The Race to Survive Climate Change

Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477778489

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2795


While a few degrees rise in the average temperature of Earth's surface may not sound like a catastrophe, the race against climate change is truly a race for survival. At stake are the futures of billions of the planet's inhabitants, including people, animals, and plants. This book examines the causes and consequences of climate change, such as extreme weather and rising sea levels. Drawing upon authoritative sources, it provides key scientific facts and explains the problem in an accessible way. Sidebars examine the past, the future, and possible solutions, and colorful images illuminate the changes in our world.

Walt Whitman and the Earth

A Study of Ecopoetics

Author: M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 1109


Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient, It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless successions of diseas’d corpses, It distills such exquisite winds out of such infused fetor, It renews with such unwitting looks its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops, It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last. —Walt Whitman, from “This Compost” How did Whitman use language to figure out his relationship to the earth, and how can we interpret his language to reconstruct the interplay between the poet and his sociopolitical and environmental world? In this first book-length study of Whitman’s poetry from an ecocritical perspective, Jimmie Killingsworth takes ecocriticism one step further into ecopoetics to reconsider both Whitman’s language in light of an ecological understanding of the world and the world through a close study of Whitman’s language. Killingsworth contends that Whitman’s poetry embodies the kinds of conflicted experience and language that continually crop up in the discourse of political ecology and that an ecopoetic perspective can explicate Whitman’s feelings about his aging body, his war-torn nation, and the increasing stress on the American environment both inside and outside the urban world. He begins with a close reading of “This Compost”—Whitman’s greatest contribution to the literature of ecology,” from the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. He then explores personification and nature as object, as resource, and as spirit and examines manifest destiny and the globalizing impulse behind Leaves of Grass, then moves the other way, toward Whitman’s regional, even local appeal—demonstrating that he remained an island poet even as he became America’s first urban poet. After considering Whitman as an urbanizing poet, he shows how, in his final writings, Whitman tried to renew his earlier connection to nature. Walt Whitman and the Earth reveals Whitman as a powerfully creative experimental poet and a representative figure in American culture whose struggles and impulses previewed our lives today.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465414959

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 1475


Now available in PDF format. Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014. Experience the best of London with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. This newly updated travel guide for London will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, whether you are looking for the "real" London Bridge, planning to ride the London Eye, or want to take in the best of theater performances. Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. -Themed itineraries help plan trips to London by length of stay or by interest. -Improved neighborhood walking maps now include restaurant locations by area. -Completely new hotel and restaurant listings now include DK Choice special recommendations. -New typography and fresh layout throughout. You'll still find DK's famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the city's history and culture. A city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index, a London Underground map, and a chart showing the walking distances between major sights. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London truly shows you this city as no one else can.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9781563318023

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8749


Offers background information and hands-on meteorological advice while explaining how weather works, discussing the seven climate zones, and demonstrating weather forecasting

Examining NOAA's Climate Service Proposal

Hearing Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 91

View: 2776