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Alphabetical listing of subjects

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Accounting for ecological values
Accounting for Environmental Assets--Robert Repetto

Acres needed to sustain industrial consumption
Acronym core stands for Clarify, Organize, Reflect, Evaluate
Acronym for habitat -- Weal
Action Plan: what is one?
Actions to sutain climates
Adaptive Management
Adaptive Management, commentary by Kai Lee,

Address Book, The; Tim Radford.

Advocating Environmental Reforms

Affinity for nature

Air, composition of the atmosphere
Albert Einstein's personal beliefs

Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic

America's cultural landscape.

America's Natural Heritage
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman, Neil – on the "death of discourse."
An Emerging Sense of Place
Apopka, Community Partnership.
Apopka: "The People of the Lake;" An ecological tragedy.
Apopka, Regional project.
Approaches to learning differ, Learning styles
See below learning
Aquifer, what is it?

Arches, their significance and parts

Arid regions
Arid Lands Problem
Aristotle, four causes, causation.
argument, dialectic
Argument, One Long –by Ernst Mayr: see Mayr
Arkwright, Richard –inventor with a flair for hair.

Art of good writing

Art, perspective in
Artificial intelligence

Assessment form concerning global warming impacts on places.

Atmospheric chemistry
Atom, visualizing
Atoms, what are they?
Atomic bomb

Austin, Mary. The Land of Little Rain.

Authors referred to at this site

Autobiographical sketch, research interests
Automated versus mechanical
Awareness: Need to redesign your Community

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Bachelard, Gaston a paradox at the core of science

Bacon, Sir Francis,
Baker, Dean – economist.
Basic genetics
Bateson's ecological model

Bateson, Gregory on patterns
Bear, The; William Faulkner.
Beston, Henry; The Outermost House.
Beyond the point of no return
biogame of life
biogeochemical cycles
biogeo-cycles interpreted
biology related to history
black holes
Blake, William
Bloom's taxonomy of student learning outcomes
body of knowledge
Bohr atom model
Books on climate change, (a recent bibliography)
Boom and bust esconomic cycles
Bourgeois Virtues, The; Dierdre McCloskey
Brain as a subject.
Brain, human fossil evidence.
Bridging the gap between science and policy
Broken defenses against technological hegemony
Bronowski, Jacob -- history of science and ethics
Bryner on Science and Policy in international issues
Buffers, landscape and the importance of

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Cadillac Desert Introduction
Calendars, origins & meanings of
energy market reforms

California's water history
________, A California water case
Campus map (Rollins College)
Canyon Dams Controversy in the Grand Canyon

carrying capacity
capacity, Carryingand Assimilative compared
Caribbean region defined
Caribbean History -- study guide
Carson, Rachel: Edge of the Sea
Carter, James President. comments on climate change
Case studies
Catastrophic events
Category, (taxonomy)
causation, Aristotle's views.
Cervantes, Miguel: sayings of,
Civilization and the bisophere
Challenges from global warming

Characteristics of science
Class Attendance

Class organization scheme - CORE

class times
Clean energy agenda

Climate and sustainability

Climate change, defined
Climate change, index.

climate change, (a recent bibliography)

climate change, Abrupt

Climate change assessment: concerning "the politics of climate change," its impacts on people and places.
Climate change, compelling science
Climate change solutions.
Climate change & Global Warming, Current evidence for

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Coastal storms
Coevolving coexistence with nature
Colorado River Dams Controversy (1963-1968)

Colorado River Valley

Colinvaux, on niche
Columbian Exchange
Commentaries on ecological issues in science and policy:

Community Awareness:
Comparing your purposes and mine assessing each other.
compelling science concerning the reality of global warming

concepts scientific
concepts in technology

concepts to use
Conservation discussed.
Conservation: Changing Contours of on Round River
Conservative ethos
Constitutional chronology.

Constitutional powers and Property Rights.

Consumption as a threat to global ecology

Coral Reef
Coral reefs and climate change

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Cosmos, Einstein's
Courses that I offer

Cozy triangle iron triangle of government interests who shape policy. " of three-way influences"

Criteria, defined

criteria used for grading your writing assignments

Crosby, Alfred: Germs, Seeds and Animals

Crowley, Thomas on reality of global warming
Cultural Landscape
Cultural landscapes contrasted.

Cultural reform, pace of changes in cultural traits
Culture as a focus of debate.

Culture, defined and discussed

Cuzco, Peru

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Daedalus, Greek myth.
Darwin, Charles and The Origin of Species (1859) and The Origin notes
Darwinian Revolution
Darwin today after the Neodarwinian Synthesis
index to the entire subject on this site
"death of discourse," Postman, Neil -- on the

Debating multiple use: “Seeing the forest through the trees at the forestry summit (1990s)”


Index for all words, vocabulary and related pages

Definition of biology

Definition of ecology
Definition of evolution

Definition of genes and genomes
Definition of Global Warming, Current evidence for
Definition of Nature
Demand, definition of.
Democracy, Open Space of
Demographic index

Demographic information and impact

Demographic data, China
Demographical data worldwide

density of population discussed

Deserts as Landscape

Design, ecological
______, an example contrasting Pollan & Nash on gardens & wilds.
dialectic, The Dialtectic of Solitude, by Octavio Paz.
Didion, Joan on technology today
Difference between long and short term, time frames.

Difference between physics and biology

Dimensions, index to what are dimensions?

The Dominant Animal

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globe Earth game
Earth Sciences, history of


ecological criticism in literature
ecological integrity
ecological Model, Merchant's

ecological problems in science and policy:
ecological system's parts & ideas

ecological system's services and functions

ecological terms, linked and ecological concepts defined

ecological web of relations?

ecology (space) and Evolution (time) generate complexity.
ecology as natural history
Ecology defined.
ecology of early California
ecology of the Everglades
Ecosystem services

Edge of the Sea
The Edge of the Sea contents

Education means?
Edward O. Wilson
_____, Storm over the Amazon
______, Future of life

Ehrlich, Anne and Paul, The Dominant Animal

ideas on Relativity
Einstein's Cosmos, by Michio Kaku. {See Kaku)
Electromagnetic spectrum,
Emergent properties
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

EMS: Environmental Media Services
End of Nature by Bill McKibben
Energy Conservation, laws of
Energy literacy (Department of Energy: DOE)
Energy topics index
Environmental Advocacy
Environmental history, American
Environmental, scales of changes in landscape and waterways
Environmental health
Environmental history, defining the scope
Environmental Issues in planning
Environmental literacy
Environmental model
Environmental Problems
Erotics of Place
estuary protection

European hegemony
Everglades - an overview
Everglades of Florida: an essay
Evidence for global warming.
Evolution before Darwin.
Evolution by Darwin, On the Origin of Species, 1859.
Evolution by Dawkins,
Evolution by Mayr,
Exegesis of the story of Thamus

the above concept is explored in the following sites:
     externalites simply defined
     externalites related to Elizabeth Cairncross', environment editor of the Economist, book Costing the Earth.
     externalities explored both beneficial and destructive types

extractive, a case study of the cost of extracting resources beyond the carrying capacity of a place

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Faith and ecology
Faith in a Seed, Thoreau's long-lost Journal
famines, periodicity of measured in the 18th century.
First Along the River, by Benjamin Kline
Florida data

Florida related pages.
Florida's Population
Florida's stake in Global Warming Florida's trees
Foreign press sources


forests & ecological problem solving
           numerous values of forests
           forestry summit
           forests and nitrates
           forests and civilization
           Forest problem to solve

           Forest related matters
           Forest's values

           Forests and fountains as having symbolic meaningForms of accounting for health and environmental losses
Free Writing
French revolution
Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Die Weltanschauung, 1918.


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Galbraith, John Kenneth (J. K.) The Great Crash of 1929
Galileo, his importance
Galileo, an introduction
Gallery Guide to images on this site
Gallery Guide to the Grand Canyon photographs

Gardens, importance of

Garden, of Dreams; my home garden for life
Gardner, Howard -- on multiple types of intelligence
Geertz, Clifford on ideology and culture

Gelbspan, Ross author of The Heat is On
genes and the genome
Genes, an index
genes, visual gallery
redefining genes (epigenesis)
Genetic resistance
Genetics crucial role
Genetics, history of (notes on)

Germs, Seeds and Animals
Gestalt Psychology.

globeGlobal climate change

Global Commons
Global warming
Global warming as climate change
Global Warming guide to the site
Global Warming, reality of
Global warming recent bibliography
Glossary of words used on this web site

Golden Bough, The; Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941).
Government, guide to federal agencies on the WWW
Grand Canyon Dams -- The controversy (1963-1968)

Grand Canyon Dams -- index to the controversy (1963-1968)
Grazing acreage or carrying capacity
Greek idea of nature (physis) or map

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Habitat, acronym for  is - Weal
Haiti, recent revolution in

Hansen on global climate change
Hansen, 2006 warning
Hardin, Garrett. Ecology as a synthetic science.
Hardin on Folly
Hardin on Limits
Hardin on Tragedy of the Commons
Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
___________, The Universe in a Nutshell.
hearths, cultural -- orgin areas for plants
Ernest Miller Hemingway: Big Two Hearted River.
Heredity – inheritance
Hetch Hetch Valley, California, Yosemite National Park
Hippocrates, Of Airs, Waters, and Places.
Historical Landscape
Historical methodology
History as an endeavor to recapture past landscapes.
History of Caribbean landscapes.
History of Science
History of science index
History of Technology
Hochschild, Adam; King Leopold's Ghost.
Home page for reseach–Foreign Press–NGOs–media
Homo Ludens
Hooke, Sir Robert & Renaissance science -- The Royal Society
Horney, Karen: Neurosis and Human Growth

How Numbers can mislead you
How to find me during the semester
Human genetic resistance
Human Genome
Human ecology
Human scale


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image and text differ
Impact formulas (population and wealth)
impacts of global warming on places
Imperiled Planet, course readings' summary

index list
Dimensions index
Genetics index
Geology index
Global Warming index
Image's index
Landscape index
Nature index
Photograph index
Population index
Science index
Social Sciences index
Technology index
Vocabulary (guide) index

Indian River Lagoon, the nation's longest and most diverse estuary.
Indians, the Amerindian's or First Nation's place in American History
Information, what is it precisely?
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC
      √ Fifth Assessement Report - AR5
      √ Fourth Assessment Report - AR4
International press sources
Interviews -- suggested ways to interview people
Intelligence, multiple expressions of
I = P * A * T, formula

Iron triangle of government interests who shape policy. "Cozy triangle of three-way influences"
Islands in the Stream
Istanbul, aerial view.

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Jackson, John Brinkerhoff;
on what a Sense of Place is

Jamaica, painting by Frederick Church
Jefferson, Thomas and agrarian values.
justice, defined
justice, derivation of the term
justice, what is it
justice, what should we do to promote
eco-justice as social justice

justice, social and eco-justice

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Kaku, Michio, Beyond Einstein
___, on dimensions
___, on Einstein's Cosmos

Kaku, Hyperspace
Kaku, Visions
Kaluza, Theodor, his letter to Einstein, importance of
Keller, Evelyn Fox, the Century of the Gene
Kincaid, Jamaica.
Kipple, The Caribbean Slave
knowledge, types of
Kuhn, Thomas on scientific revolutions
Kyoto Protocol, described
Kyoto protocol, speech concerning

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L A; California

BuildingSee: automation
Labor, defined
Labor models of
Labor Theory of Value
Labyrinth of Solitude
Lakoff, George -- The Political Mind.

Land, defined
Land, defined as watershed
Land Ethic
Land of Little Rain, [OwensValley, California] by Mary Austin
land system in USA
land's value
land as more than real estate
landscape, as defined and a focus of study.

Landscape and Memory, notes Simon Schama's book

landscape, arid regions
landscape education
Landscape index
landscape, integral part of WEAL
landscape, inherent values.opinions of Marsh & Carson
Laws in science
Laws of ecology
Learning styles
Lecture format examined.
Lee, Kai, on adaptive management & regional planning,

Leopold's (Aldo) ideas on this site
Leopold, Round River
Leopold's Land Ethic
______. Land Ethic.
______, Thinking Like a Mountain, a Leopold essay

Learning related:

How do we learn?
What does learning involve?

Learning involves a mastery.
Behavioral approaches to learning.
We all learn so differently from one another.

Lessons that are hard to "see"
levels of size differences in the cosmos
Life sciences
Listening and learning
Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer, Steingraber, Sandra
Lovelock, James -- the Gaia hypothesis

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Map of the United States

Marshes of the Ocean Shore
Mayr, Ernst
Mayr's: One Long Argument
___________, What Evolution is
meaning, of Galileo's work
meaning in Technology
Methodology overview
methodology fully discussed
Milestones of Modern Science

Milestones of modern science index

themes in the Milestones,

Miller, G. Tyler, Environmental Science
______, on Ecosystems
______, on Earth Science
______, on Population

Mindless, Simon Head
Mintz, Sydney, on Sugar's role in cultural transformation
model of capital accumulation
Model of ecology applied to history
modern science
modernity as a technological search for meaning
Monkey Grammarian, by Octavio Paz
Moral changes due to technological change
Mountain, thinking like a (essay by A. Leopold)
Merchant's (Carolyn Merchant) model of ecological changes
Muir, John -- wilderness battle over Hetch Hetchy
multiple intelligence, the concept of (book notes)
Museums on line

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Nash, Roderick on wilderness
National Forests and Parks are often unhappy neighbors

National Forest map

nationalism, early America,
Natural bridge
, Virginia

Nature -- index to related materials that define nature
nature, related to affinity
Nature, original western concepts of and ancient debate over
Nature, the revolt of (notes on Max Horkheimer's essay)
nature three varieties
New evidence on human impacts generating Global Warming

Newly added material to this site.
Newton, Sir Isaac

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Occupy Wall Street
Oceans and water
Okham's razor, William of -- on avoiding pleonasms
Oklawaha River data
Olympic National Forest surrounds the Olympic National Park:
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Oral presentations
On the Origin of Species (1859)
Our Nation's Natural Heritage
OwensValley, California
Oxford Roundtable talk on solutions to global warming

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Pacey, Arnold
Technology in World Civilization


Pacey, Dimensions, Three aspects, facets, or characteristics of tool complexes are defined
Pacey, Meaning in Technology Pacey,Technology in World Civilization, Overview of key concepts and ideas
Pacey, Technology in World Civilization, the coming of mechanization
Pacey, Technology in World Civilization, The advent of gunpowder, industrialization and railways
Pacey, Technology in World Civilization, The Significance of Rail Roads to European styled Empires

Paz, Octavio author of a Labyrinth of Solitude
Paz 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 American relations
Paz Mexican Intelligentsia
Paz, Present Day
Paz, Mexican Revolution
Paz, The Sons of LaMalinche
Paz, Colonialism and the conquest of the Indians

Personal sustainability measures
Photographic Memoir from around the world.Physis or Fysis
Planet Earth
Plutonium, puzzle of
Poetry of purpose An Elegy
policy, influence iron triangle of government relations who shape . " of three-way influences"
Population Data
Population growth in the USA during the 1990s.
Population impact formula
Population momentum after 30 years!
population thinking, Ernst Mayr on Darwin's contributions.

Population of Florida
Postman, Neil -- Amusing Ourselves to Death.
Postman, Neil -- on the death of discourse

PRB: Population Reference Bureau
Precautionary Principle
Preservation of natural resources.
Project for an Energy Efficient Florida: PEEF
Property Rights and Constitutional powers.
Protection, environmental defined
Pursell, Carroll -- White Heat, history of technology BBC series

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Quantum explained
Quantum mechanics
Quark and the Jaguar, by Murray Gell-Mann
Quantum shock

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Real contrasted with idea

real, imagery and reality contrasted

reality is deceptive -- but "Knowledge is intoxicating power"

real–cosmologically so.
Reisner on Reclamation in the American West
Related discussions of forests:
Rendering of an ecological basis for human associations.
Renaissance, technology in,
Research on the World Wide WebResearch, reliable sources

Research from US Government's web pages

resource flow

Revolt of nature

River as a metaphor
Rivers and Forests
River of Time
Rollins Map

Romantic concept of wilderness
Round River

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Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade
Sand grain sizes
scale, graphic comparison

size of layers--of different sizes in the cosmos

Schama, Simon, (art & cultural historian) author of Landscape and Memory
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Science defining science
Science-- graduate level class -- class material related
Science -- course overview
Science -- Earth encompassed
Science ecologica
Science method
Science perception
Science and policy: In the Climate Change Era
science and policy: critical ecological-health issues in
Science and policy, ecological problem solving

Characteristics of science
Science is more than meets the eye.
Science related pages
Scientific Method
Milestones of Modern Science
Scientific challenges to us
Scientific revolutions

Sense of Place; Sense of Time, by J. B. Jackson
sex, Sex, Time and Power, Leonard Shlain, M.D.–women's role in shaping human evolution

Siry, A guide to material written as short essays by me other than web page notes and commentary
Siry, J. V. biographical information
Siry, recent research
__________, Mission statement
__________, motives


Site Analysis
Site selection criteria

Social Sciences Index
Sontag, Susan –The Pain of Others
space, defined

Speech to protect Florida's natural heritage
Sprawl and its impact on Floridaspecies
Species, Origin of (1859) Darwin
Stalking the wild marine turtles!
Stanislaus River, dams on and fight for, California, 1970s

State of the Union, 2004
Stevens, Wallace
Story of genes and the genome

Sunken Treasures of the Florida Keys
sustainability and global warming
Sustainable paths for the world (permaculture)
                    People-centered technology

Syllabi (are e-mailed to registered students or distributed in class

Here are index sites for pages used in classes.

Symbiotic Planet


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Tahoe, Lake watershed.
Tattersall, Ian science
Taxonomy of terms
Teaching and professional interests:


Technology, defined
Technology time-line
technology, laws of -- Kranzberg's laws of technical inovation
technology, history of -- Carroll Pursell,
White Heat

Technology home page and index
Technology related pages
Technology in World Civilization, Introduction

Ten ecological commandments
The Great Thirst: California Water
The Science is compelling about the reality of Global Warming
The tree as microcosm.
Thomas, Lewis -- The Lives of the Cell
Three aspects of ecological problems
Time as a dimension
Time, short versus long term

Tips to doing well in classes
Tragedy of the Commons
Transpersonal Ecology

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council's recommendations for community designs.

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uncertainty, importance of

United State foreign policy in the Caribbean
United States, maps of
United States Population
unity of nature --an essay
Universe: Strange and beautiful Universe
Universe Within, Neil Shubin
Unseen genome
Utah, snow accumulation in winter
uses -- utility of
US Government's web pages

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Values, contrasted -- ecological as opposed to economic.
Value defined
values inherent in nature -- the value inhering in landscape.
variability in living organisms
visual archive
visual learning
VITA of Joseph Siry, Ph.D.
Vocabulary building
vocabulary of climate change & global warming

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Warming, global
Warwick Fox, on the importance of what words mean
Water cycle
water and climate
Water, conservation of
water history of in California

Water related ideas
Watershed, importance of
Weal as the root of wealth
WEAL of nature

Welt or worldview

Wetlands are Repositories, not wastelands
What is risk?

White Heat, Technology in Western Civilization, by Caroll Pursell
Whitman's (Walt ) Leaves of Grass

Wilderness related pages
Wildlife Wildlife as a public trust
Williams, Terry Tempest,
Wilson, Edward O.

Diversity of Life
Storm over the Amazon
Future of Life
Wilzeck, Physics Lecture on the Strange and beautiful Universe
Woodwalk, a lesson in treesan essay
Word Webs
words I use
words --index to all related pages on words and
words as vocabulary
words to know

World Maps,
World Wide Web. Research on the

_________; Seven lessons concerning worldviews
_________; Writing about worldviews
worth, defining the term and its uses
Writing essays
Writing criteria, form

Writing a guide (index)
Writing papers
Writing, free writing


X - Y - Z

X chromosome (genotype making of the female primate)
Your grades are determined by this criteria
Zeitgeist. contemporary "spirit of the times"
zeitgeist defined,
Zen Buddhism

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Science Index | Site | Population Index | Global Warming Index | Nature Index | Research sites | Genes | Words | News


The evolving Earth

Society | Dimension | Genetics Index | Geology | Global Warming | Nature | Population | Science Index

Technology index learn landscape index learn words index learn photograph index

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