Robert Frost

Explores the dominant features of Frost's poetry, particularly in terms of their significance within the poetry's conflicting inner and outer landscapes, and the poetry's aesthetic and philosophical dimensions within the context of ...

Author: Frank Lentricchia

Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003795437

Category: Poetics.

Page: 200

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Explores the dominant features of Frost's poetry, particularly in terms of their significance within the poetry's conflicting inner and outer landscapes, and the poetry's aesthetic and philosophical dimensions within the context of modernism

Contested Landscapes

Hedging his bets between modernity and postmodernity, Giddens' discussion of the 'trajectory of the self' is situated in a 'late modernity' which, while recognizing the rootedness of the self in the past, acknowledges that the past may ...

Author: Barbara Bender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000180954

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Landscapes are not just backdrops to human action; people make them and are made by them. How people understand and engage with their material world depends upon particularities of time and place. These understandings are dynamic, variable, contradictory and open-ended. Landscapes are thus always evolving and are often volatile and contested. They are also always on the move - people may or may not be rooted, but they have 'legs'. From prehistoric times onwards people have travelled, but the process of people-on-the-move - as tourists, or on global business, as migrant workers or political or economic refugees - has vastly accelerated. How and why do people who share the same landscape have different and often violently opposed ways of understanding its significance? How do people-on-the-move make sense of the unfamiliar? How do they create a sense of place? How do they rework the memories of places left behind? There is nothing easeful about the landscapes discussed in this book, which are often harsh-edged and troubled both socially and politically. The contributors tackle contested notions of landscape to explain the key role it plays in creating identity and shaping human behaviour. This landmark study offers an important contribution towards an understanding of the complexity of landscape.

Landscapes of Wonder

If we can seriously take up the provocative idea that our “self” is only a sort of fiction, can we discover a new way to live? If we are mistaken in claiming a solitary, durable identityshould we instead try, somehow,to merge with the ...

Author: Nyanasobhano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718894

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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"To most of us there have come exceptional, unworldly moments, like unsuspected deeps in a stream, when we fell through appearances - fell through ourselves - into an intuition of majesty and wonder." - Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano in Landscapes of Wonder Landscapes of Wonder deftly transports the spirit of Buddhist contemplation off the cushion and into the natural world. With a lyricism and spiritual immediacy reminiscent of Thoreau and Emerson, in eighteen meditational essays Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano considers Buddhist themes through the prism of nature. The reflections captured in these satisfying literary explorations will appeal to all who appreciate contemplation of the natural world and our place in it.

Restoring Layered Landscapes

Conversely, our identities are at stake as soon as the meaning of landscape stops being self-evident. I argued that the conventional “objective” or semiotic approaches to landscape interpretation are not really suited to understanding ...

Author: Marion Hourdequin


ISBN: 9780190240325

Category: Historic preservation

Page: 288

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Restoring Layered Landscapes brings together historians, geographers, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scholars to explore ecological restoration in landscapes with complex histories shaped by ongoing interactions between humans and nature. For many decades, ecological restoration - particularly in the United States - focused on returning degraded sites to conditions that prevailed prior to human influence. This model has been broadened in recent decades, and restoration now increasingly focuses on the recovery of ecological functions and processes rather than on returning a site to a specific historical state. Nevertheless, neither the theory nor the practice of restoration has fully come to terms with the challenges of restoring layered landscapes, where nature and culture shape one another in deep and ongoing relationships. Former military and industrial sites provide paradigmatic examples of layered landscapes. Many of these sites are not only characterized by natural ecosystems worth preserving and restoring, but also embody significant political, social, and cultural histories. This volume grapples with the challenges of restoring and interpreting such complex sites: What should we aim to restore in such places? How can restoration adequately take the legacies of human use into account? Should traces of the past be left on the landscape, and how can interpretive strategies be creatively employed to make visible the complex legacies of an open pit mine or chemical weapons manufacturing plant? Restoration aims to create new value, but not always without loss. Restoration often disrupts existing ecosystems, infrastructure, and artifacts. The chapters in this volume consider what restoration can tell us more generally about the relationship between continuity and change, and how the past can and should inform our thinking about the future. These insights, in turn, will help foster a more thoughtful approach to human-environment relations in an era of unprecedented anthropogenic global environmental change.

Sustainable Energy Landscapes

adaptive. landscape,. have. locality-specific. characteristics. and. require to. bridge. impacts. occurring. over. a. ... 8.5.1 Complexity Theory Many. scholars. studied. the. complexity. and. self-organization. of. nonlinear. dynamic.

Author: Sven Stremke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439894040

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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In the near future the appearance and spatial organization of urban and rural landscapes will be strongly influenced by the generation of renewable energy. One of the critical tasks will be the re-integration of these sustainable energy landscapes into the existing environment—which people value and want to preserve—in a socially fair, environmentally sound, and economically feasible manner. Accordingly, Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development focuses on the municipal and regional scale, where energy-conscious interventions are effective, and stakeholders can participate actively in the transition process. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge in the exciting new field of sustainable energy landscapes. It bridges the gap between theory and fundamental research on the one hand, and practice and education on the other. The chapters—written by experts in their fields—present a selection of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge projects from across the world, illustrating the inspiring challenge of developing sustainable energy landscapes. They include unique case studies from Germany, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Austria, Italy, and the United States. The editors and team of contributing authors aim to inspire readers, providing a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy landscapes, including principles, concepts, theories, and examples. The book describes various methods, such as energy potential mapping and heat mapping, multicriteria decision analysis, energy landscape visualization, and employing exergy and carbon models. It addresses how to quantify the impact of energy transition both on landscape quality and energy economy, issues of growing importance. The text infuses readers with enthusiasm to promote further research and action toward the important goal of building energy landscapes for a sustainable future.

Landscapes of Leisure

Immediate experience with natural landscapes can provide a new and healthgiving perspective on sense of self and our sense of place. In particular, we draw upon interviews with extreme sports participants conducted by the first author ...

Author: S. Gammon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137428530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities.

Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes

Their examples show that there are, superimposed on geomor- phology and climate,feedbacks between vegetation and soils that may create heterogeneity in an initially homogeneous landscape. First, they describe self-organized systems, ...

Author: Gary M. Lovett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387240893

Category: Science

Page: 489

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This groundbreaking work connects the knowledge of system function developed in ecosystem ecology with landscape ecology's knowledge of spatial structure. The book elucidates the challenges faced by ecosystem scientists working in spatially heterogeneous systems, relevant conceptual approaches used in other disciplines and in different ecosystem types, and the importance of spatial heterogeneity in conservation resource management.

Painting the Landscape of Your Soul

Painting the Landscape of Your Soul engages and reawakens your innate creativity as a path to self discovery. This book is a step-by-step journey of empowerment, reclaiming your inner self with paint and paper.

Author: Damini Celebre


ISBN: 099067780X


Page: 318

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Painting the Landscape of Your Soul engages and reawakens your innate creativity as a path to self discovery. This book is a step-by-step journey of empowerment, reclaiming your inner self with paint and paper. It incorporates trusting your intuitive voice with deep, underlying principles of healing such as energy medicine and shamanism. It's a journey toward integration and wholeness and will bring a twinkle to your eyes again! No artistic skill is required."

Landscapes of Un Belonging Reflections of Strangeness and Self

This volume stems from the Third Global Conference on Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners, 2011, and is a unique collection of differing perspectives on the notion of Strangeness.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848881099

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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This volume stems from the Third Global Conference on Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners, 2011, and is a unique collection of differing perspectives on the notion of Strangeness. Within fourteen chapters the authors, coming from all over the world, reach over the boundaries of academic disciplines to unveil and explore.

Biodiversity in Managed Landscapes

Odum ( 1983 ) termed the process of ecosystem - reorganization following disturbance " self - design ” because the biota adjusts to the prevailing conditions through natural processes . Self - design is ecosystem regeneration ...

Author: Special Assistant for Ecosystem Management Research Robert C Szaro

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195079582

Category: Science

Page: 778

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The conservation of biodiversity has profound implications for managing natural resources with the need for scientific information as a foundation for management decisions increasing dramatically. The intent of this book is to look beyond the theory of biodiversity to the principles, practices, and policies needed for its conservation. Its objectives are to provide the scientific basis for understanding biodiversity, document case examples of theory and concepts applied at differing scales, and examine policies that affect its conservation

Landscapes Identities and Development

Whereas Palladian patricians might have gazed out on their shaped landscapes in reflective , if also self assured , repose , the landscape of the present Gulf terraforms is one framed through a gaze of speculative opportunity .

Author: Zoran Roca

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409405540

Category: Social Science

Page: 485

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International in scope and with a broad interdisciplinary relevance, this is a cutting-edge survey of current conceptual and methodological research and planning issues in the area of the landscape-heritage-development interface. The contributors are scholars from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds, experienced in fundamental and applied research, planning and policy design.

Reflective Landscapes of the Anglophone Countries

The presencing of landscape seems to imply if not the absence of a self-contained subject, another form of presence, less stable. This will be developed in the next article, “The Desert Landscape. A Sunlit Landscape Amid the Night of ...

Author: Pascale Guibert

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032620

Category: Art

Page: 310

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Too many landscapes have been reduced to silent commodities by being put into golden frames on top of our fireplaces. Too many landscapes have been reified by being considered as objects holding forth referents to an omnipotent looker-on, with his/her language ever ready to seize and transcribe. The articles gathered here, prolonging an international conference held at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (France), 14-16 June 2007, set the landscapes loose again by engaging with their essentially relational quality. What makes this volume particularly stimulating and critically innovative is this initial acknowledgement of a landscapeOCOs reflectiveness OCo that is the fact that it contains unthought thought, and thus presents itself to us both passively and actively. This straightaway appraisal of the lines of flight in the seemingly static, tranquil images facing us, has opened the way to deeply critical readings bent on questioning old tracks, testing new itineraries, denying the closure of the subject. At the same time, and by way of consequence, it leads us to encounter the force in landscape. A force like an energy, an impetus, which makes it possible OCo if not advisable! OCo to still compose, read and enjoy landscapes in the XXIst century."

The Solace of Fierce Landscapes

What ancient Israel found in its context of untamed landscapes was a Fierce Mother as well as Gentle Father , who woos her ... Ernst Troeltsch argued that such a theology is rich in implications for the understanding of the self .

Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195116828

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Explores the healing power of harsh landscapes and describes the tradition of seeking spiritual comfort in the wilderness

The Nature of Landscape

By creating their own ideal landscapes , they show that artists too can affect the appearance of the landscape . The inner self We all know that Van Gogh cut off his ear , and that many artists who were later recognized as geniuses in ...

Author: Han Lörzing

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064504083

Category: Aménagement paysager naturel

Page: 176

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Current Trends in Landscape Research

Examples include the rapid recovery of destroyed vegetation or intensive self-cleaning of pollutants. The stability of geosystems can therefore be evaluated by the speed of their self-healing. Thus, tundra landscapes are less stable ...

Author: Lothar Mueller

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030300692

Category: Science

Page: 680

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This book presents definitions, key concepts and projects in landscape research and related areas, such as landscape science and landscape ecology, addressing and characterising the international role, status, challenges, future and tools of landscape research in the globalised world of the 21st century. The book brings together views on landscapes from leading international teams and emerging authors from different scientific disciplines and regions of the globe. It describes approaches for achieving sustainability and for handling the multifunctionality of landscapes and includes international case studies demonstrating the great potential of landscape research to provide partial sustainable solutions while developing cultural landscapes and protecting semi-natural landscapes. It is intended for scientists from various disciplines as well as informed readers dealing with landscape policies, planning, evolvement, management, stewardship and conservation.

Inscribed Landscapes

This view of the self reading its perfected image in the landscape is a basic assumption that underlies not only Confucian but also later lyrical modes of travel writing. Indeed, this statement was often appropriated by later writers to ...

Author: Richard E. Strassberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085800

Category: History

Page: 580

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Alongside the scores of travel books about China written by foreign visitors, Chinese travelers' impressions of their own country rarely appear in translation. This anthology is the only comprehensive collection in English of Chinese travel writing from the first century A.D. through the nineteenth. Early examples of the genre describe sites important for their geography, history, and role in cultural mythology, but by the T'ang dynasty in the mid-eighth century certain historiographical and poetic discourses converged to form the "travel account" (yu-chi) and later the "travel diary" (jih-chi) as vehicles of personal expression and autobiography. These first-person narratives provide rich material for understanding the attitudes of Chinese literati toward place, nature, politics, and the self. The anthology is abundantly illustrated with paintings, portraits, maps, and drawings. Each selection is meticulously translated, carefully annotated, and prefaced by a brief description of the writer's life and work. The entire collection is introduced by an in-depth survey of the rise of Chinese travel writing as a cultural phenomenon. Inscribed Landscapes provides a unique resource for travelers as well as for scholars of Chinese literature, art, and history.

Wildlife Management and Landscapes

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Beginning in 2009, a network of 22 LCCs was established as self-directed landscape-scale partnerships transcending geopolitical boundaries within the North American continent and beyond, ...

Author: William F. Porter

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421440200

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Witecha, John M. Yeiser

Extreme Landscapes of Leisure

The search for the self in travel is a common theme in both surfing and road narratives. In this sense, the destination is not always as ... We travel the world to discover its secrets and in so knowing we become one with the landscape.

Author: Dr Patrick Laviolette

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409488897

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

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In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic or mad to being more than merely acceptable. They are now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a variety of new types, increasing numbers of people are doing them and they are being appropriated and have infiltrated more and more contexts. This book argues that hazardous sports and adventure tourism have become rather paradoxical. As a set of activities where players and holidaymakers are closer to death or danger than they would otherwise be, they are the complete opposite of normal games or vacations. Adventure sports and tours reverse the general definition of a holiday as being an escape from the seriousness of everyday life, as in most cases, they are innately serious, requiring as they do 'life or death' decision-making. Beginning with the rise in colonial explorations and moving on to consider the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, this book examines the increasing phenomena of adventure sports such as bungy jumping, cliff jumping or 'tomb-stoning', surfing and parkour within a framework of positive risk. It explores how certain assumptions about knowledge, agency, the body and nature are beginning to coalesce around newly developing spheres of social relations. Additionally, extreme games have become activities that are germane to the dawning of green social thought and so the book also addresses issues that deal with the intimate connections that exist between pleasure and the moral responsibility towards the environment.