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Strangers to Nature

By Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker
  • ISBN Code: : 0739145495
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Philosophy
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Strangers to Nature brings together many of the leading scholars who are working to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. This volume will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about the human/non-human animal relationship that is currently taking place.

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"Minos of Sardanes" by Charles Billings Stilson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature

By Nathaniel Culverwell
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442637935
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Composed in a period of religious and political upheaval, Culverwell's Discourse of the Light of Nature is an imaginative statement of the teachings of Christian humanism concerning the nature and limits of human reason and the related concepts of natural and divine law. The lengthy introduction to this new critical edition throws light on the evolution of English rationalism in the seventeenth century, and the annotation establishes for the first time the full range of Culverwell's sources – classical, medieval, and Renaissance – and enables the reader to appreciate his manner of citing authority and handling illustration. (Department of English Studies and Texts 17)

Aquinas and the Supreme Court

By Eugene F. Rogers, Jr.
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118397177
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
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This new work clarifies Aquinas’ concept of natural lawthrough his biblical commentaries, and explores its applications toU.S. constitutional law. The first time the use of Aquinas on the U.S. Supreme Court hasbeen explored in depth, and its applications tested through arigorous reading of the biblical commentaries Shows how key judgments in the Supreme Court have rested onmedieval natural law, and applies critical gender theory to discussproblems with these applications Offers new research data to give a different picture of Aquinasand natural law, and a fresh take on Aquinas’ biblicalcommentaries New research based on passages in the biblical commentariesnever before available in English

Views of Nature – Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation with Scientific Illustrations

By Alexander von Humboldt
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Travel
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"Views of Nature – Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation with Scientific Illustrations" by Alexander von Humboldt (translated by E. C. Otté, Henry G. Bohn). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316535621
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong—now with a new afterword by the author. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

American Perceptions of Immigrant and Invasive Species

By Peter Coates
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520933257
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Nature
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Sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose, humans have transported plants and animals to new habitats around the world. Arriving in ever-increasing numbers to American soil, recent invaders have competed with, preyed on, hybridized with, and carried diseases to native species, transforming our ecosystems and creating anxiety among environmentalists and the general public. But is American anxiety over this crisis of ecological identity a recent phenomenon? Charting shifting attitudes to alien species since the 1850s, Peter Coates brings to light the rich cultural and historical aspects of this story by situating the history of immigrant flora and fauna within the wider context of human immigration. Through an illuminating series of particular invasions, including the English sparrow and the eucalyptus tree, what he finds is that we have always perceived plants and animals in relation to ourselves and the polities to which we belong. Setting the saga of human relations with the environment in the broad context of scientific, social, and cultural history, this thought-provoking book demonstrates how profoundly notions of nationality and debates over race and immigration have shaped American understandings of the natural world.