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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsq-6LAeYKk
American Environmental Politics since 1964
Author: James Morton Turner
Publisher: University of Washington Press
An exploration of the relationship between the means and the ends in green politics.
Environmentalism and the Public Sphere
Author: Douglas Torgerson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Political Science
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 Mpondombini 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.
King Justice Mpondombini Sicau's struggle for the amaMpondo Kingdom
Author: John GI Clarke
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.
Author: Jennifer Lou Davis-Berman,Dene Stuart Berman
Publisher: Assn for Experiential Educ
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
Author: Doug Scott
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
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
Author: Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The Myth of Wilderness in Modern American Literature
Author: Patricia Ross
Category: Literary Criticism
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
Author: Abraham Park
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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.
Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
An Exposition of Second Peter
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
This work offers an analysis of the way in which the phenomenon of not in my backyard! operates in the United States. The author takes the situation further by offering hope for a heightened public engagement with the pressing environmental issues of the day.
Author: Adolf G. Gundersen
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
"A detailed presentation of Lewis Henry Morgan's life from his early work with the Iroquois to his defense of American capitalism to his strange posthumous career among international leftists up to Morgan's influence among today's environmentalists, anarchists, feminists, and other social visionaries"--Provided by publisher.
The Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan
Author: Daniel Noah Moses
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A study of America's changing attitude toward wilderness, discussing efforts to protect the Alaskan wilderness, trends in wilderness management, and the international perspective.
Author: Roderick Nash
Publisher: Yale University Press
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.
Toward a Theology of Wilderness
Author: Robert Barry Leal
Publisher: Peter Lang
Illuminates the underlying truth held in common by the Holy Bible and the Bhagavad Gita.
The True Teaching of the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita
Author: J. Donald Walters
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
William Barclay explores the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as presented in the Old Testament, the Gospels and the book of Acts. This reissue of an older Westminster Press title makes a welcome addition to the highly popular William Barclay Library series. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Author: William Barclay
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press