Most Americans—even environmentalists—date the emergence of laws protecting nature to the early 1970s. But Karl Boyd Brooks shows that, far from being a product of that activist decade, American environmental law emerged well before the first Earth Day, often in unexpected places far from Capitol Hill.Surveying the landscape from the end of World War II to Earth Day 1970, Brooks traces a dramatic shift in Americans' relationship to the environment and the emergence of new environmental statutes. He takes readers into legislative hearing rooms, lawyers' conferences, and administrators' offices to describe how Americans forged a new body of law that reflected their hopes for rescuing the land from air pollution, deforestation, and other potential threats. For while previous law had treated nature as a commodity, more and more Americans had come to see it as a national treasure worth preserving.Brooks explores the way key features of the New Deal's legal legacy influenced environmental law. This path-breaking environmental history examines how cultural, intellectual, and economic changes in postwar America brought about new solutions to environmental problems that threatened public health and degraded natural aesthetics. Visiting riverbanks and freeways, duck blinds and airsheds, Before Earth Day reveals the new strategies and efforts by which the unceasing process of legal change created environmental law. And through real-world examples—how Los Angelenos pressed cases about water and air quality, how an Idaho lawyer helped clients pursue new environmental regulations, how citizens challenged government and corporate plans to dam rivers—Brooks demonstrates that key changes in property, procedure, contract, and other legal rules in those early years stimulated the national environmental laws to come.Gracefully written and meticulously researched, Brooks's work dramatically updates our understanding of the origins of environmental law. By taking the postwar years more seriously, he shows that earlier actions across the country played a central role in shaping the structure and goals of well-known federal laws passed during the "environmental decade" of the seventies. Before Earth Day describes nothing less than an entirely new way of thinking, as environmental law emerged from local jurisdictions to reshape national agendas, firing the popular imagination and only then remodeling law school curricula. A long-needed corrective to standard political and legal history, it demonstrates both the longstanding environmental concerns of Americans and the resilience of law.
Telford's plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea, was a huge undertaking which brought civil engineering to the Highlands on a heroic scale. Deep in the Highlands, far from the canal network of England, engineers forged their way through the Great Glen to construct the biggest canal of its day: twenty-two miles of artificial cutting and no fewer than twenty-eight locks.
A.D. (Sandy) Cameron's book has long been recognised as the authoritative work on the canal as well as a reliable and useful guide to the surrounding area. There are intriguing old plans, not discovered until 1992, and a survey of the dramatic rise in pleasure-craft traffic during the last two decades. But the highlight of the recent past was undoubtedly the Tall Ships passing through the canal in stately procession in 1991. Impossible, then, not to feel the fascination of this beautiful waterway: a working piece of industrial history and a remarkable engineering achievement. This book is a fitting celebration of this remarkable feat of engineering.
Gua-sha is a part of traditional Chinese medication (TCM); it can also be known as "scraping," "spooning," or "coining." Its professionally use as an instrument to scrape people's pores and skin, it is said to have a therapeutic advantage. The procedure of this particular medication has a French name called tribo-effleurage. Gua-sha is an all-natural option therapy that involves scraping your skin layer with a therapeutic massage tool to boost your blood circulation. This ancient Chinese curing technique provides a unique method of better health and also dealing with issues like chronic pain.In gua-sha, a technician scrapes your skin layer with brief or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the smooth cells, which increases blood circulation; they make these strokes with a smooth-edged device known as a Gua-therapeutic massage tool, the specialist applies massage essential oil to your skin layer, and then uses the tool to scrape your skin layer in a downward movement frequently. Gua-sha is supposed to handle stagnant energy, called chi; professionals believe that this “chi” is responsible for swellings in any part of the body; swelling is the reason behind several conditions associated with chronic pain. Massaging the skin’s surface is considered to help split up this energy, reduce irritation, and promote recovery.Gua-sha is usually performed on the back, buttocks, neck, hands, and legs; a mild version from it is even applied to the facial skin as a cosmetic technique. Your specialist may apply moderate pressure, and steadily increase strength to regulate how much pressure you are designed for.
Would you love to have strong and healthy hips?Whether you want to (1) reduce pain and increase flexibility, (2) discover the best treatment options, or (3) know how to care for your hips, this audiobook will teach you everything you need to know.Treat your hips well for optimal living.Our hips are critical to our ability to move effectively, so it makes sense to do what we can to keep them functioning well. I wrote this audiobook to give you options you may not even be aware of to keep your hips healthy and heal injuries before they become chronic.Learn proper hip care.Stretching is essential if you want to sustain your hip joints. Discover easy-to-follow instructions for stretches that can sustain your hip motion and strengthen hip stability.Heal your hips.Hip injuries don't have to be permanent! While you don't want to make your injury worse, you can gently nudge your hips toward healing. I have provided a variety of natural treatments to reduce the pain, begin the healing process, and rehabilitate your hips to return them to normal.Modern medical treatments.Hip pain sufferers have better options than ever before. When injuries are too great for natural remedies to repair, medical treatment can offer relief. Many are minimally invasive. Even total hip replacement will have you up and walking almost immediately, returning you swiftly to pain-free active living. Learn what you can expect from modern medical treatments.End your hip pain and increase your mobility.Heal your hips: buy it now!
Rewire Your Mindset And Get Fast Results With Hypnosis!
The advantages of hypnosis therapy are widespread. A lot of individuals report positive changes with hypnosis and it's recognized as a valid type of holistic alternative medicine.
Hypnosis is a popular technique utilized for weight loss, overcoming addiction, healing, achieving goals, relaxation and stress relief. It's utilized to get rid of undesired behaviors and beliefs and to manifest new desires and achieve goals in life.
If you wish to influence your subconscious mind to accept new programming for positive alterations hypnosis is an effective technique for doing that.
Among the chief advantages of hypnosis is that when you in a hypnotic state brain wave frequencies decelerate. You center or focus your awareness and you're actually much more aware than usual. A state of centered awareness almost feels as though you're more of an observer of thought and images rather than a part of them. This allows you to bypass the "gatekeepers" at the entrance to the subconscious and superconscious so you are able to access these levels of consciousness directly, and the brain is much more receptive to suggestion.
The unconscious, or subconscious may then be reprogrammed so it lets go of old patterns, beliefs and feelings that no longer serve you. They may be replaced with suggestions that are favorable and affirming. The superconscious mind may open you into fresh insights and originative ideas.
A common misperception is that you only have to be hypnotized once to make lasting changes. Occasionally this is the case, but for lasting positive changes, hypnosis suggestions need to be repeated several times till your mind accepts the new programming.
You'll need to enter hypnosis and listen to your audio multiple times. Don't expect that one session will set up and run your new programs.
Put this audio on each night before you go to bed and listen to it right before you fall asleep. If you have time also listen to it first thing upon waking. Do this for at least 21 days consistently so that positive change can take affect in your life.
Will we choose life for our children and the future of our planet?Everywhere we look, we see signs that all is not right with our earth—extreme temperatures and weather patterns wreak havoc, pollutants sour soils and waterways, and fires and floods ravage land and communities. Climate change is just a symptom of a larger ecological crisis. If we want change, we must realize that the solutions to the problems we face can’t come through the same systems that created those problems in the first place.Ecological justice requires that we challenge our assumptions about creation and our relationship to it. It requires decolonization. We must turn to the leadership of Indigenous communities who struggle for all life as land and water protectors, and must call on people of faith to join them.This book offers hope for a better future alongside concrete actions for joining with Indigenous Peoples to protect life and negotiate with decision-makers for sustainable change that follows Jesus. In these pages, readers are called to confront climate change and choose life for our children and the future of our planet.
“Rich insights into how one country has dealt with perhaps the most central issue for any human society: the health and wellbeing of its citizens.” —The Lancet
This volume examines important aspects of China’s century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects—disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people’s health—organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco and health.
Among the book’s significant conclusions are the importance of barefoot doctors in disseminating western medicine; the improvements in medical health and services during the long Sino-Japanese war; and the important role of the Chinese consumer. This is a thought-provoking read for health practitioners, historians, and others interested in the history of medicine and health in China.
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