2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and it also marks the appearance of the first Portuguese-language translation of The Sense of Wonder, which is now available via e-mail order (from firstname.lastname@example.org). Price: €12.00 (plus shipping and handling)
2012 marca o cinquentenário da publicação do livro Silent Spring, de Rachel Carson, que acaba de ganhar uma tradução portuguesa, com introdução de Viriato Soromenho-Marques.
“Maravilhar-se”, editado pela Campo Aberto em parceria com as Edições Sempre-em-Pé (com apoio do Programa Ambiente da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), está disponível para compra na sede da editora Campo Aberto (no Porto, Portugal) ou pelo correio (pedidos podem ser feitos via email@example.com e as encomendas serão enviadas mediante comprovativo de pagamento para o NIB 0035 0730 0003 5756103 54). Custo: 12.00€ + despesas de expedição e portes (1.50€ para Portugal)
FNC, founded by Shan Gao in September of 2011 at the University of North Texas, is a bilingual club that aims to inspire a sense of wonder and passion for nature through environmental science, environmental ethics, and environmental aesthetics. Members of FNC include professors, doctoral students, company employees, doctors, musicians, and friends around the world who love nature. If you are interested in nature, you are welcome to join this club so that we can start the journey of nature exploration, appreciation, and friendship building together.
The inaugural issue ofEnvironmental Humanitiesis now available online! Like all future issues it is published under a creative commons license and is freely available. It is a fantastic collection of high quality papers that takes in some of the breadth of this emerging field. In future issues we would love to see more papers from ISEE members and other environmental philosophers (in particular, papers aiming to be accessible to a wide humanities audience).
“Introduction: Thinking through the environment, unsettling the humanities” by Deborah Rose, Thom van Dooren, Matthew Chrulew, Stuart Cooke, Matthew Kearnes and Emily O’Gorman (Editorial Team)
“The Oedipal Logic of Ecological Awareness” by Timothy Morton
“Living With Parasites in Palo Verde National Park” by Eben Kirksey
“Burrows and Burrs” by Tom Lee
“Global Ideas in Local Places “ by Libby Robin
“SAD in the Anthropocene” by Laurel Peacock
“Risky Zoographies: The Limits of Place in Avian Flu Management” by Natalie Porter
“The Affective Legacy of Silent Spring “ by Alex Lockwood
“Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species” by Anna Tsing
It also hosts a weekly livewebinar series. Of interest to many will be its sessions on geoengineering. The next geoengineering session will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 Eastern Time, and is being led by Wil Burns (Associate Director and Master of Science, Energy Policy & Climate Program Johns Hopkins University).
In November 2010, the Royal Society hosted a Discussion Meeting: Geoengineering – taking control of our planet’s climate that critically assessed many of the schemes currently being considered. Papers in this volume, edited by Andy Ridgwell, Chris Freeman and Richard Lampitt, directly reflect the outcome of this meeting, including assessments of how proposed schemes might be implemented ‘for real’ in terms of engineering challenges and cost. Papers cover both technologies that aim to create cooling by modifying how much sunlight is absorbed at the Earth’s surface, as well as those tackling the root of the problem – excess CO2 in the atmosphere. Additional global modelling papers provide new assessments of how geoengineering may (or may not) fit with conventional CO2 mitigation measures to achieve policy targets.
The issue (and ALL Royal Society content) is currently freely available to accessonlineuntil 29th November 2012.
The print issue is available at the special price of £47.50. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TA 1974 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Water Ethics Network facilitates sharing of experience, ideas, and information about events and activities relating to water ethics. The aim is to promote serious study of the ethics underlying water decisions, and to bring an awareness of water ethics into the everyday discourse about water policies. Choices about how water is used and how lakes, rivers and aquifers are managed are inevitably informed by values. We believe that a deeper understanding of those values will lead to better decisions and more sustainable water ecosystems.