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Nature Place And People

Author : Puay Yok Tan
ISBN : 9813236035
Genre : Urban landscape architecture
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Nature Place And People

Author : Puay Yok Tan
ISBN : 9813236027
Genre : Urban landscape architecture
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Nature Place People

Author : Puay Yok Tan
ISBN : 9813236949
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People And Places Of Nature And Culture

Author : Rodney James Giblett
ISBN : 9781841504018
Genre : Nature
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Argues for an extension of an ethics and practice of landcare beyond the conservation of special places. Develops a new ecology, based on reference to a wide range of British, American, and Australian people and places of nature and culture.

Nature Not Mocked

Author : Peter Day
ISBN : 9781783260201
Genre : Science
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We often forget that the science underpinning our contemporary civilization is not a marmoreal edifice. On the contrary, at each moment in its development over past centuries, it grew and advanced through the efforts of individuals and the institutions they created. As Director of the Royal Institution and its Davy Faraday Research Laboratory throughout the 1990s, the author had a unique vantage point to observe how places and people condition the way science has been shaped in the past and continues to be today. The author's background as a practicing solid state chemist, with a lively concern for issues engaging public awareness of science, have led him to recognize and celebrate, not just the remarkable contributions and unusual lives of past scientific heroes like Rumford and Faraday, but also their present day successors. Over the years, this insight has resulted in a wide variety of articles and essays, spread through many publications; a selection of these is collected in this book. The tapestry of science does not just consist of facts uncovered about the natural world and the laws that connect them. As perhaps the finest product of the human mind, its substance and direction are strongly conditioned (some might even say determined) by the people drawn to take part in it and the environments in which they work. This book is an edited collection of essays on aspects of the lives of some famous (as well as less well-known) scientists and places where science is carried out, combined with popular accounts of some of the science the author himself has been involved in. Although it focuses on the Royal Institution and some of those associated with it, it ranges more widely to embrace some contemporary scientists known personally to the author, each of whom had an unusual and distinctive career. At the same time, the science itself, while at the cutting edge, is placed firmly in its historical perspective. The essays are collected into themes, each of which is prefaced and put in context by a short introduction. Contents: Temples of Science:The Royal Institution: Then and NowConversation RoomsThe Institut Laue–Langevin: A Crucible of European SciencesSome Past Masters:Count Rumford's European TravelsHumphry Davy's Quest for Research FundingMichael Faraday as a Materials ScientistSome Folks You Meet:Christian Klixbull Jorgensen (1931–2001)Olivier Kahn (1943–1999)Fred Dainton: Scientist and Public ServantMolecules, Solids and Properties:Magnets from MoleculesMixed-Valence CompoundsSuperconductors Past, Present, and FutureRoom at the BottomMolecular Information Processing: Will It Happen?Connecting Atoms with Words Readership: Historians of science and interested non-scientists. Key Features:Provides a unique combination of history, biography, personal anecdote and novel scienceKeywords:Royal Institution;Michael Faraday;Humphry Davy;Count Rumford;Molecular Magnets;SuperconductorsReviews:“This book is full of interesting history, personal anecdotes, and valuable insights into cutting-edge science, with the RI as the loose connection between all the components.”Chemistry World

The Symbolic Earth

Author : James G. Cantrill
ISBN : 9780813148984
Genre : Science
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The core dilemma in environmental advocacy may be illustrated by the question, "When we communicate about the world, should we stress what we know or what we feel?" The contributors to The Symbolic Earth argue that it is more important to decide how we should talk about what we know and feel. In their view, the environment is larely a product of how we talk about the world. Because the environment is a social construction, the only hope we have of preserving it is to understand and alter the fundamental ways we discuss it. This collection first examines the ways in which discourse creates environment perceptions. Subjects discussed range from the description of natural scenery to the advocacy of political interest groups, from the everyday interactions of citizens facing environmental crises to the greenwashing of corporate imagemakers, and from the psychology of the mass public to the social constructions of the mass media. The authors include nationally known scholars of environmental history, rhetorical theory, ethnography, communication and journalism studies, public policy, and media criticism.

Anthropology And Nature

Author : Kirsten Hastrup
ISBN : 9781134463213
Genre : Social Science
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On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting institutional divisions and conceptual routines in the interest of exploring new modalities of anthropological knowledge making. The present interest in the natural world is partly a response to large-scale natural disasters and global climate change, and to a keen sense that nature matters matters to society at many levels, ranging from the microbiological and genetic framing of reproduction, over co-species development, to macro-ecological changes of weather and climate. Given that the human footprint is now conspicuous across the entire globe, in the oceans as well as in the atmosphere, it is difficult to claim that nature is what is given and permanent, while people and societies are ephemeral and simply derivative features. This implies that society matters to nature, and some natural scientists look towards the social sciences for an understanding of how people think and how societies work. The book thus opens up a space for new forms of reflection on how natures and societies are generated.

Nature Across Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
ISBN : 9789401701495
Genre : Science
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

The Nature Of Knoyle

Author : Anthony Claydon
ISBN : 0946418136
Genre : East Knoyle (England)
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People And Nature In Historical Perspective

Author : J¢zsef Laszlovszky
ISBN : 9639241865
Genre : Nature
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