Dead Zone

Where the Wild Things Were

Author: Philip Lymbery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140886827X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them. Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us. · We are falsely led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and cultivating crops in vast, chemical-soaked prairies is a necessary evil, an efficient means of providing for an ever-expanding global population while leaving land free for wildlife · Our planet's resources are reaching breaking point: awareness is slowly building that the wellbeing of society depends on a thriving natural world From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species one-by-one and looking in each case at the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight. This is a passionate wake-up call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
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Grilled

Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry

Author: Leah Garcés

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472962591

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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'An animal activist's journey to the "other side"' Joanna Lumley This is the story of what happens when we cross enemy lines to look for solutions. Leah Garcés has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of the animals that end up on our plates. As President of the non-profit group Mercy for Animals and former US Executive Director of Compassion in World Farming, she has led the fight against the sprawling chicken industry that raises billions of birds in cruel conditions – all to satisfy our appetite for meat. Grilled is Leah's story of working alongside the food and farming industry for animal welfare and ethical food. Instead of fighting and protesting and shaming – approaches that simply haven't worked previously – Garcés has instead tried to find common ground with producers. She has worked alongside owners of the megafarms, befriending them, having frank conversations with them, and ultimately encouraging change through dialogue and discussion. Leah is helping to directly improve the lives of millions of farm animals, and pushing alternatives such as plant-based substitutes and lab-grown meats to the top of the agenda, with some of the mega-farm conglomerates joining forces with her to explore these avenues. When she started her journey, Leah Garcés did not have much empathy to spare for the contract chicken farmer –until she actually met one and tried to understand the difficulties they faced. This is the story of giving in to discomfort for the sake of progress. It's a story of the power of human connection, and what happens when we practice empathy toward our enemies.
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Farming, Food and Nature

Respecting Animals, People and the Environment

Author: Joyce D'Silva,Carol McKenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351010999

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Livestock production and its use of finite resources is devastating biodiversity and pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. This powerful book examines the massive global impact caused by intensive livestock production and then explores solutions, ranging from moving to agroecological farming to reducing consumption of animal products, including examples of best practice and innovation, both on land and within the investment and food industries. Leading international contributors spell out the problems in terms of planetary limits, climate change, resources, the massive use of cereals and soy for animal feed, and the direct impact of industrial farming on the welfare of farmed animals. They call for an urgent move to a flourishing food system for the sake of animals, the planet and us. Some offer examples of global good practice in farming or the power of the investment community to drive change, and others highlight food business innovation and exciting developments in protein diversification. Providing a highly accessible overview of key issues, this book creates a timely resource for all concerned about the environmental, social and ethical issues facing food, farming and nature. It will be an invaluable resource and provide inspiration for students, professionals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the general reader.
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Our Place

Can We Save Britain’s Wildlife Before It Is Too Late?

Author: Mark Cocker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521947

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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'Essential reading for anybody who cares about the future’ Henry Marsh, *New Statesman Books of the Year* A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land by one of our greatest nature writers. **SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019** The British love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they live in one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth. From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside attempting to solve this puzzle. Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time whilst mapping out a future in which this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens. ‘A tour de force... By turns hopeful, melancholy, humorous and heartfelt’ BBC Wildlife Book of the Month
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Dark Dreams

The Story of Stephen King

Author: Nancy Whitelaw

Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub

ISBN: 9781931798778

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the horror writer known for such tales as "Carrie," "Cujo," and "Misery."
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The Gothic Screen

Space, Sculpture, and Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany, Ca.1200-1400

Author: Jacqueline E. Jung

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022959

Category: Art

Page: 282

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Reveals how Gothic choir screens, through their architecture and sculpture, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of community within the Christian church.
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The Wild Zone

A gripping thriller about the deadly secrets between husband and wife

Author: Joy Fielding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200313

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9949

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'A cross between Margaret Atwood and Patricia Highsmith ... Fielding is a master of anticipation and knows how to create a labyrinth of tension, never providing an exit until the very last page' Toronto Globe & Mail This is how it starts. With a joke. Two brothers, Will and Jeff, and their friend, Tom, are out one night at their favourite bar when they decide to make a bet on who can be the first to seduce a mysterious young woman drinking by herself. Pretty, dark-haired Suzy has an innocent, girl-next-door appeal. Little do they know the secrets she hides from the outside world, the daily horror she experiences under the watchful eye of her abusive husband. Little do they know she wants him killed. Another challenge is born, only this one proves to be lethal . . . 'Those familiar with Patricia Highsmith's particular brand of sinister storytelling will recognize the mayhem Fielding so cunningly unleashes' Publishers Weekly
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Implementation of the Clean Water Act (concerning waiver provisions for municipal ocean dischargers)

hearings before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, first and second sessions, September 8, 1981 (Los Angeles, Calif.); February 18, 1982 (Washington

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 1042

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