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Boek van de Week: Public Archaeology and Climate Change
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maandag 06 november 2017 21:09

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Titel: Public Archaeology and Climate Change
Auteur: Tom Dawson, Courtney Nimura, Elías López-Romero, Marie-Yvane Daire
Eerste druk: 2017
Paginas: 208
Uitgever: Oxbow Books
Bindwijze: Paperback
Prijs: £38.00
ISBN: 9781785707049

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Public Archaeology and Climate Change promotes new approaches to studying and managing sites threatened by climate change, specifically actions that engage communities or employ ‘citizen science’ initiatives. Researchers and heritage managers around the world are witnessing severe challenges and developing innovative mechanisms for dealing with them. Increasingly archaeologists are embracing practices learned from the natural heritage sector, which has long worked with the public in practical recording projects. By involving the public in projects and making data accessible, archaeologists are engaging society in the debate on threatened heritage and in wider discussions on climate change. Community involvement also underpins wider climate change adaptation strategies, and citizen science projects can help to influence and inform policy makers. Developing threats to heritage are being experienced around the world, and as this collection of papers will show, new partnerships and collaborations are crossing national boundaries. With examples from across the globe, this selection of 18 papers detail the scale of the problem through a variety of case studies. Together they demonstrate how heritage professionals, working in diverse environments and with distinctive archaeology, are engaging with the public to raise awareness of this threatened resource. Contributors examine differing responses and proactive methodologies for the protection, preservation and recording of sites at risk from natural forces and demonstrate how new approaches can better engage people with sites that are under increasing threat of destruction, thus contributing to the resilience of our shared heritage.

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Elías López-Romero
Courtney Nimura
Marie-Yvane Daire
Elías López-Romero

 
Boek van de Week: Imagining the Future of Climate Change
Geschreven door Joost   
maandag 30 oktober 2017 23:59

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Titel: Imagining the Future of Climate Change
Ondertitel: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism
Auteur: Shelley Streeby
Eerste druk: 2017
Paginas: 169
Uitgever: University of California Press
Bindwijze: eBook
Prijs: $16.95
ISBN: 9780520294455

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From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon Silko, movie directors such as Bong Joon-Ho, and creators of digital media such as the makers of the Maori web series Anamata Future News have all envisioned future worlds during and after environmental collapse, engaging audiences to think about the earth’s sustainability. As public awareness of climate change has grown, so has the popularity of works of climate fiction that connect science with activism.
Today, real-world social movements helmed by Indigenous people and people of color are leading the way against the greatest threat to our environment: the fossil fuel industry. Their stories and movements—in the real world and through science fiction—help us all better understand the relationship between activism and culture, and how both can be valuable tools in creating our future. Imagining the Future of Climate Change introduces readers to the history and most significant flashpoints in climate justice through speculative fictions and social movements, exploring post-disaster possibilities and the art of world-making.

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University of California Press

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UC San Diego

 
Boek van de Week: Extreme Cities
Geschreven door Joost   
dinsdag 24 oktober 2017 00:02

Extreme Cities 120
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Titel: Extreme Cities
Ondertitel: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change
Auteur: Ashley Dawson
Eerste druk: 2017
Paginas: 384
Uitgever: Verso
Bindwijze: Hardback/eBook
Prijs: £20.00
ISBN: 9781784780364/9781784780371

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A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisis
How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion’s share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world’s megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise.
In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland’s models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way.
As much a harrowing study as a call to arms Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world.

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Boek van de Week: Enviromedics
Geschreven door Joost   
maandag 16 oktober 2017 23:07

Enviromedics 120
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Titel: Enviromedics
Ondertitel: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health
Auteur: Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach
Eerste druk: 2017
Paginas: 180
Uitgever: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Bindwijze: Hardback/eBook
Prijs: £22.95/£21.95
ISBN: 9781442243187/9781442243194

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Many of us have concerns about the effects of climate change on Earth, but we often overlook the essential issue of human health. This book addresses that oversight and enlightens readers about the most important aspect of one of the greatest challenges of our time.
The global environment is under massive stress from centuries of human industrialization. The projections regarding climate change for the next century and beyond are grim. The impact this will have on human health is tremendous, and we are only just now discovering what the long-term outcomes may be.
By weighing in from a physician’s perspective, Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach clarify the science, dispel the myths, and help readers understand the threats of climate change to human health. No better argument exists for persuading people to care about climate change than a close look at its impacts on our physical and emotional well-being.
The need has never been greater for a grounded, informative, and accessible discussion about this topic. In this groundbreaking book, the authors not only sound the alarm but address the health issues likely to arise in the coming years.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Jay Lemery
Paul Auerbach

 
Boek van de Week: Too Late.
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dinsdag 10 oktober 2017 00:17

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Titel: Too Late.
Ondertitel: How we lost the battle with climate change
Auteur: Geoffrey Maslen
Eerste druk: 2017
Paginas: 128
Uitgever: Hardie Grant Books
Bindwijze: Paperback
Prijs: $19.99
ISBN: 9781743793244

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In Too Late. How we lost the battle with climate change, Geoffrey Maslen paints a sobering picture of the state of our planet and discusses how successive governments have failed to initiate change. Drawing on the work of leading climate scientists, this book is an urgent reminder that we have reached the point of no return. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about our planet’s future and what we leave for the generations to come.

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WorldCat

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