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Language and Earth

Author: Bernd Naumann
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1992-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9027245533
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In former times, the study of language was rarely pursued in isolation, and many of the other intellectual concerns that used to be intertwined with language study have long been on the record of historians of linguistics. The present volume is the first to probe into an association of linguistics that has so far been neglected: that with the study of the earth. The relations between linguistics and geology were intimate and manifold as both sciences were emerging in the 18th and 19th century. Highlighted in the contributions to this volume are biographical and institutional contacts, the joint interest in origins and very early developments and in the proper methods of acquiring knowledge about these, common structural and evolutionary concepts, and analogous problems in the classification of domains as fuzzy as languages and rocks.

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Heaven on earth

Author: Rudolf Suntrup
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2009
Genre: Arts, European
ISBN: 9783631564202
Rating: 4.1/5 (642 downloads)

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Für den mittelalterlichen Menschen waren das Bewusstsein und der Lebensalltag vom Glauben an das konkret vorgestellte Jenseits in einer Selbstverständlichkeit und Intensität geprägt, die für den modernen Menschen kaum noch nachvollziehbar ist. Wenngleich die Bildsprache vom 'Himmel' und die Rede vom 'Himmel auf Erden' heute gerade im außerreligiösen Kontext - als Buchtitel, im Schlager, in Redensarten und im Werbetext - verbreitet ist, wird in diesem thematisch geschlossenen Tagungsband in Einzelstudien der Frage nachgegangen, wie im Spätmittelalter und im Übergang zur Frühen Neuzeit die Idealvorstellung vom 'Himmel' auf bestimmte Formen individueller Lebensführung, gesellschaftlicher Organisation und künstlerischer Gestaltung einwirkt. Konkret fassbar wird dies etwa in Bereichen von Politik und Gesellschaft (Herrscher, Staat, Schulwesen, Theokratie), in religiöser Praxis (zweckbestimmte Armenfürsorge, Wallfahrt) und in bestimmten Kunstformen (Meistergesang, geistliches Lied, allegorische Dichtung). Der Band enthält sechs deutschsprachige und drei englische Beiträge. For medieval man heaven was a concrete reality. Belief in the afterlife was self-evident and intense in a way that is difficult to imagine for modern man who knows heaven sooner from booktitles, songs, figures of speech or advertisements than from every-day experience. The contributions to this volume of proceedings, however, deal with the question how in the late-medieval and early-modern period the idealized image of heaven influenced life, society and art. The various essays deal with the impact of this idealism on politics and society (ruler, state, education, theocracy), on religious practice (poor relief, pilgrimage), and on different art forms (Meistergesang, religious song, and allegorical poetry). The volume contains six German and three English contributions.

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The Physics of the Earth's Core

Author: P. Melchior
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1483286460
Rating: 4.6/5 (6 downloads)

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An expanded version of a course on the physics of the Earth's interior by an internationally recognised expert in the field. It is a reference text providing condensed information on those essential physical topics needed by both the non-specialist scientist and student to follow the most recent developments in internal geophysics. It is a key to understanding papers covering theoretical geophysics where the basic formulae, definitions and theorems cannot be explained in detail due to the limited space and thus enables the reader to remain aware of the continuous progress being made in studying the Earth's interior.

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Defending Planet Earth

Author: National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2010-07-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0309149681
Rating: 4.9/5 (81 downloads)

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The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of several observatories that scan the sky searching for NEOs. This, however, is insufficient in detecting the majority of NEOs that may present a tangible threat to humanity. A significantly smaller amount of funding supports ways to protect the Earth from such a potential collision or "mitigation." In 2005, a Congressional mandate called for NASA to detect 90 percent of NEOs with diameters of 140 meters of greater by 2020. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies identifies the need for detection of objects as small as 30 to 50 meters as these can be highly destructive. The book explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies is a useful guide for scientists, astronomers, policy makers and engineers.

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Connect to the Earth

Author: Maria Yraceburu
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 1387935216
Rating: 4.5/5 (16 downloads)

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CONNECT TO THE EARTH for children of all ages introduces Mother Earth to readers through eco-psychology and a good sense of what life within an Earth Relationship can mean. Mother EarthÕs presence helps children learn about the calming effects of being in nature and the benefits of not being afraid in life, demonstrating the wisdom and insight of MariaÕs unique perspective. Illustrations by visionary artist and teacher Jill Stevenson are interlaced with the text making each page a powerful experience. ""I grew up in nature, and it was in Nature that I learned not to be afraid. I found my voice. I learned to calm my emotions. Many years later, I began sharing the ways of EarthWisdom, and have learned that returning children to a relationship with the Earth can mean all the difference in mental health and self esteem as they grow."" What a wonderful offering Ð will help get kids started right! Ð Brooke Medicine Eagle, Metis EarthWisdom teacher

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Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Tim Lenton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-02-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0191028959
Rating: 4.8/5 (59 downloads)

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When humanity first glimpsed planet Earth from space, the unity of the system that supports humankind entered the popular consciousness. The concept of the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting system has rapidly gained ground in science. This new field, involving geographers, geologists, biologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric physicists, is known as Earth System Science. In this Very Short Introduction, Tim Lenton considers how a world in which humans could evolve was created; how, as a species, we are now reshaping that world; and what a sustainable future for humanity within the Earth System might look like. Drawing on elements of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, Lenton asks whether Earth System Science can help guide us onto a sustainable course before we alter the Earth system to the point where we destroy ourselves and our current civilisation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Heavens on Earth

Author: Dr. Michael Orji
Publsiher: Book Venture Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1945960655
Rating: 4.0/5 (55 downloads)

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Fascinating, different, engaging, and inspirational! This book tears down the walls of man-made religion that keeps people away from God. It offers a refreshing perspective of personal relationship with a relational God, presently present and active in the lives of each one of us. The Reflection page is awesome because you can express your thoughts or feelings about message you read. This forty-day transformational prayer journey will set a path to the reawakening and renewal of your spiritual being. Buy the book and keep it in the family. You will be glad you did! — Ahunanya Anga, Law Professor, Houston, Texas

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Back to Earth

Author: Nicole Stott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1541675037
Rating: 4.5/5 (37 downloads)

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Inspired by insights gained in spaceflight, a NASA astronaut offers key lessons to empower Earthbound readers to fight climate change When Nicole Stott first saw Earth from space, she realized how interconnected we are and knew she had to help protect our planetary home. In Back to Earth, Stott imparts essential lessons in problem-solving, survival, and crisis response that each of us can practice to make change. She knows we can overcome differences to address global issues, because she saw this every day on the International Space Station. Stott shares stories from her spaceflight and insights from scientists, activists, and changemakers working to solve our greatest environmental challenges. She learns about the complexities of Earth’s biodiversity from NASA engineers working to enable life in space and from scientists protecting life on Earth for future generations. Ultimately, Stott reveals how we each have the power to respect our planetary home and one another by living our lives like crewmates, not passengers, on an inspiring shared mission

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Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions

Author: National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2004-05-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0309091853
Rating: 4.1/5 (53 downloads)

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Principal-investigator (PI) Earth science missions are small, focused science projects involving relatively small spacecraft. The selected PI is responsible for the scientific and programmatic success of the entire project. A particular objective of PI-led missions has been to help develop university-based research capacity. Such missions, however, pose significant challenges that are beyond the capabilities of most universities to manage. To help NASA's Office of Earth Science determine how best to address these, the NRC carried out an assessment of key issues relevant to the success of university-based PI-led Earth observation missions. This report presents the result of that study. In particular, the report provides an analysis of opportunities to enhance such missions and recommendations about whether and, if so, how they should be used to build university-based research capabilities.

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Theology for Earth Community

Author: Dieter T. Hessel
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2003-08-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1592443109
Rating: 4.3/5 (9 downloads)

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This volume brings together original essays by both seasoned professionals and emerging scholars who examine state-of-the-art scholarship and pedagogy in ecologically-alert theology. Authors assess what various theologians have to offer, and draw implications for reshaping religious and environmental studies, as well as preparing the next generations of church leaders or pastoral workers. What needs to be done, these authors ask, to bring biblical studies, systematics, social ethics, practical theology, spiritual formation, and liturgy up to speed with eco-justice thought and action on environmental questions?

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Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites

Author: Ray Purdy
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2012-11-21
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9004234039
Rating: 4.4/5 (39 downloads)

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Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites is an edited collection analysing emerging legal issues surrounding the use of satellite data as evidence. It considers whether data from satellite technologies can be a legally reliable, effective evidential tool in contemporary legal systems.

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How Do We Know Earth Is Round?

Author: Alix Wood
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1499408633
Rating: 4.8/5 (33 downloads)

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People used to think that Earth was flat, but now we know it isn’t. How did we find out Earth is actually a sphere? How did science help us understand the shape of our planet? Readers will delight in exploring the history and science behind Earth’s spherical shape. They’ll learn how satellite images and modern technology give us an image of the Earth. Readers will also learn all about early scientists and how they gradually came to enlighten others that the Earth wasn’t flat. Clear diagrams and fascinating sidebars help explain this important science topic, as supplemental science experiments give readers the hands-on experience they need to grasp the topic.

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Decision Science for Future Earth

Author: Tetsukazu Yahara
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2021-01-29
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9811586322
Rating: 4.6/5 (22 downloads)

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This open access book provides a theoretical framework and case studies on decision science for regional sustainability by integrating the natural and social sciences. The cases discussed include solution-oriented transdisciplinary studies on the environment, disasters, health, governance and human cooperation. Based on these case studies and comprehensive reviews of relevant works, including lessons learned from past failures for predictable surprises and successes in adaptive co-management, the book provides the reader with new perspectives on how we can co-design collaborative projects with various conflicts of interest and how we can transform our society for a sustainable future. The book makes a valuable contribution to the global research initiative Future Earth, promoting transdisciplinary studies to bridge the gap between science and society in knowledge generation processes and supporting efforts to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Compared to other publications on transdisciplinary studies, this book is unique in that evolutionary biology is used as an integrator for various areas related to human decision-making, and approaches social changes as processes of adaptive learning and evolution. Given its scope, the book is highly recommended to all readers seeking an integrated overview of human decision-making in the context of social transformation.

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Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies

Author: National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010-01-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0309143616
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The United States is currently the only country with an active, government-sponsored effort to detect and track potentially hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs). Congress has mandated that NASA detect and track 90 percent of NEOs that are 1 kilometer in diameter or larger. These objects represent a great potential hazard to life on Earth and could cause global destruction. NASA is close to accomplishing this goal. Congress has more recently mandated that by 2020 NASA should detect and track 90 percent of NEOs that are 140 meters in diameter or larger, a category of objects that is generally recognized to represent a very significant threat to life on Earth if they strike in or near urban areas. Achieving this goal may require the building of one or more additional observatories, possibly including a space-based observatory. Congress directed NASA to ask the National Research Council to review NASA's near-Earth object programs. This interim report addresses some of the issues associated with the survey and detection of NEOs. The final report will contain findings and recommendations for survey and detection, characterization, and mitigation of near-Earth objects based on an integrated assessment of the problem.

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Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire

Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-03-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1933495502
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Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Teacher, artist, and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what those beginnings and endings have to say in your own life." Readers benefit from Paintner's extensive training in theology and Benedictine spirituality, as well as her unique work in bringing the expressive arts to spiritual direction.

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Compressed Earth Block & Rammed Earth Structures

Author: B. V. Venkatarama Reddy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2022-02-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9811678774
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The book focuses on low carbon construction materials such as stabilised compressed earth blocks (CEB’s) and rammed earth (RE). The content has been divided into four broad themes which includes an introduction to earth construction & stabilised earth, stabilised compressed earth blocks and masonry, stabilised rammed earth, and energy, carbon emissions, sustainability and case studies. It provides basic introduction to earthen materials and earthen structures, particularly with reference to the contemporary work on stabilised earth products for structural applications in buildings. The illustrations in the form of graphs, tables and photographs help the reader to get a grip over the CEB and RE construction. The book illustrates many case studies and examples of CEB and RE buildings. The knowledge on structural characteristics of CEB and RE especially with reference to the durability of such earthen products, and the structural design aspects is uniquely dealt. The embodied energy, embodied carbon, and the impact on construction sector touching upon sustainability of buildings is another unique feature of the book. This volume will be a useful guide for the research community, teachers, engineers, architects, building professionals, practicing engineers, students and individuals aspiring to build low carbon and sustainable buildings.

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Looking into the Earth

Author: Alan E. Mussett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2000-10-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1139643649
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Looking Into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics on all scales. It forms an introduction to geophysics suitable for those who do not necessarily intend to become professional geophysicists, including geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and field archaeologists. The book is organised into two parts: Part 1 describes the geophysical methods, while Part 2 illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories. Mathematical and physical principles are introduced at an elementary level, and then developed as necessary. Student questions and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. The book is aimed primarily at introductory and intermediate university students taking courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering. It will also form an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics departments, and will help practising geologists, archaeologists and engineers understand what geophysics can offer their work.