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Introduction: Landscape and Lyric

Elaine T. James

in Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190619015
eISBN:
9780190619046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619015.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite the Song of Songs’ apparent and vested interest in the natural world, it has received little scholarly attention from this perspective. This chapter calls attention to the prominent role of ... More


Hong Kong’s Artificial Anti-Archipelago and the Unnaturing of the Natural

Andrew Toland

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines a proposal made by Hong Kong tycoon Gordon Wu to construct an artificial island in Hong Kong’s territorial waters in the late 1980s. His scheme has echoes in the Hong Kong ... More


Lucky or Special?

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 9 sums up the cumulative evidence from preceding chapters and addresses (without resolution) the underlying question of how to interpret the existence of a universe so finely tuned. The ... More


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