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"Nature and the city have most often functioned as opposites within Western culture, a dichotomy that has been reinforced (and sometimes challenged) by religious images. Bohannon argues here that cities and natural environments, however, are both connected and continually affected by one another. He shows how such connections become overt during natural disasters, which disrupt the narratives people use to make sense of the world, including especially religious narratives, and make them more visible. This book offers both a theoretical exploration of the intersection of the city, nature, and religion, as well as a sociological analysis of the 1997 flood in Grand Forks, ND, USA. This case study shows how religious factors have influenced how the relationship between nature and the city is perceived, and in particular have helped to justify the urban control of nature. The narratives found in Grand Forks also reveal a broader understanding of the nature of Western cities, highlighting the potent and ethically-rich intersections between religion, cities and nature. "
Environmental permits enable regulatory agencies to control the disturbance and degradation of the environment caused by man's activities. Created by governments through legislation, the permit processes are administered by elected officials. Environmental legislation is relatively new as an independent field of the law: the laws themselves are primarily a conglomeration of older legal doctrines from other fields of law, modified and adapted for particular situations (Landau and Rheingold 1971). Like other laws, environmental laws are meant to serve and protect the rights and well-being of the public. However, like other laws, they have created confusion, a proliferation of costly paperwork, and some inequities. Numerous statutes, dealing with most aspects of pollution, exist at every level of government-so many, in fact, that they frequently conflict and overlap. These statutes establish a public policy toward polluters. They also empower the regulatory bodies that issue permits. It would be impossible to compile a list of requirements for each type of permit. Therefore, this book will acquaint the reader with the common aspects of environmental permits: their terminology, components, and application processes. This book covers the permit process from initial agencies/applicant contacts through application parts and procedures, to application approval. Special emphasis has been placed on bringing together copies of laws and lists of agencies as appendices. The appendices give the reader easy access to materials that will help clarify the permit process.
Will there always be war, crime, inequality and poverty? How can I eliminate the chaos in my life? What is the meaning of life? How can I create positive change? Some of the answers to such questions can be found in International Men's Day. This book will introduce you to International Men's Day and reveal the relevance and importance of your life to humanity. Furthermore, themes such as gender relations, family relationships, health, environmental protection, violence and racism are explored. Despite reading self-help books, attending motivational seminars and taking medication you might be feeling disillusioned. Maybe there is a feeling of emptiness that cannot be adequately filled or overcome. What could be the solutions? This book presents ideas and suggestions for a more productive and peaceful life. Yes, we can cross barriers, reduce the friction and solve conflicts in our world. This is a movement to reshape our perspectives, enrich lives and emphasize the interconnectedness of society. Indeed, this message is essential for our progress, personal growth, empowerment and enlightenment. It will appeal to those persons who are eager to contribute to a global campaign that is peaceful and embraces everyone.
Too many older adults look upon their lives as a shrinking island to which they retire surrounded by their aches and pains, regrets, disappointments, and fears. But not Jean and Edna. They are two gutsy septuagenarians with a hearty outlook on life. Like ancient seers, they have found the answers to the perplexities of daily living and they are eager to share our insight. In addition, they review various products they have discovered that lessen “senioritis” or, at least, make it more tolerable.
In these thirty-some, laugh-out-loud essays, Jean and her friend Edna are opinionated and vociferous. They react to everything from malls, manners, and makeup to birthdays, beauty secrets, and bras. They take on underwear, handbags, clutter, airport security, grandkids, napping, habits, pets, health, saleswomen, travel, coffee shops, and weddings. It took Jean and Edna 77 years a piece to figure out life, but they’ve done it with great aplomb.
Environmental Modeling, Second Edition combines engineering transport fundamentals and equilibrium aquatic chemistry. It brings a uniquely contemporary perspective to the assessment of environmental quality. In addressing key questions about fate, transport, and long-term effects of chemical pollutants in the environment, this inherently practical book gives readers the important tools they need to develop and solve their own mathematical models. The book contains detailed examples from a wide range of crucial water quality areas: conventional pollutants in rivers, eutrophication of lakes, and toxic organic chemicals and heavy metals in both surface and groundwaters.
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