Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World
Author: Robert Emmet Hernan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Presents fifteen environmental disasters of the last sixty years, describing their victims and the impact on land and water resources, from the chemical pollution of Japanese fishing waters, to the Treasure oil spill off the coast of South Africa.
Climbing the Ladder of a Dream
Author: Danny Living
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Back in 2007, two gently unemployed people with no previous restaurant experience drove 90 minutes to Chicago to eat a raw food dinner. 90 minutes. They said, I wish there was somewhere closer And they were stupid enough to decide the best solution to the problem was to open their own raw vegan restaurant. Not normal people. Not even close. This is their story. KATHY: Did you remember to put in the recipes? DANNY: Yes. The string around my finger totally worked.
A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa
Author: James Martin
Publisher: Orbis Books
An American Jesuit combines spiritual writing, travel narrative, history, and humor to describe his time working with refugees in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Health Effects and Environmental Justice Struggles Around the Globe
Author: Francis O. Adeola
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
In the post-World War II period, modern societies have developed numerous heterogeneous synthetic organic compounds released into the environment and human habitats. This book addresses the threats posed by these contaminants and other hazardous wastes to human health and the health of other species in the environment.
Civilization and the Life of the Soil
Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A moving tribute to the physical and spiritual properties of nature's richestelement by one of the world's leading soil conservationists.
Author: Michael Redclift,Delyse Springett
Category: Business & Economics
This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and democracy as well as limited throughput of materials and energy. The nature of sustainable development and the book’s theorization of the concept underline the need for interdisciplinarity in the discourse as exemplified in each chapter of this volume. The Handbook employs a critical framework that problematises the concept of sustainable development and the struggle between discursivity and control that has characterised the debate. It provides original?contributions from international experts coming from a variety of disciplines and regions, including the Global South. Comprehensive in scope, it covers, amongst other areas: Sustainable architecture and design Biodiversity Sustainable business? Climate change Conservation Sustainable consumption De-growth Disaster management Eco-system services Education Environmental justice Food and sustainable development Governance Gender Health Indicators for sustainable development Indigenous perspectives Urban transport The Handbook offers researchers and students in the field of sustainable development invaluable insights into a contested concept and the alternative?worldviews?that it has fostered.?
Risks Survived and Lessons Learned While Growing Up and Growing Older (and Voicing Several Concerns for America and the World)
Author: Douglas Charles Toland
In a weak moment, I have written a book. —Margaret Mitchell This book is a multilayered creation that touches on a wide array of topics, many of them drawn from personal experiences. Indeed, you the lucky reader will be blessed with enough material for at least three books within one cover. Why would I want to write such a multi-themed book? It wasn’t my original intention. Maybe I’ve learned an important lesson and won’t do so next time. Like many older folks, I wanted to share what I have learned to be true and useful and couldn’t seem to stay with a single topic. I’ve lived long enough to confirm an important realization: the gleanings from a well-lived life are at least as important as knowledge gained vicariously through reading and classroom attendance. But I think most people don’t fully appreciate the value of their life lessons and end up taking most of them to the grave. I want to counter that pattern and use this book to share as many of my gleanings as I can. I also recognize several imminent dangers facing this nation and our planet and feel compelled to share these concerns. Just as important: I want my wife, children, and grandchildren to know more about who I was and who I’ve come to be. I hope they will have occasions to use some of my wisdom.
Author: Carla Kelly
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Julia Darling never expected to cook for some cowboys in Wyoming, but when she breaks off her engagement in Salt Lake City, it's the perfect opportunity for her to escape. Determined to stick the job out, Julia faces her biggest challenge yet - letting go of borrowed light to find her own testimony. Set in the early 1900s, this is one romantic adventure you'll never forget!
The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul
Author: J. Philip Newell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.
Who Are We Becoming, What We Need to Know
Author: Elia Wise
This volume offers an explanation of the nature of the universe and our place as individuals in it. The author, Elia Wise, attempts to provide answers to some of life's more difficult questions: Is there a God? Why do people get diseases and suffer? The answers given take into account the role of consciousness in all human endeavours, from science to spirituality.
Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
The debut novel from the prize-winning author of This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
Author: Kathy Henderson
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This treasure of a book highlights the bonds between the generations and between gardeners and the earth. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Gram and Joe love to spend time together taking care of the vegetable patch, but it takes a lot of patience. There's digging time, planting time, weeding time, watering time, even thinking time. Meanwhile, the seasons change, and while Gram does things her way, Joe does things his way. But come harvest, each will find wondrous surprises, thanks to the benevolence of the good brown earth.
Author: Chris Rose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"The columns in this book were previously published in The Times-picayune"--Title page verso.
Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856
Author: Ralph O'Connor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissedasdangerous nonsense. But just fifty years later, it was the most celebrated of Victorian sciences. Ralph O’Connor tracks the astonishing growth of geology’s prestige in Britain, exploring how a new geohistory far more alluring than the standard six days of Creation was assembled and sold to the wider Bible-reading public. Shrewd science-writers, O’Connor shows, marketed spectacular visions of past worlds, piquing the public imagination with glimpses of man-eating mammoths, talking dinosaurs, and sea-dragons spawned by Satan himself. These authors—including men of science, women, clergymen, biblical literalists, hack writers, blackmailers, and prophets—borrowed freely from the Bible, modern poetry, and the urban entertainment industry, creating new forms of literature in order to transport their readers into a vanished and alien past. In exploring the use of poetry and spectacle in the promotion of popular science, O’Connor proves that geology’s success owed much to the literary techniques of its authors. An innovative blend of the history of science, literary criticism, book history, and visual culture, The Earth on Show rethinks the relationship between science and literature in the nineteenth century.
What You Didn't Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You
Author: George Anderson,Andrew Barone
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The New York Times bestselling authors of Lessons from the Light offer a new and provocative understanding of heaven and how messages from the afterlife can assist you in the here and now. We live in a world of near-universal acceptance that once our lives on the earth come to an end we continue to a greater world. Whether that destination is called "Heaven," "Nirvana," or simply "The Other Side," tradition teaches us that there is, in most cases, a fairy-tale ending to life, a place where joy and harmony reigns supreme. Yet, as this book attests there is still more to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in our philosophies. George Anderson is considered by many to be the greatest medium living today. After more than 50 years of hearing from souls who have transitioned to the world hereafter, he is constantly reminded by those who have passed that our preconceived notions of this life—and the next—aren’t always accurate. The nine stories in this book illuminate times when unusual circumstances such as sudden death, unresolved emotions, abusive relationships, and painful family dynamics, make it necessary for the dead and the living to find new doors to healing. In session with Anderson, survivors and those who have passed meet again in encounters that are profound, bittersweet, highly-emotional and sometimes, downright, funny. What we learn is that there are little-known spiritual treasures—and lessons to be learned—about heaven and earth that can restore, revitalize, and make new what was once broken. Life Between Heaven and Earth is an inspiring, thought-provoking, path-changing work, one that affirms that no matter how complicated a circumstance is, resolution, peace and acceptance can be found in deep and remarkable ways.