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The Resource Seeing our planet whole : a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation, Harry Eyres

Seeing our planet whole : a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation, Harry Eyres

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Seeing our planet whole : a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation
Title
Seeing our planet whole
Title remainder
a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation
Statement of responsibility
Harry Eyres
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Language
eng
Summary
This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from "the necessary distance" has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea of the Earth as nurturing mother and the more recent conception of the Earth as a neutral resource able to be infinitely exploited by humankind. The 1968 Earthrise photograph, showing the beauty and fragility of the Earth, helped spark a worldwide environmental movement; now the comprehensive coverage of global change provided by satellites has the potential to convince us beyond reasonable doubt of the huge alterations being wrought upon the Earth and its climate system as a result of human actions, and of the need to act more responsibly
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1958-
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Eyres, Harry
Dewey number
  • 523.1
  • 500
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cosmology
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Seeing our planet whole : a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation, Harry Eyres
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Contents
Introduction -- Cosmology and astronomy from pre-history to the Roman Empire -- Aquinas to Newton -- The Enlightenment, the Romantic Rebellion, the Industrial Age, the nature conservation movement and total war -- The post-war period and the rise of ecological consciousness -- Non-western cultures' attitudes to environment -- The ethical dimension: the slow evolution of environmental ethics -- A short history of earth observation -- The resistances -- The aesthetic dimension -- Earth observation for whom? Towards an environmental democracy -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
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ocn959872468
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Extent
1 online resource (143 pages)
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one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319406039
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(OCoLC)959872468
Label
Seeing our planet whole : a cultural and ethical view of Earth observation, Harry Eyres
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Contents
Introduction -- Cosmology and astronomy from pre-history to the Roman Empire -- Aquinas to Newton -- The Enlightenment, the Romantic Rebellion, the Industrial Age, the nature conservation movement and total war -- The post-war period and the rise of ecological consciousness -- Non-western cultures' attitudes to environment -- The ethical dimension: the slow evolution of environmental ethics -- A short history of earth observation -- The resistances -- The aesthetic dimension -- Earth observation for whom? Towards an environmental democracy -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn959872468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (143 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319406039
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959872468

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