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The Age Of Catastrophe

Author : John David Ebert
ISBN : 9780786471423
Genre : Social Science
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"Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on this planet. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society"--Provided by publisher.

The Time Of Catastrophe

Author : Christopher Dole
ISBN : 9781317013877
Genre : Law
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If catastrophes are, by definition, exceptional events of such magnitude that worlds and lives are dramatically overturned, the question of timing would pose a seemingly straightforward, if not redundant question. The Time of Catastrophe demonstrates the analytic productiveness of this question, arguing that there is much to be gained by interrogating the temporal conceits of conventional understandings of catastrophe and the catastrophic. Bringing together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book develops a critical language for examining 'catastrophic time', recognizing the central importance of, and offering a set of frameworks for, examining the alluring and elusive qualities of catastrophe. Framed around the ideas of Agamben, Kant and Benjamin, and drawing on philosophy, history, law, political science, anthropology and the arts, this volume seeks to demonstrate how the question of 'catastrophic time' is in fact a question about something much more than the frequency of disasters in our so-called 'Age of Catastrophe'.

Disaster And Human History

Author : Benjamin Reilly
ISBN : 9780786436552
Genre : Political Science
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"This book examines the relationship between mankind and the natural environment through the lens of natural disasters, where the interaction between humanity and its environment comes into sharpest focus. The text achieves this goal through the examinati

The Age Of Extremes

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 0844671215
Genre : History
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"Hobsbawm divides the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945; the Golden Age, 1947-1973; and the Landslide, 1973-1991 and moves data into an era whose revolutions have transformed us more thoroughly than in any period--Publisher's description.

Twilight Of The Clockwork God

Author : John David Ebert
ISBN : UOM:39015043800187
Genre : Philosophy
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Brian Swimme, Ralph Abraham, Stanislav Grof, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, Lynn Margulis, Terence McKenna, and William Irwin Thompson present their ideas concerning the evolution of consciousness.

The Great Kanto Earthquake And The Chimera Of National Reconstruction In Japan

Author : J. Charles Schencking
ISBN : 9780231535069
Genre : History
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Using a rich array of materials, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time in English or Japanese the graphic tale of the Kanto earthquake's destruction of Tokyo in 1923 and explains how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on the state of urban, consumer society. He also examines how the unprecedented calamity encouraged inhabitants to entertain new types of modernity as they rebuilt their world.

Earth Under Fire

Author : Paul A. LaViolette
ISBN : 1591430526
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette investigates the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle, demonstrating how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle.

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