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The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land Book
Author : Annette Kolodny
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 1975
ISBN : 9780807841181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The author argues that land is perceived as a feminine entity as evidenced in the literary writings and verbal patterns of American men

Paying the Land

Paying the Land Book
Author : Joe Sacco
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2020-07-07
ISBN : 1250790417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the “heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist), a masterful work of comics journalism about indigenous North America, resource extraction, and our debt to the natural world The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life. In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to “remove the Indian from the child”; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture. Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, Paying the Land lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture—recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive.

A Pest in the Land

A Pest in the Land Book
Author : Suzanne Austin Alchon
Publisher :
Release : 2003
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study of disease among the native peoples of the New World before and after 1492 challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples. Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of postconquest native populations on the introduction of previously unknown infections from the Old World, Alchon argues that the experiences of native peoples in the New World closely resembled those of other human populations. Exposure to lethal new infections resulted in rates of morbidity and mortality among native Americans comparable to tose found among Old World populations. Why then did native American populations decline by 75 to 90 percent in the century following contact with Europeans? Why did these populations fail to recover, in contrast to those of Africa, Asia, and Europe? Alchon points to the practices of European colonialism. Warfare and slavery increased mortality, and forced migrations undermined social, political, and economic institutions. This timely study effectively overturns the notion of New World exceptionalism. By showing that native Americans were not uniquely affected by European diseases, Alchon also undercuts the stereotypical notion of the Americas as a new Eden, free of disease and violence until the intrusion of germ-laden, rapacious Europeans.

Rest Unto the Land

Rest Unto the Land Book
Author : Joseph Nathan Smith
Publisher : Joseph Nathan Smith
Release : 2007-09
ISBN : 0615161898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For thousands of years humanity has wondered over the Bible's chronological claims. Many have tried to put its statements into a meaningful form, but all failed because gaps in the time sequences created an impasse. Others dismissed the data all together because it just didn't add up. Finally, "Rest Unto The Land" makes sense of the abundance of information. It provides a logical and complete accounting of the chronology presented in the Bible from the time of creation to the present day. That accounting reveals the date for the end of the present age, and the start of the Millennium. It is a Bible commentary that will interest every person. Who doesn't want to know when the world will end?

Dwellers in the Land

Dwellers in the Land Book
Author : Kirkpatrick Sale
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780820322056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Imagine a world structured around ecological and cultural diversity, rather than national and political parameters. In response to present and impending ecological and economic crises, Kirkpatrick Sale offers a definitive introduction to the unique concept of bioregionalism, an alternative way of organizing society to create smaller scale, more ecologically sound, individually responsive communities with renewable economies and cultures. He emphasizes, among many other factors, the concept of regionalism through natural population division, settlement near and stewardship of watershed areas, and the importance of communal ownership of and responsibility for the land. Dwellers in the Land focuses on the realistic development of these bioregionally focused communities and the places where they are established to create a society that is both ecologically sustainable and satisfying to its inhabitants.

Southern California

Southern California Book
Author : Carey McWilliams
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 1973
ISBN : 9780879050078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides an overview of Southern California, discussing the history of the region, seasons, Native Americans, missions, folklore, culture, Hollywood, politics, and more.

The Land of Fetish

The Land of Fetish Book
Author : Alfred Burdon Ellis
Publisher :
Release : 1883
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Search Out the Land

Search Out the Land Book
Author : Sheldon J. Godfrey,Judy Godfrey
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780773512016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

To date, Jews and Jewish contributions to the early development of Canada and the British colonies have been marginalized in Canadian history. In Search Out the Land Sheldon Godfrey and Judith Godfrey begin to redress this situation by illustrating and an

Back to the Land

Back to the Land Book
Author : Do Shaw
Publisher : Oberon Books Limited
Release : 2002
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's the 1940s and across the country women are leaving their homes, shops, offices, and factories to take up a new role in the Women's Land Army. As they learn new skills in a strange environment, women from all walks of life are thrown together and forced to forge a sense of community while contributing to the war effort. Back to the Land takes a warm-hearted look at the lives and loves of a group of Land Girls making the best of life in a hostel in the North East of England. With a cast of over twenty characters, and based on the recollections of former Land Girls, this lively and touching play is punctuated with the songs of WWII.

Look to the Land

Look to the Land Book
Author : Lord Northbourne
Publisher : Sophia Perennis
Release : 2005-03
ISBN : 9781597310185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Without vision the people perish.' So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional and comprehensive vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. But like his better-known younger contemporary E. F. Schumacher (author of Small is Beautiful), whose work developed along very similar lines, Northbourne's occupation as a practicing organic farmer (he coined the term) was joined to a deep conviction that humanity does not live by bread alone, and that the fullness of life properly integral to human nature demands obedience to sacred law. Thus his vision of life came to embrace the interrelationship of God, humanity, and the soil as a unity presupposing a way of life in stark contrast to that of the myopic, mechanististic world he saw encroaching on all sides. And so, as it becomes increasingly evident that such a way of life stands to emperil our very future and that of the delicate ecosystem on which all life depends, it is time to re-examine the work of this pioneering thinker. In an age of specialization and fragmentation, we have much to learn from Northbourne, whose vision of what is required by a truly meaningful and sustainable society embraced religion, farming, the arts, the rural crafts, monetary form, and traditional metaphysics. Northbourne's later works, Religion in the Modern World and Looking Back on Progress, present his wider reflections on the Divine and human society, but always with the sensibility of a man who knows the soil, recalling in many ways the writings of Wendell Berry. He corresponded with Thomas Merton, as well as mountaineer and Tibetan Buddhist Marco Pallis (The Way and the Mountain), who introduced him to the school of perennialist writers. Northbourne translated René Guénon's The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, described by Huston Smith as one of the truly seminal books of the twentieth century, as well as Frithjof Schuon's Light on Ancient Worlds and Titus Burckhardt's Sacred Art in East and West. He was also an accomplished flower gardener and watercolorist, and a frequent contributor to the British periodical Studies in Comparative Religion, described by Schumacher as one of the two most important journals to read. Sophia Perennis is republishing all three of Northbourne's works, a fourth volume of uncollected essays spanning agriculture and metaphysics, as well as the 23-volume Collected Writings of René Guénon, including The Reign of Quantity. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who already in the 1940s diagnosed in detail the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. A leading figure in the early organic farming movement, his writings profoundly affected such other pioneers as Sir Albert Howard, Rolf Gardiner, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, and H. J. Massingham. His path led him on to a profound study of comparative religion, traditional metaphysics, and the science of symbols, which he employed in incisive observations on the character of modern society. His later writings exercised considerable influence on his younger contemporaries E. F. Schumacher and Thomas Merton, and in many ways anticipate the essays of Wendell Berry. The republication of this milestone ecological text will be followed by three volumes of Northbourne's later metaphysical and cultural writings. "A major text in the organic canon, too long out-of-print" - Philip Conford, The Origins of the Organic Movement "We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It now remains for us to try the way of love." - From the book (possibly for front cover, if not too long?)

Possessing the Land

Possessing the Land Book
Author : Clay Stalls
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9789004103672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book's comprehensive treatment of the social and political processes of Aragon's settlement under Alfonso I (1104-1134) of the Islamic Ebro River march provides important new insights into Christian Iberia's social history and Muslims under Christian rule.

The Land that I Will Show You

The Land that I Will Show You Book
Author : James Maxwell Miller,J. Andrew Dearman,M. Patrick Graham
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9781841272573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of seventeen articles by colleagues and former students of Professor J. Maxwell Miller who taught at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. The papers deal with the history, chronology, geography, archaeology and epigraphy of ancient Israel and its setting in the Levant, and range from broad methodological discussions of historiography to focused analyses of individual texts or historical issues. A review of Miller's career and a select bibliography of his publications are also included.

The Land System of the United States

The Land System of the United States Book
Author : Marion Clawson
Publisher : Beard Books
Release : 2001-07
ISBN : 9781587980978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An overview of the history of land use and ownership in the United States, covering the colonial perios. origins of the public domain, Federal land disposal, farm land, forest land, and urban land.

A Power in the Land

A Power in the Land Book
Author : Richard Lomas
Publisher : John Donald
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 'warts and all' account of a great family charts the fortunes of all the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland, including along the way such memorable characters as Henry Hotspur, immortalised by Shakespeare, the 'Wizard' Earl, imprisoned in the tower in such comfort that he was finally loath to leave it, and the founder of the Smithsontan Institution in Washington. There are battles, executions, and political intrigues aplenty, great accumulations of land and disastrous losses of it as the Percy earls and dukes sought to establish the national importance of their house. There are stories of heroism, duplicity, great judgement and equally great lack of it, of warriors, politicians, academics and the women who played vital roles in the fortunes of the dynasty.

Reclaiming the Land

Reclaiming the Land Book
Author : Sam Moyo,Paris Yeros
Publisher : Zed Books
Release : 2005-05-06
ISBN : 9781842774250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Agrarian reform in Brazil under neoliberalism: evaluation and perspectives / Lauro Mattei.

In Defense of the Land Ethic

In Defense of the Land Ethic Book
Author : J. Baird Callicott,University Distinguished Research Professor J Baird Callicott
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1989-01-01
ISBN : 9780887068997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy brings into a single volume J. Baird Callicott's decade-long effort to articulate, defend, and extend the seminal environmental philosophy of Aldo Leopold. A leading voice in this new field, Callicott sounds the depths of the proverbial iceberg, the tip of which is "The Land Ethic." "The Land Ethic," Callicott argues, is traceable to the moral psychology of David Hume and Charles Darwin's classical account of the origin and evolution of Hume's moral sentiments. Leopold adds an ecological vision of organic nature to these foundations. How can an evolutionary and ecological environmental ethic bridge the gap between is and ought? How may wholes--species, ecosystems, and the biosphere itself--be the direct objects of moral concern? How may the intrinsic value of nonhuman natural entities and nature as a whole be justified? In addition to confronting and resolving these distinctly philosophical queries, Callicott engages in lively debate with proponents of animal liberation and rights--finally to achieve an integrated theory of animal welfare and environmental ethics. He critically discusses the land ethic that is alleged to have prevailed among traditional American Indian peoples and points toward a new and equally revolutionary environmental aesthetic.