World on the Edge

How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse Lester Brown. World on
the Edge is a response to these questions. As to how much time we have left with
business as usual, no one knows for sure. We are handicapped by the difficulty ...

Author: Lester Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113654075X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

The World on Edge

Edward S. Casey identifies how important edges are to us, not only in terms of how we perceive our world, but in our cognitive, artistic, and sociopolitical attentions to it.

Author: Edward S. Casey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253026717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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From one of continental philosophy's most distinctive voices comes a creative contribution to spatial studies, environmental philosophy, and phenomenology. Edward S. Casey identifies how important edges are to us, not only in terms of how we perceive our world, but in our cognitive, artistic, and sociopolitical attentions to it. We live in a world that is constantly on edge, yet edges as such are rarely explored. Casey systematically describes the major and minor edges that configure the human and other-than-human realms, including our everyday experience. He also explores edges in high- stakes situations, such as those that emerge in natural disasters, moments of political and economic upheaval, and encroaching climate change. Casey’s work enables a more lucid understanding of the edge-world that is a necessary part of living in a shared global environment.

Walking on the Edge of the World

Recapitulates the tumult, idealism, and passion of the 1960s as the author retraces his career as a reporter for "Look" magazine, acknowledging the tremendous formative influences that the era had on him.

Author: George Leonard

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395483114

Category: Journalists

Page: 388

View: 107

Recapitulates the tumult, idealism, and passion of the 1960s as the author retraces his career as a reporter for "Look" magazine, acknowledging the tremendous formative influences that the era had on him.

At the Edge of the World

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Author: Jean Mohr

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890481

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 171

View: 771

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

With the World on the Edge of an Economic Slowdown it is More Important Than Ever to Talk Up IP s Potential

Author: D. Elliott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economic development

Page: 1

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The Wall at the Edge of the World

Deeply researched and utterly enthralling, this is a searing historical epic perfect for fans of Ben Kane, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

Author: Damion Hunter

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788637151

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 564

Save lives... Or take them? A gripping novel of the Roman frontier. Ebook includes a new short story, entitled The West Pasture Army Medic Postumus Justinius Corvus is a long way from his native Britannia, in the Syrian provinces at the far corner of Empire. But now he is going home, unexpectedly promoted to Senior Surgeon in the Sixth. The new Emperor faces problems in the far flung island at the edge of Empire. Trouble is brewing north of the Wall. The tribes are stirring, a new conflict is brewing, old and new loyalties will be tested. Postumus will find himself at the heart of the maelstrom – and with his hands soaked in blood... Deeply researched and utterly enthralling, this is a searing historical epic perfect for fans of Ben Kane, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. Praise for The Wall at the Edge of the World ‘A fine mix of story and history, and the author manages to shed light on a period when the Roman Empire flexed its muscles at the edge of the world’ Historical Novel Society ‘The finest sense of history, character and narrative I’ve seen since Rosemary Sutcliffe’ Delia Sherman, author of Changeling

Dancing at the Edge of the World

The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802135292

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 306

View: 876

The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

Light at the Edge of the World

In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking.

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781926706894

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 207

For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world’s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. As he investigates the dark undercurrents tearing people from their past and propelling them into an uncertain future, Davis reiterates that the threats faced by indigenous cultures endanger and diminish all cultures.

The Centre of the World at the Edge of a Continent

While Cape Breton's culture is typically depicted as a scenic snapshot of Scottish fiddlers and tartans, the essay in this book go beyond this tourism image.

Author: Carol Corbin

Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

ISBN: 9780920336823

Category: Cape Breton Island (N.S.)

Page: 247

View: 977

While Cape Breton's culture is typically depicted as a scenic snapshot of Scottish fiddlers and tartans, the essay in this book go beyond this tourism image. Focusing on pastimes, the arts, community, family and identity, the authors have interpreted the ways that cultural practices act to maintain a cohesive and rich social world on this singular island. The themes in this book offer Cape Bretoners a glance at themselves and provide visitors with unsung sketches of Cape Breton life.

Angels on the Edge of the World

In a view that sweeps from the tenth century to the mid 16th century, this text shows how the English people's concern with their island's relative isolation on the global map contributed to the emergence of a distinctive English national ...

Author: Kathy Lavezzo

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473098

Category: History

Page: 191

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In a view that sweeps from the tenth century to the mid 16th century, this text shows how the English people's concern with their island's relative isolation on the global map contributed to the emergence of a distinctive English national consciousness in which marginality came to be seen as a virtue.

The Tower at the Edge of the World

There is the perspective of both the child and the old man looking back at his life as a child. Although there is a lot of tangible detail and recognisable characters the book has a mythic quality.

Author: William Heinesen

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 191021373X

Category: Welsh fiction

Page: 153

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Island on the Edge of the World

In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.

Author: Charles MacLean

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847674720

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 139

For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Their society was viable, utopian even; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them money, disease and despotism. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.

Wonder at the Edge of the World

In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl who wants to know everything challenges her assumptions about family, loyalty, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy--and to begin creating her own.

Author: Nicole Helget

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316245097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 235

In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl who wants to know everything challenges her assumptions about family, loyalty, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy--and to begin creating her own. Hallelujah Wonder wants to become one of the first female scientists of the nineteenth century. She knows every specimen and rare artifact that her explorer father hid deep in a cave before he died, and she feels a great responsibility to protect the objects (particularly a mesmerizing and dangerous one called Medicine Head) from a wicked Navy captain who would use it for evil. Now she and her friend Eustace, a runaway slave, must set out on a sweeping adventure by land and by sea to the only place where no one will ever find the cursed relic.... In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl who wants to know everything challenges her assumptions about family, loyalty, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy--and to begin creating her own.

The Wall at the Edge of the World

Trapped inside a walled city of telepaths in the Earth's distant past, Danlo Ree feels isolated and alone, until he is kidnapped by a band of wild humans who give him a taste of freedom. Original.

Author: Jim Aikin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780441871407

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 338

Trapped inside a walled city of telepaths in the Earth's distant past, Danlo Ree feels isolated and alone, until he is kidnapped by a band of wild humans who give him a taste of freedom. Original.

Safe at the Edge of the World

In Safe at the Edge of the World, author Jean Grainger captures the soothing beauty of Ireland in the lives of those fleeing a criminal bent on revenge.

Author: Jean Grainger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544249339

Category:

Page: 312

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Sequel to the #1 Bestseller, The Tour. When a shadowy couple turn up on Conor O'Shea's grand tour of Ireland, the tranquility of Ireland's landscape acts as a shelter against the stormy reality of the life they left behind. On the run from a notorious mob boss, this mysterious couple flees the U.S. in search of sanctuary on the shores of the Emerald Isle, hoping to blend in with the tourists. In their wake lies a mafia family's secrets and a scarred priest torn between his duty to the cloth and to the truth. Intriguing and uniquely consuming, Father Declan Sullivan's tale of destiny and duty lies at the feet of those he has betrayed. Can distance and deliverance save the innocent in their desperate pursuit for peace, or will evil catch up to them all? In Safe at the Edge of the World, author Jean Grainger captures the soothing beauty of Ireland in the lives of those fleeing a criminal bent on revenge.

House at the Edge of the World

Drunken wakes, mistaken corpses, strongman competitions with mountain goats, and salmon poaching at midnight by the light of a torch while hiding from the police, are among the poignant and comic anecdotes littered throughout this honest, ...

Author: Tim Haynes

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781919931104

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 792

Drunken wakes, mistaken corpses, strongman competitions with mountain goats, and salmon poaching at midnight by the light of a torch while hiding from the police, are among the poignant and comic anecdotes littered throughout this honest, funny story. Such hilarious events are inevitable for the South African family that spends four years living in rural Ireland, rebuilding their dream stone cottage from scratch, dealing with meddling locals, and learning to appreciate the country folk's very strange antics.

Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World

Author: Francis Kingdon Ward

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Assam (India)

Page: 224

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On the Edge of the World

"Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to the far reaches of Eastern Siberia, Nicolai Leskov (1831-1895), the master of hte Russian short story, delights the reader with a tale of adventure and substance.

Author: Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881411188

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 747

Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion. Includes appendix, 7 line drawings.

To the Edge of the World

A fictionalized version of Robert Fitzroy's expedition on the HMS Beagle to the Tierra del Fuego and his encounters with Charles Darwin.

Author: Harry Thompson

Publisher: Lawson Library Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781596922259

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 139

A fictionalized version of Robert Fitzroy's expedition on the HMS Beagle to the Tierra del Fuego and his encounters with Charles Darwin.

The Phone Box at the Edge of the World

It will break your heart and soothe your soul' Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars 'Mesmerising . . . beautiful . . . a joy to read' Joanna Glen, Costa shortlisted author of The Other Half of Augusta Hope 'Spare ...

Author: Laura Imai Messina

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 178658042X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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*A moving, unforgettable story, inspired by true events* 'Absolutely breathtaking' Christy Lefteri, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo. We all have something to tell those we have lost . . . On a windy hill in Japan, in a garden overlooking the sea stands a disused phone box. For years, people have travelled to visit the phone box, to pick up the receiver and speak into the wind: to pass their messages to loved ones no longer with us. When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she is plunged into despair and wonders how she will ever carry on. One day she hears of the phone box, and decides to make her own pilgrimage there, to speak once more to the people she loved the most. But when you have lost everything, the right words can be the hardest thing to find . . . Then she meets Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of their loss. What happens next will warm your heart, even when it feels as though it is breaking... The Phone Box at the Edge of the World is an unforgettable story of the depths of grief, the lightness of love and the human longing to keep the people who are no longer with us close to our hearts. 'A moving and uplifting anatomisation of grief and the small miraculous moments that persuade people to start looking forward again' Sunday Times 'Strangely beautiful, uplifting and memorable, it's a book to savour' Choice, Book of the Month 'A poignant, atmospheric novel dealing with love, coming to terms with loss and the restoration of one's self' Daily Mail 'A story about the dogged survival of hope when all else is lost . . . A striking haiku of the human heart' The Times 'Beautiful. A message of hope for anyone who is lost, frightened or grieving' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of After the End 'Incredibly moving. It will break your heart and soothe your soul' Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars 'Mesmerising . . . beautiful . . . a joy to read' Joanna Glen, Costa shortlisted author of The Other Half of Augusta Hope 'Spare and poetic, this beautiful book is both a small, quiet love story and a vast expansive meditation on grieving and loss' Heat 'A perfect poignant read' Woman & Home