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Par René Descartes, John J Blom. 1978
Contains Descartes' correspondence, mainly to Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Queen Christina of Sweden, which describes his moral philosophy and… psychology. The introduction sketches Descartes' moral psychology and its relation to his method and metaphysics. 1978. Uniform title: Selections.
Par Karen Bakker. 2007
As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water.… The country's top water experts were assembled to discuss our most pressing issues, from a broad range of perspectives. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of the problem, key failings are identified and solutions are presented for protecting out most important resource. 2007.
Par David T Suzuki. 1998
Suzuki illustrates the continuing need for the preservation of nature through a collection of his newspaper articles and essays. He… covers topics such as the economy, globalization, political shortsightedness, local initiatives and children. He points the way towards a slower way of life that keeps us in tune with the Earth and its riches. 1998.
Par Isaac Asimov. 1974
Par Marjorie Harris. 2009
Harris - who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s - encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to… basics. With information updated for today's society, she shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. 2009.
Par Jane Jacobs. 2004
Architectural and city-planning scholar Jacobs argues that Western civilization in general and North American society in particular are headed for… a period of reconfiguration, chaos, and lost cultural memory. She credits this to the erosion of five key pillars of Western civilization: community and family, higher education, scientific advancement, taxation, and self-policing by learned professions, as well as changes in agriculture and transportation. 2004.
Par Christopher Norris. 1987
Jacques Derrida is one of the most important people in contemporary Anglo-American literary theory. This book sets out to explain… the significance of Derrida's writings and to place them within the western philosophical tradition. The author also discusses some reasons for the massive institutional resistance which has prevented philosophers from engaging seriously with Derrida's work. 1987.
Par Harold Andrew Horwood. 1987
Beginning with a natural history of the Annapolis Basin in Nova Scotia and an account of its earliest inhabitants, the… author describes his seasonal observations and uses them to reflect on the natural world and man's place in it. c1987.
Par Rebecca Lerner. 2013
Forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After… a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. 2013.
Par Delia Owens, Mark Owens. 1984
Adventurous story of two young American zoologists who come to study the wildlife in Kalahari in 1974 and stay for… seven years. The immediate area, a fossil riverbed, is their home from which they watch lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and antelopes. The Owenses' main purpose is to document how species adapt to the harsh terrain and how the drought affects ecosystems. 1984.
Par Diane Ackerman. 2001
A celebration of the sensory pleasures of the garden, from deadheading flowers to studying slugs. Ackerman describes the unexpected drama,… and the sanctuary, that her garden provides. Her hymn to the outdoors and the pleasure we take in it ranges from descriptions of nature's violence to loneliness, portrayed by clamouring male crickets in spring, to sheer wonderment. 2001.
Par Bryan Magee. 1997
The author tells the story of his discovery of philosophy, and in doing so introduces the subject to his reader.… Experiences of everyday life provide discussion of philosophers and explain why certain philosophical questions persistently exercise our minds. 1997.
Par Maude Barlow. 2007
Barlow wants nations to define the world's fresh water as a human right rather than a commercial product, as she… notes that a handful of multinational water companies, abetted by World Bank monetary policies and United Nations political timidity, are bidding for the complete commodification of formerly public water resources. Barlow calls for private citizens and nongovernmental organizations to challenge corporate control of water delivery, agitate for equitable access to clean water, and confront the reality that freshwater supplies are dwindling. Sequel to "Blue gold". 2007.
Par Jared M Diamond. 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" presents a comparative study of societies that have collapsed from ecological problems.… Studies ancient civilizations including the Maya and the Anasazi as well as modern countries like Haiti and Rwanda and proposes global solutions. Bestseller. 2005.
Par Lydia Flem. 1997
A psychoanalyst examines the life and memoirs of the self-professed great lover. Describes Giacomo Casanova's pleasure in reliving his experiences… as he wrote twelve volumes of his reflections. Analyzes his amorous pursuit of women. Some descriptions of sex. c1997. Uniform title: Casanova, ou, L'exercise du bonheur.
Par Kieran Egan. 2000
This narrative is a chronicle of Egan's Zen garden adventure with observations about the "Zen" principles that guided his work.… It is the education professor's first foray into the world of garden writing. 2000.
Par Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel Estella Barnes. 2003
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the… 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism. 2003.
Par Jean Vanier. 1998
Jean Vanier shares his vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He… proposes that by opening ourselves to others, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. 1998.
Par Marq De Villiers. 2015
Water is a renewable resource, but what are its limits? Between drawing down our resources of fresh water at ever-increasing… rates and continuing to pollute water that should have been cleaned up decades ago, are we entering upon a global crisis? Is water a human right? Who owns water? Who is responsible for keeping it clean and ensuring it gets to the people who need it most? Is privatization of ownership and supply networks an unmitigated evil? Assesses the state of water on Earth today and looks at the ways its use and abuse encompasses intersections between our daily personal water use, agriculture, energy policy, climate change, national security, and global conflicts. Follow-up to de Villiers' book "Water". 2015.
Aristotle's children: how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered ancient wisdom and illuminated the Dark Ages
Par Richard E Rubenstein. 2003
Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language… was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford. 2003.