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📒Down To Earth Sociology 14th Edition ✍ James M. Henslin
✏Down to Earth Sociology 14th Edition Book Summary : A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.
📒Down To Earth ✍ David Faure
✏Down to Earth Book Summary : The contributors argue that local society in the Delta was integrated into the Chinese state through a series of changes that involved constant redefinition of lineages, territories, and ethnic identities. The emergence of lineages in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the deployment of deities in local alliances, and the shrewd use of ethnic labels provided terms for a discourse that reified the criteria for membership in Chinese local society. The ideology produced by these developments continued to serve as the norm for the legitimation of power in local society through the Republican period
📒Down To Earth Sociology ✍ James M. Henslin
✏Down to Earth Sociology Book Summary : A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection complemented by correlating charts that list key introductory textbooks. Original. 20,000 first printing.
📒Down To Earth ✍ Ted Steinberg
✏Down to Earth Book Summary : In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of modern-day consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, the author reminds readers that many critical episodes in our history were, in fact, environmental events. He highlights the ways in which we have attempted to reshape and control nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities. The text is ideal for courses in environmental history, environmental studies, urban studies, economic history, and American history. Passionately argued and thought-provoking, Down to Earth retells our nation's history with nature in the foreground--a perspective that will challenge our view of everything from Jamestown to Disney World.
📒Down To Earth ✍ Bruno Latour
✏Down to Earth Book Summary : The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial. The Left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders. This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today.
📒Reconstructing A Christian Theology Of Nature ✍ Revd Dr Anna Case-Winters
✏Reconstructing a Christian Theology of Nature Book Summary : In the present ecological crisis, it is imperative that human beings reconsider their place within nature and find new, more responsible and sustainable ways of living. Assumptions about the nature of God, the world, and the human being, shape our thinking and, consequently, our acting. Some have charged that the Christian tradition has been more a hindrance than a help because its theology of nature has unwittingly legitimated the exploitation of nature. This book takes the current criticism of Christian tradition to heart and invites a reconsideration of the problematic elements: its desacralization of nature; its preoccupation with the human being to the neglect of the rest of nature; its dualisms and elevation of the spiritual over material reality, and its habit of ignoring or resisting scientific understandings of the natural world. Anna Case-Winters argues that Christian tradition has a more viable theology of nature to offer. She takes a look at some particulars in Christian tradition as a way to illustrate the undeniable problems and to uncover the untapped possibilities. In the process, she engages conversation partners that have been sharply critical and particularly insightful (feminist theology, process thought, and the religion and science dialogue). The criticisms and insights of these partners help to shape a proposal for a reconstructed theology of nature that can more effectively fund our struggle for the fate of the earth.
📒Down To Earth ✍ Jean Dethier
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📒Down To Earth Cookbook ✍ Down to Earth Organic & Natural
✏Down to Earth Cookbook Book Summary : This cookbook contains forty vegetarian recipes, one for each year of the forty-year history of Down to Earth Organic & Natural. Down to Earth is Hawaii’s leading retailer of local, fresh, organic, and natural foods. The company is unique in that it has always been vegetarian, and it is one of only a few all-vegetarian stores in the nation. Many of the dishes in this collection are inspired by the most popular dishes from the company’s cooking classes and deli. It also contains recipes for particularly tasty dishes from the vast collection posted on the company’s website at www.downtoearth.org/recipes. All the recipes are home style and easy to make.
📒Down To Earth ✍ Michael Rice
✏Down to Earth Book Summary : "My name is Mona Tempus. People of your world know me as Mother Nature." So begins the funny, fanciful, and often times frightening dialogue between a strange, beautiful woman and a skeptical, bewildered man. What evolves is a chronicle of the environmental devastation that has befallen our planet. Mother Nature (Mona), with help from her crew-an unforgettable cast of characters-relates her insights into the dangers we face in the forms of rainforest destruction, air and water pollution, land degradation, global warming, species extinction, and over-population. Blending the latest scientific findings with a history of the Earth's evolution from the Big Bang to the present day, and drawing on such other disciplines as sociology, anthropology, and religion, Mona offers her unique perspective on how we landed in this predicament. Reminding us that we can't rely on Governments or Big Business to save us, she issues a call to action for the peoples of Earth to rescue their planet...and gives us a ray of hope in the myriad of solutions she proposes. This original, compelling book is a must-read for anyone who cares about preserving Mother Earth both for their own and for future generations.
📒Down To Earth ✍ Mansoor Ali
✏Down to Earth Book Summary : This book presents the findings of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project. It has been written for policy-makers and professional staff of urban government, development agencies and non-government organizations in low-income countries. The book aims to help improve the poor practices of municipal solid waste management that prevail in many low-income countries - a subject that has received comparatively little attention to other aspects of infrastructure such as water supply and transport. It is a complex subject embracing waste collection, transfer, haulage and disposal and its impacts are wide, including for example, effects on environmental health, municipal finance and management, waste reuse, and informal sector employment.