Monarchs in a Changing World

Monarch migration, behavior, and chemical ecology have been studied for decades. Yet many aspects of monarch biology have come to light in only the past few years.

Author: Karen S. Oberhauser

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455596

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 990

Monarch butterflies are among the most popular insect species in the world and are an icon for conservation groups and environmental education programs. Monarch caterpillars and adults are easily recognizable as welcome visitors to gardens in North America and beyond, and their spectacular migration in eastern North America (from breeding locations in Canada and the United States to overwintering sites in Mexico) has captured the imagination of the public. Monarch migration, behavior, and chemical ecology have been studied for decades. Yet many aspects of monarch biology have come to light in only the past few years. These aspects include questions regarding large-scale trends in monarch population sizes, monarch interactions with pathogens and insect predators, and monarch molecular genetics and large-scale evolution. A growing number of current research findings build on the observations of citizen scientists, who monitor monarch migration, reproduction, survival, and disease. Monarchs face new threats from humans as they navigate a changing landscape marked by deforestation, pesticides, genetically modified crops, and a changing climate, all of which place the future of monarchs and their amazing migration in peril. To meet the demand for a timely synthesis of monarch biology, conservation and outreach, Monarchs in a Changing World summarizes recent developments in scientific research, highlights challenges and responses to threats to monarch conservation, and showcases the many ways that monarchs are used in citizen science programs, outreach, and education. It examines issues pertaining to the eastern and western North American migratory populations, as well as to monarchs in South America, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and Europe. The target audience includes entomologists, population biologists, conservation policymakers, and K–12 teachers.

Politics in a Changing World

about which person succeeds the current monarch. This is one of the benefits of
the hereditary monarch system: The clear line of succession means that violent
clashes over leadership can be avoided when a reigning monarch dies. Although
 ...

Author: Marcus E. Ethridge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305161807

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 383

From coverage of the United States 2012 presidential election to the upheaval in the Arab world, POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD offers up-to-date information and in-depth coverage of the key topics of political science: legislative, executive, judicial, and bureaucratic institutions; political parties; voting; interest groups; political culture and ideology. Illustrated by a series of brief country studies, the Seventh Edition will help you gain a comparative understanding of the actors and institutions that play a part in diverse political systems, the political choices people make, the causes and consequences of war, and the stakes of politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Political History in a Changing World

Govind Chandra Pande, S. K. Gupta, Shankar Goyal. - - interpretation of feudal
monarchy . 18 In ancient India also there were a large number of ceremonials
and symbols connected with political life . Some work has already been done on
a ...

Author: Govind Chandra Pande

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 392

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Contributed articles on the writing of political history of ancient India.

Global Politics in a Changing World

State Sovereignty The idea of state sovereignty was at the heart of the state
system and provided the justification for monarchs' behavior toward lesser nobles
and toward one another. During the centuries when Europe's states were
solidifying ...

Author: Richard W. Mansbach

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618522804

Category: Political Science

Page: 468

View: 254

This unique reader goes beyond the traditional concept of international relations as simply interactions between states. It instead addresses all the players in the current global political scene, from international companies and intergovernmental organizations to traditional states and terrorist organizations. Global Politics blends conceptual writings on international relations with current events coverage from journalistic sources. Case materials are drawn from all major geographic regions in order to emphasize the global nature of these issues in the post–Cold War period. Each chapter approaches the key topics first from a scholarly/theoretical view, then follows with readings presenting a news/current events context. The readings provide a stimulus for informed debate and discussion, and they encourage students to view daily events as part of a larger process of change. Up-to-date readings, editorials, and news items drawn from a distinctive blend of scholarly and journalistic sources keep students informed of the latest international issues and events. Each chapter is framed by an brief essay at the beginning and a series of topics for consideration at the close. This technique creates a context for the reading and provides a starting point for class discussions.

People in a Changing World

The expansion of trade to include the New World greatly added to the wealth of
those nations that shared in the trade , and further strengthened the power of
their kings . In fact , in several Western European nations the king's power
became so ...

Author: Carl Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economic geography

Page:

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The United Nations And Changing World Politics

For example , Jean Bodin , a sixteenthcentury French economics writer , thought
the notion of sovereignty a useful argument on behalf of the monarchs of new
states who were trying to suppress the power of feudal officials contesting the ...

Author: Thomas G Weiss

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813399621

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 704

In this fresh, thematic text, the authors bring the UN alive from its historical foundations to its expanding role in the post–Cold War arena. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions. Using insights from their practical as well as academic experience with the UN, the authors show how the UN has influenced norms and operations in three key areas—security, human rights, and sustainable development—and provide recommendations for improved UN performance in the future. Well-documented and illustrated, The United Nations and Changing World Politics is essential to a comprehensive and contemporary understanding of the world's leading intergovernmental organization.

Human Values in a Changing World

The Church , however , at the most vigorous periods of its history has required
that men be prepared to kill in the cause of just warfare and especially in defence
of the Church and Christian monarchs . Executioners were to accept their task as
 ...

Author: Bryan Wilson

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

View: 376

In a spontaneously wide-ranging conversation one winter evening in Japan, sociologist of religion Bryan Wilson and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda recognized the importance of explaining and learning about their respective worldviews. "Human Values in a Changing World" is the record of their further exchanges on how they see the religious response to the human condition. Their contrasting approaches - one, as an academic, and the other, as a lay Buddhist - allow for a constructive critique of preconceptions otherwise unexamined in their own cultural contexts."There is an intimate connection between faith and the fruits of commitment," Wilson says at one point. To which Ikeda responds that while the benefits of faith to momentary happiness are perhaps not the core value of a religion, they can inspire and lead people to become aware of that core value or fundamental truth. The two men's observations on the origins of religious sensibilities move from the spiritual and the moral to the politics of private and public life. Although published some years ago, "Human Values in a Changing World" addresses topics and issues which are of perennial importance to human flourishing, including: sexual morality, the limits of tolerance and religious freedom, the future of the family, the belief in an afterlife, and the idea of sin.

Cuba in a Changing World

In effect , this Leninist dogma is similar to that of the " divine right of kings , " in
which name the absolute monarchs used to reign . Both dogmas free those who
exercise power from what the absolute rulers , either monarchical or totalitarian ...

Author: Antonio Jorge

Publisher: University of Miami North South Center Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 443


History in a Changing World

It expressed in its simplest form the widespread desire of all classes for order ,
stability , and stronger government after the turmoil of the two preceding
generations , and everywhere it played into the hands of monarchs to whom the
previous ...

Author: Geoffrey Barraclough

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page: 246

View: 970

Some of the traditional concepts of European historiography are subjected to critical reappraisal with the object of clearing the way for a new view of our European past.

The Changing World

11 But now that two young monarchs of almost identical age rule respectively in
Amman and Baghdad , a designation of a single head of the Hashemites is no
longer easy . Moreover , this family is suspect to many Arabs as too closely ...

Author: William Gordon East

Publisher: London : Harrap

ISBN:

Category: Geography

Page: 1040

View: 154

Områdestudier, landebeskrivelser af verdens lande omkring 1956 herunder politik, befolkningens størrelse, samfundsforhold, regeringsform, handel og industri, råstoffer og grænser til nabostater.

Queen Victoria

Biography of one of Britain's longest reigning monarchs, who managed to keep a place for the British monarchy in a changing world

Author: Dorothy Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780750213349

Category: Great Britain

Page: 32

View: 335

Biography of one of Britain's longest reigning monarchs, who managed to keep a place for the British monarchy in a changing world

Nationalism in a Changing World

Although the principal European peoples were under the rule of monarchs and
military cliques , whose policies were far from international in character , there
came into being among them a self - conscious and progressive intelligentsia ...

Author: Louis Stanley Greenberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nationalism

Page: 142

View: 757


The Challenge to Marine Biology in a Changing World

Proceedings of the International Symposium Commemorating the Centenary of
the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland H.-D. ... headed by no less than 35 monarchs ,
among them the Emperor of Austria and the kings of Great Britain ( as King of ...

Author: H.-D. Franke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Marine biology

Page: 930

View: 911


Southeast Asia in a Changing World

A second major change concerned the position of the monarchy . Reportedly
upset by the fate of monarchs in Indochina , the king had lent active support to the
extreme right - wing elements that staged the 1976 coup . Some Thais felt that by
 ...

Author: Shigekazu Matsumoto

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Asia, Southeastern

Page: 242

View: 701


The Changing World of Christianity

Spain 50 Spain was the world's superpower in the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries . It is often cited ... In 1492 , Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella drove out
the final remnants of an Islamic Empire in the Iberian Peninsula . This event was
 ...

Author: Dyron B. Daughrity

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 863

Christianity has changed. Formerly known as the religion of Europe and North America, it is now a religion of the Global South: Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, Christianity has never been merely a Western phenomenon - it has always been a borderless religion. Indeed, in six of the world's eight cultural blocks, Christianity is the largest faith. With convenient maps, helpful statistics, and concise histories of each of the world's major cultural blocks, The Changing World of Christianity is a dynamic guide for understanding Christianity's new ethos. From Ireland to Papua New Guinea, Argentina to China, South Africa to Russia, this book provides a clear and encyclopedic look at Christianity, the world's largest and most global religion.

Defining Our Role in a Changing World

The concept of an "international community" began with the emergence of nation-
states in Western Europe at the end of the ... Rather than thinking of themselves
as part of one Christendom, European monarchs increasingly sought to promote
 ...

Author: Mark Malkasian

Publisher: Brown Univ Watson Inst for International

ISBN: 9781891306006

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: 183

View: 973


Diplomacy in a Changing World

For the great dividing line was the First World War ( 1914 – 1918 ) , which within
a generation ripened to full stature ... in the world it occurred , was bound to
prejudice British due to the personal weakness of the then chief European
monarchs ...

Author: Stephen Denis Kertesz

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Diplomacy

Page: 407

View: 441


The Changing World of Fashion

The existence of a Court and its attendant ceremonials , and the magic aura that
surrounds even the least ostentatious of monarchs provides a fertile , if
specialized , field in which fashion can flourish . Until the Second World War a
London ...

Author: Ernestine Carter

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN:

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 256

View: 209


India Today and the Changing World Order

the commerce or the material goods took the place of the monarchs , feudal lords
and oligarchy which were controlling or ruling the society . Now they have gone
to the back rows and the capitalists and the top ranking officials who have ...

Author: Nalikiri Swami Das

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 227

View: 132


The Journal of the Polynesian Society

It is only now on the way to a level of political and economic modernisation which
fallen Third World monarchies had and ... expand political participation before
any abrupt change in the office of monarch itself would appear likely , such as the
 ...

Author: Polynesian Society (N.Z.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Polynesia

Page:

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Vols. for 1892-1941 contain the transactions and proceedings of the society.