Human-Earth System Dynamics Implications to Civilizations

Politics, Sociology

Human-Earth System Dynamics: Implications to Civilizations by Rongxing Guo
European Disintegration: A Search for Explanations By Hans Vollaard
The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause by Germaine Greer
Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 4th Edition by Audrey Smedley, Brian D. Smedley
Ethnic Conflict In World Politics, 2nd Edition (Dilemmas in World Politics) by Barbara Harff, Ted Robert Gurr

Human-Earth System Dynamics: Implications to Civilizations by Rongxing Guo

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 207 Pages | ISBN : 9811305463 | 5.53 MB

This book explores the factors and mechanisms that may have influenced the dynamic behaviors of earliest civilizations, focusing on both environmental (geographic) factors on which traditional historic analyses are based and human (behavioral) factors on which anthropological analyses are usually based. It also resurrects a number of common ancestral terms to help readers understand the complicated process of human and cultural evolution around the globe.
Specifically, in almost all indigenous languages, the words ‘wa’ and any variants of it were originally associated with the sound of crying of – and certainly were selected as the common ancestral word with the meanings of “house, home, homeland, motherland, and so on” by – early humans living in different parts of the world.This book provides many neglected but still crucial environmental and biological clues about the rise and fall of civilizations – ones that have largely resulted from mankind’s long-lasting “Win-Stay Lose-Shift” games throughout the world. The narratives and findings presented at this book are unexpected but reasonable – and are what every student of anthropology or history needs to know and doesn’t get in the usual text.
“Professor Guo explores the dynamics of civilizations from the beginnings to our perplexingly complex world. There are lots of thought-provoking ideas here on the rise and decline of civilizations and nations… Anyone wishing to understand global developments should give this book serious consideration.” ––John Komlos, University of Munich, Germany, and Duke University, USA
“It is interesting to see a Chinese perspective on the questions of deep history that have engaged Jared Diamond, Yuval Harari and David Christian. Guo argues that understanding cyclical threats has been the key to human progress, which is driven by the dialectic of material privation and human ingenuity.”

European Disintegration: A Search for Explanations By Hans Vollaard

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 273 Pages | ISBN : 1137414642 | 2.95 MB

“Hans Vollaard leads the debate about contemporary developments in Europe as the process of integration appears headed in reverse. His book is an essential reference point both for those who want to know what happened to existing theories and for those who are seeking to understand how popular dissatisfaction with the European project is likely to have an impact.” –Professor Erik Jones, Johns Hopkins University, USA
“This is a brave pioneering effort to make sense of the current European predicament. Curiously, we have numerous theories of European integration and virtually none regarding the opposite process. Hans Vollaard’s book helps us to map and explain European disintegration from diverse theoretical angles. Students and practitioners of the EU should pay attention to his arguments.” –Professor Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford, UK
This book accounts for whether and how the path of the European Union (EU) has developed towards potential disintegration. These questions have become particularly relevant since the outbreak of the debt crises in the Eurozone and the Brexit referendum. The author critically subverts theories of European integration and analyses the rise and fall of federations, empires and states in a comparative perspective. The most promising theory presented here indicates that Brexit is not likely to be followed by other member states leaving the EU. Nevertheless, the EU has been undermined from within as it cannot adequately address Eurosceptic dissatisfaction from both the left and right. This book is an essential read for everyone interested in the EU and its future.

The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause by Germaine Greer

English | May 17th, 2018 | ASIN: B07CN8LBKF, ISBN: 1408886383 | 496 Pages | EPUB | 0.74 MB

The seminal, ground-breaking and controversial feminist text on the menopause, revised and updated
When The Change was published in 1991, ‘menopause’ was a word of fear. Then, as now, expensive magazines advertised even more expensive anti-ageing preparations, none of which worked. Big pharma was pushing replacement hormones, but doctors were dragging their feet. Some women told horror stories of their experiences with replacement hormones; others called them lifesavers.
Nobody knew why some women went through this change of life without difficulty. What was working for them, when other women were tormented almost to madness?
It seemed that we were close to an answer to that question, but that was before large-scale studies revealed that the protective effects of hormone replacement had been vastly exaggerated; given the perceived increase in the risk of life-threatening disease, the studies had to be called off.
Now more than ever, amid the clamour of online chatrooms and promotions for a vast array of alternative therapies, the individual woman has to manage her passage through menopause for herself. In The Change, Germaine Greer provides a commonsense guide to a very interesting and important stage of women’s lives.

Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, 4th Edition by Audrey Smedley, Brian D. Smedley

English | July 26, 2011 | ISBN: 0813345545 | EPUB | 402 pages | 0.6 MB

This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that ‘race’ is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century.
Updated throughout, the fourth edition of this renowned text includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and its implications for the meaning of race in America and the future of our racial ideology.

Ethnic Conflict In World Politics, 2nd Edition (Dilemmas in World Politics) by Barbara Harff, Ted Robert Gurr

English | April 24, 2018 (2000) | ISBN: 0813398401 | EPUB | 250 pages | 2.8 MB

This second edition of Ethnic Conflict in World Politics is an introduction to a new era in which civil society, states, and international actors attempt to channel ethnic challenges to world order and security into conventional politics.
From Africa’s post-colonial rebellions in the 1960s and 1970s to anti-immigrant violence in the 1990s the authors survey the historical, geographic, and cultural diversity of ethnopolitical conflict. Using an analytical model to elucidate four well-chosen case studies – the Kurds, the Miskitos, the Chinese in Malaysia, and the Turks in Germany – the authors give students tools for analyzing emerging conflicts based on the demands of nationalists, indigenous peoples, and immigrant minorities throughout the world.
The international community has begun to respond more quickly and constructively to these conflicts than it did to civil wars in divided Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda by using the emerging doctrines of proactive peacemaking and peace enforcement that are detailed in this book. Concludes by identifying five principles of international doctrine for managing conflict in ethnically diverse societies. The text is illustrated with maps, tables, and figures.