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Life As We Knew It

Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
ISBN : 0547415990
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Life As We Know It

Author : Michael Berube
ISBN : UCSC:32106017938496
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The author explores contemporary ideas about family values, social justice, and the sanctity of life through his experiences raising a child with Down's syndrome and his struggle to keep his son's personhood in view. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Family & Relationships

Life As We Do Not Know It

Author : Peter Ward
ISBN : 9781440628566
Genre : Science
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An engrossing and revelatory first look at the search for alien life—on Earth and beyond For the past twenty years, Peter Ward has been at the forefront of popular science writing, with books such as the influential and controversial Rare Earth. In Life as We Do Not Know It, Ward, with his signature blend of eloquence, humor, and learned insight, vividly details the latest scientific findings, cutting-edge research, and intrepid new theories on the subject of alien life and the possible extraterrestrial origins of life on Earth. In lucid, entertaining, and bold prose, Peter Ward once again challenges our notions of life on earth (and beyond).
Category: Science

Women Of The Fields

Author : Karen Sayer
ISBN : 0719041422
Genre : Business & Economics
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Item "describes the work that women did in agriculture, as seen in the parliamentary reports of 1843, 1967 [sic., 1867] and the 1890s, and the meanings given to that work in the local and national press, farming advice books, autobiographies and the art and literature of the period" -- back cover.
Category: Business & Economics

Love And Toil

Author : Ellen Ross
ISBN : 9780198024460
Genre : History
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The feisty warm-hearted "mum" has long figured as a symbol of the working class in Britain, yet working-class history has emphasized male organizations such as clubs, unions, or political parties. Investigating a different dimension of social history, Love and Toil focuses on motherhood among the London poor in the late Victorian and Edwardian years, and on the cultures, communities, and ties with husbands and children that women created. Mothers' skills in managing the family budget, earning income, and caring for their children were critical in protecting households from the worst hardships of industrial capitalism, yet poverty or the threat of it molded intimate relationships and left its imprint on personalities. This book is also a case study demonstrating the larger argument that the concept of "motherhood" is more socially and historically constructed than biologically determined. Shaky household economics, pressure toward respectability, the close proximity of neighbors, the precariousness of infant and child life, and little chance of better lives for their children shaped the work and emotions of motherhood much more than did the biological experiences of pregnancy, birth, and lactation. This beautifully written book, embellished with Cockney slang and music hall songs, addresses fascinating questions in the fields of women's studies, labor history, social policy, and family history.
Category: History

Healing Magic 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Robin Rose Bennett
ISBN : 9781583948385
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Filled with stories, songs, rituals, recipes, meditations, and trance journeys that outline more than 100 ways to practice the art of magical healing, this guidebook to conscious living by renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett makes it easy to follow the path to physical and spiritual health. In the tradition of natural witchcraft, Healing Magic, 10th Anniversary Edition presents step-by-step instructions for conducting earth-centered rituals, preparing herbal remedies, and casting spells to enchant and heal as well as advice on cooking everyday meals incorporating health-enhancing herbs and home remedies. • Find out how to reconnect with the earth and draw on its energy • Interact with the power of the seven chakras of the body • Build an altar • Make use of moon magic and women's wisdom • Prepare herbal infusions and baths • Work with the medicine wheel • Cast spells for love and wealth No matter what your beliefs, this guidebook will open your heart and mind to everyday magic and the joys of living in tune with the energies of nature. Table of Contents Foreword by Susun S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series Introduction 1. Reconnecting with the Earth 2. Engaging Mystery 3. Moon Magic and Women's Wisdom 4. Herbal Magic 5. The Medicine Wheel of Magic 6. Spells 7. Rituals Epilogue: A Final Story Afterword
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Factory Lives

Author : James R. Simmons, Jr
ISBN : 9781460403419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Factory Lives contains four works of great importance in the field of nineteenth-century working-class autobiography: John Brown’s A Memoir of Robert Blincoe; William Dodd’s A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd; Ellen Johnston’s “Autobiography”; and James Myles’s Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy. This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical documents that provide context for these works. Appendices include contemporary responses to the autobiographies, debates on factory legislation, transcripts of testimony given before parliamentary committees on child labour, and excerpts from literary works on factory life by Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Selected Essays

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9780191623318
Genre : Literary Collections
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'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she analysed so rewardingly, Woolf displayed her essay-writing skills across a wide range of subjects, with all the craftsmanship, substance, and rich allure of her novels. This selection brings together thirty of her best essays, including the famous 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', a clarion call for modern fiction. She discusses the arts of writing and of reading, and the particular role and reputation of women writers. She writes movingly about her father and the art of biography, and of the London scene in the early decades of the twentieth century. Overall, these pieces are as indispensable to an understanding of this great writer as they are enchanting in their own right. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Literary Collections

Writing And Victorianism

Author : J.B. Bullen
ISBN : 9781317888468
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writing and Victorianism asks the fundamental question 'what is Victorianism?' and offers a number of answers taken from methods and approaches which have been developed over the last ten years. This collection of essays, written by both new and established scholars from Britain and the U.S.A, develops many of the themes of nineteenth-century studies which have lately come to the fore, touching upon issues such as drugs, class, power and gender. Some essays reflect the interaction of word and image in the nineteenth-century, and the notion of the city as spectacle; others look at Victorian science finding a connection between writing and the growth of psychology and psychiatry on the one hand and with the power of scientific materialism on the other. As well as key figures such as Dickens, Tennyson and Wilde, a host of new names are introduced including working-class writers attempting to define themselves and writers in the Periodical press who, once anonymous, exercised a great influence over Victorian politics, taste, and social ideals. From these observations there emerges a need for self-definition in Victorian writing. History, ancestry, and the past all play their part in figuring the present in the nineteenth-century, and many of these studies foreground the problem of literary, social, and psychological identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Heart Of Flesh

Author : Joan Chittister
ISBN : 0802842828
Genre : Religion
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This book presents a look at what it means to have a feminist spirituality--a "heart of flesh"--in a world that glamorizes violence and allows domination. Joan Chittister unmasks the effects of sexism on both men and women and promotes a new spirituality.i
Category: Religion