The Resource Foundations of the Earth : Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job, H.H. Shugart

Foundations of the Earth : Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job, H.H. Shugart

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Foundations of the Earth : Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job
Title
Foundations of the Earth
Title remainder
Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job
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H.H. Shugart
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage--which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth--drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides
Biographical or historical data
H. H. "Hank" Shugart holds the W. W. Corcoran Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and has produced more than 400 scientific publications that largely involve systems ecology and ecosystems modeling strongly focused on regional and global change. His previous book How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of Unbalanced Nature is considered a classic in modern ecology.
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IN-ChSCO
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Shugart, H.H
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other
LC call number
GE160.A785
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Bible. Job
  • Climatic changes
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Bible and science
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Global environmental change
  • Natural Sciences
  • Religion and science
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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specialized
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Foundations of the Earth : Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job, H.H. Shugart
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. The Ordinances of the Heavens and Their Rule on Earth: Adaptation and the Cycles of Life
  • 7. The Dwelling of the Light and the Paths to Its Home: Winds, Ocean Currents, and the Global Energy Balance
  • 8. Making the Ground Put Forth Grass: The Relationship Between Climate and Vegetation
  • 9. Feeding the Lions: The Conservation of Biological Diversity on a Changing Planet
  • 10. Making Weather and Influencing Climate: Human Engineering of the Earth
  • 11. Conclusion: Comprehending the Earth
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Laying the Foundation of the Earth
  • 3. Taming the Unicorn, Yoking the Aurochs: Animal and Plant Domestication and the Consequent Alteration of the Surface of the Earth
  • 4. Freeing the Onager: Feral and Introduced Animals
  • 5. Bounding the Seas, Freezing the Face of the Deep: When the Sea Is Loosed from Its Bonds
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource(384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/shug16908
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458505
  • (OCoLC)984658410
  • (DE-B1597)9780231537698
Label
Foundations of the Earth : Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job, H.H. Shugart
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. The Ordinances of the Heavens and Their Rule on Earth: Adaptation and the Cycles of Life
  • 7. The Dwelling of the Light and the Paths to Its Home: Winds, Ocean Currents, and the Global Energy Balance
  • 8. Making the Ground Put Forth Grass: The Relationship Between Climate and Vegetation
  • 9. Feeding the Lions: The Conservation of Biological Diversity on a Changing Planet
  • 10. Making Weather and Influencing Climate: Human Engineering of the Earth
  • 11. Conclusion: Comprehending the Earth
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Laying the Foundation of the Earth
  • 3. Taming the Unicorn, Yoking the Aurochs: Animal and Plant Domestication and the Consequent Alteration of the Surface of the Earth
  • 4. Freeing the Onager: Feral and Introduced Animals
  • 5. Bounding the Seas, Freezing the Face of the Deep: When the Sea Is Loosed from Its Bonds
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/shug16908
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458505
  • (OCoLC)984658410
  • (DE-B1597)9780231537698

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