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Where On Earth Is Ithaca

Author : Cees H. Goekoop
ISBN : 9789059723443
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since antiquity classicists have debated the true location of Ithaca, the island home of Homer’s mythological hero Odysseus. With Where on Earth Is Ithaca? Cees H. Goekoop expertly guides readers through the existing scholarship on the whereabouts of the island and details the evidence that still has the power to unite and divide scholars. Goekoop mines Homer’s original text to unearth a wealth of geographical clues and then offer his own theories. Where on Earth Is Ithaca? intrigues as it informs and will appeal to all who are interested in classical history.

Blood And Earth

Author : Kevin Bales
ISBN : 9780812995770
Genre : Social Science
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For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking—and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them. A leading expert on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places documenting and battling human trafficking. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. But why? Bales set off to find the answer in a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern-day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cellphones in our pockets. What he discovered is that even as it destroys individuals, families, and communities, new forms of slavery that proliferate in the world’s lawless zones also pose a grave threat to the environment. Simply put, modern-day slavery is destroying the planet. The product of seven years of travel and research, Blood and Earth brings us dramatic stories from the world’s most beautiful and tragic places, the environmental and human-rights hotspots where this crisis is concentrated. But it also tells the stories of some of the most common products we all consume—from computers to shrimp to jewelry—whose origins are found in these same places. Blood and Earth calls on us to recognize the grievous harm we have done to one another, put an end to it, and recommit to repairing the world. This is a clear-eyed and inspiring book that suggests how we can begin the work of healing humanity and the planet we share. Praise for Blood and Earth “A heart-wrenching narrative . . . Weaving together interviews, history, and statistics, the author shines a light on how the poverty, chaos, wars, and government corruption create the perfect storm where slavery flourishes and environmental destruction follows. . . . A clear-eyed account of man’s inhumanity to man and Earth. Read it to get informed, and then take action.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[An] exposé of the global economy’s ‘deadly dance’ between slavery and environmental disaster . . . Based on extensive travels through eastern Congo’s mineral mines, Bangladeshi fisheries, Ghanian gold mines, and Brazilian forests, Bales reveals the appalling truth in graphic detail. . . . Readers will be deeply disturbed to learn how the links connecting slavery, environmental issues, and modern convenience are forged.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-researched and vivid book studies the connection between slavery and environmental destruction, and what it will take to end both.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review) “This is a remarkable book, demonstrating once more the deep links between the ongoing degradation of the planet and the ongoing degradation of its most vulnerable people. It’s a bracing reminder that a mentality that allows throwaway people also allows a throwaway earth.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet From the Hardcover edition.

Deforesting The Earth

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : 9780226899053
Genre : Nature
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“Anyone who doubts the power of history to inform the present should read this closely argued and sweeping survey. This is rich, timely, and sobering historical fare written in a measured, non-sensationalist style by a master of his craft. One only hopes (almost certainly vainly) that today’s policymakers take its lessons to heart.”—Brian Fagan, Los Angeles Times Published in 2002, Deforesting the Earth was a landmark study of the history and geography of deforestation. Now available as an abridgment, this edition retains the breadth of the original while rendering its arguments accessible to a general readership. Deforestation—the thinning, changing, and wholesale clearing of forests for fuel, shelter, and agriculture—is among the most important ways humans have transformed the environment. Surveying ten thousand years to trace human-induced deforestation’s effect on economies, societies, and landscapes around the world, Deforesting the Earth is the preeminent history of this process and its consequences. Beginning with the return of the forests after the ice age to Europe, North America, and the tropics, Michael Williams traces the impact of human-set fires for gathering and hunting, land clearing for agriculture, and other activities from the Paleolithic age through the classical world and the medieval period. He then focuses on forest clearing both within Europe and by European imperialists and industrialists abroad, from the 1500s to the early 1900s, in such places as the New World, India, and Latin America, and considers indigenous clearing in India, China, and Japan. Finally, he covers the current alarming escalation of deforestation, with our ever-increasing human population placing a potentially unsupportable burden on the world’s forests.

Scales Of The Earth

Author : El Hadi Jazairy
ISBN : 1934510270
Genre : Architecture
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Exploring the impact of the new "geography from above" made possible by advances in satellite imagery, contributors discuss how satellite imagery reframes contemporary debates on design, agency, and territory.

Earth

Author : James F. Luhr
ISBN : UOM:39076002388507
Genre : Nature
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Thousands of captioned photographis, illustrations, and diagrams complement a stunning overview of the earth and the diverse forces and processes that shape and continue to influence the planet.

A Look At Earth

Author : Mary R. Dunn
ISBN : 1404238271
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how Earth is different from the other planets in the solar system, and includes such facts as Earth is the only planet with just one moon.

Earth

Author : Edward J. Tarbuck
ISBN : 0130920258
Genre : Computers
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Intended for undergraduate courses in physical geology, this volume contains a new supplements package, a text-dedicated Website, and the GEODe III CD-ROM. It includes comtemporary coverage of geologic events, illustrations, special interest boxes (reorganized to reflect three themes - Earth systems, people and the environment, and understanding Earth) intended to provide students with a real-world context to apply the material they are learning, and common student questions and answers.

To The End Of The Earth

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ISBN : 1770076085
Genre : Cartography
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From The Earth To The Moon

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 0760765197
Genre : Moon
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A scientist and members of a gun club decide they will build a spaceship that can reach the moon.

Apollo S Eye

Author : Denis Cosgrove
ISBN : 0801874440
Genre : History
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"Well written, copiously illustrated, and with an excellent section of notes at the end of each chapter, the author and publishers of this book are to be commended." -- Geography

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