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The Earth After Us

Author : Jan Zalasiewicz
ISBN : 9780191622670
Genre : Science
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What would alien visitors in the far future, piecing together the history of earth, find of our brief reign? What clues will we leave? What fossils? Just as we have gained knowledge of the past, of ancient climates and the activities of creatures long dead, so too might they decode the rocks. The Earth After Us takes a novel approach to show how geologists unravel the information in the rocks. As the alien scientists start investigating the strata, what story will they tell of us? What kind of fossils will humans leave behind? What will happen to cities, cars, and plastic cups? How thick a layer will the 'human stratum' be? And will it be obvious which species dominated the planet?

On An Ungrounded Earth

Author : Ben Woodard
ISBN : 9780615785387
Genre : Earth (Planet)
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For too long, the Earth has been used to ground thought instead of bending it; such grounding leaves the planet as nothing but a stage for phenomenology, deconstruction, and other forms of anthropocentric philosophy. In far too much continental philosophy, the Earth is a cold dead place enlivened only by human thought-either as a thing to be exploited, or as an object of nostalgia. Geophilosophy seeks instead to question the ground of thinking itself, the relation of the inorganic to the capacities and limits of thought. This book constructs an eclectic variant of geophilosophy through engagements with digging machines, cyclones and volcanoes, secret vessels, nuclear waste, giant worms, decay, hell, demon souls, subterranean cities, black suns, and xenoarcheaology, via continental theory (Nietzsche, Schelling, Deleuze, et alia) and various cultural objects such as horror films, videogames, and weird Lovecraftian fictions, with special attention to Speculative Realism and the work of Reza Negarestani. In a time where the earth as a whole is threatened by ecological collapse, On an Ungrounded Earth generates a perversely realist account of the earth as a dynamic engine materially invading and upsetting our attempts to reduce it to the ground beneath our feet.

The Earth Around Us

Author : Jill Schneiderman
ISBN : 9781466814431
Genre : Science
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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal erosion...global warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed by Jill Schneiderman in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: - Earth's time and history and the place of people in it - Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth - Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines - Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States - Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil - Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system - Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.

Many Heavens One Earth

Author : Clifford Chalmers Cain
ISBN : 9780739172964
Genre : Religion
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Many Heavens, One Earth is a collection of first-person voices from nine of the world religions. In fifteen articles, devotees and scholars reveal the contributions these traditions make to informing and motivating an ecological response to the environmental issues that beset planet earth.

God S Holy Plan To Save Earth

Author : Carol Aubuchon
ISBN : 9781465318411
Genre : Religion
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The following message was written for you by God This is God, Creator of all Heaven and Earth. I give this message for you as well as all thus written of Our novel in place. I first wish to tell My children that this book is not part of fictional mind. The lessons within this novel are true presents of faith given of you through My child of earth to present My thoughts of this Holy Plan. Should you be remiss and think otherwise, I will bring suffering of mind around earth through her travel of your countries to impress upon your minds how real this message will be taken by My children. No one will know when I choose this form of event to broadcast My will of your thoughts given Me. But many will fear Our course of action taken when this begins. Now I say, those of you who know Me, will give Me heed of their time and give My daughter just love of her as she brings Our word and direction to you. God has chosen to give earth a chance to change what is written in the Bible about the end of the world. This Plan is Gods Holy way of letting everyone on earth know that through Him all eternity can change. God has no choice but to give love freely to all who He created. This is how Our Heavenly Father has graced us since the beginning of time. Openly and without grudge of those who have moved against His will for their lives. Welcome God into your life for a few hours while you read His Holy terms and conditions regarding this Plan. Be as open minded as you think someone else should be to your ideas, and allow Our Master Being to invite you into His mind for a change. See what God thinks about all the changes mankind has made to confront Satan on his own and how much stronger Our fight against evil would be if we only let Our Father help us. All earth is in turmoil presently, and many people have given God prayers to ask for His help. We have never learned the correct manner to pray of Our Heavenly Father, who justifies our selfish prayer by allowing some correction made us. However, now God wants us to learn the correct terms of Holy Prayer to His being. We need not spend hours in prayer to get what we need to sustain life here on earth. But we need correct manner and guidance from God to know how to live each day according to His plan of our life. Never before in the history of earth, has Our LORD come to us to ask us to give His Soul Peace. But today with the publishing of this Novel of Main Events, God is changing the way He treats mankind for all time. We have never been asked by Our Creator to give Him this much attention before. God is now within moments of ending earth of Evil due to Satan and his fellow angels, who are tormenting human beings to show their revenge on God for sending them from Heaven. Our Father in Heaven is now creating a new world for us, where love is prevalent above all else done. We need to come to God, our life planner, for details of the way we need to conduct ourselves daily. Should this plan fail and we not live up to the course His plan draws out for us, within the next few short years, destruction of earth will begin. God is asking all mankind to adhere to this plan, regardless of your religion, background, country laws, or efforts forced against you. This is how earth will replace pain in His soul with the love His time spent with us has greatly deserved. Mankind has not given their Heavenly Father love completely as was His will when creating us. God created man to show Him honor and give love back to His being. Every time man touches against the will of Satan, in the presence of The Father, it brings excruciating pain of remorse to His being. Time now has changed, for God is no longer able to withstand our pained attempts of His form. He sees us fall into traps set by Satan, with no knowledge of this invisible beast of prey. Now God is on the at

The Land Looks After Us

Author : Joel W. Martin
ISBN : 0199726612
Genre : Religion
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Native Americans practice some of America's most spiritually profound, historically resilient, and ethically demanding religions. Joel Martin draws his narrative from folk stories, rituals, and even landscapes to trace the development of Native American religion from ancient burial mounds, through interactions with European conquerors and missionaries, and on to the modern-day rebirth of ancient rites and beliefs. The book depicts the major cornerstones of American Indian history and religion--the vast movements for pan-Indian renewal, the formation of the Native American Church in 1919, the passage of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of 1990, and key political actions involving sacred sites in the 1980s and '90s. Martin explores the close links between religion and Native American culture and history. Legendary chiefs like Osceola and Tecumseh led their tribes in resistance movements against the European invaders, inspired by prophets like the Shawnee Tenskwatawa and the Mohawk Coocoochee. Catharine Brown, herself a convert, founded a school for Cherokee women and converted dozens of her people to Christianity. Their stories, along with those of dozens of other men and women--from noblewarriors to celebrated authors--are masterfully woven into this vivid, wide-ranging survey of Native American history and religion.

What Are We After On This Earth

Author : Kwame Agyekum
ISBN : 9780595372010
Genre : Religion
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This is an engaging and absorbing story of faith and perseverance, showing how the Ghanaian writer was led by providence through his convoluted and troublesome journey that took him through various West African countries and the Middle East to his present home in Belgium. A keen observer of human suffering and vanity, he frequently asks the question: "What are we after on this earth?" What, indeed, is the whole point of existence, and what does all our striving after materialism, wealth and security amount to? The frequent biblical quotations show how the hand of God was always upon the author, protecting him from the wiles of Satan.

Fire On The Earth

Author : Eddie Hyatt
ISBN : 9781591859246
Genre : Religion
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The Pacification Of Earth

Author : Dean Warren
ISBN : 1462817246
Genre : Fiction
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The Pacification of Earth is presented in three sections. Part I, American Revolt: By 2090 almost half of the now immense American population is on welfare. Brilliant, talking computers have stolen most service and middle management jobs, while exploding populations in the southern hemisphere monopolize dumb factory work. And aquifers dry, world wide, causing food shortages. Ben Bjorn, a blond, young Welfie of the merged San Diego and Los Angeles ghetto, escapes a life of squalor by entering the Marine Corps. Well educated by his uncle, he vows to somehow fix the worlds present ugliness. The U.S. invades Mexico with the object of building a death strip along the border that will keep back desperate migrants. Bjorn excels in the resulting combat that involves underwater fleets, personal armor, flechette weapons, and invisible vehicles. We see him grow from a nave, lusty youth to a self-disciplined warrior. The administration cuts Welfie rations while exporting wheat. In the disorder that follows, Bjorn helps his people, is given command of a self-defense Welfie battalion. Fights escalate to a civil war in which Bjorn is the military fist of a Welfie triumvirate. As Part I ends, the Welfies win, rations are equalized, and fertility depressant is dumped into all water supplies. Part II, The Crescent Strikes: As 2100 dawns, Chinese agents kidnap Bjorn and require, as ransom, the shipment of American wheat to their starving people. After our hero escapes by cleverly killing his captors, Europe pleads for military help against the Turkish-led Moslems who threaten invasion from across the Bosphorus. As if those two threats werent enough, American Achievers, the educated and employed class, seek their old power and perquisites. Rebellion simmers below the feet of the Welfie government. After Bjorn survives a Turkish assassination attempt, he flies one hundred and fifty thousand high technology troops to Romania and assumes command of European forces. Estranged from his wife, he also acquires a gorgeous German mistress. In early spring, the Moslems cross the Bosphorus into Europe and throw back part of Bjorns army. He builds defenses behind the Danube Canal. While retreating to that line, Bjorn wins the loyalty of European Achiever officers and raw Balkan units. Moslem armies strike Bjorns line. Defenders respond with fuel-air explosives, smart missiles, flechette rifles, stealth tanks, and microwave weapons that shut down electrical systems. Bjorns mistress, a tool of Achiever conspirators, tries to murder him. He encircles and defeats the Moslems. Bjorn then crushes an Achiever-led rebellion in Western Europe and establishes personal control. News that Chinese armies threaten Siberia convinces Bjorn that the survival of civilization requires he continue his conquests. A world empire is the only cure for humanitys ills. Part III, Imperial Power: In early spring of 2102, Bjorn is thirty years old. He boards his ramjet transport for Irkutsk, in Siberia, while the Chinese gather overwhelming forces nearby in Mongolia. Near his destination, anti-aircraft missiles hunt his aircraft but a brilliant pilot--an Anne Scowcraft--pancakes the aircraft on a swamp in the Siberian taiga. His small party ambushes the killers sent by the Achiever commander of the Russian defenses and finally reaches safety with the German Corps Bjorn has sent as reinforcements to the Slavs. Bjorn manages a Russian command change and a retreat. A romance with Anne grows while Bjorn prepares a defense on the Ob River and establishes a blocking force on the Old Silk Road into Kazakastan. These are the two major land invasion routes to and from China. He sets in motion the conquest of Turkey and Iran, and appoints his ex-wife chief of a world-wide fertility depressant campaign. He announces a World Federation and asks Latin America and Asia to

On Earth As In Heaven

Author : Arthur Paul Boers
ISBN : 9781556357848
Genre : Religion
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Do we touch God and meet Jesus in a church or a soup kitchen? In a monastery or on skid row? In a Bible camp or a housing project? In heaven or on earth? Such distinctions are false, says Arthur Paul Boers. We can't experience God in heaven without loving the needy on earth. Nor can we truly love the needy on earth if not empowered by God in heaven.

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