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American Earth

American Earth ebook ISBN: 9781598530209
Publisher: Library of America
Author: Bill McKibben
Number of Pages: 1047 
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A provocative anthology of top-selected American environmental writings from the past two centuries considers their influence on the ways in which people view the natural world and includes pieces by such figures as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John James Audubon. 30,000 first printing.

Teachings from the American Earth

Teachings from the American Earth ebook ISBN: 9780871401465
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Dennis Tedlock,Barbara Tedlock
Number of Pages: 279 
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Essays discuss North American Indian views of medicine, the spiritual world, the ghost dance, peyote, death, reality, and the world

American Earth

American Earth ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Philadelphia : New York, J.B. Lippincott Company [c1939]
Author: Carleton Beals
Number of Pages: 500 
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American Ground Zero

American Ground Zero ebook ISBN: 0262071460
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: Carole Gallagher
Number of Pages: 427 
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Examining the effects of fallout clouds in the U.S., these photographs portray people whose lives were crossed by radioactive fallout during the U.S. government's above ground testing of nuclear weapons in Nevada from 1951 to 1963.

The Rejection of Continental Drift

The Rejection of Continental Drift ebook ISBN: 0195117336
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Author: Naomi Oreskes
Number of Pages: 420 
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Why did American geologists reject the notion of continental drift, first posed in 1915? And why did British scientists view the theory as a pleasing confirmation? This text, based on archival resources, provides answers to these questions.

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy ebook ISBN: 1139495224
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Patrick Moore,Robin Rees
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and includes 88 star charts, with the names, positions, magnitudes and spectra of the stars, along with key data on nebulae and clusters. Full of facts and figures, this is the only book you need to look up data about astronomy. It is destined to become the standard reference for everyone interested in astronomy.

Backbone of the Americas

Backbone of the Americas ebook ISBN: 0813712041
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Author: Suzanne Mahlburg Kay,Víctor A. Ramos,William R. Dickinson
Number of Pages: 278 
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"The American Cordilleras form a continuous orogen that extends for 12,500 km along the eastern flank of the Pacific Ocean from Arctic to Antarctic latitudes as an integral part of the circum-Pacific orogenic belt. Following two summary chapters on the overall anatomy and evolution of North and South American segments of the orogenic system, this volume includes ten seminal chapters dealing with salient aspects of the key geodynamic processes that have accompanied Cordilleran geotectonic evolution: forearc terrane accretion, arc magmatism, shallow subduction, and backarc intracontinental deformation. The papers in this volume were selected from those presented at the 2006 Backbone of the Americas Meeting, which was sponsored jointly by multiple North and South American geological societies in Mendoza, Argentina."--pub. desc.

The Data Book of Astronomy

The Data Book of Astronomy ebook ISBN: 1000687236
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Patrick Moore
Number of Pages: 340 
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Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, this invaluable resource reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the Universe. It includes maps supported by detailed tables of the names, positions, magnitudes, and spectra of the main stars in each constellation along with key data on galaxies, nebulae, and clusters. MNASSA wrote, "This book fills a niche with detailed astronomical data and concise explanations, all at an accessible level it is an excellent resource, and probably will be the first book I shall reach for.

Archipelagic American Studies

Archipelagic American Studies ebook ISBN: 0822373203
Publisher: Duke University Press
Author: Brian Russell Roberts,Michelle Ann Stephens
Number of Pages: 520 
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Departing from conventional narratives of the United States and the Americas as fundamentally continental spaces, the contributors to Archipelagic American Studies theorize America as constituted by and accountable to an assemblage of interconnected islands, archipelagoes, shorelines, continents, seas, and oceans. They trace these planet-spanning archipelagic connections in essays on topics ranging from Indigenous sovereignty to the work of Édouard Glissant, from Philippine call centers to US militarization in the Caribbean, and from the great Pacific garbage patch to enduring overlaps between US imperialism and a colonial Mexican archipelago. Shaking loose the straitjacket of continental exceptionalism that hinders and permeates Americanist scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies asserts a more relevant and dynamic approach for thinking about the geographic, cultural, and political claims of the United States within broader notions of America. Contributors Birte Blascheck, J. Michael Dash, Paul Giles, Susan Gillman, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hsinya Huang, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Joseph Keith, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Craig Santos Perez, Brian Russell Roberts, John Carlos Rowe, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, Michelle Ann Stephens, Elaine Stratford, Etsuko Taketani, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Teresia Teaiwa, Lanny Thompson, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

This Sacred Earth

This Sacred Earth ebook ISBN: 9780415912334
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Number of Pages: 673 
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This is the first comprehensive survey of the critical connections between religion, nature and the environment. It includes writings from sacred texts and a broad spectrum of new eco-theological selections. Historical and contemporary selections from key authors and a multicultural range of sources make This Sacred Earth an invaluable teaching resource and a unique introduction to the theory and practice of religious environmentalism.

The Earth Around Us

The Earth Around Us ebook ISBN: 1466814438
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Jill Schneiderman
Number of Pages: 250 
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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed by Jill Schneiderman in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: - Earth's time and history and the place of people in it - Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth - Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines - Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States - Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil - Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system - Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences ebook ISBN: 0231538456
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: James Lawrence Powell
Number of Pages: 352 
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Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific—and sometimes religious—heresy. Nevertheless, after decades of rejection, scientists came to accept each theory. The stories behind these four discoveries reflect more than the fascinating push and pull of scientific work. They reveal the provocative nature of science and how it raises profound and sometimes uncomfortable truths as it advances. For example, counter to common sense, the Earth and the solar system are older than all of human existence; the interactions among the moving plates and the continents they carry account for nearly all of the Earth's surface features; and nearly every important feature of our solar system results from the chance collision of objects in space. Most surprising of all, we humans have altered the climate of an entire planet and now threaten the future of civilization. This absorbing scientific history is the only book to describe the evolution of these four ideas from heresy to truth, showing how science works in practice and how it inevitably corrects the mistakes of its practitioners. Scientists can be wrong, but they do not stay wrong. In the process, astonishing ideas are born, tested, and over time take root.

A to Z of Earth Scientists

A to Z of Earth Scientists ebook ISBN: 1438109199
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Alexander E. Gates
Number of Pages: 336 
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Profiles more than 150 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the study of earth science, including Don L. Anderson, Marie Luisa Crawford, Hans P. Eugster, Marshall Kay, and Manik Talwani.

This Is the American Earth

This Is the American Earth ebook ISBN: 9780821221822
Publisher: Ansel Adams
Author: Ansel Adams,Nancy Newhall
Number of Pages: 96 
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This is a very special Ansel Adams book with a limited availability. It contains 44 photographs of an ecological/ environmental nature by Ansel Adams as well as work by Eliot Porter, Philip Hyde, Edward Weston and Margaret Bourke-White.