Pollution in a Promised Land Book

Pollution in a Promised Land


  • Author : Alon Tal
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520234284

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Pollution in a Promised Land Book Description :

"This book is likely to become the future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel. Tal combines his extensive inside knowledge with broad and thorough research to take the reader clearly through a complex fabric of personalities, organizations, and issues."—Stuart Schoenfeld, York University "This is truly an excellent book. It is the first treatment of the whole array of environmental issues in Israel, and in its historical context – an absolute necessity. Extremely well-written and in fact hard to put down, this book is useful on many levels, for United Nations Agencies and development officials, Israeli and Palestinian government officials, and environmentalists and teachers around the world."—Brock Evans, Executive Director, The Endangered Species Coalition and author of many articles and books on the politics of the environment "Pollution in a Promised Land is an innovative book, and an important one, by perhaps the most prominent environmental activist in Israel. Tal's approach is to take an "eagle's eye view" of his vast subject, now gliding far above, providing overview, now swooping down very close and, through interviews or anecdotes, describing his subject with great immediacy and in memorable detail."—Noah J. Efron, Bar Ilan University "Anyone who cares about the land of Israel should read Pollution in a Promised Land. It is critical to understanding the social, political, and scientific dimensions of the country's environmental challenges as well as the country's remarkable ecological achievements. Alon Tal is uniquely qualified to present this fascinating and dramatic environmental history."—Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister of the Environment, Israel

Polluted Promises Book

Polluted Promises


  • Author : Melissa Checker
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814716588

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Polluted Promises Book Description :

U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War. Using the war as its departure point in analyzing U.S.—Philippine relations, Vestiges of War retrieves this willfully forgotten event and places it where it properly belongs—as the catalyst that led to increasing U.S. interventionism and expansionism in the Asia Pacific region. This seminal, multidisciplinary anthology examines the official American nationalist story of "benevolent assimilation" and fraternal tutelage in its half century of colonial occupation of the Philippines. Integrating critical and visual art essays, archival and contemporary photographs, dramatic plays, and poetry to address the complex Philippine and U.S. perspectives and experiences, the essayists compellingly recount the consequences of American colonialism in the Philippines. Vestiges of War will force readers to reshape their views on what has been a deliberately obscure but significant phase in the histories of both countries, one which continues to haunt the present. Contributors: Genara Banzon, Santiago Bose, Ben Cabrera, Renato Constantino, Doreen Fernandez, Eric Gamalinda, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Jessica Hagedorn, Reynaldo Ileto, Yong Soon Min, Manuel Ocampo, Paul Pfeiffer, Christina Quisumbing, Vicente Rafael, Daniel Boone Schirmer, Kidlat Tahimik, Mark Twain, and Jim Zwick.

Farewell  Promised Land Book

Farewell Promised Land


  • Author : Robert Dawson
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 0520211235

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Farewell Promised Land Book Description :

"Don't mistake the message of this sad and powerful book. After 150 years of pillage and pollution, it is time to fight like hell for California."--Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz "A heart rendingly splendid book for all who love California. It combines stunning photographic documentation of the trashing of the state with an eloquent, melancholy text that still offers guarded hopes for a green future."--Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia

Promised Land Book

Promised Land


  • Author : Madeleine Adriance
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791494301

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Promised Land Book Description :

Examines the relationship between grassroots Catholic Church groups (base Christian communities) and the mobilization of peasant farmers in the fight for control of Amazon lands.

The Age of Ecology Book

The Age of Ecology


  • Author : Joachim Radkau
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745679990

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The Age of Ecology Book Description :

This book is the first major study of the history of environmentalism, from its origins in romanticism and the nature cults of the late 18th century to the global environmental movements of today. Radkau shows that this is not a single story of the steady ascent of environmentalism but rather a multiplicity of stories, each with its own dramatic tension: between single-issue movements and the challenges posed by the interconnection of environmental issues, between charismatic leaders and bureaucratic organizations, and between grassroot movements and global players. While the history can be traced back several centuries, environmentalism has flourished since the ‘environmental revolution’ of 1970, spurred on by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 and the growing concern about global warming. While environmentalists often opposed the scientific mainstream, they were also often led by scientific knowledge. Environmentalism is the true Enlightenment of our time Ð so much so that we can call our era ‘the age of ecology’. This timely and comprehensive global history of environmentalism will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the most pressing global issues of our time.

Nature and History in Modern Italy Book

Nature and History in Modern Italy


  • Author : Marco Armiero
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821443477

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Nature and History in Modern Italy Book Description :

Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator’s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation’s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy’s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers.

Promised Land Book

Promised Land


  • Author : David Stebenne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982102722

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Promised Land Book Description :

A timely work of groundbreaking history explains how the American middle class ballooned at mid-century until it dominated the nation, showing who benefited and what brought the expansion to an end. In Promised Land, David Stebenne examines the extraordinary revival of the middle class in mid-twentieth century America and how it drastically changed the country. The story begins with the pervasive income and wealth inequality of the pre-New Deal period. What followed—Roosevelt’s reforms, the regulation of business and finance, higher taxation of the truly affluent, and greater government spending—began a great leveling. World War II brought the military draft and the GI Bill, similarly transformative elements that also helped expand the middle class. For decades, economic policies and cultural practices strengthened the trend, and by the 1960s the middle class dictated American tastes from books to TV shows to housing to food, creating a powerful political constituency with shared interests and ideals. The disruptive events of 1968, however, signaled the end of this headlong expansion. The cultural clashes and political protests of that era turned a spotlight on how the policies and practices of the middle-class era had privileged white men over women, people of color, and other marginalized groups, as well as economic growth over environmental protection. These conflicts, along with shifts in policy and economic stagnation, started shrinking that vast middle class and challenging its values, trends that continue to the present day. Now, as the so-called “end of the middle class” dominates the news cycle and politicians talk endlessly about how to revive it, Stebenne’s vivid history of a social revolution that produced a new and influential way of life reveals the fascinating story of how it was achieved and the considerable costs incurred along the way. In the form of a revealing history, Promised Land shines more than a little light on our possible futu

Beyond the Promised Land Book

Beyond the Promised Land


  • Author : David F. Noble
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781897071786

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Beyond the Promised Land Book Description :

Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : Boulou de b'Beri
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442667464

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The Promised Land Book Description :

Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

A Journey to the Promised Land Book

A Journey to the Promised Land


  • Author : Karen Skovgaard-Petersen
  • Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 8772897147

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A Journey to the Promised Land Book Description :

Towards the end of the 1190s a Norwegian canon - his name is unknown - composed a dramatic account of the Danish-Norwegian expedition which, as part of the so-called Third Crusade, had left for Jerusalem some years earlier. Since 1187 the city had been in Muslim hands, and the Danish and Norwegian travellers set out to join in the liberation of the city. They came too late to fight, however, since a peace arrangement had been agreed upon by the Christian and Muslim leaders. In spite of this the canon makes the most of the heroic nature of the enterprise, drawing upon a series of literary and theological themes used in connection with crusading in the twelfth century.

From Paradise to the Promised Land Book
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From Paradise to the Promised Land


  • Author : T. Desmond Alexander
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441238788

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From Paradise to the Promised Land Book Description :

This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years, offering a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the composition of these books rather than the actual content. With this new edition, T. Desmond Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students by updating the references and adding material that reflects recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's maturing judgments. The result is a revision that will prove valuable for many years to come.

Gateway to the Promised Land Book

Gateway to the Promised Land


  • Author : Mario Maffi
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1995-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 0814755097

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Gateway to the Promised Land Book Description :

This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

Jewish Book World Book

Jewish Book World


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Jews
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105115075355

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Struggles in the Promised Land Book

Struggles in the Promised Land


  • Author : Jack Salzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-03-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198024927

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Struggles in the Promised Land Book Description :

Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollyw

To the Promised Land Book

To the Promised Land


  • Author : Tom Marsh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03206661F

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To the Promised Land Book Description :

The first comprehensive political history of Oregon, To the Promised Land also examines the social and economic changes the state has pioneered during its almost two hundred years. Highlighting major political figures, campaigns, ballot measures, and the history of legislative sessions, Tom Marsh traces the evolution of Oregon from incorporated territory to a state at the forefront of national environmental and social movements. From Jason Lee's first letter urging Congress to take possession of the Oregon Country to John Kitzhaber's precedent-setting third term as governor, from the land frauds of the early 20th century to the state's land-use planning goals, from the Beach Bill to the Bottle Bill, this book tells Oregon's story. Featuring interesting trivia, historical photographs, and biographical sketches of key politicians, To the Promised Land is an essential volume for readers interested in Oregon's history.

Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation Book

Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation


  • Author : Helmut Meuser
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400757516

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Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation Book Description :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of remediation and rehabilitation techniques and strategies for contaminated and anthropogenically disturbed land. Rehabilitation approaches in the urban environment, such as brownfield redevelopment and urban mining, are discussed. In relation to contaminated land, techniques for soil containment and decontamination of soil, soil vapour and groundwater are comprehensively and systematically presented. Complicated treatment techniques are schematically depicted and can be readily understood. Agricultural, silvicultural and environmentally sustainable rehabilitation strategies for reclaiming disturbed land/terrain in former mining or natural-resource extraction areas, such as open-cast mines, quarries, harvested peatlands, and subsided mining terrain (sinkholes), are introduced. This book will be a useful tool for students, researchers, private consultants and public authorities engaged in the treatment of contaminated or disturbed land.

Current Geographical Publications Book

Current Geographical Publications


  • Author : University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Geography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079909530

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Current Geographical Publications Book Description :

Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

The Land Is Full Book

The Land Is Full


  • Author : Alon Tal
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Israel
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300216882

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The Land Is Full Book Description :

An assessment of how Israel's extraordinary population growth undermines the country's environment, social equity, and quality of life--and what must be done about it During the past sixty-eight years, Israel's population has increased from one to eight million people. Such exponential growth has produced acute environmental and social crises in this tiny country. Alon Tal, one of Israel's foremost environmentalists, considers the ramifications of the extraordinary demographic shift, from burgeoning pollution and dwindling natural resources to overburdened infrastructure and overcrowding. Based on extensive fieldwork and interviews, the book examines the origins of Israel's population policies and how they must change to support a sustainable future.

The MacArthur Bible Commentary Book
Score: 4.5
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The MacArthur Bible Commentary


  • Author : John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2005-05-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 2080
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418562243

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary Book Description :

The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.

Environmental Pollution  and Health Book
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Environmental Pollution and Health


  • Author : V K Ahluwalia
  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9788179934616

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Environmental Pollution and Health Book Description :

According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. In other words, health is the ability to function effectively within a given environment. Good health also involves continuous adaptation to changes in the physical, biological, and social environment. Environmental Pollution, and Health expounds the three main types of environmental pollution—air, water, and land—and their effects on human health. It also focuses on photochemical air pollution, marine pollution, thermal pollution, noise pollution, and radioactive pollution and their effects on human health.