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Better Safe Than Sorry

Author : Norah MacKendrick
ISBN : 9780520969070
Genre : Social Science
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How toxic are the products we consume on a daily basis? Whether it’s triclosan in toothpaste, formaldehyde in baby shampoo, endocrine disruptors in water bottles, or pesticides on strawberries, chemicals in food and personal care products are of increasing concern to consumers. This book chronicles how ordinary people try to avoid exposure to toxics in grocery store aisles using the practice of “precautionary consumption.” Through an innovative analysis of environmental regulation, the advocacy work of environmental health groups, the expansion of the health-food chain Whole Foods Market, and interviews with consumers, Norah MacKendrick ponders why the problem of toxics in the U.S. retail landscape has been left to individual shoppers—and to mothers in particular. She reveals how precautionary consumption, or “green shopping,” is a costly and time-intensive practice, one that is connected to cultural ideas of femininity and good motherhood but is also most available to upper- and middle-class households. Better Safe Than Sorry powerfully argues that precautionary consumption places a heavy and unfair burden of labor on women and does little to advance environmental justice or mitigate risk.
Category: Social Science

A Better Safe Than Sorry Book

Author : Sol Gordon
ISBN : 9781615924219
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Written for children as well as for parents and professionals, a traditionally uncomfortable topic is discussed in a manner designed to help children feel good about themselves.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Better Safe Than Sorry

Author : Michael Krepon
ISBN : 9780804770989
Genre : History
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In 2008, the iconic doomsday clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistswas set at five minutes to midnight—two minutes closer to Armageddon than in 1962, when John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev went eyeball to eyeball over missiles in Cuba! We still live in an echo chamber of fear, after eight years in which the Bush administration and its harshest critics reinforced each other's worst fears about the Bomb. And yet, there have been no mushroom clouds or acts of nuclear terrorism since the Soviet Union dissolved, let alone since 9/11. Our worst fears still could be realized at any time, but Michael Krepon argues that the United States has never possessed more tools and capacity to reduce nuclear dangers than it does today - from containment and deterrence to diplomacy, military strength, and arms control. The bloated nuclear arsenals of the Cold War years have been greatly reduced, nuclear weapon testing has almost ended, and all but eight countries have pledged not to acquire the Bomb. Major powers have less use for the Bomb than at any time in the past. Thus, despite wars, crises, and Murphy's Law, the dark shadows cast by nuclear weapons can continue to recede. Krepon believes that positive trends can continue, even in the face of the twin threats of nuclear terrorism and proliferation that have been exacerbated by the Bush administration's pursuit of a war of choice in Iraq based on false assumptions. Krepon advocates a "back to basics" approach to reducing nuclear dangers, reversing the Bush administration's denigration of diplomacy, deterrence, containment, and arms control. As he sees it, "The United States has stumbled before, but America has also made it through hard times and rebounded. With wisdom, persistence, and luck, another dark passage can be successfully navigated."
Category: History

Wiedemann Mettler

Author : Pascale Wiedemann
ISBN : 3858814407
Genre : Art
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A violent storm raged over the Gotthard massif the night of 24/25 August 1987. The ensuing floods destroyed houses, streets, train lines, and farmland. Luckily, no people were harmed, but in the lower Reuss valley alone, more than 900 farm animals drowned. Over the past thirty years, severe storms have swept over not only Switzerland, but the entire Alpine region in short succession—with enormous masses of water that gradually increase the likelihood of regular natural disasters. The artist duo Pascale Wiedemann and Daniel Mettler, aka wiedemann/mettler, took up the story of Noah's ark. As the Book of Genesis tells us, the great deluge came to obliterate” humanity's moral corruption. However, God bestowed mercy on Noah and asked him to build an ark that would save humankind and wildlife alike. wiedemann/mettler's interpretation of this symbolic narrative comes under the titlebetter safe than sorry and presents the topic of safety in all its ambivalence. Staging and orchestration are core elements of their spatial and sculptural concept. For example, they create an installation with a menagerie of 160 taxidermic animals from a private collection in Thurgau, placing them all over the House of Art Uri and its inner courtyard. References to art history are deliberately incorporated into wiedemann/mettler's installation (cf. appropriation art) and are charged with associations from personal experience. The objects themselves often appear eerie; the familiar—similar to surreal practices—is alienated, illusory, and new meanings have been teased out of these objects that shake our beliefs in their very foundations. wiedemann/mettler's oeuvre is not restricted to one specific medium or topic. The duo creates sculptures, installations, objects, and photographs from a multitude of different materials. In the case of their first institutional solo exhibition at the House of Art Uri, that means creating a whole environment. Barbara Zürcher Director/Curator, House of Art Uri This new book documents the installation better safe than sorry at House of Art Uri (on display June to August 2014) and other recent work by wiedemann/mettler. Essays are also contributed by Swiss novelist Ruth Schweikert and historian Philippe Sarasin.
Category: Art

Better Safe Than Sorry

Author : Netherlands. Centraal Planbureau
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121547082
Genre : Computer networks
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Understanding Attitudes About War

Author : Gregory G. Brunk
ISBN : 9780822974758
Genre : Political Science
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Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Why have some traditional cold warriors opposed involvement in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, while many vocal critics of the Vietnam war supported the use of U.S. forces in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans? What do these debates tell us about American attitudes toward the use of military force to achieve foreign policy goals? The authors examine the ethical and moral underpinnings of U.S. international relations by exploring the attitudes of decision makers and foreign policy elites toward war. Their unique contribution is to bring together the various doctrines in the literature and to characterize them using behavioral methodologies, in an attempt to bring normative questions back into the mainstream of political science.
Category: Political Science

Poems From My Heart

Author : Myles W. Wallace
ISBN : 9781490729770
Genre : Poetry
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This book is about poetry. Poetry regarding how it affected and continues to affect my life through working, church, family, and living.
Category: Poetry

Japanische Sprichw Rter Redewendungen

Author : Johannes C. Falck
ISBN : 9783848265169
Genre : Reference
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Dieses Buch ist eine kleine Sammlung von 70 Sinnsprüchen in deutsch und deren Analogie in englisch und japanisch. Aufgelockert durch fotografische Impressionen Japans made by Aline Vogt, Düsseldorf, Fotoimpressionistin. Die Bilder enstanden im April 2011 kurz nach dem Fukushimaunfall und wurden bewusst mit mehreren Kameras und Filtern gemacht, um Sinneindrücke zu schaffen. Das Buch ist zudem auch für japanisch oder englisch sprechende Menschen geeignet, da die Redewendungen in den jeweils anderen Sprachen/Analogien hier zusammengefasst wurden.
Category: Reference

Mo Money Mo Power

Author : Main D
ISBN : 9781477124161
Genre : Fiction
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Notorious drug lord Spanky of Grand Rapids Michigan found out that club soda was going to be worth some billions in a few years so he decided he was going to bully Red out of his night club, basically make him sale it for a little bit of nothing, Red wasnt going to waste any time with Spanky crap so he sold the club to three friends Chuck, Tim, and Lil Tony for a better deal after that all hell broke loose once Spanky realized that he would never be the owner of club soda.
Category: Fiction

Situational Communication Relating Styles

Author : Dr. Donald L. MacRae
ISBN : 0969723008
Genre : Communication Psychological aspects
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The theory and concepts taught in Situational Communication® are based on a systematic, developmental approach. You will learn how to control communication interactions systematically by adapting your Relating Style appropriately to the demands of the situation. The result? Situational Communication® teaches leaders, managers and professionals what to do and how to do it, in order to achieve Results with Relationship®.
Category: Communication Psychological aspects

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Author : Toon Taris
ISBN : 0761960279
Genre : Social Science
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This accessible introduction to the theory and practice of longitudinal research takes the reader through the strengths and weaknesses of this kind of research, making clear: how to design a longitudinal study; how to collect data most effectively; how to make the best use of statistical techniques; and how to interpret results. Although the book provides a broad overview of the field, the focus is always on the practical issues arising out of longitudinal research. This book supplies the student with all that they need to get started and acts as a manual for dealing with opportunities and pitfalls. It is the ideal primer for this growing area of social research.
Category: Social Science

The Art And Technique Of Matchmoving

Author : Erica Hornung
ISBN : 9781136135736
Genre : Art
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Matchmoving has become a standard visual effects procedure for almost every situation where live action materials and CG get combined. It allows virtual and real scenes that have been composited together to seamlessly appear as though they are from the same perspective. This authoritative step-by-step guide from one of the best matchmovers in the business allows you to master this technique that has been called the foundation upon which all VFX work stands. Author Erica Hornung (sr. matchmover for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Matrix: Revolutions, and more) imparts her techniques, tips, and wisdom from the trenches that will have you matchmoving like a true professional in no time. Lessons in the most popular matchmoving software (Maya, Boujou, and others) are included, as well as tips and techniques for surveying on set, dolly moves, and operating nodal cameras. Individual chapters dedicated to object and character matchmoves show you how to matchmove for shadow casting, adding weapons and other objects, focusing on center of gravity, as well as complete CG character support. The companion DVD includes Quicktime examples of techniques shown in the book, as well as project files that allow you to master these techniques yourself by working alongside the lessons featured in the text.
Category: Art

Emotion And Reasoning

Author : Isabelle Blanchette
ISBN : 9781134548194
Genre : Psychology
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The interaction between emotion and cognition is a fundamental issue which has only recently been reintroduced as a legitimate object of study in experimental psychology. This book examines the significant impact that affective processes have on reasoning, and demonstrates how emotional reasoning cannot simply be equated with faulty reasoning. Emotion and Reasoning presents contributions from leading researchers from a variety of disciplines, including experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, and experimental psychopathology. The opening chapters consider how emotions affect reasoning processes in individuals living with psychopathology. A second section focuses upon experimental investigations of emotion and basic reasoning processes, and a final section explores the physiological bases of emotion-reasoning interaction. Together, the chapters in this volume provide a multidisciplinary overview of key topics on emotion and reasoning, and a survey of recent research in this area. Emotion and Reasoning will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and affective neuroscience.
Category: Psychology

Institutional Governance And Regulation Of Water Services Second Edition

Author : Michael Rouse
ISBN : 9781780404509
Genre : Science
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Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services aims to provide the key elements of policy, governance and regulation necessary for sustainable water and sanitation services. On policy matters, it covers important aspects including separation of policy and delivery, integrated planning, sustainable cost recovery, provisions for the poor, and transparency. Regulation and Regulatory Bodies are presented in their various forms, with discussion of why some form of independent scrutiny is essential for sustainability. The focus is on what works and what does not, based on consideration of basic principles and on case studies in both developing and developed countries. The early chapters discuss the key elements, with later chapters considering how these elements have come together in successful reforms of public sector operations. A chapter is devoted to the successful use of the private sector based on lessons learnt from ‘failures’ of private contracts and the need for the application of sound procurement principles. The current trend is for a public sector model which benefits from business approaches, the so-called corporatised public utility. Experience since the publication of the first edition in 2007 reinforces the importance of the key elements for sustainable water services. This second edition brings the material up to date and with some increased emphasis on public participation in its many forms. It refers to the opportunity for progress provided by the UN Declaration of Water and Sanitation as a Human Right, but only if it is implemented in a practical and sustainable way. Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services is aimed at providing an informative source for national and local governments responsible for water policy, for water utility managers, and for students who will be the policy makers of tomorrow. It is a teaching aid for courses on water policy, governance and regulation.
Category: Science

Love At Eagle River

Author : L. M. Shaw
ISBN : 9781469182599
Genre : Fiction
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Faith Matthews wishes she had never met Arthur Cross. She is a quiet quilter that he wants to train to be the perfect subservient wife. Faith realizes too late that she is in danger. She never thought her life would ever be this out of control. When she defies him, he makes his point with his fist and threatens to kill her family. Faith runs to keep them safe, but he follows. He is determined to marry her and will stop at nothing to make her his wife. Does she have what it takes to survive a man who takes till death do us part literally?
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Dinosaur Lake

Author : Kathryn Meyer Griffith
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Genre : Fiction
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An ancient predator has been reborn in the caves beneath Crater Lake …and it’s hungry. Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it’s been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he’s about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin…people begin to go missing…then there’s some mysterious water creature that’s taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it’s not only growing in size, it’s aggressive and cunning…and very hungry. And it’s decided it likes human beings. To eat. And it can come up onto land. So Henry, with the help of his wife, Ann; a young paleontologist named Justin; and a band of brave men, must not only protect his park and his people from the monster but somehow find where it lives and destroy it…before it can kill again. *** dinosaur, Crater Lake, thriller, suspense, horror, SF, romance, paleontologist, mystery, paleontology dig, Kathryn Meyer Griffith
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Safe Hormones Smart Women

Author : D. Lindsey Berkson
ISBN : 9781450217255
Genre : Health & Fitness
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D. Lindsey Berkson MA CNS DABCN is a participating scholar at a science-focused think tank that specializes in the most up-to-date research on estrogen, called the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities. Berkson has lectured to doctors of all backgrounds on health and hormones for 30 years. She has a master's degree in nutrition, higher board certifications in nutrition, formulated the 1st non-hormonal nutritional supplement for menopause for doctor's use in practice (in the 80's) and she consults with many doctors and patient's on hormonal issues. This is her 4th book on hormones, such as Hormone Deception - one of the earliest books on the role of the environment and pollutants on hormones and health.
Category: Health & Fitness

Never After

Author : Dan Elconin
ISBN : 1416996974
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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There is no place like a dysfunctional home. Leaving everything behind for the Island was Ricky's dream come true. When his happily ever after is not quite what it seems, he discovers that running away means running toward bigger problems. Trapped on the Island, Ricky must join together with the only people he can trust to help him face his fears and return home. But the only way off the Island is to confront the person who trapped Ricky and his friends in the first place. With countless enemies and true peril staring them down, Ricky's mission to leave this so-called paradise will become a battle for their very lives.
Category: Juvenile Fiction