Author: D. Bederman
Release Date: 2008-06-23
Genre: Political Science
This volume develops a set of provocative themes: globalization is not new; it is neither legally inevitable nor irreversible; and international legal systems and institutions can assert only a special and limited influence on globalizing developments.
"Featuring Maurice Broaddus, Tim Waggoner, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Donald J. Bingle, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and fifteen more authors, this collection of essays cover topics from crafting believable ecosystems, creatures, and legal systems to the ways you can best share your world with your audience."--P. of cover.
This completely revised and updated third edition supplies comprehensi ve coverage of the field of environmental affairs, reflecting the cont inued interest in environmental issues, the increased importance place d on protecting the environment and the demand for reliable data on th e subject.
Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2002
A tour of the Amazon discusses the region through its stories and how it has been impacted by widely different groups, from the conquistadors to corporations, explaining why an understanding of its history is a vital part of the Amazon's conservation.
Author: Steven H. Propp
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Thomas Anderson has just graduated from CSU Stentoria, with his degree in Political Science. It's an election year, and as a young progressive in California who has been raised by equally progressive parents, he is very much concerned with the political issues currently being discussed in the mass media. A chance encounter with a fellow graduate named Kelly Kelso, however, shakes up his sett led view of the world. He is challenged to examine the rising number of alternatives to the two-party system presented by third party movements such as the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, and is forced to acknowledge that there is far more to politics than simply Democrat versus Republican, and liberal versus conservative. Thomas delves energetically into not only the growing Libertarian movement, but the free market perspective of the Austrian School of economics, as well as the rigid yet compelling view of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. His explorations grow wider, now encompassing the Tea Party movement and the Christi an Right; tax resisters and gun rights advocates; survivalists and militia members; anarchists, communists, and Democratic Socialists; as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement. He debates the radical environmental views of animal welfare and animal rights advocates, and challenges opponents of corporate globalism as well as deniers of global warming, as he struggles to reformulate and articulate his own developing beliefs, while coping with a sea of conflicting ideas and opposition. But this abstract political theory is brought into sharp encounter with concrete political reality, when Thomas hears a news report of an armed conflict with authorities taking place just outside of town, involving someone with whom he has become emotionally involved
Rainforests -- home to more than half of all plant and animal species on earth while covering less than six percent of the world's land area -- have intricate ecosystems with multitudes of animal and plant species, including humans. Yet deforestation of the rainforests has greatly increased in the past half century. Ten thousand years ago rainforests covered an estimated 9. 5 million square miles, but as millions of trees are lost daily to agricultural and commercial development, scientific studies project the reduction of rainforests to six million square miles by the year 2000 and 3. 5 million square miles by 2050. Numerous scientific, political, conservationist, public-information and other organizations have been formed to address every aspect of rainforests; over 120 worldwide can be found in this directory. Each entry lists the address, phone number, contact person, e-mail or Internet address, (if available), mission statement or goals, publications, and often the group's history and current projects. All listed agencies and organizations readily accept queries for information about rainforests, and most invite participation in their activities and projects.
Offering complete and reliable information for independent travelers on accommodation options for every budget, suggested itineraries, comprehensive health advice and safety tips, plus asides on history, legends, food, fashion, pop culture, sports, and more, this guide is the perfect companion for any traveler's trip to Brazil. 120 detailed maps. in color.