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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2007 Engagement Calendar

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571983947

Category:

Page: N.A

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This elegantly illustrated hardbound desk calendar offers daily doses of useful advice, wisdom, and folklore. The concealed wire binding allows it to lie flat when open, and the week-at-a-glance format provides plenty of space for appointments and notes.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Readers' Best Recipes

and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571987185

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 4375

For years, readers of The Old Farmer’s Almanac have indicated that their favorite recipes are those of family and friends. Now, in appreciation and for its 225th anniversary in 2017, the Almanac has gathered 196 recipes of its fans and friends in its newest cookbook—The Old Farmer’s Almanac Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them. These are home cooks’ best-loved, most-requested recipes—the dishes they serve at family gatherings and potlucks, the ones that have been passed down for generations, or the ones that must be made for special occasions—with often heartwarming, occasionally amusing, and always personal tales and anecdotes of the recipes’ origin. Classic Almanac time- and money-saving tips make this a collection that cooks and readers will treasure.

2018 Farmer Calendar

Author: Mr. Kang Wu

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 154374270X

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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Agriculture played an integral role in ancient Chinese culture. They, like all farmers, plowed in spring, weeded in summer, gained in autumn, and stored in winter yearly. The ancient philosophers recorded auspicious and inauspicious events on the calendar, so such a calendar is called the farmer calendar. Author Mr. Kang Wu offers both a 2018 calendar geared toward farmers as well as a reference guide to aspects of Chinese culture. It presents ancient algorithms, statistics, and numbers operation, and gives insight in all ancient lifestyles in China such as the occult, philosophy, and literature. Filled with a plethora of information, 2018 Farmer Calendar includes a timeline geared toward the farmer as well as Chinese cultural insights.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: Janice Stillman

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 4122

The American classic now mixes wacky and wonderful stories, facts, and activities for children, covering weather, astronomy, gardening, history, the outdoors, nature, sports, and more. Original.

Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China

Observation, Sagehood and Society

Author: Daniel Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107139023

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 1669

Challenging monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Daniel Patrick Morgan examines the astral sciences in China c.221 BCE-750 CE as a study in the disunities of scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity. The book focuses on four unifying 'legends' recounted by contemporary subjects: the first two, redolent of antiquity, are the 'observing of signs' and 'granting of seasons' by ancient sage kings; and the other two, redolent of modernity, involve the pursuit of 'accuracy' and historical 'accumulation' to this end. Juxtaposing legend with the messy realities of practice, Morgan reveals how such narratives were told, imagined, and re-imagined in response to evolving tensions. He argues that, whether or not 'empiricism' and 'progress' are real, we must consider the real effects of such narratives as believed in and acted upon in the history of astronomy in China.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Comfort Food

Every Dish You Love, Every Recipe You Want

Author: Ken Haedrich

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571986480

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 9751

Presents over two hundred recipes for such comfort foods as onion and bacon tarts, potato and artichoke au gratin, sausage meat loaf, super-creamy mac and cheese, and chicken parmesan potpie.

Playing with Fire

The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Author: Lawrence O'Donnell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399563156

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 2254

From the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it today The 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O’Donnell’s political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America’s shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself, but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different, and how we got to where we are now. Playing With Fire represents O’Donnell’s master class in American electioneering, embedded in the epic human drama of a system, and a country, coming apart at the seams in real time. Nothing went according to the script. LBJ was confident he'd dispatch with Nixon, the GOP frontrunner; Johnson's greatest fear and real nemesis was RFK. But Kennedy and his team, despite their loathing of the president, weren't prepared to challenge their own party’s incumbent. Then, out of nowhere, Eugene McCarthy shocked everyone with his disloyalty and threw his hat in the ring to run against the president and the Vietnam War. A revolution seemed to be taking place, and LBJ, humiliated and bitter, began to look mortal. Then RFK leapt in, LBJ dropped out, and all hell broke loose. Two assassinations and a week of bloody riots in Chicago around the Democratic Convention later, and the old Democratic Party was a smoldering ruin, and, in the last triumph of old machine politics, Hubert Humphrey stood alone in the wreckage. Suddenly Nixon was the frontrunner, having masterfully maintained a smooth façade behind which he feverishly held his party’s right and left wings in the fold, through a succession of ruthless maneuvers to see off George Romney, Nelson Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan, and the great outside threat to his new Southern Strategy, the arch-segregationist George Wallace. But then, amazingly, Humphrey began to close, and so, in late October, Nixon pulled off one of the greatest dirty tricks in American political history, an act that may well meet the statutory definition of treason. The tone was set for Watergate and all else that was to follow, all the way through to today.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2006

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983688

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 6524

A special edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac features a collection of helpful advice, recipes, lore, humor, and weather forecasts for Boston and New England.

The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

Author: Christopher G. Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457390

Category: History

Page: 1400

View: 4166

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization

A Handbook for Scaling Up Solutions through Knowledge Capturing and Sharing

Author: Steffen Soulejman Janus

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464809445

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 1642

This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world—ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors—who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook’s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world.

Code

Version 2.0: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442996552

Category: Computers

Page: 444

View: 7955

Since its original publication in 1999, this foundational book has become a classic in its field. This second edition, Code Version 2.0, updates the work and was prepared in part through a wiki, a web site allowing readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book. Code counters the common belief that cyberspace cannot be controlled or censored. To the contrary, under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable world where behavior will be much more tightly controlled than in real space. We can - we must - choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms it will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially average citizens to decide what values that code embodies.

Global Fundraising

How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy

Author: Penelope Cagney,Bernard Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 5221

A practical guide to the challenges and successes of global fundraising, written by an international team of highly respected philanthropy professionals and edited by two of the leading nonprofit thinkers, Global Fundraising is the first book to genuinely offer a global overview of philanthropy with an internationalist perspective. As the world becomes more interdependent, and economies struggle, global philanthropy continues to increase. More than that, nonprofits are taking up roles that have traditionally been filled by the government—including social welfare, healthcare, and human rights. Global Fundraising provides complete coverage of the implications of this growth for nonprofit culture and how it drives changes in fundraising practices. Organized into thematic chapters—a mixture of geographic and topical issues—it places North American philanthropy in a wider context It features a companion website with a variety of online tools and materials The book includes contributions by international leading experts Matt Ide, Mair Bosworth, Usha Menon, Anup Tiwari, Paula Guillet de Monthoux, Angela Cluff, Norma Galafassi, Mike Muchilwa, Tariq Cheema, Lu Bo and Nan Fang, Masataka Uo, Chris Carnie, Sean Triner, Andrea McManus, Marcelo Inniarra, Ashley Baldwin, Rebecca Mauger, YoungWoo Choi, R.F. Shangraw, Jr., Sudeshna Mukherjee, and Anca Zaharia. The book skillfully tracks how the world of fundraising is changing rapidly due to a number of factors including: continuing growth of great wealth; non-profit innovation emerging everywhere; growth of indigenous NGOs; increased professionalism in fundraising; and the value and role of new and social technologies. Written by a team of philanthropy leaders, Global Fundraising offers timely coverage of fundraising around the world. A must-have for INGO leaders and anyone, anywhere, interested in the future of philanthropy and effective fundraising practices.

Code

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Lawrence Lessig

ISBN: 0465039146

Category: Computers

Page: 410

View: 8958

There’s a common belief that cyberspace cannot be regulated-that it is, in its very essence, immune from the government’s (or anyone else’s) control. Code, first published in 2000, argues that this belief is wrong. It is not in the nature of cyberspace to be unregulable; cyberspace has no "nature.” It only has code-the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom-as the original architecture of the Net did-or a place of oppressive control. Under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable space, where behavior is much more tightly controlled than in real space. But that’s not inevitable either. We can-we must-choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms we will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: about what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law, and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially citizens to decide what values that code embodies. Since its original publication, this seminal book has earned the status of a minor classic. This second edition, or Version 2.0, has been prepared through the author’s wiki, a web site that allows readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book.

Best of the Old Farmer's Almanac

The First 200 Years

Author: Judson D. Hale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679742647

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 8415

Celebrating the bicentennial of "The Old Farmer's Almanac," this retrospective collection of wit and wisdom from the popular magazine contains a selection of feature articles, recipes, lore, humor, and more

The Locals

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Dee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645012

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 586

“Summons up a small American town at precisely the right moment in our history . . . a bold, vital, and view-expanding novel.”—George Saunders A rural working-class New England town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire in this inspired novel for our times—fiction in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan. A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Mark Firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by. After being swindled by a financial advisor, what future can Mark promise his wife, Karen, and their young daughter, Haley? He finds himself envying the wealthy weekenders in his community whose houses sit empty all winter. Philip Hadi used to be one of these people. But in the nervous days after 9/11 he flees New York and hires Mark to turn his Howland home into a year-round “secure location” from which he can manage billions of dollars of other people’s money. The collision of these two men’s very different worlds—rural vs. urban, middle class vs. wealthy—is the engine of Jonathan Dee’s powerful new novel. Inspired by Hadi, Mark looks around for a surefire investment: the mid-decade housing boom. Over Karen’s objections, and teaming up with his troubled brother, Gerry, Mark starts buying up local property with cheap debt. Then the town’s first selectman dies suddenly, and Hadi volunteers for office. He soon begins subtly transforming Howland in his image—with unexpected results for Mark and his extended family. Here are the dramas of twenty-first-century America—rising inequality, working class decline, a new authoritarianism—played out in the classic setting of some of our greatest novels: the small town. The Locals is that rare work of fiction capable of capturing a fraught American moment in real time. Praise for The Locals “After 9/11, New York hedge fund billionaire Philip Hadi retreats to his summer home in the Berkshires. In thrall to his new town, he runs for office to keep it sleepy, sweet and free from tax hikes. Is he benevolent, arrogant or both? No one gets off the moral hook in this propulsive, brilliantly observed study.”—People (Book of the Week) “Thoughtful . . . [Jonathan Dee’s] prescient sensitivity has never been more unnerving. . . . Amid the heat of today’s vicious political climate, The Locals is a smoke alarm. Listen up.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 4905

A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries

Author: Bonnand, Sheila

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466683937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 3209

The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students’ interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services.

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 9508

This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

Gender and Forests

Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

Author: Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Bimbika Sijapati Basnett,Marlène Elias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317355660

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 5266

This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to bring depth and breadth to the relevant issues and address timely and under-studied themes. Focusing particularly on tropical forests, the book presents both local case studies and global comparative studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as the US and Europe. The studies range from personal histories of elderly American women’s attitudes toward conservation, to a combined qualitative / quantitative international comparative study on REDD+, to a longitudinal examination of oil palm and gender roles over time in Kalimantan. Issues are examined across scales, from the household to the nation state and the global arena; and reach back to the past to inform present and future considerations. The collection will be of relevance to academics, researchers, policy makers and advocates with different levels of familiarity with gender issues in the field of forestry.

Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the Context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention

A Thematic Study

Author: Clive L. N. Ruggles,Michel Cotte

Publisher: Ocarina Books/Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9782918086079

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 2763

This Thematic Study is a joint venture between ICOMOS, the advisory body to UNESCO on cultural sites, and the International Astronomical Union. It presents an overall vision on astronomical heritage, attempts to identify what constitutes "outstanding universal significance to humankind" in relation to astronomy, and identifies broad issues that could arise in the assessment of cultural properties relating to astronomy. This is the first Thematic Study in any field of science heritage. It is elaborated using examples of properties from around the world, including some already on the World Heritage List or national Tentative Lists. The subject matter ranges from early prehistory to modern astrophysics and space heritage, and also prominently includes dark sky issues and modern observatory sites. An e-version of the Thematic Study was published in June 2010 in time to be presented to the 2010 meeting of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, where it was duly approved. It has been circulated officially by the WHC to all of UNESCO's National Commissions. This full-colour paperback edition with some updates, and reformatted to new ICOMOS standards, was published in 2011 and is now offered for public sale.

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