Hefted Farmer


Author: Susan Haywood,Barbara Crossley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904524205

Category: Farm life

Page: 134

View: 2513

This book acts as a good example of hefted work as it is written, edited and published within a hefted community. The Hefted Farmer is jointly authored by Susan Haywood and Barbara Crossley - the actual title comes from a champion of rural causes, HRH The Prince of Wales.

Animal Disease and Human Trauma

Emotional Geographies of Disaster


Author: I. Convery,M. Mort,J. Baxter,C. Bailey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230227619

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 2417

Many disasters are approached by researchers, managers and policymakers as if they have a clear beginning, middle and end. But often the experience of being in a disaster is not like this. This book offers non-linear, non-prescriptive ways of thinking about disasters and allows the people affected by disaster the chance to speak.

Mein Leben als Schäfer


Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2796

Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Inspiration in Science and Religion


Author: Michael Fuller

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443843830

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 8216

All sorts of things may be described as ‘inspired’: a mathematical theorem, a work of art, a goal at football, a short-cut home from the shops. What lies behind all these? Where does ‘inspiration’ come from? Does it derive from a source external to the person inspired, or is it the end result of sheer hard work – or is it purely serendipitous? Within the fields of science and religion, the word ‘inspiration’ might be thought to carry very different connotations. But is there a degree of overlap? If scientists and religious thinkers alike may acknowledge the power of inspiration, do we have here an important area of convergence between two important areas of human discourse which are all too often believed to be opposed to one another? These were some of the issues considered at the 2011 conference of the Science and Religion Forum, held at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor. This book presents papers from that conference, including contributions from such major thinkers as Lord Winston, Linda Woodhead and John Hedley Brooke, among other leading scientific and theological practitioners. Their wide-ranging studies – and very diverse conclusions – will be of interest to a wide readership.

British Sheep Breeds


Author: Susannah Robin Parkin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784420816

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 72

View: 4084

Sheep have been farmed in Britain for hundreds of years and more than thirty million sheep now inhabit these islands. The many breeds developed over this time have been carefully matched to their surroundings ? from the hardy, seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay to the tough hill-dwelling Swaledale and the docile Dorset Down of the lowlands. Susannah Robin Parkin here explains the main differences between the various breeds and the qualities of their appearance, temperament, meat and wool, and also outlines the history of sheep farming and the way the industry works. Illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout, this is an essential introduction and guide to the main breeds and their classification into upland, hill and lowland varieties.

Deleuze & Guattari for Architects


Author: Andrew Ballantyne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113410314X

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 1319

The work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari has been inspirational for architects and architectural theorists in recent years. It has influenced the design work of architects as diverse as Greg Lynn and David Chipperfield, and is regularly cited by avant-gardist architects and by students, but usually without being well understood. The first collaboration between Deleuze and Guattari was Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, which was taken up as a manifesto for the post-structuralist life, and was associated with the spirit of the student revolts of 1968. Their ideas promote creativity and innovation, and their work is wide-ranging, complex and endlessly stimulating. They range across politics, psychoanalysis, physics, art and literature, changing preconceptions along the way. Deleuze & Guattari for Architects is a perfect introduction for students of architecture in design studio at all levels, students of architecture pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architectural theory, academics and interested architectural practitioners.

Farm City

The Education of an Urban Farmer


Author: Novella Carpenter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101060179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3410

Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways: a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums, bars, concerts, and a twenty-four-hour convenience mart mere minutes away. Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door. She closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What started out as a few egg-laying chickens led to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Soon, some rabbits joined the fun, then two three-hundred-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer, not a zookeeper. Novella was raising these animals for dinner. Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters. Lana (anal spelled backward, she reminds us) runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly, let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. Bobby, the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm, is an invaluable neighborhood concierge. The turkeys, Harold and Maude, tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes hanging around just off the highway nearby. Every day on this strange and beautiful farm, urban meets rural in the most surprising ways. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market, Carpenter's story will capture your heart. And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers' tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.

The Cheating Classes

How Britain's Elite Abuse Their Power


Author: Sue Cameron

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authoritarianism

Page: 259

View: 3683

The cheating classes are among the most privileged members of our society. They are people with clout. Often they are wealthy - lawyers, bankers, politicians, bureaucrats. Few think of themselves as cheats. Yet rarely a day goes by without some of these influential individuals inflicting injustices, great and small, on ordinary men and women. THE CHEATING CLASSES tells the stories of eight individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by such unfairness: a pensioner is thrown into jail for failing to pay her council tax; a homeowner finds his dream house plummet in value and his business declared bankrupt all because of a planning blight; a father battles with cancer while the bank tries to repossess his house; a farmer's flock of sheep is needlessly slaughtered during the Foot and Mouth crisis, but he can get no answers. Asserting that the elite does not know better than we do, former Newsnight presenter Sue Cameron dares to challenge an antiquated and corrupt system and asks how we can retaliate against such self-interest and incompetence. Outraged and deftly argued, THE CHEATING CLASSES is a controversial and insightful probe into the true state of Britain at the start of a new millennium.

The year of the pyres

the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic


Author: Judith Cook

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing


Category: History

Page: 190

View: 6244

Early in February 2001 a young vet, examining animals at an Essex abattoir, discovered a case of foot and mouth disease. His discovery was to lead to the biggest epidemic of the disease the world has ever seen, the slaughter of nearly four million animals, the virtual closure of the countryside, major pollution of the environment from pyres and burial pits, the abolition of a whole government department, and the postponement of a General Election. The Year of The Pyres follows the story of the epidemic, and documents how mistake after mistake was made initially, thus helping the disease to spread. The policy of mass slaughter, promoted by government scientists and statisticians, has been described by many colleagues as "medieval." This book covers the cases for and against vaccination, along with many personal, and often tragic, stories. It also includes input from a variety of experts on the subject, and ends with the questions that need to be asked and suggestions as to how to ensure the tragedy never happens again.

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 1

Rockfish Gap to Grandfather Mountain


Author: William Lord

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897321181

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 2398

The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.

The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Lords official report


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 6037

Esmé - Guardian of Snowdonia


Author: Teleri Bevan

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 1847719554

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 8877

A profile of Esmé Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society. Her career began as an actress, and at 23 she married Thomas Firbank, whose bestselling book, I Bought a Mountain (1940) tells of their married life at Dyffryn, a 3,000-acre farm near Capel Curig. Their marriage ended as the Second World War began but Esmé continued to farm on her own in the rugged Snowdonia landscape and made a success of it. She remarried and became a volunteer conservationist and formed the Snowdonia National Park Society, to ensure the mountains were protected from future development.

The Islands of the Blessed


Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439160473

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7419

In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one's true calling. Or is it?

New Statesman


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Colonisation: Aftershocks


Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444745050

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 5560

Humanity is still locked in a battle for supremacy with the conquering alien invaders, the Race. The German Reich has finally been subdued and the Race believe it only to be a matter of time before the rest of the planet follows suit. However, they underestimate humanity's desire for freedom and the lengths they will go to gain it. With America and Russia holding the alien invaders off in a technological standoff, the disorganised red armies of Mao Tse-tung's revolutionaries causing havoc and the ever-increasing dependence of the Race on the addictive substance ginger, the Empire realises that the colonisation of Earth may only be achieved through its total destruction. 'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times 'Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.' USA Today


A Novel


Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0804151598

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

View: 7072

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Centennial “A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times “An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”—The Plain Dealer “Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”—The Pittsburgh Press “An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”—BusinessWeek

The Dig


Author: Cynan Jones

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847088791

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6051

Deep in rural Wales, a farmer is struggling through lambing season when he becomes aware that his land is being stalked by a badger-baiter who brings with him the stark threat of violence. Built of the interlocking fates of these two solitary men, this is a searing story of isolation and loss, from a writer of uncommon gifts.