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Who Really Feeds The World

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 9781623170622
Genre : Business & Economics
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"An in-depth look at agroecology, an alternative to the world's current food crisis" --Provided by publisher.
Category: Business & Economics

The Fight Against Monsanto S Roundup

Author : Mitchel Cohen
ISBN : 9781510735149
Genre : Science
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A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture, work places, sidewalks, subways, schools, parks, even the air we breathe. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment – The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup takes a fresh look at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against the purveyors of poison and the governments that enable them. The scientists and activists contributing to The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup, edited by long-time Green activist Mitchel Cohen, explore not only the dangers of glyphosate – better known as “Roundup” – but the campaign resulting in glyphosate being declared as a probable cancer-causing agent. In an age where banned pesticides are simply replaced with newer and more deadly ones, and where corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and DuPont scuttle attempts to regulate the products they manufacture, what is the effective, practical, and philosophical framework for banning glyphosate and other pesticides? The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides takes lessons from activists who have come before and offers a radical approach that is essential for defending life on this planet and creating for our kids, and for ourselves, a future worth living in.
Category: Science

Health Culture And Society

Author : Elizabeth Ettorre
ISBN : 9783319607863
Genre : Social Science
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This book traces the history of formative, enduring concepts, foundational in the development of the health disciplines. It explores existing literature, and subsequent contested applications. Feminist legacies are discussed with a clear message that early sociological and anthropological theories and debates remain valuable to scholars today. Chapters cover historical events and cultural practices from the standpoint of ‘difference’; formulate theories about the emergence of social issues and problems and discuss health and illness in light of cultural values and practices, social conditions, embodiment and emotions. This collection will be of great value to scholars of biomedicine, health and gender.
Category: Social Science

Fundamentals Of Reasoning

Author : Robert M. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015056315347
Genre : Philosophy
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The predominant strategy of this text is to move from the simple to the complex. It includes topics such as categorical and sentential logic, informal fallacies, inductive logic, and extended arguments. With a non-technical approach, this book leads students step-by-step through simple demonstrations and then on to more complex material as their comfort level increases. Well designed examples, sample problems, explanatory charts and diagrams, and exercises abound.
Category: Philosophy

Feeding Frenzy

Author : Paul McMahon
ISBN : 9781847658791
Genre : Political Science
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This subject is as big as they come: the world's food supply. Written for a popular audience, Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'. As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threaten the security of billions. Food-producing countries are banning exports to benefit their own citizens, even if this means that other countries starve. Most worryingly, they are acquiring huge areas of under-utilised farmland in poorest countries to grow crops for export, often at the expense of local communities. Some of the trends identified in this book are unstoppable. But McMahon also outlines actions that can be taken to lower the risks of conflict and to produce fairer outcomes. It is possible to envisage a more benign scenario, associated with a shift to a sustainable and productive form of agriculture. Which path will the world choose?
Category: Political Science

Take It Personally

Author : Anita Roddick
ISBN : 0007128983
Genre : Globalization
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In this work, outspoken business leader Anita Roddick brings together the voices of some of the most prominent authorities on the phenomenon of Globalization, including Susan George, David Korten and Naomi Klein. Full of images, this book gets right to the heart of the issue, exploding the myths that would have us believe Globalization is a force for good. Covering aspects of the subject as diverse as human rights, the environment, international finance, health, the food we eat and trade, the book combines medium-length articles with quotes, case notes and interviews. This book constitutes a call to action, showing how each and every one of us can take on the corporate.
Category: Globalization

Understanding The Global Environment

Author : Samir Dasgupta
ISBN : 813171702X
Genre : Environmental economics
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Globalization is often discussed in terms of its ecological ramifications. Yet, while ecological imbalance is today one of the greatest threats to mankind, globalization is also a reality that is here to stay. The volume, therefore, seeks to address how globalizing and environmental interests can be reconciled. The essays in this volume state that globalization can work both in favour of and against the environment. The major issues discussed in this topical volume are, how globalization can be used to promote environmental reforms; the role of individuals, private organizations and governments in keeping environmental degradation in check and in promoting environmental reform; globalization and ecological inequality; women, the environment and globalization; changing nature of environmental movements; overpopulation and the ecology; the relation between the ecology and the economy; and the effects of global climate changes.
Category: Environmental economics

Who Really Runs The World

Author : Thom Burnett
ISBN : IND:30000111560664
Genre : History
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This book looks at the conspiracies in everyday life, both hidden and not-so-hidden. It examines actual people, businesses, corporate alliances, and the dark forces of conspiracy and secret history that hold them together. The conclusions reached may shock but are ultimately fascinating.
Category: History

Numbers Of The Lord

Author : Mark David
ISBN : 9781465338884
Genre : Religion
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Biblical numbers have spiritual meaning and this spiritual meaning can also be understood chronologically. How did the Wise Men, for example, know what the Star of Bethlehem meant when it appeared? Is there some formula to relate these numbers to time? The answer is yes. Biblical numbers are part of a brilliant system stating Gods blueprint of the history of His church and of the world. In some cases a code, utilizing the Golden Ratio, even dates the Biblical event recorded in the text in which the numbers are embedded: the birth of Christ for example. In other cases, the numbers project the time the events will occur and are chronological prophecies: the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman general Titus in 70 a.d. or the Moslems sacking New York City in 2001 (9/11). In all cases, this book elucidates the power of God to ordain Time in order to make the history of the world.
Category: Religion

One Pilgrim S Progress

Author : Lonnie Pilgrim
ISBN : 9781418517014
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bo Pilgrim had no college education, but he did have a big dose of Texas courage and a heavenly calling that led him to start his own business after World War II. Reggie Wallace, who worked with Pilgrim for fifty years, describes it this way: "All we had in the beginning was a two-wheel buggy, a shovel, some burlap sacks, and Bo's big ideas." Today, Pilgrim's Pride is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people and processes 30 million chickens a week. In One Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim shares the essential values he learned as a boy that are the foundation of his business success.
Category: Business & Economics

The Literary World

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081647137
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

The Politics Of The Real World

Author : Michael Jacobs
ISBN : 1853833509
Genre : Political Science
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Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished, while many people experience insecurity and stress at work. Growing poverty and inequality have left many of Britain's citizens excluded from mainstream society. Everywhere, the sense of community seems to be breaking down. In the world as a whole, poverty and conflict cause immense suffering and threaten the security of nations. Global environmental degradation - from the greenhouse effect to the destruction of rainforests - makes the very future of the planet uncertain. Yet the political system seems barely to register what is happening. It is hardly surprising that public disillusionment with politicians and Parliament has never been higher. The Politics of the Real World addresses these interlocking crises. Setting out the issues clearly, it explains how conventional economic and social policies are creating the problems we face, not solving them. Arguing that the British political system itself needs rejuvenating, it proposes a new direction for the UK in an increasingly globalised world.
Category: Political Science

Poland China World

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ISBN : UIUC:30112112112757
Genre : Poland-China swine
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Category: Poland-China swine

Clear And Present Danger

Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 1101002565
Genre : Fiction
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Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski! In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan gets caught in a war between the United States and a Colombian drug cartel and uncovers a shocking conspiracy. When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government—a response that goes horribly wrong... As the newly named Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, Jack Ryan should be privy to operations like the one in Colombia, but he’s been left completely in the dark. With the help of field officer John Clark, Ryan intends to find out what’s really going on. But while they expect danger from without, the greatest threat of all may come from within.
Category: Fiction

The Asocial Networking

Author : Dhiraj Kumar
ISBN : 9789381115879
Genre : Humor
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This most unusual book looks at the newfound obsession driving people of all classes, countries and age groups - 'the asocial networking' - a must-do mode of entry into a new social order. If not adopted and mastered quickly, will it cause us to miss out on one of the greatest forms of modern human experience? It is also interesting and ironical to see ourselves socializing with the help of gadgets when we could actually step forward and socialize with the person standing next to us. For the benefit of those who exhibit their social lives online, this book offers little tricks of the trade to master the art of networking and garner tangible gains in the real world. The author discusses our vulnerabilities and weaknesses, which are often reflected in the way we socialize on the web. Some people have, however, mastered the art of masking their inhibitions - has this made them desirable and irresistible in both the electronic and real worlds? The ephemeral nature of our fantasy of socializing online, also poses the danger of obsolescence to the current rulers of social networking, while presenting an open window of opportunity to any innovative and enterprising entrepreneur who can better our societal experiences. The author attempts to look into the future of mankind and its changing priorities, through the future of social networking. The reader is taken on a mind-boggling and nerve-crackling tour of the virtual world of networking, stopping only to expose the vulnerability of the human mind.
Category: Humor

Raven Rise

Author : D.J. MacHale
ISBN : 9781416974956
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missing--Bobby Pendragon. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth agsinst the forces of Saint Dane. They must face off against a charismatic cult leader who has risen to power by revealing a shattering truth to the people of Earth: They are not alone. The Convergence has broken down the walls. The territories are on a collision course. The final phase of Saint Dane's quest to rule Halla is under way. And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found.
Category: Juvenile Fiction