Dark at the Roots

Dark at the Roots
Author : Sarah Thyre
Publisher : Catapult
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2008-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781619020276
ISBN 13 : 1619020270
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark at the Roots Book Description:

As a middle child raised middle class and stuck out in the middle of Louisiana, hilarious writer and actress Sarah Thyre often found her in–between existence far less than desirable. Even from a young age, Sarah found ways of shirking her own hated identity — whether by stealing someone else's or lying about her own. She changed her name, claimed to be a great outdoorsman, and solicited donations for her favorite charity — which turned out to be, in fact, her. In addition, Sarah lived through the violent struggles between her parents and their often troubled finances, and the stories with which she emerged populate this charming memoir.

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism
Author : Korstanje, Maximiliano
Publisher : IGI Global
Total Pages : 262
Release : 2017-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9781522527510
ISBN 13 : 1522527516
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism Book Description:

Mankind has been fascinated with and drawn to the macabre for many years. This is particularly evident in the growing popularity of dark tourism, which centers on locations known for death and suffering. Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research in which the rise of new technology platforms is not only changing tourism worldwide, but also facilitating the access to areas of war, mourning, and disaster. Including coverage on a number of topics such as sexual tourism, disaster recovery, and capitalism, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on concepts and methodologies of the dark tourism industry.

Torn at the Roots

Torn at the Roots
Author : Michael E. Staub
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2004-05-06
ISBN 10 : 9780231123754
ISBN 13 : 0231123752
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Torn at the Roots Book Description:

Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Reading the Roots

Reading the Roots
Author : Michael P. Branch
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Total Pages : 408
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0820325481
ISBN 13 : 9780820325484
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Roots Book Description:

Reading the Roots is an unprecedented anthology of outstanding early writings about American nature--a rich, influential, yet critically underappreciated body of work. Rather than begin with Henry David Thoreau, who is often identified as the progenitor of American nature writing, editor Michael P. Branch instead surveys the long tradition that prefigures and anticipates Thoreau and his literary descendants. The selections in Reading the Roots describe a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and natural phenomena, and their authors represent many different nationalities, cultural affiliations, religious views, and ideological perspectives. The writings gathered here also range widely in terms of subject, rhetorical form, and disciplinary approach--from promotional tracts and European narratives of contact with Native Americans to examples of scientific theology and romantic nature writing. The volume also includes a critical introduction discussing the cultural, scientific, and literary value of early American nature writing; headnotes that contextualize all authors and selections; and a substantial bibliography of primary and secondary sources in the field. Reading the Roots at last makes early American landscapes--and a range of literary responses to them--accessible to scholars, students, and general readers.

The Roots of the Mountains

The Roots of the Mountains
Author : William Morris
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Total Pages : 411
Release : 1901
ISBN 10 : 9781465536228
ISBN 13 : 1465536221
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of the Mountains Book Description:

Striking at the Roots A Practical Guide to Animal Activism

Striking at the Roots  A Practical Guide to Animal Activism
Author : Mark Hawthorne
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9781785358838
ISBN 13 : 1785358839
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Striking at the Roots A Practical Guide to Animal Activism Book Description:

A major revision of animal rights bible Striking at the Roots, referencing changes from the last 10 years including the rise of social media, which is now a key part of any campaign. The book brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animal rights. Activists from around the globe explain why their models of activism have been successful - and how you can become involved. Concise and full of practical examples and resources, this manual for success demonstrates how many of the world's most engaged activists effectively speak to the public, lobby policymakers, and deal with law enforcement - all while keeping their eyes on the prize of achieving victories for animals. This book will empower you to make the most of your skills. From simple leafleting to taking direct action, each chapter clearly explains where to begin, what to expect, and how to ensure your message is heard.

The Roots of Southern Writing

The Roots of Southern Writing
Author : C. Hugh Holman
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Total Pages : 252
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9780820333595
ISBN 13 : 082033359X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of Southern Writing Book Description:

At the heart of the southern riddle you will find a union of opposites, a condition of instability, a paradox. Calm grace and raw hatred. Polished manners and violence. An intense individualism and intense group pressures toward conformity. A reverence to the point of idolatry of self-determining action and a caste and class structure presupposing an aristocratic hierarchy. A passion for political action and a willingness to surrender to the enslavement of demagogues. A love of the nation intense enough to make the South's fighting men notorious in our wars and the advocacy of interposition and of the public defiance of national law. A region breeding both Thomas Jefferson and John C. Calhoun. If these contradictions are to be brought in focus, if these ambiguities are to be resolved, it must be through the 'reconciliation of opposites.' And the reconciliation of opposites, as Coleridge has told us, is the function of the poet. So begins the first of these seventeen penetrating essays drawn from long and fruitful reflection of southern life and art by C. Hugh Holman. Professor Holman maintains that there is a congeries of characteristics identifiably present in much southern writing, and he astutely defines them in this collection. William Gilmore Simms, Ellen Glasgow, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor are treated at length. Among the other authors considered in terms of their roles in the making of the southern mind are James Branch Cabell, T.S. Stribling, Erskine Caldwell, and Robert Penn Warren. The essays strike a fine balance between general overview and specific analysis, and they are so arranged as to make a unified study which forms a significant chapter in the intellectual history of the South. Professor Holman asserts that "out of the cauldron of the South's experience, the southern writer has fashioned tragic grandeur and given it as a gift to his fellow Americans. It is possible that no other southern accomplishment will equal it in enduring importance. As urbanization and industrialism conspire to write an 'Epitaph for Dixie,' its greatest contribution to mankind may well be the lesson of its history and the drama of its suffering." In these superb essays the author makes a convincing argument for that position.

The Roots of the Mountains 1890

The Roots of the Mountains  1890
Author : William Morris
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 572
Release : 2016-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9781473367241
ISBN 13 : 1473367247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of the Mountains 1890 Book Description:

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Structure and Function of Roots

Structure and Function of Roots
Author : F. Baluska
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 354
Release : 1995-04-30
ISBN 10 : 0792328329
ISBN 13 : 9780792328322
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Function of Roots Book Description:

In 1971, the late Dr. J. Kolek of the Institute of Botany, Bratislava, organized the first International Symposium devoted exclusively to plant roots. At that time, perhaps only a few of the participants, gathered together in Tatranska Lomnica, sensed that a new era of root meetings was beginning. Nevertheless, it is now clear that Dr. Kolek's action, undertaken with his characteristic enormous enthusiasm, was rather pioneering, for it started a series a similar meetings. Moreover, what was rather exceptional at the time was the fact that the meeting was devoted to the functioning of just a single organ, the root. One possible reason for the unexpected success of the original, perhaps naive, idea of a Root Symposium might lie with the fact that plant roots have always been extremely popular as experimental material for cytologists, biochemists and physiologists whishing to probe processes as diverse as cell division and solute transport. Of course, the connection of roots with the rest of the plant is not forgotten either. This wide variety of disciplines is now coupled with the development of increasingly sophisticated experimental techniques to study some of these old problems. These factors undoubtedly contribute to the necessity of continuing the tradition of the root symposia. The common theme of root function gives, in addition, a certain unity to all these diverse activities.

The Yorkshire Terrier A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic

The Yorkshire Terrier  A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic
Author : S. Jessop
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 52
Release : 2013-04-16
ISBN 10 : 9781447492139
ISBN 13 : 1447492137
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yorkshire Terrier A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic Book Description:

THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER BY S. JESSOP A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1920, this extremely rare early work on the Yorkshire Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a highly respected breeder of the day. The book's 52 pages cover all aspects of the Yorkshire Terrier. Beginning with the origin of the breed, it moves on to discuss buying, breeding, feeding and showing amongst many other topics. The author pays particular attention to the "Cultivation of the Coat". There is a "Standard description of the correct appearance and scale of points" and a number of excellent photos of famous dogs of the day. This is a fascinating read for any Yorkshire Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Chapters Include: I. THE ORIGIN OF THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER II. HINTS TO BEGINNERS, WITH FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER III. CULTIVATION OF THE COAT IV. MANAGEMENT: REARING EXERCISING FEEDING BEDDING V. EXHIBITING VI. YORKSHIRE TERRIER CLUBS LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: HUDDERSFIELD BEN MR AND MRS HARDMAN WITH A FEW OF THEIR FAVOURITES AND TROPHIES ROWLEY THE GRAND DUKE OVERDALE MARQUIS CH. QUEEN OF THE FANCY