Der Begriff der ›Natur‹ ist so etwas wie ein Bedeutungs-Chamäleon und wird entsprechend leicht missbraucht. Mill wendet sich in seinem kurzen Essay mit Macht gegen Behauptungen, etwas sei ›natürlich‹ und deshalb schon gut (etwa die ›natürlichen Wesenseigenschaften von Mann und Frau‹ oder das ›natürliche‹ Recht). Ihn interessieren vielmehr normative Prinzipien: Es sei die oberste Pflicht des Menschen als Individuum und als Gattung, die Natur zu moralisieren. Die Pflicht des Menschen besteht nämlich nicht darin, der äußeren oder inneren instinktiven Natur zu folgen, sondern die innere wie die äußere Natur durch Kultivierung zu verbessern – ein Ansatz, der in Zeiten bedrohter Natur und ökologischer Probleme neue Relevanz gewinnt. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.
2019 Green Earth Book Awards - Long List The art and writing of Gwen Frostic are well known in her home state of Michigan and around the world, but this picture book biography tells the story behind Gwen's famous work. After a debilitating illness as a child, Gwen sought solace in art and nature. She learned to be persistent and independent--never taking no for an answer or letting her disabilities define her. After creating artwork for famous Detroiters and for display at the World's Fair and helping to build WWII bombers, Gwen moved her printmaking business to northern Michigan. She dedicated her work and her life to reminding people of the wonder and beauty in nature.
Demonstrates the principles and practices of restoration ecology through the microcosm of the author's eighty-acre Stone Prairie Farm in Wisconsin, following his three decade effort to create a biologically diverse ecosystem.
How Taxidermists Shaped America’s Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species
Author: Mary Anne Andrei
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
It may be surprising to us now, but the taxidermists who filled the museums, zoos, and aquaria of the twentieth century were also among the first to become aware of the devastating effects of careless human interaction with the natural world. Witnessing firsthand the decimation caused by hide hunters, commercial feather collectors, whalers, big game hunters, and poachers, these museum taxidermists recognized the existential threat to critically endangered species and the urgent need to protect them. The compelling exhibits they created—as well as the scientific field work, popular writing, and lobbying they undertook—established a vital leadership role in the early conservation movement for American museums that persists to this day. Through their individual research expeditions and collective efforts to arouse demand for environmental protections, this remarkable cohort—including William T. Hornaday, Carl E. Akeley, and several lesser-known colleagues—created our popular understanding of the animal world and its fragile habitats. For generations of museum visitors, they turned the glass of an exhibition case into a window on nature—and a mirror in which to reflect on our responsibility for its conservation.
An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses
Author: J. Theo Kloprogge
The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks: An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses addresses how minerals and their elements are used, where the elements come from in nature, and their applications in modern society. The book is structured in a logical way using the periodic table as its outline. It begins with an introduction of the history of the periodic table and a short introduction to mineralogy. Element sections contain their history, how they were discovered, and a description of the minerals that contain the element. Sections conclude with our current use of each element. Abundant color photos of some of the most characteristic minerals containing the element accompany the discussion. Ideal for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology, this book provides the foundational knowledge needed for successful study and work in this exciting area. Describes the link between geology, minerals and chemistry to show how chemistry relies on elements from nature Emphasizes the connection between geology, mineralogy and daily life, showing how minerals contribute to the things we use and in our modern economy Contains abundant color photos of each mineral that bring the periodic table to life
Can Magistrate Marcus save his people from the mysterious abominations that are slaughtering them? The abomination army has attacked the people of Aazronia, seemingly without cause. Casualties, and the threat of extinction, drive Magistrate Marcus and his people to seek help from the druid homeworld. Besieged by the rabid infestation on the druid world, their only hope lies with Garos and Namorn - two rangers who have been sent to escort them to safety. Together with Darius, a young Elemental prodigy, they battle their way to the safety of the druid village and prepare to retake their homeworld.
Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968 – 1990
Author: Julia E. Ault
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
When East Germany collapsed in 1989–1990, outside observers were shocked to learn the extent of environmental devastation that existed there. The communist dictatorship, however, had sought to confront environmental issues since at least the 1960s. Through an analysis of official and oppositional sources, Saving Nature Under Socialism complicates attitudes toward the environment in East Germany by tracing both domestic and transnational engagement with nature and pollution. The communist dictatorship limited opportunities for protest, so officials and activists looked abroad to countries such as Poland and West Germany for inspiration and support. Julia Ault outlines the evolution of environmental policy and protest in East Germany and shows how East Germans responded to local degradation as well as to an international moment of environmental reckoning in the 1970s and 1980s. The example of East Germany thus challenges and broadens our understanding of the 'greening' of post-war Europe, and illuminates a larger, central European understanding of connection across the Iron Curtain.
Gilbert White has been called the most renowned geographer internationally of the twentieth century, and one who personifies the ideal of a natural resources scientist committed to the stewardship of our planet. He has educated the nation and the world on how to change the ways we manage water resources, mitigate natural hazards, and assess the environment.
Nature is caring. It provides everything you need to survive. However, Earth’s internal dynamics also produce catastrophic phenomena like tornadoes and volcanic eruptions. In this ebook, you will learn why and how natural disasters happen. If you know the why’s and the how’s, then you can easily figure out how to survive these catastrophic events. Start reading today.
Kollin examines the place of Alaska in the popular American imagination. Combining environmental theory and literary studies, she analyzes a variety of texts to question how changing rhetoric about territorial expansion and natural resources has driven the invention and reception of Alaska as an unsullied "last frontier."
To assess the present condition of cities, Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits focuses on five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia (about 1760), New York (1860), Chicago (1910), Los Angeles (1950), and Toronto (1975). Life inside these cities - specifically the economy, society and politics, public services, land development, and the geographies of circulation, workplaces, and residential districts - is the central concern of this book. Another concern is drawing contrasts and similarities between the American and Canadian urban experiences.
How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe
Author: Michael Denton
Illustrated with black-and-white illustrations and photographs and ranging across several fields of science, a methodical argument for the primary place of human beings in the universe shows how humankind is central to the laws of nature. 17,500 first printing.
Nature's Nation examines our consumer-based industrial and urban society and notes the heavy price paid to create this by placing the political, economic, social and cultural development of the U.S within an environmental framework.