Tree Book Book

Tree Book


  • Author : British Columbia. Ministry of Forests
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Trees
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 0772621594

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Tree Book Excerpt :

Trees, identification.

The Essential David Hume Book

The Essential David Hume


  • Author : David Hume
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Philosophers
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106015541094

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The Essential David Hume Excerpt :

David Hume (1711-76) is the most important philosopher ever to have written in English. Although best known for his contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion, Hume also made substantial and influential contributions to psychology and the philosophy of mind, ethics, the philosophy of science, political and economic theory, political and social history, and, to a lesser extent, aesthetic and literary theory. Of all of Hume's writings, the philosophically most profound is undoubtedly his first, "A Treatise on Human Nature." "Hume on Morality" introduces and assesses: Hume's life and the background of the "Treatise"; the ideas and text in the "Treatise"; and Hume's continuing importance to philosophy.

Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature Book

Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature


  • Author : Daniel Imhoff
  • Publisher : Post Carbon Institute
  • Release Date : 2012-07-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780984630424

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Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature Excerpt :

Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature addresses an urgent and complex issue facing communities and cultures throughout the world: the need for heightened land stewardship and conservation in an era of diminishing natural resources. Agricultural lands in rural areas are being purchased for development. Water scarcities are pitting urban and development expansion against agriculture and conservation needs. The farming population is ageing and retiring, while those who remain struggle against low commodity prices, international competition, rising production costs, and the threat of disappearing subsidies. We are living amidst a major extinction crisis--much of it driven by agriculture--as well as an increasing shift toward a global urban populace. The modern diet, driven by a grain-fed livestock industry, is no longer connected with the ecosystems that support it. In international circles, experts are arguing that further intensification of agriculture (through industrialization and genetic modification) will be necessary to both feed an exploding human population and to save what is left of wild biodiversity. This book takes up where its predecessor, the award-winning Farming with the Wild, left off. Featuring a wide range of in-depth essays, articles, and other materials by such authors as Aldo Leopold, Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Fred Kirschenmann, and Daniel Imhoff, this book persuasively demonstrates that farm and ranch operations which coexist with wild nature are necessary to sustain biodiversity and beauty on the landscape. In fact, as this invaluable educational resource demonstrates, they are essential in the challenge of building sane, healthy, and hopeful human societies.

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success Book
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The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success


  • Author : Mark Jaccard
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108479370

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The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success Excerpt :

Shows readers how we can all help solve the climate crisis by focusing on a few key, achievable actions.

A Planetary Economy Book

A Planetary Economy


  • Author : Fraser Murison Smith
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-09-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 3030492982

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A Planetary Economy Excerpt :

This book asks, how would a stable, prosperous economy of the future look if one started with a blank sheet of paper? Given that the world’s economy is locked into a coevolution with nature, the urgency of this question is brought into stark relief by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and ongoing climate change. While physical technologies to build such an economy mostly exist, the social technologies, in the form of institutions, governance and policies, do not. The development of these social technologies will necessitate a reconsideration of economic norms: in particular, what is the economy for, and what are we, as actors within it, striving for? This book integrates normative, institutional, political and economic requirements into a systematic framework to drive our present growth economy toward a future planetarian one. It outlines a suite of interrelated policies to increase the economy’s material efficiency, establish a basic living standard, and reform the money system, while along the way eliminating economic debt and balancing government budgets. The framework and policies together form a paradigm of market planetarianism: the idea that the power of markets may be used to steer the economy toward a desired long-term goal. The methodological aspects of this paradigm are covered in the companion volume, Economics of a Crowded Planet.

Achieving the Sustainable Management of Forests Book

Achieving the Sustainable Management of Forests


  • Author : Alastair Fraser
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030158392

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Achieving the Sustainable Management of Forests Excerpt :

This book discusses the reality of implementing sustainable forest management measures. Rather than simply offering theoretical descriptions, the book comprehensively details how sustainably managed forests can only be achieved through the cooperation and support of foresters, politicians, business leaders, local communities, consumers of forest-based goods and services, and the general public. The book also aims to raise public awareness of the factors involved in attaining the true sustainability of forest management, and the consequences of failing to do so, as well as the current issues facing sustainable forest management such as land ownership and land-use rights, political corruption, environmental stressors, and economic pressure. In 17 chapters, the book will appeal to academics and teachers in forestry and related areas, government practitioners, development agencies, and NGOs.

Information   Consciousness   Reality Book

Information Consciousness Reality


  • Author : James B. Glattfelder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030036331

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Information Consciousness Reality Excerpt :

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

The Grand Design Book
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The Grand Design


  • Author : Stephen Hawking
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553907070

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

Economics of a Crowded Planet Book

Economics of a Crowded Planet


  • Author : Fraser Murison Smith
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030317980

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Economics of a Crowded Planet Excerpt :

This book asks the question, how would economics look today and into the future if one started with a blank sheet of paper? Written mainly for a technical audience, yet accessible to the lay reader, Economics of a Crowded Planet addresses the ontology, epistemology and methodology of a future economics as if from outside the economy looking in. It presents a conceptual framework for a future economics drawing from systems science and hierarchy theory, integrating central concepts from present-day economics, so as to orient the field in a direction that can serve society’s future needs in practical ways. The exposition reveals a paradigm called ‘market planetarianism’: the idea that the power of markets may be used to steer the economy toward a desired long-term goal. Both a prescriptive doctrine and an economic methodology, it treats the economy and nature as instances of complex, evolutionary systems, demanding analytical tools quite unlike those of the 20th-century mainstream.

Nature   Speak Book
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Nature Speak


  • Author : Ted Andrews
  • Publisher : Dragonhawk Pub
  • Release Date : 2003-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 1888767375

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Nature Speak Excerpt :

Inside, readers will: Learn to read signs and omens in nature; Interpret the meaning of landscapes; Discover how plants speak; Explore the lessons and meaning of the plant kingdom through extensive dictionaries of landscapes, trees, flowers, herbs and more.

Asteroids Book
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Asteroids


  • Author : Viorel Badescu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642392443

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Asteroids Excerpt :

The Earth has limited material and energy resources while these resources in space are virtually unlimited. Further development of humanity will require going beyond our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial resources and sources of unlimited power. Thus far, all missions to asteroids have been motivated by scientific exploration. However, given recent advancements in various space technologies, mining asteroids for resources is becoming ever more feasible. A significant portion of asteroids value is derived from their location; the required resources do not need to be lifted at a great expense from the surface of the Earth. Resources derived from Asteroid not only can be brought back to Earth but could also be used to sustain human exploration of space and permanent settlements in space. This book investigates asteroids' prospective energy and material resources. It is a collection of topics related to asteroid exploration, and utilization. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could become reality in our life time. The book therefore is a great source of condensed information for specialists involved in current and impending asteroid-related activities and a good starting point for space researchers, inventors, technologists and potential investors. Written for researchers, engineers, and businessmen interested in asteroids' exploration and exploitation. Keywords: Asteroids, Asteroid exploration, Asteroid exploitation, Energy sources, Space Resources, Material Resources, In-Situ Resource Utilization, Mining

Forest Bathing Book
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Forest Bathing


  • Author : Dr. Qing Li
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525559863

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Forest Bathing Excerpt :

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.

Business Ethics Book

Business Ethics


  • Author : Stephen M. Byars
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1947172565

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Ecological Limits of Development Book

Ecological Limits of Development


  • Author : Kaitlin Kish
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000471472

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Ecological Limits of Development Excerpt :

Embracing the reality of biophysical limits to growth, this volume uses the technical tools from ecological economics to recast the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Ecological Livelihood Goals – policy agendas and trajectories that seek to reconcile the social and spatial mobility and liberty of individuals, with both material security and ecological integrity. Since the 1970s, mainstream approaches to sustainable development have sought to reconcile ecological constraints with modernization through much vaunted and seldom demonstrated strategies of ‘decoupling’ and ‘dematerialization’. In this context, the UN SDGs have become the orchestrating drivers of sustainability governance. However, biophysical limits are not so easily sidestepped. Building on an ecological- economic critique of mainstream economics and a historical- sociological understanding of state formation, this book explores the implications of ecological limits for modern progressive politics. Each chapter outlines leverage points for municipal engagement in local and regional contexts. Systems theory and community development perspectives are used to explore under- appreciated avenues for the kind of social and cultural change that would be necessary for any accommodation between modernity and ecological limits. Drawing on ideas from H.T. Odum, Herman Daly, Zigmunt Bauman, and many others, this book provides guiding research for a convergence between North and South that is bottom-up, household-centred, and predicated on a re- emerging domain of Livelihood. In each chapter, the authors provide recommendations for reconfiguring the UN’s SDGs as Ecological Livelihood Goals – a framework for sustainable development in an era of limits. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecological economics, socio- ecological systems, political economy, international and community development, global governance, and sustainable development.

Powering Up Canada Book

Powering Up Canada


  • Author : R. W. Sandwell
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773547865

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Powering Up Canada Excerpt :

A comprehensive history of energy sources - from wood to nuclear - and their role in shaping Canadian society.