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Ecoscapes : geograhical patternings of relations

Author: Gary Backhaus; John Murungi
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume presents the concept of Ecoscape as spatial interrelations, or spatially patterned processes, that are constitutive of an environment_an ecosystem. Contributors investigate environmental  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Backhaus; John Murungi
ISBN: 9780739114490 0739114492 9780739114506 0739114506
OCLC Number: 476095419
Description: xxxii, 241 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface: Geophilia : a transdisciplinary science formed on the basis of geographicity --
An introduction to the conceptual formation of ecoscapes / Gary Backhaus --
Imperial gardens : ecological imperialism and the re-seeding of the new world / Eduardo Mendieta --
Scape invaders : transgenic animals, nature, and the ecoscape / Benjamin Hale --
Cultivating famine : in search of the miracle seed / Azucena Cruz --
Chickens, eggs, and the corn that feeds them : exploring the dialectics of native and hybrid ecoscapes in Mexico / Jessica Hayes-Conroy --
Ecoscapes and environmental problems : the case of Puebla's municipal slaughterhouse, Puebla, Mexico / José-Hector Abraham --
Enlightenment geography and local mapping initiatives : from the office to the field, 1700-1815 / Christine Petto --
Ecology, technology, and wilderness management : a clash of eco-spatial paradigms / Dennis E. Skocz --
From farmsteads to slag heaps : the restless ecoscape of the Ruhr Valley of Germany, 1830-1930 / Alex Zukas --
Chronoscapes/chronos escapes : a meditation on historical time / Troy R.E. Paddock --
Lifeworld cartography : echoes, footprints, and other guideposts to the self / John E. Jalbert --
Epilogue: Soiled work / John Murungi
Responsibility: edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi

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