Happy holidays from us to you—get up to $30 off your next print or eBook! Shop now >>

Seeing Our Planet Whole: A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation

Authors: Eyres, Harry

  • Takes a uniquely broad view of earth observation, by focussing less on techno-scientific questions and more on cultural and ethical implications
  • Provides a timely new angle on climate change and other environmental concerns by showing how satellite earth observation can transform our knowledge, understanding and feelings
  • Looks at the implications for environmental democracy of the free and open access policy for satellite Earth Observation data
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 27,36 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40603-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40602-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82135-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from “the necessary distance” has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea of the Earth as nurturing mother and the more recent conception of the Earth as a neutral resource able to be infinitely exploited by humankind. The 1968 Earthrise photograph, showing the beauty and fragility of the Earth, helped spark a worldwide environmental movement; now the comprehensive coverage of global change provided by satellites has the potential to convince us beyond reasonable doubt of the huge alterations being wrought upon the Earth and its climate system as a result of human actions, and of the need to act more responsibly.

About the authors

Harry Eyres has become one of the most eloquent advocates of the worldwide Slow movement. He holds an MA in English from Trinity College, Cambridge (where he was an Entrance and Senior Scholar), the Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos from Barcelona University and an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation from LSE, where he graduated with a Distinction. Having worked for leading newspapers and magazines as a theatre critic, wine writer and poetry editor, in 2004 he created the weekly Slow Lane column in FT Weekend, which ran for eleven years until April 2015. Slow Lane covered cultural and environmental themes and consistently advocated a less consumption-focussed lifestyle. Eyres is also the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Plato’s The Republic (Hodder & Stoughton), the memoir Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet (Bloomsbury: short-listed for the PEN/Ackerley Prize in 2014), and several books on wine. He lives in London.

Reviews

“Throughout this work, Eyres urges an informed citizenry to take an active part in the care of Earth’s resources. The text contains helpful footnotes … . Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (M. Dickinson, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Eyres, Harry

    Pages 1-5

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Cosmology and Astronomy from Prehistory to the Roman Empire

    Eyres, Harry

    Pages 7-15

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Aquinas to Newton

    Eyres, Harry

    Pages 17-27

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • The Enlightenment, The Romantic Rebellion, The Industrial Age, The Nature Conservation Movement, The Twentieth Century and Total War

    Eyres, Harry

    Pages 29-41

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • The Post-War Period and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

    Eyres, Harry

    Pages 43-55

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 27,36 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40603-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40602-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82135-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seeing Our Planet Whole: A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40603-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40603-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40602-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82135-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 136
Topics