Posthuman Legalities

Author: Grear, Anna,Boulot, Emille,Vargas-Roncancio, Iván D.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1802203346

Category: Law

Page: 168

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How might law address the multiple crises of meaning intrinsic to global crises of climate, poverty, mass displacements, ecological breakdown, species extinctions and technological developments that increasingly complicate the very notion of 'life' itself? How can law embrace — in other words —the 'posthuman' condition — a condition in which non-human forces such as climate change and Covid-19 signal the impossibility of clinging to the existing imaginaries of Western legal systems and international law? This carefully curated book addresses these and related questions, bringing 'law beyond the human' (drawing on Indigenous legalities, life ways and ontologies) and New Materialist and Posthuman/ist approaches into stimulating proximity to each other.

The Golden Sherpa

Author: Matthew Krajewski

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452589658

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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In The Golden Sherpa: Ascending into Magical Spirituality, Matthew Krajewski invites spiritual seekers to follow him through a rainbow of heart-based spiritual practices. While one may explore diverse mystical practices, we can all sometimes doubt our authenticity, and need some user feedback to assure us we are cultivating our own special, divine light. Building on ideas from his first book, Modern Magic: Reclaiming Your Magical Heritage, his follow-up book, The Golden Sherpa, details how it truly feels to experience spiritual energy. By teaching ourselves new ways to think by way of the heart, The Golden Sherpa articulates biological, spiritual energy as our true nature, details the light and shadow of energy, as well as ways to passively and actively experience energy. Matthew Krajewski left a successful career in Silicon Valley to embrace being a spiritual writer and teacher, and he uses this journey to explore the struggles and joy we all experience when following our hearts. By following The Golden Sherpa everyone can better understand energetic reality, explore their own magic, and ascend to new heights of integrated living.

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Author: Phaedra C. Pezzullo,Robert Cox

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150636358X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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"This is the best undergraduate text devoted to environmental communication. It’s the standard book for an introduction to the field." —Jeffrey L. Courtright, Illinois State University The Fifth Edition of the award-winning Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere remains the most comprehensive introductory text in the growing field of environmental communication. This groundbreaking book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. It also examines how we define what constitutes an environmental problem and how we decide what actions to take concerning the natural world. In the highly anticipated Fifth Edition, internationally recognized researcher Phaedra Pezzullo and three-time Sierra Club President Robert Cox leverage their vast experience to offer insights into the news media, Congress, environmental conflict, advocacy campaigns, and other real-world applications of environmental communication. This edition also explores recent events—the Trump Administration, wolf conservation, public land milestones, the Flint water crisis, corporate disinformation campaigns, new alliances for a "just transition" in a growing renewable energy economy, the People’s Climate March, international legal precedents, and more—to illustrate key terms and the significance of environmental communication.

Into the Inferno

Author: Stuart Palley

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1094163686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In the tradition of Young Men and Fire and Fire on the Mountain, Stuart Palley’s memoir Into the Inferno documents eight years of devastating wildfire in California, showing how fire can transform a landscape as well as a soul ... For nearly a decade, Palley has been on the frontline of fire. He has witnessed homeowners on the worst day of their lives. He’s seen puddles of aluminum where cars were once parked. He’s watched as 150-foot walls of flame cascaded down mountainsides and crashed into the Pacific Ocean. And he’s captured, time and again, the tireless commitment of firefighters as they work to save lives and homes, in terrain where fire always seems to have the upper hand. In this memoir, Palley recalls how he went from learning to be safe on the fireline to a fire-savvy documentarian of wildfire and climate change. He covers some of California’s largest, most destructive, and deadliest fires between 2012 and 2020, lugging his gear from the Wine Country Fire Siege to the Thomas Fire and ultimately to the Woolsey Fire in Malibu. And he shows how, in a relatively short span of time, fire season in California has grown into a perpetual crisis, requiring billions of dollars and thousands of firefighters each year. Ultimately, the experiences, the voices, the science shared in the memoir form an urgent call for climate action. Into the Inferno stands alongside Palley’s photography to show just what kind of environmental tragedy we can expect if we do nothing.

Environmental Justice and Environmentalism

Author: Ronald D. Sandler,Phaedra C. Pezzullo

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262195526

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 3147

Analysis and case studies from interdisciplinary perspectives explore the possibilityand desirability of collaboration between the grassroots-oriented environmental justice movement andmainstream environmental organizations.

Environmental Justice

Author: Steve Vanderheiden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351939645

Category: Law

Page: 472

View: 6437

This collection of scholarly articles takes as its subject matter discourses on environmental justice. The concept emerged in recent decades as an important framing concept for a wide variety of environmental movements and objectives, and has gained considerable currency due to the scope and normative force that its principles contain, whether in legal, political, or philosophical applications. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in this field given that the multiple theories and analyses of environmental justice are likely to remain central to the ongoing development of normative theorizing about the human role in the environment in the foreseeable future.

Heartstrings in Haiti

Author: Alice Warkentin

Publisher: InspiringVoices

ISBN: 1462409121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Haiti is a small country, with many people. It is a beautiful country, with scenic mountains, trees that grow year-round, and bougainvillea blooming with pink and white flowers. It is a poor country, with needy and destitute people who do not always know where their next meal is coming from—or whether there will be a meal at all! And each one has a soul that will never die. Most of all, then, they need the gospel. Who will tell them? Heartstrings in Haiti tells of one man’s efforts to help the people in Haiti—not just by handing out food or money, but by bettering their circumstances and doing something to make their lives easier. Raymond and Vera Withers of Detroit, Texas, have spent years in Haiti working for the good of mankind. Read about their colorful and varied experiences, including an eyewitness account of the major 2010 earthquake that shook the country and its aftermath.

The Other Rights Revolution

Author: Jefferson Decker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190467320

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In 1973, a group of California lawyers formed a non-profit, public-interest legal foundation dedicated to defending conservative principles in court. Calling themselves the Pacific Legal Foundation, they declared war on the U.S. regulatory state--the sets of rules, legal precedents, and bureaucratic processes that govern the way Americans do business. Believing that the growing size and complexity of government regulations threatened U.S. economy and infringed on property rights, Pacific Legal Foundation began to file a series of lawsuits challenging the government's power to plan the use of private land or protect environmental qualities. By the end of the decade, they had been joined in this effort by spin-off legal foundations across the country. The Other Rights Revolution explains how a little-known collection of lawyers and politicians--with some help from angry property owners and bulldozer-driving Sagebrush Rebels--tried to bring liberal government to heel in the final decades of the twentieth century. Decker demonstrates how legal and constitutional battles over property rights, preservation, and the environment helped to shape the political ideas and policy agendas of modern conservatism. By uncovering the history--including the regionally distinctive experiences of the American West--behind the conservative mobilization in the courts, Decker offers a new interpretation of the Reagan-era right.

Urban Development

Author: Lewis D. Hopkins

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559638531

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

View: 7918

With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills. But what are plans really supposed to do? How do they work? What problems can they successfully address, and what is beyond their scope? In Urban Development, leading planning scholar Lewis Hopkins tackles these thorny issues as he explains the logic of plans for urban development and justifies prescriptions about when and how to make them. He explores the concepts behind plans, some that are widely accepted but seldom examined, and others that modify conventional wisdom about the use and usefulness of plans. The book: places the role of plans and planners within the complex system of urban development offers examples from the history of plans and planning discusses when plans should be made (and when they should not be made) gives a realistic idea of what can be expected from plans examines ways of gauging the success or failure of plansThe author supports his explanations with graphics, case examples, and hypothetical illustrations that enliven, clarify, and make concrete the discussions of how decisions about plans are and should be made.Urban Development will give all those involved with planning human settlements a more thorough understanding of why and how plans are made, enabling them to make better choices about using and making plans. It is an important contribution that will be essential for students and faculty in planning theory, land use planning, and planning project courses.

The Treeline

Author: Ben Rawlence

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473574978

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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* A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'The very treeline is on the move: a devastating image. This book is an evocative, wise and unflinching exploration of what it will mean for humanity.' Jay Griffiths The Arctic treeline is the frontline of climate change, where the trees have been creeping towards the pole for fifty years already. These vast swathes of forests, which encircle the north of the globe in an almost unbroken green ring, comprise the world's second largest biome. Scientists are only just beginning to understand the astonishing significance of these northern forests for all life on Earth. Six tree species - Scots pine, birch, larch, spruce, poplar and rowan - form the central protagonists of Ben Rawlence's story. In Scotland, northern Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland, he discovers what these trees and the people who live and work alongside them have to tell us about the past, present and future of our planet. At the treeline, Rawlence witnesses the accelerating impact of climate change and the devastating legacies of colonialism and capitalism. But he also finds reasons for hope. Humans are creatures of the forest; we have always evolved with trees. The Treeline asks us where our co-evolution might take us next. Deeply researched and beautifully written, The Treeline is a spellbinding blend of nature, travel and science writing, underpinned by an urgent environmental message.