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of biological diveristy what are the ideas behind
living systems as a source of wealth?
for ecological assets or natural values
needed to sustain industrial consumption the grows ever more intrusive.
for habitat -- Weal this
explains a mnemonic device for ecologically conceptualizing
Actions an example of
steps to take to change existing status of affairs.
material on the site, 2004-2005
Advocating transformative education .
Air carbon dioxide excesses
that are considered thermal pollution.
Air, composition of the atmosphere
of air saturation levels 1958-2000, at Hawaii--or Air quality, the carbon content graph Keeling Curve.
Albert Einstein's personal beliefs a brief overview of
what he thought about besides revolutionizing gravity and time.
Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic this
biologist conceived of terrain as alive, imbued with power and worthy
American Environmental History, course index America's cultural landscape.
A critical analysis of habitat or terrain conversion in
America's Natural Heritage An
inquiry into national attitudes about land, native peoples, and wildlife.
An Emerging Sense of Place Course
of important terms
to learning differ, Learning styles Not
all people learn in the same way, some dominant patterns are discussed.
Aquifer, what is it? --
a water soaked or porous, water bearing, underground rock formation used
for drinking and waste.
Art, perspective in the 16th century
Art --rules to know-- Visualizations Artists of the seashore
Stegner called these plains, west of the Texas panhandle -- beyond the
100th meridian too dry to farm.
Assessment, six key steps in reevaluating
we have made an error, adaptive management requires a correction!
this is a genericexplanation for how students should approach work submitted
Capacity How do we measure the atmosphere's ability
to absorb pollution? Check this out.
Atmosphere at risk? Can we do anything to solve this and related problems?
percentages of atomic elements and compounds in the air.
what are they?
Austin, Mary. The Land of Little
A remarkable woman defines her sensitivity to her second home in the 1890s.
referred to on this site (a brief sub-listing)
Sources of authority for the ideas in this web page. Autism,
new malady that is diagnosed here which robs us of our reason, faiths
and even our identities!
Automated as opposed to mechanical developments in technology
Awareness: Community these are solutions to curb our present consumption of space, water and resources
B arrier Islands
Bachelard's paradox, Gaston Bachelard, French poet and physicist
conceived of as a machine, a biological anthropologist's idea is examined.
Bateson, who is Gregory Bateson and his sixteen verities.
Gregory on patterns
used in his UCSC classes, this biological anthropologist said that we
mentally organize space.
biological game of life is a very different
view of nature. Because the biotic game is how and where existing life
affects the future conditions of living communities.
Biology: changes in worldview concerning
Three types of natural variability are discussed and interpreted as a
basic source of value to protect.
a look at the integrity of nature and life's diversity on earth.
or corpus of knowledge, description
on climate change, (a recent bibliography)
Boston's Back Bay
B otanical Garden, importance of
Jacob: Science and Human Values: Dignity This
is a brief discussion of a great scientists faith in human thought.
synopsis of a book by Marc Rei s ner
brief review of the proceedings from a 150th commemoration of the California
gold rush, 1999. California
Water history Professor Emeritus, Norris Hundley's
remarkable history of abuse by the best of people's noble intentions. Campus
map (Rollins College) Canyon
Dams Controversy in the Grand Canyon They
tried to dam it and then they generated smog to hide it, a place
carbon dioxide emissions each
American contributes tons of carbon dioxide to the air annually.
region defined Caribbean
History study guide
Capacity compared to assimilative capacity are
two means of seeing limitations-- see too
carrying capacity Case
study of water delivery systems
Miguel: sayings of, This
master of Spanish literature gave us more phrases than you may know.
Challenges from global warming Human
waste, or thermal pollution is now altering the very composition of
the air we breathe.
Characteristics of science
Charette designing eleemnts to fita
a community's needs
it is important to your grade.
Class organization scheme -
that I teach are organized with this acronym in mind.
classes: course survival
kit for all students.
class times Course
office hours and schedules for the current term
energy agenda --The
Earth Day 2000 attempt to generate popular support for clean air
and sustainability the
not so obvious connections between cutting emissions and living well
an index to all of the material on this site pertaining to global warming
change assessment form concerning global warming impacts on places.
change, (a recent bibliography) 2004 tp 1998.
River Dams Controversy (1963-1968) a proposal to
place two dams in the Grand Canyon was seriously considered.
Colorado River Valley a case study of concerning river management
Commentaries on ecological issues in science
and policy: Course
A synopsis of Garrett
Hardin's, Tragedy of the Commons
Community Awareness: Course
Comparing your purposes and mine assessing each
Compass and the Gyroscope, Kai
Complexity of nature and the biosphere
what are they?
concepts to use
Concepts explained and tied to essays.
Constitutional powers and Property Rights.
Consumption as a threat to global ecology
survival kit: a basic look at how to pass my class
Courses that I offer
Creation as a story of time
used for grading your writing assignments Course
Alfred ecological historian looks at the greatest revolutionary
accident in history
Thomas on reality of global warming a
statement of the facts from a reliable source
an explanation of
how settlement alters the terrain.
Cultural landscapes contrasted. with
how places are understood.
Culture how the word
has changed meaning in the last 150 years.
Culture as a focus of debate. contrasted with ideology and social meaning.
Culture, defined and discussed as
an example of acquired traits of sof inheritance
Charles and The Origin of Species
the person, a look at who the man was and what
he was like
Revolution in ideas as a major intellectual
shift in thought
Neodarwinian Synthesis a statement of Mayr's, Eldridge's
and Haldane's contribution
On the Origin of Species. (1859) a series of notes
on the classic
Darwin the person, Charles
Darwinian Evolution or as a revolution
in ideas about life's origins or development
Darwinian Revolution 1859-1871
Darwinian synthesis a look at how genetics and paleontological evidence was reconciled with natural selection and hard inheritances.
multiple use: a critique of forest policies
the forest through the trees at the forestry summit
a formal essay on conservation of trees. Definition
of ecology the
relation of an organism or species to its surroundings over time Define Global Warming ( climate
Demographic index of
Demographic information and impact a
formula for comprehending impact = popualtion X affluence and technological
Demographical data worldwide a
as an example of urban sprawl.
E. Hulme, on the critical character of
describing things accurately
as Landscape a
form of arid terrain
formal description of appropriate use of technological
between long and short term, time frames. to better
understand ecological problems
Annie Looking a weasel in the eye and learning about our natures
Distinguishing ideas from images.
Discourse -- exceptionally fine
O. Wilson on biological diversity as a measure of wealth.
Double Helix, The: James
Dobson, Andrew -- ecological citizenship.
The Dominant Animal, Ehrlich & Ehrlich, text for Imperiled Planet class.
E cological criticism
ecological Model, Carolyn Merchant's
to examine ecological revolutions.
problems in science and policy: ecological
system's parts & ideas - the way in which ecologists divide the study of one's surroundings.
system's services and functions = the term used by ecologists to explain necessities.
web of relations?
ecology (space) and Evolution (time) generate complexity.
as natural history
ecology of early California
ecology of the Everglades
the varieties according to Howard Gardner of human intelligence Education means?
Eigenwelt, German Gestlat psychology term for one's personal construction of the world.
Employment? try looking here.
End of Nature by Bill McKibben
energy, what is it? An ecological approach to understanding fuels.
to top of page.
Environmental History syllabus Environmental
Management assessing content.
of Place Essay Papers, how to construct a good
Ethics- Merchant, Carolyn.
of three divergent meanings for nature Everglades
- an overview
Everglades of Florida: an essay
for global warming.
Evolution before Darwin.
Evolution, what exactly is it?
the condept is explored in the following sites:
externalites simply defined
externalites related to Elizabeth Cairncross'
book: Costing the Earth.
externalities explored both beneficial and destructive
general discussion of how data differs from knowledge. Facts
on urban sprawl First
Along the River, by Benjamin Kline
Fine technology defined
Kingdom system representated as a hand
Florida's stake in Global Warming with respect to rises
in sea level.
Folly what Garrett Hardin
examines as the root of our ecological and economic problems
problem to solve a
form of ecological problems
of accounting for health and environmental losses
writing as a form of learning
Free writing -- is
a form of practicing informal writing to inform the mind and activate
Guide to images on this site
Gallery Guide to the Grand Canyon photographs
Garden, importance of
Clifford on ideology and culture
Ross author of The Heat is On
Murray, discoverer of quarks
Genetics the history of in brief
Genetics, topics on ( index
time, deep time
diagram of three world we inhabit simultaneously
Glacial melt as a signal of climate chaos and global warming
Global ecology, lessons
Global population data compared
Global security and ecology, Kennedy and Dodds conclusions
global warming frequently asked questions FAQs
Global Warming article synopsis
Global Warming guide to the site
Global warming recent bibliography,
Glossary of words used on this web site
sources of information for research
Canyon Dams -- The dates of or timeline about the controversy (1963-1968)
Canyon Dams -- index to the controversy (1963-1968)
acreage or carrying capacity
Greek idea of nature (physis)
acronym for is - Weal
original changes in government,
Revolution, 2004; 200th anniversary retrospective
Garrett, Tragedy of the Commons
on commons, inevitability of outcomes is an element
Hardin on Folly
Health of places, the Caribbean (Mintz) and Mexico (Paz; colonialism)
History as an endeavor to recapture past landscapes.
History of Caribbean landscapes.
History of Science, syllabus
page for research
Numbers can mislead you
How to find me during the semester.
Hub for the web site's focal areas with related
Human Genome and DNA research
versus real -- comparisons
Images and ideas.
Impact formulas (population and wealth)
Information, what is it precisely?
multiple expressions of
Intelligence is described as a variety of educated
responses to the world, people, places and things around you.
impact of population, affluence and technology on ecological
Michio: author of Hyperspace
Keystone species, defined with some examples and an index to other sites
Kincaid, Jamaica author
of A Small Place -- Antigua
a corpus or body of concepts
Thomas on scientific revolutions
protocol, speech concerning
to top of page.
Labor models of
Theory of Value The
notion that the worth of anything is determined by the amount of time
it takes to produce or refine the material.
of Solitude Octavio
Paz's 1950 collection of Essays on identity and coexistence
Lake, . an analysis The Lake as Microcosm of Stephen Forbes, Lindemann's and Odum's concepts of energy and productivity relations in a confined space.
Land as a home page to related themed pages on the site
Land and Technology, Arnold
Pacey on Meaning
Land, defined as
an essential, or core ingredient in a model of ecological revolutions.
Land, defined as watershed The
concept of unified landscape basins that receive and channel runoff
Land Ethic A
paragraph by paragraph analysis of Aldo Leopold's essay
Land of Little Rain, [OwensValley, California]
by Mary Austin
Land system in USA The
shape of the Jeffersonian land survey system (grid) in the countryside Land's
Planning Method for evaluating the competing values in property
a focus of study. Notes
on what experts have said about the national geography of the US
Landscape as altered by tools and
and Memory, notes on the book by Simon Schama
arid regions A
look at the arid regions of the Western US
Latin American perspective on
USA & modernity, O. Paz themes
Laws of ecology Three
laws that explain why functional problems persist. Learning styles
Methods: these are two related pages that
discuss, examine in some detail and diagram the means we
have from distinguishing facts from opinions. See also certainty, science,
Model here is a schematic diagram of ecological
relationships in any place. Lecture format examined. Lee,
Kai: The Compass and the Gyroscope, notes on bounded
rationality, civic science, and regional planning opportunities to
solve ecological problems.
Leopold's (Aldo) Land Ethic.
biologist conceived of terrain as alive, imbued with power and worthy
of respect. Land Ethic
Limits, Garret Hardin's Living Within
Limits about ecological constraints.
Living Downstream, an ecologist looks
Lovelock's Gaia Hypothesis
Mayr, Ernst One Long Argument
notes on this history of Darwinian ideas and significance of evolution.
-- finding out what we do not know
-- the means by which we know things or establish the veracity of
Sydney, notes on the importance of sugar production
and consumtion from 1650-1990.
model of capital accumulation
model of ecology applied to history
is a systemic and functional view of the past
Merchant's (Carolyn Merchant) model of ecological
called Ecological Revolutions by this environmental
historian Merchant, Carolyn: partnership ethic
multiple intelligence, the concept of (book
Gardner's description of a half dozen forms of intelligence
other than being smart!
Forests and Parks are often unhappy neighbors
Nature An essay
on estrangement from the processes of the material world. nature
as an animate cosmos
original western concepts of and ancient debate over
the revolt of (notes on Max Horkheimer's essay)
an index to related sites about nature
three variant meanings traced to Greek roots New
evidence on human impacts generating Global Warming
Nitrogen problem of no capacity to assimilate the consequences of air pollution
hours and its location
National Forest surrounds the Olympic National Park:
the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Origin of Species (1859) Notes
on the critical ideas and arguments in the books 12 chapters
On the Origin of Species, by Charles
Darwin; notes on critical passages
One Long Argument, by Ernst
Mayr, Mayr's diagram of Darwin's ideas
opposing words, antonyms --
a list of some!
on technology and meaning -- Papers,
how to construct a good written essay
exceptionally fine discourse Paz,
Octavio, author of a
Labyrinth of Solitude
compared to Mintz and Crosby's analysis of West Indian development
Paz, Labyrinth of Solitude's contents
and connections to chapters
Paz, The Other Mexico,1968
the development of political and social demomocracy
Paz, PhilanthropicOgre, US Mexican
Relationship in 1970s
Paz, Themes 1990s: Modernity,
isolation, reconciliation and development
Paz, Themes in US and Latin
Paz Mexican Intelligentsia
Paz, Present Day
Paz, Mexican Revolution
Paz, The Sons of LaMalinche
Paz, Colonialism and the conquest
of the Indians
Octavio Paz, Labyrinth
of Solitude, ( index)
Photographic Memoir from around the world.
physis, Greek idea of material
Place, erotics of Planet
of An essay on understanding radiation and plutonium's
Poetry of purpose An Elegy
Population growth in the USA during the 1990s.
Population impact formula :
I = P * A * T or the consequences
of population and technology on resources
Population momentum after 30 years!
Population of Florida
Preservation of natural resources.
Project for an Energy Efficient Florida: PEEF
Property Rights and Constitutional powers.
Protection, environmental defined
on the history of technology and its power to reshape labor, power,
time and space.
Razor , Ockham's, the importance of avoiding
pleonasm in your writing!
Reisner on Reclamation
in the American West
Related discussions of forests:
Rendering of an ecological basis for human associations.
Research on the World Wide Web resource
of nature Max
Horkheimer's classic statement about the human assault on nature.
Revolution, political in Latin America
Revolution -- in France, 1789-1803, scientific revolutions, Thomas Kuhn on
_______ scientific revolutions: the first use of the word in 1543 in the modern context.
as a metaphor
Scale and levels of organization
Science represented as a pyramid of
Science defined as how
we know things
Science, intelligence and liberal education -- an essay of 325 words
Science is defined and analyzed here as one
of several linked pages.
Science related topic index
Science texts, writing about the contemporary worldview
in and ideas or Science,
Revolutions Five Scientific
and Policy: In the Atomic Age
and policy, ecological problem solving
is more than meets the eye.
Science displayed as a pyramid of knowing … … … … …
index -- an additional index to topics on science and technolgy
Science related pages
Science related to technology
Sea level changes and climate
Chromosomes and the importance of X and XY chromosomes
Social sciences index to subjects
to protect Florida's natural heritage
Spirit of the times, or Zeitgeist
and its impact on Florida
the wild marine turtles!
Stanislaus River, Fight for the
study guide -- Caribbean
Sunken Treasures of the Florida Keys
kit for any course
sustainability and global warming
sustainability, What is?
Sustainable paths for the world (permaculture)
of terms data,
information and meaning with respect to knowledge
E. Hulme, on the critical character of
and professional interests:
Organization, A Reflection on the way technical systems
reorganize our existence.
Technology is defined here as the application of knowledge to human affairs.
Technology is discussed and examined as the means
we have to solve the apparent difference between an existing and a desired
state of affairs or conditions.
Technology, laws of; by Melvin Kranzberg
laws, Melvin Kranzberg has five laws of technical
Technological Experience is
shown as a tetrahedral pyramid by Arnold Pacey
Technological Change is
caused by some unseen and overlooked causes
Technology disturbs ,
the distrbution of people and places, as much as it is an asset
in everyday life
Technology is Complex
and has the power to make masses of people Contented
Technological Periods is
a timeline to significant inventions and their meaning.
Technological . aspects
of Modern Connections among tool complexes
Technology history Overview: detials
of the class and significant concepts to know.
Technology hub or home index for
topics related to the history of tools and tool use
Technology a definition and brief analysis
laws of , Melvin Kranzberg's observed behavior and attendant criteria for tools
history o f, a sllabus for the class
Temperature is rising on the Earth's
The Double Helix, by James Watson, notes
The Genetics related information index
The Great Thirst, Norris
greatest good for the greatest number
Thesis versus theme
The Science is compelling about the reality
of Global Warming
The tree as microcosm.
facets of Ecological Problems
Time as a dimension
Time, short versus long term
to doing well in classes
Tools are the items or utensils, devices or implements
used to identify and understand the power of technology and the techniques
have three facets and may other names; some synonyms for tools are:
apparatus, devices, gadgets, implements, instruments, machinery, materials,
of the Commons
Twentieth Century contemporary culture.
Two million years of climate & Global Warming data
USA , America's national heritage of nature
Utilitarianism -- a look at what the term means and its limitations for guiding policies.
, data on what cities are more sparsely settled than others. Uncertainty in science, a valued role
to play in formulating knowledge.
as distinguished in economics from ecology
inherent in nature
miles traveled, meaning and significance: traffic
as a source of mobile pollution
Verity, or veracity, Determining the reliability of information.
of Joseph Siry, Ph.D.
Vocabulary, advanced terminology defined
global climate change: frequently asked questions
about climate change
ethics, a new approach
as symbolically significant, notes on Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama
as a habitat
Weal as the root of wealth
WEAL of nature
Wetlands are Repositories, not wastelands
What is risk?
What is sustainability?
Whitman's (Walt ) Leaves of Grass
Williams, Terry Tempest, An
words I use
words to know
World Wide Web, Research on the
W eltanschauung the German conceptualization of historical errors
WEAL as the root of wealth from weald for forest.
When writing, there are 4 things to
a lesson in ambulating among arbors Woodwalk
the importance of
Words; the importance of accurate expression and
the appropriate choice of terms is examined here. Eight
of the most important terms for my courses are defined here, as well as
on other pages.
Worldview is discussed and analyzed at some
length and a detailed discussion of ignorance and certainty
as these ideas relate to knowledge, use of evidence and specific lessons
is at this site.
Worldview, and as changes
in the Life Sciences, (1859-1959)
Worldviews are simply described here as
ways of knowing our mistakes.
worldviews -- a simple definition of a much more complicated subject
almanac -- some thoughts on writing as a form of creative expression
criteria -- use to see if your paper utilizes these suggestions.
essays -- guide
to reflecting on formal written work
free -- informal
writing to get the mind moving over the cognitive realms of imagination
Papers, structure and clarity
Your grades are determined by this criteria
the German idea for " spirit of the
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