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The Symbiotic Man

The Symbiotic Man

A New Understanding of the Organization of Life and a Vision of the Future

  • Author: Joël de Rosnay
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: 9780071357449
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 299
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Within the past four decades a powerful scientific methodology has emerged that promises to dramatically recast our concept of nature and mankind's place in it. Unlike the traditional analytical approach which breaks nature down into smaller and smaller constituent parts, chaos theory, the theory of self-organization, and other so-called sciences of complexity, explore dynamic systems in their totalities, so as to lay bare the great constants governing their emergence, organization, and evolution. Using the tools of complexity, researchers recently have made breakthroughs in the understanding of such divers phenomena as weather systems, economies, and even the most daunting scientific mystery of all, the mind as an emergent property of the brain's dense neuronal mazes.

Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

  • Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786423803
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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"The first chapter here examines animal presentations in The Stonemason, The Gardener's Son and two short stories, "Bounty" and "The Dark Waters." The following eight chapters focus on one text, one type of animal--feline, swine, bovine, bird and bat, canine, equine, lupine, and hound-and one particular thesis"--Provided by publisher.

Federalism

Federalism

A Normative Theory and its Practical Relevance

  • Author: Kyle Scott
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441114203
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Using case studies from around the world, this book develops a new theory of federalism, showing that it can enhance deliberative democracy and civil society.

The Limits of Politics

The Limits of Politics

Making the Case for Literature in Political Analysis

  • Author: Kyle Scott
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498503381
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 162
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This book brings together traditional political texts with works of literature, film, and theater to demonstrate the need to go beyond traditional political analysis. It explores how the development of a moral imagination can help to counter the limits of politics.

Global Awareness

Global Awareness

Thinking Systematically about the World

  • Author: Robert P. Clark
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742515932
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 285
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This book raises students' awareness and understanding of global trends, forces, and events by showing them how to think about the world systematically. Based on more than a decade of teaching about global issues to university undergraduates, the book focuses on understanding globalization and its effects on our lives. The book's seven chapters cover important principles and concepts from the systems perspective, such as what a system is, what global systems are, how and why systems grow and decline, what makes global systems invisible, how global issues are addressed as political questions, and others. Seven case studies apply these principles to global issues, such as the AIDS pandemic, endangered species and endangered languages, global energy systems and gasoline prices, contaminated food, and the consequences of the terrorist attacks of 9-11. The book includes two appendices: a glossary of important global system terms, and a description of global systems and cyberspace, including the structure and governance of the Internet.

Architectural Theories of the Environment

Architectural Theories of the Environment

Posthuman Territory

  • Author: Ariane Lourie Harrison
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136190570
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 336
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As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Our new geological era, the Anthropocene, marks humans as the largest environmental force on the planet and suggests that conventional anthropocentric approaches to design must accommodate a more complex understanding of the interrelationship between architecture and environment Here, for the first time, editor Ariane Lourie Harrison collects the essays of architects, theorists, and sustainable designers that together provide a framework for a posthuman understanding of the design environment. An introductory essay defines the key terms, concepts, and precedents for a posthuman approach to architecture, and nine fully illustrated case studies of buildings from around the globe demonstrate how issues raised in posthuman theory provide rich terrain for contemporary architecture, making theory concrete. By assembling a range of voices across different fields, from urban geography to critical theory to design practitioners, this anthology offers a resource for design professionals, educators, and students seeking to grapple the ecological mandate of our current period. Case studies include work by Arakawa and Gins, Arons en Gelauff, Casagrande, The Living, Minifie van Schaik, R & Sie (n), SCAPE, Studio Gang, and xDesign. Essayists include Gilles Clément, Matthew Gandy, Francesco Gonzáles de Canales, Elizabeth Grosz, Simon Guy, Seth Harrison, N. Katherine Hayles, Ursula Heise, Catherine Ingraham, Bruno Latour, William J. Mitchell, Matteo Pasquinelli, Erik Swyngedouw, Sarah Whatmore, Jennifer Wolch, Cary Wolfe, and Albena Yaneva

Ethics and the Internet in West Africa

Ethics and the Internet in West Africa

Toward an Ethical Model of Integration

  • Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu,Patrick J. Brunet,Oumarou Tiemtoré,Marie-Claude Vettraino-Soulard
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 9781592211630
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 148
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References and Further reading pp.140-148.

The NewMediaReader

The NewMediaReader

  • Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262232272
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 823
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A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.

Animal Products in Human Nutrition

Animal Products in Human Nutrition

  • Author: Donald Beitz
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0323145922
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 564
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Animal Products in Human Nutrition evaluates the contributions of food derived from animals to a balanced diet. The individual chapters in this book are organized into two major sections. The first section begins with a history of the use of animal-derived foods from the early ages of mankind, followed by a treatise of economic and resource costs of animal foods, including use of industrial and agricultural by-products and fish. Trends in the changes in the composition of American diets and the metabolism and disposition of common environmental toxins within animal tissues are also included in this section. The second section details the essential nutrients provided by animal products, as well as the possible effects of consumption of animal products on the development of hypertension, milk intolerance, infections from food-borne bacteria, cancer, and atherosclerosis. This book will be useful to agricultural scientists, journalists, professionals that deal with human nutrition, and human nutritionists and dietitians.