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Adventures In Dietland

Author : Ralph Peterson
ISBN : 0998926809
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Ralph Peterson has tried nearly every diet he could find: Atkins, Jenny Craig, Body for Life, the Grapefruit Diet, and Weight Watchers, just to name a few. Through it all Ralph has seen his weight Yo-Yo from 350lbs to 280lbs and back again. Finally, Ralph figured out there are rules to dieting and lost more than 150lbs and has kept it off.


Author : Sarai Walker
ISBN : 9780544373433
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A fresh and provocative debut novel about a reclusive young woman saving up for weight loss surgery when she gets drawn into a shadowy feminist guerilla group called "Jennifer"—equal partsBridget Jones's Diary and Fight Club

The Beaver

Author : Dietland Müller-Schwarze
ISBN : 080144098X
Genre : Nature
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Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, purify water, and prevent large-scale flooding. Biologists have long studied their daily and seasonal routines, family structures, and dispersal patterns. As human development encroaches into formerly wild areas, property owners and government authorities need new, nonlethal strategies for dealing with so-called nuisance beavers. At the same time, the complex behavior of beavers intrigues visitors at parks and other wildlife viewing sites because it is relatively easy to observe.In an up-to-date, exhaustively illustrated, and comprehensive book on beaver biology and management, Dietland Müller-Schwarze and Lixing Sun gather a wealth of scientific knowledge about both the North American and Eurasian beaver species. The Beaver is designed to satisfy the curiosity and answer the questions of anyone with an interest in these animals, from students who enjoy watching beaver ponds at nature centers to homeowners who hope to protect their landscaping. Photographs taken by the authors document every aspect of beaver behavior and biology, the variety of their constructions, and the habitats that depend on their presence. Beaver facts:•Just as individual beavers shape their immediate surroundings, so did the distribution of beavers across North America influence the paths of English and French explorers and traders. As a result of the fur trade, beavers were wiped out across large areas of the United States. Reintroduction efforts led to the widespread establishment of these resilient animals, and now they are found throughout North America, Europe, and parts of the southern hemisphere.•Beaver meadows provided early settlers with level, fertile pastures and hayfields.•Based on the fossil record, the smallest extinct beaver species were the size of a muskrat, and the largest may have reached the size of a black bear (five to six times as large as today's North American beavers). Beaver-gnawed wood has been found alongside the skeleton of a mastodon.•Some beavers remain in the home lodge for an extra year to assist their parents in raising younger siblings. They feed, groom, and guard the newborn kits.•In 1600, beaver ponds covered eleven percent of the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers' watershed above Thebes, Illinois. Restoring only 3 percent of the original wetlands might suffice to prevent catastrophic floods such as those in the early 1990s.

The Beaver

Author : Dietland Muller-Schwarze
ISBN : 9780801450105
Genre : Nature
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A comprehensive look at the natural history and management of this keystone species.

The Behavior Of Penguins

Author : Dietland Müller-Schwarze
ISBN : 0873958667
Genre : Nature
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Strange geese. That was their description when they were discovered in 1520 during Magellan s historic voyage. Today, penguins are familiar to everyone, yet few researchers have observed them in the remote regions in which they live. Written by an ecologist-behaviorist who has worked extensively in the natural penguin habitat, The Behavior of Penguins is the first general work on the entire family of penguins. Numerous and remarkable field photographs document the author s detailed study of the life cycles and breeding patterns of each penguin species. He brings to light their unusual abilities to go with little food for months, to dive deep in the ocean, and to protect themselves in extreme environments. Muller-Schwarze s comprehensive and fascinating account of penguins also emphasizes the urgent need to protect these birds and their natural habitat."

Let S Move On

Author : Vicente Fox
ISBN : 9781682615447
Genre : Political Science
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The Beauty Myth Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 9781473521964
Genre : Philosophy
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

The World Peace Diet

Author : Will Tuttle
ISBN : 1590560833
Genre : Philosophy
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Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, to help them reconnect with what they are eating, what was required to get it on their plates--and what happens after it leaves their plates.

Napa At Last Light

Author : James Conaway
ISBN : 9781501128455
Genre : Business & Economics
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Exposes the often shadowy side of the winemaking industry in Napa Valley, where multinational corporations have subsumed old family vineyards and abandoned the agricultural traditions of the region.

Hot Heavy

Author : Virgie Tovar
ISBN : 9781580054690
Genre : Social Science
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In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat—building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society’s rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets—including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn—cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word “fat,” pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries. Ground-breaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically—and unconditionally—loving the body you’re in.

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