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Reinventing Eden by Carolyn Merchant

Title Reinventing Eden
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013
Category Nature
Total Pages 283
ISBN 9780415644259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised edition of Carolyn's Merchant's classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword. Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.

Reinventing Eden by Carolyn Merchant

Title Reinventing Eden
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-03-12
Category Nature
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781136161247
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised edition of Carolyn Merchant’s classic Reinventing Eden has been updated with a new foreword and afterword. Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western Culture. This book traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations and offers a bold new way to think about the earth.

Reinventing Eden by Carolyn Merchant

Title Reinventing Eden
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2004
Category Nature
Total Pages 308
ISBN 0415931657
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work shows how the drive to conquer nature, explore and settle the globe, springs from a utopian pastoral impulse throughout Western history. It traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations in shopping malls, theme parks and gated communities.

Environment And Society by Christopher Schlottmann

Title Environment and Society
Author Christopher Schlottmann
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2017-01-24
Category Political Science
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781479805327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Environment and Society connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century. In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial arena of study. Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet’s natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, with each section featuring questions for debate and suggestions for further reading, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field’s interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present.

Autonomous Nature by Carolyn Merchant

Title Autonomous Nature
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-08-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9781317395874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly, rational, physical world that could be engineered, controlled, and managed. Autonomous Nature focuses on the history of unpredictability, why it was a problem for the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution, and why it is a problem for today. The work is set in the context of vignettes about unpredictable events such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to understand and predict the weather and natural disasters. This book is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, or the philosophy of science.

The Death Of Nature by Carolyn Merchant

Title The Death of Nature
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-09-10
Category Nature
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062956743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women.

East Of Eden by John Steinbeck

Title East of Eden
Author John Steinbeck
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2020-02-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 602
ISBN 9780735254282
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which his most mesmerizing characters and enduring themes were created and explored: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this expansive and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden was a 1955 film introducing James Dean, the book that revived Oprah’s Book Club, considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Ecological Revolutions by Carolyn Merchant

Title Ecological Revolutions
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date 2010-11-08
Category Science
Total Pages 424
ISBN 0807899623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860. In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future.

Science And Nature by Carolyn Merchant

Title Science and Nature
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-11-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9781351620666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science and Nature brings together the work and insights of historian Carolyn Merchant on the history of science, environmental history, and ethics. The book explores her ideas about the interconnections among science, women, nature, and history as they have emerged over her academic lifetime. Focusing on topics such as "The Death of Nature," the Scientific Revolution, women in the history of science and environment, and partnership ethics, it synthesizes her writings and sets out a vision for the twenty-first century. Anyone interested in the interactions between science and nature in the past, present, and future will want to read this book. It is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, and the philosophy of science.

Title Complexity and Sustainability
Author Jennifer Wells
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9780415695770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Complex dynamic system studies have been studied explicitly in the natural sciences, and most only implicitly throughout other fields. Yet much great social theory and philosophy is in fact based in complexity, and important concepts like postmodernism, risk, and collapse all stem from complexity. Six key terms are explored: nonlinearity, feedbacks, thresholds, hierarchies, emergence and self-organization, and dozens of related principles are discussed, with a focus on uncertainty, risk, vulnerability, learning, strategy, resilience, collapse and sustainability. The book surveys the role of these complexity principles in the natural sciences, social theory, transdisciplinary discourse, philosophy, and ethics, and shows how this complexity framework is a valuable lens for approaching the spectre of climate change and life in the Anthropocene.

Title Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought
Author Anthony B. Pinn
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0814767796
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theology have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a theological issue, this inquiry has primarily taken the form of a focus on issues relating to liberation, treating the body in abstract terms rather than focusing on the experiencing of a material, fleshy reality. By focusing on the body as a physical entity and not just a metaphorical one, Pinn offers a new approach to theological thinking about race, gender, and sexuality. According to Pinn, the body is of profound theological importance. In this first text on black theology to take embodiment as its starting point and its goal, Pinn interrogates the traditional source materials for black theology, such as spirituals and slave narratives, seeking to link them to materials such as photography that highlight the theological importance of the body. Employing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from the sociology of the body and philosophy to anthropology and art history, Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought pushes black theology to the next level.

Reinventing Eden by Barbara Griggs

Title Reinventing Eden
Author Barbara Griggs
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Conservation of natural resources
Total Pages 303
ISBN 1902757874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uncommon Ground by Anonim

Title Uncommon Ground
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category
Total Pages 561
ISBN 0393038726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Authenticity In Nature by Nigel Dudley

Title Authenticity in Nature
Author Nigel Dudley
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-03-12
Category Nature
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781136472558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the concept of naturalness in ecosystems, discusses its values and considers choices about the level of naturalness in conservation efforts. The author argues that all ecosystems have been modified and the idea of places 'untouched by humans' is a myth. But there are large differences in the degree of modification and levels of naturalness which can be identified. Changes are not always irreversible; some apparent wilderness areas are sites of former civilizations. There is no longer any simple distinction possible between 'natural' and 'cultural' systems. In the future, society will, to some extent, choose the degree of naturalness in land and seascapes. The growth of protected areas is an early sign of this, as are changes in forest management, dam removal and control of invasive species. To make informed choices about these areas, the author shows that we must understand the characteristics and values of naturally regulating ecosystems – their practical benefits, social values and management needs. Authenticity in Nature uses a rigorous definition of authenticity to help in the understanding and measurement of naturalness. It discusses the choices facing us and some of the information we need to make decisions relating to land and water management. Practical issues of management and numerous terrestrial and aquatic examples from around the world are discussed. It is an optimistic and highly original book, aiming to make genuine advances in our understanding and management of natural systems.

American Environmental History by Carolyn Merchant

Title American Environmental History
Author Carolyn Merchant
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2007
Category Political Science
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780231140355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites.

Title Uncommon Ground Rethinking the Human Place in Nature
Author William Cronon
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 1996-10-17
Category History
Total Pages 561
ISBN 9780393315110
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Essays by revisionist historians, scientists, and cultural critics explore the connection between nature and American culture, analyzing how it is packaged and presented at places such as Sea World and the Nature Company stores

Reinvention by Arlene Dickinson

Title Reinvention
Author Arlene Dickinson
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-11-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781443451666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do you want or need to change your life, but aren’t sure where to start—or whether you have what it takes? At fifty-seven, Arlene Dickinson’s life was turned upside down. Her company was on the brink of disaster. Her sense of herself as a strong, confident leader was in tatters. She was overwhelmed by feelings of loss, fear, and shame. Five years later, her business is booming, she’s never been happier or more excited about the future, and she’s raised tens of millions of dollars and built a whole ecosystem to help other entrepreneurs. How did she turn things around? By following the process she’s always used to transform underperforming companies—only this time, she used it to transform her own life. Applying business principles to her personal life helped her figure out very quickly where she wanted to go and how to get there. Having a clear set of practical steps to follow kept her on track when emotions threatened to derail her progress. In Reinvention, Dickinson shares this blueprint for locating your sense of purpose, realistically evaluating your strengths, assessing opportunities outside your comfort zone, and charting a bold new path. Whether you have a big career dream to achieve, or you need to rebuild after a personal setback, this step-by-step plan for reinvention will help you change your own life—for the better.

Irrigated Eden by Mark Fiege

Title Irrigated Eden
Author Mark Fiege
Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date 1999
Category History
Total Pages 323
ISBN 0295980133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fiege's fascinating and innovative study of irrigation in southern Idaho's Snake River valley describes a complex interplay of human and natural systems.

Title Integrating Ecofeminism Globalization and World Religions
Author Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2005
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 195
ISBN 0742535304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book addresses the practical relevance of the interconnection of feminism, ecology, and religious theological thought, and asks questions about the lack of attention to gender issues in both ecological theology and deglobalization theory. The book looks at issues of globalization, interfaith ecological theology, ecofeminism, and deglobalization movements comparatively across different world religions and across geographical regions. Visit our website for sample chapters!