Release on 1991 | by Murray Bookchin,Dave Foreman,Steve Chase
A Dialogue Between Murray Bookchin and Dave Foreman
Author: Murray Bookchin,Dave Foreman,Steve Chase
Pubpsher: South End Press
Defending the Earth brings together two of the main protagonists in the heated deep vs. social ecology debate: eco-philosopher Murray Bookchin and Earth First! founder Dave Foreman. Bookchin and Foreman seek common ground and cooperatively explore their differing, though often overlapping, perspectives on a wide variety of issues.
Release on 1992 | by Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Abuses of Human Rights and the Environment
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Pubpsher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Environmental justice
Brazil: rural violence and the rainforest; Eritrea: a war on the environment; India: before the deluge; Kenya: environmental heroine or "traitor"? Malaysia: an unholy alliance; Mexico: cutting through the haze; Philippines: a dangerous environment for activists; The former Soviet Union: a poisonous legacy; United States: punishing whistleblowers.
Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
A timely critical analysis of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterful trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, addresses the social and political structure of Middle-earth, its nature and ecology, and the spirituality and ethics of Tolkien's world. Reprint.
Release on 2010-06-21 | by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board,Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies
Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board,Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies
Pubpsher: National Academies Press
The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of several observatories that scan the sky searching for NEOs. This, however, is insufficient in detecting the majority of NEOs that may present a tangible threat to humanity. A significantly smaller amount of funding supports ways to protect the Earth from such a potential collision or "mitigation." In 2005, a Congressional mandate called for NASA to detect 90 percent of NEOs with diameters of 140 meters of greater by 2020. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies identifies the need for detection of objects as small as 30 to 50 meters as these can be highly destructive. The book explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies is a useful guide for scientists, astronomers, policy makers and engineers.
Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film
Author: August Ragone
Pubpsher: Chronicle Books
Discusses the life and career of the pioneering special effects director who was responsible for numerous Japanese science fiction and fantasy films and almost all the iconic images of monsters destroying Tokyo.
The Green Studies Reader is a comprehensive selection of critical texts addressing the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a guide to the field of ecocriticism and material on green issues.
Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Author: Jace Weaver
"Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps. In an expression of "environmental racism," such hazards are commonly located on or near Indian lands." "Many of the authors included in Defending Mother Earth are engaged in struggles to resist these dangers. As their essays consistently demonstrate, these struggles are intimately tied to the assertion of Indian sovereignty and the affirmation of Native culture: the Earth is, indeed, Mother to these nations. In his concluding theological reflection, George Tinker argues that the affirmation of Indian spiritual values, especially the attitude toward the Earth, may hold out a key to the survival of the planet and all its peoples."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved