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Down to Earth

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In 1992, world leaders adopted Agenda 21, the work program of the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. This landmark event provided a political foundation and action items to facilitate the global transition toward sustainable development. The international community marked the tenth anniversary of this conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2002. Down to Earth, a component of the U.S. State Department's "Geographic Information for Sustainable Development" project for the World Summit, focuses on sub-Saharan Africa with examples drawn from case-study regions where the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies have broad experience. Although African countries are the geographic focus of the study, the report has broader applicability. Down to Earth summarizes the importance and applicability of geographic data for sustainable development and draws on experiences in African countries to examine how future sources and applications of geographic data could provide reliable support to decision-makers as they work towards sustainable development. The committee emphasizes the potential of new technologies, such as satellite remote-sensing systems and geographic information systems, that have revolutionized data collection and analysis over the last decade.

Down to Earth

Author : Rhonda Hetzel
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I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom. Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.

Down to Earth Sociology

Author : James M. Henslin
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A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection complemented by correlating charts that list key introductory textbooks. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Down to Earth Sociology 14th Edition

Author : James M. Henslin
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A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Down to Earth

Author : Lauren Liess
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An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess’s Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess’s critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess’s latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess’s down-to-earth style are evident throughout.

Down to Earth

Author : David Faure
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The contributors argue that local society in the Delta was integrated into the Chinese state through a series of changes that involved constant redefinition of lineages, territories, and ethnic identities. The emergence of lineages in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the deployment of deities in local alliances, and the shrewd use of ethnic labels provided terms for a discourse that reified the criteria for membership in Chinese local society. The ideology produced by these developments continued to serve as the norm for the legitimation of power in local society through the Republican period

Down to Earth

Author : Callie Sparks
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Is there no such thing as a match made in Heaven? Cicily and Caden are made for each other. Even if they're the only ones who know it. Caden is busy in the City, working on building his family's investment business, while Cicily is now off at her first semester at college in New Jersey. Nobody seems to think they stand a chance. So when thrill-seeking Cicily gets involved with a group of college students who live every day like it's their last, while Caden is saddled with the responsibilities and work that comes with owning a successful business, they both start to have their doubts. They fell in love in Hot Water, but can that love survive when the two of them are living in completely different worlds? Safe and boring or wild and exciting...can love survive when Caden and Cicily come crashing Down to Earth? Down to Earth is a sequel to Callie Sparks' first hot office romance, Hot Water. While it is not necessary to read one to enjoy the other, it certainly helps! Recommended for ages 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

Down to Earth

Author : Michael Rice
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"My name is Mona Tempus. People of your world know me as Mother Nature." So begins the funny, fanciful, and often times frightening dialogue between a strange, beautiful woman and a skeptical, bewildered man. What evolves is a chronicle of the environmental devastation that has befallen our planet. Mother Nature (Mona), with help from her crew-an unforgettable cast of characters-relates her insights into the dangers we face in the forms of rainforest destruction, air and water pollution, land degradation, global warming, species extinction, and over-population. Blending the latest scientific findings with a history of the Earth's evolution from the Big Bang to the present day, and drawing on such other disciplines as sociology, anthropology, and religion, Mona offers her unique perspective on how we landed in this predicament. Reminding us that we can't rely on Governments or Big Business to save us, she issues a call to action for the peoples of Earth to rescue their planet...and gives us a ray of hope in the myriad of solutions she proposes. This original, compelling book is a must-read for anyone who cares about preserving Mother Earth both for their own and for future generations.

Down to Earth

Author : Mansoor Ali
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This book presents the findings of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project. It has been written for policy-makers and professional staff of urban government, development agencies and non-government organizations in low-income countries. The book aims to help improve the poor practices of municipal solid waste management that prevail in many low-income countries - a subject that has received comparatively little attention to other aspects of infrastructure such as water supply and transport. It is a complex subject embracing waste collection, transfer, haulage and disposal and its impacts are wide, including for example, effects on environmental health, municipal finance and management, waste reuse, and informal sector employment.

Down to Earth

Author : Lisa Parks
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Down to Earth presents the first comprehensive overview of the geopolitical maneuvers, financial investments, technological innovations, and ideological struggles that take place behind the scenes of the satellite industry. Satellite projects that have not received extensive coverage—microsatellites in China, WorldSpace in South Africa, SiriusXM, the failures of USA 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium—are explored. This collection takes readers on a voyage through a truly global industry, from the sites where satellites are launched to the corporate clean rooms where they are designed, and along the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a practical introduction to the mechanics of the satellite industry, a history of how its practices and technologies have evolved, and a sophisticated theoretical analysis of satellite cultures, Down to Earth opens up a new space for global media studies.

Down to Earth

Author : Margot Rochester
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Down to Earth is a book that speaks to the soul of the passionate gardener of any experience level, exploring and detailing all the pleasures that gardeners enjoy from this hobby. Rochester encourages readers to garden for self-gratification. No hoeing, no tilling, no turning of piles. No chemical insecticides or herbicides, either. The author's goal is to encourage and enable gardeners to simplify tasks, saving time and money, while making their gardens their own. Rochester's refreshing musings and advice invite the reader to take a break, pour a cup of tea, and forge a fine and friendly relationship with a kindred spirit of gardening.

Down to Earth

Author : Melissa Stewart
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Introduces the components of soil, patterns of change, and erosion.

Down to Earth Why We re Really Here and Why It Matters

Author : David McDonald
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McDonald reintroduces Jesus Christ, the Incarnation. The Incarnation is not just doctrine or an intellectual exercise; it is earthy and it raises the train wreck of humanity to its full dignity and potential.

Down to Earth

Author : Ted Steinberg
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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of modern-day consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, the author reminds readers that many critical episodes in our history were, in fact, environmental events. He highlights the ways in which we have attempted to reshape and control nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities. The text is ideal for courses in environmental history, environmental studies, urban studies, economic history, and American history. Passionately argued and thought-provoking, Down to Earth retells our nation's history with nature in the foreground--a perspective that will challenge our view of everything from Jamestown to Disney World.

Down to Earth Spirituality

Author : Al Fritsch
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Down to Earth Spirituality is a journey from heart to heart, from our heart as healers to the heart of the Earth. Through word, photo, and reflection, Down to Earth challenges us to change our way of life, to learn about here (our bioregion) and now (our crisis ridden times).

Down to Earth

Author : Michael Ernest Sweet, Editor
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Down to Earth with astronaut Roberta Bondar and environmentalist Justin Trudeau is a poignant student-written anthology of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama in response to global warming and environmental destruction. Down to Earth is a publication of the award-winning Learning for a Cause project at Lester B. Pearson High School and is edited by Teachers Wall of Fame inductee Michael E. Sweet.

Down to Earth

Author : Luc J. Christiaensen
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This book contributes to the debate about the role of agriculture in poverty reduction by addressing three sets of questions: Does investing in agriculture enhance/harm overall economic growth, and if so, under what conditions? Do poor people tend to participate more/less in growth in agriculture than in growth in other sectors, and if so, when? If a focus on agriculture would tend to yield larger participation by the poor, but slower overall growth, which strategy would tend to have the largest payoff in terms of poverty reduction, and under which conditions?

Down To Earth

Author : Nikki Tate
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Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.

Archaeology Down to Earth

Author : Robert L. Kelly
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This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names -- David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming. Their well-chosen examples show how archaeologists have worked through actual problems in the field and in the lab. After using this book, readers will be better able to ask questions, solve problems, and discern truth from fiction. They will learn about the nature of archaeological data and how archaeologists do such things as archaeological survey and excavation. They also will develop their sense of scientific logic and gain a better understanding of career opportunities available to archaeologists. This edition's enhanced full-color design improves the visual presentation and enables users to more clearly see the key points of an image. A rich array of supplemental resources includes a new companion website, as well as the option to use the Doing Fieldwork: Archaeological Demonstrations CD-ROM, Version 2.0, also developed by the authors. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Down to Earth Angels

Author : Donna Allen
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I consider it an honor and a joy and undertake this task with the utmost honesty and humility. Angels are magnificent, loving beings who want the best for us. Each and every one of us has an angel . In Down-to-Earth Angels, author Donna Allen shares the amazing story of how she came to meet and communicate with her angel, Marc. To her astonishment, Allen learned that she had access to the entire angelic realm and was guided to write "angel letters" for friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, health-care professionals, and individuals she'd never met. Each letter is a unique expression of love, support, and guidance, and each contains an angelic message specifically intended for the recipient. Share in Allen's continuing spiritual journey, and read the angel letters channeled through her. Come to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that angels do exist and want all of us to know of their tremendous love, power, and longing to be of service. The veil between our world and the angelic realm becomes thinner with each passing day. Together, we can co-create heaven on earth!