A World on Edge

A World on Edge
Author: Daniel Schönpflug
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1509818529
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World on Edge Book Excerpt:

A World on Edge reveals Europe in 1918, left in ruins by World War I. With the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age like the comets that have recently passed overhead: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. The sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, whose son died in the war, was translating sorrow and loss into art. Ho Chi Minh was working as a dishwasher in Paris and dreaming of liberating Vietnam, his homeland. Captain Harry S. Truman was running a men’s haberdashery in Kansas City, hardly expecting that he was about to go bankrupt – and later become president of the United States. Professor Moina Michael was about to invent the 'remembrance poppy', a symbol of sacrifice that will stand for generations to come. Meanwhile Virginia Woolf had just published her first book and was questioning whether that sacrifice was worth it, while the artist George Grosz was so revolted by the violence on the streets of Berlin that he decides everything is meaningless. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege was dying – while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy was being born. With novelistic virtuosity, historian Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed year as it was experienced on the ground – open ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Told from the vantage points of people, famous and ordinary, good and evil, who lived through the turmoil and combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug composes a brilliantly conceived panorama of a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, and of a moment in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut once again.

The World on Edge

The World on Edge
Author: Edward S. Casey
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN: 0253026717
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World on Edge Book Excerpt:

From one of continental philosophy's most distinctive voices comes a creative contribution to spatial studies, environmental philosophy, and phenomenology. Edward S. Casey identifies how important edges are to us, not only in terms of how we perceive our world, but in our cognitive, artistic, and sociopolitical attentions to it. We live in a world that is constantly on edge, yet edges as such are rarely explored. Casey systematically describes the major and minor edges that configure the human and other-than-human realms, including our everyday experience. He also explores edges in high- stakes situations, such as those that emerge in natural disasters, moments of political and economic upheaval, and encroaching climate change. Casey’s work enables a more lucid understanding of the edge-world that is a necessary part of living in a shared global environment.

The World on Edge Conflict Rising

The World on Edge  Conflict Rising
Author: Tyler Humphries
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2014-02
ISBN: 1491850663
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World on Edge Conflict Rising Book Excerpt:

Private Taylor McElroy is a brand new eighteen-year-old infantry soldier in the Ocian Army. While on a humanitarian aid mission in the desert country Terrah, he and his unit are greeted by an unexpected visitor. Thrown completely off guard, the Ocians soldiers soon find themselves in a fight against an enemy they never expected they'd have. Over the next few months, these men discover that a threat far greater than anything the world has seen yet is emerging; politics and diplomacy isn't enough. Teamwork, sacrifice, and patriotism are the only factors that decide the fate of a world on edge.

A World on Edge

A World on Edge
Author: Daniel Schönpflug
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1760783439
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World on Edge Book Excerpt:

A World on Edge reveals Europe in 1918, left in ruins by World War I. But with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age like the comets that have recently passed overhead: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. The sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, whose son died in the war, was translating sorrow and loss into art. Ho Chi Minh was working as a dishwasher in Paris and dreaming of liberating Vietnam, his homeland. Captain Harry S. Truman was running a men’s haberdashery in Kansas City, hardly expecting that he was about to go bankrupt – and later become president of the United States. Professor Moina Michael was about to invent the 'remembrance poppy', a symbol of sacrifice that will stand for generations to come. Meanwhile Virginia Woolf had just published her first book and was questioning whether that sacrifice was worth it, while the artist George Grosz was so revolted by the violence on the streets of Berlin that he decides everything is meaningless. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege was dying – while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy was being born. With novelistic virtuosity, historian Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed year as it was experienced on the ground – open ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Told from the vantage points of people, famous and ordinary, good and evil, who lived through the turmoil and combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug composes a brilliantly conceived panorama of a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, and of a moment in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut once again.

Losing Ground

Losing Ground
Author: John R. Nolon
Publsiher: Environmental Law Institute
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1585761141
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Ground Book Excerpt:

America builds on the edge of disaster prone areas on seashores and rivers, next to highly flammable forests, and in valuable wetlands. The property rights and the investment-backed expectations of land owners stand as key hurdles to the use of government regulation to mitigate disasters. While the integration of the natural and built environments is the leitmotif of modern planning philosophy, this causes tremendous tension when trying to reduce the economic, social, and human toll of natural disasters. The challenge of public policy is not to decry these cultural and political realities, but to draw upon them and also to challenge them in the service of sensible environmental regulation. Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge calls attention to the emerging issues involved in building on the edge of vulnerable places, explores why we do this, and proposes ways to mitigate its impact. This volume contains creative thinking and informative analysis about new approaches to ecosystem management and environmental regulation that localities and states can implement to protect the environment, society, and property rights. This book proudly joins ELI s Ground Suite the original critically acclaimed suite of books on land use and environmental law by Professor John Nolon. Show more Show less

World on the Edge How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

World on the Edge  How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
Author: Lester R. Brown
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN: 9780393339499
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World on the Edge How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse Book Excerpt:

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Globalization

Globalization
Author: William H. Mott
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275979171
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Book Excerpt:

Expands the notion of globalization from a narrow, recent, economic trend that captures people to an eternal process and condition that people direct.

America in the World from Truman to Biden

America in the World from Truman to Biden
Author: Simon Serfaty
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-10-30
ISBN: 303081761X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America in the World from Truman to Biden Book Excerpt:

Does America still count in the world? Can the world still count on America? In raising such questions halfway into a series of systemic shocks that began in September 2001, Simon Serfaty, a long-time scholar of international politics, reminds Americans that their country’s well-being and that of the world are intertwined. Play it again, Sam: History is in a foul mood again, and this is no time to come home and leave behind an unfinished European Union facing the ghosts of a revanchist Russia still claiming the Old World as its own; a strategic dark hole in the Greater Middle East, on the eve of a global Sarajevo moment; and China’s surging hegemonic power in a continent fraught with too much history and too little geography. Admittedly, what is good for America may no longer be best for all the West, and what is good for the West may no longer be good for much of the Rest: the unipolar moment is irreversibly over. Yet, writing in an elegant style and with much historical insight, Serfaty argues that even with the old power map irreversibly gone, mainly to the benefit of the non-Western world, a new world order for the twenty-first century will remain dependent on the U.S. role, its capabilities and its efficacy, as well as its leadership and its purpose.

Exploring the Work of Edward S Casey

Exploring the Work of Edward S  Casey
Author: Azucena Cruz-Pierre
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 1441122214
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Work of Edward S Casey Book Excerpt:

An authoritative study of Casey's major themes and ideas, exploring and confirming his impact and contributions to contemporary philosophy.

Those Who Have Borne the Battle

Those Who Have Borne the Battle
Author: James Wright
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1610390733
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Who Have Borne the Battle Book Excerpt:

At the heart of the story of America's wars are our "citizen soldiers" -- those hometown heroes who fought and sacrificed from Bunker Hill at Charlestown to Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, and beyond, without expectation of recognition or recompense. Americans like to think that the service of its citizen volunteers is, and always has been, of momentous importance in our politics and society. But though this has made for good storytelling, the reality of America's relationship to its veterans is far more complex. In Those Who Have Borne the Battle, historian and marine veteran James Wright tells the story of the long, often troubled relationship between America and those who have defended her -- from the Revolutionary War to today -- shedding new light both on our history and on the issues our country and its armed forces face today. From the beginning, American gratitude to its warriors was not a given. Prior to World War II, the prevailing view was that, as citizen soldiers, the service of its young men was the price of citizenship in a free society. Even Revolutionary War veterans were affectionately, but only temporarily, embraced, as the new nation and its citizens had much else to do. In time, the celebration of the nation's heroes became an important part of our culture, building to the response to World War II, where warriors were celebrated and new government programs provided support for veterans. The greater transformation came in the wars after World War II, as the way we mobilize for war, fight our wars, and honor those who serve has changed in drastic and troubling ways. Unclear and changing military objectives have made our actions harder for civilians to stand behind, a situation compounded by the fact that the armed forces have become less representative of American society as a whole. Few citizens join in the sacrifice that war demands. The support systems seem less and less capable of handling the increasing number of wounded warriors returning from our numerous and bewildering conflicts abroad. A masterful work of history, Those Who Have Borne the Battle expertly relates the burdens carried by veterans dating back to the Revolution, as well as those fighting today's wars. And it challenges Americans to do better for those who serve and sacrifice today.

In Defense of Processed Food

In Defense of Processed Food
Author: Robert L. Shewfelt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN: 3319453947
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of Processed Food Book Excerpt:

It has become popular to blame the American obesity epidemic and many other health-related problems on processed food. Many of these criticisms are valid for some processed-food items, but many statements are overgeneralizations that unfairly target a wide range products that contribute to our health and well-being. In addition, many of the proposed dangers allegedly posed by eating processed food are exaggerations based on highly selective views of experimental studies. We crave simple answers to our questions about food, but the science behind the proclamations of food pundits is not nearly as clear as they would have you believe. This book presents a more nuanced view of the benefits and limitations of food processing and exposes some of the tricks both Big Food and its critics use to manipulate us to adopt their point of view. Food is a source of enjoyment, a part of our cultural heritage, a vital ingredient in maintaining health, and an expression of personal choice. We need to make those choices based on credible information and not be beguiled by the sophisticated marketing tools of Big Food nor the ideological appeals and gut feelings of self-appointed food gurus who have little or no background in nutrition.

Place Space and Hermeneutics

Place  Space and Hermeneutics
Author: Bruce B. Janz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN: 3319522140
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Place Space and Hermeneutics Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the hermeneutics of place, raising questions about central issues such as textuality, dialogue, and play. It discusses the central figures in the development of hermeneutics and place, and surveys disciplines and areas in which a hermeneutic approach to place has been fruitful. It covers the range of philosophical hermeneutic theory, both within philosophy itself as well as from other disciplines. In doing so, the volume reflects the state of theorization on these issues, and also looks forward to the implications and opportunities that exist. Philosophical hermeneutics has fundamentally altered philosophy’s approach to place. Issues such as how we dwell in place, how place is imagined, created, preserved, and lost, and how philosophy itself exists in place have become central. While there is much research applying hermeneutics to place, there is little which both reflects on that heritage and critically analyzes a hermeneutic approach to place. This book fills that void by offering a sustained analysis of the central elements, major figures, and disciplinary applications of hermeneutics and place.

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization
Author: Sam Mickey
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN: 1783481382
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization Book Excerpt:

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze, and his contemporaries and successors, in order to explore the ecological problems facing our globally interconnected civilization.

The China Crisis

The China Crisis
Author: James R. Gorrie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN: 1118470788
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Crisis Book Excerpt:

A controversial look at the impending Chinese economiccollapse—the history behind it, its contemporary causes, andits dire implications for the global economy All the experts agree: the 21st century belongs to China. GivenAmerica's looming insolvency and the possibility of the collapse ofthe U.S. dollar, who can doubt that China is poised to take overthe role of economic superpower? Written by political economist andleading financial journalist James Gorrie, this book offers ahighly controversial, contrarian view of contemporary China.Drawing upon a wealth of historical and up-to-the-minute data,Gorrie makes a strong case that China, itself, is on the verge ofan economic crisis of epic proportions. He explains how, caught ina recurrent boom/bust cycle that has played itself out severaltimes over the past sixty years, China is again approaching totaleconomic and social collapse. But with one important differencethis time: they may very well take the entire global economy downwith them. Explores the Chinese communist party's unfortunate history ofmaking costly and very bloody mistakes on an enormous scale One-by-one Gorrie analyzes those critical mistakes and explainshow they may lead to economic collapse in China and globaldepression Describes Chinese "cannibal capitalism," and where its massiveabuse of the country's environment, people, and arable lands isleading that country and the world economy Chronicles China's history of recurring economic crisis andexplains why all the evidence suggests that history is about torepeat itself

D G Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring

D  G  Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring
Author: Lissa McCullough,Elliot R. Wolfson
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 1438485085
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

D G Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring Book Excerpt:

A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind. This book offers a critical introduction to the work of American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014). Leahy's fundamental thinking can be characterized as an absolute creativity in which all creating is "live"—a happening occurring now that manifests a supersaturated polyontological actuality that is essentially created by the logic that characterizes it. Leahy leaves behind the categorial presuppositions of modern thought, eclipsing both Cartesian and Hegelian subjectivities and introducing instead an essentially new form of thinking founded in a nondual logic of creation. The new thinking delineates the absolute unicity of existence as a creative interactivity beyond all traditional dichotomies (such as one vs. many, unity vs. plurality, identity vs. change): a fully "digitized" actuality that is nothing but newness, which inherently implies nothing but change. Through this new form of thinking, change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind. Any reader looking for a quantum leap beyond the thrall of modern and postmodern fixations is invited to hear and apprehend this new thinking that refuses to be conditioned by paradigms, categories, species, genera, walls, bridges, boundaries, or abstractions: an essentially free thinking that embodies creative novelty itself. Lissa McCullough is Lecturer in Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is editor of The Call to Radical Theology by Thomas J. J. Altizer and coeditor (with Brian Schroeder) of Thinking through the Death of God: A Critical Companion to Thomas J. J. Altizer, both also published by SUNY Press. Elliot R. Wolfson is Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His many books include Heidegger and Kabbalah: Hidden Gnosis and the Path of Poiēsis.

The Five Literacies of Global Leadership

The Five Literacies of Global Leadership
Author: Richard David Hames
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 1119177588
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Literacies of Global Leadership Book Excerpt:

New research has exposed our leadership paradigm as a outdated messof flawed models and practices. By working with great leaders andobserving their common attitudes and behaviours, Richard Hames hascracked a universal code based on intelligence, appreciation andcollaboration. This code unlocks Five Literacies of GlobalLeadership. These behaviours are the trade secrets of the artists andalchemists among us. Often instinctively, these leaders chargeothers with energy, search for new perspectives and embracediversity. And they are driven by dialogue. This book revealsapproaches and attitudes that they all share - and that can makeanyone an exceptional leader.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Alice George
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN: 1136174044
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cuban Missile Crisis Book Excerpt:

For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Launched by rash judgment and concluded through circumspect leadership, the Cuban Missile Crisis acted as a catalyst for change during the Cold War. Resolved through back-channel negotiations, the moment is popularly remembered as the closest the world has ever come to full-scale nuclear war. Using government memoranda, personal letters, and newspaper articles The Cuban Missile Crisis, details the actual events of the political history, while explaining widespread public response. In six concise chapters, Alice George introduces the history of Cold War America and contextualizes its political, social, and cultural legacy. This will be a must-read for anyone looking for an in-depth summary of these important events. For additional resources please visit the companion website at http://www.routledge.com/cw/criticalmoments.

The Intelligence of Place

The Intelligence of Place
Author: Jeff Malpas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 147258869X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intelligence of Place Book Excerpt:

Place has become a widespread concept in contemporary work in the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences. Yet in spite of its centrality, place remains a concept more often deployed than interrogated, and there are relatively few works that focus directly on the concept of place as such. The Intelligence of Place fills this gap, providing an exploration of place from various perspectives, encompassing anthropology, architecture, geography, media, philosophy, and the arts, and as it stands in relation to a range of other concepts. Drawing together many of the key thinkers currently writing on the topic, The Intelligence of Place offers a unique point of entry into the contemporary thinking of place – into its topographies and poetics – providing new insights into a concept crucial to understanding our world and ourselves.

Othermindedness

Othermindedness
Author: Michael Joyce
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780472088430
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Othermindedness Book Excerpt:

Meditations on network culture, hypertext, the geography of cyberspace, and interactive film

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva
Author: Sara G. Beardsworth
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 0812694937
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva Book Excerpt:

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva is the latest addition to the highly acclaimed series, The Library of Living Philosophers. The book epitomizes the objectives of this acclaimed series; it contains critical interpretation of one of the greatest philosophers of our time, and pursues more creative regional and world dialogue on philosophical questions. The format provides a detailed interaction between those who interpret and critique Kristeva’s work and the seminal thinker herself, giving broad coverage, from diverse viewpoints, of all the major topics establishing her reputation. With questions directed to the philosopher while they are alive, the volumes in The Library of Living Philosophers have come to occupy a uniquely significant place in the realm of philosophy. The inclusion of Julia Kristeva constitutes a vital addition to an already robust list of thinkers. The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva exemplifies world-class intellectual work closely connected to the public sphere. Kristeva has been said to have “inherited the intellectual throne left vacant by Simone de Beauvoir,” and has won many awards, including the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. Julia Kristeva’s autobiography provides an excellent introduction to her work, situating it in relation to major political, intellectual, and cultural movements of the time. Her upbringing in Soviet-dominated Bulgaria, her move to the French intellectual landscape of the 1960s, her visit to Mao’s China, her response to the fall of the Berlin Wall, her participation in a papal summit on humanism, her appointment by President Chirac as President of the National Council on Disability, and her setting up of the Simone de Beauvoir prize, honoring women in active and creative fields, are all major moments of this fascinating life. The major part of the book is comprised of thirty-six essays by Kristeva’s foremost interpreters and critics, together with her replies to the essays. These encounters cover an exceptionally wide range of theoretical and literary writing. The strong international and multidisciplinary focus includes authors from over ten countries, and spans the fields of philosophy, semiotics, literature, psychoanalysis, feminist thought, political theory, art, and religion. The comprehensive bibliography provides further access to Kristeva’s writings and thought. The preparation of this volume, the thirty-sixth in the series, was supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.