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Nuestra América : complejidad y unidad dialéctica de la humanidad y la naturaleza en el siglo XXI
Camilo Valqui Cachi and five others (coordinadores)
México, D.F. : Ediciones Eón, 2016
Baker Berry GF75 .N84 2016

Earth in human hands : shaping our planet's future
Grinspoon, David Harry, author
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2016]
Listening to the planets -- Can a planet be alive? -- Monkey with the world -- Planetary changes of the fourth kind -- Terra sapiens -- Intelligent worlds in the universe -- Finding our voice -- Embracing the human planet.

"A NASA astrobiologist outlines optimistic messages about humanity's future in the face of climate change, explaining how the human role in managing the planet's evolution is determining the course of life,"--NoveList.
Kresge Popular Science GF47 .G75 2016

Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place
Discenza, Nicole Guenther, 1969- author
London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Earth's place in the cosmos -- England, the Mediterranean, and beyond -- Recentring : the north and England's place -- Fruitful wastes in Beowulf, Guthlac A, and Andreas -- Halls and cities as locuses of civilization and sin.

"We tend to think of early medieval people as unsophisticated about geography because their understandings of space and place often differed from ours, yet theirs were no less complex. Anglo-Saxons conceived of themselves as living at the centre of a cosmos that combined order and plenitude, two principles in a constant state of tension. In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space. Anglo-Saxon models of the universe featured a spherical earth at the centre of a spherical universe ordered by God. They sought to shape the universe into knowable places, from where the earth stood in the cosmos, to the kingdoms of different peoples, and to the intimacy of the hall. Discenza argues that Anglo-Saxon works both construct orderly place and illuminate the limits of human spatial control."--
Baker Berry GF551 .D58 2017

China : an environmental history
Marks, Robert, 1949- author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
Introduction: Problems and Perspectives -- China's Natural Environment and Early Human Settlement to 1000 BCE -- States, Wars, and Farms : Environmental Change in Ancient and Early Imperial China, 1000 BCE-300 CE -- Deforesting the North and Colonizing the South in the Middle Imperial Period, 300-1300 CE -- Empire and Environment : China's Borderlands, Islands, and Inner Peripheries in the Late Imperial Period, 1300-1800 CE -- Environmental Degradation in Modern China, 1800-1949 -- "Controlling" Nature in the People's Republic of China, 1949-Present -- Conclusion: China and Its Environment in World Historical Perspective.

"Now in an updated edition, this deeply informed and beautifully written book provides a comprehensive and comprehensible history of China from prehistory to the present. Focusing on the interaction of humans and their environment, Robert B. Marks traces changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a quarter of humankind"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry GF656 .M37 2017

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