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Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics

Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics Book
Author : David G. Anderson,Kirk Maasch,Daniel H. Sandweiss
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-07-28
ISBN : 9780080554556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Middle Holocene epoch (8,000 to 3,000 years ago) was a time of dramatic changes in the physical world and in human cultures. Across this span, climatic conditions changed rapidly, with cooling in the high to mid-latitudes and drying in the tropics. In many parts of the world, human groups became more complex, with early horticultural systems replaced by intensive agriculture and small-scale societies being replaced by larger, more hierarchial organizations. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics explores the cause and effect relationship between climatic change and cultural transformations across the mid-Holocene (c. 4000 B.C.). Explores the role of climatic change on the development of society around the world Chapters detail diverse geographical regions Co-written by noted archaeologists and paleoclimatologists for non-specialists

Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America

Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2015-07-31
ISBN : 9004300716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America academics from various fields such as anthropology, art history, cultural studies, environmental science, history, political science, and sociology explore society–nature interactions in – culturally as well as ecologically – one of the most diverse regions of the world.

Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe

Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-02-22
ISBN : 9004356827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe is an account of Europe’s share in the making of global warming, which considers the past and future of climate-society interactions.

Climate and Culture Change in North America AD 900 1600

Climate and Culture Change in North America AD 900   1600 Book
Author : William C. Foster
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN : 0292742703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is today’s news, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Centuries-long cycles of heating and cooling are well documented for Europe and the North Atlantic. These variations in climate, including the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), AD 900 to 1300, and the early centuries of the Little Ice Age (LIA), AD 1300 to 1600, had a substantial impact on the cultural history of Europe. In this pathfinding volume, William C. Foster marshals extensive evidence that the heating and cooling of the MWP and LIA also occurred in North America and significantly affected the cultural history of Native peoples of the American Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast. Correlating climate change data with studies of archaeological sites across the Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast, Foster presents the first comprehensive overview of how Native American societies responded to climate variations over seven centuries. He describes how, as in Europe, the MWP ushered in a cultural renaissance, during which population levels surged and Native peoples substantially intensified agriculture, constructed monumental architecture, and produced sophisticated works of art. Foster follows the rise of three dominant cultural centers—Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, Cahokia on the middle Mississippi River, and Casas Grandes in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico—that reached population levels comparable to those of London and Paris. Then he shows how the LIA reversed the gains of the MWP as population levels and agricultural production sharply declined; Chaco Canyon, Cahokia, and Casas Grandes collapsed; and dozens of smaller villages also collapsed or became fortresses.

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within ServiceLearning

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within ServiceLearning Book
Author : Trae Stewart,Nicole Webster
Publisher : IAP
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN : 161735466X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Servicelearning is an exciting pedagogy and field of study, offering insight into how academic study and community engagement blend to create social change. In its most traditional conceptualization, servicelearning activities typically manifest within communities where outside individuals address a need. Service learning is purported to have a transforming effect on individual student perspectives by providing students the opportunity to interact with people and enter into situations that allow students to test their predisposition towards others. However, the literature on the impact of servicelearning on participants' acceptance of diversity and development of openmindedness reports mixed outcomes. The purpose of this book is to explore cultural tensions and dynamics within the field of servicelearning. It is not meant to be an exhaustive review of the interplay between culture and service learning, but rather a starting point for an ongoing conversation about how this complex topic impacts the field. In 18 chapters, educators, students, and administrators investigate the cultural values of servicelearning itself and the tensions created when this is at odds with the values of others within K12 and higher education in the United States and abroad. Authors include community organization representatives, researchers, directors of offices of community engagement, university administrators, junior and senior faculty, and former servicelearning undergraduate students. Submissions reflect a range of genres, including theoretical / conceptual pieces, position papers, case studies, and other traditional academic essays, challenging how students and community members are affected by the cultural tensions within servicelearning engagement.

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Book
Author : Roger Alexandre Lefèvre,C. Sabbioni
Publisher : Edipuglia srl
Release : 2010
ISBN : 8872286018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Climate Change and Cultural Heritage book written by Roger Alexandre Lefèvre,C. Sabbioni, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change Book
Author : Malcolm F. Cairns
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-01-09
ISBN : 1317750195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground fallow to regain its soil fertility. This book brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Some critics have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden cultivation' or 'slash-and-burn agriculture') as unsustainable due to its supposed role in deforestation and land degradation. However, the book shows that such indigenous practices, as they have evolved over time, can be highly adaptive to land and ecology. In contrast, 'scientific' agricultural solutions imposed from outside can be far more damaging to the environment and local communities. The book focuses on successful agricultural strategies of upland farmers, particularly in south and south-east Asia, and presents over 50 contributions by scholars from around the world and from various disciplines, including agricultural economics, ecology and anthropology. It is a sequel to the much praised "Voices from the Forest: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Sustainable Upland Farming" (RFF Press, 2007), but all chapters are completely new and there is a greater emphasis on the contemporary challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation.

Landscapes and Societies

Landscapes and Societies Book
Author : I. Peter Martini,Ward Chesworth
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-09
ISBN : 9789048194131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains case histories intended to show how societies and landscapes interact. The range of interest stretches from the small groups of the earliest Neolithic, through Bronze and Iron Age civilizations, to modern nation states. The coexistence is, of its very nature reciprocal, resulting in changes in both society and landscape. In some instances the adaptations may be judged successful in terms of human needs, but failure is common and even the successful cases are ephemeral when judged in the light of history. Comparisons and contrasts between the various cases can be made at various scales from global through inter-regional, to regional and smaller scales. At the global scale, all societies deal with major problems of climate change, sea-level rise, and with ubiquitous problems such as soil erosion and landscape degradation. Inter-regional differences bring out significant detail with one region suffering from drought when another suffers from widespread flooding. For example, desertification in North Africa and the Near East contrasts with the temperate countries of southern Europe where the landscape-effects of deforestation are more obvious. And China and Japan offer an interesting comparison from the standpoint of geological hazards to society - large, unpredictable and massively erosive rivers in the former case, volcanoes and accompanying earthquakes in the latter. Within the North African region localized climatic changes led to abandonment of some desertified areas with successful adjustments in others, with the ultimate evolution into the formative civilization of Egypt, the "Gift of the Nile". At a smaller scale it is instructive to compare the city-states of the Medieval and early Renaissance times that developed in the watershed of a single river, the Arno in Tuscany, and how Pisa, Siena and Florence developed and reached their golden periods at different times depending on their location with regard to proximity to the sea, to the main trunk of the river, or in the adjacent hills. Also noteworthy is the role of technology in opening up opportunities for a society. Consider the Netherlands and how its history has been formed by the technical problem of a populous society dealing with too much water, as an inexorably rising sea threatens their landscape; or the case of communities in Colorado trying to deal with too little water for farmers and domestic users, by bringing their supply over a mountain chain. These and others cases included in the book, provide evidence of the successes, near misses and outright failures that mark our ongoing relationship with landscape throughout the history of Homo sapiens. The hope is that compilations such as this will lead to a better understanding of the issue and provide us with knowledge valuable in planning a sustainable modus vivendi between humanity and landscape for as long as possible. Audience: The book will interest geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, environmentalists, historians and others in the academic world. Practically, planners and managers interested in landscape/environmental conditions will find interest in these pages, and more generally the increasingly large body of opinion in the general public, with concerns about Planet Earth, will find much to inform their opinions. Extra material: The color plate section is available at http://extras.springer.com

Sociopolitical and Geomorphologic Dynamics Ar Chav n de Hu ntar Peru

Sociopolitical and Geomorphologic Dynamics Ar Chav  n de Hu  ntar  Peru Book
Author : Daniel Alexander Contreras
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sociopolitical and Geomorphologic Dynamics Ar Chav n de Hu ntar Peru book written by Daniel Alexander Contreras, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries

Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries Book
Author : Keshav Lall Maharjan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-05-29
ISBN : 4431547746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability of rural communities is threatened by a plethora of factors including climate change and disasters which interact in an intricate manner in making rural people vulnerable and poor. This book is the output of empirical research on communities and livelihood strategies in developing countries. It reveals how rural communities are functioning and earning their livelihoods by making the best use of the resources, local/internal or external/new and the combination of the two to counteract the various challenges they face, with the ultimate goal of becoming resilient to local or global shocks and sustaining that resilience. Local governance is identified as crucial in ensuring sustainable livelihoods as it ensures healthy collaboration between communities, on the one hand and civil society and those communities, on the other hand, in promoting self-sustaining development trajectories. Similarly, the role of social capital is not ignored as it brings in community drive and a sense of purpose, direction and solidarity among community members which facilitates problem solving in periods of crises and disasters.

Why We Disagree about Climate Change

Why We Disagree about Climate Change Book
Author : Mike Hulme
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-04-30
ISBN : 1107268893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is not 'a problem' waiting for 'a solution'. It is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon which is re-shaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity's place on Earth. Drawing upon twenty-five years of professional work as an international climate change scientist and public commentator, Mike Hulme provides a unique insider's account of the emergence of this phenomenon and the diverse ways in which it is understood. He uses different standpoints from science, economics, faith, psychology, communication, sociology, politics and development to explain why we disagree about climate change. In this way he shows that climate change, far from being simply an 'issue' or a 'threat', can act as a catalyst to revise our perception of our place in the world. Why We Disagree About Climate Change is an important contribution to the ongoing debate over climate change and its likely impact on our lives.

Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics Book
Author : Bob Jessop,Brigitte Young,Christoph Scherrer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-10-17
ISBN : 1317681533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate governance, hedge funds, central banks, the City of London and Wall Street, and small and medium enterprises. It uses different methods to explore these cultures and their interaction with different financial orders to improve our understanding of financial crisis dynamics. The introduction identifies types of cultural turn in studies of finance. Part I outlines relevant research methods, including comparison of national cultures viewed as independent variables, cultural political economy, and critical discourse and narrative policy analysis. Part II examines different institutional cultures of finance and the cult of entrepreneurship. Part III offers historical, comparative, and contemporary analyses of financial regimes and their significance for crisis dynamics. Part IV explores organizational cultures, modes of calculation, and financial practices and how they shape economic performance and guide crisis management. Part V considers crisis construals and responses in the European Union and China. This book’s great strength is its multi-faceted approach to cultures of finance. Contributors deploy the cultural turn creatively to enhance comparative and historical analysis of financial regimes, institutions, organizations, and practices as well as their roles in crisis generation, construal, and management. Developing different paradigms and methods and elaborating diverse case studies, the authors illustrate not only how and why ‘culture matters’ but also how its significance is shaped by different financial regimes and contexts.

My Culture and the Environment

My Culture and the Environment Book
Author : Alhassan Ndekugri,Dr Ndekugri
Publisher : Goldtouch Press, LLC
Release : 2019-12-16
ISBN : 9781951461768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book narrates how the various culture affects the environment, whether cultural dynamics or cultural conservatism. It narrates how bad culture had caused the destructions of human lives through climate change; pollution, flooding, fire out breaks, drying of wetlands, tsunami, and hurricanes. The extinction of some animals we love the most, whiles some animals have migrated to unknown locations, others have died leaving the world a disappointed one with the current generation struggling to catch a glimpse of certain animals such as the dinosaur.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture Book
Author : Karen M. Barbera
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-05-07
ISBN : 0199395926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture presents the breadth of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior through the lenses of organizational climate and culture. The Handbook reveals in great detail how in both research and practice climate and culture reciprocally influence each other. The details reveal the many practices that organizations use to acquire, develop, manage, motivate, lead, and treat employees both at home and in the multinational settings that characterize contemporary organizations. Chapter authors are both expert in their fields of research and also represent current climate and culture practice in five national and international companies (3M, McDonald's, the Mayo Clinic, PepsiCo and Tata). In addition, new approaches to the collection and analysis of climate and culture data are presented as well as new thinking about organizational change from an integrated climate and culture paradigm. No other compendium integrates climate and culture thinking like this Handbook does and no other compendium presents both an up-to-date review of the theory and research on the many facets of climate and culture as well as contemporary practice. The Handbook takes a climate and culture vantage point on micro approaches to human issues at work (recruitment and hiring, training and performance management, motivation and fairness) as well as organizational processes (teams, leadership, careers, communication), and it also explicates the fact that these are lodged within firms that function in larger national and international contexts.

Wisdom Or Knowledge

Wisdom Or Knowledge  Book
Author : Willem B. Drees,Hubert Meisinger,Zbigniew Liana
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 9780567030993
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Considers various interactions between science, theology and culture from the viewpoints of philosophy, ethics, ecology, hermeneutics, history, and Eastern Orthodoxy. This volume embodies the variety of perspectives from different cultural backgrounds and reflects the role of culture on the meta-level of writing and reading.

Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security

Handbook on Climate Change and Human Security Book
Author : Michael R Redclift,Marco Grasso
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 0857939114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook is international in scope and provides an assessment that will be of value to academics, students and policy professionals alike. NGOs and policy institutes which need a grasp of the specificity and range of the issues and problems will al

The Way the Wind Blows

The Way the Wind Blows Book
Author : Roderick J. McIntosh,Joseph A. Tainter,Susan Keech McIntosh
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2000-08-24
ISBN : 0231505787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

The Environmental Implications of Population Dynamics

The Environmental Implications of Population Dynamics Book
Author : Lori M. Hunter
Publisher : Rand Corporation
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780833043689
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report discusses the relationship between population and environmental change, the forces that mediate this relationship, and how population dynamics specifically affect climate change and land-use change.

The Question of Resilience

The Question of Resilience Book
Author : Kirsten Hastrup
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Question of Resilience book written by Kirsten Hastrup, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.