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By Scott Nearing, Helen Nearing. 1989
Describes how in 1932 a married couple left New York City for the backwoods of Vermont in search of a… life of "simplicity, serenity, utility, and harmony." This account of their pioneering venture tells how they built a house, worked a self-sufficient farm, and lived a satisfying life in nature. c1989. Uniform title: Living the good life
By Barbara Moses. 1999
Workers today are changing how we think about the workplace by making choices that reflect not only economic considerations, but… also individual needs and desires. Today's workplace is more flexible, encouraging us to incorporate our personalities and creativity into our working life. Moses discusses what type of worker will be more successful in the future, warns against today's frenetic busyness, and shows what motivates the new worker and how everyone can profit from future work trends.
By Jim Murphy. 1995
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid… spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.
By Frederick Porter Hitz. 2004
A study of how the literature of espionage compares with its actual practice, written by a former CIA officer. Hitz… concludes that in most instances truth is more surprising and peculiar than fiction. For espionage fans interested in an insider's assessment of the reality behind the entertainment. Some strong language. 2004.
By Beverley Nichols. 1972
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the… Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
By Sydney Sharpe. 1994
Sharpe takes an in-depth look at women in Canadian politics, and their struggles in an arena of male privilege and… influence. She documents the attitudes of male politicians towards women, from Pearson to Mulroney, and interviews women in all levels of politics across the country, such as Monique Begin, Sheila Copps, and Barbara McDougall. c1994.
By Jacques Steinberg. 2003
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given the opportunity to observe the admissions… process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. Some strong language. 2002.
In this first volume of a new translation, Fox uses as his base the German translation done by Martin Buber… and Franz Rosenzweig between 1925 and 1962. Guided by the principle that the Hebrew Bible was meant to be read aloud, Fox renders a poetic version with careful attention to rhythm and sound. Includes commentaries and notes. 1995. (The Schocken Bible ; 1)
By Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American… Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
By Germaine Greer. 1993
Drawing from history, literature and popular culture, past and present, Germaine Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is at once… an important social commentary and a passionately argued piece of polemic. Descriptions of sex. 1993.
By Betty Friedan. 2001
This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist… movement, and that has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations. A new introduction by Anna Quindlen traces the book in her own history, we well as how it was prescient on consumer culture and domestic issues. Some descriptions of sex. 2001, c1963.
By Tom McLeod, Mindy Willett. 2008
Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik, of mixed Gwich'in and Inuvialuit heritage. Tom tells us why his home… in the Mackenzie Delta is a special place and why he loves to live on the land. He describes hunting for survival while being careful about how his people use the land. Grades 3-6. 2008.
By Ronald Shillingford. 2000
The text covers practical self defence systems as used by the world's top soldiers. The book provides indepth detail on… how soldiers defend themselves in an unarmed situation against assailants, knife attacks, bayonet attacks, firearms, chokes and headlocks. 2000.
By Charles Clover. 2006
Clover describes how fishing with modern technology has nearly destroyed entire ocean ecosystems: New England's fisheries have collapsed, the fish… stocks of West Africa's continental shelf are overexploited, and few cod are left in Newfoundland's Grand Banks. He blames trawlers with huge nets that destroy everything in their wake, celebrity chefs with endangered species on their menus, the European Union, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, and countries like Japan and Spain that persist in illegal fishing. 2006.
By Martin Heidegger. 2004
By Sam Harris. 2005
Harris calls for the end of religious faith in the modern world; not only does such faith lack a rational… base, but even the urge for religious toleration allows a too-easy acceptance of the motives of religious fundamentalists. Innumerable acts of violence can also be attributed to religious faith. He argues that a rational and scientific view, one that relies on the power of empirical evidence to support knowledge and understanding should replace faith. 2005.
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Max Wyman. 2004
Technology and globalization are changing the world we live in, and our social and economic structures are struggling to keep… pace. Innovation and imagination are needed to find humane solutions. These qualities are argued to be most integral to the field of arts and culture. 2004.
By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh. 1997
In this study Baigent and Leigh construct an alternative history of religion and thought which begins with the Hermeticism of… 1st century Alexandria and describes its pathways through Europe over the ensuing centuries. Along the way there are tales of individuals, including the Elizabethan magician John Dee and the Franciscan friar and alchemist Roger Bacon. 1997.