Changes In The Land

Changes In The Land

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Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Cronon
Publisher : Hill and Wang
Release : 2011-04-01
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781429928281


Changes In The Land Revised Edition

Changes In The Land Revised Edition

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[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Cronon
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2003-09
File : 257 Pages
ISBN : 9780809016341


Changes In The Land

Changes In The Land

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This book offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance.

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Genre : Human beings
Author by : William Cronon
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1983
File : 241 Pages
ISBN : 9780809034055


Highway Of Tears

Highway Of Tears

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A searing and revelatory account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and an indictment of the society that failed them. For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The highway is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women and girls are over-policed, yet under-protected. Through interviews with those closest to the victims—mothers and fathers, siblings and friends—McDiarmid offers an intimate, first-hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to 4,000—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in this country. Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.

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Genre : True Crime
Author by : Jessica McDiarmid
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2019-09-24
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780385687584


Land Use Environment And Social Change

Land Use Environment And Social Change

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Whidbey and Camano, two of the largest of the numerous beautiful islands dotting Puget Sound, together form the major part of Island Country. Taking this county as a case study and following its history from Indian times to the present, Richard White explores the complex relationship between human induced environmental change and social change. This new edition of his classic study includes a new preface by the author and a foreword by William Cronon.

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard White
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2000-12-01
File : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780295980546


Foundations Of The Earth

Foundations Of The Earth

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"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

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Genre : Science
Author by : H.H. Shugart
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2014-07-08
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780231537698


Changes In Land Use And Land Cover

Changes In Land Use And Land Cover

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This book analyses the impact of human activities on the Earth's surface and environment.

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Genre : Science
Author by : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Office for interdiscip
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-09-15
File : 537 Pages
ISBN : 0521470854


Land Use And Land Cover Change

Land Use And Land Cover Change

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This book presents recent estimates on the rate of change of major land classes. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. The book offers innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction. Conclusions are also drawn about the most pressing implications for the design of appropriate intervention policies.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Eric F. Lambin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-01-08
File : 222 Pages
ISBN : 9783540322023


How The Indians Lost Their Land

How The Indians Lost Their Land

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Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. How did Indians actually lose their land? Stuart Banner argues that neither simple coercion nor simple consent reflects the complicated legal history of land transfers. Instead, time, place, and the balance of power between Indians and settlers decided the outcome of land struggles.

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Genre : History
Author by : Stuart BANNER
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780674020535


Examining International Land Use Policies Changes And Conflicts

Examining International Land Use Policies Changes And Conflicts

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Though conflicts continue to arise over land use and land cover changes, the conversion of forest land to cropland or other land uses such as housing and urban development have been on the rise in recent years. Decisions regarding land use and land cover influence climate change as well as various natural processes. While proper changes can minimize the effects and speed of climatic changes, the continued adverse changes may be accelerating the deterioration of the world’s condition. Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts presents the latest research on the present status of land use and land cover changes throughout the world in order to determine appropriate land use policies that can protect earth’s present and future condition. The findings of the studies investigate the conflicts behind the land tenure and land uses in different countries of the world and examines existing policies and the reasons behind changes in them. Ultimately, the book provides readers with knowledge on how land can be managed in a sustained manner, how landscape models are helpful for predicting and determining future land uses, how land can be managed with the best architectural measures, and how urban forestry is helpful for better environmental management and adapting or mitigating climate change effects. Land users, agriculturalists, urban planners, policymakers, government officials, researchers, academicians, and students looking to improve their understanding of this topic for better use of land in the future will find this book to be an asset to their current research.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Hasnat, G. N. Tanjina
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-11-06
File : 439 Pages
ISBN : 9781799843733