The One Straw Revolution

Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173929
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Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

Wine Revolution

Author: Jane Anson
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127756
Size: 37.81 MB
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Wine Revolution, written by award winning wine expert, Jane Anson, contains everything you need to know about the best-handcrafted wines from around the world Organic, biodynamic, natural and other small batch and eco-friendly wines have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are a key area of growth in the wine market. This book explores what makes these wines different, how they are produced, and why they are enjoying such a boom. Featuring 250 tasting notes of wines from every corner of the world, as well as grower profiles and recommendations from some of the best sommeliers from around the world, Wine Revolution is the to go-to guide on the subject. There are more than 450 biodynamic wine producers worldwide, including top estates. Wine estates that grow biodynamic wines include many high-end, commercially successful producers who have converted to organic and biodynamic practices. This book aims to capitalise on this fast growing market and to be the most important and critically respected book on the subject. There will be five sections in the book, each one introduced by a sommelier who will talk about general rules for matching wine with food, making it approachable and actionable fo­r readers.

My Macguffin

Author: Jayden Bliss
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452555281
Size: 44.57 MB
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Advisor? Coach? Mentor? Support Professional? Therapist? Business owner? Spiritual beliefs? Business and spirituality are thought to be irreconcilable. In humorous, non-prescriptive style, the authors share the highs and lows of integrating the two. Touching, profound, raw, and raucous, My MacGuffin "enables the enablers" to lift the world of commerce to its highest ideal: an indispensable resource for improving your practice and your clientele. "In life you meet few special people with an undeniable sense of integrity, sharing, and generosity. I've just had such an experience, and I want to share how I feel, because these feelings create incredible memories. Thank you so much, Jayden, for your unconditional giving!" -Andrea Gutwirth, SoulTalk Foundation "Michael is a spiritual mentor for me, and when it comes to business coaching, he'll save you money and mistakes." -Simon Dixon, author, CEO, Bank to the Future Alfred Hitchcock termed a plot device as a "MacGuffin." A seemingly vital element-the hidden contents of a case, secret documents-unseen by the audience yet intrinsic to character motivation. It correlates with the quest to learn who we are, why we are here and where we're going. Jayden Bliss built a successful software company before founding a global networking organisation. He has since run property and financial services ventures, diversifying as an award-winning film-short producer. Michael Nunes Burgess has undertaken more than eight thousand client sessions in seventeen years in management consulting. Thousands of students have gained from his endorsed "social enterprise" and business programmes."

Water In Plain Sight

Author: Judith D. Schwartz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879009
Size: 59.21 MB
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Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification - many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change. Water does not perish, nor require millions of years to form as do fossil fuels. However, water is always on the move. In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes. Like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows miles further than in living memory. Or the food forest of oranges, pomegranates, and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.

The Modern Maya

Author: Macduff Everton
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Ancient Maya cities draw travelers from all over the world to Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. But while tales of the “Maya collapse” give an air of mystery to the ruins, modern Maya still live in communities across the Yucatán, where they strive to maintain their culture and way of life despite centuries of political, social, and environmental disruption. Photographer Macduff Everton has spent more than four decades living and working among the Maya. His 1991 book on the modern Maya provided a superb photo-essay and ethnographic record of the Maya during a time of critical change and globalization. In this book, he masterfully updates his portrait of the modern Maya, while investigating the effects of NAFTA, tourism, the evangelical movement, world trade and maquiladoras, racism, sexism, and drugs on Maya communities. Combining splendid photography of ancient Maya sites and modern Maya communities with an illuminating narrative, Everton takes us into the homes and lives of farmers and chicle gatherers, ranch hands and henequen workers, as well as the Mayan-speaking urbanites who work at the resorts on the Riviera Maya. His long acquaintance with the Maya allows him to tell dramatic stories of how individuals and families have seen a way of life that was centered around the milpa (farm) and the cultivation of tropical forest products transformed by the effects of globalization and the necessity to labor for wages. At the same time, Everton also reveals the amazing adaptability of the Maya, who hold onto the essence of their culture despite all the destructive pressures from the outside world.

Politeia

Author: Plato
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783534240609
Size: 31.70 MB
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Odysseas

Author: James Joyce
Publisher:
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Size: 26.60 MB
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