Book
196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : illustrations.
The aim of this book is to analyse the current development scenario in the Amazon, using Terra Preta de Indio as a case study. To do so it is necessary to go back in time, both in the national and international sphere, through the second half of the last century to analyse its trajectory. It will be equally important analyse the current issues regarding the Amazon - sustainable development and climate change - and how they still reproduce some of the problems that marked the history of the forest, such as the absence of Amazonian dark earths as a relevant theme to the Amazon. In a world in which the environment gains each time more space in the national and international political agenda, the Amazon stands out. Known around the world for its richness, the South-American forest is the target of different visions, often contradictory ones, and it plays with everyone's imagination. This is where the terra preta de indio - Amazonian Dark Earths - are found, a fertile soil horizon with high concentrations of carbon with anthropic origins, which has generated great interest from the scientific community. Studies on these soils and their so singular characteristics have triggered crucial discussions on the past, present and the future of the entire Amazon region. Despite its singular characteristics, the importance of Amazonian Dark Earths - and a history of a more productive and populated Amazon - was hidden since its discovery around 1880 until 1980, when it is possible to identify the beginning of an increase in the number of research on these soil horizons. These hundred years between the first records and the beginning of the increase in the interest around these soils witnessed structural changes both in the national arena, with the military dictatorship and a change in the place of the Amazon within internal affairs, and in the international arena with changes that reshaped the role of the environment in the political and scientific agendas and the role of Brazil in the global context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319230290 20160619
Book
269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
108 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxiii, 312 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Maurice Strong. Introduction. Part 1: The Journey from Stockholm 1. Reflections on How We Arrived Here (1972) 2. The Journey to Rio (1973-1991). 3. An Earth Summit (1992) 4. Implementing Rio (1993-1996) 5. A Wake-up Call (1997) 6. Rebuilding Momentum (1998- 2001) 7. Johannesburg - Dealing with New Realities (2002) 8. Chasing Dreams (2003-2012) Part 2: The Challenges for the Future. 9. The Governance Gap 10. The Implementation Gap 11. The Democracy Gap. 12. The Economic Gap: Transforming the Econom 13. A Survival Agenda - Twenty-one Actions to Help Save the Planet Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415540254 20160609
Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn't. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet. It looks to the challenges that we face twenty years from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit, " in Rio, in particular in the areas of economics and governance and the role of stakeholders. It puts forward a set of recommendations that the international community must address now and in the the future. It reminds us of the planetary boundaries we must all live within and and what needs to be addressed in the next twenty years for democracy, equity and fairness to survive. Finally it proposes through the survival agenda a bare minimum of what needs to be done, arguing for a series of absolute minimum policy changes we need to move forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415540254 20160609
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxiii, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Maurice Strong. Introduction. Part 1: The Journey from Stockholm 1. Reflections on How We Arrived Here (1972) 2. The Journey to Rio (1973-1991). 3. An Earth Summit (1992) 4. Implementing Rio (1993-1996) 5. A Wake-up Call (1997) 6. Rebuilding Momentum (1998- 2001) 7. Johannesburg - Dealing with New Realities (2002) 8. Chasing Dreams (2003-2012) Part 2: The Challenges for the Future. 9. The Governance Gap 10. The Implementation Gap 11. The Democracy Gap. 12. The Economic Gap: Transforming the Econom 13. A Survival Agenda - Twenty-one Actions to Help Save the Planet Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415540254 20160609
Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn't. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet. It looks to the challenges that we face twenty years from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit, " in Rio, in particular in the areas of economics and governance and the role of stakeholders. It puts forward a set of recommendations that the international community must address now and in the the future. It reminds us of the planetary boundaries we must all live within and and what needs to be addressed in the next twenty years for democracy, equity and fairness to survive. Finally it proposes through the survival agenda a bare minimum of what needs to be done, arguing for a series of absolute minimum policy changes we need to move forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415540254 20160609
Green Library
Book
xxii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / by William Cronon
  • A Global Industry and Global Challenges
  • The Pelagic and the Political
  • World War and the World's Whales
  • Cheaters Sometimes Prosper
  • Melting Down and Muddling Through
  • Save the Whales (for Later)
  • The End of Commercial Whaling
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Whaling Data, 1904-1965.
Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts - and their ultimate failure. Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop "rational" - what today would be called sustainable - whaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues that powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable. Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for today's pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability. Kurkpatrick Dorsey is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295993119 20160612
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Book
xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why do soldiers fight? What keeps them going? What compels them to face death when their long-time comrades have fallen around them? Strangers in Arms addresses these questions in a groundbreaking study of the behaviour, morale, and motivations of Canadian infantrymen on the front lines of the Second World War. Canada's army has long faced intense criticism for its combat performance during the war, and Canada's official history has presented Canadian soldiers as deficient, inexperienced, and unprepared in comparison with their enemies. Questioning entrenched views, Robert Engen explores a trove of contemporaneous documents to create a remarkable new portrait of Canadians at war. Rather than the popular "band of brothers" image of soldier cohesion in battle, he finds staggering casualty rates and personnel turmoil that left Canadian infantrymen often working with and fighting beside men they hardly knew. Yet these strangers in arms continued to fight - effectively and in good spirits - against a tenacious and deadly enemy, triumphing in the face of heartrending loss and sacrifice. Challenging old narratives about the Canadian soldier and supported by cutting-edge empirical and qualitative research, Strangers in Arms crafts a new understanding of what happens at the sharp end of battle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773547254 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm + "List of abbreviations".
This volume provides an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section, the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. The volume concludes with 23 examples from Europe, which include works of Metron, Behnisch & Partner, Sonia Cortesse, Ian Ritchie and Kauffmann Thelig & Partner, amongst others. The author is an architect and has specialized in energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years. She is the author of a monograph on the firm Behnisch & Partner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764366599 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
143 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Archive/Manuscript
128 linear ft. (142 boxes, 41 cartons, 1 map folder)
The collection is divided into two series: Series I. Accession numbers 2001-228 and 2002-226, and Series II. Accession number 2007-256.
The collection contains business and financial records, information on reality tours, reports, leaflets, brochures, newsletters, handouts, guides, Cuba challenge program documents, Soy Cubano files, correspondence, miscellaneous publications, etc. Accession 2017-120 includes audio and video materials as well as photographs and slides.
Special Collections
Book
249 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. The fabulous destiny of biology
  • pt. 2. Biology and the great developmental challenges.
Book
272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans ; 29 cm.
  • Preface (Lord Norman Foster). Introduction (John Frazer). EcoArchitecture (Sara Hart). Bioclimatic Design. Roof-Roof House. Menara Boustead. IBM Plaza. Menara Mesiniaga. EcoMasterplanning. Soma Masterplan. Huanan New City. Plaza of Nations. Transitional Projects. National Library Building. Mewah Oils Headquarters. MAAG Tower. Vertical Urbanism. BATC Tower. Nagoya Expo 2005 Tower. Tokya-Nara Tower. Technical Innovation. Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. UMNO Tower. West Kowloon Waterfront. Vertical EcoInfrastructure. EDITT Tower. Solaris. Spire Edge. L Tower. DiGi Technical Operations Centre. Zorlu Ecocity. Gyeong-Gi Complex. Essay (Ken Yeang). End Statement. Books and Publications by Ken Yeang. Acknowledgements. Climate and Vegetation Maps. Picture Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Ken Yeang's ideas and architecture have been prolifically published worldwide. This book, however, marks the first definitive overview of Yeang's work. As well as an extensive introduction by author Sara Hart, it includes a preface by Lord Foster and a further article by influential architect and academic John Frazer and commentary by Leon van Schaik. The book is organized thematically by project. It features over 30 projects by Ken Yeang drawn from over three decades of practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
viii, 164 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. List of Illustrations. 1. Introduction. 2. Nature, Architecture and Environmental Inquiry. 3. Context: the Regional Dimension. 4. Comfort and Climate in the Selective Environment. 5. Typology in Environmental Design. 6. Generic Models for Selective Design. 7. Case Studies for Selective Design. Case Study One: Apicorp Building, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Architect DEGW. Case Study Two: The Berrill Building, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Architect Feilden Clegg. Case Study Three: Local History Museum and Tourist Office, Kempsey, NSW, Australia, Architect: Glenn Murcutt. Case Study Four: Strawberry Vale School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Architect: Patkau Architects. Case Study Five: Yapi Kredi Operations Centre, Gebze, Turkey, Architect: John McAslan. Case Study Six: Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia, Architect Renzo Piano. Case Study Seven: Eastgate Office Building, Harare, Zimbabwe, Architect: Pearce Partnership. Case Study Eight: Winery, Napanook Vineyard, Yountville, California, USA, Architect: Herzog and de Meuron. Case Study Nine: Torrent Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, Architect: Abhikram Architects and Brian Ford & Associates. 8. An Environmental Design Check List. 9. A Selective Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and meanings. The Selective Environment is an approach to environmentally responsive architectural design that seeks to make connections between the technical preoccupations of architectural science, and the necessity, never more urgent than today, to sustain cultural identity at a time of rapid global, technological change. The underlying proposition is that environmental design strategy should rest upon the function of the building as a selective filter between the extremes of ambient climate and the conditions that determine human comfort. In developing this idea, the discussion ranges across themes of nature and architecture, architectural regionalism, the interpretation of comfort and climate and typology in environmental design. A range of case study buildings, including designs by Glenn Murcutt, Patkau Architects, Renzo Piano and Herzog and de Meuron, serve to relate theory to practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiii, 333 p. ; 25 cm.
The Confederation Paysanne, one of France's largest farmer's unions, has successfully fought against genetically modified organisms (GMOs); but unlike other allied movements, theirs has been led by producers rather than consumers. In Food, Farms, and Solidarity, Chaia Heller analyzes the group's complex strategies and campaigns, including a call for a Europe-wide ban on GM crops and hormone-treated beef, and a protest staged at a McDonald's. Her study of the Confederation Paysanne shows the challenges small farms face in a post-industrial agricultural world. Heller also reveals how the language the union uses to argue against GMOs goes beyond the risks they pose; emphasizing solidarity has allowed farmers to focus on food as a cultural practice and align themselves with other workers. Heller's examination of the Confederation Paysanne's commitment to a vision of alter-globalization, the idea of substantive alternatives to neoliberal globalization, demonstrates how ecological and social justice can be restored in the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822351276 20160610
Green Library
Book
xxi, 317 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The main purpose and theme of The Air Battles of 1940 Over France and Britain is to show how realistic assessments of strengths and losses of both sides are an absolute necessity for commanders in addition to their understanding of the principles of war, the assets and limitations of air power, and their comprehension of production, supply, and sustainability. This consequential work by a pioneer aviation historian fills a significant lacuna in the story of the defeat of France in May-June 1940 and more fully explains the Battle of Britain of July-October of that year and the influence it had on the Luftwaffe in the 1941 invasion of the USSR. Robin Higham approaches the subject by sketching the story and status of the three air forces?the Armee de l'Air, the Luftwaffe, and the Royal Air Force?their organization and preparation for their battles. He then dissects the the campaigns, their losses and replacement policies and abilities. He paints the struggles of France and Britain from both the background provided by his recent Two Roads to War: From Versailles to Dunkirk (NIP, 2012) and from the details of losses tabulated by After the Battle's The Battle of Britain (1982, 2nd ed.) and Peter Cornwell's The Battle of France Then and Now (2007), as well as in Paul Martin's Invisible Vainqueurs (1990) and from the Luftwaffe summaries in the British National Archives Cabinet papers. One important finding is that the consumption and wastage was not nearly as high as claimed. The three air forces actually shot down only 19 percent of the number claimed. In the RAF case, in the summer of 1940, 44 percent of those shot down were readily repairable thanks to the salvage and repair organizations. This contrasted with the much lower 8 percent for the Germans and zero for the French. Brave as the aircrews may have been, the inescapable conclusion is that awareness of consumption, wastage, and sustainability were intimately connected to survival.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612511115 20160609
Green Library
Book
[2], 24, [27] pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 33 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Keeping Oregon Green is a new history of the signature accomplishments of Oregon's environmental era: the revitalization of the polluted Willamette River, the Beach Bill that preserved public access to the entire coastline, the Bottle Bill that set the national standard for reducing roadside litter, and the nation's first comprehensive land use zoning law. To these case studies is added the largely forgotten tale of what would have been Oregon's second National Park, intended to preserve the Oregon Dunes as one of the country's first National Seashores. Through the detailed study of the historical, political, and cultural contexts of these environmental conflicts, Derek Larson uncovers new dimensions in familiar stories linked to the concepts of "livability" and environmental stewardship. Connecting events in Oregon to the national environmental awakening of the 1960s and 1970s, the innovative policies that carried Oregon to a position of national leadership are shown to be products of place and culture as much as politics. While political leaders such as Tom McCall and Bob Straub played critical roles in framing new laws, the advocacy of ordinary citizens-farmers, students, ranchers, business leaders, and factory workers-drove a movement that crossed partisan, geographic, and class lines to make Oregon the nation's environmental showcase of the 1970s. Drawing on extensive archival research and source materials, ranging from poetry to congressional hearings, Larson's compelling study is firmly rooted in the cultural, economic, and political history of the Pacific Northwest. Essential reading for students of environmental history and Oregon politics, Keeping Oregon Green argues that the state's environmental legacy is not just the product of visionary leadership, but rather a complex confluence of events, trends, and personalities that could only have happened when and where it did.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718717 20170227
Green Library
Book
82 p. : ill., maps, ports., facsims. ; 18 x 20 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

20. El Capital ausente [2003]

Book
6 v. (2274 p.) : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • v. 1. De Toledo a Pachacuteh
  • v. 2. Los paradigmas culturales en el funcionamiento de la sociedad y la economía nacional
  • v. 3. Efectos pragmáticos de los paradigmas 1: Castas y sistema financiero
  • v. 4. Efectos pragmáticos de los paradigmas 2: El Estado cómplice
  • v. 5. Efectos pragmáticos de los paradigmas 3: Los saldos de la historia
  • v. 6. Cómo recuperarlo.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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