Human Ecology In The Vedas

Author by : Marta Vannucci
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Description : This Book Analyses Vedic Writings To Highlight The Ancient Rsis Perceptions Of The Universe, Nature, And Cause-Effect Relationships. It Discusses Selected Rgvedic Hymns And Explores Important Aspects Of Indra And Varuna.


History Of Agriculture In India Up To C 1200 A D

Author by : Vinod Chandra Srivastava
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Publisher by : Concept Publishing Company
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Description : History of Agriculture in India (up to c.1200 AD), Part 1, reconstructs the evolution of agriculture in India up to c.1200AD. It is a synthesis and summation of existing knowledge on the history of agriculture in ancient India on the combined bases of archaeological and literary sources against the backdrop of Asian history in general. Besides summing up the existing knowledge, it opens new vistas for further research on many debated issues in the history of agriculture in ancient India. The volume addresses the vexed and controversial questions on the origin, antiquity and sources of Indian agricultural history. Based on researches from sites of Vindhya, Ganga Region, plant remains, agricultural tools, pots, dental pathology, and settlement remains, it is an informed and highly researched work on the origin and antiquity of cultivation in India. For a historical study of agriculture, Pali, Sangam. Sanskrit and the Graeco-Roman literatures have been utilized. Art and literary sources have also been used to reconstruct history.


Philosophy Humanity And Ecology

Author by : Odera Oruka
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Description : The first volume of the proceedings of the Nairobi World Conference of Philosophy (July 21-25, 1991). Includes 40 papers: environment and the philosophy of nature; philosophy, politics and language; and discussions on environmental ethics. Extensive references.


Dancing With The Sacred

Author by : Karl Peters
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Description : Draws on sources in evolutionary biology, process theology, and a range of world religions to propose that evolution can provide a key to religious faith, addressing such topics as the role of the Sacred, humanity's place in nature, and living a meaningful life. Original.


Sacred Plants Of India

Author by : Nanditha Krishna
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Description : Plants personify the divine— The Rig Veda (X.97) Trees and plants have long been held sacred to communities the world over. In India, we have a whole variety of flora that feature in our myths, our epics, our rituals, our worship and our daily life. There is the pipal, under which the Buddha meditated on the path to enlightenment; the banyan, in whose branches hide spirits; the ashoka, in a grove of which Sita sheltered when she was Ravana’s prisoner; the tulsi, without which no Hindu house is considered complete; the bilva, with whose leaves it is possible to inadvertently worship Shiva. Before temples were constructed, trees were open-air shrines sheltering the deity, and many were symbolic of the Buddha himself. Sacred Plants of India systematically lays out the sociocultural roots of the various plants found in the Indian subcontinent, while also asserting their ecological importance to our survival. Informative, thought-provoking and meticulously researched, this book draws on mythology and botany and the ancient religious traditions of India to assemble a detailed and fascinating account of India’s flora.


Environmental Sustainability From The Himalayas To The Oceans

Author by : Shikui Dong
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Description : The book is written in the backdrop of the environmental impacts of and future requirements from the natural environment for rapid economic growth that has characterized recent economic history of China and India, especially over the past few decades. The environmental impacts of such rapid economic changes have been, more frequently than otherwise, degrading in character. Environmental impacts of economic activities create degraded natural ecosystems by over utilization of nature’s provisioning ecosystem services (from Himalaya to the Ocean), as well, by the use of the natural environment as sink for dumping of unmarketable products or unused inputs of economic activities. Such processes affect wide range of ecosystem processes on which the natural environment including human population depend on. Critical perspectives cast by various chapters in this book draw attention to the various ways in which space and power interact to produce diverse geographies of sustainability in a globalizing world. They also address the questions such as who decides what kind of a spatial arrangement of political power is needed for sustaining the environment. Who stands to gain (or lose) what, when, where, and why from certain geographical areas being demarcated as ecologically unique, fragile and vulnerable environments? Whose needs and values are being catered to by a given ecosystem service? What is the scope for critical inquiry into the ways in which the environment is imagined, represented and resisted in both geopolitical struggles and everyday life? The book provides insights to both academics from diverse disciplines and policy makers, civil society actors interested in mutual exchange of knowledge between China and India.


Kabbalah And Ecology

Author by : David Mevorach Seidenberg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Kabbalah and Ecology is a groundbreaking book that resets the conversation about ecology and the Abrahamic traditions. David Mevorach Seidenberg challenges the anthropocentric reading of the Torah, showing that a radically different orientation to the more-than-human world of nature is not only possible, but that such an orientation also leads to a more accurate interpretation of scripture, rabbinic texts, Maimonides and Kabbalah. Deeply grounded in traditional texts and fluent with the physical sciences, this book proposes not only a new understanding of God's image but also a new direction for restoring religion to its senses and to a more alive relationship with the more-than-human, both with nature and with divinity.


Searching For Vedic India

Author by : Devamrita Swami
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Publisher by : The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
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Description : Deep in lost history, did high civilizations and advanced knowledge thrive? The ancient Vedic literatures of India describe a worldwide civilization that flourished at a time when modern historians insist that humans like us existed simply as hunter-gatherers. This Vedic civilization, centered in India, employed technologies based on a scientific under­standing of the physical elements and forces we know today, as well as more subtle conscious elements. Devamrita Swami, who has spent a lifetime in his own search for Vedic India, takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery through the history of the remarkable Vedic civilization and its knowledge, locked in the ancient literatures of India. His wit and wisdom combine to make our search for Vedic India not only illuminating but entertaining. He tells us not only the truths of Vedic India, but how they are again coming to be. Searching for Vedic India thus takes us not only into the past, but into the future.


The Sacred Balance

Author by : David Suzuki
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Publisher by : Greystone Books
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Description : In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.


Evolution Science And Ethics In The Third Millennium

Author by : Robert Cliquet
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The book aims to revitalise the interdisciplinary debate about evolutionary ethics and substantiate the idea that evolution science can provide a rational and robust framework for understanding morality. It also traces pathways for knowledge-based choices to be made about directions for future long-term biological evolution and cultural development in view of adaptation to the expected, probable and possible future and the ecological sustainability of our planetary environment The authors discuss ethical challenges associated with the major biosocial sources of human variation: individual variation, inter-personal variation, inter-group variation, and inter-generational variation. This book approaches the long-term challenges of the human species in a holistic way. Researchers will find an extensive discussion of the key theoretical scientific aspects of the relationship between evolution and morality. Policy makers will find information that can help them better understand from where we are coming and inspire them to make choices and take actions in a longer-term perspective. The general public will find food for thoughts.


Encyclopedia Of Religion And Nature

Author by : Bron Taylor
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.


Pandemic Ecology And Theology

Author by : Alexander Hampton
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Description : As the sequential stages of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have unfolded, so have its complexities. What initially presented as a health emergency, has revealed itself to be a phenomenon of many facets. It has demonstrated human creativity, the oft neglected presence of nature, and the resilience of communities. Equally, it has exposed deep social inequities, conceptual inadequacies, and structural deficiencies about the way we organize our civilization and our knowledge. As the situation continues to advance, the question is whether the crisis will be grasped as an opportunity to address the deep structural, ecological and social challenges that we brought with us into the second decade of the new millennium. This volume addresses the collective sense that the pandemic is more than a problem to manage our way out of. Rather, it is a moment to consider our broken relationship with the natural world, and our alienation from a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. The contributors, though differing in their diagnoses and recommendations, share the belief that this moment, with its transformative possibility, not be forfeit. Equally, they share the conviction that the chief ground of any such reorientation ineluctably involves our collective engagement with both ecology and theology.


The Oxford Handbook Of Religion And Ecology

Author by : Roger S. Gottlieb
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The last two decades have seen the emergence of a new field of academic study that examines the interaction between religion and ecology. Theologians from every religious tradition have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature and acknowledged their own faiths complicity in the environmental crisis. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part one will explore traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part II looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part III will examine religious participation in environmental politics.


Vedic Management

Author by : Krishan Saigal
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Publisher by : Gyan Books
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Description : There has always been an inherent tension in the Vedic system between the negative affirmative approaches, between life in the world and renunciation. The book explores the manner in which dharma and yoga harmonize the tensing between the inner and the outward. The book goes on explain how Vedic management, through the concepts of dharma and yoga, encourage peace and concord through selflessness and cooperative behavior and the sacrifice of the ego, opinions and strongly held beliefs so as to harmonize with fellow human beings. The Upanishad system which interiorize Vedic through the yogic way of meditation and contemplation is also examined. The book goes on the to delineate the concept of dharmic management as applied to social concerns and the polity. This is through an examination of the dhramashastras and the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The yogic system as elaborated by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is studied to see its impact on managements. The conclusion reached is that Lord Sri Krishan makes management more an art than a science while also making the system flexible and creative. The normative Vedic management system was utilized by Gandhi to set up an organization that toppled one of the mightiest empires known to history. The manner in which this was done is also examined. Some reference form the latest management littérateur are also there and it is left to the reader to decide whether Vedic management is relevant today.


Magical Progeny Modern Technology

Author by : Swasti Bhattacharyya
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : A Hindu bioethics of reproductive technology that references the Mahabharata.


Social Work Treatment 4th Edition

Author by : Francis J. Turner
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : **** The third edition (1986) is cited in BCL3. Introduces theoretical systems--Aboriginal theory, narrative, hypnosis, constructivism, and empowerment theory--and examines the full range of therapeutic approaches, including psychoanalysis, ego psychology, cognitive, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, feminist theory and meditation. The style and content of the chapters are practice-oriented, concentrate on the use of systems in a practical context, and, together with detailed descriptions of each theoretical system, explore their real-world implementation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Introduction To Environment Management

Author by : M. M. SULPHEY
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Publisher by : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Description : A perfect harmony between man and environment is the essence of healthy life and sustainable growth. And therefore, maintenance of ecological balance and a pristine environment is the need of the hour. This comprehensive book on environmental management discusses various aspects of environment, the ecosystems, effects of global warming and pollution, and various ways to conserve nature and save environment. The eight sections of the book virtually are the eight fundamental components which, in one way or the other, play a crucial role in managing the environment. The book begins with the section on Ecology and classification of ecosystems. It then moves onto the next section on Biodiversity, which discusses the Biodiversity Acts. The book progresses by discussing the third most important section on Environmental degradation, its causes, which include global warming, pollution (air, land and water) and prevention and control. India is an agriculture-based economy, and the next section elaborates on the Agro-ecosystem, its management and techniques of sustainable organic farming. The fifth section of the book on Forest and Wildlife, deals with the serious issues like deforestation, its effects on the environment and the wildlife, and touches upon the most sensitive issue of various animals getting extinct. The next section covering Waste Management (industrial waste, e-waste and solid waste) discusses the legal aspects of hazardous wastes. Environment Legislation, the proceeding section, is on environmental laws, International treaties and green marketing. Finally the eighth section, which focuses on the Ethical Aspects of Environment highlights the important issues like environmental ethics, and how environment is treated in various religions. The book is interspersed with real-life cases to give the topics a reasoned approach. Designed as a text for the postgraduate students of management, this book can be equally useful for the undergraduate students of all disciplines.


Foreign Investment Human Rights And The Environment

Author by : Shyami Puvimanasinghe
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Events like the Bhopal disaster, the sale of products harmful to human health and safety, and child labour, especially in resource-scarce settings, raise fundamental issues of human dignity and ecological integrity. From a legal perspective, and in the context of Foreign Direct Investment by Transnational Corporations in developing countries, they highlight the lacuna of a holistic international legal framework and its implementation. This book embodies a critique of the complex web of public international law principles on economics, human rights and the environment, and their convergence or lack thereof, related regional (South Asian) and domestic (Sri Lankan) legal arrangements, interventions of states and non-state actors towards just, equitable and sustainable development. It is a quest for a middle path in the multidisciplinary landscape of international law, development and North-South power dynamics; globalization of free trade and investment and of social and environmental interests; and salient aspects of the philosophical, socio-economic and legal fabric of South Asia, viewed against the evolving, controversial and elastic sphere of international relations and law where consensus has hitherto been an elusive dream.


Social And Cognitive Development In The Context Of Individual Social And Cultural Processes

Author by : Janette Benson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Several recent analyses have focused on how social and cultural factors shape development, but less well understood are the individual constructive processes involved in this interplay. This volume showcases varied theoretical and empirical approaches to how individual, social and cultural factors shape development, and suggests new directions for future scholarship.


University Bulletin

Author by : University of California (System)
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Holy Science

Author by : Banu Subramaniam
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Washington Press
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Description : In the early 2000s, as India was emerging as a global superpower, a key development project off the southern Indian coast was thwarted by intense opposition. The construction of a new shipping canal angered Hindu nationalists who sought to protect what they saw as the land bridge built by Hanuman and his monkey army in the Indian epic Ramayana. Environmentalists also protested against the canal, claiming that it severely threatened a fragile and globally important ecosystem. As the controversy grew, the religious and environmental arguments converged, reflecting the evolving relationship between science and religion that marks the hypernationalism of the contemporary Hindu right. Through this case study and others, Banu Subramaniam demonstrates the limitations of the "universality" of science, to reveal how science in postcolonial contexts is always locally inflected and modulated. Evoking the rich mythology of comingled worlds, where humans, animals, and gods transform each other and ancient history, Subramaniam demonstrates how Hindu nationalism sutures an ideal past to technologies of the present by making bold claims about the scientific basis of Vedic civilization and deploying this narrative to consolidate caste, patriarchal, and Hindu power. Moving beyond a critique of this emerging bionationalism, this book explores the generative possibility of myth and story, interweaving compelling new stories of fictionalized beings like the avatars of Hindu mythology into a rich analysis that animates alternative imaginaries and "other" worlds of possibilities.


Habitat Ecology And Ekistics

Author by : Rukhsana
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Climate Change Challenge 3c And Social Economic Ecological Interface Building

Author by : Sunil Nautiyal
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book is the outcome of two International Conferences held at the ISEC in Bangalore, India: the international conference on “Climate Change and Social-Ecological-Economical Interface-Building: Modelling Approach to Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development” held during 20–21 May 2015 and jointly organized by the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the Centre for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel, Germany; and the international conference “Climate Change and Food Security – the Global and Indian Contexts,” jointly hosted by the CEENR, ISEC and the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, on 18–19 February 2015. The selected papers presented in this book portray a broad range of international research efforts aimed at developing a deeper understanding of human-environment systems but also at translating scientific knowledge into political and societal solutions and responses to the challenge of climate change.


Human Freedom And Environment

Author by : Indoo Pandey Khanduri
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Publisher by : Gyan Publishing House
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Description : Papers presented at a seminar.


Empires

Author by : John H D'Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics and Arthur F Thurnau Professor Susan E Alcock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Scholars in anthropology, archaeology, history and classics discuss empires from Central and South America, Europe, the East and China.


Law Ethics And Society Historical And Contemporary Perspectives

Author by : Craig Paterson
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : This collection reflects the result of interactive academic work initiated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University Inc., Miami, Florida, during the academic year 2018, and also the scholarly work of academics supporting our University. The authors include international academics from the United States of America, Great Britain, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia and Macedonia. Table of Contents: About the Authors; Craig Paterson--Contextualism & the History of Philosophy; Darko Beki¿--Triangle Concept of Unification-Demilitarization Neutralisation of Korea: An Outline; Orlando Mardner--Economic Dimensions of Armed Groups & Intra-State Terrorism: Preventions Through Geostrategic Changes in the International Laws of Financial Systems; Stephan U. Breu--The Challenge of Educating Refugee Children to Avoid Creating Tomorrow's Extremists; Hatid¿a Beri¿a--Historical Context of Military Interventionism; Parvis Hanson--The Future of Globalization: Help or Hurt the World's Poor; Joseph P. Garske--Common Law & Civilian Legal Cultures: Finding A Language of Law for the Global Age; Craig Paterson--The Societas Civilitas, Hate Speech & State Imposed Restrictions; Elmar Kuhn --Education as the Key for a Global Society in Peace & Freedom; Manish Sharma--Global Ecology & Sustainable Development: A Study in Gandhian Perspective; Paul Borrow-Longain--Law of Heraldic Arms; Craig Paterson--William Tyndale's Publication of The New Testament in the English Vernacular; Milka Ristova & Sanja Angelovska--The Contributions of International Law & NonGovernmental Organizations in Facilitating the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula; Stephan U. Breu--Blockchains & Cybercurrencies Challenging Anti-Trust & Competition Law; Zoran R. Vitorovic--Preventive Diplomacy as a Key for the Reduction of Asymetric Conflicts; Stephan U. Breu--International Law Under Attack by Geostrategic Tensions Between Leading Nations.


Human Ecology Notes On The Sacred Element Work

Author by : Carol Sill
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Description : An understanding of the elements as a foundation for mystical study can be seen in all major traditions around the world. In the Eastern yoga and Su traditions and Western mysticism, the elements are key to knowledge of awareness of breath and the manifestations of life. This book involves an examination of the elements as outlined in the Su teachings of Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan, and in their relationships demonstrated through the Sacred Element Ceremony. It was written as an exploration and selfstudy. A cohesive spiritual alchemy of the present times is expressed in the Sacred Element work and the depth understanding of the ve elements. Presently, the yearning for spiritual understanding has shifted in North America to become a desire to go to the root of things. Sacred Element work reveals itself to be a mature western version of one such root teaching, through which the spiritual life of humanity can be renewed. INSIDE: - An examination of the elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether as seen in direction, colour and breath. - A connection between the Greek Mysteries and the work of esoteric symbolical activities. - Re ections on the Sufi Element Ceremony and its value as a harmonizing in uence in these times. - An awakening to the retrieval of element understanding that has been lost down through the ages.


History Of India

Author by : Dr Malti Malik
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
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Description : History Book