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Mosquito Trails

Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

Author: Alex M. Nading

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052095856X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Dengue fever is the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the story of a group of community health workers who struggle to come to terms with dengue epidemics amid poverty, political change, and economic upheaval. Blending theory from medical anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies, Nading develops the concept of "the politics of entanglement" to describe how Nicaraguans strive to remain alive to the world around them despite global health strategies that seek to insulate them from their environments. This innovative ethnography illustrates the continued significance of local environmental histories, politics, and household dynamics to the making and unmaking of a global pandemic.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology

Author: Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.

Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

50 Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

Author: Mike White

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899978061

Category: Travel

Page: 392

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The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on Earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon), and the highest mountain in the continental U.S. (Mt. Whitney), the greater Sequoia-Kings Canyon region offers unparalleled mountain majesty. Along with such superlatives, hundreds of miles of trails provides access to a boundless number of high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. Mike White's Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks guide presents the best curated selection of trips suitable for varied skill-level to this portion of John Muir's Range of Light.

Colorado Biking Trails

Author: Outdoor Books & Maps (Firm)

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 0930657284

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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77 trails for the entire family.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles


Author: Jordan Summers


ISBN: 1459617908


Page: 684

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Day hiking in Sacramento and the surrounding areas has never been better. New trails have been established and old trails have been rediscovered. Carefully researched on foot, hiking enthusiast Jordan Summers introduces area residents and visitors to an array of the best day hikes from casual riverside nature hikes to rugged foothill treks within roughly an hour's drive of Sacramento. Filled with detailed descriptions of firsthand trail notes, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles Sacramento helps hikers discover their choices with concise at-a-glance information highlighting details such as location, access, directions, distances, scenery, and preparation details that help hikers get the most from each outing. Precise maps, descriptive text, photos, and trailhead coordinates guide you on your way quickly and keep you on route reliably. Discover the varied geology, the cultural history, and the natural beauty of the foothills, mother lode, and delta regions in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles Sacramento.

Appletons Hand-book of American Travel. Western Tour

Embracing Eighteen Through Routes to the West and Far West, Tours of the Great Lakes and Rivers

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Lonely Planet Reiseführer Jordanien

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829788568

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 2050

Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 1. deutsche Auflage 2012 Mit dem Lonely Planet Jordanien auf eigene Faust durch das Land von Lawrence von Arabien! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 350 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit gesunden Bädern? Jordanien hat Dutzende von Thermalquellen vorzuweisen. Mit einer separaten Frauenabteilung ist das Petra Turkish Bath ein toller Ort, um die schmerzenden Muskeln nach einem Tag Wandern in Petra zu verwöhnen. Oder lieber Beduinen- Erlebnisse? Eine Nacht in einem Beduinencamp im Wadi Rum oder Diseh mit einem Himmel voller Sterne, Minztee und einer guten Geschichte bleibt unvergesslich. Und wo unterwegs aktiv werden und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Jordanien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!

Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost Towns

Author: Robert L. Brown

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 9780870040214

Category: Travel

Page: 239

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Settle into your four-wheel-drive vehicle or a chair and take off for the mining camps of Colorado! This book is an illustrated history of fifty-nine towns famous during the gold and silver rushes of the 1800s, with directions on how to get to each.

Colorado Trails North-Central Region

Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 9781930193116

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 107

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Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin

Author: Bob Crawford

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299155742

Category: Travel

Page: 285

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The sheer physical beauty and varied landscapes of eastern and central Wisconsin are best experienced on its walking trails. Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin is a handy guide to trails that wind through the streets of old Milwaukee and the forests of the Kettle Moraine, across the Niagara Escarpment, along the shores of picturesque Door County, or up the sandstone mound at Lone Rock for a panoramic view of flatlands that once were the bed of glacial Lake Wisconsin. A companion to the popular Walking Trails of Southern Wisconsin, this book describes more than 200 trails in 72 locations throughout five of the state's major regions. Bob Crawford provides maps and detailed instructions to make the trails easy to locate. With each trail description you'll find: * details about the route and terrain, as well as geographical, biological, or historical features of interest; * regulations including open days and hours, and rules regarding dogs, trail bikes, cross-country skiing, and other activities; * information about available restrooms, drinking water, nature centers, and other facilities at the site; * a description assessing degree of difficulty—slope, width, maintenance, and other such factors—and a helpful rating of "walkability" on a scale from 1 to 5. The only comprehensive guide to hiking locations in the eastern part of the state, this book also provides lists of trail locations that include playground equipment for kids and picnic facilities for those who want to make a day trip of their hiking outing. Appendices spotlight trails that boast historical significance, ice age features, picnic areas, and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Hiking Acadia National Park

A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author: Dolores Kong,Dan Ring

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076278377X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 793

Sample more than 120 miles of hiking trails through the approximately 40,000 acres of America's first national park.

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Category: American drama

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Summer of the houseboat

Author: Barbara Brenner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Boats and boating

Page: 149

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Chronicles a three week vacation spent by a family of four aboard a houseboat on an uncharted lake in the wilds of Canada.


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Guidelines for the Ecological Control of Mosquitoes in Non-tidal Wetlands of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Joshua N. Collins,Vincent H. Resh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mosquitoes

Page: 93

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War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff, War College Division, General Staff

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Aufklärung jetzt

Für Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt. Eine Verteidigung

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 5880

Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates

Recreation opportunities on the national forests of Nevada & eastern California

Author: United States. Forest Service. Intermountain Region

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 17

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