Owning The Earth

Author: Andro Linklater
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408815745
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From the author of the acclaimed Measuring America, a dazzling chronicle of how, throughout history and across cultures, land ownership has shaped modern society

Who Owns The Earth

Author: James Ridgeway
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
Size: 12,76 MB
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Natural resources such as spices, grains, oils, fish, fertilizers, fuels, narcotics, forest products, fibers, metals, precious metals, and gemstones are analyzed in terms of location, worth, uses, and who controls them

The Man Who Owned The Earth

Author: A.K.Vijayakumar
Editor: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482810905
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"The Man who owned the Earth" uses three very different sets of characters. The two academics with which the story opens soon yields the stage to the persona of a mysterious storyteller, before it finally widens its perspective into the vision of an ancient kingdom under an unusual ruler. Likewise, the story flits from the timeframe of the present into a thousand year old past. Through the conflation of contrasting characters and eras, it attains depth and perspective. The central character of the story is king Ram Pal of Vithalla. A Buddha like figure, he is a complex personage who is obliged to alternate between conflicting roles - that of a scholar and a king who is alive to his responsibilities to deliver his people from a poverty ridden serfdom. A second strand to the story is the unravelling of the riddle with which the story opens. As the story develops, we see how the unusual character of the king is responsible for its unexpected explanation.

The Earth Is The Lord S

Author: Win Mott
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532670680
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The earth is the Lord's, says Psalm 24. God owns it, in other words. Is it time to take this seriously, as God's word does? If so, it means that "secular" is an illusion, and our traditional division of the world into "sacred" and "secular" is false. This work looks at the major consequences for Christians when we see the earth as sacred and realize the stewardship that follows. We are called as Christians to take a prophetic role in forming a worldview which understands that we live as sacred beings in the Lord's sacred space.

Slide Mountain Or The Folly Of Owning Nature

Author: Theodore Steinberg
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520087637
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"A beautifully written work. . . . A tremendously fresh assessment of not only the perils of owning nature, but an entire realm of public and private thoughts, writings, laws, and legislation having to do with nature, property, conservation, and culture."--William Deverell, author of "Railroad Crossings"

Farming For The Long Haul

Author: Michael Foley
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603588019
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It’s all but certain that the next fifty years will bring enormous, not to say cataclysmic, disruptions to our present way of life. World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame, as will the lithium that powers today’s most sophisticated batteries, suggesting that transportation is equally imperiled. And there’s another, even more dire limitation that is looming: at current rates of erosion, the world’s topsoil will be gone in sixty years. Fresh water sources are in jeopardy, too. In short, the large-scale agricultural and food delivery system as we know it has at most a few decades before it exhausts itself and the planet with it. Farming for the Long Haul is about building a viable small farm economy that can withstand the economic, political, and climatic shock waves that the twenty-first century portends. It draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers, but more than that, it shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often-turbulent change. Indigenous agriculturalists, peasants, and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad, and many of them prospered. They also developed particular techniques for managing soil, water, and other resources sustainably. Some of these techniques have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture, but many more of them are virtually unknown, even among alternative farmers. This book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniques and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain future.

Owning The Olympics

Author: Monroe Price
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472024506
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"A major contribution to the study of global events in times of global media. Owning the Olympics tests the possibilities and limits of the concept of 'media events' by analyzing the mega-event of the information age: the Beijing Olympics. . . . A good read from cover to cover." —Guobin Yang, Associate Professor, Asian/Middle Eastern Cultures & Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the "New China"---a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities---including the Chinese Communist Party itself---seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

On Being Here To Stay

Author: Michael Asch
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442669845
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What, other than numbers and power, justifies Canada’s assertion of sovereignty and jurisdiction over the country’s vast territory? Why should Canada’s original inhabitants have to ask for rights to what was their land when non-Aboriginal people first arrived? The question lurks behind every court judgment on Indigenous rights, every demand that treaty obligations be fulfilled, and every land-claims negotiation. Addressing these questions has occupied anthropologist Michael Asch for nearly thirty years. In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers. Asch proposes a way forward based on respecting the “spirit and intent” of treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation, through which, he argues, First Nations and settlers can establish an ethical way for both communities to be here to stay.

Who Owns The Moon

Author: Virgiliu Pop
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402091354
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This work investigates the permissibility and viability of property rights on the - lestial bodies, particularly the extraterrestrial aspects of land and mineral resources ownership. In lay terms, it aims to ?nd an answer to the question “Who owns the Moon?” The ?rst chapter critically analyses and dismantles with legal arguments the issue of sale of extraterrestrial real estate, after having perused some of the trivial claims of celestial bodies ownership. The only consequence these claims have on the plane of space law is to highlight the need for a better regulation of extraterrestrial landed property rights. Next, thebook addresses theapparent silenceofthelawinthe?eldofextraterr- trial landed property, scrutinizing whether the factual situation on the extraterrestrial realms calls for legal regulations. The sources of law are examined in their dual dimension – that is, the facts that have caused and shaped the law of extraterrestrial real estate, and the norms which express this law. It is found that the norms and rules regarding property rights in the celestial realms are rather limited, failing to de?ne basic concepts such as celestial body.

The Eloquence Of Grace

Author: James M. Childs
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894630
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Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the preacher's theologian, Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve.