The Immense Journey

An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature
Author: Loren Eiseley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307801934
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.

Dragon Teeth – Wie alles begann

Roman
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641233909
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Der Ursprung von Jurassic Park Wyoming, 1875: So wie die Erde unter den donnernden Büffelherden des noch wilden Westens bebt, wird die Welt von der Entdeckung einer noch größeren, viel älteren Naturgewalt erschüttert. Fossile Funde belegen: Einst müssen riesige Urzeitwesen die Erde bevölkert haben - die Dinosaurier. Damit rückt ein wenig beachteter, aber revolutionärer Wissenschaftszweig, die Paläontologie, ins Licht der Öffentlichkeit. Der Roman Dragon Teeth aus dem Nachlass von Michael Crichton, entstanden 1974, darf als einer der ersten Wissenschaftsthriller dieses Ausnahmeautors und Schöpfers von Jurassic Park gelten. Wie alles begann? Mit der legendären lebenslangen Rivalität zweier Wissenschaftler, Charles Marsh und Edward Drinker Cope, die in den 1890er-Jahren danach trachteten, den alleinigen Ruhm für die bedeutsamen Entdeckungen von Dinosaurierfossilien einzuheimsen. Nach dieser wahren Geschichte ersann Crichton einen rasanten Thriller um Gier, Obsession und den Anfang einer neuen Zeit.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology


Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195178726
Category: Nature
Page: 662
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Ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore

Dark Green Religion

Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future
Author: Bron Raymond Taylor
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520237757
Category: Religion
Page: 338
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"A love of green may be a human universal. Deepening the palette of green scholarship, Bron Taylor proves remarkably to be both an encyclopedist and a visionary."--Jonathan Benthall, author of Returning to Religion: Why a Secular Age is Haunted by Faith "This important book provides insight into how a profound sense of relation to nature offers many in the modern world a vehicle for attaining a spiritual wholeness akin to what has been historically associated with established religion. In this sense, Dark Green Religion offers both understanding and hope for a world struggling for meaning and purpose beyond the isolation of the material here and now."--Stephen Kellert, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies "In this thought-provoking volume, Bron Taylor explores the seemingly boundless efforts by human beings to understand the nature of life and our place in the universe. Examining in depth the ways in which influential philosophers and naturalists have viewed this relationship, Taylor contributes to the further development of thought in this critically important area, where our depth of understanding will play a critical role in our survival."--Peter H. Raven, President, Missouri Botanical Garden "Carefully researched, strongly argued, originally conceived, and very well executed, this book is a vital contribution on a subject of immense religious, political, and environmental importance. It's also a great read."--Roger S. Gottlieb, author of A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future "A fascinating analysis of our emotional and spiritual relationship to nature. Whether you call it dark green religion or something else, Bron Taylor takes us through our spiritual relationship with our planet, its ecosystems and evolution, in an enlightened and completely undogmatic manner."--Dr. Claude Martin, Former Director General, World Wildlife Fund "An excellent collection of guideposts for perplexed students and scholars about the relationships of nature religions, spirituality, animism, pantheism, deep ecology, Gaia, and land ethics--and for the environmentalist seeking to make the world a better place through green religion as a social force."--Fikret Berkes, author of Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management "Dark Green Religion shows conclusively how nature has inspired a growing religious movement on the planet, contesting the long reign of many older faiths. Taylor expertly guides us through an astonishing array of thinkers, past and present, who have embraced, in part or whole, the new religion. I was thoroughly convinced that this movement has indeed become a major force on Earth, with great potential consequences for our environmental ethics."--Donald Worster, University of Kansas "In this exceptionally interesting and informative book, Bron Taylor has harvested the fruits of years of pioneering research in what amounts to a new field in religious studies: the study of how religious/spiritual themes show up in the work of people concerned about nature in many diverse ways. Taylor persuasively argues that appreciation of nature's sacred or spiritual dimension both informs and motivates the work of individuals ranging from radical environmentalists and surfers, to eco-tourism leaders and museum curators. I highly recommend this book for everyone interested learning more about the surprising extent to which religious/spiritual influences many of those who work to protect, to exhibit, or to represent the natural world."--Michael E. Zimmerman, Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West


Author: Nicolas S. Witschi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444396587
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 576
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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies

An Uncertain Certainty

Snapshots in a Journey from "Either-Or" to "Both-And" in Christian Ministry
Author: Graham Buxton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874655
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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Many people in Christian ministry are tired of simplistic certainties; what they need is permission to live with uncertainty, with mystery, ambiguity, and paradox. Because we live in a world that is far removed from the modernist version of reality, with its rational, clinical, and superficial presentation of life, we need the courage and wisdom to embrace the presence of uncertainties in the midst of certainty. In this book, the author offers snapshots of a number of central Christian topics--God, the gospel, the church, salvation, ministry--inviting us to treat them as features of a landscape to explore rather than a set of propositional statements to sign up to. Each chapter--short enough to provoke interest and curiosity--will be a catalyst for deeper reflection and enquiry, inviting us to discover a new freedom in ministry as we embrace a more generous "both-and" perspective in place of a more narrow "either-or" interpretation of the Christian faith. In the process, we may find ourselves rediscovering "the Life we have lost in living" as we imaginatively participate in the life, ministry, and mystery of the triune God of grace in our midst.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Ascent to Freedom

Practical and Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law
Author: Glen T. Martin
Publisher: Inst for Economic Democracy
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 500
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Ascent to Freedom develops a philosophical framework for democratic world law by drawing on the scientific revolutions of the twentieth century, the history of philosophy of law, and contemporary discussions of law, democracy, and human rights. It traces the history of the philosophy of law from ancient times to the present, showing the progressive development of democratic thought that culminates in the imperative for global democracy. It examines the legitimacy of the dominant institutions in the contemporary world (monopoly capitalism and the nation-state system) and points beyond these destructive, fragmenting institutions to a holistic approach for human affairs. It concludes by developing the parameters and the likely consequences of a conversion to democratic world law for protecting the environment and human rights as well as creating a world system of peace and prosperity for everyone on Earth. Ascent to Freedom lays out both the practical and conceptual foundations for a transformed world order that can deal directly with our multiple global crises while creating peace and prosperity on Earth.

"The True Bones of My Life"

Essays on the Fiction of Jim Harrison
Author: Patrick A. Smith
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Michigan
Page: 246
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur


Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641195500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Tender Fires

The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality
Author: Fran Ferder,John Heagle
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 267
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What do a nun and a priest know about sex? The authors share the stories of hundreds of people who feel they have compromised their faith by living what is in their hearts.

The stewardship of life in the kingdom of death


Author: Douglas John Hall
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
ISBN: 9780802803542
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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This study forcefully sets forth the church's crucial mission of stewardship in our world today. Hall outlines a biblical view of what it means to be partners in God's covenant of life in the context of a darkening kingdom of death.

The New Consciousness in Science and Religion


Author: Harold Kistler Schilling
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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The Quest for Executive Effectiveness

Turning Vision Inside-out, Charismatic-participatory Leadership
Author: Ann M. O'Roark
Publisher: Symposium Publishing
ISBN: 9781577330585
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 351
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Curiosity - Anxiety - Anger. Successful executives experience, work with, and harness the power of all of these vital emotions. The Quest for Executive Effectiveness invites you to become the executive champion who: filters computerloads of knowledge and comes up with and integrated perspective, weaves the threads of control and openness, partners technical production and "hopeful" thinking, is mindful of work goals and ethics, has the invitational power to achieve a vision through motivation and action, and is a charismatic and transformational leader. Part One is about setting priorities. Part Two is about what happens along the way toward the vision, and Part Three recognizes the organization as a field-of-potential for leadership impact - both positive and negative.

Bulletin


Author: Garden Club of America
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
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The Geographical Magazine


Author: Michael Huxley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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The land's wild music

encounters with Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, & James Galvin
Author: Mark Tredinnick
Publisher: Trinity Univ Pr
ISBN: 9781595340177
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 338
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"A lyric reflection on the nature of landscape and its power to shape the lives and syntax of men and women. Examines the work of American writers Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, and James Galvin, looking at how their landscapes--the Cascades, Long Island, the Colorado Plateau, and the high prairies of the Rocky Mountains--have shaped them"--Provided by publisher.

Saturday Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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American Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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