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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Alexa Weik von Mossner Abstract Covering the time span from 2021 to 16000 N.C., Dale Pendell's speculative novel The Great Bay chronicles the profound climatic, geological and ecological transformations that California undergoes during these fourteen millennia. Human life becomes unimaginably small...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... identified not only in the stratigraphic record, but also in the body of Earth's ocean. 2 If “Under the Wave at Kanagawa” (also “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” or, simply, “The Great Wave”) in its early circulations emblematized the historical relation of Japan to the sea and to the transnational...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Daegan Miller Abstract In the fall of 1846, the first of 3,000 African American settlers set foot on their 40-acre plots in the Great Northern Wilderness of New York State, a place we now call the “forever wild” wilderness of the Adirondack State Park. These black settlers were the initial wave of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Petra Tjitske Kalshoven Abstract Extinct as a result of overhunting and habitat loss, the great auk, or garefowl, leads a hidden taxidermied existence in museum storerooms, sheltered from potential further degradation. As an environmental icon, however, the bird inspires a lively political economy...
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 3. Pierre-Yves Renkin with a great auk model, near Namur, Belgium, 2016. Photograph by the author Figure 3. Pierre-Yves Renkin with a great auk model, near Namur, Belgium, 2016. Photograph by the author More
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 4. Brussels great auk specimen, Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, 2016. Photograph by the author Figure 4. Brussels great auk specimen, Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, 2016. Photograph by the author More
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Figure 3. Pierre-Yves Renkin with a great auk model, near Namur, Belgium, 2016. Photograph by the author Figure 3. Pierre-Yves Renkin with a great auk model, near Namur, Belgium, 2016. Photograph by the author More
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 4. Brussels great auk specimen, Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, 2016. Photograph by the author Figure 4. Brussels great auk specimen, Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, 2016. Photograph by the author More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 A painting by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1930) entitled The Great Auk surrounded by its true relatives. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Auks.jpg . Figure 1. A painting by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1930) entitled The Great Auk surrounded by its true More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 2 Stuffed great auk at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Image © Mike Pennington. Used under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Figure 2. Stuffed great auk at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Image © Mike Pennington. Used under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license. More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 Geirfugl / Great Auk, sculpture in aluminium by Ólöf Nordal 1998. (Photo: © Vigfús Birgisson, published with kind permission of Ólöf Nordal). Figure 1. Geirfugl / Great Auk, sculpture in aluminium by Ólöf Nordal 1998. (Photo: © Vigfús Birgisson, published with kind permission of More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connotations of the disembodied “god trick” found in these extraterrestrial photographs. As evidenced already in the 1950s at the landmark Man and Nature conference at Princeton and in the wildlife documentaries of Bernhard and Michael Grzimek, moreover, the first decades of the Great Acceleration witnessed...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Hagood Abstract Recent scholarship on the work of the great nature writer, Rachel Carson, posits that her landmark book, Silent Spring (1962)—often credited with igniting the modern environmental movement—is best understood in the context of her earlier, extraordinarily popular publications...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 5. “The Graph of Global Warming,” on Chris Madden Cartoons, http://www.chrismadden.co.uk/cartoon-gallery/environment-cartoon-hokusai-the-great-wave/ . Copyright Chris Madden. Reproduced with Permission. Figure 5. “The Graph of Global Warming,” on Chris Madden Cartoons, http More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 5 “The Coastline Paradox.” This image from Mandelbrot's 1967 paper models the coastline paradox: the property that the measured length of a stretch of a deeply indented coastline like Great Britain's depends on the scale of measurement. Smaller scales reveal new details, down to the More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Figure 1 A painting by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1930) entitled The Great Auk surrounded by its true relatives. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Auks.jpg . Figure 1. A painting by Archibald Thorburn (1860-1930) entitled The Great Auk surrounded by its true...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... realise the impact of what Steffen et al. call the Great Acceleration on the everyday experience of many people. 6 She found one of the most persuasive environmentalist symbols in Silent Spring. What if spring was no longer heralded by the sound of singing birds? Why, she asked, was the modern...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 172–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Earth and the Great Weather . It premiered in 1993 at the Charles W. Davis Concert Hall of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Sila figures centrally in the Iñupiaq title Nunavlu sila qpauvlu that accompanies the English title along with the Gwich’in title Kak Nats’àa Gweedhaa . The score...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., simple indicator to track the progression of the Anthropocene.” 2 As we enter the second stage, the “Great Acceleration” that follows the Second World War, this lone “indicator” is joined by a dozen others, all of them escalating wildly: population, water use, paper consumption, and so on, 3 each...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
... considered to be its exalted place in the so-called great chain of being, was largely supplanted. A new account—indeed, ontology—of the biological distinctiveness of human beings steadily gained credibility and influence. Our description of the emergence of a distinctly modern figure of human...