Forces of Nature Our Quest to Conquer the Planet

ISBN-10: 161614601X
ISBN-13: 9781616146016
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

A challenging perspective on the precarious balance between fragile human communities and their often-threatening environments

Images
Maps
Tables
The Power of Environmental Perceprions
Introduction
Historical Perspectives on Human-Environmental Interactions
Human Values and Environmental Perception
The Importance of Environmental Perception
Summary
Living on The Edge of The World
Introduction
Forming the Human Ecumene
The Edge of the World
Rural to Rural Migration
Building on the Old
Summary
Settling The Ancient Ecumene
Introduction
Accommodating Population Growth
Our Ecumene
Where Life Is Hard, Few People Are Found
Summary
Geotheology The Cradle of Civilzation
Introduction
Geotheology
Cosmology and Geoeschatology
Geotheokolasis and Geotheomisthosis
Sacred Images of Weather and Climate with Inferences for Climate Change
Summary
Geokolasis: The Cases of Donora, Lakeerie, And The Dust Bowl
Introduction
Asia Fills the Production Void
Deaths in the Fog
�Death and Rebirth of Lake Erie�
Grapes of Draft
Summary
Erosion And Dispossession in The Cumberland Gap Area, 1933-1939
Introduction
Framing a Perspective on Life in the Cumberland Gap Area
Tennessee Valley Authority and Norris Dam
Life of the Nondispossessed
Lingering Legacy of the TVA in the Cumberland Gap Area
Summary
Life And Death in Hurricane Alley
Introduction
Geography of Hurricanes
The Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900
Summary
Life And Death in America�s Tornado Alleys
Introduction
Predicting Tornadoes
Classifying Tornadoes
Geography of Tornadoes
The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
Mossy Grove and the Outbreak of November 11, 2002
Summary
Life And Death in Quake Zones
Introduction
Predicting the Next Big One
Measuring Quakes
New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812
Summary
Challenges of Climate Change
Introduction
When Human Ecology Approaches Geotheology
Stigmatization of Carbon
The Imprecision of Predicting Global Warming and Climate Change
The Historicity of Climate Change
Summary
The East's Human Tsunami
Introduction
Demographic Adaptations in Mid-Atlantic Coastal Areas
Ecological Forces behind International Migrations
Carrying Capacity in the Near East, Middle East, and Southern Asia
The East�s Expanded Carrying Capacity and the Declining Pull of the West
Living in the Eastern Hazard Zone
Summary
The Americas in 2060
Introduction
Lands of Contrasting Environmental Features
Population Change in the Americas
The Fatal Attraction of North America
The Need for Development in the Americas
Summary
Appendix: Cumberland Gap Survey
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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