Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series)

"Refreshingly unpolemical and from time to time even witty, McNeill's e-book brims with rigorously sifted data and really good details."―Washington put up e-book World

The background of the 20 th century is customarily instructed via its international wars, the increase and fall of communism, or its fiscal upheavals. In his startling new booklet, J. R. McNeill provides us our first basic account of what might end up to be the main major size of the 20th century: its environmental background. to a point unparalleled in human heritage, now we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we're a component. in accordance with exhaustive study, McNeill's story―a compelling combination of anecdotes, facts, and intelligent analysis―never preaches: it really is our definitive account. this can be a quantity within the international Century sequence (general editor, Paul Kennedy). forty b/w images, 15 maps

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Environmental Organic Chemistry

Environmental natural Chemistry makes a speciality of environmental elements that govern the tactics that verify the destiny of natural chemical compounds in common and engineered platforms. the data stumbled on is then utilized to quantitatively assessing the environmental behaviour of natural chemical substances. Now in its 2d variation this ebook takes a extra holistic view on physical-chemical homes of natural compounds. It comprises new subject matters that tackle facets of gas/solid partitioning, bioaccumulation, and alterations within the surroundings.

  • Structures chapters into easy and complex sections
  • Contains illustrative examples, difficulties and case studies
  • Examines the elemental features of natural, actual and inorganic chemistry - utilized to environmentally proper problems
  • Addresses difficulties and case reports in a single volume

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What We Leave Behind

By Derrick Jensen

What We go away in the back of is a piercing, impassioned advisor to dwelling a very liable existence on the earth. Human waste, as soon as thought of a present to the soil, has develop into poisonous fabric that has damaged the basic cycle of deterioration and regeneration. right here, award-winning writer Derrick Jensen and activist Aric McBay weave old research and devastatingly attractive prose to remind us that life—human and nonhuman—will no longer cross on except we do every little thing we will to facilitate the main uncomplicated technique on the earth, the foundation of sustainability: one being's waste should always turn into one other being’s nutrients.

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The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

By Arne Johan Vetlesen

A examine of the more and more precarious courting among people and nature, this booklet seeks to head past paintings already contributed to the environmental circulate. It does so via highlighting the significance of experiencing, instead of simply theorizing nature, whereas figuring out that such adventure is changing into more and more infrequent, therefore reinforcing the estrangement from nature that could be a resource of its ongoing human-caused destruction. In his unique method of environmental philosophy, the writer argues for the reinstatement of nature's price outdoor of its exploitative usefulness for human ends. one of these viewpoint emphasizes the level to which the environmental challenge is a concrete truth requiring pressing motion, in keeping with a multi-sensuous appreciation of people' dependence on nonhuman lifeforms.

Designed as an accompaniment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, The Denial of Nature attracts on empirically expert literature from the social sciences to envision what existence is actually like for people and nature within the period of worldwide capitalism. The e-book contends that capitalist society exploits nature - either within the kind of human capital and traditional capital - extra relentlessly than the other and provides an environmental philosophy which actively opposes present advancements. via discussions of the paintings of Teresa Brennan, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Hans Jonas, and during an intensive critique of the character deficit in Jürgen Habermas' concept of capitalist modernity, The Denial of Nature depends on insights from serious Realism to compile numerous, seldom-linked philosophies and recommend a brand new method of the heavily-discussed query of environmental ethics.

Arne Johan Vetlesen

is Professor of Philosophy on the college of Oslo, Norway and the writer of twenty books between them Perception, Empathy and Judgment: An Inquiry into the Preconditions of ethical functionality (1994), Closenes: An Ethics (with H. Jodalen; 1997), Evil and Human organisation ​(2005) and A Philosophy of discomfort (2010).


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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures (Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, Volume 4)

By Helaine Selin, Arne Kelland

Nature throughout Cultures: perspectives of Nature and the surroundings in Non-Western Cultures contains approximately 25 essays facing the environmental wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoor of the us and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean perspectives of nature and the surroundings, between others, the ebook contains essays on Environmentalism and pictures of the opposite, conventional Ecological wisdom, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and panorama, Nature, and tradition. The essays deal with the connections among nature and tradition and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay includes an intensive bibliography. as the geographic variety is international, the ebook fills a niche in either environmental heritage and in cultural reviews. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complicated undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these teams.

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Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

By Tristram Stuart

The precise fee of what the worldwide meals throws away.

With shortages, risky costs and approximately one thousand million humans hungry, the area has a nutrition problem―or thinks it does. Farmers, brands, supermarkets and shoppers in North the US and Europe discard as much as half their food―enough to feed the entire world's hungry at the least thrice over. Forests are destroyed and approximately one 10th of the West's greenhouse fuel emissions are published becoming meals that may by no means be eaten. whereas prosperous countries throw away meals via overlook, within the constructing international vegetation rot simply because farmers lack the potential to approach, shop and delivery them to market.

yet there might be strangely painless treatments for what has turn into one of many world's such a lot urgent environmental and social difficulties. Waste lines the matter world wide from the pinnacle to the ground of the nutrition construction chain. Stuart’s trip takes him from the streets of recent York to China, Pakistan and Japan and again to his domestic in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and meals CEOs, Stuart encounters gruesome examples of profligacy, but in addition inspiring suggestions and methods of creating the main of what we have now. the adventure is a private one, as Stuart is a committed freegan, who has selected to dwell off of discarded or self-produced nutrition on the way to spotlight the worldwide meals waste scandal.

Combining front-line research with startling new information, Waste exhibits how the way in which we are living now has created an international nutrition crisis―and what we will do to mend it. eight pages of illustrations

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What Every Gardener Should Know About Earthworms (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-21)

By Henry Hopp

Considering that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of nation residing abilities fast and simply. There are actually greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their notable recognition displays the typical wish of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in way of life.

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The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

By John Bellamy Foster, Richard York, Brett Clark

Humanity within the twenty-first century is dealing with what could be defined as its final environmental disaster: the destruction of the weather that has nurtured human civilization and with it the foundation of existence in the world as we all know it. All ecosystems on this planet at the moment are in decline. huge, immense rifts were pushed throughout the gentle cloth of the biosphere. The economic system and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don’t adjust course.

In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s warfare at the Earth environmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York supply an intensive evaluate of either the matter and the answer. They argue that the resource of our ecological situation lies within the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands person riches on the fee of public wealth, together with the wealth of nature. within the method, an enormous ecological rift is pushed among humans and nature, undermining the stipulations of sustainable life: a rift within the metabolic relation among humanity and nature that's irreparable inside capitalist society, on account that essential to its very legislation of motion.

Critically studying the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist as an alternative that primary adjustments in social kin needs to take place if the ecological (and social) difficulties almost immediately dealing with us are to be transcended. Their research depends upon the advance of a deep dialectical naturalism considering problems with ecology and evolution and their interplay with the economic climate. Importantly, they provide purposes for progressive desire in relocating past the regime of capital and towards a society of sustainable human development.

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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Lester R. Brown

During this up to date variation of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival method for our early twenty-first-century civilization. the realm faces many environmental developments of disruption and decline, together with emerging temperatures and spreading water scarcity. as well as those looming threats, we are facing the peaking of oil, annual inhabitants development of 70 million, a widening international fiscal divide, and a growing to be record of failing states. the size and complexity of matters dealing with our fast-forward global don't have any precedent

With Plan A, company as traditional, we've ignored those concerns overly lengthy. In Plan B 3.0, Lester R. Brown warns that the one powerful reaction now's a global warfare II-type mobilization like that during the U.S. after the assault on Pearl Harbor.

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