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CatastropheRisk and Response

Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Richard A. Posner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Catastrophic risks are much greater than is commonly appreciated. Collision with an asteroid, runaway global warming, voraciously replicating nanomachines, a pandemic of ... More

French Beans and Food ScaresCulture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

Susanne Freidberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169607
eISBN:
9780197562185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169607.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

From mad cows to McDonaldization to genetically modified maize, European food scares and controversies at the turn of the millennium provoked anxieties about the perils hidden in ... More

The Geography of War and PeaceFrom Death Camps to Diplomats

The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Colin Flint (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Our world of increasing and varied conflicts is confusing and threatening to citizens of all countries, as they try to understand its causes and consequences. However, how and why war occurs, and ... More

The Great Population Spike and AfterReflections on the 21st Century

The Great Population Spike and After: Reflections on the 21st Century

W. W. Rostow

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195116915
eISBN:
9780197561164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195116915.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, ... More

The Great SeaA Human History of the Mediterranean

The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

David Abulafia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed ... More

The Nature of DesignEcology, Culture, and Human Intention

The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

David W. Orr

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative--trying to stop "progress." The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, ... More

Rebirth of the SacredScience, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Robert Nadeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

There is also a large and growing consensus in the scientific community that resolving the environmental crisis will require massive changes in our political and economic ... More

War EpidemicsAn Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Down the ages, war epidemics have decimated the fighting strength of armies, caused the suspension and cancellation of military operations, and have brought havoc to the civil ... More

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