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The End of Plenty The Race to Feed a Crowded World

Author : Joel K. Bourne
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“An urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject.”—Hampton Sides In The End of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. puts our fight against devastating world hunger in dramatic perspective. He travels the globe to introduce a new generation of farmers and scientists on the front lines of the next green revolution. He visits corporate farmers trying to restore Ukraine as Europe's breadbasket, a Canadian aquaculturist, the agronomist behind the world's largest organic sugarcane plantation, and many other extraordinary farmers, large and small, who are racing to stave off catastrophe as climate change disrupts food production worldwide. A Financial Times Best Book of the Year and a Finalist for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

A Politic Theatre The Drama of David Hare

Author : Scott Fraser
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This analysis of twenty published texts by David Hare employs definitions from contemporary semiotic literary theory as a means of describing typologies of political drama. By tracing the incorporation of stylistic devices from agitational propaganda (caricature, self-referentiality, the frisson between oral and visual signification) throughout the typologies, the study illustrates how each text subverts audience expectation based on established dramatic genres. The collection of texts is seen as inherently self-referential and politically subversive. At the centre of each typology is a protagonist who functions as a martyr to or parodic emblem of contemporary society. Consistently, the hermeticism of public institutions which represent the political status quo makes them immune from any form of individual protest from the Left or Right. In the satirical anatomy, the emblem of political dissent is coopted by involvement within the institution, or the stage is dominated by a conservative who controls the action. In the demythology, private individuals are seen as incapable of altering the public frame of history; but here private suffering subverts the collective mythology of the historical construct. In the martyrology, the emblem of dissent is associated with a moral virtue which is inimical to contemporary society, the audience's expectation of the triumph of the individual being subverted when he/she is expelled from the onstage world on the grounds of political ideology. It is only in the final typology, the conversion, that a conservative emblem is seen as directly influenced by such martyrdom, and the audience is provided with an actual example of political change. Thus, the study describes how each typology builds on the construction of the previous, and all generate from agitational propaganda.

The End of Chidyerano

Author : Elias Coutinho Mandala
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Challenges the status quo of modern studies of food systems by analyzing the dynamics of supply and demand, famine, and the history of food in one African region and placing the object of his focus within the larger framework of international food studies.


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The Gardner

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Plenty coups Chief of the Crows

Author : Plenty Coups (Chief of the Crows)
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Principally an autobiographical account told to F.B. Linderman.

The End of the Line

Author : Jane Underwood
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Anna Jefferson travels from her home in London to a small town in America and a place called Bear Ranch. Her plan is to enjoy a relaxing vacation, and learn how to ride. Stretching her legs after the long flight, she walks down to the nearby creek and comes across a local rancher resting his horse. Despite initial hesitation, Anna enters into conversation, and finds an unexpected rapport with the stranger. As their paths continue to cross, Anna starts to feel a connection, and is even more surprised that the interest seems to run both ways. It wasn’t something she expected; but in this case opposites attract and Anna finds herself careering into a reckless romance. She’s not too concerned. She’ll be headed home in three weeks, so what harm is a little fun? What started out as fun, however, turns complicated when ex-girlfriends, jealousy, awkward family dynamics and feelings get in the way. Can three weeks change a life? When it gets to the end of the line, what decision will Anna make?

The Gentleman s Magazine

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American Fork

Author : George B. Handley
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Zacharias Harker is a brilliant botanist and an aging recluse. Haunted by his mistakes and living without his wife and daughter for the past twenty years, he hatches the idea to write his magnum opus, a book on the implications of climate change for humanity focused on the wildflowers of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Just prior to the tragedy of 9/11, he hires a young artist, Alba, to paint flowers for the book. Over the course of their unlikely friendship, Harker convinces Alba to return to Chile to learn the story of her father's disappearance under Pinochet. Alba's discovery of her family history and her experience listening to the stories of Chileans who have resisted a government ruled by fear inspire her return to Utah with renewed purpose. As America grows more distrusting of immigration and diversity, Alba commits her art to the protection of the environment and to a more inclusive meaning of family and belonging, while she and her husband, John, strive to learn Harker's hidden past and include him in their lives before it is too late. Rooted in the Mormon heritage of Utah but hemispheric in its reach, American Fork is a story of restoration and healing in the wake of loss and betrayal.

The Last Ride

Author : J.R. Roberts
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ONE WAY TICKET What's worse than baby-sitting a venomous, hell-born serial murderer is having two of the deranged killers to guard. Clint's latest assignment is escorting David Trask and John Redwater to another jail in Tombstone—where they're to pay the price for their cold-blooded crimes. But even that dark prospect and the shackles on their wrists don't stop them from stirring up trouble on the train. The Gunsmith is going to have to show them that he won't be taken for a ride—and make sure that this one is their last...