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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U S Highway hidden from Florida bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown out tires Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South In language at once colloquial elegiac and informative Ray redeems two Souths Suffused with the same history haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature What sets Ecology of a Cracker Childhood apart is the ambitious and arresting mission implied in its title Heartfelt and refreshing The New York Times Book Review

Ecology and Environment

Introduction Climatic and Topographic Factors Edaphic Factors Soil Science Biotic Factor Ecological Adaptations Autecology of Species Population Structure and Dynamics Community Structure and Classification Community Dynamics Ecological Succession Ecosystem Structure and Function Habitat Ecology Degradation of Natural Resources and the Environmental Problems Energy Crisis and Non Conventional Sources Biodiversity and Wildlife of India and its Conservation Environment and Development India s Viewpoint Global Warming and Climate Change Air Pollution Water Pollution Radiation and Chemical Toxicology Bioremediation A Promising Environmental Technology for Pollution Cleanup Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment Environmental Education and Organisations Environmental Laws Practical Manual Glossary Index

Fundamentals of Ecology

The late Eugene Odum was a pioneer in systems ecology and is credited with bringing ecosystems into the mainstream public consciousness as well as into introductory college instruction FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY was first published in and was the vehicle Odum used to educate a wide audience about ecological science This Fifth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY is co authored by Odum s protege Gary Barrett and represents the last academic text Odum produced The text retains its classic holistic approach to ecosystem science but incorporates and integrates an evolutionary approach as well In keeping with a greater temporal spatial approach to ecology new chapters in landscape ecology regional ecology and global ecology have been added building on the levels of organization hierarchy Also a final chapter entitled Statistical Thinking for Students of Ecology provides a quantitative synthesis to the field of statistics Contemporary and engaging this text brings clarity and specificity to the study of ecology in the twenty first century

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism

b This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author br b br Mary Daly s New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing i Gyn Ecology i and reveals the autobiographical context of this Thunderbolt of Rage that she first hurled against the patriarchs in and no hurls again in the Re Surging Movement of Radical Feminism in the Be Dazzling Nineties br br Theologian philosopher Daly The Church amp the nd Sex Rev Beyond God the Father has written an extremist book on the edge of a culture that is killing itself Conceived as a radical feminist Voyage of woman becoming herself it s made up of three Passages The st denounces the reversals amp deceptions mind pollution of patriarchal disciplines including Godfather theology amp exuberantly sets out to discover the true Croneology behind that male mystification The nd the most somber part of the Journey analyzes Goddess murder and the murder of the Goddess in every woman thru the Sado Rituals of five specific historic atrocities Indian suttee Chinese footbinding African genital mutilation European witchburning amp American gynecology amp psychotherapy gynecology of the mind practiced by the rapists Following this exorcism the Voyager moves in the rd Passage to the Otherworld of lesbian feminist Spinsters who successfully scorn patriarchal intimidation Spooking stir the fire of female friendship Sparking amp after a rip roaring Unraveling gotterdammerung joyously spin on as Revolting Hags En route Daly purposefully busts out of some traditional male forms amp language Altho the word work of the living verbing writer sometimes gets in the way weigh of flashing in sights a painstaking indictment of scholarly erasure of historic events amp some bone chilling facts of women s story Daly s excursion is bound to inspire Spinsters Spider Women everywhere amp to leave just about everyone else haggard amp in fury ated Kirkus edited

The Three Ecologies

Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical approach must be found which respects the differences between all living systems br b This edition includes a chronology of Guattari s life and work introductions to both his general philosophy and to the work itself and extended notes to the original text b

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much needed spiritual response to it Perspectives from Buddhism Sufism Christianity and Native American beliefs as well as physics deep psychology and other environmental disciplines make this a well rounded contribution The complete list of contributors are Oren Lyons Thomas Berry Thich Nhat Hanh Chief Tamale Bwoya Joanna Macy Sandra Ingerman Richard Rohr Wendell Berry Mary Evelyn Tucker Sister Miriam MacGillis Satish Kumar Vandana Shiva Pir Zia Inayat Kahn Winona LaDuke John Stanley John Newall Bill Plotkin Geneen Marie Haugen Jules Cashford and Llewellyn Vaughan Lee

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution

In this tour de force of scholarship and vision Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains From the emergence of mind he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity what they mean how they impact gender issues psychotherapy ecological concerns and various liberation movements and how the modern and postmodern world conceive of Spirit This second edition features forty pages of new material new diagrams and extensively revised notes

Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change

Design for the Real World has since its first appearance twenty five years ago become a classic Translated into twenty three languages it is one of the world s most widely read books on design In this edition Victor Papanek examines the attempts by designers to combat the tawdry the unsafe the frivolous the useless product once again providing a blueprint for sensible responsible design in this world which is deficient in resources and energy

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development

Vandana Shiva is one of the world s most prominent radical scientists In Staying Alive she defines the links between ecological crises colonialism and the oppression of women It is a scholarly and polemical plea for the rediscovery of the feminine principle in human interaction with the natural world not as a gender based quality rather an organizing principle a way of seeing the world the Guardian br br In this pioneering work Vandana Shiva looks at the history of development and progress stripping away the neutral language of science to reveal third world development policy as the global twin of the industrial revolution br br As Shiva makes clear the way this development paradigm is being implemented through violence against nature and women threatens survival itself She focuses on how rural Indian women experience and perceive the causes and effects of ecological destruction and how they conceive of and initiate processes to stop the destruction and begin regeneration As the world continues to follow destructive paths of development Shiva s Staying Alive is a fiercely relevant book that positions women not solely as survivors of the crisis but as the source of crucial insights and visions to guide our struggle br br Vandana Shiva is the author of many books including Staying Alive Earth Democracy and Soil Not Oil She is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization IFG and the Slow Food movement

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

The very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human With this succinct formulation Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work i The Ecology of Freedom i An engaging and extremely readable book of breathtaking scope its inspired synthesis of ecology anthropology and political theory traces our conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today s globalized capitalism constantly pointing the way to a sane sustainable ecological future br br b Murray Bookchin b cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology has been an active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than years The author of numerous books and articles he lives in Burlington Vermont br br b In Oakland California on March a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses Please consider visiting the AK Press website to learn more about the fundraiser to help them and their neighbors b br br br br

Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature

Progress requires the conquest of nature Or does it This startling new account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and in the process outlines a more rational approach to the current environmental crisis br br Marx it is often assumed cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces John Bellamy Foster examines Marx s neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology philosophical naturalism and evolutionary theory He shows that Marx known as a powerful critic of capitalist society was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature br br b Marx s Ecology b covers many other thinkers including Epicurus Charles Darwin Thomas Malthus Ludwig Feuerbach P J Proudhon and William Paley br br By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society b Marx s Ecology b challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement pointing toward a method that offers more lasting and sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis

Elements of Ecology

The newly revised Sixth Edition of Elements of Ecology maintains its engaging reader friendly style as it explains the basic principles of ecology The text is updated to include new chapters on current ecological topics metapopulations and conservation ecology new part introductions to connect the subfields of ecology and new in text features to encourage students to interpret the ecological data research and models used throughout the text Abundant accessible examples illustrate and clarify the text s emphasis on understanding ecological patterns within an evolutionary framework Additionally the text employs new study questions requiring students to make connections and apply their knowledge The expanded companion website includes GRAPHit MODELit and QUANTIFYit new quantitative exercises to help students further master and apply math skills

Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity as well as its more traditional modes of residential and commercial building His construct of four ecologies examined the ways Angelenos relate to the beach the freeways the flatlands and the foothills Banham delighted in this mobile city and identified it as an exemplar of the posturban future


Offering a balance of subject matter emphasis clearly presented concepts and engaging examples this book aims to help students gain a better understanding of ecology Emphasis is placed on connections in nature the importance of ecology to environmental health and services and links to evolution

The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species

A fine comprehensive survey of the ecology and habits of the wolf his food habitat hunting mating social behavior and much more Written in non technical language the book sets down just about everything that we know about this beautiful and propaganda aside shy animal who authorities agree has never in this country attacked a man The New York Times Book Review

Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things

In i Vibrant Matter i the political theorist Jane Bennett renowned for her work on nature ethics and affect shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events Toward that end she theorizes a vital materiality that runs through and across bodies both human and nonhuman Bennett explores how political analyses of public events might change were we to acknowledge that agency always emerges as the i i effect of ad hoc configurations of human and nonhuman forces She suggests that recognizing that agency is distributed this way and is not solely the province of humans might spur the cultivation of a more responsible ecologically sound politics a politics less devoted to blaming and condemning individuals than to discerning the web of forces affecting situations and events Bennett examines the political and theoretical implications of vital materialism through extended discussions of commonplace things and physical phenomena including stem cells fish oils electricity metal and trash She reflects on the vital power of material formations such as landfills which generate lively streams of chemicals and omega fatty acids which can transform brain chemistry and mood Along the way she engages with the concepts and claims of Spinoza Nietzsche Thoreau Darwin Adorno and Deleuze disclosing a long history of thinking about vibrant matter in Western philosophy including attempts by Kant Bergson and the embryologist Hans Driesch to name the vital force inherent in material forms Bennett concludes by sketching the contours of a green materialist ecophilosophy

Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology

Gregory Bateson was a philosopher anthropologist photographer naturalist and poet as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead With a new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson this classic anthology of his major work will continue to delight and inform generations of readers br br This collection amounts to a retrospective exhibition of a working life Bateson has come to this position during a career that carried him not only into anthropology for which he was first trained but into psychiatry genetics and communication theory He examines the nature of the mind seeing it not as a nebulous something somehow lodged somewhere in the body of each man but as a network of interactions relating the individual with his society and his species and with the universe at large D W Harding i New York Review of Books i br br Bateson s view of the world of science of culture and of man is vast and challenging His efforts at synthesis are tantalizingly and cryptically suggestive This is a book we should all read and ponder Roger Keesing i American Anthropologist i br br


As we survey the effects of modernism environmental destruction the net consumption of irreplaceable natural resources the ever widening gulf between first and third worlds we are forced to grapple with the consequences of the domination of nature by human beings The readings gathered here join these issues with critical theory to examine the ongoing struggle to rediscover the nature within human beings and to reconnect it with external nature br br Starting with an examination of the use of modernist thought as legitimation for the domination of nature the collection progresses on a broad front It examines how first world economies create third world dependency the connections between poverty and population how basic needs could be fulfilled in a green sustainable economy the debate among deep social and socialist ecologists over the new ecological worldview ecofeminism and the liberation of both women and nature environmental justice for minorities and third world peoples the need for new spiritual relations between people and nature and a new postmodern science that offers people a partnership with nature The conclusion presents the Principles of Environmental Justice adopted by the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit br br Each essay stands on its own as a contribution to the ecological debate but the cumulative effect is clearly to ask how critical theorists current environmental philosophers and scientists propose to liberate both human beings and nature

Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered

Practicing is simple Nothing forced nothing violent just settling into our place Deep ecology a term originated in by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess is emerging as a way to develop harmony between individuals communities and nature DEEP ECOLOGY the term and the book unfolds the path to living a simple rich life and shows how to participate in major environmental issues in a positive and creative manner br

Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Wolves are some of the world s most charismatic and controversial animals capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike Highly intelligent and adaptable they hunt and play together in close knit packs sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years thanks to legal protection changing human attitudes and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America br br As wolf populations have rebounded scientific studies of them have also flourished But there hasn t been a systematic comprehensive overview of wolf biology since In i Wolves i many of the world s leading wolf experts provide state of the art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology behavior communication feeding habits and hunting techniques population dynamics physiology and pathology molecular genetics evolution and taxonomy interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes reintroduction interactions with humans and conservation and recovery efforts The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world from the United States and Canada to Italy Romania Saudi Arabia Israel India and Mongolia i Wolves i is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos line drawings maps and fifty color plates br br Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness i Wolves i will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike br br An excellent compilation of current knowledge with contributions from all the main players in wolf research It is designed for a wide readership and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come Stephen Harris i New Scientist br i br This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves Stephen Mills i BBC Wildlife Magazine br i br br

The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity

If you re experiencing discomfort fatigue or other symptoms that won t go away no matter what you do or how many doctors you see chances are you re one of the millions unknowingly suffering from a systemic fungal yeast infection the hidden invader The result of an imbalance starting in your internal ecosystem this can be a key factor in headaches joint and muscle pain depression cancer food allergies digestive problems autism and other immune related disorders br br The Body Ecology Diet reveals how to restore and maintain the inner ecology your body needs to function properly and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living Tens of thousands of people have already benefited from the Body Ecology way of life Donna Gates shows you step by step how to eat your way to better health and well being deliciously easily and inexpensively br br In this book you will learn how to use seven basic universal principles as tools to gain mastery over every health challenge you may encounter focus on your inner ecology to create ideal digestive balance conquer cravings with strategies for satisfying snacking and for dining away from home and plan meals with dozens of delectable recipes an array of menus and detailed shopping lists

Community Ecology

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An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

The third edition of this successful textbook looks again at the influence of natural selection on behavior an animal s struggle to survive by exploiting resources avoiding predators and maximizing reproductive success In this edition new examples are introduced throughout many illustrated with full color photographs In addition important new topics are added including the latest techniques of comparative analysis the theory and application of DNA fingerprinting techniques extensive new discussion on brood parasite host coevolution the latest ideas on sexual selection in relation to disease resistance and a new section on the intentionality of communication Written in the lucid style for which these two authors are renowned the text is enhanced by boxed sections illustrating important concepts and new marginal notes that guide the reader through the text This book will be essential reading for students taking courses in behavioral ecology br br The leading introductory text from the two most prominent workers in the field br br Second colour in the text br br New section of four colour plates br br Boxed sections to ilustrate difficult and important points br br New larger format with marginal notes to guide the reader through the text br br Selected further reading at the end of each chapter