Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
Author: George Tyler Miller
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2005
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780534997298

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This undergraduate textbook provides the scientific base for understanding environmental concerns, describes the primary natural resource and environmental quality problems being faced, and evaluates solutions to those problems.

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
Author: George Tyler Miller,David Franklin Hackett,Carl Eric Wolfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: Environmental policy
ISBN: 0176587187

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"Living in the Environment is intended for university students taking an introductory course on environmental science. This text takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining coverage from various sciences such as geology, biology and chemistry. The book covers the subject matter through seven integrative themes: natural capital, energy and energy efficiency, solutions to environmental problems, sustainability, pollution prevention and waste reduction, population and exponential growth, and working together to bring about environmental change. This edition will continue to offer Canadian examples, issue, cases and photographs within the context of the global environment."--

Living in the Environment High School Level 4

Living in the Environment  High School Level 4
Author: Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0538493836

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Deep California

Deep California
Author: Craig Chalquist
Publsiher: Craig Chalquist, PhD
Total Pages: 733
Release: 2008-06
Genre: California
ISBN: 9780595514625

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California has been invaded by three imperial powers: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Deep California examines in depth the lingering psychological traumas and motifs emanating from that long history of conquest. These unhealed events have not been left in the past: they recur symbolically again and again, growing in intensity as the overbuilt land and its distracted occupiers unconsciously but definitively demonstrate that environmental justice and social justice can no longer be thought of as separate. Pacing crusaders and colonizers from county to county along El Camino Real, Deep California studies the lingering impact of continuous oppression of people and places as images and themes of displacement and exile filter down into architecture, agriculture, politics, art, culture, psychology, and even folklore and dream. Yet within the shadows cast over California also dwell resistance, humor, irony, tragedy, and hope for more heartfelt and soulful connections to this story-rich "land of the sundown sea." "History" is an inadequate term for such a sweeping and deep discovery of how the past informs the present. This work deserves to be read widely by all Californians and Americans, and taken to heart, and the hard lessons applied to all places we inhabit on this stolen land. -Lesley Thomas, author of Flight of the Goose (Far Eastern Press, 2005) "A monumental and much-needed study in depth of the conquest, occupation, traumatization, and animation of the mission cities and counties of coastal California, places which have worked their way into our unsuspecting psyches." -Linda Buzzell, MA, MFT, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009)

Living Downstream

Living Downstream
Author: Sandra Steingraber
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1999
Genre: Cancer
ISBN: 1860495354

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Published more than three decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring warned of the impact of chemicals on the environment, this book offers a critique of current thinking on cancer and its causes. It argues that the evidence has been wilfully ignored, and that the environment is still being poisoned. Throughout her study, the author weaves two stories - of Rachel Carson and her battle to be heard and of her own cancer of the bladder, which she traces back to agricultural and industrial contamination.

Living on the Shores of Hawaii

Living on the Shores of Hawaii
Author: Charles H. Fletcher,Robynne Boyd,William J. Neal,Virginia Tice
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2010-12-31
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780824860905

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Rarely a day goes by in Hawai‘i without the media reporting on environmental issues stemming from public debate. Will the proposed housing development block my access to the beach? Is the rising sea level going to cause flooding where I live? How does overfishing damage the reef? Is the water clean where I surf? Living on the Shores of Hawai‘i discusses the paradox of environmental loss under a management system considered by many to be one of the most stringent in the nation. It reviews a wide range of environmental concerns in Hawai‘i with an eye toward resolution by focusing on "place-based" management, a theme consistent with—and borrowing from—the Hawaiian ahupua‘a system. After describing a typical situation in Hawai‘i where a sandy beach is lost because a seawall has been built to protect a poorly sited home, the authors step back in time to trace land-use practices before and after the arrival of Westerners and the increased tempo of destruction following the latter. They go on to discuss volcanoes and the risk of placing homes in locations vulnerable to natural hazards and the potential dangers of earthquakes and tsunamis to a complacent public. Water issues, including scarcity, flooding, and pollution, are surveyed, as well as climate change and the possible outcomes of projected sea rise for Hawai‘i. The authors explain coastal erosion and beach loss and the problems of overfishing and ocean acidification. Later chapters assess residents’ risks to hurricanes, offering mitigation techniques, and provide a summary and some management conclusions. As tensions increase because of conflicting standards, misunderstandings, and contradictory ideals and actions, we put our economy and quality of life at risk. Sound decision-making begins with asking the right questions. This book addresses these questions within the context of sustainability and thus their influence on the future of Hawai‘i.


Author: Craig Chalquist
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2007
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1882670655

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This work develops a new perspective called "terrapsychology" to show us how to listen to recurring symbolic resonances between ourselves and the presence, voice, or soul of places and things which embody the animation of the world.

India s Reluctant Urbanization

India s Reluctant Urbanization
Author: P. Tiwari,R. Nair,P. Ankinapalli,M. Gulati,P. Hingorani,Jyoti Rao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2016-02-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781137339751

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Through a close examination of India's policies, economic system, social systems and politics, this study explores the numerous perspectives and debates on India's urbanization. The authors link contemporary urban issues with emerging challenges associated with policies and city management.