Gaias Rache

warum die Erde sich wehrt
Author: James E. Lovelock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548372105
Page: 253
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Global Change and the Earth System

A Planet Under Pressure
Author: Will Steffen,Regina Angelina Sanderson,Peter D. Tyson,Jill Jäger,Pamela A. Matson,Berrien Moore III,Frank Oldfield,Katherine Richardson,Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber,Billie L. Turner,Robert J. Wasson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540266070
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Global Change and the Earth System describes what is known about the Earth system and the impact of changes caused by humans. It considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth system and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth-system science in support of global sustainability. The results presented here are based on 10 years of research on global change by many of the world's most eminent scholars. This valuable volume achieves a new level of integration and interdisciplinarity in treating global change.

Vor dem Anfang

Eine Geschichte des Universums
Author: Martin Rees
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105608508
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Gibt es neben unserem noch andere Universen? Wie und wann sind sie entstanden? Welche physikalischen Gesetze herrschen dort? – Die Grundfragen der Kosmologie, beantwortet von Martin Rees, einem der renommiertesten Astronomen der Welt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Earthscan Action Handbook for People and Planet

Author: Miles Litvinoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134060572
Category: Political Science
Page: 356
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We have poisoned the air and water on which our lives depend. Poor countries exhaust their land in the struggle to survive while rich countries demand more and more. The Earthscan Action Handbook spells out why things have gone so terribly wrong and what each of us can do to clean up the mess. Each chapter deals with one of the major problems people and the planet now face: meeting the human needs of health, education and social justice as well as the environmental needs of our dying lakes and forests, polluted seas, threatened habitats and endangered species. Packed with suggestions for positive action, this book also gives details of who to contact, what to read and where to go if you want to do more. Whether you care about buying safe food or feeding the world, The Earthscan Action Handbook is indispensable. Originally published in 1990

New Age Religion and Western Culture

Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438405650
Category: Religion
Page: 580
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Presents the first systematic analysis of the structure and beliefs of the New Age movement, and the historical emergence of "New Age" as a secularized version of Western esoteric traditions.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727050
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Wir Wettermacher

wie die Menschen das Klima verändern und was das für unser Leben auf der Erde bedeutet
Author: Tim F. Flannery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596172214
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 396
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The Earth Only Endures

On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It
Author: Jules N. Pretty
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849772967
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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'A blend of clear-eyed science and poetic eloquence The Earth Only Endures follows in the tradition of Jared Diamond and E.O. Wilson. Jules Pretty too is hopeful but on the condition that we understand the nature of the self-imposed threats to our future and the rational basis for human survival. To say that this is essential reading is rather like saying that a compass is essential to navigation.' David W Orr author of Design on the Edge 'Jules Pretty?s remarkable new book is both universal and parochial by turn and beautifully written. It is a philosophical inventory of what we have recentl.

Systematic Theology and Climate Change

Ecumenical Perspectives
Author: Michael S. Northcott,Peter M. Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667743
Category: Religion
Page: 190
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This book offers the first comprehensive systematic theological reflection on arguably the most serious issue facing humanity and other creatures today. Responding to climate change is often left to scientists, policy makers and activists, but what understanding does theology have to offer? In this collection, the authors demonstrate that there is vital cultural and intellectual work for theologians to perform in responding to climate science and in commending a habitable way forward. Written from a range of denominations and traditions yet with ecumenical intent, the authors explore key Christian doctrines and engage with some of the profound issues raised by climate change. Key questions considered include: What may be said about the goodness of creation in the face of anthropogenic climate change? And how does theology handle a projected future without the human? The volume provides students and scholars with fascinating theological insight into the complexity of climate change.

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

A Final Warning
Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786746343
Category: Science
Page: 304
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The global temperature is rising, the ice caps are melting, and levels of pollution across the world have reached unprecedented heights. According to eminent scientist James Lovelock, in order to survive an assault from her dependents, the Earth is lurching ever closer to a permanent “hot state.” Within the next century, we will almost certainly be forced to give up many of the comforts of western living as supplies are threatened. Only the fittest—and the smartest—will survive. A reluctant jeremiad from one of the environmental movement's elder statesmen, The Vanishing Face of Gaia offers an essential wake-up call for the human race.

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis
Author: David Suzuki,Holly Dressel
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1926685199
Category: Science
Page: 406
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For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the "global economy" juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth’s engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops—is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.

Ecology and Socialism

Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis
Author: Chris Williams
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608460924
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Ecology and Socialism argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure. Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute. He lives in New York City.

Mind, Life and Universe

Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time
Author: Lynn Margulis,Eduardo Punset
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580379
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Co-editor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of the sciences—interviews an impressive collection of characters drawing out the seldom seen personalities of the world's most important men and woman of science. In Mind, Life and Universe they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours. Can brain science explain feelings of happiness and despair? Is it true that chimpanzees are just like us when it comes to sexual innuendo? Is there any hard evidence that life exists anywhere other than on the Earth? Through Punset's skillful questioning, readers will meet one scientist who is passionate about the genetic control of everything and another who spends her every waking hour making sure African ecosystems stay intact. The men and women assembled here by Lynn Margulis and Eduardo Punset will provide a source of endless interest. In captivating conversations with such science luminaries as Jane Goodall, James E. Lovelock, Oliver Sachs, and E. O. Wilson, Punset reveals a hidden world of intellectual interests, verve, and humor. Science enthusiasts and general readers alike will devour Mind, Life and Universe, breathless and enchanted by its truths.

Powerful Times

Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World
Author: Eamonn Kelly
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132716356
Category: History
Page: 368
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Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times. From terrorism and nuclear proliferation to emerging technologies and economic globalization, Kelly weaves together 7 powerful 'dynamic tensions' that will reshape human life in the coming decades. Kelly offers breakthrough insights into how these tensions will conflict -- and how they'll resonate, creating giant waves of change beyond anything we've ever faced. He takes on the truly big questions. To answer pivotal questions, Kelly draws on breakthrough 'scenario planning' techniques he pioneered: techniques hundreds of top organizations now rely on. Simply put, this book will help you prepare for humanity's most profound transition in 400 years. For every executive, strategist, manager, entrepreneur, public policymaker, and citizen interested in the trends that will most powerfully impact business and life in the coming decades. Eamonn Kelly, the CEO and president of Global Business Network, the renowned future-oriented network and consulting firm, has for over a decade and has been at the forefront of exploring the emergence of a new, knowledge-intensive economy, and its far-reaching consequences for society, organizations and individuals. He has consulted with senior executives at dozens of the world's leading corporations in virtually every leading business sector; with key global and national public agencies, and with major philanthropic foundations. Kelly co-authored What's Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business and The Future of the Knowledge Economy, and authored GBN's 2003 Scenario Book.

Capitalism Versus Planet Earth

An irreconcilable conflict
Author: Fawzi Ibrahim
Publisher: Muswell Press
ISBN: 0956892094
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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The dangerous intersection between ecological and economic crisis leaving humanity with a stark choice: maintain capitalism or save the planet

Saviors of the Earth?

The Politics and Religion of the Enviromental Movement
Author: Michael S. Coffman
Publisher: Northfield Pub
ISBN: 9781881273271
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Vice President Al Gore and other environmental leaders push for radical changes in Americans' actions and ways of thinking. These changes, however, are not based on scientific findings but rather on pseudoscience--a manipulation of scientific data in a quest for legal power, political popularity, and Eastern mysticism. Their objective is to protect the environment, yet their laws accomplish little. In the process, the economy and ultimately we, the people pay the highest price.Coffman contends that every job in America is fundamentally linked to our natural resources. The fabric of our society would collapse without the commodities of paper, lumber, agricultural products, fish, minerals, and petroleum. Ironically, these commodities--and their sources--have become endangered by the environmental extremists in their misguided attempt to become the saviors of the earth.

Work, Learning and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges
Author: John Fien,Rupert Maclean,Man-Gon Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402081944
Category: Education
Page: 516
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This book is the first that provides a comprehensive overview of the way countries, education systems and institutions have responded to the call for an integration of learning for work, citizenship and sustainability at the Second International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education which was held in Seoul in 1999. Discussions on the central theme of the Seoul Conference - lifelong learning and training for all, a bridge to the future – led to the conclusion that a new paradigm of both development and Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) was needed. This book showcases the wide range of international initiatives that have sought to put such exhortations into practice. It includes: case studies of national TVET policy reforms, reoriented curricula, sustainable campus management programs, and examples of innovative approaches to integrating learning in TVET with on-the-job training and in community service. It also focuses on the issues and challenges being faced and ways of moving forward. Case studies feature initiatives in a wide range of world regions and countries, and include authors from: UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, China, Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The Medea Hypothesis

Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?
Author: Peter Ward
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691130750
Category: Education
Page: 180
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In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship with the Earth's biosphere--one that has frightening implications for our future, yet also offers hope. Using the latest discoveries from the geological record, he argues that life might be its own worst enemy. This stands in stark contrast to James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis--the idea that life sustains habitable conditions on Earth. In answer to Gaia, which draws on the idea of the "good mother" who nurtures life, Ward invokes Medea, the mythical mother who killed her own children. Could life by its very nature threaten its own existence? According to the Medea hypothesis, it does. Ward demonstrates that all but one of the mass extinctions that have struck Earth were caused by life itself. He looks at our planet's history in a new way, revealing an Earth that is witnessing an alarming decline of diversity and biomass--a decline brought on by life's own "biocidal" tendencies. And the Medea hypothesis applies not just to our planet--its dire prognosis extends to all potential life in the universe. Yet life on Earth doesn't have to be lethal. Ward shows why, but warns that our time is running out. Breathtaking in scope, The Medea Hypothesis is certain to arouse fierce debate and radically transform our worldview. It serves as an urgent challenge to all of us to think in new ways if we hope to save ourselves from ourselves.