This is a welcome answer to the public's desire to know about the environment. Without taking sides, it addresses vital questions on everything from drinking water quality to the cost of toxic controls and cleanups. The information is up-to-date and complete, and the format is designed to be accessible. A question-and-answer format is employed for clarity and compactness, and topics are covered in a rising progression of complexity.
A Guide to Understanding Pollution and Its Effects
Author: Travis P. Wagner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Tui and his cousin Jennifer are much too busy playing a video game to want to visit Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill. But then Nanny Marei tells them the mountains got giants and fortresses, just like their game! Explore Maungakiekie with Tui and Jennifer as they travel back into its history meeting the Goddess of Fire, Māori tribes, Chinese gardeners, Sir John Logan Campbell, and the tourists of today.
Author: Malcolm Paterson
Publisher: Oratia Media Ltd
Category: Auckland (N.Z.)
In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that neither is it something that just happens to "other people" such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education, or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle and upper class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas. Through true stories and years of boots-on-the-ground experience, including at the Super Bowl, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches readers everything they need to know about human trafficking in the United States and what they can do to join the fight against it. She helps concerned parents, friends, teachers, law enforcement, government officials, and other leaders understand all forms of trafficking, identify risk factors, and take practical steps to keep their loved ones and neighbors safe from predators.
Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It
Author: Nita Belles
Publisher: Baker Books
Focusing on the subtle interaction between children's well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up, the authors consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood to draw inferences from the Focused Study of Children and Neighborhoods (FSCN), a survey of three neighborhoods in Los Angeles conducted in 1998. Drawing on the Focused Study of Children and Neighborhoods, a survey of three neighborhoods in Los Angeles conducted in 1998, the authors address the subtle interaction between children's well being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up. The authors consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood. The next step in this process will be a large-scale survey of children living in 65 neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County, called the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS).
How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids' Lives
Author: Anne R. Pebley,Mary E. Vaiana
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Social Science
PowerPoint Presentation Included! The information and activities in this resource book enhance children's knowledge and awareness of the environment they encounter every day, including physical and biological characteristics. Students will find out what characteristics backyard environments have, what animals can be found there, and how to keep their surrounding environment clean. As they explore, students will discover similarities and differences between living things in their environment and those in other ecosystems. Engaging in activities that emphasize the ecology of plants and animals, students will begin to relate the structure of living things to their roles in the ecosystem.
Author: Ilene L. Follman
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
"Be ware of European Islam!" This warning I have heard so many times during my stay in the East. But the authors of this warning ignore wittingly or unwittingly the fact that one of Islam’s secrets for survival through history has been its ability to adapt to the conditions of the different peoples and territories it reached. Uniform Islam does not exist; Muslims of Arabia understand it in a way that corresponds to their conditions and mentality, so do Muslims in Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Morocco, Sub-Saharan Africa, and so on. Accordingly, Muslims living in the Western hemisphere must have the same right to understand it according to their conditions. To me, that is the universality of Islam.
Reflection on muslim contemporary issues
Author: Abbas Segujja
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
IF WE SAY THAT NEPAL HAS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS, THEN IT IS OUR DUTY, OUR RIGHT, AND INDEED, OUR JOY TO SAVE IT. THE FATE OF THE COUNTRY IS IN OUR HANDS. In Paradise in Our Backyard, Karna Sakya—conservationist, entrepreneur and patriot—relates how he set up the now iconic Kathmandu Guest House in his family’s historic house in Thamel. The hotel ushered in a new chapter in tourism in Nepal and was instrumental in establishing Thamel as the multicultural hub for tourism that it is today. He subsequently set up other hotels and lodges and played a pioneering role in introducing eco-tourism and adventure tourism in Nepal. He introduced the concept of ‘niche’ tourism in Nepal, packaging subjects of interest for discerning travellers, and was also one of the principal architects of the hugely successful ‘Visit Nepal Year’ organized by the Nepali government in 1998 which boosted tourism and gave a huge fillip to the economy. Sakya’s account of growing up in a large Newari joint family in Kathmandu, his higher education in the Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, his work with the forest department and his distinguished career as entrepreneur and hotelier makes compelling reading. Karna Sakya made an immense contribution to the social sector as well. In 1987, after losing his wife and daughter to cancer, he overcame personal grief to build Nepal’s first cancer hospital by coming up with the innovative idea of levying a one-paisa tax on every cigarette sold in the country. Paradise in Our Backyard, translated by the author from the Nepali best-seller Soch, is a lucid, engaging and honest account of a remarkable life. In a nation that is today battling pessimism and uncertainty, it makes the inspiring point that one man can make a difference, that change can be brought about by hard work and unflagging determination.
A Blueprint for Nepal
Author: Karna Sakya
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
The family from Secrets of the Garden are back in a new book about backyard science that explains why the seasons change. Alice and her friend Zack explore the reasons for the seasons. Alice's narrative is all about noticing the changes as fall turns into winter, spring, and then summer. She explains how the earth's yearlong journey around the sun, combined with the tilt in the earth's axis, makes the seasons happen. Alice's text is clear and simple, and experiential. Two very helpful—and very funny—chickens give more science details and further explanation through charts, diagrams, and sidebars. Packed with sensory details, humor, and solid science, this book makes a complicated concept completely clear for young readers—and also for the many parents who struggle to answer their kids' questions! "Several adults of my acquaintance . . . would find Secrets of the Seasons to be an eye-popping revelation." —John Lithgow, The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How did a culturally diverse world church emerge in our local neighborhoods and backyards? Rather than an accidental coincidence, diversity in our country, neighborhoods and pews was intentionally brought about through the Spirit’s prompting of historical events. The jubilee of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) reminded us how the Catholic Church opened her doors to the world, while the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 revealed how the U.S. opened her shores to migrants around the world. Through both ecclesial and legislative reforms, the U.S. became home to many ethnically diverse people and allowed for the creation of a worship space incorporating their cultural backgrounds.
How the Spirit Moved Church and Society
Author: Simon C. Kim
Publisher: Liturgical Press
When a loud noise in the night awakens two children, it starts them on a late-night adventure! At first, they think the noise is coming from inside their home, but they soon discover that it originates in their back yard. To their delight, the noise is being made by an assortment of animals that escaped from the local circus. They spend a magical night playing with these exciting creatures—eating, dancing, and singing until the sun comes up, and then returning to their beds before Mom and Dad discover that they’re missing. When they wake up a few hours later, they wonder if it was all a dream ... until they look into their back yard!
(...in our backyard)
Author: Tamey McIntosh
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A study of America's grass-roots battle to save the country's natural resources traces the history of the environmental movement and profiles such key figures as Lois Gibbs, the Love Canal crusader, and John McPhee's archdruid, David Brower. 20,000 first printing.
the people and events that shaped America's modern environmental movement
Author: Marc Mowrey,Tim Redmond
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Perfect for spring planting season--an outstanding book about backyard science the whole family will appreciate. Alice's family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and this budding naturalist reports all she sees about how the plants grow, what insects come to eat the plants, and what birds and animals come to eat the insects. It's the food chain, right in her own backyard! While Alice's narrative is simple and engaging, science concepts are presented in more depth in sidebars by a pair of very knowledgeable (and highly amusing) chickens! Noted science writer Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld knows how to layer information to make it accessible to a wide range of readers and useful for educators. And illustrator Priscilla Lamont's funny, friendly paintings make this a garden everyone will want to explore. Kids will eat up this wonderful book of backyard science—and perhaps they'll even be inspired to eat their vegetables! "A wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family’s backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. . . . this is bound to spark some backyard explorations." —Kirkus, Starred Review From the Hardcover edition.
Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Background
Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Essays analyze the policies of the United States government toward El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the other countries of Central America
Central America and the United States in the Eighties
Author: Martin Diskin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books
Category: Political Science
Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard is designed as a guidebook for Christians to better understand and engage people from other countries including immigrants, foreign exchange students, and tourists. By both region and religion, author Rajendra K. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. Between 1990 and 2000, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism–along with many other religions–grew at a record pace, due heavily to immigration and conversion. During this same period of time the number of people who call themselves Christians dropped by 9 percent. Meanwhile, 98 percent of churches experienced non-growth or declines in attendance. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Guide to Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths and Cultures
Author: Rajendra Pillai