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Farming and the food supply / by Miller, Debra A.; Mann, Michael E.,1965-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-123) and index.Ch.1. Farming and global warming: an introduction -- Ch. 2. Impact on crops from changes in temperature, precipitation, and carbon dioxide -- Ch. 3. Concerns about water, soil, and pests -- Ch. 4. Impact of global warming on livestock, dairy, and fish production -- Ch. 5. The impact of projected climate changes on U.S. and World agriculture -- Ch. 6. Global warming and food security -- Ch. 7. Farmings' impact on global warming -- Ch. 8. Mitigation and adaptation in the agricultural sector -- Ch. 9. Conclusion: the future.Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on farming and the food supply.
Subjects: Crops and climate; Plants; Climatic changes; Food supply; Global warming.;
© c2011., Greenhaven Press,
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E-books / by Miller, Debra A.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-148) and index.Are E-books better than paper books? E-books have many advantages compared to traditional books / Jason Cross and Melissa J. Perenson ; E-books have great benefits for academic and research libraries / Sue Polanka ; E-books allow authors to self-publish easily / Bethany Ramos ; Paper books are still the best way to read books / Eric Sammons ; E-books will widen the digital divide / Christopher Mims ; E-books are not greener than paper books / Sierra Club Green Home -- Should libraries buy and lend e-books? There should be a vibrant rental of e-books by libraries / Martin Taylor ; The e-book market must open to facilitate e-book usage by libraries / Tim Kambitsch ; E-book sellers should listen to the concerns of libraries / Kate Sheehan ; Both libraries and book publishers should respond creatively to the public demand for e-books / Kent Anderson ; Libraries should get out of the e-book business / Bobbi Newman ; There are good reasons for libraries not to use e-books yet / Evan Williamson ; Many libraries cannot afford e-book prices / Michael Kelley -- How should e-books be priced? E-book pricing should be decided by e-book publishers / TendersInfo News ; E-book consumers prefer Amazon's low e-book prices / Charles Cooper ; Public libraries should root for Amazon to win the e-book pricing war / PublicLibraries.com ; Publishers must price e-books higher than Amazon to cover publishing costs / Curt Matthews ; E-book publishers may lose by keeping e-book prices artificially high / Mathew Ingram ; Amazon's predatory pricing could destroy bookstores and print book publishers / Husna Haq ; The US Department of Justice e-book lawsuit will have little effect on price competition / Matthew Yglesias --What is the future for e-books? The future of writing is digital / Sam Harris ; E-books and paper books will coexist / Jan Swafford ; E-books are already creating a self-publishing revolution / Deirdre Donahue ; Five e-book trends that will change the future of publishing / Philip Ruppel ; E-books will change the textbook business / Jeffrey R. Young ; E-books may result in the end of libraries as book-lending institutions / Jonathan Rochkind.
Subjects: Electronic books.;
© c2013., Greenhaven Press,
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Awakenings [videorecording] ; The fisher king. by Marshall, Penny.drt; Williams, Robin,1951-2014.act; De Niro, Robert.act; Gilliam, Terry.drt; Bridges, Jeff,1949-act; Columbia Pictures.; Tri-Star Pictures.;
DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.Awakenings: Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro, John heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max Von Sydow. The fisher king: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl.MPAA rating: PG-13 ; R.Awakenings: Based on the true story of a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to awaken catatonic victims of a rare sleeping sickness. ; The Fisher King: A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail.Awakenings (1990, 122 min.) : Columbia Pictures ; produced by Walter E. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker ; written by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks ; directed by Penny Marhsall. -- The fisher king (1991, 138 min.) : Tristar pictures ; produced by Debra hill, lynda Obst ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese; directed by Terry Gilliam.
Subjects: Comedy films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Fiction films.; Feature films.; Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease; Epidemic encephalitis; Dopa; Friendship;
© 2008., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,
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Trailblazers, Black women who helped make America great. American firsts/American icons / by David, Gabrielle,author.; Feng, Carolina Fung,editor.;
Includes bibliography (pages 615-637) and index.Sojourner Truth -- Harriet Tubman -- Mary Church Terrell -- Rosina Corrothers Tucker -- Ella Baker -- Maida Springer Kemp -- Pauli Murray -- Dorothy I. Height -- Rosa Parks -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Clara Day -- Addie Wyatt -- Coretta Scott King -- Myrlie Evers-Williams -- Betty Shabazz -- Daine Nash -- Peggy Shepard -- Pierrette Talley -- Dorceta E. Taylor -- Dadiatou Diallo -- Michelle Alexander -- Glynda C. Carr -- Lezley McSpadden -- Leah Penniman -- Lasaia Wade -- Josephine Baker -- Katherine Dunham -- Margot Webb -- Jeni Legon -- Janet Collins -- Pearl Primus -- Mabie Lee -- Mary Hinkson -- Myers Brown -- Carmen De Lavallade -- Raven Wilkinson -- Judith Jamison -- Blondell Cummings -- Dianne McIntyre -- Virginia Johnson -- Jawole Willa Jo Zollar -- Dianne Walker -- Debra Austin -- Cynthia Olivers -- Fatima Robinson -- Dormeshia -- Camille A. Brown -- Misty Copeland -- Michaela Mabinty Deprince -- Ora Washington -- Toni Stone -- Alice Coachman -- Athea Gibson -- Wilma Rudolph -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee -- Cheryl Miller -- Violet Palmer -- Debi Thomas -- Dawn Staley -- Briana Scurry -- Sheryl Swoopes -- Ann Wolfe -- Lisa Leslie -- Dominique Dawes -- Maritza Correia McClendon -- Serena Williams -- Allyson Felix -- Ibtihaj Muhammad -- Blake Bolden -- Bianca Smith -- Erin Jackson -- Simone Biles.The past four hundred years have seen unprecedented growth in virtually every conceivable realm of life, from medicine to the arts, technology to finance. Far too often, however, when we think of the movers, shakers, and innovators behind these transformations, we picture a host of men - and white men, at that. With Trailblazers, Gabrielle David remedies that. The first anthology of black female innovators published in more than fifteen years, Trailblazers introduces us to more than one hundred and fifty American black women who have been instrumental in creating our contemporary life. We learn about activists and politicians like Fannie Lou Hamer, who in 1964 changed the Democratic National Convention forever by protesting efforts to disenfranchise black voters in her native Mississippi, and Lelia Foley, a black woman who overcame racism and poverty to become the first female African American mayor in the United States in 1973. David also introduces us to entertainers, athletes, and businesswomen - though not always in predictable ways. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter makes an appearance, for example, not for her musical career, but as a businesswoman, reminding us of her multifaceted triumphs. David brings this volume together with a clarion call for recognition of the transformative work black women have done and continue to do. She reminds us of the debt we owe to these unsung heroes--and the place black women deserve at the table.
Subjects: African American women; Women political activists; Women dancers; Women athletes;
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