The Promise of Wilderness

American Environmental Politics since 1964

Author: James Morton Turner

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029580422X

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1990

From Denali's majestic slopes to the Great Swamp of central New Jersey, protected wilderness areas make up nearly twenty percent of the parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands that cover a full fourth of the nation's territory. But wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and troublesome ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty and patriotic inspiration to a countercultural ideal and an overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines how the idea of wilderness has shaped the management of public lands since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Wilderness preservation has engaged diverse groups of citizens, from hunters and ranchers to wildlife enthusiasts and hikers, as political advocates who have leveraged the resources of local and national groups toward a common goal. Turner demonstrates how these efforts have contributed to major shifts in modern American environmental politics, which have emerged not just in reaction to a new generation of environmental concerns, such as environmental justice and climate change, but also in response to changed debates over old conservation issues, such as public lands management. He also shows how battles over wilderness protection have influenced American politics more broadly, fueling disputes over the proper role of government, individual rights, and the interests of rural communities; giving rise to radical environmentalism; and playing an important role in the resurgence of the conservative movement, especially in the American West. Watch the book trailer:

The Promise of Wilderness Therapy

Author: Jennifer Lou Davis-Berman,Dene Stuart Berman

Publisher: Assn for Experiential Educ

ISBN: 9780929361161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

View: 8855

A comprehensive guide to how and why wilderness therapy can be a solution for at-risk youth who aren't making headway in traditional therapy. --publisher's description.

The Promise of Green Politics

Environmentalism and the Public Sphere

Author: Douglas Torgerson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822323709

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 3321

An exploration of the relationship between the means and the ends in green politics.

The Promise of Justice. Book One. The Story

King Justice Mpondombini Sicau's struggle for the amaMpondo Kingdom

Author: John GI Clarke

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483503429

Category: History

Page: 71

View: 5367

General Jan Smuts ironically described the amaMpondo in 1936 as "a native tribe considered somewhat backward in comparison to other tribes of the Union of South Africa" yet “unusually conservative and tenacious” resisting “the disintegration of native life.” In the democratic era their struggle for the right to decide their local destinies locally has not become easier. The Promise of Justice is a four part series written to pay tribute to two great amaMpondo Kings: iKumkani Sigcau ka Mqikela (ruled 1867-1905) and his descendent iKumkani Justice Mpondombini Sigcau (ruled 1978-2013). In 1895 Cape Prime Minister Cecil John Rhodes arbitrarily imprisoned King Sigcau for siding with his Chiefs against the harsh impositions of 19th century British colonial rule. In July 2010 King Justice Sigcau was deposed by President Jacob Zuma, mimicking history and threatening to reverse the amaMpondo’s success in preventing their ancestral lands from being mined for titanium and undermining their traditional way of life by the construction a new tolled highway nearby. In search of justice both kings took their cases to the highest courts. After the Constitutional Court hearing on 21st February 2013 King Justice Sigcau told me that he was sure he would win his court case against President Zuma, just as his ancestor had against Rhodes. Ten days later King Justice died unexpectedly, turbo-charging our final conversation with enormous historical significance. His Queen Masobhuza Sigcau kept the case alive on behalf of the AmaMpondo while I frantically worked to complete as much of the story as possible before judgement was handed down. On 13th June 2013 the Court ruled that President Zuma had indeed acted illegally in deposing King Justice Mpondonbini Sigcau. Books One and Two were completed with the Constitutional Court judgement still pending. Books Three and Four were written with the judgment of history still pending, hoping that its course will be made more promising. The Promise of Justice shows how King Sigcau’s extraordinary grasp of history empowered the amaMpondo Royal Family to outshine Cabinet ministers in grounding human rights with meaning. The main protagonists are the rural residents of the Pondoland Wild Coast and their Traditional Leaders, led by King Justice Sigcau. They actualised their human rights to successfully trump the award of mining rights. They showed that environmental rights and customary law, two unique features both entrenched in the South African Constitution, are not mutually contradictory. By integrating both the amaMpondo have inspired all of humanity with a way forward into the future. Book I : The Story, summarises the back story that got King Sigcau into trouble with a government obsessed with selling the amaMpondo mineral resources to the highest bidder. Book II : History (His Story) sharpens the focus on the courtroom dramas of two amaMpondo Kings to save the kingdom from domestication to colonial and neo-colonial powers. Book III : Mystery (My story) describes how my own ancestors helped me ‘write’ the wrongs of my own family history in its intersection with His Story. It confesses Ben Okri’s insight as to why “future flowerings” depend on facing our own truths. In Book IV : Our Story the action moves from Pondoland to the urban metropolis of Gauteng to explain how a principled Johannesburg business leader Wayne Duvenage was inspired by amaMpondo civil courage to hold the South African Government accountable to its citizens. The final instalment is written with but one single reader in mind: the President of the Republic of South Africa. If by the time it is published it is still President Jacob Zuma I hope he will come to the conclusion that if wishes to avoid finding himself on the wrong side of history in the company of Cecil John Rhodes he could offer no greater service to South Africa than to resign his office.

The Enduring Wilderness

Author: Doug Scott

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915278

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 644

A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System. Discussion of current visions valuing wilderness and its place in our culture.

Shouting at the Sky

Troubled Teens and the Promise of the Wild

Author: Gary Ferguson

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 9781591520610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 254

View: 2828

Following the often turbulent emotional and physical passages of teenagers on a successful wilderness therapy program, the author reveals how the great outdoors can transform the lives of America's teens.

The Promise of Happiness


Author: Justin Cartwright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408806223

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5234

The Judds, formerly of London N1, now scattered, are about to be thrown together again by the eldest child Juliet's release from prison in New York. The family is devastated by Juliet's conviction for art theft. The nature of this theft and the reasons for it plague all the protagonists. For Charles, the father, it is a challenge to his sense of rightness and proof of the disintegration of society. For his wife Daphne, it is a source of resentment and puzzlement. Brother Charlie and sister Sophie are less worried by the morality of the theft than by the dissolution of the certainties of family. For Juliet herself is bitter and wounded at being the scapegoat for a victimless crime. And she feels guilty for the pain she has caused. A powerful elegy to the idiocies and intimacies of family love, this is the captivating story of an apparently ordinary English family caught up in uncontrollable events, united again, as much by apprehension as celebration on the return of the prodigal daughter

The Spell Cast by Remains

The Myth of Wilderness in Modern American Literature

Author: Patricia Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135505039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 4808

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Promise of the Eternal Covenant

Author: Abraham Park

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916619

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9972

Following his remarkable exegesis on the first and second periods of Jesus' genealogy, the best-selling author, in the fifth installment of the History of Redemption series, covers the third and final period, which spans the fourteen generations from the Babylonian exile to Jesus Christ. The Promise of the Eternal Covenant sheds light upon the labyrinth-like history of the 600 years before Jesus' birth. Throughout the book, Rev. Abraham Park demonstrates that God is sovereign over all history; the rise and fall of nations, kingdoms, and empires occur all according to God's eternal decrees and providence. His readers will be filled with assurance that God's promise of the Eternal Covenant will certainly be fulfilled. Key features: Redemptive-historical discussions on the fourteen generations and their names in both biblical languages The generations omitted from the third period of Jesus' genealogy and God's redemptive administration therein Everything you need to know about the Babylonian exile and the return therefrom An amazingly comprehensive chart which delineates: Israel's history and chronology of the kings, prophets, and high priest for this era The chronological, geopolitical, and even redemptive-historical relationships between Israel and the world's superpowers like Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt The continuation of the line of the promised seed toward Christ in the turbulent transitions in world history This title is part of the History of Redemption series which includes: Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies Book 2: The Covenant of the Tourch Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant Book 4: God's Profound and Mysterious Providence Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 7945

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

The Promise of American Life

Author: Herbert Croly

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596052724

Category: History

Page: 468

View: 318

Aggressive voices promote minority special interests. Wealth is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. The middle class is under siege. Giant corporations and big business threaten democracy itself.Such was the state of the United States after the Civil War, and if it sounds familiar, then it only underlines the continuing relevance of Herbert Croly's The Promise of American Life, first published in 1909. Croly saw an American culture desperately fragmented, torn by the transformation from a rural, agrarian economy to an urban, industrial one, and called for a righting of societal and economic imbalances through collective national efforts and strong government.President Teddy Roosevelt backed his theories, which also influenced the shape and scope of FDR's New Deal years later. But the historical import of Croly's passionate and stirring manifesto on Progressive political belief is overshadowed by its pertinence to the social and economic issues facing Americans today.American journalist HERBERT CROLY (1869-1930), one of the foremost political philosophers of the early 20th century, helped found The New Republic magazine in 1914.

Wilderness in the Bible

Toward a Theology of Wilderness

Author: Robert Barry Leal

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820471389

Category: Nature

Page: 357

View: 8795

Wilderness in many parts of the globe is under considerable threat from human development. This has important ramifications not only for fauna and flora but also for human well-being. "Wilderness in the Bible" addresses this ecological crisis from a biblical and theological perspective. It first establishes the context of a biblical study of wilderness and then passes to an analysis of the attitudes towards in the canonical biblical record. This provides the biblical basis for the development of a theology of wilderness for the twenty-first century. The Australian wilderness is taken as an illuminating case study.

The Promise of the Land as Oath

A Key to the Formation of the Pentateuch

Author: Suzanne Boorer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110884658

Category: Religion

Page: 485

View: 8228

The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

The Promise of His Appearing

An Exposition of Second Peter

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1591280265

Category: Religion

Page: 111

View: 9815

The book of Second Peter has long troubled biblical scholars and interpreters, who have disputed both its authorship and its claims about the imminent return of Christ. In this study, Peter Leithart offers a preterist reading of the epistle, arguing that it describe first-century events rather than the end of history. At the same time, he maintains orthodoxy, avoiding hyper-preterism and affirming both the real future return of Christ and the epistle's authenticity. Leithart's accessible style and powerful arguments make this book a valuable addition to the discussion surrounding the Bible's apocalyptic prophecies.