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Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job

Author: Herman H Shugart
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage, which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth, drives renowned ecologist H.H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman H Shugart
ISBN: 9780231169080 0231169086
OCLC Number: 863199903
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Laying the foundation of the Earth --
Taming the unicorn, yoking the aurochs : animal and plant domestication and the consequent alteration of the surface of the Earth --
Freeing the onager : feral and introduced animals --
Bounding the seas, freezing the face of the deep : when the sea is loosed from its bonds --
The ordinances of the heavens and their rule on Earth : adaptation and the cycles of life --
The dwelling of the light and the paths to its home : winds, ocean currents, and the global energy balance --
Making the ground put forth grass : the relationship between climate and vegetation --
Feeding the lions : the conservation of biological diversity on a changing planet --
Making weather and influencing climate : human engineering of the Earth --
Conclusion : comprehending the Earth.
Responsibility: H.H. Shugart.

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"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage, which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth, drives renowned ecologist H.H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

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