Faith in Nature

Author: Thomas Dunlap
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295989815
Release Date: 2009-11-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The human impulse to religion--the drive to explain the world, humans, and humans� place in the universe � can be seen to encompass environmentalism as an offshoot of the secular, material faith in human reason and power that dominates modern society. Faith in Nature traces the history of environmentalism--and its moral thrust--from its roots in the Enlightenment and Romanticism through the Progressive Era to the present. Drawing astonishing parallels between religion and environmentalism, the book examines the passion of the movement�s adherents and enemies alike, its concern with the moral conduct of daily life, and its attempt to answer fundamental questions about the underlying order of the world and of humanity�s place within it. Thomas Dunlap is among the leading environmental historians and historians of science in the United States. Originally trained as a chemist, he has a rigorous understanding of science and appreciates its vital importance to environmental thought. But he is also a devout Catholic who believes that the insights of religious revelation need not necessarily be at odds with the insights of scientific investigation. This book grew from his own religious journey and his attempts to understand human ethical obligations and spiritual debts to the natural world. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2005

Inherited Land

Author: Whitney A. Bauman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630876241
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Religion

Religion and ecology has arrived. What was once a niche interest for a few academics concerned with environmental issues and a few environmentalists interested in religion has become an established academic field with classic texts, graduate programs, regular meetings at academic conferences, and growing interest from other academics and the mass media. Theologians, ethicists, sociologists, and other scholars are engaged in a broad dialogue about the ways religious studies can help understand and address environmental problems, including the sorts of methodological, terminological, and substantive debates that characterize any academic discourse. This book recognizes the field that has taken shape, reflects on the ways it is changing, and anticipates its development in the future. The essays offer analyses and reflections from emerging scholars of religion and ecology, each addressing her or his own specialty in light of two questions: (1) What have we inherited from the work that has come before us? and (2) What inquiries, concerns, and conversation partners should be central to the next generation of scholarship? The aim of this volume is not to lay out a single and clear path forward for the field. Rather, the authors critically reflect on the field from within, outline some of the major issues we face in the academy, and offer perspectives that will nurture continued dialogue.

Religion and Sustainability

Author: Lucas F. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317545002
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Religion

Sustainability is now key to international and national policy, manufacture and consumption. It is also central to many individuals who try to lead environmentally ethical lives. Historically, religion has been a significant part of many visions of sustainability. Pragmatically, the inclusion of religious values in conservation and development efforts has facilitated relationships between people with different value structures. Despite this, little attention has been paid to the interdependence of sustainability and religion, and no significant comparisons of religious and secular sustainability advocacy. Religion and Sustainability presents the first broad analysis of the spiritual dimensions of sustainability-oriented social movements. Exploring the similarities and differences between the conceptions of sustainability held by religious, interfaith and secular organizations, the book analyses how religious practice and discourse have impacted on political ideology and process.

The Environmental Moment

Author: David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295804743
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Nature

The Environmental Moment is a collection of documents that reveal the significance of the years 1968-1972 to the environmental movement in the United States. With material ranging from short pieces from the Whole Earth Catalog and articles from the Village Voice to lectures, posters, and government documents, the collection describes the period through the perspective of a diversity of participants, including activists, politicians, scientists, and average citizens. Included are the words of Rachel Carson, but also the National Review, Howard Zahniser on wilderness, Nathan Hare on the Black underclass. The chronological arrangement reveals the coincidence of a multitude of issues that rushed into public consciousness during a critical time in American history.

A Storied Wilderness

Author: James W. Feldman
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295802978
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: History

The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today�s wild landscapes. A Storied Wilderness traces the complex history of human interaction with the Apostle Islands. In the 1930s, resource extraction made it seem like the islands� natural beauty had been lost forever. But as the island forests regenerated, the ways that people used and valued the islands changed - human and natural processes together led to the rewilding of the Apostles. In 1970, the Apostles were included in the national park system and ultimately designated as the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature. The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics, when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frECwkA6oHs

DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism

Author: Thomas Dunlap
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295998954
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: Science

No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the famous �Fable for Tomorrow� from Silent Spring. Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.

On the Road Again

Author: William Wyckoff
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295986123
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

Wyckoff reveals Montana’s changing physical and cultural landscape by pairing photographs taken by state highway engineers in the 1920s and 1930s with photographs taken at the same sites today. The photo pairs and accompanying interpretive essays tell a vivid story of continuity and change.

Montana

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ISBN: UVA:X030053074
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Frontier and pioneer life


Mobile Architektur

Author: Robert Kronenburg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783764383237
Release Date: 2008-05-16
Genre: Architecture

Alle frühen Behausungen waren tragbar oder jederzeit erneuerbar, denn die Menschen lebten als Nomaden und zogen mit den wechselnden Jahreszeiten dorthin, wo die Lebensbedingungen zuträglicher waren. Die Rastlosigkeit der modernen Zeit wiederum findet in mobilen Strukturen ihren Ausdruck: das Nomadic Museum von Shigeru Ban in New York aus Schiffscontainern wurde viel diskutiert und Marc Fishers Konzertarchitektur für die Tourneen der Rolling Stones oder U2 war Ereignis im internationalen Feuilleton. Das Micro Compact Home von Richard Horden oder das Container Home Kit von LOT/EK sind Vorschläge für flexibles Wohnen. Auch in Extremsituationen wie in der Antarktis oder nach Naturkatastrophen werden mobile Strukturen eingesetzt. Der Ausstellungsbereich oder die Clubszene sind weitere typische Anwendungsbereiche für leichte, bewegliche Bauten. Gerade abbaubare, temporäre Strukturen erlauben das architektonische Experiment und können zu Prototypen werden. Dieses Buch diskutiert Vorläufer, Kontext und Technologie der portablen Architektur. Es dokumentiert – nach Anwendungsbereichen gegliedert – zahlreiche internationale Beispiele und gibt vielfältige Anregungen für die Entwurfspraxis.