challenging and inventive of contemporary Irish writers, exhibiting verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and intellectual daring across a remarkably varied body of work. This study considers the full range of his oeuvre, in poetry, prose, and translations, and discusses the major themes to which he returns, including: memory and history, narrative, language and translation, mapping, violence, and power. It argues that the singularity of Carson’s writing is to be found in his radical imaginative engagements with ideas of space and place. The city of Belfast, in particular, occupies a crucially important place in his texts, serving as an imaginative focal point around which his many other concerns are constellated. The city, in all its volatile mutability, is an abiding frame of reference and a reservoir of creative impetus for Carson’s imagination. Accordingly, the book adopts an interdisciplinary approach that draws upon geography, urbanism, and cultural theory as well as literary criticism. It provides both a stimulating and thorough introduction to Carson’s work, and a flexible critical framework for exploring literary representations of space.

The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9789038221021 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_498512 Language: English
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology --- Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
Added to DOAB on : 2014-08-26 11:01:09
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In a brief essay called Des espaces autres (1984) Michel Foucault announced that after the nineteenth century, which was dominated by a historical outlook, the current century might rather be the century of space. His prophecy has been fulfilled: the end of the twentieth century witnessed a ‘spatial turn’ in humanities which was perhaps partly due to the globalisation of our modern world. Inspired by the spatial turn in the humanities, this volume presents a number of essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts. The individual articles analyse ancient and modern literary texts from the angle of the most recent theoretical conceptualisations of space. The focus throughout is on how the experience of space is determined by dominant political, philosophical or religious ideologies and how, in turn, the description of spaces in literature is employed to express, broadcast or deconstruct this experience. By bringing together ancient and modern, mostly postcolonial texts, this volume hopes to stimulate discussion among disciplines and across continents. Among the authors discussed are: Homer, Nonnus, Alcaeus of Lesbos, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Herodotus, Panagiotis Soutsos, Assia Djebar, Tahar Djaout, Olive Senior, Jamaica Kincaid, Stefan Heym, Benoit Dutuertre, Henrik Stangerup and David Malouf.

On Ancient Grammars of Space. Linguistic Research on the Expression of Spatial Relations and Motion in Ancient Languages

Authors: ---
Book Series: Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt ISSN: 2191-5806 ISBN: 9783110311358 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: xxvi, 327 DOI: 10.1515/9783110311358 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2016-01-13 08:58:55
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume presents new research by the Topoi group "The Conception of Spaces in Language" on the expression of spatial relations in ancient languages. The six articles in this volume discuss static and dynamic aspects of the spatial grammars of Ancient to Medieval Greek, Akkadian, Hittite, and Hieroglyphic Ancient Egyptian, as well as field data on eight modern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Spanish). Among the grams discussed are spatial particles, motion verbs, case and, most prominently, spatial prepositions. All ancient language data are fully explained in linguistic word-by-word glosses and are therefore accessible to scholars who are not themselves experts on the respective languages. Taken together, these contributions extend the scope of research on spatial grammar back to the third millennium BCE.

La prensa obrera en Chile, 1900-1930

Author:
ISBN: 9789568416140 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 179 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617568 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History --- Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2016-06-17 02:52:30
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Detailed Chilean labor press in the late nineteenth century and early 20th test century

Regierung des Raumes - Regierung des Sozialen - Zur Gouvernementalität postfordistischer Sozialraumpolitiken

Author:
ISBN: 9783863951948 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2016-06-21 11:01:44
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Der „Sozialraum“ hat Konjunktur. In einer Vielzahl von Politik- und Professionsfeldern wird auf „soziale Räume“ oder „lokale Gemeinschaften“ rekurriert. Die „Aktivierung“ von „endogenen Potenzialen“, „sozialem Kapital“, „Eigenverantwortung“, „Selbststeuerung“ oder „Selbsthilfe“ im nahräumigen Kontext ist mit der Verheißung verbunden, grundlegende Integrations-, Verteilungs- und Steuerungsprobleme fortgeschritten liberaler Gesellschaften bearbeiten zu können. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die ambivalente Rolle von Sozialraumpolitiken im gegenwärtigen gesellschaftlichen Transformationsgeschehen und diskutiert Möglichkeiten, wie raumaffine Professionen und Bewegungen fragwürdigen politisch- programmatischen Anrufungen widerstehen können.

The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9783319452630 9783319452647 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45264-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Sociology --- Neurology
Added to DOAB on : 2017-11-23 16:05:23
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches from artists, literary scholars, psychologists, activists, historians, geographers and sociologists who challenge assumptions about how rest operates across mind, bodies, and practices. Rest’s presence or absence affects everyone. Nevertheless, defining rest is problematic: both its meaning and what it feels like are affected by many socio-political, economic and cultural factors. The authors open up unexplored corners and experimental pathways into this complex topic, with contributions ranging from investigations of daydreaming and mindwandering, through histories of therapeutic relaxation and laziness, and creative-critical pieces on lullabies and the Sabbath, to experimental methods to measure aircraft noise and track somatic vigilance in urban space. The essays are grouped by scale of enquiry, into mind, body and practice, allowing readers to draw new connections across apparently distinct phenomena.The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, life sciences, arts and humanities.

Listing 1 - 10 of 102 << page
of 11
>>
Sort by