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Title Our Earth Our Species Our Selves
Author Ellen Moyer
Publisher Greenvironment Press
Release Date 2016-12-12
Category Clean energy
Total Pages 263
ISBN 1942936281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Our current environmental crises-- most notably, climate change-- call on us to upgrade to a new way of life that will sustain us and our world far into the future. When you read this timely, accessible, and thought-provoking book, you will discover: We already have the capacities and tools to create a health and environmental revolution; Specific actions you and I can take now that will help us and our world prosper -- not just in the future, but immediately; How the strategies shared in this book can uplift our society and democracy; Why creating a high-tech and high-nature way of life could spark an economic boom ... Through science and stories, Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves makes the case for hope, optimism, and practical solutions we can take individually and collectively to green our technology, green our economy, strengthen our democracy, and create social equality."--Page 4 of cover.

Title Our Earth Our Species Our Selves
Author Ellen Moyer
Publisher Greenvironment Press
Release Date 2016-12-10
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1942936265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life
Author Edward O. Wilson
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2016-03-07
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781631490835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

Gaia S Gift by Anne Primavesi

Title Gaia s Gift
Author Anne Primavesi
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2003
Category Religion
Total Pages 149
ISBN 9780415288347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gaia's Gift, the second of Anne Primavesi's explorations of human relationships with the earth, asks that we complete the ideological revolution set in motion by Copernicus and Darwin concerning human importancene. They challenged the notion of our God-given centrality within the universe and within earth's evolutionary history. Yet as our continuing exploitation of earth's resources and species demonstrates, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit. Now James Lovelock's scientific understanding of the existential reality of Gaia's gift of life again raises the question of our proper place within the universe. It turns us decisively towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole earth community.

Title Managing the Environment Managing Ourselves
Author Richard N. L. Andrews
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2006-09-18
Category History
Total Pages 515
ISBN 030011124X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book Richard N. L. Andrews looks at American environmental policy over the past four hundred years, shows how it affects environmental issues and public policy decisions today, and poses the central policy challenges for the future. This second edition brings the book up to date through President George W. Bush's first term and gives the current state of American environmental politics and policy. “A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lynton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review "A wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History

On The Origin Of Tepees by Jonnie Hughes

Title On the Origin of Tepees
Author Jonnie Hughes
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-08-09
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781439158050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do some ideas spread, while others die off? Does human culture have its very own “survival of the fittest”? And if so, does that explain why our species is so different from the rest of life on Earth? Throughout history, we humans have prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced. Perhaps ideas have us. After all, ideas do appear to have a life of their own. And it is they, not us, that benefit most when they are spread. Many biologists have already come to the opinion that our genes are selfish entities, tricking us into helping them to reproduce. Is it the same with our ideas? Jonnie Hughes, a science writer and documentary filmmaker, investigates the evolution of ideas in order to find out. Adopting the role of a cultural Charles Darwin, Hughes heads off, with his brother in tow, across the Midwest to observe firsthand the natural history of ideas—the patterns of their variation, inheritance, and selection in the cultural landscape. In place of Darwin’s oceanic islands, Hughes visits the “mind islands” of Native American tribes. Instead of finches, Hughes searches for signs of natural selection among the tepees. With a knack for finding the humor in the quirks of the American cultural landscape, Hughes takes us on a tour from the Mall of America in Minneapolis to what he calls the “maul” of America—Custer’s last stand—stopping at road-sides and discoursing on sandwiches, the shape of cowboy hats, the evolution of barn roofs, the 28.99 wording of jokes, the wearing of moustaches, and, of course, the telling features from tepees of different tribes. Original, witty, and engaging, On the Origin of Tepees offers a fresh way of understanding both our ideas and ourselves.

Title Our Tragic Flaw Confronting Violence in Ourselves and the World
Author Parke Burgess
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2018-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781387962402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book considers violence as the key problem that endangers human survival, and nonviolence as the solution to that problem.

Our Babies Ourselves by Meredith Small

Title Our Babies Ourselves
Author Meredith Small
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-09-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780307763976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A thought-provoking combination of practical parenting information and scientific analysis, Our Babies, Ourselves is the first book to explore why we raise our children the way we do--and to suggest that we reconsider our culture's traditional views on parenting. New parents are faced with innumerable decisions to make regarding the best way to care for their baby, and, naturally, they often turn for guidance to friends and family members who have already raised children. But as scientists are discovering, much of the trusted advice that has been passed down through generations needs to be carefully reexamined. In this ground-breaking book, anthropologist Meredith Small reveals her remarkable findings in the new science of ethnopediatrics. Professor Small joins pediatricians, child-development researchers, and anthropologists across the country who are studying to what extent the way we parent our infants is based on biological needs and to what extent it is based on culture--and how sometimes what is culturally dictated may not be what's best for babies. Should an infant be encouraged to sleep alone? Is breast-feeding better than bottle-feeding, or is that just a myth of the nineties? How much time should pass before a mother picks up her crying infant? And how important is it really to a baby's development to talk and sing to him or her? These are but a few of the important questions Small addresses, and the answers not only are surprising, but may even change the way we raise our children. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Portable Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln

Title The Portable Abraham Lincoln
Author Abraham Lincoln
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 369
ISBN 0143105647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Celebrate the bicentennial of his birth with this expanded new edition of his greatest speeches and writings. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant examples of the writer's art. The Portable Abraham Lincoln contains the great public speeches-the first debate with Stephen Douglas, the 'House Divided' speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address-along with less familiar letters and memoranda that chart Lincoln's political career, his evolving stand against slavery, and his day-to-day conduct of the Civil War. This edition includes a new introduction, a chronology of Lincoln's life, and four new selections of his writing. '[An] excellent, thoughtfully presented selection . . . The ironic intelligence and sharp sense of purpose, the wit, lucidity, and emotional force come through with an undiminished and chastening power to make us thinks and feel - Ric Burns, coproducer of PBS's The Civil Wa

The Real World Of Fairies by Dora van Gelder Kunz

Title The Real World of Fairies
Author Dora van Gelder Kunz
Publisher Quest Books
Release Date 2013-08-15
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9780835630696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Real World of Fairies is a privileged glimpse into a joyous, animated universe. Dora's enchanting vision of her encounters with the fairy realm delights the child in us, while it excites our grown-up imagination, rekindles our creative energy, and deepens our sense of connection with nature. This new edition features a foreword by Celtic folk expert Caitlin Matthews. Caitlin's personal experiences and deep knowledge of the fairy world resonate brilliantly with Dora's, adding a fresh perspective for contemporary readers.

Title Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World Healing Ourselves and Our Planet
Author Darlyne G. Nemeth
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2012-09-20
Category Nature
Total Pages 239
ISBN 9780313397325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book follows environmental changes—including those caused by human actions, as well as those resulting from natural circumstances—and provides a process to manage their impact on the future. • Contributors from across disciplines, including geology, biology, hydrology and climatology • A list of reasons why environmental change is inevitable • An exploration of psychological disorders and physical illnesses triggered by disasters

When Asia Was The World by Stewart Gordon

Title When Asia Was the World
Author Stewart Gordon
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 2007-12-04
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780306817298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While European civilization stagnated in the “Dark Ages,” Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of spiritual, commercial, and intellectual connections, the distant regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with trade, international diplomacy, and the exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a compelling and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500—a time when Asia was the world—by relating the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers.

Title Why Us How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves Text Only
Author James Le Fanu
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2013-02-14
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780007380053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The imperative to 'know thyself' is both fundamental and profoundly elusive – for how can we ever truly comprehend the drama and complexity of the human experience?

Title The Future Factor
Author Anonim
Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date 2020
Category History
Total Pages 289
ISBN 9781412855594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Future Factor offers an inspiring, optimistic view of the human future. Sociologist Michael G. Zey shows how breathtaking innovations in fields such as biotechnology, computing, robotics, medicine, energy development and space technology are catapulting global society into a new era of abundance and prosperity. As the third millennium begins, technological breakthroughs provide unprecedented opportunities for growth, profitability and organizational and personal reinvention. However, to stay ahead of the curve and anticipate future developments before competitors and peers do, leaders, companies and individuals must be equipped with the capacity to make informed decisions. In The Future Factor, Zey provides the sophisticated cutting-edge knowledge needed to achieve competitive advantage that individuals require to make career and life choices. Zey paints a big picture of new forces--biogenesis, cybergenesis, species coalescence and dominionization--that are subtly impacting society and the global economy and changing forever the way we live. Among the subjects explored in this wide-ranging book are: the role cybergenisis will play in making humans healthier; the universal communication network based on the Internet and virtual reality; biogenesis, gene therapy and decoding the human genome; "next generation" robots, smart machines and their impact on economic growth; the colonization of space and the advent of "space tourism"; fusion-based energy and its effect on the environment and global economy; global transportation and a worldwide superhighway; and biotechnological breakthroughs in agriculture and food production. Michael G. Zey, an internationally recognized sociologist and futurist, consults to corporations, government agencies, and universities on future planning. He has appeared on The Wall Street Journal Report, as well as on programs on CNBC, CNN, and CNNfn Business Report, CNBC's America's Vital Signs and The Turning Point. His ideas have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Worth, Entrepreneur, the Christian Science Monitor, Futurist, and Le Monde. Zey is a professor at Montclair State University and executive director of the Expansionary Institute.

Title Melting Pots Rainbow Nations
Author Jacklyn Cock
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date 2002
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 241
ISBN 0252070275
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This passionate, intelligent commentary is an invigorating look at the implications of difference and diversity in two contrasting but similar societies: the United States and South Africa. Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations addresses how differences--of gender, race, culture, biology, and sexual orientation - are variously understood and acted on in both countries. The authors argue that the concepts of difference and diversity, although valuable, are hollow if disconnected from specific social and historical contexts in which power relations create and perpetuate disadvantage. Their thoughtful exploration includes accounts of their own experiences of difference and their perspectives on such pioneering women as Elizabeth Bishop, Frene Ginwala, Audre Lord, Ruth First, Jane Goodall, and Mamphela Ramphele.

The Future Of Iucn by Martin W. Holdgate

Title The Future of IUCN
Author Martin W. Holdgate
Publisher IUCN
Release Date 1993
Category Conservation of natural resources
Total Pages 166
ISBN 2831701406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Systemic Management by Charles W. Fowler

Title Systemic Management
Author Charles W. Fowler
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2009-03-26
Category Science
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780191580031
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Systemic management' describes a holistic, objective and universally applicable form of management, providing a framework for addressing environmental challenges such as global warming, emergent diseases, deforestation, overpopulation, the extinction crisis, pollution, over-fishing, and habitat destruction. Its goals are the consistently sustainable relationships between humans and ecosystems, between humans and other species, and between humans and the biosphere. This book presents a convincing argument that these goals, and the means to achieve them, can be inferred from empirical information. It describes how comparisons between humans and other species reveal patterns that can serve to guide management toward true sustainability i.e. ways that are empirically observed to work in natural systems. This objective approach has rarely been possible in conventional management because sustainability is invariably undermined by conflicting human values. 'Systemic management' is presented as a specialized process of pattern-based decision-making that avoids the inconsistency, subjectivity and error in current management practice. It clearly demonstrates how mimicking nature's empirical examples of sustainability can circumvent anthropocentric tendencies to overuse/misuse human values in management, and illustrates the science best suited for achieving sustainability through examples of research that address specific management questions.

Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln

Title Abraham Lincoln
Author Abraham Lincoln
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1894
Category United States
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:$B539118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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