Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Lauren Liess
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683356486
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess’s Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess’s critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess’s latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess’s down-to-earth style are evident throughout.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Betty Culley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780593175736
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Release: 2021
Editor: Crown Books For Young Readers
Language: en

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Ten-year-old aspiring geologist Henry Bower investigates the meteorite that crash lands in the hayfield, discovering a rock that will change his family, his town, and even himself.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Bruno Latour
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781509530595
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Release: 2018-11-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial. The Left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders. This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today.

Down to Earth Politics in the New Climatic Regime

Down to Earth  Politics in the New Climatic Regime
Author: Bruno Latour
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1509530576
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Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: Polity
Language: en

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The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial. The Left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders. This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Ted Steinberg
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780199315017
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Release: 2002-05-09
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of modern-day consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, the author reminds readers that many critical episodes in our history were, in fact, environmental events. He highlights the ways in which we have attempted to reshape and control nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities. The text is ideal for courses in environmental history, environmental studies, urban studies, economic history, and American history. Passionately argued and thought-provoking, Down to Earth retells our nation's history with nature in the foreground--a perspective that will challenge our view of everything from Jamestown to Disney World.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Rhonda Hetzel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781743480144
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Release: 2012-12-15
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

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'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.' Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.

Down To Earth

Down To Earth
Author: Nikki Tate
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781459804258
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

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Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.

Down to Earth Geography Grade 4

Down to Earth Geography  Grade 4
Author: Ruth Foster
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1420692747
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Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Monty Don
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780744021660
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Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice. Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, color, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television. This is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life. "I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too." - Monty

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Lisa Parks,James Schwoch
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813553337
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Release: 2012-06-13
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

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Down to Earth presents the first comprehensive overview of the geopolitical maneuvers, financial investments, technological innovations, and ideological struggles that take place behind the scenes of the satellite industry. Satellite projects that have not received extensive coverage—microsatellites in China, WorldSpace in South Africa, SiriusXM, the failures of USA 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium—are explored. This collection takes readers on a voyage through a truly global industry, from the sites where satellites are launched to the corporate clean rooms where they are designed, and along the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a practical introduction to the mechanics of the satellite industry, a history of how its practices and technologies have evolved, and a sophisticated theoretical analysis of satellite cultures, Down to Earth opens up a new space for global media studies.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Tom Hughes
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781631463747
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: NavPress Publishing Group
Language: en

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There's hardly anyone in the world more down-to-earth than Jesus. That sounds far-fetched because, well, Jesus is God. But read the Gospels and you find Jesus telling stories that ring true from beginning to end, stories you can immediately identify with, stories that make you go "hmmm." In Down to Earth we learn that these stories are different from the stories we tell each other--these are stories intended to change your life. They're soul stories--stories that get inside you and linger there, stories you start to find yourself living into. And when you do, you and the world around you are transformed for good.

Habitat

Habitat
Author: Lauren Liess
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781613128091
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Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Harry Turtledove
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780345430236
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Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Random House LLC
Language: en

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Arriving in the midst of World War II, the aliens have conquered half the Earth and are threatening to exterminate all life on Earth if they do not get their way. Reprint.

Down to Earth Sociology 14th Edition

Down to Earth Sociology  14th Edition
Author: James M. Henslin
Pages: 588
ISBN: 9781416536208
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Release: 2007-02-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Up to Heaven Down to Earth

Up to Heaven  Down to Earth
Author: Fay Angus
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0830704728
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Release: 1977
Editor: Regal Books
Language: en

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The Stars Down to Earth

The Stars Down to Earth
Author: Theodor Adorno
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781134488704
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Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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The Stars Down to Earth shows us a stunningly prescient Adorno. Haunted by the ugly side of American culture industries he used the different angles provided by each of these three essays to showcase the dangers inherent in modern obsessions with consumption. He engages with some of his most enduring themes in this seminal collection, focussing on the irrational in mass culture - from astrology to new age cults, from anti-semitism to the power of neo-fascist propaganda. He points out that the modern state and market forces serve the interest of capital in its basic form. Stephan Crook's introduction grounds Adorno's arguments firmly in the present where extreme religious and political organizations are commonplace - so commonplace in fact that often we deem them unworthy of our attention. Half a century ago Theodore Adorno not only recognised the dangers, but proclaimed them loudly. We did not listen then. Maybe it is not too late to listen now.

Down to Earth Sociology

Down to Earth Sociology
Author: James M. Henslin
Pages: 590
ISBN: 9780743267601
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection complemented by correlating charts that list key introductory textbooks. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Dave s Down to Earth Rock Shop

Dave s Down to Earth Rock Shop
Author: Stuart J. Murphy
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780064467292
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Release: 2000-01-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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Josh is the best collector on the block. And now he has something new to collect - rocks! Soon Josh and his best friend, Amy, have so many rocks they need to organize their collection. But how? Young collectors will be fascinated by all there is to know about rocks and about classifying - sorting and organizing objects by attributes like color, shape, or size. Grab your rock hammer and join the fun with this entertaining story by Stuart J. Murphy and lively art by Cat Bowman Smith.

The Down to Earth Birth Book

The Down to Earth Birth Book
Author: Jenny Blyth
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0975767119
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Author: Gísli Pálsson
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1953035167
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Release: 2020-10-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Can one have something in common with a lava field? Can one identify with a mountain, or connect with a contemporary event in the history of the earth, in the way that some people feel connected together by birthday, genetic fingerprint, or zodiac sign? In the terms of the Christian burial ceremony, what is this earth from which we come and to which we return?In Down to Earth, Gísli Pálsson explores such questions through both personal reflection on the microcosm of his childhood home, an Icelandic island disrupted by volcanic eruption, and a critical discussion of the current age of the Anthropocene, characterized by the growing environmental impact of humans. While environmental hazards caused by humans often inform public discussion of the Anthropocene, human impact on the planet is not always detrimental. This book discusses in detail the pioneering effort on Heimaey island to cool molten lava and to divert its flow, in order to save a fishing harbor and the community it has allowed to thrive. Mingling the personal and the geological, the local and the global, Down to Earth should appeal to many readers in diverse contexts throughout the English-speaking world. The author appears to the reader when it suits him, naturally enough, and on occasion near the center of the narrative, in the vicinity of earthquakes, eruptions, and other natural hazards.Gísli Pálsson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland. He has written extensively on a variety of issues, including human-environmental relations, slavery, biomedicine, and the social context of genomics. He has done fieldwork in Iceland, the Republic of Cape Verde, the Canadian Arctic, and the Virgin Islands. He has written over 130 articles in scientific journals and edited books. His most recent books are The Man Who Stole Himself (2016); Nature, Culture, and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life (2015), Can Science Resolve the Nature/Nurture Debate? (with Margaret Lock, 2016), and Biosocial Becomings: Integrating Social and Biological Anthropology (co-edited with Timothy Ingold, 2013). Pálsson has received a number of Icelandic and international honours for his academic work, including the Icelandic Asa Wright Medal for excellence in research, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, the Rosenstiel Award for research from the University of Miami, and from the College of William & Mary, annaward for the best book on historical anthropology (2018). He has served on various international boards and committees, including the European Science Foundation.