The Survival of the Unfittest Robert Mathieson Accounts of the Highland
Clearances tend to confine themselves to political analysis and do not reveal the
depth of suffering and ill-health that the dispossessed crofters endured. This book
Author: Robert Mathieson
Publisher: John Donald
Accounts of the Highland Clearances have tended to focus on the political aspects, overlooking the depth of suffering and ill-health of the dispossessed crofters. The pace of the relocation was extraordinarily rapid; the new sites were overcrowded, had poor sanitary conditions, and were unsuitable even for subsistence farming. Destitution and disease were rampant. This is the first book to recount the traumatic changes wrought in the lifestyle and health of those who were uprooted. It examines nutrition, health, and disease in the Highlands and Islands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and also discusses the reforms in religion, land tenure, medicine, and health care which, in the century after the Clearances, began to rectify the grossest injustices. This is the first time the story has been told and it is a powerful indictment of man's inhumanity to man.
Comical, tragic, fantastical...crawling out of the past and diving well into the future, these are plays the bridge reality and the imagination with vital questions.
Author: Michael Wallace
Eight One-Act plays by Michael Wallace spanning the last two decades. "Survival of the Unfittest" includes plays that explore power, gender and the disease of moral superiority. Comical, tragic, fantastical...crawling out of the past and diving well into the future, these are plays the bridge reality and the imagination with vital questions.
When a paralegal named Jacob becomes violently ill after a business trip to New York.
Author: Brandon Wright
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
When a paralegal named Jacob becomes violently ill after a business trip to New York. He quickly finds that he contracted a virus that mutates his DNA to only allow him to eat raw meats. It's not too bad until the meat industry is on it's knees from lack of meat, and Jacob runs out. He finds himself having vivid dreams of attacking people, and eating them like an animal. When he wakes up, he finds out the dream wasn't just a dream. This recollection of Jacob's journey to survive will guide you through the adventures, and mis-adventures of Jacob's survival. Constantly on the run from a Anti-Mutation group called The Control Group, and fighting his inner-demons to not kill, but knowing to survive he must be willing to do anything. All goes well until his city runs out of meat, and all the butchers are closing shop. He starts to go hungry, and starts having these vivid dreams about attacking people, and eating their flesh and muscle. His supervisor has also contracted the mutation, and eyes one of the new girls as someone he may be interested in. Jacob has to find a balance between survival and compassion towards other humans. How will he survive as a anti-zombie group gives chase after him, and his infected friends?
Socialism is an absurd notion because it proposes both the development of civilization and the survival of the unfittest , which are manifestly ...
Author: John Offer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This set traces Herbert Spencer's influence, from his contemporaries to the present day. Contributions come from across the social science disciplines and are often taken from sources which are difficult to access.
This text analyzes the traumatic changes the Highland Clearances wrought from dispossessed crofters in their lifestyle, health and disease patterns in the Scottish Highlands.
Author: Robert Mathieson
Publisher: John Donald
This text analyzes the traumatic changes the Highland Clearances wrought from dispossessed crofters in their lifestyle, health and disease patterns in the Scottish Highlands. It examines the reforms in religion, land tenure and medicine which later began to rectify the grossest injustices.
As analyzed by Lomnitz, "Survival of the Unfittest," 537-68. References Aquirre Beltran, Gonzalo. La poblacion negra de Mexico.
Author: Ralph Bennett
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
"This collection consists of the eleven papers presented at a University of Maryland Symposium in March 1986. The central purpose of this volume and the conference it records is to exemplify the benefits of cross-cultural and cross-scholarly perspectives on settlements and urbanism, and so to encourage more such efforts." "The theme of settlement and cultural expression pervades the presentations. The most striking contrast offered within the group of essays is between the English and Spanish examples: five of the papers deal with Spanish colonial cities and towns and five with settlements originating in England; one illustrates the French colonization of Canada." "The various forms of settlement developed in the implementation of the Spanish Conquest are outlined in George Kubler's essay. Sidney Markman illustrates the large scope of second-tier settlements for the indigenous populations in Central America. The broad cultural religious meanings brought by the Spanish and grafted onto local traditions in Lima are shown by Humberto Rodriquez-Camilloni as exemplifying a new culture whose urban development was a centerpiece." "The Roman-based Spanish urban models that were brought to the New World are described by Dora Crouch. Graziano Gasparini shows that many Spanish colonial city plans were more closely related to settlements in place when the Spanish arrived than may have been previously thought." "The cultural diversity of the non-Spanish settlements can also be noted in these essays. Lois Carr, for example, traces the agricultural and economic features of the first century of English settlement of the Chesapeake. Other contributors look at Providence Island in the Caribbean, the Pennsylvania Quakers, and the Tory refugees from the American Revolution who found themselves in the Bahamas as cultural transplants from the American Colonies." "Several of the papers chronicle the economic bases of settlements as well as their physical form. Topics include the role of Indian labor in the Central American Spanish colonies, the Quaker agricultural economy, the frail agricultural base of the Tidewater, and France's North American colonies. Also included are discussions of the Spanish tradition, the Charleston city plan, and the French tradition of territorial control in Europe and its export to North America." "The settlements described by these papers are important because, to their settlers, the enterprises were as vast as could be imagined at the time - and were in many cases life-consuming. Many of the essays give poignant witness to the courage and persistence shown by New World settlers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This book outlines the multiple factors that are reducing our chances of survival, including malnutrition, vegetarianism, overexercise, xenoestrogens, Internet addiction and the high youth unemployment rate.
Author: Pam Killeen
Category: Health & Fitness
If you or someone you love is struggling with sexual problems, such as low libido, infertility, erectile dysfunction, Survival of the Unfittest will help you understand the many underlying reasons behind these symptoms. This survival guide will provide you with specific strategies to explain how diet and lifestyle choices are connected to improved physical and sexual health. It's important to realize that today's struggles regarding human sexuality are not normal and can be prevented or reversed. If we don't identify and correct the underlying reasons behind why we're witnessing so much sexual dysfunction, the results could be dire. Given how widespread these sexual symptoms are, how will humans be able to continue to reproduce? This book outlines the multiple factors that are reducing our chances of survival, including malnutrition, vegetarianism, overexercise, xenoestrogens, Internet addiction and the high youth unemployment rate. If you're concerned about the future of humankind, Survival of the Unfittest will help you realize that you're not alone. Something is definitely wrong with the state of human sexuality today. The good news is that this book outlines what we can all do to improve the quality of our physical and sexual lives so that we can ensure our survival.