Changes in the Land Book
Score: 3.5
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Changes in the Land


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429928281

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Changes in the Land Excerpt :

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Changes in the Land  Revised Edition Book
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Changes in the Land Revised Edition


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809016341

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Changes in the Land Revised Edition Excerpt :

[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover.

Changes in the Land Book
Score: 3.5
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Changes in the Land


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Landscape changes
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809034055

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Changes in the Land Excerpt :

This book offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance.

Highway of Tears Book
Score: 4
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Highway of Tears


  • Author : Jessica McDiarmid
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385687584

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Highway of Tears Excerpt :

A searing and revelatory account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and an indictment of the society that failed them. For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The highway is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women and girls are over-policed, yet under-protected. Through interviews with those closest to the victims—mothers and fathers, siblings and friends—McDiarmid offers an intimate, first-hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to 4,000—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in this country. Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.

Land Use Changes in Europe Book

Land Use Changes in Europe


  • Author : F.M. Brouwer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401132909

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Land Use Changes in Europe Excerpt :

The patterns of land use that have evolved in Europe reflect the boundaries set by the natural environment and socio-economic responses to the needs of the population. Over the centuries man has been able to overcome increasingly the constraints placed on land use by the natural environment through the development of new technologies and innovations, driven by an increasing population and rising material expectations. However, activities are still ultimately constrained by natural limitations such as climatic characteristics and associated edaphic and vegetational features. A major problem for land management, in its broadest sense, can be a reluctance to foresee the consequent ecological changes. This means that mitigating strategies will not be implemented in time to prevent environmental degradation and social hardship, although in many parts of Europe, over some centuries, demands have been met in a sustainable way, by sound, prudent and temperate expectations that have dictated management regimes. The management of land in Europe has always been a complex challenge: land is the primary, though finite resource. DeciSions regarding the use of land and manipulation of ecosystem dynamics today may affect the long-term primary productivity of the resource. Decisions to change land use may be virtually irreversible; urbanization is an illustration of the influence of population density on the land resource.

God Never Changes Book

God Never Changes


  • Author : Elaine M. Thorpe
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781973669340

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God Never Changes Excerpt :

Since the beginning of time, God has never changed—and neither have we, His human creation. Despite modern comforts, technology, and education, we are still His children. No matter how far we have fallen, He reaches out and pulls us up from the pit of despair into the land of the living. God Never Changes is a collection of ten stories that transcend cultures and show miracles of faith. These are tales of wounded people, struggling to live in truth and freedom within an imperfect world. Each narrative imparts a Christian, biblical theme using modern day people, places, and events. We are reminded that God calls everyday people to be unwitting evangelists in His salvation plan for the world. Author Elaine Thorpe is a Catholic laywoman who draws her stories from personal encounters experienced in service to the needy, disenfranchised, and lonely. She creates fictionalized characters that mimic reality and reveal the presence of God within people struggling to find truth and inspire faith in today’s fractured world.

Foundations of the Earth Book

Foundations of the Earth


  • Author : H.H. Shugart
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231537698

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Foundations of the Earth Excerpt :

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

The Color of the Land Book

The Color of the Land


  • Author : David A. Chang
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0807895768

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The Color of the Land Excerpt :

The Color of the Land brings the histories of Creek Indians, African Americans, and whites in Oklahoma together into one story that explores the way races and nations were made and remade in conflicts over who would own land, who would farm it, and who would rule it. This story disrupts expected narratives of the American past, revealing how identities--race, nation, and class--took new forms in struggles over the creation of different systems of property. Conflicts were unleashed by a series of sweeping changes: the forced "removal" of the Creeks from their homeland to Oklahoma in the 1830s, the transformation of the Creeks' enslaved black population into landed black Creek citizens after the Civil War, the imposition of statehood and private landownership at the turn of the twentieth century, and the entrenchment of a sharecropping economy and white supremacy in the following decades. In struggles over land, wealth, and power, Oklahomans actively defined and redefined what it meant to be Native American, African American, or white. By telling this story, David Chang contributes to the history of racial construction and nationalism as well as to southern, western, and Native American history.

Land Use  Environment  and Social Change Book

Land Use Environment and Social Change


  • Author : Richard White
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2000-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295980546

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Land Use Environment and Social Change Excerpt :

Whidbey and Camano, two of the largest of the numerous beautiful islands dotting Puget Sound, together form the major part of Island Country. Taking this county as a case study and following its history from Indian times to the present, Richard White explores the complex relationship between human induced environmental change and social change. This new edition of his classic study includes a new preface by the author and a foreword by William Cronon.

Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Book

Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991


  • Author : Garik Gutman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319426389

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Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Excerpt :

This work analyzes the effects of one of the most dramatic changes of entire societies that the world has ever witnessed. It explores the collapse of socialist governance and management systems on land cover and land use in various parts of Eastern Europe. As readers will discover, this involved rapid and unprecedented changes such as widespread agricultural abandonment. Changes in the countries of the former Soviet block, former Soviet Union republics, and European Russia are compared and contrasted. Contributing authors cover topics such as the carbon cycle and the environment, effects of institutional changes on urban centers and agriculture, as well as changes in wildlife populations. The volume includes analysis of the drivers of agricultural land abandonment, forest changes in Black Sea region, an extreme drought event of 2010, impacts of fires on air quality and other land-cover/land-use issues in Eastern Europe. Satellite data used were mostly from optical sensors including night lights observations, with both coarse and medium spatial resolution. Ultimately, this work highlights the importance of understanding socioeconomic shocks: that is, those brief periods during which societies change rapidly resulting in significant impact on land use and the environment. Thus it shows that change is often abrupt rather than gradual and thereby much harder to predict. This book is a truly international and interdisciplinary effort, written by a team of scientists from the USA, Europe, and Russia. It will be of interest to a broad range of scientists at all levels within natural and social sciences, including those studying recent and ongoing changes in Europe. In particular, it will appeal to geographers, environmental scientists, remote sensing specialists, social scientists and agricultural scientists.

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West Book
Score: 4.5
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Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393072457

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Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West Excerpt :

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe

Colonial Ecology  Atlantic Economy Book

Colonial Ecology Atlantic Economy


  • Author : Strother E. Roberts
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812296143

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Colonial Ecology Atlantic Economy Excerpt :

Focusing on the Connecticut River Valley—New England's longest river and largest watershed— Strother Roberts traces the local, regional, and transatlantic markets in colonial commodities that shaped an ecological transformation in one corner of the rapidly globalizing early modern world. Reaching deep into the interior, the Connecticut provided a watery commercial highway for the furs, grain, timber, livestock, and various other commodities that the region exported. Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy shows how the extraction of each commodity had an impact on the New England landscape, creating a new colonial ecology inextricably tied to the broader transatlantic economy beyond its shores. This history refutes two common misconceptions: first, that globalization is a relatively new phenomenon and its power to reshape economies and natural environments has only fully been realized in the modern era and, second, that the Puritan founders of New England were self-sufficient ascetics who sequestered themselves from the corrupting influence of the wider world. Roberts argues, instead, that colonial New England was an integral part of Britain's expanding imperialist commercial economy. Imperial planners envisioned New England as a region able to provide resources to other, more profitable parts of the empire, such as the sugar islands of the Caribbean. Settlers embraced trade as a means to afford the tools they needed to conquer the landscape and to acquire the same luxury commodities popular among the consumer class of Europe. New England's native nations, meanwhile, utilized their access to European trade goods and weapons to secure power and prestige in a region shaken by invading newcomers and the diseases that followed in their wake. These networks of extraction and exchange fundamentally transformed the natural environment of the region, creating a landscape that, by the turn of the nineteenth century, would have been unrecognizable to those living there two cen

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover Book

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover


  • Author : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Office for interdiscip
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 0521470854

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Changes in Land Use and Land Cover Excerpt :

This book analyses the impact of human activities on the Earth's surface and environment.

Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845   2010 Book

Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845 2010


  • Author : Ivan Bičík
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319176710

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Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845 2010 Excerpt :

The objective of this book is to analyze changes in the landscape of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic since the first half of the 19th century. The text focuses not only on describing these considerable changes by means of statistical and spatial data, but also on explaining the processes, societal, economic, political and institutional forces that drive them. Drawing on more than two decades of experience with land use research, the authors have combined methods and approaches from the fields of human geography, cartography, landscape ecology, historical geography and environmental history. The authors understand land use research as a way of analyzing nature-society interactions, their development, spatial aspects, causes and impacts. Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic serves as an example, combining general processes occurring in landscapes of developed countries with the results of regionally specific driving forces, most of them political (world wars, communism, return to market economy etc.).

Land Change Science Book

Land Change Science


  • Author : Garik Gutman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400743069

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Land Change Science Excerpt :

This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts. This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth’s biosphere. Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing full color images of a selection of illustrations which are printed in black-and-white in the book.