Tropical Rainforest

Author: Arnold Newman
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 0816039739
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

Describes the rainforest ecology and examines how rainforests are threatened by humans, and what can be done to preserve this resource.

Globalization and International Law

Author: D. Bederman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230612891
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.

Eighth Day Genesis

Author: Sabrina Klein
Publisher: Alliteration Ink
ISBN: 9780985825409
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Reference

"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.[4] of cover.

The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001

Author: Ed 3rd
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1857430891
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

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.

Entangled Edens

Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520226425
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

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.

Liberty Means Freedom for All

Author: Steven H. Propp
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475958713
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Fiction

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

Rainforest Organizations

Author: Steve Shipp
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 0786403810
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Science

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.

Alternatives

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012650666
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Developing countries


Brazil

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822023425655
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Travel

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.

The Book Buyer s Advisor

Author: Americal Library Association's Booklist Magazine
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: UOM:39015019594681
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Best books