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Author Hastrup, Kirsten.

Title Living with Environmental Change : Waterworlds
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PORTRAITS; PART ONE WATER; Introduction; Narwhals and Navigators on the Arctic Sea; Ephemeral Tsunamis, Emotional Waves, and Enduring Islands; Seawater to the Mountain Top: The Hydrological Cycle in Chivay, Peru; Bursting Bodies of Water; When It Rains and the River Grows; The Elusive Pleasure of Rain in the Sahel; Dams: Management Versus Luck; Water as Power and Destroyer; New Opportunities Turning into Disaster; Coastal Gardens and Their Magic; The Sprawled Way of Detergents
Can You See Climate Change in a Changing Environment?Mental Topographies; Nomadic Landscapes and Ephemeral Resources; Icons of Climate Change: Mirroring the Sahel and the Andes; PART FOUR TIME; Introduction; Glacial Time; Seasons, Timings, and the Rhythms of Life; Flexible Trajectories: Nomadic Pastoral Mobility Patterns; Still Life on the Shore; Appraising Change: A Question of Baseline; Litres Per Second: Measuring the Water Flow; New Scenarios and Unstable Temporalities; Facing Reality: Managing/Imagining the Time Left on an Atoll; Anticipating Futures and the Rhythms of Water
Droughts: Complex Social PhenomenaWater Quantity Vs Water Quality; Fixed and Fluid Waters: Mirroring the Arctic and the Pacific; PART TWO TECHNOLOGY; Introduction; Sea Level and Coastal Protection; Urbanizing Water in a Context of Scarcity; A Job Machine Powered by Water; Life in the Shadow of a Water Tower; Waste and Water: Connected and Mixed; Inverted Watering Strategies in Senegal; Cobs as Technological Solutions; The Imagined Water Pump; Unpredictable Side Effects of New Technologies; Scalable and Fluid Sprinklers; Dry Technologies and Community Bureaucracies; A Life Jacket Story
Slow Versus Fast Changes in Sahelian Land Use SystemsThree Calendars and the Test of Time in Northern Sahel; 'Packages' with Disparate Time Horizons; Urban Talks about Climate and Weather; Times of Climate Change in Religion and Ethics: Mirroring the Andes and the Pacific; BIBLIOGRAPHY; FURTHER READING
Unpacking the Dog SledgeWater Technologies: Mirroring Great Expectations in Greenland and Ghana; PART THREE LANDSCAPE; Introduction; Hualca Hualca: Mountain Lord and Life Source; Knowing Landscapes of Water in Kiribati; Borders at Sea; Making Urban Landscapes: People, Water, Materials; Dreams, Water and the Remodelling of Place; Strategic Thinking: Changeable Usages of the Nigerian Landscape; Landscapes of Droughts and Floods on the Desert Margins; A Landscape of Ice; Walking Along Water; Old Water, Gardens and Prophetic Powers in the Sahel
Summary Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people's imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about environmental change and how they act upon the perception of past, present and future opportunities. Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork of expert authors, it sheds new light on the human experience of and social response to climate change by taking us from the Arctic to the Pacific, from the Southeast Indian C
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Subject Climatic changes.
Global environmental change.
Water -- Environmental aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Climatic changes.
Global environmental change.
Water -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Rubow, Cecilie
ISBN 1317753623