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The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

William R Burch, Gary E Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This is a landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems. As the world faces ever more ... More


The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R Fogg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book changes the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world's population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of ... More


Prologue

James E. Cronin

in Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300151480
eISBN:
9780300210217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151480.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines how the United States and Great Britain shaped the world order after World War II by reconfiguring the framework of institutions through which it functions. It analyses the ... More


The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Kai Erikson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book is a masterful introduction to, and appreciation of, sociology as a window into our world. The culmination of a distinguished career, and a fascinating exploration into the nature of human ... More


Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms: A Philosophical Commentary

Thora Bayer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083316
eISBN:
9780300127171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083316.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book—a commentary on Ernst Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms—provides an introduction to the metaphysical views that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic form and human ... More


Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Paula Fredriksen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300225884
eISBN:
9780300231366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Often seen as the author of timeless Christian theology, Paul himself heatedly maintained that he lived and worked in history's closing hours. His letters propel his readers into two ancient worlds, ... More


Conclusion

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter talks about how the complexity of combining human and nonhuman elements presents an obvious challenge to one’s understanding and management of ecosystems. The usual solution ... More


The Individual and the Social

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter considers a second approach to the sociological perspective, which has to do with the effort to make clear that the social scene and the individual persons who compose it can be viewed ... More


Who Tells You Who You Are?

William Sloane Coffin Jr.

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how some people need money to tell them who they are. There are, of course, two ways to be rich: one is to have a lot of money; the other is to have few needs. As the second option ... More


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