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The Amazon in Transition: The Challenge of Transforming the World’s Largest Tropical Forest Biome into a Sustainable Social-Ecological System

Toby Gardner

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Amazon is a major biome for helping to stabilize the water and temperature of its region and possibly even the whole planet. But increasingly it is subject to droughts leading to the possibility ... More


Adventures in the Global Amazon

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 1, explores how a sense of globally connected places develops from innovative aesthetic techniques in two works that focus on the Amazon rainforest as an icon of ... More


Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to this ethnography, the Matsigenka ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Timothy Wickham-Crowley

Susan Eva Eckstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to the book's ethnography, the ... More


Dealing with our Climate

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

We’re standing by the observatory at the top of the Telegrafenberg (Telegraph Hill) in the German city of Potsdam. The neoclassical building towers over its surroundings. The hill is situated in ... More


The Future of Fire

Andrew C. Scott

in Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198734840
eISBN:
9780191916847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198734840.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

I only encountered the term ‘wildland–urban interface’ a few years ago. It describes situations or physical boundaries where human urban populations and infrastructure impinge on wild vegetated ... More


Arresting carbon dioxide emissions: why and how?

David Vincent

in Energy... beyond oil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209965
eISBN:
9780191917363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209965.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

This chapter sets the scene for future chapters covering a range of low carbon technologies from renewables through to nuclear. It reviews how the evidence base for climate change is building up, ... More


Righteousness, Uncertainty, and the Point of No Return

Peter Thomson

in Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195170511
eISBN:
9780197562208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170511.003.0026
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Life in Russia is littered with small humiliations and labyrinthine obstacles to everyday tasks, and seems to have always been. And when you notice this, which is pretty much right away, you begin ... More


Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Robert L. Nadeau

in Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the dream of earth, Thomas Berry makes the following comment about the environmental crisis: “It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble now because we do not have a good story. We are in ... More


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