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152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 305 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction: Welcome to the Texas coast
  • Part 1. Assets of the Texas coast. Green assets of the Texas coast ; Gray assets of the Texas coast ; Water assets of the coast, with the assistance of Christy Flatt
  • Part 2. Risks and hazards of the Texas coast. Hurricanes and flooding ; Climate change
  • Part 3. Solutions for the Texas coast. Ecosystem services and ranching ; Birds and ecoplay ; Fishing and kayaking ; Private litigation ; Coastal spirituality ; Entrepreneurship and competition: LEED, SITES, Envision, and the Living Building Challenge
  • Part 4. The future of the Texas coast. Moving forward
  • Part 5. A poetic tribute to the Texas coast. Poetry of the coast.
In this powerful call to action, conservationist and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn offers an unconventional yet feasible plan to protect the Texas coast. The coast is in danger of being damaged beyond repair due to the gradual starvation of freshwater inflows to its bays, the fragmentation of large tracts of land, and general public neglect. Most importantly, it is threatened by our denial that the coast faces major threats and that its long-term health provides significant economic benefits. To save coastal resources, a successful plan needs to address the realities of our current world. The challenge is to sustain an economy that creates optimism and entrepreneurship while considering finite natural resources. In other words, a successful plan to save the Texas coast needs to be about making money. Whether visiting with farmers and ranchers or oil and chemical producers, Blackburn recognizes that when talking about the natural environment in monetary terms, people listen. Many of the services we get from the coast are beginning to be studied for their dollar values, a trend that might offer Texas farms and ranches the potential for cash flow, which may in turn alter conservation practices throughout Texas and the United States. Money alone cannot be the only motivation for caring about the Texas coast, though. Blackburn encourages Texans to get to know this landscape better. Beautifully illustrated and accessibly written, A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast weaves together a challenging but promising plan to protect the coast through economic motivation, thoughtful litigation, informed appreciation, and simple affection for the beauty and life found on the Texas coast.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495787 20171204
Green Library
xxxiii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
  • Pre-Amble : Learning to Walk
  • Part One : Birthing
  • Endlessly Rocking
  • The Nature within Us
  • Tracking Stories
  • Ladder to the Pleiades
  • Part Two : Wilding
  • The Adventures of Peavine and Charlie
  • The Wild within Our Walls
  • Playing with the Stick
  • Freebirds
  • Part Three : Humbling
  • Finding the Future Forest
  • My Children's First Garden
  • The Hills are Alive
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Coda : The V.E.C.T.O.R.L.O.S.S. Project.
"Reflections on raising two young daughters in an extreme desert landscape"--From author's website.
Combining natural history, humor, and personal narrative, "Raising Wild" is an intimate exploration of Nevada s Great Basin Desert, the wild and extreme land of high desert caliche and juniper, of pronghorn antelope and mountain lions, where wildfires and snowstorms threaten in equal measure. Within this remote, high desert landscape sits the home of Michael Branch, where he, his wife, and their two curious little girls brazenly live among the packrats and ground squirrels, rattlesnakes and scorpions. In Branch s hands, this exceedingly barren and stark landscape becomes a place teeming with energy, surprise, and an endless web of connections that ultimately includes his family and home. It is in this desert setting where, in building a ladder to the stars, one can find a connection to the past and to the heavens; where his children s first garden becomes not the quaint blossoming of seed to flower and fruit but a smoke bomb drenched exhibit of futility in the face of the inhospitable desert environment; where the surprise of fire acts as a reminder all too real of the unknowable that awaits us and for which we can never fully prepare. In this exhilarating, lyrical, and humorous exploration of natural history, Branch reveals a desert wilderness in which our ideas about nature and ourselves are challenged and transformed."
Green Library
xii, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • The trouble with green
  • A mighty bulwark against the blind and raging forces of nature: harnessing the river
  • A distinct color line mutually conceded: race, natural hazards, and the geography of Austin before World War I
  • A mecca for the cultivated and wealthy: progressivism, race, and geography after World War I
  • The playground of the Southwest: water, consumption, and natural abundance in postwar Austin
  • Industry without smokestacks: knowledge labor, the University of Texas, and suburban Austin
  • Building a city of upper-middle class citizens: urban renewal and racial limits on liberalism
  • More and more enlightened citizens: environmental progressivism and Austin's emergent identity
  • Technopolis: the machine threatens the garden
  • Of toxic tours and what makes Austin, Austin: battles for the garden, battles for the city
  • From garden to city on a hill: the emergency of green urbanity.
Green Library
308 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Green Library
96 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Simposio de afroindianidad y desarrollo sustentable / María Clemencia López
  • Los caminos de la afroindianidad / Jesús Chucho García
  • Afroindianidad : antecedentes del evento / César Quintero Quijada
  • La indianidad antes de Colón : los procesos étnicos indianos en el nororiente de Venezuela / Ricardo A. Mata
  • La sociodiversidad : condición ineludible para el desarrollo sustentable / Esteban E. Mosonyi
  • Estado, bien público y ambiente / Marco Sánchez Esparragoza
  • Amazonas : desarrollo posible y deseable / Manuel F. Sulbarán C.
  • Etnicidad y ecología : potencialidades de una alianza entre los pueblos indígenas y afros de Venezuela
  • El Banco Mundial y el desafío de la inclusión social / María Magdalena Colmenares I.
  • Trovo ecológico : sucrense, ojo con la apertura petrolera! / Enrique Viñoles Peña
  • Trovo solidario con mi hermano Warao / Enrique Viñoles Peña
  • Día de la revindicación de la etnicidad : efemeride local en Carúpano que conmemora el Decreto de la abolición de la esclavitud / Juan de Dios Díaz
  • Reflexión sobre la imagen prejuiciada del negro / María Martha Mijares
  • Memoria e imagen del pasado y su proyección en el presente venezolano / Itala Scotto
  • Turiamo / Felix A. Mijares
  • La educación y sus posibilidades para un desarrollo sustentable / Pedro Vicente Rodríguez
  • Redes socioculturales en las comunidades afrovenezolanas / Freddy Reveron
  • Declaración
  • del primer Coloquio "Afroindianidad: Desarrollo Sustentable
  • Manifiesto afroindigenista.
Green Library
273 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource : illustrations, maps, plans
1 online resource : illustrations, maps
xi, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The last journey
  • Sail and anchor
  • Like a landscape
  • Thirst
  • Dawn
  • Finding an elder
  • Know your own bone
  • Finding nonviolence
  • Rain clouds
  • Finding oneself
  • Coming to rest
  • A handmade death
  • The last yurt
  • Epilogue.
"A story of friendship, encouragement, and the quest to design a better world, A Man Apart is the story--part family memoir and part biography--of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow's longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Coperthwaite inspired many by living close to nature and in opposition to contemporary society, and was often compared to Henry David Thoreau. Much like Helen and Scott Nearing, who were his friends and mentors, Coperthwaite led a 55-year-long 'experiment in living' on a remote stretch of Maine coast. There he created a homestead of wooden, multistoried yurts, a form of architecture for which he was known around the world. Coperthwaite also embodied a philosophy that he called 'democratic living,' which was about empowering all people to have agency over their lives in order to create a better community. The central question of Coperthwaite's life was, 'How can I live according to what I believe?' In this intimate and honest account--framed by Coperthwaite's sudden death and brought alive through the month-long adventure of building with him what would turn out to be his last yurt--Forbes and Whybrow explore the timeless lessons of Coperthwaite's experiment in intentional living and self-reliance. They also reveal an important story about the power and complexities of mentorship: the opening of one's life to someone else to learn together, and carrying on in that person's physical absence. While mourning Coperthwaite's death and coming to understand the real meaning of his life and how it endures through their own, Forbes and Whybrow craft a story that reveals why it's important to seek direct experience, to be drawn to beauty and simplicity, to create rather than critique, and to encourage others"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
260 p. ; 16 cm.
Green Library
119 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Green Library
vii, 141 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Green Library
177 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. The Conceptual Bases of Zapotec Farming and Foodways-- 2. Locating Talea: Geography, History, and Cultural Contexts-- 3. The Craft of the Campesino: Measures, Implements, and Artifacts-- 4. "Maize Has a Soul": Rincon Zapotec Notions of Living Matter-- 5. From Milpa to Tortilla: Growing, Eating, and Exchanging Maize-- 6. Sweetness and Reciprocity: Sugarcane Work-- 7. The Invention of "Traditional" Agriculture: The History and Meanings of Coffee-- 8. Agriculture Unbound: Cultivating the Ground between Science Traditions Appendix A. Pronunciation of Rincon Zapotec Terms-- Appendix B. Talean Food Plants-- Appendix C. Talean Livestock and Game Animals-- Appendix D. Selected Average Crop Yields-- Appendix E. Recipes Notes-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292728325 20160528
Zapotec farmers in the northern sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico, are highly successful in providing their families with abundant, nutritious food in an ecologically sustainable fashion, although the premises that guide their agricultural practices would be considered erroneous by the standards of most agronomists and botanists in the United States and Europe. In this book, Roberto Gonzalez convincingly argues that in fact Zapotec agricultural and dietary theories and practices constitute a valid local science, which has had a reciprocally beneficial relationship with European and United States farming and food systems since the sixteenth century. Gonzalez bases his analysis upon direct participant observation in the farms and fields of a Zapotec village.By using the ethnographic fieldwork approach, he is able to describe and analyse the rich meanings that campesino families attach to their crops, lands, and animals. Gonzalez also reviews the history of maize, sugarcane, and coffee cultivation in the Zapotec region to show how campesino farmers have intelligently and scientifically adapted their farming practices to local conditions over the course of centuries. By setting his ethnographic study of the Talea de Castro community within a historical world systems perspective, he also skilfully weighs the local impact of national and global currents ranging from Spanish colonialism to the 1910 Mexican Revolution to NAFTA.At the same time, he shows how, at the turn of the twenty-first century, the sustainable practices of 'traditional' subsistence agriculture are beginning to replace the failed, unsustainable techniques of modern industrial farming in some parts of the United States and Europe. Roberto J. Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a visiting lecturer in the Department of Anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292728318 20160528
Green Library
122 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
xi, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Beyond the Developmental Gaze-- 1 More Than an Engaged Fieldnote: Collaboration, Dialogue, and Difference-- 2 Disaster and Diaspora: Discourses of Development and Opportunity-- 3 Development Planning: Slaves of Modernity or Agents of Change?-- 4 Local Knowledge, Different Dreams: Planning for the Next Generation-- 5 The Nasa of the North and the Tensions of Modernity-- 6 Beyond Development: The Continuing Struggle for Peace, Justice, and Inclusion-- Conclusion: Countering Development: Indigenous Modernity and the Moral Imagination.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822341482 20160528
Cauca, located in southwestern Colombia, is home to the largest indigenous population in the country, and it is renowned as a site of indigenous mobilization. In 1994, following a destructive earthquake, many families in Cauca were forced to leave their communities of origin and relocate to other areas within the province, where the state provided them with land and housing. Noting that disasters offer communities the opportunity to remake themselves and their priorities, David D. Gow examines how three different communities established after the earthquake wrestled with conflicting visions of development. He shows how they each countered traditional notions of development by moving beyond a myopic obsession with poverty alleviation to demand that Colombia become more inclusive and treat all of its people as citizens with full rights and responsibilities.Having begun ethnographic fieldwork in Cauca in 1995 and returned there annually through 2002, Gow compares the development plans of the three communities, looking at both the planning processes and the plans themselves. In so doing, he demonstrates that there is no single indigenous approach to development and modernity. He describes differences in how each community defined and employed the concept of culture, how they connected a concern with culture to economic and political reconstruction, and how they sought to assert their own priorities while engaging with the existing development resources at their disposal. Ultimately, Gow argues that the moral vision advanced by the indigenous movement, combined with the growing importance attached to human rights, offers a fruitful way to think about development: less as a process of integration into a rigidly defined modernity than as a critical modernity based on a radical politics of inclusive citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822341482 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (305 p.) : ill.


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