From the Ground Up

A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That's Changing the Nation

Author: Jeanne Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812992997

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

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A leader in America's burgeoning organic garden movement describes her post-high school decision to experiment with commune life and organic farming and how the skills she learned has helped her design hundreds of rooftop, schoolyard and backyard organic gardens.

Rome from the Ground Up

Author: James Harvey McGregor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019119

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 9741

In this multifaceted historical portrait of Rome, the practical world of each period is explored to reveal the complex urban forms and shifting realities of the many cities that constitute Rome.

From the Ground Up

Author: James Villas

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544186494

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 8951

A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve. With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspiration. James Villas was the food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine for 27 years and is the author of Pig, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking Features 200 ground meat recipes from all over the world, including British meat pies, Jamaican patties, and American meatloafs and chilis The perfect cookbook for families, with affordable, tasty comfort foods galore For home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love.

From the Ground Up

Author: Dan Hoffler

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1938467442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 899

From the Ground Up is the journey of real estate magnate Dan Hoffler, a person from a very modest family, a kid with average grades and a big smile, who succeeded in business on the force of personality and a strong belief in himself. HofflerÕs story is rife with life lessons on finding success, coping with controversy, and always enjoying life. He is a world traveler and big game hunter who tells of his harrowing pursuit of polar bear, rhino, and mountain sheep in some of the most remote and dangerous regions in the world. The book includes anecdotes from NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder.

Green from the Ground Up

A Builder's Guide : Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-efficient Home Construction

Author: David Johnston,Scott Gibson

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 156158973X

Category: Architecture

Page: 330

View: 4305

Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

Author: Joan Martinez Alier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1849713987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 556

View: 305

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields, which are seen as increasingly important in the context of the current triple social, economic and environmental crisis. This book provides learning materials which are grounded in the experience of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), with case studies chosen by CSOs and developed collaboratively with leading ecological economists. The case studies come from Europe, India, Latin America, and Africa, and are presented thematically along three lines: 1) social metabolism and accounting methods, 2) institutions and participation, and 3) valuation and environmental policy tools. Core tools, concepts and glossary terms are embedded in topics chosen as a matter of urgency by activist organizations, related to mining and fossil fuel extraction, integrated transport infrastructure development, deforestation and agro-fuel production, sustainable tourism, waste management, wetlands and water management, payments for ecosystem services, natural disasters and hazards, and corporate accountability. Ecological Economics from the Ground Up has been designed to be an accessible learning aid for students of the sustainability sciences and for those CSOs that have recognised the value that ecological economics and political ecology tools and methods hold for their research and advocacy work.

Paris from the Ground Up

Author: James H. S. McGregor

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674057388

Category: Architecture

Page: 327

View: 5750

Originally published in hardcover by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in 2009.

From the Ground Up

The Story of a First Garden

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312287672

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 833

The author describes how a dream of creating her first garden was transformed by hard work, determination, and difficult lessons into a beautiful plot of land and how a year of planting seeds, battling pests, weeding, watering, and composting changes her into an enthusiastic gardener. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

War from the Ground Up

Twenty-First Century Combat As Politics

Author: Emile Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933353X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7187

In the wars in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and in recent conflicts more generally, liberal powers have blurred the line between military and political activity. 'War From The Ground Up' offers a distinctive perspective in its consideration of the concept of contemporary warfare.

From the Ground Up

The Business of Building in the Age of Money

Author: Douglas Frantz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083998

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 5931

"From the Ground Up describes Rincon in detail, from the day the brainstorm to bid on the land took shape in the mide of a Perini Co. executive until its champagne-soaked opening party. . . . The book emerges as a helpful primer on what it takes to build a tiny, self-contained city. Engineering problems are cleanly explained, architectural cant is kept to a minimum and a bookshelf of financial detail is boiled down to essentials." --Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "This engrossing study, flavored with the appeal of San Francisco and written by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Frantz, examines the combination of dreaming and entrepreneurship required to succeed in the cyclical realty business." --Publishers Weekly "Frantz. . . .is a business reporter of real skill and sophistication. . . .The genius of [his] book is in the details." --Johnathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Eating from the Ground Up

Recipes for Enjoying Vegetables All Year Long

Author: Alana Chernila

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451494997

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 9437

Vegetables keep secrets, and to prepare them well, we need to know how to coax those secrets out. "What is the best way to eat a radish?" Alana Chernila hears this sort of question all the time. Arugula, celeriac, kohlrabi, fennel, asparagus--whatever the vegetable may be, people always ask how to prepare it so that the produce really shines. Although there are countless ways to eat our vegetables, there are a few perfect ways to make each vegetable sing. With more than 100 versatile recipes, Eating from the Ground Up teaches you how to showcase the unique flavor and texture of each vegetable, truly bringing out the best in every root and leaf. The answers lie in smart techniques and a light touch. Here are dishes so simple and quick that they feel more intuitive than following a typical recipe; soups for year-round that are packed with nourishment; ideas for maximizing summer produce; hearty fall and winter foods that are all about comfort; impressive dishes fit for a party; and tips like knowing there's not one vegetable that doesn't perk up with a sprinkle of salt. No matter the vegetable, the central lesson is: don't mess with a good thing.

Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing

Author: Ronald Quan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071837299

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 4211

Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic circuits function so you can advance your skills and design custom circuits. You’ll work with a range of circuits and signals related to optical emitters and receivers, audio, oscillators, and video. This practical resource explains components, construction techniques, basic test equipment, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting. Photographs, schematics, equations, and graphs are included throughout. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to hack and modify existing circuits to create your own unique designs. Do-it-yourself experiments cover: Batteries, lamps, and flashlights Light emitters and receivers Diodes, rectifiers, and associated circuits Transistors, FETs, and vacuum tubes Amplifiers and feedback Audio signals and circuits Oscillators AM and FM signals and circuits Video basics, including video signals Video circuits and systems “Excellent... Nothing can replace hands-on experience and Quan immerses the hobbyist/designer right into the fray up to their elbows.”—EDN Magazine

ISD from the Ground Up

A No-nonsense Approach to Instructional Design

Author: Chuck Hodell

Publisher: ASTD

ISBN: 9781562869984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3139

Don't leave course design to trial and error. Is trial and error a key pathway to instructional systems design (ISD)? Does success come only to experienced designers with expert instincts? Prior to the 2000 publication of ISD From the Ground Up, it certainly appeared that way to instructional designers just learning the ropes. Chuck Hodell set out to change that. Known as "the man who wrote the book on ISD--literally," Hodell developed a comprehensive and practical handbook on core ISD practices and principles with a practitioner's eye. His definitive guide is an industry staple currently found on the bookshelves of experienced instructional designers and university students alike. This updated fourth edition covers all the basics and many advanced tenets important to working professionals, especially those entering the field. Stand-alone chapters offer crucial support to practitioners building foundational skills, while in-depth tutorials and rich insights guide the credentialed designer. At a time when skillful curriculum development is valued more than ever, ISD From the Ground Up offers a refresher on objectives, design plans, lesson plans, and even what it takes to facilitate a focus group. Updated with new chapters and an expanded glossary of terms, it delves into skills and practices essential to the success of today's in-demand curriculum developer.

Venice from the Ground Up

Author: James H MCGREGOR,James H McGregor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674040848

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 882

Venice came to life on mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen and traders who settled there crafted a way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world, with its waterways rather than roads and its livelihood harvested from the sea. The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution by chapter and visitors can explore it by district on foot and by boat.

From the Ground Up

Author: Sandy A. F. Macdonald,Isabel L. Peppler

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781560274520

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 4408

"A celebrated book on the subject of aeronautics, this ground school manual for pilots was originally written for the training of pilots in the Commonwealth during World War II. Updated with American specifications, standards, and procedures in general aviation, it includes discussions of the airplane, theory of flight, aircraft engines, airports, airspace, air rules and procedures, meteorology and aviation safety, and human factors. An extensive glossary and index help pilots keep current with changing technology and regulations affecting the aviation industry. "

From the Ground Up

Essays on Grassroots and Workplace Democracy

Author: C. George Benello,Harry Chatten Boyte

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781895431322

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 7656


Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up

Author: Steven Brescia

Publisher: Food First Books

ISBN: 0935028269

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 8697

Agroecology is our best option for creating an agrifood system capable of nurturing people, societies, and the planet. But it is still not widespread. Fertile Ground offers nine case studies, authored by agroecologists from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe, that demonstrate how the endogenous practice of agroecology can be “scaled” so that it is known by more farmers, practiced more deeply, and integrated in planning and policy.

Programming from the Ground Up

Author: Jonathan Bartlett

Publisher: Orange Groove Books

ISBN: 9781616100643

Category: Computers

Page: 326

View: 1364

Programming from the Ground Up uses Linux assembly language to teach new programmers the most important concepts in programming. It takes you a step at a time through these concepts: * How the processor views memory * How the processor operates * How programs interact with the operating system * How computers represent data internally * How to do low-level and high-level optimization Most beginning-level programming books attempt to shield the reader from how their computer really works. Programming from the Ground Up starts by teaching how the computer works under the hood, so that the programmer will have a sufficient background to be successful in all areas of programming. This book is being used by Princeton University in their COS 217 "Introduction to Programming Systems" course.

From the Ground Up

Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement

Author: Luke W. Cole,Sheila R. Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814715376

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 1460

Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.