Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
Author: George Tyler Miller
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0534997295
ISBN 13: 9780534997298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in the Environment Book Review:

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 Downstream

Living Downstream
Author: Sandra Steingraber
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781860495359
ISBN 13: 1860495354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Downstream Book Review:

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 in the Environment Level 4

Living in the Environment  Level 4
Author: Miller
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780538493833
ISBN 13: 0538493836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in the Environment Level 4 Book Review:

Three principles of sustainability, solar energy, chemical cycling, and biodiversity, can guide us in making a shift to a more sustainable society. Five major subthemes - natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the fact that individuals matter - guide the way to sustainability. This book looks at these subthemes and builds on the knowledge you learn by providing core case studies.

The Everything Green Living Book

The Everything Green Living Book
Author: Diane Gow McDilda
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN 10: 1440506426
ISBN 13: 9781440506420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything Green Living Book Book Review:

Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? The way that you live, work, travel, eat, drink, and dress affects the earth and the environment-and this concise, eye-opening book gives you all the tools you need to live a "green" lifestyle. The Everything Green Living Book shows you how to: Get involved in Earth Day through grassroots efforts or volunteering; Build or buy a green house; Use and select nontoxic cleaning supplies; Reap the benefits of organic foods; Utilize nonpollutant modes of transportation; Recycle more efficiently and find all-natural clothing and personal care items; Educate your children on the green lifestyle. This Earth-conscious manual is your introduction to the green lifestyle-so you can help the Earth prosper for another 4.5 billion years!

Deep California

Deep California
Author: Craig Chalquist
Publsiher: Craig Chalquist, PhD
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2008-06
ISBN 10: 0595514626
ISBN 13: 9780595514625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep California Book Review:

California has been invaded by three imperial powers: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Deep California examines in depth the lingering psychological traumas and motifs emanating from that long history of conquest. These unhealed events have not been left in the past: they recur symbolically again and again, growing in intensity as the overbuilt land and its distracted occupiers unconsciously but definitively demonstrate that environmental justice and social justice can no longer be thought of as separate. Pacing crusaders and colonizers from county to county along El Camino Real, Deep California studies the lingering impact of continuous oppression of people and places as images and themes of displacement and exile filter down into architecture, agriculture, politics, art, culture, psychology, and even folklore and dream. Yet within the shadows cast over California also dwell resistance, humor, irony, tragedy, and hope for more heartfelt and soulful connections to this story-rich "land of the sundown sea." "History" is an inadequate term for such a sweeping and deep discovery of how the past informs the present. This work deserves to be read widely by all Californians and Americans, and taken to heart, and the hard lessons applied to all places we inhabit on this stolen land. -Lesley Thomas, author of Flight of the Goose (Far Eastern Press, 2005) "A monumental and much-needed study in depth of the conquest, occupation, traumatization, and animation of the mission cities and counties of coastal California, places which have worked their way into our unsuspecting psyches." -Linda Buzzell, MA, MFT, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009)

Living with Covid 19

Living with Covid 19
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Gustavo Marques da Costa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN 10: 100038098X
ISBN 13: 9781000380989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Covid 19 Book Review:

At the end of 2019, the world came across a virus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes a disease classified as COVID-19. The virus is highly transmissible and causes an acute respiratory syndrome that ranges from mild symptoms in about 80% cases to very severe symptoms with respiratory failure in 5% to 10% of cases. The epicenter of the outbreak of this pandemic was Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei Province. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a pandemic and classified it as a high global risk. Human health risk assessment for COVID-19 depends on the characteristics of the virus and includes the process of gathering and analyzing environmental and health information using specific techniques to support decision making, systematically taking actions, and articulating the collected information within and between sectors for promoting health and improving the social and living conditions of populations. To assess COVID-19 risk factors, it is important to consider and document all relevant information available at the time of assessment. In this way, decision making will get a direction and the assessment process will get recorded, which includes evaluation of the risk factors, control measures, methods used for evaluation, why they were considered important, and their order of priority. This book addresses in detail the challenges posed by the virus and presents up-to-date knowledge on safety risk assessment and economics, as well as ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of COVID-19.

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology
Author: Michael Mayerfeld Bell,Loka L. Ashwood
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN 10: 1506301061
ISBN 13: 9781506301068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology Book Review:

"This is not only the best environmental sociology text I’ve used, but it is the best text of any type I’ve used in college-level teaching." –Dr. Cliff Brown, University of New Hampshire Join author Mike Bell and new co-author Loka Ashwood as they explore "the biggest community of all" and bring out the sociology of environmental possibility. The highly-anticipated Fifth Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology delves into this rapidly changing and growing field in a clear and artful manner. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book explores the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology textbooks. The Fifth Edition contains new chapters entitled "Money and Markets," "Technology and Science," and "Living in the Ecological Society."

Environmental Values

Environmental Values
Author: John O'Neill,Alan Holland,Andrew Light
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN 10: 113476037X
ISBN 13: 9781134760374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Values Book Review:

We live in a world confronted by mounting environmental problems; increasing global deforestation and desertification, loss of species diversity, pollution and global warming. In everyday life people mourn the loss of valued landscapes and urban spaces. Underlying these problems are conflicting priorities and values. Yet dominant approaches to policy-making seem ill-equipped to capture the various ways in which the environment matters to us. Environmental Values introduces readers to these issues by presenting, and then challenging, two dominant approaches to environmental decision-making, one from environmental economics, the other from environmental philosophy. The authors present a sustained case for questioning the underlying ethical theories of both of these traditions. They defend a pluralistic alternative rooted in the rich everyday relations of humans to the environments they inhabit, providing a path for integrating human needs with environmental protection through an understanding of the narrative and history of particular places. The book examines the implications of this approach for policy issues such as biodiversity conservation and sustainability. Written in a clear and accessible style for an interdisciplinary audience, this volume will be ideal for student use in environmental courses in geography, economics, philosophy, politics and sociology.

Living Things in Their Environment

Living Things in Their Environment
Author: Brian J. Knapp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781862143098
ISBN 13: 1862143099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Things in Their Environment Book Review:

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.

Under a White Sky

Under a White Sky
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0593136292
ISBN 13: 9780593136294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a White Sky Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? RECOMMENDED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL GATES • SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, Esquire, Smithsonian Magazine, Vulture, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.

SOC

SOC
Author: Robert J. Brym
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780176862138
ISBN 13: 0176862137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Real Environmental Crisis

The Real Environmental Crisis
Author: Jack M. Hollander
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2004-08-09
ISBN 10: 0520243285
ISBN 13: 9780520243286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Environmental Crisis Book Review:

"Jack Hollander has written a lucid and path-breaking book. He is completely convincing in his thesis that it is poverty we should be addressing, both for the environment and for moral reasons, and that science, technology, markets, and affluence are the friends of the environment and poverty is the enemy. The book is of the highest scholarship and gets the big picture right; the arguments on both sides are addressed with clear thinking and clear prose. Though he is an eminent scientist, Hollander has a wonderful talent for keeping technical jargon to a minimum yet making the essence of technical arguments clear. Both the intelligent layman and the environmental scientist will learn much from this book. I did, and enjoyed the book immensely."—Bruce Ames, Former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of California, Berkeley "This book is a much-needed reminder that declining environmental integrity is not—and certainly need not be—an inexorable attribute of economic progress. Throughout the book the author dispels a number of closely related myths, such as that of steadily increasing scarcity of energy resources. Hollander provides a corrective to the simplistic and unbalanced treatment of environmental and natural resource topics one encounters all too often in the media and in public debate."—Joel Darmstadter, Resources for the Future; editor, Global Development and the Environment: Perspectives on Sustainability "This work is extremely important and makes a major contribution to the debate and decision-making surrounding efforts to eradicate poverty and protect the environment. In a uniquely balanced manner, Hollander adds to the general understanding of how poverty and wealth contribute to sustainable management of natural resources."—Per Pinstrup-Andersen, author of Seeds of Contention: World Hunger and the Global Controversy over GM Crops "Jack Hollander puts forth two simple hypotheses. The first, explicit, is that environmental sustainability depends on extending prosperity to the developing world. The second, implicit, is that the sustainability of environmentalism depends on transparent and objective science. Both are well defended in Hollander's clear, well researched and timely book."—Richard S. Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Environmental Issues and Solutions

Environmental Issues and Solutions
Author: Norman Myers,Scott Spoolman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN 10: 9781305257832
ISBN 13: 1305257839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Issues and Solutions Book Review:

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

Terrapsychology

Terrapsychology
Author: Craig Chalquist
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781882670659
ISBN 13: 1882670655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrapsychology Book Review:

This work develops a new perspective called "terrapsychology" to show us how to listen to recurring symbolic resonances between ourselves and the presence, voice, or soul of places and things which embody the animation of the world.

Urbanization and Sustainability

Urbanization and Sustainability
Author: Christopher G Boone,Michail Fragkias
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN 10: 9400756666
ISBN 13: 9789400756663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urbanization and Sustainability Book Review:

Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Author: James Gustave Speth
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780300145304
ISBN 13: 0300145306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge at the Edge of the World Book Review:

How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe. Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today's destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.

Living with Climate Change

Living with Climate Change
Author: Jane A. Bullock,George D. Haddow,Kim S. Haddow,Damon P. Coppola
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 1498725392
ISBN 13: 9781498725392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Climate Change Book Review:

The climate has changed and communities across America are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking now to protect lives and businesses, to reduce their vulnerability, and to adapt and make themselves more resilient. The authors included in this book have been directly involved in the successful design and implementation of community-based adaptation and resilience programs. In this book, they apply decades of combined experience in hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and environmental protection to provide timely and practical advice on how to plan for and live with a climate that is changing faster and more erratically than predicted. The book also examines obstacles to local, state, and national action on climate change, includes case studies to illustrate smart, effective policies and practices that have already been put in place, and defines how these actions benefit the economy, the environment, and public health. Living with Climate Change provides much-needed guidance for finding and enacting solutions to immediate and future risks of climate change.

U S Health in International Perspective

U S  Health in International Perspective
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN 10: 0309264146
ISBN 13: 9780309264143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Health in International Perspective Book Review:

The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth
Author: David Wallace-Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0525576711
ISBN 13: 9780525576716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uninhabitable Earth Book Review:

"It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year" storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually. This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await -- food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation"--

COVID 19 in the Environment

COVID 19 in the Environment
Author: Deepak Rawtani,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Nitasha Khatri
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 0323902731
ISBN 13: 9780323902731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 in the Environment Book Review:

COVID-19 in the Environment: Impact, Concerns, and Management of Coronavirus highlights the research and technology addressing COVID-19 in the environment, including the associated fate, transport, and disposal. It examines the impacts of the virus at local, national, and global levels, including both positive and negative environmental impacts and techniques for assessing and managing them. Utilizing case studies, it also presents examples of various issues around handling these impacts, as well as policies and strategies being developed as a result. Organized into six parts, COVID-19 in the Environment begins by presenting the nature of the virus and its transmission in various environmental media, as well as models for reducing the transmission. Section 2 describes methods for monitoring and detecting the virus, whereas Sections 3, 4, and 5 go on to examine the socio-economic impact, the environmental impact and risk, and the waste management impact, respectively. Finally, Section 6 explores the environmental policies and strategies that have comes as a result of COVID-19, the implications for climate change, and what the long-term effects will be on environmental sustainability. Examines the fate, transport, and management of COVID-19 and COVID-19 related waste in the environment Explores a variety of issues related to the environmental handling and impacts of COVID-19, particularly utilizing case studies Offers tools and techniques for assessing real-time environmental issues related to COVID-19