Modern Nature

Author: Lynn K. Nyhart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226610926

Category: Science

Page: 440

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In Modern Nature,Lynn K. Nyhart traces the emergence of a “biological perspective” in late nineteenth-century Germany that emphasized the dynamic relationships among organisms, and between organisms and their environment. Examining this approach to nature in light of Germany’s fraught urbanization and industrialization, as well the opportunities presented by new and reforming institutions, she argues that rapid social change drew attention to the role of social relationships and physical environments in rendering a society—and nature—whole, functional, and healthy. This quintessentially modern view of nature, Nyhart shows, stood in stark contrast to the standard naturalist’s orientation toward classification. While this new biological perspective would eventually grow into the academic discipline of ecology, Modern Nature locates its roots outside the universities, in a vibrant realm of populist natural history inhabited by taxidermists and zookeepers, schoolteachers and museum reformers, amateur enthusiasts and nature protectionists. Probing the populist beginnings of animal ecology in Germany, Nyhart unites the history of popular natural history with that of elite science in a new way. In doing so, she brings to light a major orientation in late nineteenth-century biology that has long been eclipsed by Darwinism.

Modern Nature

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612331157

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This book presents ten essays about environmental communication. Chapter one introduces the concept of environmental communication and the ways in which it was conceived, imagined, and developed as a form of interdisciplinary enquiry. Chapter two explores the concept of green communication and education for the sustainable development movement. Chapter three is concerned with one of the major underlying socio-cultural influences of the human/nature divide: that of anthropomorphic or anthropogenic reasoning. Chapter four takes an ecological view of economics and develops an argument for the place of economic intangibles in the modern political economy. Chapters five and six explore specialist aspects of environmental communication practices: Chapter five is concerned with the contexts of psychologists' client and practitioner relationships, and chapter six with the communication domain of the expert courtroom witness. Chapter seven is concerned with exploring the phenomenon of 'social presence' within virtual environments. Chapters eight, nine and ten explore communication practices that are essential within the workplace and organizational environment: Chapter eight frames issues involving understanding ambiguity toleration in business communication; chapter nine explores leadership, management and self-esteem in the organizational communication context; and chapter ten discusses the environmental communication contexts of decision-making and organizational trust. The author has written this book for both general and specialist audiences, for students and teachers of environmental communication, and anyone with an interest in the prevalent concerns of 'modern nature' - the current orientation and practices of human communication in natural, virtual and professional spheres. It will also interest students and teachers of workplace organizations, including non-governmental organizations and business practitioners.

Modern Nature

Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Read this meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness, which is also a powerful account of his life as an HIV positive man in the 1980s. In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barren coast of Dungeness. Facing an uncertain future, he nevertheless found solace in nature, growing all manner of plants. While some perished beneath wind and sea-spray others flourished, creating brilliant, unexpected beauty in the wilderness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by Jarman on his own life: his childhood, his time as a young gay man in the 1960s, his renowned career as an artist, writer and film-maker. It is at once a lament for a lost generation, an unabashed celebration of gay sexuality, and a devotion to all that is living. 'An essential - urgent - book for the 21st Century' Hans Ulrich Obrist This new edition features an introduction from Olivia Laing, the author of Crudo

Modern British Nature Writing, 1789–2020

Author: Will Abberley,Christina Alt,David Higgins,Graham Huggan,Pippa Marland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107191327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Why do we speak so much of nature today when there is so little of it left? Prompted by this question, this study offers the first full-length exploration of modern British nature writing, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on non-fictional prose writing, the book supplies new readings of classic texts by Romantic, Victorian and Contemporary authors, situating these within the context of an enduringly popular genre. Nature writing is still widely considered fundamentally celebratory or escapist, yet it is also very much in tune with the conflicts of a natural world under threat. The book's four authors connect these conflicts to the triple historical crisis of the environment; of representation; and of modern dissociated sensibility. This book offers an informed critical approach to modern British nature writing for specialist readers, as well as a valuable guide for general readers concerned by an increasingly diminished natural world.

Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

Author: Sarah Lowndes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351777874

Category: Art

Page: 234

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This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris Burden, detailing their connections to the cities they had left behind (New York, London, Los Angeles). Sarah Lowndes also examines how the rise of digital technologies has made it more possible for artists to live and work outside the major art centers, especially given the rising cost of living in London, Berlin, and New York, focusing on three peripheral creative centers: the seaside town of Hastings, England, the midsized metro of Leipzig, Germany, and post-industrial Detroit, USA.

The Nature of the State

Author: Mark Whitehead,Rhys Jones,Martin Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199271895

Category: Nature

Page: 234

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The complex relationships between the state and nature remain under-theorized and relatively unexplored. Combining original research and theoretical insights The Nature of the State challenges the ways in which social scientists approach questions of socio-environmental power and offers new insights into the history of state-nature relations.

Crypt & N/W Security

Author: Kahate

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070648234

Category: Computer networks

Page: 792

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Security being one of the main concerns of any organization, this title clearly explains the concepts behind Cryptography and the principles employed behind Network Security. The text steers clear of complex mathematical treatment and presents the concepts involved through easy-to-follow examples and schematic diagrams. This text can very well serve as a main text for students pursuing CSE or IT streams.

People and Places of Nature and Culture

Author: Rodney James Giblett

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504017

Category: Nature

Page: 278

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Argues for an extension of an ethics and practice of landcare beyond the conservation of special places. Develops a new ecology, based on reference to a wide range of British, American, and Australian people and places of nature and culture.

Early Modern Ecostudies

Author: I. Kamps,K. Raber,Thomas Hallock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230617948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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The essays in this volume interrogate the unique and often problematic relationship between early modern cultural studies and ecocriticism, providing theoretical insights and models for a future practice that successfully wed the two disciplines.

The Nature of the Beasts

Author: Ian Jared Miller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271866

Category: History

Page: 322

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It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped JapanÕs emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institutionÑat once museum, laboratory, and prisonÑof the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of JapanÕs first modern zoo, TokyoÕs Ueno Imperial Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882, Ian Jared Miller offers a refreshingly unconventional narrative of JapanÕs rapid modernization and changing relationship with the natural world. As the first zoological garden in the world not built under the sway of a Western imperial regime, the Ueno Zoo served not only as a staple attraction in the nationÕs capitalÑan institutional marker of national accomplishmentÑbut also as a site for the propagation of a new ÒnaturalÓ order that was scientifically verifiable and evolutionarily foreordained. As the Japanese empire grew, Ueno became one of the primary sites of imperialist spectacle, a microcosm of the empire that could be traveled in the course of a single day. The meaning of the zoo would change over the course of Imperial JapanÕs unraveling and subsequent Allied occupation. Today it remains one of JapanÕs most frequently visited places. But instead of empire in its classic political sense, it now bespeaks the ambivalent dominion of the human species over the natural environment, harkening back to its imperial roots even as it asks us to question our exploitation of the planetÕs resources.