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A Landscape Transformed by Robert B. Gordon

Title A Landscape Transformed
Author Robert B. Gordon
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2000-12-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0195351894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the industrial ecology of 200 years of ironmaking with renewal energy resources in northwestern Connecticut. It focuses on the cultural context of people's decisions about technology and the environment, and the gradual transition they effected in their land from industrial landscape to pastoral countryside.

Where Land And Water Meet by Nancy Langston

Title Where Land and Water Meet
Author Nancy Langston
Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date 2009-11-23
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780295989839
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Water and land interrelate in surprising and ambiguous ways, and riparian zones, where land and water meet, have effects far outside their boundaries. Using the Malheur Basin in southeastern Oregon as a case study, this intriguing and nuanced book explores the ways people have envisioned boundaries between water and land, the ways they have altered these places, and the often unintended results. The Malheur Basin, once home to the largest cattle empires in the world, experienced unintended widespread environmental degradation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After establishment in 1908 of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a protected breeding ground for migratory birds, and its expansion in the 1930s and 1940s, the area experienced equally extreme intended modifications aimed at restoring riparian habitat. Refuge managers ditched wetlands, channelized rivers, applied Agent Orange and rotenone to waterways, killed beaver, and cut down willows. Where Land and Water Meet examines the reasoning behind and effects of these interventions, gleaning lessons from their successes and failures. Although remote and specific, the Malheur Basin has myriad ecological and political connections to much larger places. This detailed look at one tangled history of riparian restoration shows how�through appreciation of the complexity of environmental and social influences on land use, and through effective handling of conflict�people can learn to practice a style of pragmatic adaptive resource management that avoids rigid adherence to single agendas and fosters improved relationships with the land.

Rethinking Journalism by Chris Peters

Title Rethinking Journalism
Author Chris Peters
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013
Category Social Science
Total Pages 247
ISBN 9780415697019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it's understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the 'crisis of journalism', this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

Transformed Landscapes by Camille Mansour

Title Transformed Landscapes
Author Camille Mansour
Publisher American Univ in Cairo Press
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 365
ISBN 9774162471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offering a look at the aspects of the historical background to the continuing Palestinian question, these essays address issues that have preoccupied Middle East scholars as well as 20th century Arab intellectuals. The volume is dedicated to Walid Khalidi, whose impact has been felt in scholarship, institution building and politics.

Title The Making of the British Landscape
Author Francis Pryor
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-06-03
Category History
Total Pages 832
ISBN 9780141943367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.

Landscape Succession by Yuanbin Wang

Title Landscape Succession
Author Yuanbin Wang
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019
Category Inglewood Oil Field (Calif.)
Total Pages 117
ISBN OCLC:1125225706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This thesis investigates the transition and integration of the Inglewood Oil Field (Los Angeles, California) as part of the landscape architecture process.

An Empire Transformed by Kate Luce Mulry

Title An Empire Transformed
Author Kate Luce Mulry
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2021-01-12
Category History
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781479895267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the efforts to bring political order to the English empire through projects of environmental improvement When Charles II ascended the English throne in 1660 after two decades of civil war, he was confronted with domestic disarray and a sprawling empire in chaos. His government sought to assert control and affirm the King’s sovereignty by touting his stewardship of both England’s land and the improvement of his subjects’ health. By initiating ambitious projects of environmental engineering, including fen and marshland drainage, forest rehabilitation, urban reconstruction, and garden transplantation schemes, agents of the English Restoration government aimed to transform both places and people in service of establishing order. Merchants, colonial officials, and members of the Royal Society encouraged royal intervention in places deemed unhealthy, unproductive, or poorly managed. Their multiple schemes reflected an enduring belief in the complex relationships between the health of individual bodies, personal and communal character, and the landscapes they inhabited. In this deeply researched work, Kate Mulry highlights a period of innovation during which officials reassessed the purpose of colonies, weighed their benefits and drawbacks, and engineered and instituted a range of activities in relation to subjects’ bodies and material environments. These wide-ranging actions offer insights about how restoration officials envisioned authority within a changing English empire. An Empire Transformed is an interdisciplinary work addressing a series of interlocking issues concerning ideas about the environment, governance, and public health in the early modern English Atlantic empire.

Thoreau S Country by David R. Foster

Title Thoreau s Country
Author David R. Foster
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2009-06-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0674037154
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier. The sights and sounds that Thoreau experienced on his daily walks through nineteenth-century Concord were those of rolling farmland, small woodlands, and farmers endlessly working the land. As Foster explored the New England landscape, he discovered ancient ruins of cellar holes, stone walls, and abandoned cartways--all remnants of this earlier land now largely covered by forest. How had Thoreau's open countryside, shaped by ax and plough, divided by fences and laneways, become a forested landscape? Part ecological and historical puzzle, this book brings a vanished countryside to life in all its dimensions, human and natural, offering a rich record of human imprint upon the land. Extensive excerpts from the journals show us, through the vividly recorded details of daily life, a Thoreau intimately acquainted with the ways in which he and his neighbors were changing and remaking the New England landscape. Foster adds the perspective of a modern forest ecologist and landscape historian, using the journals to trace themes of historical and social change. Thoreau's journals evoke not a wilderness retreat but the emotions and natural history that come from an old and humanized landscape. It is with a new understanding of the human role in shaping that landscape, Foster argues, that we can best prepare ourselves to appreciate and conserve it today. From the journal: "I have collected and split up now quite a pile of driftwood--rails and riders and stems and stumps of trees--perhaps half or three quarters of a tree...Each stick I deal with has a history, and I read it as I am handling it, and, last of all, I remember my adventures in getting it, while it is burning in the winter evening. That is the most interesting part of its history. It has made part of a fence or a bridge, perchance, or has been rooted out of a clearing and bears the marks of fire on it...Thus one half of the value of my wood is enjoyed before it is housed, and the other half is equal to the whole value of an equal quantity of the wood which I buy." --October 20, 1855

Title Landscape Transformed
Author Anonim
Publisher Academy Editions Limited
Release Date 1996
Category Architecture
Total Pages 112
ISBN 1854904523
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the condition of the modern landscape.

Title The Earth as Transformed by Human Action
Author B. L. Turner
Publisher CUP Archive
Release Date 1990
Category Nature
Total Pages 713
ISBN 0521363578
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Collectively, this is a superb and comprehensive volume.' Geology Magazine ' ... a landmark study, which will undoubtedly be a valuable reference and source of information for many years to come.' Geophysics ' ... an impressive and highly laudable undertaking by geographers to 'put it all together', that is, to establish a theoretical framework for assessing the environmental changes wrought by modern societies in the past three centuries, and to document these changes in detail. As such, the tome will serve as an indispensable reference and resource on global change. It will be used by all scholars, teachers and students concerned with the increasingly pressing issue of the environment and its management - or mismanagement - by humans everywhere on our planet.' Nature

Monument Wars by Kirk Savage

Title Monument Wars
Author Kirk Savage
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2011-07-11
Category Art
Total Pages 402
ISBN 9780520271333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kirk Savage explores the National Mall in Washington D.C., site of some of the most important & poignant memorials in the U.S. He shows how the idea of monument has changed over the decades, & how the 19th century concept of the monument has given way to the late 20th century idea of 'space', the monument as an experience.

Title Baalbek Heliopolis the Bekaa and Berytus from 100 BCE to 400 CE
Author Simone Paturel
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2019-07-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 358
ISBN 9789004400733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This monograph explores the transformation of Berytus and the Bekaa after the Roman colonial foundation in 15 BCE, challenging the traditional perspective of Bronze Age roots for the sanctuary at Baalbek-Heliopolis and its deities.

Title Economies and the Transformation of Landscape
Author Lisa Cliggett
Publisher Rowman Altamira
Release Date 2008
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 327
ISBN 0759111170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Economies and the Transformation of Landscape explores both the general and specific ways in which local economic ventures around the world, such as mining, ranching, and farming, affect the environment.

How Landscapes Change by Gay A. Bradshaw

Title How Landscapes Change
Author Gay A. Bradshaw
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2002-12-06
Category Science
Total Pages 362
ISBN 3540436979
Language English, Spanish, and French
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North and South America share similar human and ecological histories and, increasingly, economic and social linkages. As such, issues of ecosystem functions and disruptions form a common thread among these cultures. This volume synthesizes the perspectives of several disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, economy, and conservation biology. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes interact to affect ecosystem functions and species in the Americas. Throughout the text the emphasis is placed on habitat fragmentation. At the same time, the book provides an overview of current theory, methods, and approaches used in the analysis of ecosystem disruptions and fragmentation.

Title Desertification in Developed Countries
Author David A. Mouat
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category Science
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9789400916357
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Desertification has re-emerged as a topic of global significance as a consequence of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. When first addressed over a generation ago, attention was drawn to the compelling, spectacular images of sand dunes engulfing farmlands and parched cattle dying around wells. Research tended to focus on these events as unusual phenomena that involved the unfortunate collision of climate and `irrational' land use. Since then, the work of many researchers has shown us that desertification is a multifaceted problem that involves climatic, biogeochemical, political, and socio-economic processes that operate more or less continuously but at rates that vary in time and space. No attempts to arrest or reverse desertification that ignore this complexity are likely to succeed. In a single volume, `Desertification in Developed Countries' describes the multiple dimensions of desertification as well as the novel approaches that have been used to address it within the economies of developed countries. This is done from the perspectives and experiences of the numerous authors who have contributed to this book.

Title Primordial Landscapes Incorruptible Bodies
Author Dag Øistein Endsjø
Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date 2008
Category Religion
Total Pages 195
ISBN 1433101815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the first monk in the desert, Antony became an early Christian superstar, eclipsing his many ascetic predecessors. The introduction of asceticism into the wilderness also represented an encounter between Christian and Hellenistic ideas. For centuries Greeks had considered the uncultivated geography intrinsically primordial, a chaotic place where man struggled to remain human. The wilderness represented an eternal ordeal, where man always faced fierce beasts, disorder, and death, but also where simultaneously he could attain boundless wealth, wisdom, and even physical immortality. Through Athanasius of Alexandria's fourth-century biography of Antony, we learn how the Christian appropriation of Greek ideas on geography, bodies and immortality raised asceticism to an entirely new level. Placed in his uncultivated landscape, Antony became a true martyr, an athlete of God, and a holy man able to retrieve the bodily incorruptibility lost in the Fall, which all Christians could look forward to at the end of times. In this way Athanasius employed a traditional Greek worldview to demonstrate the superiority of Christianity over Paganism, which never promised ordinary people anything but an eternal existence as dead and disembodied souls.

Colonialism And Landscape by Andrew Sluyter

Title Colonialism and Landscape
Author Andrew Sluyter
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 267
ISBN 0742515605
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spurred by the dramatic landscape transformation associated with European colonization of the Americas, this work creates a prototype theory to explain relationships between colonialism and landscape.

Title Landscape scale Conservation Planning
Author Stephen C. Trombulak
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2010-09-21
Category Science
Total Pages 427
ISBN 9048195756
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hugh P. Possingham Landscape-scale conservation planning is coming of age. In the last couple of decades, conservation practitioners, working at all levels of governance and all spatial scales, have embraced the CARE principles of conservation planning – Comprehensiveness, Adequacy, Representativeness, and Efficiency. Hundreds of papers have been written on this theme, and several different kinds of software program have been developed and used around the world, making conservation planning based on these principles global in its reach and influence. Does this mean that all the science of conservation planning is over – that the discovery phase has been replaced by an engineering phase as we move from defining the rules to implementing them in the landscape? This book and the continuing growth in the literature suggest that the answer to this question is most definitely ‘no. ’ All of applied conservation can be wrapped up into a single sentence: what should be done (the action), in what place, at what time, using what mechanism, and for what outcome (the objective). It all seems pretty simple – what, where, when, how and why. However stating a problem does not mean it is easy to solve.

Title Landscape Bionomics Biological Integrated Landscape Ecology
Author Vittorio Ingegnoli
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2015-03-03
Category Science
Total Pages 431
ISBN 9788847052260
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Landscape Bionomics,” or “Bio-integrated Landscape Ecology,” radically transforms the main principles of traditional Landscape Ecology by recognizing the landscape as a living entity rather than merely the spatial distribution of species and communities on the territory, often analysed in separate themes (water, species, pollution, etc.). To be more exact, the landscape is identified as the "life organization integrating a set of plants, animals and human communities and its system of natural, semi-natural, and human cultural ecosystems in a certain spatial configuration." This new perspective inevitably leads to significant changes in how to assess and manage the environment. This book represents the culmination of an endeavor begun by the author, with the support of Richard Forman and Zev Naveh, more than a dozen years ago. It builds on the author’s previous successful publication, Landscape Ecology, A Widening Foundation, by addressing a range of additional topics and discussing the new theoretical and methodological concepts that have emerged during the past decade of research. Particular attention is paid to the fact that interventions in the landscape can be made with the best intentions yet cause serious damage! Against this background, the author explains the need to study "landscape units" by applying methods comparable to those used in clinical diagnosis – hence ecologists can be viewed as the “physicians” of ecological systems.

Title Baalbek Heliopolis the Bekaa and Berytus from 100 Bce to 400 Ce
Author Simone Paturel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-08-29
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9004400583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This monograph explores the transformation of Berytus and the Bekaa after the Roman colonial foundation in 15 BCE, challenging the traditional perspective of Bronze Age roots for the sanctuary at Baalbek-Heliopolis and its deities.