eating animal by Mohid Naseer

May 6, 2018

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer is a very enjoyable book written on the history and culture of eating animals in the US. It covers the process used to slaughter animals and the cruel treatment received by poor animals on the farm. It brings out a lot of intense arguments about which animal to eat and which not to and where do we draw the moral line of eating animals. It is a compelling book which forces once to reconsider eating meat. The book offers interesting debate on different animal eating practices and the impacts of that on the environment. One can disagree with a lot of content of the book, although it is fair to say that most of the arguments are well-thought and very cleverly put.


placing animals by Mohid Naseer

May 6, 2018

Julie Urbanik has written a book highlighting the relationship we share with animals across our daily lives. It forces us to look and understand the bonds we form with animals on different levels and why we do that. It is a fantastic read because it makes you think about animals from a completely different and previously unread perspective of geography. It is amazing to see how geography can impact the human mindset of being able to accept what animal can be eaten and what can be not. It is one of the first books in which animals have been studied based on their geographical location.

The section of the book that talks about the farm life in the US and highlights how much meat we consume here also helped me give perspective for my project for the impact of meat consumption at OWU on the environment. It makes me sad and blows my mind to see just how much meat is consumed and the number is totally unacceptable and way above where it should be. The thing that I really appreciated about this book was the history of cultural animal geography and how she talks about different times in the past throughout the book. Overall, it was an interesting read and I got to learn a lot about how geography has a lot to do with what humans feel about a particular animal.


environment and society by Mohid Naseer

May 6, 2018

I found environment and society to be an interesting read. It was a bit all over the place as I felt the authors were trying to cover too many things. It is definitely a dense book with a lot of content. The book is not exactly great or exciting but it raises questions and answers them adequately. In the book, the authors discuss how economic markets can have a certain impact on the population and I think that is an excellent way to come up with explanations although the answers we get might not always be correct.

The book covers a lot and could attract a different kind of readers but at the same time, everyone may not agree with the theories and answer this book is trying to answer about environmental ethics. Personally, I liked the examples that were used to connect questions about ecology, environmental challenges, climate change and how the authors explained the scientific, political and economic reasoning behind these problems. To conclude, it wasn’t one of the best books I read but it definitely helped in giving me more perspective on environmental problems.


Digital Portfolio, Armando

May 5, 2018

Week 2 Jan 24  Environmental Issue, Project Ideas, and the Meadowlands

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/environmental-issue-project-ideas-and-the-meadowlands/

Week 3 Jan 31 Desert Solitaire and Salt

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/desert-solitaire-and-salt/

Week 5  Feb 7 The Fanatacism of the Apocalypse, and Toxic Mercury

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/the-fanatacism-of-the-apocalypse-and-toxic-mercury/

Week 6 Feb 21 Armando’s thoughts on Nature

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/armandos-thoughts-on-nature/

Week 7  Feb 28 Nature

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/nature-32/

Week 8  March 7 Eating Animals and the possibility of a carbon tax

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/eating-animals-and-the-possibility-of-a-carbon-tax/

Week 11 March 29 Environment and Society, and Canada

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/environment-and-society-and-canada/

Week 12  April 4 Where

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/where/

Presentation on Nature:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HUhvCsI9jdTTD3LrwAiPX-npqZH5VgZW3bn6NrdNdLU/edit#slide=id.p5

Presentation on Project:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i4VwMHNkT_0YMHeuMdASvnY2f_HhC6jAn_Uo2ozEAJo/edit#slide=id.p

 

 

 

 

 


Digital Portfolio

May 4, 2018

 

Week 2: Wednesday January 24

Sullivan The Meadowlands(entire book)

 

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/the-meadowlands-32/

 

Week 3: Wednesday January 31

Abbey Desert Solitaire (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/desert-solitaire-75/

 

Week 5: Wednesday February 14

Bruckner: The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse (entire book)

 

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/the-fanaticism-of-the-apocalypse-8/

 

Week 6: Wednesday February 21

Project Proposal – https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/project-proposal-40/

 

Coates Nature (preface and ch. 1-5)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/nature-31/

 

Week 7 Wednesday February 28

Coates Nature (ch. 6-9)

No blog post because I presented

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PKSdsJopXCI4NQ0jtrVvIoHCNAdBKPMx8m9Hr1ETfew/edit?ts=5a95ffbc#slide=id.g3121cfe129_0_159

 

Week 8 Wednesday March 7

Eating Animals (entire book)

 

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/eating-animals-73/

 

 

 

Week 12 Wednesday April 4

Urbanik: Placing Animals (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/placing-animals-15/

 

Week 13 Wednesday April 11

Stoknes. What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action (entire book)

Didn’t complete this lab log because that Monday  I slipped and fell  injuring my surgically repaired knee .

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/mthoward%40owu.edu/16296e952376f002?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

 

 

Week 14 – Week 15 Wednesday April 18-25

Project Presentations

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tN7EtoXuxr_4_IbiSftw27Dmu65A1DkE6jdojjD3Qn4/edit#slide=id.p

 

Week 16

No meeting

 


Digital Portifolio – Caroline Hamlin

May 4, 2018

Week 2: Wednesday January 24

Cronon “The Trouble with Wilderness” + Sullivan The Meadowlands (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/caroline-hamlin-blog-post/

Week 3: Wednesday January 31

Abbey Desert Solitaire (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/caroline-hamlin-blog-post-desert-solitaire/

Week 5: Wednesday February 14

BrucknerThe Fanaticism of the Apocalypse (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/blog-post-the-fanaticism-of-the-apocalypse-caroline-hamlin/

Week 6: Wednesday February 21

Project Proposal (see Project page for details)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/project-proposal-caroline-hamlin/

Coates Nature (preface and ch. 1-5)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/week-6-blog-post-nature/

Week 7 Wednesday February 28

 Coates Nature (ch. 6-9)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/week-7-blog-post-caroline-hamlin/

Week 8 Wednesday March 7

Eating Animals (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/eating-animals-caroline-hamlin/

Week 11 Wednesday March 28

Robbins et al.: Environment & Society (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/environment-and-society-caroline-hamlin/

Week 12 Wednesday April 4

Urbanik: Placing Animals (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/placing-animals-caroline-hamlin/

Week 13 Wednesday April 11

Stoknes. What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action (entire book)

https://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/what-we-think-about-when-we-try-not-to-think-about-global-warming-caroline-hamlin/

Week 14 – Week 15 Wednesday April 18-25

Project Presentations

Week 16 

No meeting

 


Digital Portfolio of Blog Posts

May 3, 2018

Week 2: Wednesday, January 24

Cronon “The Trouble With Wilderness” and The Meadowlands (entire book)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40534

 

Week 3: Wednesday, January 31

Desert Solitaire (entire book) and Project Ideas

  • Desert Solitaire

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40590

  • Project Ideas

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40579

 

Week 4: Wednesday, February 7

Project updates

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40629

 

Week 5: Wednesday, February 14

The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse (entire book)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40635

 

Week 6: Wednesday, February 21

Nature (preface, Ch. 1-5) and Project Proposal

  • Nature

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40662

  • Project Proposal

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40680

 

Week 7: Wednesday, February 28

Nature (Ch. 6-9)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40700

 

Week 8: Wednesday, March 7

Eating Animals (entire book)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40729

 

Week 9:  Wednesday, March 13

Spring Break

 

Week 10: Wednesday, March 21

Meeting at Dr. Krygier’s house in Columbus

 

Week 11: Wednesday, March 28

Environment & Society (entire book)

Gave presentation

Environment and Society

 

Week 12: Wednesday, April 4

Placing Animals (entire book)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40777

 

Week 13: Wednesday, April 11

What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action (entire book)

https://wordpress.com/post/environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/40807

 

Weeks 14-15: 

Project Presentations

 

Week 16:

No meeting