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The Resource Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job, H.H. Shugart

Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job, H.H. Shugart

Label
Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job
Title
Foundations of the earth
Title remainder
global ecological change and the book of Job
Statement of responsibility
H.H. Shugart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage, which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth, drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shugart, Herman H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF80
LC item number
.S348 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Religion and science
  • Bible and science
  • Bible and science
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
Label
Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job, H.H. Shugart
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-354) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Laying the foundation of the Earth -- Taming the unicorn, yoking the aurochs : animal and plant domestication and the consequent alteration of the surface of the Earth -- Freeing the onager : feral and introduced animals -- Bounding the seas, freezing the face of the deep : when the sea is loosed from its bonds -- The ordinances of the heavens and their rule on Earth : adaptation and the cycles of life -- The dwelling of the light and the paths to its home : winds, ocean currents, and the global energy balance -- Making the ground put forth grass : the relationship between climate and vegetation -- Feeding the lions : the conservation of biological diversity on a changing planet -- Making weather and influencing climate : human engineering of the Earth -- Conclusion : comprehending the Earth
Control code
863199903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780231169080
Lccn
2013045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863199903
Label
Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job, H.H. Shugart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Laying the foundation of the Earth -- Taming the unicorn, yoking the aurochs : animal and plant domestication and the consequent alteration of the surface of the Earth -- Freeing the onager : feral and introduced animals -- Bounding the seas, freezing the face of the deep : when the sea is loosed from its bonds -- The ordinances of the heavens and their rule on Earth : adaptation and the cycles of life -- The dwelling of the light and the paths to its home : winds, ocean currents, and the global energy balance -- Making the ground put forth grass : the relationship between climate and vegetation -- Feeding the lions : the conservation of biological diversity on a changing planet -- Making weather and influencing climate : human engineering of the Earth -- Conclusion : comprehending the Earth
Control code
863199903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780231169080
Lccn
2013045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863199903

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