Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 55
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0140322426
ISBN 13: 9780140322422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Review:

A biography of the marine biologist and author whose writings stressed the interrelation of all living things and the dependence of human welfare on natural processes

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Scott Gillam
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-08
ISBN 10: 9781616135119
ISBN 13: 1616135115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Review:

Presents the life and accomplishments of the biologist whose work and advocacy, including her book "Silent Spring," pioneered the environmental movement.


Author: Cecil Lewis
Publsiher: New York, W. Morrow
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1944
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4091172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frightful s Mountain

Frightful s Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780756908539
ISBN 13: 0756908531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frightful s Mountain Book Review:

Frightful the Falcon tells her own story since leaving her partner, Sam Gribley. With no idea how to migrate, mate, or be a mother, will Frightful beat the odds of famine, winter, and human destruction?

The Sea Around Us

The Sea Around Us
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Librorium Editions
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 3967243443
ISBN 13: 9783967243444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Around Us Book Review:

The Sea Around Us reveals the science and poetry of the sea while ranging from its primeval beginnings to the latest scientific probings. Often described as poetic, it is Carsons second published book and the one that launched her into the public eye and a second career as a writer and conservationist. The book was awarded both the 1952 National Book Award for Nonfiction and a Burroughs Medal in nature writing.

Configuring the Networked Self

Configuring the Networked Self
Author: Julie E. Cohen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0300125437
ISBN 13: 9780300125436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Configuring the Networked Self Book Review:

The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie E. Cohen in this original analysis of information law and policy. Flows of cultural and technical information are overly restricted, while flows of personal information often are not restricted at all. The author investigates the institutional forces shaping the emerging information society and the contradictions between those forces and the ways that people use information and information technologies in their everyday lives. She then proposes legal principles to ensure that people have ample room for cultural and material participation as well as greater control over the boundary conditions that govern flows of information to, from, and about them.

The Edge of the Sea

The Edge of the Sea
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 9781786899149
ISBN 13: 1786899140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of the Sea Book Review:

In The Edge of the Sea Rachel Carson introduces us to the 'strange and beautiful place' where the sea meets the land. She explores a tide pool, an inaccessible cave, and watches a lone crab on the shore at midnight. From these, and other, encounters she offers us not just a scientifically accurate study of the ecology of the seashore, but also a hauntingly beautiful account of the fragile balance of life found at the edge of the sea.The Edge of the Sea, like all her writing, sounds a prophetic alarm for the damage mankind is doing to the natural world, but also offers us inspiration: here is beauty, here is something worth saving.

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation
Author: Eric Schlosser
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0547750331
ISBN 13: 9780547750330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Food Nation Book Review:

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

On a Farther Shore

On a Farther Shore
Author: William Souder
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307462218
ISBN 13: 9780307462213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On a Farther Shore Book Review:

Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management
Author: John Fraser,Betty Simkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2010-01-07
ISBN 10: 0470499087
ISBN 13: 9780470499085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enterprise Risk Management Book Review:

Essential insights on the various aspects of enterprise risk management If you want to understand enterprise risk management from some of the leading academics and practitioners of this exciting new methodology, Enterprise Risk Management is the book for you. Through in-depth insights into what practitioners of this evolving business practice are actually doing as well as anticipating what needs to be taught on the topic, John Fraser and Betty Simkins have sought out the leading experts in this field to clearly explain what enterprise risk management is and how you can teach, learn, and implement these leading practices within the context of your business activities. In this book, the authors take a broad view of ERM, or what is called a holistic approach to ERM. Enterprise Risk Management introduces you to the wide range of concepts and techniques for managing risk in a holistic way that correctly identifies risks and prioritizes the appropriate responses. This invaluable guide offers a broad overview of the different types of techniques: the role of the board, risk tolerances, risk profiles, risk workshops, and allocation of resources, while focusing on the principles that determine business success. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to enterprise risk management as it relates to credit, market, and operational risk, as well as the evolving requirements of the rating agencies and their importance to the overall risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, Enterprise Risk Management offers a wealth of knowledge on the drivers, the techniques, the benefits, as well as the pitfalls to avoid, in successfully implementing enterprise risk management. Discusses the history of risk management and more recently developed enterprise risk management practices and how you can prudently implement these techniques within the context of your underlying business activities Provides coverage of topics such as the role of the chief risk officer, the use of anonymous voting technology, and risk indicators and their role in risk management Explores the culture and practices of enterprise risk management without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding the more conventional approaches to financial risk management This informative guide will help you unlock the incredible potential of enterprise risk management, which has been described as a proxy for good management.

Reading Wonders Grade 5 Your Turn Practice Book

Reading Wonders  Grade 5  Your Turn Practice Book
Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780021192243
ISBN 13: 0021192243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Wonders Grade 5 Your Turn Practice Book Book Review:

Your students will engage in their first guided practice with fresh reading selections every week! Students can directly interact with text in this fun take-home book by underlining, circling, and highlighting text to support answers with text evidence.

Beyond Silent Spring

Beyond Silent Spring
Author: H.F. van Emden,David B. Peakall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1996-06-30
ISBN 10: 0412728001
ISBN 13: 9780412728006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Silent Spring Book Review:

More than 32 years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring appeared upon the scene as a landmark of literary achievement which contributed greatly to the foundation of the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson had designed Silent Spring to shock the public into action against the misuse of chemical pesticides. More than anything else, the book also served as an ecological primer, demonstrating the interrelationship of all things and the dependence of each on a healthy environment for survival. Today, Silent Spring is generally credited with providing impetus to the whole range of anti-pollution laws that came into force in the 1970s. It is also perceived as having played a crucial role in the eventual banning of DDT as well as in the restricted use or total phasing out of the most notorious hard pesticides identified in the book. The vigorous growth of the chemical industry geared to the production of newer and ever more powerful pesticides can be traced to the introduc tion of the organochlorine insecticide DDT in the 1940s. These pesticides were meant not only to control insects but also animal pests, disease and weeds. Initially their development was based on the belief that they would provide a definitive solution to pest and vector problems.

On Writing Well

On Writing Well
Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780062733030
ISBN 13: 0062733036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Well Book Review:

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.

Models for Writers

Models for Writers
Author: Alfred F. Rosa,Paul A. Eschholz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 711
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780312552169
ISBN 13: 0312552165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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More Damned Lies and Statistics

More Damned Lies and Statistics
Author: Joel Best
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2004-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780520930025
ISBN 13: 0520930029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Damned Lies and Statistics Book Review:

In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts. More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future; authoritative numbers demand respect they don’t deserve; magical numbers promise unrealistic, simple solutions to complex problems; and contentious numbers become the focus of data duels and stat wars. The author's use of pertinent, socially important examples documents the life-altering consequences of understanding or misunderstanding statistical information. He demystifies statistical measures by explaining in straightforward prose how decisions are made about what to count and what not to count, what assumptions get made, and which figures are brought to our attention. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues. Entertaining, enlightening, and very timely, this book offers a basis for critical thinking about the numbers we encounter and a reminder that when it comes to the news, people count—in more ways than one.

Rachel Carson Voice for the Earth

Rachel Carson  Voice for the Earth
Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780822549079
ISBN 13: 0822549077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Voice for the Earth Book Review:

Describes the life and work of the biologist and writer who helped initiate the environmental movement.

Elements of Language

Elements of Language
Author: Lee Odell,Richard Vacca,John E. Warriner,Renee Hobbs
Publsiher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Total Pages: 1035
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780030796821
ISBN 13: 0030796822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition

On Writing Well  30th Anniversary Edition
Author: William Zinsser
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0062250507
ISBN 13: 9780062250506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader
Author: Forster O. Ndubisi
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 1610914910
ISBN 13: 9781610914918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Book Review:

From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environmto accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. A rich body of literature on the effect of human actions on the natural environmprovides a window into what we now refer to as ecological design and planning. The study and practice of ecological design and planning provide a promising way to manage change in the landscape so that human actions are more in tune with natural processes. In The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Professor Ndubisi offers refreshing insights into key themes that shape the theory and practice of ecological design and planning. He has assembled, synthesized, and framed selected seminal published scholarly works in the field from the past one hundred and fifty years——ranging from Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities of To-morrow to Anne Whiston Spirn’s, “Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of ResiliCities.” The reader ends with a hopeful look forward, which suggests an agenda for future research and analysis in ecological design and planning. This is the first volume to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the history, evolution, theory, methods, and exemplary practice of ecological design and planning. The collection provides students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.

Policy Paradox

Policy Paradox
Author: Deborah A. Stone
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780393968576
ISBN 13: 039396857X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Paradox Book Review:

Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.