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Hōjōki after several years of living along the banks of Kyoto’s Kamo River, and his text refers to floods, droughts, and the movement of people along the region’s rivers. 2 In using the river as a metaphor to express the tension between permanence and transience, Chōmei voices a prescient awareness of

In: Turbulent Streams

difficult it can still be to tame the threat of fire or even to insure for it (taming the financial impact and losses): we are, still, not living in a fire-safe world. Natural fires and those in and of large cities, on the macro- and the microscale have occurred in completely different periods, cultural

In: Prometheus Tamed 

conference “Environment and Development” in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, it claimed worldwide applicability. More detailed definitions followed, conceiving of sustainable development as actions accomplished by humans that show respect to a variety of living beings, which ensure the preservation of life, nature

In: Prometheus Tamed 
Author: Amadeo Bordiga
Editor: Pietro Basso

1 Amadeo Bordiga: Who Was He? Amadeo Bordiga was one of the greatest figures of the Third International. Not by chance did Trotsky, a man rather stinting with praise, characterize his revolutionary thought as ‘living, muscular and full-blooded’. 1 Yet Bordiga

In: The Science and Passion of Communism

insurance—the reasons for change should be fundamentally located in the cumulative effects of major disasters on the people living in this period. The statistics for major fires will demonstrate that, in light of the continuity of this problem over centuries and the great number of incidents, a simple model

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In: Prometheus Tamed 

neither the interests of the animal per se nor those of science. In this sense, therefore, these authentic, tangible, living beings might be considered surrealist objects, that is, natural objects that undergo a role change and which, through framing, are intended to unlock human drives and to explore

In: Framing the Environmental Humanities
Author: Nicolas Graham

structure” – would allow it to impose unpopular decisions, which Jonas believes the threats of the future require ( Jonas, 1984 , p. 146). Relatedly, he suggests that socialist societies are better able to stimulate devotion to a cause and a spirit of sacrifice as a life-style. Yet these potential

In: Forces of Production, Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism
Author: Nicolas Graham

In a classic statement outlining the aims and goals of historical materialism from the German Ideology Marx and Engels asserted the following: The first premise of all human history is, of course, the existence of living human individuals. Thus the first fact to be established is the

In: Forces of Production, Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism

encroaching pastoral groups. 17 The relationship between the Kikuyu labourers and the white settlers tended to be fairly close. Life on a colonial farm was often a tough affair, where poor infrastructure cut one off from commodities. Moreover, the lack of company prompted settlers to find sympathy for

In: The Contested Lands of Laikipia

( eawl ) in Laikipia noted in its report in 1968. However, one thing the settlers were experts in was arranging social gatherings through which they could discuss the various types of challenges a life in the highlands involved. As the eawl stated: Wherever the independent, pioneering type is

In: The Contested Lands of Laikipia