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 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 with Environmental Change

Living with Environmental Change
Author: Kirsten Hastrup,Cecilie Rubow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2014-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781317753612

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Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about environmental change and how they act upon the perception of past, present and future opportunities. Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork of expert authors, it sheds new light on the human experience of and social response to climate change by taking us from the Arctic to the Pacific, from the Southeast Indian Coastal zone to the West-African dry-lands and deserts, as well as to Peruvian mountain communities and cities. Divided into four thematic parts - Water, Landscape, Technology, Time – this book uses rich photographic material to accompany the short texts and reflections in order to bring to life the human ingenuity and social responsibility of people in the face of new uncertainties. In an era of melting glaciers, drying lands, and rising seas, it shows how it is part and parcel of human life to take responsibility for the social community and take creative action on the basis of a localized understanding of the environment. This highly original contribution to the anthropological study of climate change is a must-read for all those wanting to understand better what climate change means on the ground and interested in a sustainable future for the Earth.

Living in Denial

Living in Denial
Author: Kari Marie Norgaard
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780262294980

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An analysis of why people with knowledge about climate change often fail to translate that knowledge into action. Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time, yet public response in Western nations has been meager. Why have so few taken any action? In Living in Denial, sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this question, drawing on interviews and ethnographic data from her study of "Bygdaby," the fictional name of an actual rural community in western Norway, during the unusually warm winter of 2000-2001. In 2000-2001 the first snowfall came to Bygdaby two months later than usual; ice fishing was impossible; and the ski industry had to invest substantially in artificial snow-making. Stories in local and national newspapers linked the warm winter explicitly to global warming. Yet residents did not write letters to the editor, pressure politicians, or cut down on use of fossil fuels. Norgaard attributes this lack of response to the phenomenon of socially organized denial, by which information about climate science is known in the abstract but disconnected from political, social, and private life, and sees this as emblematic of how citizens of industrialized countries are responding to global warming. Norgaard finds that for the highly educated and politically savvy residents of Bygdaby, global warming was both common knowledge and unimaginable. Norgaard traces this denial through multiple levels, from emotions to cultural norms to political economy. Her report from Bygdaby, supplemented by comparisons throughout the book to the United States, tells a larger story behind our paralysis in the face of today's alarming predictions from climate scientists.

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.

The Living Waters of Texas

The Living Waters of Texas
Author: Ken W. Kramer
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2010-10-06
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781603442015

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In ten impassioned essays, veteran Texas environmental advocates and conservation professionals step outside their roles as lawyers, lobbyists, administrators, consultants, and researchers to write about water. Their personal stories of what the springs, rivers, bottomlands, bayous, marshes, estuaries, bays, lakes, and reservoirs mean to them and to our state come alive in the landscape photography of Charles Kruvand. Allied with the Texas Living Waters Project (a joint education and policy initiative of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Environmental Defense Fund, among others), editor Ken Kramer joins his fellow activists in a call to keep rivers flowing, to protect wildlife habitat, and to save tax dollars by using water efficiently and sustainability. INSIDE THIS BOOK:Introduction: the Living Waters of Texas—Ken KramerWhere the First Raindrop Falls—David K. LangfordSpringing to Life: Keeping the Waters Flowing—Dianne WassenichHooked on Rivers—Myron J. HessFalling in Love with Bottomlands: Waters and Forests of East Texas—Janice BezansonOn the Banks of the Bayous: Preserving Nature in an Urban Environment—Mary Ellen WhitworthA Taste of the Marsh—Susan Raleigh KaderkaBays and Estuaries of Texas: An Ephemeral Treasure?—Ben F. Vaughan IIIRio Grande: Fragile Lifeline in the Desert—Mary E. KellyLeaving a Water Legacy for Texas—Ann Thomas HamiltonTexas Water Politics: Forty Years of Going with the Flow—Ken Kramer

Living Things in Their Environment

Living Things in Their Environment
Author: Brian J. Knapp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003
Genre: Ecology
ISBN: 1862143099

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Living Things in their Environment focuses on one of the most important subjects in the curriculum, forming an integrated package designed to facilitate teaching and learning about living things. Ages 10-14.