Hearth

Hearth

"Essays and poems from authors worldwide about their definition of "hearth" and where the concept of Hearth fits in our modern world"--

Author: Elizabeth Rush

Publisher:

ISBN: 1571313818

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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"Essays and poems from authors worldwide about their definition of "hearth" and where the concept of Hearth fits in our modern world"--
Categories: Nature

Rising

Rising

"Elegies like this one will play an important role as people continue to confront a transformed, perhaps unnatural world." --NEW YORK TIMES

Author: Elizabeth A. Rush

Publisher:

ISBN: 1571313672

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 299

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"[It] is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant--and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways ... [The author] guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice ... with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, [this book] privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins"--Amazon.com.
Categories: SCIENCE

Rising

Rising

Dispatches from the New American Shore Elizabeth Rush. " ELEGIES LIKE THIS ONE WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO CONFRONT A TRANSFORMED , PERHAPS UNNATURAL WORLD . " -NEW YORK TIMES RISING DISPATCHES from the NEW ...

Author: Elizabeth Rush

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571319708

Category: Nature

Page: 220

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A Pulitzer Prize Finalist, this powerful elegy for our disappearing coast “captures nature with precise words that almost amount to poetry” (The New York Times). Hailed as “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. With every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant—and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In Rising, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through these dramatic changes, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish. Rush sheds light on the unfolding crises through firsthand testimonials—a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago—woven together with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of these vulnerable communities. A Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal Best Book Of 2018 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award A Chicago Tribune Top Ten Book of 2018
Categories: Nature

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise

A Slow Tsunami on America's Shores Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey ... /norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?amp&_ ... Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478005124

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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The consequences of twenty-first-century sea level rise on the United States and its nearly 90,000 miles of shoreline will be immense: Miami and New Orleans will disappear; many nuclear and other power plants, hundreds of wastewater plants and toxic waste sites, and oil production facilities will be at risk; port infrastructures will need to be raised; and over ten million Americans fleeing rising seas will become climate refugees. In Sea Level Rise Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey argue that the only feasible response along much of the U.S. shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat. Among many topics, they examine sea level rise's effects on coastal ecosystems, health, and native Alaskan coastal communities. They also provide guidelines for those living on the coasts or planning on moving to or away from them, as well as the steps local governments should take to prepare for this unstoppable, impending catastrophe.
Categories: Nature

Ephemeral Coast Visualizing Coastal Climate Change

Ephemeral Coast  Visualizing Coastal Climate Change

4 John A. Murray, “Introduction”, The Seacoast Reader, Ed. John A. Murray (New York: The Lyons Press, 1999), xvii. 5 Rachel Carson, “The Marginal World”, ... 15 Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore (Minn.

Author: Celina Jeffery

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648894343

Category: Art

Page: 204

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"Ephemeral Coast - Visualizing Coastal Climate Change" considers the ways that art can offer a means through which to discover, analyze, re-imagine and re-frame emotive discourses about the ecological and cultural transformations of the coastline. This edited anthology takes ephemerality as its central conceptual and methodological framework and presents a series of essays that create interconnections between environmental and social considerations of the coast, a succession of embodied creative practices, and shifting regional geographic identities. The book presents a series of specific case studies of artistic practices and strategies that seek to capture the rewriting of cartographic maps that are being reshaped by rising seas, coastal flooding and catastrophic weather. The essays in this edited volume engender creative strategies for understanding new and uncertain coastal ecologies and the loss, expulsion or destruction of their associated cultures, habitats, species and ecosystems. The anthology also looks at the historical, mnemonic and contemporary transitional conditions of ‘conflicted’ coastal spaces in which empire, modernity and globalization press on coastal erosion and incursions, proliferate it with trivial plastics, pollution and disposable attitudes, and bring vulnerable communities into uncertain futures."
Categories: Art

A Blue New Deal

A Blue New Deal

Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore (Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 2018). 19. New Economics Foundation, Blue New Deal, p. 16. 20. Katy Wright, 'Resilient Communities? Experiences of Risk and Resilience in a Time ...

Author: Chris Armstrong

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300264999

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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An urgent account of the state of our oceans today—and what we must do to protect them The ocean sustains life on our planet, from absorbing carbon to regulating temperatures, and, as we exhaust the resources to be found on land, it is becoming central to the global market. But today we are facing two urgent challenges at sea: massive environmental destruction, and spiraling inequality in the ocean economy. Chris Armstrong reveals how existing governing institutions are failing to respond to the most pressing problems of our time, arguing that we must do better. Armstrong examines these crises—from the fate of people whose lands will be submerged by sea level rise, to the exploitation of people working in fishing, to the rights of marine animals—and makes the case for a powerful World Ocean Authority capable of tackling them. A Blue New Deal presents a radical manifesto for putting equality, democracy, and sustainability at the heart of ocean politics.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West

The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West

Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, 190. 2. Wyckoff, How to Read the American West, 7. 3. For more on how regions and local spaces emerge out of national and global pressures, see Hsuan Hsu, “Literature and Regional ...

Author: Susan Bernardin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351174268

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

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This is the first major collection to remap the American West though the intersectional lens of gender and sexuality, especially in relation to race and Indigeneity. Organized through several interrelated key concepts, The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West addresses gender and sexuality from and across diverse and divergent methodologies. Comprising 34 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into four parts: Genealogies Bodies Movements Lands The volume features leading and newer scholars whose essays connect interdisciplinary fields including Indigenous Studies, Latinx and Asian American Studies, Western American Studies, and Queer, Feminist, and Gender Studies. Through innovative methodologies and reclaimed archives of knowledge, contributors model fresh frameworks for thinking about relations of power and place, gender and genre, settler colonization and decolonial resistance. Even as they reckon with the ongoing gendered and racialized violence at the core of the American West, contributors forge new lexicons for imagining alternative Western futures. This pathbreaking collection will be invaluable to scholars and students studying the origins, myths, histories, and legacies of the American West. This is a foundational collection that will become invaluable to scholars and students across a range of disciplines including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Latinx Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary Photography

The Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary Photography

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2019. Sampsell-Willmann, Kate. Lewis Hine as Social Critic. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Sandler, Ronald, ed.

Author: Chris Balaschak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000349276

Category: Art

Page: 156

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With an emphasis on photographic works that offer new perspectives on the history of American social documentary, this book considers a history of politically engaged photography that may serve as models for the representation of impending environmental injustices. Chris Balaschak examines histories of American photography, the environmental movement, as well as the industrial and postindustrial economic conditions of the United States in the 20th century. With particular attention to a material history of photography focused on the display and dissemination of documentary images through print media and exhibitions, the work considered places emphasis on the depiction of communities and places harmed by industrialized capitalism. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, photography, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, media studies, culture studies, and visual rhetoric.
Categories: Art

City Planning A Very Short Introduction

City Planning  A Very Short Introduction

books with titles like Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, and Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of ...

Author: Carl Abbott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190944360

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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City planning is a practice and a profession. It is also a set of goals and--sometimes utopian--aspirations. Formal thought about the shaping of cities as physical spaces and social environments calls on the same range of disciplines and approaches that we use for understanding cities themselves, from art and literature through the social and natural sciences. Surrounding the core profession of city planning, also known as urban or town planning, are related fields of architecture, landscape design, engineering, geography, political science and policy, sociology, and social work. In addition, the legions of community and environmental activists influence debates and controversies within the field. This Very Short Introduction is organized around eight key aspects of city planning: street layout; congestion and decentralization; the response to suburbanization; the conservation and regeneration of older districts; cities as natural systems; cities and regions; social class and ethnicity; and disasters and resilience. The underlying assumption throughout is that decisions that we make today about cities and metropolitan regions are best understood as the continuation of past efforts to solve fundamental problems that have shifted and evolved over multiple generations. At its best, city planning utilizes technical tools to achieve goals set by community action and political debate. Carl Abbott's addition to Oxford's long-running Very Short Introduction series is a brief but concentrated look at past decisions about the management of urban growth and their effects on the creation of the twenty-first century city. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore (Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 2018), 117. During the pilot phase, locations without any existing oysters, such as the 18,000-acre wetland estuary of Jamaica Bay, ...

Author: Alison Sant

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610918961

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. Sant presents 12 case studies, drawn from research and over 90 interviews with people who are working in these communities to make a difference. These efforts show how US cities are reclaiming their streets from cars, restoring watersheds, growing forests, and adapting shorelines to improve people's lives while addressing our changing climate. From the Ground Up is a call to action. When we make the places we live more climate resilient, we need to acknowledge and address the history of social and racial injustice. Advocates, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government officials will find examples of how to build alliances to support and embolden this vision together.
Categories: Architecture