In Our Backyard

A Guide to Understanding Pollution and Its Effects

Author: Travis P. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285694

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6240

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.

The Castle in our Backyard

Author: Malcolm Paterson

Publisher: Oratia Media Ltd

ISBN: 1877514055

Category: Auckland (N.Z.)

Page: 32

View: 8338

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.

In Our Backyard

Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It

Author: Nita Belles

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441248587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8367

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.

In Our Backyard

How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids' Lives

Author: Anne R. Pebley,Mary E. Vaiana

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833033867

Category: Social Science

Page: 44

View: 7299

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).

Life in Our Backyard (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Ilene L. Follman

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429117079


Page: 32

View: 3438

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.

Weed in our backyard

Reflection on muslim contemporary issues

Author: Abbas Segujja

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8771707387

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 9129

"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.

Paradise in Our Backyard

A Blueprint for Nepal

Author: Karna Sakya

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9352140974

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 248

View: 324

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.

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard

Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307982408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6140

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.

The Tunnel in Our Backyard

Author: Malcolm Paterson

Publisher: Oratia Books

ISBN: 9780947506049


Page: 32

View: 6067

The Tunnel in our Backyard brings to life for children the history of Auckland around the big Waterview tunnel project in a blend of English and Māori. What the kids learn on a car trip from Te Atatū about Matariki and the new tunnel leads on to a big discovery once they reach Ōwairaka (Mount Albert) that old tunnels also run under here and are part of some great stories!

A World Church in Our Backyard

How the Spirit Moved Church and Society

Author: Simon C. Kim

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814687776

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 9207

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.

I Heard a Noise

( our backyard)

Author: Tamey McIntosh

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525527835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 6879

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!

Not in our backyard

the people and events that shaped America's modern environmental movement

Author: Marc Mowrey,Tim Redmond

Publisher: William Morrow & Co


Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 2096

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.

Secrets of the Garden

Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Background

Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987304

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6365

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.

Trouble in Our Backyard

Central America and the United States in the Eighties

Author: Martin Diskin

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 3268

Essays analyze the policies of the United States government toward El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the other countries of Central America

Buffalo in Our Backyard

Author: Jean Cummings

Publisher: N.A


Category: American bison

Page: 259

View: 6310

This is a true story of a family who learned how to care for a buffalo herd. The author, Jean Cummings, her husband--a newly trained surgeon--& their children settled in Stanwood, a village tucked into the wild forests of central Michigan. It was not the life Mrs. Cummings had expected. When her husband announced he was going to raise buffalo she didn't take him seriously, but in the spring of 1964 the arrival of thirteen buffalo changed their lives. Her husband was known as The Buffalo Doctor. You'll find out all about it in this charming account--Kahtanka crowned herd bull; the donkey who thought he was a buffalo; first calves & buffalo baby announcements; a sexy cow named Mable; a bath for a buffalo; an exotic dancer in a buffalo-fur bikini for a buffalo-fur fashion show. There are herds of facts & information about buffalo history, the killing off of the great herds & anything else you could possibly want to know about this monstrous but lovable animal

Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard

A Guide to Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths and Cultures

Author: Rajendra Pillai

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307552860

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1599

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.