Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earths fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?
Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Category: Social Science
Eine magische Landkarte, unzählige Welten, die über einen magischen Strom verbunden sind, und zwei Kinder, die deren Untergang verhindern müssen! Die unerschrockenen Freunde Fin und Marrill haben unzählige heimtückische Abenteuer hinter sich gebracht, seit sie auf dem magischen Strom unterwegs sind. Aber keiner von ihnen hätte je gedacht, dass ihr letztes Abenteuer sie dazu zwingen würde, sich ausgerechnet mit dem Zauberer Serth, ihrem größten Feind, zusammenzutun! Mit vereinten Kräften tauchen Fin und Marrill in die ältesten Geheimnisse des magischen Stroms ein und nehmen den Kampf gegen die Eiserne Flut auf, die alles unter sich erstarren lässt. Der letzte Band der vierteiligen Serie. Weitere Titel: »Map of Magic - Die Karte der geheimen Wünsche« (Band 1) »Map of Magic - Das Mysterium der sinkenden Stadt« (Band 2) »Map of Magic - Das Rätsel des leuchtenden Orakels « (Band 3) Pressestimmen zu »Map of Magic«: »Hier ist alles möglich: eine intelligente Mischung aus Humor und Phantasterei!« Kirkus Reviews »Schwindelerregende Welten voller bizarrer Kreaturen, verschränkter Zeitebenen und faszinierender Schauplätze!« Booklist »Ein herrlich dicker, toll geschriebener Schmöker für Freunde von Abenteuergeschichten, in dem es nicht immer zimperlich zugeht.« Norddeutscher Rundfunk »Mega spannend!« Westfalen-Blatt
Author: Carrie Ryan,John Parke Davis
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Comprising a General Survey of the County : and Separate Historical, Statistical and Topographical Descriptions of All the Wapentakes, Hundreds, Sokes, Boroughs ...
Author: William White (of Sheffield.)
In 1926, before skirt lengths inched above the knee and before anyone was ready to accept that a woman could test herself physically, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was, and still is, a feat more incredible and uncommon than scaling Mount Everest. Upon her return to the United States, "Trudy of America" became the most famous woman in the world. And just as quickly, she disappeared from the public eye. Set against the backdrop of the roaring 1920s, Young Woman and the Sea is the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle’s pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid. The moment Trudy set foot on land, triumphant, she had shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened doors for generations of women to come. A truly magnetic and often misunderstood character whose story is largely forgotten, Trudy Ederle comes alive in these pages through Glenn Stout’s exhaustive new research.
How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World
Author: Glenn Stout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Relax," writes author Mary DeMocker, "this isn't another light bulb list. It's not another overwhelming pile of parental 'to dos'; designed to shrink your family's carbon footprint through eco-superheroism." Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and — doable — blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book's brief, action-packed chapters, you'll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.
100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep
Author: Mary DeMocker
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Family & Relationships
Love in a Time of Climate Change challenges readers to develop a loving response to climate change, which disproportionately harms the poor, threatens future generations, and damages God’s creation. This book creatively adapts John Wesley’s theological method by using scripture, tradition, reason, and experience to explore the themes of creation and justice in the context of the earth’s changing climate. By consciously employing these four sources of authority, readers discover a unique way to reflect on planetary warming theologically and to discern a faithful response. The book’s premise is that love of God and neighbor in this time of climate change requires us to honor creation and establish justice for our human family, for future generations, and for all creation. From the introduction: “As we entrust our lives to God, we are enabled to join with others in the movement for climate justice and to carry a unified message of healing, love, and solidarity as we live into God’s future, offering hope in the midst of the climate crisis that ‘another world is possible.’ God is ever present, always with us. Love never ends.”
Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice
Author: Sharon Delgado
Publisher: Fortress Press
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Author: John M. Barry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
This analysis of the military policy and strategy adopted by Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis in the first two years of the Civil War, argues that their policies allowed the Confederacy to survive longer than it otherwise could have and were the policies best designed to win Southern independence.
Robert E. Lee and the Making of Southern Strategy, 1861-1862
Author: Joseph L. Harsh
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary Fiction Short-listed for the ASLE Environmental Creative Book Award Moore writes so eloquently and with such passion about the natural world . . . that she leaves the reader in wonder and awe. Booklist, starred review In Piano Tide, the debut novel by award-winning naturalist, philosopher, activist, and author Kathleen Dean Moore, we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in the remote Alaskan town of Good River Harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and the halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs headlong into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the Lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axels next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.
Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
It’s been a year since retired cop Dan Connor formed an unlikely partnership with ex-criminal Walker, to find Claire, a missing marine biologist. And it's been a year since he fell for her. Now he finally has the chance to enjoy both his retirement and the relationship as he travels up the Pacific Northwest coast of British Columbia to meet her in the remote village of Kyuquot. But when Dan stops for a visit with the lighthouse keepers of Nootka Island, he finds himself pulled into yet another case involving a missing woman. But this time he discovers the mutilated remains of a sacred totem and an unsettlingly large pool of blood. With the unexpected yet welcome arrival of Walker, the sighting of three known criminals in the area, and the discovery of a young boy's lifeless body, Dan is thrust back into active duty. Once again he must rely on his own logic and Walker's wisdom and detailed knowledge of the area to solve the case while lives hang in the balance.
Author: R.J. McMillen
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
THE LIVING DEAD TERROR RISES AND ENGULFS THE WORLD! trapped on the Pinellas County Peninsula on Florida's West Coast. Some still struggle on scattered in groups, or alone, fighting, dying, loving, and hating: President Foster; Talaski, the cop; Trish, the dancer; Jacobs, the special ops soldier; Morgan Blake, janitor; Janicea, the activist; Dead-Eye Johnny, the discount store cart pusher; and many more. All of them, caught together, against the backdrop of humanity's swansong, trying to escape to a place far from the maddened crowd.
Author: Stephen A North
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publisher: Peterson Institute
"...awash under a brown tide...the relentless flow of immigrants..like waves on a beach, these human flows are remaking the face of America...." Since 1993, metaphorical language such as this has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Santa Ana argues that far from being mere figures of speech, such metaphors produce and sustain negative public perceptions of the Latino community and its place in American society, precluding the view that Latinos are vested with the same rights and privileges as other citizens. Applying the insights of cognitive metaphor theory to an extensive natural language data set drawn from hundreds of articles in the Los Angeles Times and other media, Santa Ana reveals how metaphorical language portrays Latinos as invaders, outsiders, burdens, parasites, diseases, animals, and weeds. He convincingly demonstrates that three anti-Latino referenda passed in California because of such imagery, particularly the infamous anti-immigrant measure, Proposition 187. Santa Ana illustrates how Proposition 209 organizers broadcast compelling new metaphors about racism to persuade an electorate that had previously supported affirmative action to ban it. He also shows how Proposition 227 supporters used antiquated metaphors for learning, school, and language to blame Latino children's speech—rather than gross structural inequity—for their schools' failure to educate them. Santa Ana concludes by calling for the creation of insurgent metaphors to contest oppressive U.S. public discourse about minority communities.
Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse
Author: Otto Santa Ana
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Harbord's Glossary of Navigation was for more than 100 years the leading handbook for the navigation on the seas. This is a reprint of the second edition (1874).
A Vade Mecum for Practical Navigators
Author: J. B. Harbord
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Unser Körper: Wir sprechen ständig über ihn. Er inspiriert uns zu großer Kunst, er beschäftigt die Wissenschaft, und die spannendsten Geschichten drehen sich um ihn. Er ist der Quell aller Vergnügungen. Doch erst wenn wir krank werden, wird uns das komplizierte Gebilde aus Fleisch, Knochen und Flüssigkeiten wirklich bewusst. Auf der Suche nach Kulturgeschichten vom Körper begibt sich Hugh Aldersey-Williams auf einen Streifzug durch Naturwissenschaft, Kunst, Literatur und Alltag. Das Buch des Bestsellerautors aus Großbritannien ist eine Schatzkammer überraschender Fakten und Anekdoten – über die Physiologie der Engel, elektrische Knochen und den wahren Sitz der Seele: in der Leber.
Kulturgeschichten vom menschlichen Körper
Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
"In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy said that "a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both parties, without domination or unfair advantage." US international economic policy since World War II has been based on the premise that foreign economic growth is in America's economic, as well as political and security, self-interest. The bursting of the speculative dot.com bubble, slowing US growth, and the global financial crisis and its aftermath, however, have led to radical changes in Americans' perceptions of the benefits of global trade. Many Americans believe that trade with emerging-market economies is the most important reason for US job loss, especially in manufacturing, and is detrimental to American welfare and an important source of wage inequality. Several prominent economists have reinforced these public concerns. In this study, Lawrence Edwards and Robert Z. Lawrence confront these fears through an extensive survey of the empirical literature and in depth analyses of the evidence. Their conclusions contradict several popular theories about the negative impact of US trade with developing countries. They find considerable evidence that while adjusting to foreign economic growth does present America with challenges, growth in emerging-market economies is in America's economic interest. It is hard, of course, for Americans to become used to a world in which the preponderance of economic activity is located in Asia. But one of America's great strengths is its adaptability. And if it does adapt, the American economy can be buoyed by that rising tide." -- Publisher's website.
Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States?
Author: Lawrence Edwards,Robert Z. Lawrence
Publisher: Peterson Institute
Category: Business & Economics