The Crowded Greenhouse

The Crowded Greenhouse

Author: John Firor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300133448

Category: Science

Page: 251

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This book focuses on two critical global issues—rapid population growth and a human-induced climate change. John Firor and Judith Jacobsen summarize the current status of these two issues, show how they are related to one another, and prescribe steps that governments, economies, societies, and individuals can adopt to stabilize both population and climate. Firor and Jacobsen argue that two revolutions are necessary to achieve a stable population and freedom from human-induced climate change: a social revolution that improves equity, particularly the status of women, and a technical revolution that yields vastly greater efficiency in energy and materials use than we have today. They offer a vision that incorporates these changes, and they urge professionals and activists to work to achieve them, even in the face of great odds.

Statehouse and Greenhouse

Statehouse and Greenhouse

Author: Barry G. Rabe

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815796358

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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No environmental issue triggers such feelings of hopelessness as global climate change. Many areas of the world, including regions of the United States, have experienced a wide range of unusually dramatic weather events recently. Much climate change analysis forecasts horrors of biblical proportions, such as massive floods, habitat loss, species loss, and epidemics related to warmer weather. Such accounts of impending disaster have helped trigger extreme reactions, wherein some observers simply dismiss global climate change as, at the very worst, a minor inconvenience requiring modest adaptation. It is perhaps no surprise, therefore, that an American federal government known for institutional gridlock has accomplished virtually nothing in this area in the last decade. Policy inertia is not the story of this book, however. Statehouse and Greenhouse examines the surprising evolution of state-level government policies on global climate change. Environmental policy analyst Barry Rabe details a diverse set of innovative cases, offering detailed analysis of state-level policies designed to combat global warming. The book explains why state innovation in global climate change has been relatively vigorous and why it has drawn so little attention thus far. Rabe draws larger potential lessons from this recent flurry of American experience. Statehouse and Greenhouse helps to move debate over global climate change from bombast to the realm of what is politically and technically feasible.

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Roger Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612122601

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 287

Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448142224

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 471

The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook

Author: Andrew Mefferd

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586375

Category: Greenhouse gardening

Page: 290

View: 199

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook shares best practices for both large- and small-scale production of the eight most profitable crops - tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. This book levels the playing field with decision-making framework that goes beyond a list of simple dos and don'ts. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Andrew Meffer's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of relocalizing our food system. From seed to sale, this book is the indispensable resource for protected growing.--COVER.

An Introduction to World Politics

An Introduction to World Politics

Author: Richard Oliver Collin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442218048

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

View: 404

This book written for introductory-level students of global politics examines the connections and conflicts among peoples on our planet and relates them in a personalized way. While other world politics texts examine the globe from a distance, this text emphasizes the voices of those engaged in political struggles over the complexities of health, resources, the environment, economics, and ultimately power and its multiple conceptions. Throughout, students are challenged to engage in global politics and citizen movements.

Encyclopedia of Governance

Encyclopedia of Governance

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265520

Category: Political Science

Page: 1232

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The Encyclopedia of Governance provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology.

Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism

Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319954110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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The Absolute, philosophized most saliently about by Georg Hegel, encompasses the entirety of reality. The absolute (reality) is composed of five dimensions – height, length, width, time, and justice. The five dimensions operate dialectically, and the normative values of reality inhere within the fifth dimension (justice) – hard, soft, moral, ethical, yellow, etc. ad infinitum. The normative values from the fifth dimension (justice), in combination with the brain, comprise the human mind. With the issues of climate change, world-wide biosphere destruction, nuclear weapons, international trade regimes, humanity has created the phenomenon of global politics – thereby changing the fifth dimension. The argument in this volume is that the broadcast iterations of Star Trek allow us to comprehend significant aspects of justice and the politics of globalism – created through the advent of science, technology, engineering, etc. The creators of Star Trek hold that nationalism is a psychological pathology and internationalism is rationality.

Play Among Books

Play Among Books

Author: Miro Roman

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035624052

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

View: 228

How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.