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Papaya Myths

Author : Kimberly Scott
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In 1999, Jocelyn, age 26, meets the love of her life. Ten years later, he is found dead in their home. Now, in the year 2057, at the age of 84, Jocelyn sits in her old-fashioned living room, surrounded by outdated relics from the 1990s, and recounts that turbulent decade in her life to her earnest and modern young granddaughter. Jocelyn’s memoirs are humorous, heartwarming and horrifying, ranging from personal tragedies to national catastrophes. She is as candid in sharing the pain of her private agonies as she is in relating her gruesome memories of the explosive and violent race riots that nearly destroyed the country. A modern day epic, PAPAYA MYTHS glows with life and emotion. An unforgettable read.

Global Warming and Other Eco myths

Author : Ronald Bailey
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Includes essays by Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug and other noted scientists and scholars The modern environmental movement began with the publication of three seminal works, Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring, Paul Ehrlich's "The Population Bomb, and the Club of Rome's "The Limits to Growth. These books' dismal visions of a poisoned, over-populated, resource-depleted world spiraling down toward environmental collapse are today's conventional wisdom. And every year we hear about new "conclusive" reports from special interest groups claiming that our atmosphere's temperatures are soaring, our air and water are more polluted, our cities are more crowded, and our global food supply is more precarious than ever before. However, according to a number of leading scientists from around the world, members of the environmental movement are guilty of twisting--sometimes manufacturing--the facts in an effort to frighten people into joining their cause. In this eye-opening book, some of the most respected researchers in the country explode the myths behind much of the doom and gloom of today's environmental movement. You will discover how the hysteria about global warming, overpopulation, mass extinctions, imminent famines, biotechnology, energy shortages, and more are grounded not in reason but in false science and a fear of progress. When placed beside the overwhelming facts, some of the most pervasive eco-myths crumble, including: Myth: Antarctica is melting due to global warming--threatening to raise ocean levels Fact: Antarctica has been cooling--and its glaciers thickening--for the past 30 years Myth: The global population is growing faster than our ability toproduce food Fact: Global fertility rates are falling dramatically, and with advanced technology, farmers are producing more food using fewer resources than ever before Myth: Solar- and wind-powered generators are a renewable, efficient, and less intrusive alternative to gas-, oil-, and coal-burning generators Fact: Global fossil fuel supplies are in no near-term danger of being depleted, and a single 555-megawatt natural gas power plant produces more electricity than 13,000 windmills Myth: Modern pesticides and fertilizers are increasing the rates of cancer in humans Fact: No study has ever shown that anyone has developed cancer from the legal application of pesticides, and environmental pollution accounts for at most 2 percent of all cancer cases versus 30 percent caused by tobacco use And many more Ultimately, this book shows that uniting much of the environmental movement is an agenda that is not so much anti-pollution as it is anti-human. "Global Warming and Other Eco-Myths lays out the "true state of the planet, which, as you'll discover, is more healthy, vibrant, and clean than ideologically motivated environmentalists want you to believe.

GMO Myths and Truths

Author : Claire Robinson
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It is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors’ 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world’s current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way.

Pawpaws

Author : Blake Cothron
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Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business Pawpaws is the first in-depth guide to small-scale commercial cultivation of pawpaws. Also known as Indiana bananas or hipster bananas, this almost forgotten fruit, native to North America, is making a huge comeback with foodies, chefs, craft brewers, and discerning fruit-lovers. Written by, and for, the organic grower, coverage includes: Botany and the cultural history of pawpaws Orchard siting and planning Choosing the best-quality nursery trees Descriptions of over 50 cultivars Propagation and organic growing tips Pests and disease management Marketing and selling fresh pawpaws, seeds, and starts Processing and producing value-added products. Get ahead of the farming curve, diversify your orchard or food forest, and discover the commercial potential of America's almost forgotten native fruit with this comprehensive manual to small-scale commercial pawpaw production.

Keeper of Myths

Author : Jasmine Richards
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Magic and myth collide in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy, a sequel to the adventure Booklist said will make readers “clamor for more, especially those who loved Rick Riordan’s Norse-themed The Sword of Summer.” Ever since Buzz and his friend Mary returned from their quest to save the Runes of Valhalla, Buzz has been wishing something more exciting would happen in his sleepy town of Crowmarsh. Buzz’s wish is about to come true. Strange people are arriving in Crowmarsh, and it turns out that these visitors aren’t people at all—they’re mythological gods! They’ve come to kidnap Buzz’s best friend, Sam, whose newfound power makes him the key to granting the wishes of the gods. When the gods kidnap Sam, Buzz and Mary must set off on a dangerous adventure to find a mysterious being known as the Keeper of the Myths. Only the Keeper is strong enough to help them save Sam, unlock their own powers, and banish the gods back to their realms—before it’s too late.

Cranial Anatomy of the Archaeolemurinae Lemuroidea Primates

Author : Ian Tattersall
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On the Bus

Author : Kimberly Scott
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It is 1975. Boston is mired in the chaos of court-ordered forced busing. On the Bus is an intimate look into the struggles and the courage of the people who lived through this explosive era in civil rights history.

Your Miracle in Making

Author : Asmin
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ÔA Safe Pregnancy and Genius Child does not just HappenÕ but is a collective effort of conscious, well informed, actively involved parents and their medical service providers. Pregnancy is the most enjoyable phase in the life of a woman. A lot of preparations are to be done for the new arrival. Correct scientific information in concise, easy to understand and utilisable format empowers pregnant women by gaining the knowledge on physical and emotional changes, common symptoms and remedies, ideal nutrition, child development, proper ante and postnatal care and child birth. The book is an extract of latest science ÔGarbh SanskarÕ with its modern relevance. ÔYour Miracle in MakingÕ, published in four languagesÑEnglish, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi, is a book very meticulously prepared for the Ôto be parentsÕ. This book on pregnancy would tell a couple everything they need to know about the most important event of their life.

Index to Fairy Tales 1978 1986 Including Folklore Legends and Myths in Collections

Author : Mary Huse Eastman
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Tales contained in story collections are listed under author and title entries as well as subject headings

Produce News

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Philippines

Author : Jim Richardson
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Myths and Folktales from Around the World

Author : Terri Hardin
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The Discovery of America Other Myths

Author : Thomas Christensen
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Did the arrival of Europeans five centuries ago bring the benefits of western civilization to a new World of barbarians or did it bring death, slavery, and terror to long-established cultures? This controversial anthology brings together historical texts and contemporary fiction and essays that re-explore the conquest of the Americas and reveal issues that are still burning in the literature and imagination of the hemisphere.

Renewal Myths and Rites of the Primitive Hunters and Planters

Author : Joseph Campbell
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Myths and Beliefs on Creation of Universe Among the Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

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Zoological Mythology Or the Legends of Animals

Author : Angelo De Gubernatis
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Future Bioethics

Author : Ronald Alan Lindsay
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few areas of public policy have been fraught with as much controversy as bioethics. Each novel development in biomedical technology seems to spark rancorous disputes. Those averse to new technologies often express the concern that the new technology is 'unnatural' or requires us to 'play God'. Slogans such as 'Frankenfoods' and 'sanctity of life' substitute for reasoned argument. This is an ambitious book that seeks to reframe the debates surrounding current controversies in bioethics. Carefully examining and dissecting claims made by many policy-makers and ethicists on topics such as assistance in dying, genetic engineering, and embryonic stem cell research, bioethicist Ronald A Lindsay shows that all too often these claims are based on instinctive reactions, beliefs that lack factual support, and religious or ideological dogma. After describing in detail the proper way to approach and resolve a dispute in bioethics, Lindsay proceeds to analyse several different cutting-edge issues. Through his insightful analysis, Lindsay demonstrates how to achieve pragmatic, progressive solutions to these controversies. An antidote for misguided thinking, "Future Bioethics" illuminates the way forward to bioethics policies appropriate for the 21st century.

Transactions of the Session of the American Institute of Homoeopathy

Author : American Institute of Homeopathy
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The Divine Versus the Asurian

Author : Michael York
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This is a major multidisciplinary study of cult and myth, which embraces archaeology, comparative linguistics and mythology as well as sociological analysis. The Divine Versus the Asurian forms an innovatively complete view of the European past and the subsequent dichotomy that occurred. To the many scholars studying cult and myth, York presents a viable hypothesis in an area of great scholarly dispute. This book serves to sharpen the impetus to investigate European origins and to widen our intellectual horizons.

Historical Atlas of World Mythology

Author : Joseph Campbell
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