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Pandora S Seed

Author : Spencer Wells
ISBN : 0679603743
Genre : Science
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Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now beginning to recognize. Growing grain crops ultimately made humans more sedentary and unhealthy and made the planet more crowded. The expanding population and the need to apportion limited resources created hierarchies and inequalities. Freedom of movement was replaced by a pressure to work that is the forebear of the anxiety millions feel today. Spencer Wells offers a hopeful prescription for altering a life to which we were always ill-suited. Pandora’s Seed is an eye-opening book for anyone fascinated by the past and concerned about the future.
Category: Science

Pandora S Picnic Basket The Potential And Hazards Of Genetically Modified Foods

Author : Alan McHughen
ISBN : 9780191587924
Genre : Science
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The first book to look at all the issues involved in GM (genetically modified food) technology in a clear and dispassionate way. Alan McHughen surveys the technology that makes GM food possible, assesses the risk of health and environmental dangers and the regulatory and labelling processes in force to protect the consumer. Question and answer boxes and case histories, and the author's easy writing style make this an essential purchase for all those interested in the debate. - ;Are you concerned about fish genes in tomatoes? Worried that brazil nut genes in soybeans can result in potentially lethal allergic reactions? That rapeseed plants bred to be resistant to herbicides could become uncontrollable superweeds? You are not alone. The issue of genetically modified foods has fast become one of the most debated of recent years, with scientists and companies seeking to develop the technology on one side, and consumer groups and environmentalists on the other. However, in spite of the great heat generated by the debate, there is very little real information on the subject, either about the technologies in use or about the regulatory processes established to approve the processes and the products. This book sets out to explain, in clear and direct language, the technologies underlying so-called genetically modified food, and compares them with other "natural" methods of plant breeding and production. The author then looks at the safeguards in place from regulators around the world and asks whether these are sufficient. The question of labelling, held by some to be an obvious way out for concerned consumers, is examined, and the honesty and usefulness of some of these labels addressed. The book then looks at issues of real concern, particularly environmental issues, and ways in which a consumer can seek to avoid GMOs if they so choose. In each chapter, key topics are addressed through question and answer boxes. Real case histories illustrate the development and regulation of GMOs, and by the end of the book the reader will be able to make an informed choice about whether to support or challenge this technology, the products of which are increasingly pervasive. -
Category: Science

Eve S Seed

Author : Robert S. McElvaine
ISBN : 0071355286
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from a wide range of sources--from biology and archaeology to mythology and religion--a noted historian presents an innovative approach to history that begins with our evolutionary heritage and ends with a radical interpretation of the sexual forces that shaped our culture.
Category: Social Science

Gender And Desire

Author : Polly Young-Eisendrath
ISBN : 0890967466
Genre : Psychology
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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/146844 Contradictory and provocative pathways crisscross the terrain of gender among contemporary psychologists and psychoanalysts. Clearing a path through this terrain, Polly Young-Eisendrath describes and illustrates issues of gender and desire among women and men. Young-Eisendrath introduces three world views: premodern, modern, and postmodern. Then, she calls our attention to how we shape reality and clearly explains how a lived postmodern philosophy is essential for us to understand ourselves and how we can change. Next, she discusses gender and sex differences in terms of how the former are flexible and the latter are not. The division of the human community into the two exclusive groups of male and female has important psychological implications on both conscious and unconscious levels. Most depth psychological theories of gender and sex have been androcentric, taking males as the norm for health, and have failed to develop a full understanding of desire, opposition, and idealization between the sexes. One major theme in a depth psychology of gender is that of Woman as the object of desire. The Greek myth of Pandora deftly illustrates the problem of female beauty: as the "desire-awakening maiden" Pandora is powerful but empty. The link between female beauty, power, and evil teaches us about the consequences of female appearance as a commodity to be used among men. Zeus placed the curse of Pandora on humankind, as a punishment for the theft of fire from the gods, and we are still living with the effects of this patriarchal curse. The double bind of female beauty (damned if you engage it and damned if you don't) must be lifted from the male-female relationships in this time of growing equality and reciprocity between the sexes. For women and men to reach their full potential of development as individuals and in relationships, they must break Pandora's curse and free themselves from the myth of the power of female beauty. In working to liberate us from the curse of Pandora, Young-Eisendrath has developed a theory of desire: desire contains within it a primordial absence, a sense that something is missing. When we come to understand the nature of desire itself we can be liberated from it domination. Drawing on experiences from culture, everyday life, and psychotherapy, Polly Young-Eisendrath's Gender and Desire: Uncursing Pandora provides a full engagement with the intricacies and complexities of gender, desire, and liberation for women and men in a postmodern world.
Category: Psychology

Dank 2 0

Author : Subcool
ISBN : 9780932551535
Genre : Gardening
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DANK is simply the very best marijuana, grown to perfection. DANK the book is a visual story of marijuana buds at their ripest, stickiest best. Ed Rosenthal refers to Subcools photographs as "Pot Porn." Author and photographer Subcool breeds for distinctive color, flavors, and highs. His varieties come in unusual tones of red, pink and purple and the ripe buds glisten with trichome glands filled to capacity with intoxicating THC. Come share his passion and enjoyment of this amazing plant.
Category: Gardening

A Storm In Pandora S Tea Box

Author : Garry B Grove
ISBN : 9781446155646
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A Storm In Pandora's Tea Box by Garry B Grove is a volume of reflective poetry. As love is polarised by hate, pain the antithesis of pleasure, the deceptive calm that precedes a storm can also be an impending maelstrom. When the lid is removed from Pandora's Tea Box then many elements of the life experience and it's emotions are open from the cradle to the grave. A paean to the cyclical mystery of life's inherent gift and celebrations of individual expression. Fate's finger points and the consequences may be serious or hilarious, a matter of life and death, much ado about nothing or an unforeseen catastrophe. All extremities have their felicitous paradoxes.
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Pandora S Daughters

Author : Jane Robinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025986022
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

A History Of The World

Author : Andrew Marr
ISBN : 9780230767539
Genre : History
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Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.
Category: History