326 pages , Princeton University Press , 2010 Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us--or even the simplest biological organisms--are unique to the universe? How to Find a Habitable Planet descr...[Read More]
288 pages , Bloomsbury Publishing , 2018-01-25 Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest examines how the Eurovision Song Contest has reflected and become intertwined with the history of postwar Europe from a political perspective. Established in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is the world's largest popular music event and one of the most popular television progr...[Read More]
Cambridge University Press , 2010-02-18 Written for researchers and practitioners in environmental pollution, management and ecology, this interdisciplinary account explores the ecological issues associated with industrial pollution to provide a complete picture of this important environmental problem from cause to effect to solution. Bringing together diverse viewpoints from ac...[Read More]
Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming in general features practices that strive to cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in farming. In general, organic foods are al...[Read More]
In ecology, rarefaction is a technique to assess species richness from the results of sampling. Rarefaction allows the calculation of species richness for a given number of individual samples, based on the construction of so-called rarefaction curves. This curve is a plot of the number of species as a function of the number of samples. Rarefaction curves generally grow rapidly at first, as the mos...[Read More]
Open Dissertation Press , 2017-01-26 This dissertation, "A Proposal to Reform Environmental Education in Hong Kong to Increase Understanding of Sustainable Development" by King-yin, Lee, 李敬賢, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation...[Read More]
2004-06-22T07:00:00Z Kuhns makes Lewis Mumford the first futurist that he discusses in The Post-Industrial Prophets (1971), Carey (1997) identifies Mumford (along with Innis) as a major influence on McLuhan, and Nystrom (1973) goes so far as to single out Mumford's Technics and Civilization (1934) as media ecology's "founding work" (p.10). This is despite the fact that Mumford did not f...[Read More]
Ecolo Japan is a political think tank/Institute, which aims to expand Green politics all over the country. It mainly consists of Japanese young ecologists who have interest in international environmental issues. Their philosophy is to realize a "sustainable society" in the country, by making policies respecting ecology, social justice, non-violence, self-determination and participatory democracy.