Fremdsprachiges Buch, Fachbuch / Sprache: Englisch / Themen: Kunst & Kultur, Politik, Architektur, Fotografie / Ausgabe: Taschenbuch
Image Politics of Climate Change:Visualizations, Imaginations, Documentations
Every December, a wonderful spirit comes over us as the holiday season approaches. Whether we live in a warm or cold climate, the thought of snowflakes fluttering to the ground creates a grand image. Your musicians and audiences will thoroughly enjoy this deliciously lush treatment of a giant seasonal favorite. The musical ´touch of Latin´ gives a stunning new twist to this rendition of a true classic.
Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change´s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth´s increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint - a ´´medical Manhattan Project´´ - detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015043/bk_adbl_015043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s tough for corporations to strike the right chord of corporate responsibility today’s fickle economic climate. While more companies are starting green initiatives to project a positive public image, they are also cutting back on employee development. Carol Sanford, CEO of InterOctave Development Group and author The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success, contends that this kind of dissension creates a less than harmonious corporate culture, which ultimately leads to failure. In this episode of Edgewise, Carol explains that creating sustainability is not about outlining strategies and processes to hopefully yield return. It´s about identifying your business mantra and making sure every aspect of the business is conducted in this spirit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000230/bk_amai_000230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
l´image des cinémas, des théâtres et des lieux d´exposition, les salles de concert connaissent une forte affluence sous l´Occupation. Ce succès n´échappe pas aux autorités allemandes qui l´encouragent et font de la musique savante l´une de leurs priorités artistiques. Pour sa part, l´État français entreprend une réorganisation du secteur musical qui implique nécessairement les compositeurs. Malgré les difficultés conjoncturelles, ceux d´entre eux qui ne sont pas réduits au silence bénéficient de l´intervention de l´État, d´une forte demande, d´un climat nationaliste et de l´absence de concurrence étrangère.
For many, the Inquisition conjures Gothic images of cloaked figures and barbarous torture chambers. So enmeshed is this view of the Inquisition in popular culture that such scenes play out even in comedies such as Mel Brooks´ History of the World and Monty Python´s Flying Circus. But is this a fair portrayal? And how was the Inquisition perceived in its own time? Professor Thomas F. Madden of Saint Louis University delivers a stimulating series of lectures exploring all facets of the Inquisition, including the religious and political climate of its time and the Inquisition´s relationship to heresy and reformation. With a scholarly eye and infectious enthusiasm, widely published author and noted expert on pre-modern European history Thomas Madden imparts an understanding of the Spanish and Roman Inquisitions while dispelling popular myths associated with the subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas F. Madden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002528/bk_reco_002528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Allegations of Russian conspiracies to meddle in the affairs of Western countries have been a persistent feature of Western politics since the Cold War - recent allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election are only the most recent in a long series of conspiracy allegations that mark the history of the 20th century. However, Russian politics is rife with conspiracies about the West too. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to an anti-Russian plot that is hatched in the West. Even the collapse of the Soviet Union - this crucial turning point in world politics that left the US as the only remaining superpower - was, according to some Russian conspiracy theorists, planned and executed by Russia´s enemies in the West. Appearing first among post-Soviet Russian intellectuals, this notion became the driving force behind Russia´s annexation of the Crimea, its military involvement in Ukraine and its suppression of dissenting voices in the country. This book is the first-ever study of Russian conspiracy theories in the post-Soviet period. It explores how the West is portrayed in these conspiracy theories and how this image is used to create public support for the Kremlin. It examines why these conspiracy theories have emerged and gained currency in Russia and what role intellectuals have played in this process. The book shows how, in the new millennium, the image of the ´dangerous, conspiring West´ provides national unity and has helped legitimize Russia´s rapid turn to authoritarianism under Vladimir Putin. Fortress Russia provides a unique and valuable insight into the political climate in Russia, where conspiracy theories play a significant role in shaping attitudes and policies towards the West. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of Russian politics and to anyone who wishes to understand Russia´s role in the world today.