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Invisible Nature

Author : Kenneth Worthy
ISBN : 9781616147648
Genre : Science
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A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world. Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world—smartphones, fast intercontinental travel, Internet movies, fully stocked refrigerators—lies an unnerving fact that may be even more disturbing than all the environmental and social costs of our lifestyles. The fragmentations of our modern lives, our disconnections from nature and from the consequences of our actions, make it difficult to follow our own values and ethics, so we can no longer be truly ethical beings. When we buy a computer or a hamburger, our impacts ripple across the globe, and, dissociated from them, we can’t quite respond. Our personal and professional choices result in damages ranging from radioactive landscapes to disappearing rainforests, but we can’t quite see how. Environmental scholar Kenneth Worthy traces the broken pathways between consumers and clean-room worker illnesses, superfund sites in Silicon Valley, and massively contaminated landscapes in rural Asian villages. His groundbreaking, psychologically based explanation confirms that our disconnections make us more destructive and that we must bear witness to nature and our consequences. Invisible Nature shows the way forward: how we can create more involvement in our own food production, more education about how goods are produced and waste is disposed, more direct and deliberative democracy, and greater contact with the nature that sustains us.

Honoring Nature S Healers Bioregional Ethnobotanical Study Of Wild Medicinal Plants Of Kathleen Fl In The Greater Green Swamp

Author : Patty Morris
ISBN : 9781312806634
Genre : Science
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This is a local study of wild medicinal plants in the Greater Green Swamp, what is changing, and why. It looks at what has happened to drained and logged swampland, where soil at the top of Bone Valley, recovering from an extended hydroperiod has become home to a number of pan tropical medicinal plants. Eight of the common wild medicinal plants in Kathleen, FL are looked at from a point of view of their value in history, how these plants are treated in the United States, and how they are used all around the world.

Ecological Crisis Sustainability And The Psychosocial Subject

Author : Matthew Adams
ISBN : 9781137351609
Genre : Psychology
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This book draws on recent developments across a range of perspectives including psychoanalysis, narrative studies, social practice theory, posthumanism and trans-species psychology, to establish a radical psychosocial alternative to mainstream understanding of 'environmental problems'. Only by addressing the psychological and social structures maintaining unsustainable societies might we glimpse the possibility of genuinely sustainable future. The challenges posed by the reality of human-caused 'environmental problems' are unprecedented. Understanding how we respond to knowledge of these problems is vital if we are to have a hope of meeting this challenge. Psychology and the social sciences have been drafted in to further this understanding, and inform interventions encouraging sustainable behaviour. However, to date, much of psychology has appeared happy to tinker with individual behaviour change, or encourage minor modifications in the social environment aimed at 'nudging' individual behaviour. As the ecological crisis deepens, it is increasingly recognised that mainstream understandings and interventions are inadequate to the collective threat posed by climate change and related ecological crises.

After The Death Of Nature

Author : Kenneth Worthy
ISBN : 9781351582902
Genre : Nature
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Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified her position as one of the most influential scholars of the environment. This book examines and builds upon her decades-long legacy of innovative environmental thought and her critical responses to modern mechanistic and patriarchal conceptions of nature and women as well as her systematic taxonomies of environmental thought and action. Seventeen scholars and activists assess, praise, criticize, and extend Merchant’s work to arrive at a better and more complete understanding of the human place in nature today and the potential for healthier and more just relations with nature and among people in the future. Their contributions offer personal observations of Merchant’s influence on the teaching, research, and careers of other environmentalists.

Environmental Melancholia

Author : Renee Lertzman
ISBN : 9781317916949
Genre : Psychology
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In this groundbreaking book, Renee Lertzman applies psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial research to the issue of public engagement and public apathy in response to chronic ecological threats. By highlighting unconscious and affective dimensions of contemporary ecological issues, Lertzman deconstructs the idea that there is a gap between what people care about and what is actually carried out in policy and personal practice. In doing so, she presents an innovative way to think about and design engagement practices and policy interventions. Based on key qualitative fieldwork and in-depth interviews conducted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, each chapter provides a psychosocial, psychoanalytic perspective on subjectivity, affect and identity, and considers what this means for understanding behaviour in relation to environmental crises and climate change. The book argues for a theory of environmental melancholia that accounts for the ways in which people experience profound loss and disruption caused by environmental issues, and yet may have trouble expressing or making sense of such experiences. Environmental Melancholia offers a fresh perspective to the field of environmental psychology that until now has been largely dominated by research in cognitive, behavioural and social psychology. It will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies and sustainability, as well as policy makers and educators internationally.

Author : هربرت جورج ويلز
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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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الرجل الخفي ، هي رواية خيال علمي كتبها هربرت جورج ويلز ونشرت في عام 1897. ونشرت في البداية كمسلسل في جريدة بيرسون الأسبوعية في عام 1897، ونشرت كرواية في نفس العام. تدور الرواية حول غريفين، وهو عالم كرس نفسه لأبحاث البصريات، حيث يخترع وسيلة لتغيير معامل الانكسار في الجسم إلى معامل الهواء بحيث يمتص ويعكس أي ضوء، وبالتالي يصبح غير مرئي. ينجح في التجربة بعد أن طبقها على نفسه، ولكنه يفشل في عكس المفعول ، خلافا لسابقاتها، آلة الزمن وجزيرة الدكتور مورو، التي استخدم فيها ويلز رواية الشخص الأول، فقد تبنى ويلز يتبنى منظور الشخص الثالث في هذه الرواية.

Ancient Healing

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ISBN : 0785324313
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Booklet Arabic Language

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9216000325
Genre : Political Science
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Author : كنوت هامسون
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Genre : Fiction
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يروى الكاتب فى هذا الكتاب أنه حدث فى تلك الايام التى كنت فيها مشردا أتضور جوعا فى مدينة كريستيانا,تلك المدينة العجيبة التى لا يغادرها أحد قبل أن تسمه بسماتها وتترك عليه آثارها.كنت راقدا متيقظا فى مخدعى الحقير الواقع تحت سند السقف, فسمعت تحتى فى الدور الأول ساعة تدق ست دقات,وكان الصبح قد تنفس وأخذ الناس يصعدون السلم ويهبطون.

Author : جلال الدين الرومي
ISBN : 9789777193276
Genre : Poetry
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