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  • Download The First World War as a Clash of Cultures (Studies in by Fred Bridgham PDF

    By Fred Bridgham

    This quantity of essays examines the perceived rift among the British and German highbrow and cultural traditions earlier than 1914 and the way the ensuing disagreement either displays and helped confirm old, political, and, eventually, army occasions. This vexed symbiosis is traced first via a survey of well known fiction, from alarmist British and German "invasion novels" to the visions of Erskine Childers and Saki or even P.G. Wodehouse; contrastingly, the "mixed-marriage novels" of von Arnim, Spottiswoode, and Wylie are thought of. extra themes contain D. H. Lawrence's ambivalent courting with Germany, Carl Sternheim's coded anti-militarism, H. G. Wells's and Kurd Lasswitz's visions in their nations below Martian invasion, Nietzsche because the embodiment of Prussian warmongering, and the increase in Germany of anglophobic, anti-Spencerian evolutionism. Case histories of the positions of German and English lecturers in regard to the clash around out the quantity. participants: IAIN BOYD WHITE, HELENA RAGG-KIRKBY, RHYS WILLIAMS, INGO CORNILS, NICHOLAS MARTIN, GREGORY MOORE, STEFAN MANZ, ANDREAS HUTHER, HOLGER KLEIN Fred Bridgham is Senior Lecturer within the division of German on the college of Leeds.
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  • Download Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and by David Owen PDF

    By David Owen

    From the acclaimed New Yorker author, a thought-provoking, leading edge, and tough new method of preserving our environment.

    such a lot american citizens examine towns as ecological nightmares-wastelands of concrete, rubbish, diesel fumes and site visitors jams-but citizens of city cores really eat much less oil, electrical energy, and water than hybrid- using Vermonters do, they usually have smaller carbon footprints. primarily, they're compelled to. during this amazing problem to standard pondering the surroundings, David Owen bargains a useful environmental template for a world inhabitants that's transforming into as typical assets reduce. Green Metropolis will swap the way in which humans take into consideration the environment.

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  • Download Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger?: And Other Questions by Sherry F. Colb PDF

    By Sherry F. Colb

    What approximately vegetation? Don't animals consume different animals? There aren't any ideal vegans, so why trouble? If you're vegan, what percentage occasions have you ever been requested those, and different equally tough, questions from non-vegans?

    Using humor and cause, Sherry F. Colb takes those questions at face price and likewise delves deeply into the motivations in the back of them, arising with solutions that aren't merely clever yet insightful approximately human nature. via examples, case experiences, and clear-eyed good judgment, she offers arguments for every little thing from why veganism is appropriate with the world's significant religions to why vegetarianism isn't adequate. in spite of everything, she exhibits the way it is feasible for vegans and non-vegans to have interaction in a collectively useful dialog with out descending into counterproductive name-calling, and to interact to create a extra hospitable international for human animals and non-human animals alike.
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  • Download The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History (2nd by Anthony N. Penna PDF

    By Anthony N. Penna

    The Human Footprint: an international Environmental historical past, moment Edition, offers a multidisciplinary worldwide historical past of Earth from its origins to the current day.

    • offers a complete, international, multidisciplinary background of the planet from its earliest origins to the current era
    • attracts at the latest learn in geology, climatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, heritage, demography and the social and actual sciences
    • positive factors the newest examine findings on planetary heritage, human evolution, the golf green agricultural revolution, weather swap, worldwide warming and the character of world/human historical past interdependencies
    • deals in-depth analyses of subject matters on the subject of human evolution, agriculture, inhabitants progress, urbanization, production, intake, industrialization, and fossil gasoline dependency.
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  • Download Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy by Susan G. Clark, Murray B. Rutherford PDF

    By Susan G. Clark, Murray B. Rutherford

    Drawing on six case reviews of wolf, grizzly endure, and mountain lion conservation in habitats stretching from the Yukon to Arizona, Large Carnivore Conservation argues that retaining and coexisting with huge carnivores is as a lot an issue of individuals and governance—of reconciling diversified and infrequently conflicting values, views, and enterprises, and of powerful selection making within the public sphere—as it's a challenge of animal ecology and behaviour. via adopting an integrative strategy, editors Susan G. Clark and Murray B. Rutherford search to ascertain and comprehend the interrelated improvement of conservation technological know-how, legislations, and coverage, in addition to how those forces play out in courts, different public associations, and the field.

    In combining real-world examples with discussions of conservation and coverage concept, Large Carnivore Conservation not just explains how conventional administration techniques have did not meet the wishes of all events, but in addition highlights examples of cutting edge, winning thoughts and gives functional thoughts for making improvements to destiny conservation efforts.
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  • Download Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with by Peter H. Gleick PDF

    By Peter H. Gleick

    Peter Gleick is aware water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater specialist, Gleick is a MacArthur origin "genius," and in accordance with the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he beverages from the faucet. Why don't the remainder of us? Bottled and bought exhibits how water went from being a loose usual source to 1 of the main profitable advertisement items of the final 100 years-and why we're poorer for it. It's an incredible tale and water is gigantic enterprise. each moment of each day within the usa, one thousand humans purchase a plastic bottle of water, and each moment of each day 1000 extra throw a kind of bottles away. That provides as much as greater than thirty billion bottles a yr and tens of billions of greenbacks of revenues. Are there valid purposes to shop for all these bottles? With a scientist's eye and a traditional storyteller's wit, Gleick investigates no matter if claims concerning the relative security, comfort, and flavor of bottled as opposed to faucet carry water. And he exposes the genuine purposes we've grew to become to the bottle, from fearmongering via enterprise pursuits and our personal vainness to the breakdown of public platforms and worldwide inequities. "Designer" H2O should be laughable, however the debate over commodifying water is lethal severe. It comes all the way down to society's offerings approximately human rights, the function of presidency and unfastened markets, the significance of being "green," and primary values. Gleick will get to the guts of the bottled water craze, exploring what it skill for us to bottle and promote our most simple necessity.
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  • Download Green Planet: How Plants Keep the Earth Alive by Professor Stanley A Rice PDF

    By Professor Stanley A Rice

    As a businessperson, this ebook gave me a miles deeper knowing of ways all human fiscal platforms depend upon the ecology of crops. The existence aid approach of the flora and fauna can now not be discounted through companies and the industry as an "externality". certainly, not anything is much less exterior to the human company than the paintings of crops, for which there's no replacement at ANY expense. Dr. Rice's photographs and illustrations have been an advantage!
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  • Download L’alternativa razionale. I pro e i contro dell’ingegneria by David Keith, Giorgio P. Panini PDF

    By David Keith, Giorgio P. Panini

    Decenni di discussioni sul riscaldamento globale hanno finora portato solo a politiche confuse, fatte più di roboanti dichiarazioni che di soluzioni reali. Intanto il carbonio nell’atmosfera continua a crescere e l’effetto serra si intensifica. Davvero non si può fare nient’altro? In effetti sì, tecnicamente si può, e costerebbe anche molto poco. Ma l. a. soluzione proposta si scontra con una comprensibile resistenza da parte di molti. Una delle proposte (mai comunque in opposizione alla riduzione delle emissioni di CO2, che resta un obiettivo necessario) si chiama «geoingegneria», un insieme di tecnologie volte a modificare artificialmente il clima della Terra. los angeles tecnica si basa sul rilascio nella stratosfera di gocce di acido solforico, che agirebbero come un ombrello contro i raggi del Sole. Non parlare di questi temi potrebbe costarci caro. Parlarne in maniera poco informata, anche di più. consistent with questo uno dei principali esperti mondiali di tecnologie climatiche ha voluto scrivere questo libro: in line with discutere in base alle conoscenze e valutare se all’umanità convenga iniziare seriamente a investire nel settore dell’ingegneria ambientale.
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  • Download Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't by Orrin H. Pilkey PDF

    By Orrin H. Pilkey

    Famous coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis exhibit that the quantitative mathematical versions coverage makers and executive directors use to shape environmental guidelines are heavily improper. in line with unrealistic and infrequently fake assumptions, those versions frequently yield solutions that aid unwise policies.Writing for the final, nonmathematician reader and utilizing examples from in the course of the environmental sciences, Pilkey and Pilkey-Jarvis exhibit how unquestioned religion in mathematical types can blind us to the difficult info and sound judgment of skilled clinical fieldwork. they start with a riveting account of the extinction of the North Atlantic cod at the Grand Banks of Canada. subsequent they have interaction in a basic dialogue of the constraints of many types throughout a vast array of an important environmental subjects.The booklet deals interesting case reports depicting how the seductiveness of quantitative types has ended in unmanageable nuclear waste disposal practices, poisoned mining websites, unjustifiable religion in envisioned sea point upward thrust charges, undesirable predictions of destiny coastline erosion premiums, overoptimistic expense estimates of man-made shorelines, and a bunch of different thorny difficulties. The authors show what number modelers were reckless, utilizing fudge components to guarantee "correct" solutions and being concerned little if their versions truly worked.A well timed and pressing publication written in an interesting sort, lifeless mathematics evaluates the assumptions at the back of versions, the character of the sector facts, and the discussion among modelers and their "customers."
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  • Download Boreal birds of North America : a hemispheric view of their by Jeffrey V. Wells PDF

    By Jeffrey V. Wells

    Reaching from inside Alaska throughout Canada to Labrador and Newfoundland, North America’s boreal woodland is the most important wasteland region left in the world. it's serious habitat for billions of birds; greater than three hundred species on a regular basis breed there. After the breeding season, many boreal birds migrate to seasonal habitats around the usa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and principal and South the United States. This quantity brings jointly new study on boreal poultry biology and conservation. It highlights the significance of the zone to the worldwide avifauna and to the connectivity among the boreal wooded area and ecoregions in the course of the Americas. The contributions show off a different set of views at the migration, wintering ecology, and conservation of chook groups which are tied to the boreal wooded area in ways in which won't were formerly considered.
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