the green republic a conservation history of costa rica

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The Green Republic

Author : Sterling Evans
ISBN : 9780292789289
Genre : Nature
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With over 25 percent of its land set aside in national parks and other protected areas, Costa Rica is renowned worldwide as "the green republic." In this very readable history of conservation in Costa Rica, Sterling Evans explores the establishment of the country's national park system as a response to the rapid destruction of its tropical ecosystems due to the expansion of export-related agriculture. Drawing on interviews with key players in the conservation movement, as well as archival research, Evans traces the emergence of a conservation ethic among Costa Ricans and the tangible forms it has taken. In Part I, he describes the development of the national park system and "the grand contradiction" that conservation occurred simultaneously with massive deforestation in unprotected areas. In Part II, he examines other aspects of Costa Rica's conservation experience, including the important roles played by environmental education and nongovernmental organizations, campesino and indigenous movements, ecotourism, and the work of the National Biodiversity Institute.

Die Ra Der Kologie

Author : Joachim Radkau
ISBN : 9783406619021
Genre : Political Science
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Die erste Weltgeschichte der Ökologie. Die Ökologie ist das Signum unseres Zeitalters. Joachim Radkaus grandiose Darstellung lässt die neue Ära in ihrer ganzen Vielgestaltigkeit und globalen Bedeutung erfahrbar werden. Zwar lässt er auch die fernen Ursprünge im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert nicht außer Acht, konzentriert sich im Wesentlichen jedoch auf die letzten vierzig Jahre. Das Buch berichtet über ausschlaggebende Ereignisse und Erfahrungen wie die Reaktorkatastrophe von Tschernobyl genauso wie über den Mythos des deutschen «Waldsterbens» und beleuchtet die Zusammenhänge mit anderen politischen und kulturellen Strömungen. Es erzählt sowohl von spiritueller Suche und herausragenden Momenten als auch von Institutionalisierung und Bürokratisierung. Es porträtiert zentrale Initiativen wie Friends of the Earth oder Greenpeace und charismatische Vorkämpferinnen wie Rachel Carson, Petra Kelly und die Chinesin Dai Qing. Überhaupt zeigt Joachim Radkau, welch zentrale Rolle und beinahe mythisches Potential Frauen in der Umweltbewegung zukommt. Radkau schreibt zwar aus innerer Verbundenheit und viel eigener Erfahrung mit der Umweltbewegung, hält wo nötig jedoch auch kritische Distanz. So wird klar: Trotz manch bizarrer Episoden ist die Umweltbewegung die neue, wahre Aufklärung unseres Zeitalters; die fließende Vielfalt und immer neue Vernetzung der Motive unterscheidet sie von allen früheren großen Bewegungen der Geschichte.

The History Of Costa Rica

Author : Monica A. Rankin
ISBN : 9780313379451
Genre : History
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Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation. • A chronology of important events from the pre-Columbian era to the present • Biographical entries of important personalities • A glossary of important terms • A bibliographic essay of contemporary works on Costa Rica

Insight Guide Costa Rica

Author : Paul Murphy
ISBN : 0887291376
Genre : Travel
File Size : 29. 64 MB
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One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Costa Rica. This 298-page book includes a section detailing Costa Rica's history, 8 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the spectacular plant life to the best coffee in the worldallegedly, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus 283 impressive photographs and 7 maps, including a National Parks and Reserves map.

The Borderlands Of The American And Canadian Wests

Author : Sterling Evans
ISBN : 9780803256347
Genre : Political Science
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The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is the first collection of interdisciplinary essays bringing together scholars from both sides of the forty-ninth parallel to examine life in a transboundary region. The result is a text that reveals the diversity, difficulties, and fortunes of this increasingly powerful but little-understood part of the North American West. Contributions by historians, geographers, anthropologists, and scholars of criminal justice and environmental studies provide a comprehensive picture of the history of the borderlands region of the western United States and Canada. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is divided into six parts: Defining the Region, Colonizing the Frontier, Farming and Other Labor Interactions, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Nineteenth Century, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Twentieth Century, and Natural Resources and Conservation along the Border. Topics include the borderlands environment; its aboriginal and gender history; frontier interactions and comparisons; agricultural and labor relations; tourism; the region as a refuge for Mormons, far-right groups, and Vietnam War resisters; and conservation and natural resources. These areas show how the history and geography of the borderlands region has been transboundary, multidimensional, and unique within North America.

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History

Author : Andrew C. Isenberg
ISBN : 9780199394470
Genre : Science
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Nature And History In Modern Italy

Author : Marco Armiero
ISBN : 9780821443477
Genre : Nature
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Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator’s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation’s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy’s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers.

Parke F R Das Leben

Author : Iucn Commission On National Parks And Protected Areas Cnppa
ISBN : 2831702445
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Author : Frank Zelko
ISBN : 9783647317120
Genre : History
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Die Weltorganisation „Greenpeace“ ist ein international vernetztes, global agierendes und in den Medien allgegenwärtiges Unternehmen. Seine Geschichte, seine Struktur und seine Philosophie fordern alle wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen heraus. Mit »Make It a Green Peace« (so der englischsprachige Titel) liegt erstmalig eine akribisch recherchierte, wissenschaftlich fundierte und zielführende Darstellung vor. Sie verbindet Zeitgeschichte, politische Wissenschaft, Gesellschaftssoziologie, Kulturtheorie und Umweltforschung zu einer kompakten Analyse eines führenden Agenten in der Globalisierung. Die Anfänge von Greenpeace finden sich in der kanadisch-amerikanischen Graswurzelbewegung von Antinuklearbewegung, Friedensbewegung, Hippie-Anarchismus, Quäker-Theorie der Gewaltfreiheit, Pazifismus, New Age-Spiritualität, Indianischer Naturauffassung, Tierschutzbewegung, Medientheorie von Marshall McLuhan u.a. Aus diesem Amalgam hat sich Schritt für Schritt und mit vielen Konflikten eine allgemein politische Organisation herausgebildet, die heute ein globales Weltunternehmen darstellt, gekennzeichnet durch straffe Führung, Zentralisierung, Professionalisierung, Management, Marketing, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.

Bound In Twine

Author : Sterling D. Evans
ISBN : 9781622880010
Genre : History
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Before the invention of the combine, the binder was an essential harvesting implement that cut grain and bound the stalks in bundles tied with twine that could then be hand-gathered into shocks for threshing. Hundreds of thousands of farmers across the United States and Canada relied on binders and the twine required for the machine’s operation. Implement manufacturers discovered that the best binder twine was made from henequen and sisal—spiny, fibrous plants native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The double dependency that subsequently developed between Mexico and the Great Plains of the United States and Canada affected the agriculture, ecology, and economy of all three nations in ways that have historically been little understood. These interlocking dependencies—identified by author Sterling Evans as the “henequen-wheat complex”—initiated or furthered major ecological, social, and political changes in each of these agricultural regions. Drawing on extensive archival work as well as the existing secondary literature, Evans has woven an intricate story that will change our understanding of the complex, transnational history of the North American continent.

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