Category : Science
Editor : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 9780231537698
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : Science
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107029941
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An accessible book for graduate students and researchers that describes how the laws of thermodynamics apply to Earth system processes.

Category : Science
Editor : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 0321807707
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The text's highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic Earth science principles. Used by over 1.5 million science students, the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. This is the product access code card for MasteringX and does not include the actual bound book. Package contains: MasteringGeology standalone access card

Category : Technology & Engineering
Editor : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN : UCSD:31822034601831
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Budhu presents the basic concepts and fundamental principles that engineers must know to understand the methods utilized in foundation design by exploring the values and limitations of popular methods of analyses in foundation engineering.

Category : Science
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9781631490835
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

Category : Science
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 3540439463
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 648
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The most comprehensive description of the physical foundations of methods and instruments in the fields of passive remote sensing applied to investigations of the Earth, Solar system bodies and space. Emphasis is placed on the physical aspects necessary to judge the possibilities and limitations of passive remote sensing methods in specific observation cases. Numerous practical applications and illustrations are given referring to airspace up-to-date experiments. Due to the lack in traditional separation on methods and instruments of remote sensing of the Earth and outerterrestrial space this book aims to supply more information in this field.

Category : Bible
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ISBN : UCBK:C051328356
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 932
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Category : Earthwork
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ISBN : MINN:31951D024030387
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Language : en
Views : 276
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Category : Bible
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044105532535
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Language : en
Views : 386
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Category : New Jerusalem Church
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ISBN : COLUMBIA:CR00336360
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Language : en
Views : 380
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