Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781615905614
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Plants Out Of Place. Explores the impact of invasive plants, including salt cedar, kudzu, and water hyacinth, on the environment.

Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781627172783
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Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place . Learn About The Destructive Effect Non-Native Plants Can Have On An Environment. Correlated To Common Core, Texas TEKS, Virginia Sols, And Georgia Performance Standards.

The War On Weeds In The Prairie West

Author: Clinton Lorne Evans
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552380297
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The War On Weeds In The Prairie West. This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the events in Upper Canada, the Prairies, and Northern United States; Gives a brief history of herbicides and their widespread acceptance by prairie farmers in the middle of the 1900s; Evans draws on extensive primary sources and considers the delicate connection between human culture and the natural world; The book is particularly timely because of debates on the use of pesticides and herbicide resistance crops, such as canola; Fills a need for a detailed survey of agricultural development and settlement on the Prairies. In this provocative book, Evans suggests that herbicides have simply prolonged the war on weeds, and that by breeding herbicide resistance into crops, agrochemical companies are attempting to secure long-term herbicide and genetically-modified seed sales by forcing farmers to continue to fight a war that can never be won.

Subnature Architecture S Other Environments

Author: David Gissen
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987774
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Subnature Architecture S Other Environments. This book examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature.

The Living Fields

Author: Jack Rodney Harlan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521649926
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The Living Fields. A readable account of how, where and when humans learned to domesticate plants and animals.

Plants In Contemporary Poetry

Author: John Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131728755X
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Plants In Contemporary Poetry. Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

Plants And Literature

Author: Randy Laist
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209995
Size: 74.66 MB
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Plants And Literature. Myth, art, literature, film, and other discourses are replete with depictions of evil plants, salvific plants, and human-plant hybrids. In various ways, these representations intersect with “deep-rooted” insecurities about the place of human beings in the natural world, the relative viability of animalian motility and heterotrophy as evolutionary strategies, as well as the identity of organic life as such. Plants surprise us by combining the appearance of harmlessness and familiarity with an underlying strangeness. The otherness of vegetal life poses a challenge to our ethical, philosophical, and existential categories and tests the limits of human empathy and imagination. At the same time, the resilience of plants, their adaptability, and their integration with their habitat are a perennial source of inspiration and wisdom. Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies examines the manner in which literary texts and other cultural products express our multifaceted relationship with the vegetable kingdom. The range of perspectives brought to bear on the subject of plant life by the various authors and critics represented in this volume comprise a novel vision of ecological interdependence and stimulate a revitalized sensitivity to the relationships we share with our photosynthetic brethren. Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. He has also published dozens of articles on literature, film, and pedagogy.

Out Of Place Out Of Time

Author: Eric Knapp
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595302130
Size: 24.91 MB
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Out Of Place Out Of Time. Dr. Stowel made a big mistake: experimenting with unverified theories of time travel. The consequence was his sudden departure from Earth and his introduction to a sentient alien race. When he returns, many years later, he doesn't know how he got back, or why. Injured and suffering from severe memory loss, Stowel can only speculate that the aliens were responsible, that they are on Earth now and that they are up to no good. To the agents of the Temporal Exploration and Advancement project, Stowel's return could mean advancing their research by years. Yet with the risk of instigating an alien conflict as a result of their research, the project is at risk of being terminated instead! What is really gong on? Katherine Maya is certain there is more, locked inside the lost memories of Dr. Trenton Stowel. But how can she unlock the memories of a man who keeps disappearing into thin air?

Environmental Effects Of Transgenic Plants

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309170178
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Environmental Effects Of Transgenic Plants. Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: • Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods • Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes • How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more. The book discusses public involvementâ€"and public confidenceâ€"in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.

Nature Out Of Place

Author: Jason Van Driesche
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910958
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Nature Out Of Place. Though the forests are still green and the lakes full of water, an unending stream of invasions is changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native species and aggressive invaders. The earth is becoming what author David Quammen has called a "planet of weeds." Nature Out of Place brings this devastating but overlooked crisis to the forefront of public consciousness by offering a fascinating exploration of its causes and consequences, along with a thoughtful and practical consideration of what can be done about it. The father and son team of Jason and Roy Van Driesche offer a unique combination of narratives that highlight specific locations and problems along with comprehensive explanations of the underlying scientific and policy issues.Chapters examine Hawaii, where introduced feral pigs are destroying the islands' native forests; zebra mussel invasion in the rivers of Ohio; the decades-long effort to eradicate an invasive weed on the Great Plains; and a story about the restoration of both ecological and human history in an urban natural area. In-depth background chapters explain topics ranging from how ecosystems become diverse, to the characteristics of effective invaders, to procedures and policies that can help prevent future invasions. The book ends with a number of specific suggestions for ways that individuals can help reduce the impacts of invasive species, and offers resources for further information.By bringing the problem of invasive species to life for readers at all levels, Nature Out of Place will play an essential role in the vital effort to raise public awareness of this ongoing ecological crisis.