Environmental Attitudes Through Time

Author: R. J. Berry
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108685072
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Our attitudes to our environment are widely and often acrimoniously discussed, commonly misunderstood, and will shape our future. We cannot assume that we behave as newly minted beings in a pristine garden nor as pre-programmed automata incapable of rational responsibility. Professor Berry has studied nature-nurture interactions for many years, and also been involved with many national and international decision making bodies which have influenced our environmental attitudes. He is therefore well-placed to describe what has moulded our present attitudes towards the environment. This book presents data and concepts from a range of disciplines - genetic, anthropological, social, historical and theological - to help us understand how we have responded in the past and how this influences our future. Beginning with a historical review and moving forwards to current conditions, readers will reach the end of this volume more capable and better prepared to make decisions which affect our communities and posterity.

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Author: Senior Lecturer in English Language Wendy Anderson, Etc
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198744579
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This volume offers an empirical and diachronic investigation of the foundations and nature of metaphor in English. Metaphor is one of the hot topics in present-day linguistics, with a huge range of research focusing on the systematic connections between different concepts such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, see), or bodies and landscape (hill-foot, river-mouth). Until recently, the lack of a comprehensive data source made it difficult to obtain an overview of this phenomenon in any language, but this changed with the completion in 2009 of The Historical Thesaurus of English, the only historical thesaurus ever produced for any language. Chapters in this volume use this unique resource as a basis for case studies of semantic domains including Animals, Colour, Death, Fear, Food, Reading, and Theft, providing a significant step forward in the data-driven understanding of metaphor.

Psalm 29 Through Time And Tradition

Author: Lowell K. Handy
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878413
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Psalm 29, a sacred text in Jewish and Christian Bibles, has been understood in a variety of ways through time and in different traditions. This volume presents a sample of the use and meaning derived from a single biblical text. From the earliest translations to contemporary African Independent Churches, this psalm has been an integral part of synagogue and church; but what it has meant and how it is used is a fascinating journey through human culture. Not only the understanding of the written word, but also the liturgical use and the musical adaptations of a biblical text are considered here. This is a book for anyone--scholar, student, or laity--with an interest in the Bible in its many contexts.

People And The Land Through Time

Author: Emily W. B. (Russell) Southgate
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300249594
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A revised and updated edition of a classic book that defines the field of historical ecology People and the Land through Time, first published in 1997, remains the only introduction to the field of historical ecology from the perspective of ecology and ecosystem processes. Widely praised for its emphasis on the integration of historical information into scientific analyses, it will be useful to an interdisciplinary audience of students and professionals in ecology, conservation, history, archaeology, geography, and anthropology. This up-to-date second edition addresses current issues in historical ecology such as the proposed geological epoch, the Anthropocene; historical species dispersal and extinction; the impacts of past climatic fluctuations; and trends in sustainability and conservation.

Cambridge Footsteps

Author: Ian Sheldon
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119721X
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Celebrated artist and illustrator Ian Sheldon gathers his watercolour paintings of the historical architecture of Cambridge to produce a visual journey through time. Appearing in the University's 800th anniversary year, his book contains fifty-one images depicting two walks from the north (Girton College) and south (Homerton College) into central Cambridge. The contents page guides the reader along the chosen routes, showing a map of Cambridge with numbered points as a key to specific images. Each painting is accompanied by a descriptive caption. There is a Foreword by Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene and formerly Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge Footsteps is an ideal colour souvenir of Cambridge, a gift item that evokes the beauty and historical richness of the University, the colleges and their surroundings.

The Stroudwater Navigation Through Time

Author: Michael Handford
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445635267
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Stroudwater Navigation has changed and developed over the last century.

The Cambridge Companion To Life And Death

Author: Steven Luper
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022878
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This volume discusses the philosophical issues connected with the nature and significance of life and death, and the ethics of killing. It will be of interest to all those taking courses on the philosophy of life and death, applied ethics covering abortion, euthanasia, and suicide, and ethics and metaphysics.

Nature Through Time

Author: Edoardo Martinetto
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030350584
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This book simulates a historical walk through nature, teaching readers about the biodiversity on Earth in various eras with a focus on past terrestrial environments. Geared towards a student audience, using simple terms and avoiding long complex explanations, the book discusses the plants and animals that lived on land, the evolution of natural systems, and how these biological systems changed over time in geological and paleontological contexts. With easy-to-understand and scientifically accurate and up-to-date information, readers will be guided through major biological events from the Earth's past. The topics in the book represent a broad paleoenvironmental spectrum of interests and educational modules, allowing for virtual visits to rich geological times. Eras and events that are discussed include, but are not limited to, the much varied Quaternary environments, the evolution of plants and animals during the Cenozoic, the rise of angiosperms, vertebrate evolution and ecosystems in the Mesozoic, the Permian mass extinction, the late Paleozoic glaciation, and the origin of the first trees and land plants in the Devonian-Ordovician. With state-of-the art expert scientific instruction on these topics and up-to-date and scientifically accurate illustrations, this book can serve as an international course for students, teachers, and other interested individuals.

Preaching Through Time

Author: Casey C. Barton
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149823464X
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As preachers who come to the pulpit, before God and before God’s people, each and every week, how do we make sense of the text as we live a new moment of its ongoing story? Most options available to the preacher necessitate a hermeneutical step that requires us to preach outside of time in timeless truths, experiences, or realities. But the gospel is the drama of God appearing to and working with and loving God’s people in time. Preaching Through Time gives the preacher a timely homiletic for preaching together the times of God’s gospel, then and now, while calling God’s people to perform their own roles in today’s moment of that gospel drama. Anachronism, preaching together the moments of God’s drama, is the language event that will get us from text to timely sermon, week by week.

The Cambridge World History Volume 4 A World With States Empires And Networks 1200 Bce 900 Ce

Author: Craig Benjamin
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298302
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From 1200 BCE to 900 CE, the world witnessed the rise of powerful new states and empires, as well as networks of cross-cultural exchange and conquest. Considering the formation and expansion of these large-scale entities, this fourth volume of the Cambridge World History series outlines key economic, political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments that occurred across the globe in this period. Leading scholars examine critical transformations in science and technology, economic systems, attitudes towards gender and family, social hierarchies, education, art, and slavery. The second part of the volume focuses on broader processes of change within western and central Eurasia, the Mediterranean, South Asia, Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, as well as offering regional studies highlighting specific topics, from trade along the Silk Roads and across the Sahara, to Chaco culture in the US southwest, to Confucianism and the state in East Asia.

The Cambridge World History

Author: Norman Yoffee
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190088
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The first book to compare the world's earliest cities, the history of research and meaning of early cities.

The Cambridge History Of Africa

Author: J. D. Fage
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521215923
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Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

The Cambridge History Of Southeast Asia Volume 1 From Early Times To C 1800

Author: Nicholas Tarling
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521355056
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Southeast Asia has long been seen as a unity, although other terms have been used to describe it: Further India, Little China, the Nanyang. The region has had a protracted maritime history. Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity are all represented. It has seen a quintet of colonial powers - Britain, France, The Netherlands, Spain, the United States. Most recently, it has become one of the fastest growing parts of the world economy. The very term 'Southeast Asia' is clearly more than a geographical expression. The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia is a multi-authored treatment of the whole of mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Unlike other histories of the region, it is not divided on a country-by-country basis and is not structured purely chronologically, but rather takes a thematic and regional approach to Southeast Asia's history. This volume, the second and final in the series, takes us into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the late eighteenth century of the Christian era when most of the region was incorporated into European empires to the complexity and dramatic change of the post-World War II period. It covers the economic and social life as well as the religious and popular culture of the region as they develop over two centuries. The political structures of the region are also closely examined, from the insurgencies and rebellions of early this century to the modern Nationalist movements which challenged the control of the colonial powers and led to the formation of independent states. Under the editorship of Nicholas Tarling, Professor of History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, each chapter is well integrated into the whole. Professor Tarling has assembled a highly respected team of international scholars who have presented the latest historical research on the region and succeeded in producing a provocative and exciting account of the region's history.

The Cambridge History Of Latin American Literature

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521340694
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"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Cambridge World History Of Slavery Volume 3 Ad 1420 Ad 1804

Author: David Eltis
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840686
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The various manifestations of coerced labour between the opening up of the Atlantic world and the formal creation of Haiti.

Haverhill Through Time

Author: Roy Brazier
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445628635
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This fascinating selection of photographs shows how Haverhill has changed and developed over the last century.

Around Heathrow Through Time

Author: Philip Sherwood
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445626640
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The Cambridge History Of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521497329
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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

Voyage Through Time

Author: Ahmed H. Zewail
Editor: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774248436
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From a beginning in an Egyptian Delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time -- his own life and the split-second world of the femtosecond. In this engaging exposé of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical language the landscape of molecules glimpsed on the scale of one quadrillionth of a second: the femtosecond, 0. 000 000 000 000 001 second. Zewail enriches the journey into the strange territory of femtochemistry with insightful analogies and illustrations to aid both the general reader and the scientifically inclined. He likewise draws lessons from his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact the revolution in science has had on our modern world -- in both developed and developing countries. He suggests a concrete course of action for the world of the have-nots, and ends the book with hope for Egypt in developing the nation's greatest natural resource -- its youth -- to build a more promising future, and for America to develop a new vision domestically and internationally.

Southend Through Time

Author: David C. Rayment
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445631024
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