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In "The Green Gauntlet", we return to the seven families whose lives are rooted in the green acres of the great farming valley of Shallowford. The time is just at the outbreak of the Second World War, when the valiant pilots of the RAF are locked in combat with the Luftwaffe in the skies above Devon and England stands imperiled as never before by the dark shadow of Nazi invasion. The hero again is Paul Craddock -- older, wiser, but still fiercely dedicated to his land, to his children and grandchildren, to his tenants and to the vanishing way of life they represent.
In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today's much-touted "green" products--carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes--really work? Implicit in efforts to go green is the promise that global warming can be stopped by swapping out dirty goods for "clean" ones. But can earth-friendly products really save the planet? This far-reaching, riveting narrative explores how the most readily available solutions to environmental crisis may be disastrously off the mark. Rogers travels the world tracking how the conversion from a "petro" to a "green" society affects the most fundamental aspects of life--food, shelter, and transportation. Reporting from some of the most remote places on earth, Rogers uncovers shocking results that include massive clear-cutting, destruction of native ecosystems, and grinding poverty. Relying simply on market forces, people with good intentions wanting to just "do something" to help the planet are left feeling confused and powerless.Green Gone Wrong reveals a fuller story, taking the reader into forests, fields, factories, and boardrooms around the world to draw out the unintended consequences, inherent obstacles, and successes of eco-friendly consumption. What do the labels "USDA Certified Organic" and "Fair Trade" really mean on a vast South American export-driven organic farm? A superlow-energy "eco-village" in Germany's Black Forest demonstrates that green homes dramatically shrink energy use, so why aren't we using this technology in America? The decisions made in Detroit's executive suites have kept Americans driving gas-guzzling automobiles for decades, even as U.S. automakers have European models that clock twice the mpg. Why won't they sell these cars domestically? And what does carbon offsetting really mean when projects can so easily fail? In one case thousands of trees planted in drought-plagued Southern India withered and died, releasing any CO2 they were meant to neutralize. Expertly reported, this gripping exposé pieces together a global picture of what's happening in the name of today's environmentalism. Green Gone Wrong speaks to anyone interested in climate change and the future of the natural world, as well as those who want to act but are caught not knowing who, or what, to believe to protect the planet. Rogers casts a sober eye on what's working and what's not, fearlessly pushing ahead the debate over how to protect the planet.
As well as Ken's battle against the odds to achieve his dream, 'Green Grass of Wyoming' shows a boy's growth into maturity, taking his first steps in love. This classic story will be loved by children with the age group of 9+.
Little Critter is going green! Little Critter#xAE; learns that planting his own garden is a lot of fun and a lot of work. But the result-a green, green garden-is something he can cherish and enjoy. Young readers will love this heartwarming new addition to the I Can Read! Little Critter series. With easy-to-read text and colorful art, Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden is the perfect story for little readers everywhere.The garden is planted. Little Critter is waiting ... and waiting. Finally, there are plants. Will Little Critter get some to eat, or will deer gobble them up?
In search of a missing treasure, Da Silva returns to an old case Off the island of Barbados, the crew of a Brazilian ocean liner strains to hear the sounds of Carnival coming from shore. A small boat pulls alongside, and a band of steel drummers offer to play for them. As they make their rounds on the ship, the bandleader slips away. He pistol whips one of the crew, forcing him to open the ship's safe, and escapes before the song has ended, taking half a million dollars in gems with him. The Brazilian police send young detective José Da Silva to investigate the robbery. He captures the thieves but never recovers the jewels. Fifteen years later, three of the gang's members have died in prison, and the fourth is due for release. Da Silva follows him back to Barbados, hoping the thief will lead him to the long-forgotten treasure--and a final solution to the case that started his career.
Thinking about getting a new pet? How about a green iguana? These sun-loving creatures make the perfect pet--for the right kind of owner. Look inside to find out what these big green lizards eat as well as what kind of living space, training, and care they need. Along the way you'll also discover what all green iguana owners know--that the world of pets is a lot bigger than just cats and dogs.
Experience Green with the author's original ending--plus an alternate conclusion to the epic Circle Series.<P> As foretold by ancient prophets, an apocalypse destroyed Earth during the twenty-first century. But two thousand years later, Elyon set upon the earth a new Adam. This time, however, he gave humanity an advantage. What was once unseen became seen. It was good and it was called . . . Green.<P> The evil Teeleh bided his time in a Black Forest. When least expected, a twenty-four-year-old named Thomas Hunter fell asleep in our world and woke up in that Black Forest. A gateway was opened for Teeleh to ravage the land beyond--and the inhabitants of the Circle. Devastated by the ruin, Thomas Hunter and his Forest Guard swore to fight the dark scourge until their dying breath.<P> That was a long time ago. Now the Circle has lost all hope. And Samuel, Thomas Hunter's cherished son, has turned his back on his father. Samuel is aligning with Teeleh's forces to wage the final war. Thomas is crushed, but he's determined to rescue the Circle--and his son--even if he has to cross two worlds to do so.
A guest book, check stubs, and a torn photograph add up to a puzzling mystery on the island paradise of Bermuda. Connie Blair immerses herself in the very British world of Bermuda on another job assignment with her boss, Georgia Cameron. But who can you trust, and can business and pleasure mix?
Green Jobs will help you to find a job you like--and that'll make the world a better place.
Full of suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval themes in contemporary London. An attempt by the sharp, feral, and uncommonly intelligent Lucas Graffe to murder his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted by a stranger--whom Lucas strikes and leaves for dead. When the stranger mysteriously reappears, with specific demands for reparation, the Graffes' circle of idiosyncratic family and friends is disrupted--for the demands are bizarre, intrusive, and ultimately fatal.
Judy finds love with a good man she would have judged to be too ugly for her consideration though neighbors bury dead things in their yard, parents fake a kidnapping for cash, bodies float in the lake, drunk teens don't take no for an answer and much worse is to come. Suddenly widowed and penniless Judy is forced to move into her sister's vacation cabin on Green Lake. But instead of quiet and solitude, she finds herself immersed in a world of depravity, blackmail and--ultimately--murder. And what should she think of the tall and taciturn Native American who lives next door? From one of the most sophisticated novelists and utilizing the explosive mating of the terrifying and the deceptively prosaic, comes this hair-raising story of a most unlikely couple, who find themselves dangerously alone in a deceptively pleasant-seeming recreational community. Engrossing light book for the beach or a relaxing weekend.
Want to do your part to reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution; clean up the environment, and save the planet? Green Living For Dummies is packed with practical suggestions you can follow to make your lifestyle greener by doing as little damage as possible to the planet and the animal and plant life that depend on it. This practical guide delivers an array of realistic practices and changes you can undertake to help the environment and create a better home for yourself and your loved ones. You'll discover easy and innovative ways to make a difference by reducing energy use and waste, scaling back reliance on your car, and even making minor adjustments to your diet. You'll also find how to live green at work and in your community, and you'll develop a deeper understanding of how these changes benefit both the environment and your own health and well-being! Discover how to: Go green gradually. Make eco-friendly home improvements. Work greener transportation into your lifestyle. Save money by going green. Eatlocally and organically. Raise your children's environmental awareness. Reduce waste by repairing, restoring, and reusing. Become a green consumer. Invest in green companies for fun and profit. Complete with handy lists of things you can do to make a difference right away and down the road. Green Living For Dummies is the resource you need to start taking steps toward shrinking your footprint.
Author of the best-selling Green Witchcraft series presents a guide to understanding the mechanics of natural energies and how to use them in magical practices. Chapters on spell creating and casting; correspondences; preparation for spellwork; manipulating magical energy; purpose and method of magical work; inner magic; components of spell crafting; and magical practice.
Teenaged O - never call her Ophelia - is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily's been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily's badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest.From the Hardcover edition.
Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, "I honestly can't see why everybody who isn't a child, everybody who's theoretically old enough to have understood what death means, doesn't spend all his time thinking about it. It's a pretty arresting thought." He also happens to own and run a country inn that is haunted. The Green Man opens as Maurice's father drops dead (had he seen something in the room?) and continues as friends and family convene for the funeral. Maurice's problems are many and increasing: How to deal with his own declining health? How to reach out to a teenage daughter who watches TV all the time? How to get his best friend's wife in the sack? How to find another drink? (And another.) And then there is always death. The Green Man is a ghost story that hits a live nerve, a very black comedy with an uncannily happy ending: in other words, Kingsley Amis at his best.
A Roger the Chapman Mystery - Summer, 1482. An English army invades Scotland in order to put King James the Third's renegade younger brother, the Duke of Albany, on the Scottish throne. Albany insists his old acquaintance, Roger the Chapman, be a member of his personal bodyguard. But during the march northwards, a series of sinister events, centred around the cult figure of the mythical Green Man, makes Roger question Albany's true motive for requesting his presence ...
Modern fantasy writers including e Neil Gaiman and Charles De Lint offer these stories and poems about the Green Man, personification of the forest.
From roadside to restaurant, Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass takes you on a lip-smacking culinary tour of Southeast Asia's most scrumptious food, from Singapore's fascinating cosmopolitan offerings to Thailand's sinfully spicy dishes and Vietnam's refreshingly healthful recipes. Featuring expertly written text and recipes from the diva of Asian cuisine, Wendy Hutton, this book explores the glorious splendor of Southeast Asia's rich and varied cuisine, presented here in the form of tantalizing photos by award-winning photographer, Masano Kawana. Green Mangoes and Lemon Grass will help you whip up an Asian festival of food in your very own kitchen!
A failed revolutionary attempt drives the European Abel to seek refuge in the virgin forests of southwestern Venezuela. There, in the "green mansion" of the title, Abel encounters the wood-nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. The bird-girl's ethereal presence captivates him completely, but the love that flowers between them is soon blighted by cruelty and sorrow.<P> A master of natural history writing, W. H. Hudson forms an important link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and the twentieth-century ecological movement. First published in 1904 and still a best-seller after its reissue a dozen years later, the book owes much of its popularity to the mystic, near-religious feeling that pervades the story and to the beauty of Rima's halting, poetic expressions. Exploring a love somewhere between reality and imagination, Green Mansions offers its readers a poignant meditation on the loss of wilderness, the dream of a return to nature, and bitter reality.
Green Manufacturing: Fundamentals and Applications introduces the basic definitions and issues surrounding green manufacturing at the process,machine and system (including supply chain) levels. It also shows, by way of several examples from different industry sectors, the potential for substantial improvement and the paths to achieve the improvement. Additionally, this book discusses regulatory and government motivations for green manufacturing and outlines the path for making manufacturing more green as well as making production more sustainable.
In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale of humanity's struggle to survive at its farthest frontier.Nearly a generation has passed since the first pioneers landed, but the transformation of Mars to an Earthlike planet has just begun The plan is opposed by those determined to preserve the planets hostile, barren beauty. Led by rebels like Peter Clayborne, these young people are the first generation of children born on Mars. They will be joined by original settlers Maya Toitovna, Simon Frasier, and Sax Russell. Against this cosmic backdrop, passions, rivalries, and friendships explode in a story as spectacular as the planet itself.From the Paperback edition.
Phryne Fisher is doing one of her favorite things --dancing at the Green Mill (Melbourne's premier dance hall) to the music of Tintagel Stone's Jazzmakers, the band who taught St Vitus how to dance. And she's wearing a sparkling lobelia-coloured georgette dress. Nothing can flap the unflappable Phryne--especially on a dance floor with so many delectable partners. Nothing except death, that is. The dance competition is trailing into its last hours when suddenly, in the middle of "Bye Bye Blackbird" a figure slumps to the ground. No shot was heard. Phryne, conscious of how narrowly the missile missed her own bare shoulder, back, and dress, investigates. This leads her into the dark smoky jazz clubs of Fitzroy, into the arms of eloquent strangers, and finally into the the sky, as she follows a complicated family tragedy of the great War and the damaged men who came back from ANZAC cove. Phryne flies her Gypsy Moth Rigel into the Australian Alps, where she meets a hermit with a dog called Lucky and a wombat living under his bunk....and risks her life on the love between brothers.
Life is difficult for Solomon Story, his mother Ann, and their family in pre-Revolutionary Vermont as they face the threat of Indians and aid the Green Mountain Boys. Based on the events in the life of Solomon Story, eldest son of Ann Story, known in history as "The Mother of the Green Mountain Boys."
Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in Vermont."I do still love you and want you back again." Jonah's gaze roamed possessively over Bridget's upturned face. "So don't think I've given up because I haven't." She gasped at his audacity. How dared he come back as if nothing had ever happened? She thought of her struggle to rebuild her world without him in the small Vermont town - the placid, comfortable life she'd finally achieved. He wanted her back, did he? Well, he could just think again. Jonas had walked out of her life ten years ago, and she wasn't going to let him walk back into it!
"I do still love you and want you back again." Jonas's gaze roamed possessively over Bridget's upturned face. "So don't think I've given up, because I haven't." She gasped at his audacity. How dared he come back as if nothing ever happened? She thought of her struggle to rebuild her world without him in the small Vermont town -- the placid, comfortable life she'd finally achieved. He wanted her back, did he? Well, he could just think again. Jonas had walked out of her life ten years ago, and she wasn't going to let him walk back into it!
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