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  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 084, Sunrise - Hanzhou, Zhejiang
    Thorp Collection 084, Sunrise - Hanzhou, Zhejiang

    Sunrise - Hanzhou, Zhejiang. This image and all othrs identified as I.D.Nos. ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing."

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 20, Mt. Iwate, near Morioka.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 20, Mt. Iwate, near Morioka.

    Mt. Iwate, near Morioka. -- Mt. Iwate, a potentially dangerous composite volcano, reminds us that the same geological processes that can cause widespread death and destruction also produce much of the natural beauty of Japan. Convergence of earth plates bends and breaks crustal rocks producing earthquakes in the process, but at the same time uplifts the surface to create spectacular mountains. Erupting volcanoes formed along these convergent boundaries lay waste to the landscape, yet also produce magnificent, graceful peaks like Mt. Fuji and Mt. Iwate. Wave action erodes coastlines, but also creates picturesque sea cliffs and stacks and magnificent indented shorelines. The same dynamic earth processes that created the Japanese Islands make them both dangerous and magnificent. In Japan, it is very difficult not be affected, both physically and emotionally, by the natural environment.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 159, Yangtze boats, N. Donting.
    Thorp Collection 159, Yangtze boats, N. Donting.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

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    Eating green : valuing the environmental impacts of dietary choices by Shephard, Courtney Marin

    Anthropocentric action is the dominant force behind accelerating environmental deterioration and climate change well above historical levels. Personal consumption habits are a significant contributor to rapid environmental devastation. The average diet of developed nations emphasizes animal protein consumption, particularly meat products from cattle, pigs, and chicken, as well as milk and eggs. The industrialized and highly concentrated primary crop and livestock production processes in the United States emit a large percentage of greenhouse gases, contribute to over-exploitation of increasingly scarce water resources, and erode soil. Environmental externalities, such as these, are not currently accounted in consumer prices for animal products. The effects of this market failure are multiplying as developing nations industrialize and begin to adopt the consumption habits of the developed nations. This thesis examines the impact of livestock production in the United States, beginning with crop production and processing for feed, and ending with slaughter and processing. The greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and soil erosion costs are identified, incorporated into current market prices in the form of a demand-side Pigouvian tax, and compared to current market prices. By assessing three significant environmental externalities and determining a conservative estimate of the respective costs of these externalities, this research demonstrates both the failure of the neoclassical market structure to account for the true price of livestock production, and the impact that personal dietary choices make on the global environment.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 105, Village - Terraced hills, Gansu
    Thorp Collection 105, Village - Terraced hills, Gansu

    Village - Terraced hills, Gansu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanatin and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 16, Ryoanji rock garden, Kyoto.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 16, Ryoanji rock garden, Kyoto.

    Ryoanji rock garden, Kyoto. -- This famous garden invites one to contemplate the natural physical environment. Only natural materials are used, and we might ask whether this is a reconstruction of the natural world in miniature. Is it meant to increase our awareness of the environment we must live in and the natural processes we cannot control?

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    Snowy Day

    A snowy day in Hokkaido can become a great obstacle for vehicles, like this mail delivery truck.

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    Torii

    A line of bright red torii gates mark the path to a shrine.

  • Thumbnail for Mt. Fuji in Lacquer
    Mt. Fuji in Lacquer

    A lacquer likeness of Mt. Fuji at a Fuji shrine

  • Thumbnail for Fugen-yama
    Fugen-yama

    A not-so-dormant volcano smokes, giving hikers a warning to keep away.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 038, intake for irrigation system.  (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 038, intake for irrigation system. (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan

    Intake for irrigation system. (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 055, Future Erosion - Trenches in Claypan  Nanjing, Jiangsu
    Thorp Collection 055, Future Erosion - Trenches in Claypan Nanjing, Jiangsu

    Thorp Collection, Future Erosion - Trenches in Claypan Nanjing, Jiangsu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 063, Small Dams.
    Thorp Collection 063, Small Dams.

    Thorp Collection, Small Dams. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 096, Mists - Trees South Shango Guichan
    Thorp Collection 096, Mists - Trees South Shango Guichan

    Mists - Trees South Shango Guichan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. No. ecasia000072, ""Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing.""

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 103, Terraced Hills, Gansu
    Thorp Collection 103, Terraced Hills, Gansu

    Terraced Hills, Gansu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. No. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing."

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    In Ruins

    The Ginza area of Tokyo. It is estimated that one-hundred thousand people died during the Great Kanto Earthquake, which destroyed most of Yokohama and Tokyo when it struck on Sept. 1, 1923.

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    Land of the morning calm

    A good example why Korea can be referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm". This picture was taken atop a mountain in the warm breeze of summer. Seoul, South Korea.

  • Thumbnail for HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND ITS EFFECT ON HOME VALUE IN COLORADO: A HEDONIC PRICING EVALUATION
    HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND ITS EFFECT ON HOME VALUE IN COLORADO: A HEDONIC PRICING EVALUATION by Nadel, Matthew Clay

    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a popular and widespread method of oil and gas extraction in Colorado. This method might affect home values in certain areas of the state based on externalities associated with the practice. A hedonic pricing model was adapted to real estate in order to understand the effect that fracking has on housing values in specific areas of Colorado. This study uses data from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the census to analyze frackings affect on house value in the top five oil and gas producing counties in Colorado. The goal of this study is to understand if areas that are densely packed with hydraulic fracturing wells experience lower housing prices compared against areas of the same county that are not densely packed with hydraulic fracturing wells. This study finds a significant negative externality on house price in areas that are densely packed with hydraulic fracturing wells.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 036, Distributaries - Min River, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 036, Distributaries - Min River, Sichuan

    Distributaries - Min River, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 045, salt, E. Jiangsu
    Thorp Collection 045, salt, E. Jiangsu

    Salt, E. Jiangsu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 01, High population density, Ginza, Tokyo.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 01, High population density, Ginza, Tokyo.

    High population density, Ginza, Tokyo. -- With a total area of about 143,000 square miles, Japan is a bit smaller than California. Much of the land is too mountainous for cities and towns so the population is concentrated on those areas flat enough to build upon. About 70 percent of Japanese live in cities, and in places like Tokyo the population density may reach 20,000 or more people per square mile. -- Because of its location at the boundary of converging earth plates, Japan is geologically active with frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. When these natural processes adversely affect people they are considered geological hazards. With a large population concentrated in a small areas, Japan is susceptible to serious geological disasters.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 04, Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 04, Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo.

    Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo. -- Many Japanese rivers are short and have steep gradients flowing out of mountainous terrain. This assures that runoff from storms will be rapid, and where these rivers empty onto plains flash flooding may occur. Further adding to the flood hazard is a climate that periodically causes heavy rain over short periods of time. Rainfall of eight inches or more is not uncommon during the typhoon season, especially in southwestern Japan.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 157, Sunset, Klukiang.
    Thorp Collection 157, Sunset, Klukiang.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 158, Boats-Lake Hupei, N. Donting.
    Thorp Collection 158, Boats-Lake Hupei, N. Donting.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

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    Khuldabad fairies' tank, pariyon ka talab

    The Jalal al-Din Dargah overlooks this spring-fed pond which is understood to have miraculous healing properties. In particular, people with mental illnesses drink and touch this water hoping to regain their health.