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The End Of The Long Summer

Author : Dianne Dumanoski
ISBN : 0307452220
Genre : Science
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For the past twelve thousand years, Earth’s stable climate has allowed human civilization to flourish. But this long benign summer is an anomaly in the Earth’s history and one that is rapidly coming to a close. The radical experiment of our modern industrial civilization is now disrupting our planet’s very metabolism; our future hinges in large part on how Earth responds. Climate change is already bearing down, hitting harder and faster than expected. The greatest danger is not extreme yet discrete weather events, such as Hurricane Katrina or the calamitous wildfires that now plague California, but profound and systemic disruptions on a global scale. Contrary to the pervasive belief that climate change will be a gradual escalator ride into balmier temperatures, the Earth’s climate system has a history of radical shifts–dramatic shocks that could lead to the collapse of social and economic systems. The question is no longer simply how can we stop climate change, but how can we as a civilization survive it. The guiding values of modern culture have become dangerously obsolete in this new era. Yet as renowned environmental journalist Dianne Dumanoski shows, little has been done to avert the crisis or to prepare human societies for a time of growing instability. In a work of astonishing scope, Dumanoski deftly weaves history, science, and culture to show how the fundamental doctrines of modern society have impeded our ability to respond to this crisis and have fostered an economic globalization that is only increasing our vulnerability at this critical time. She exposes the fallacy of banking on a last-minute technological fix as well as the perilous trap of believing that humans can succeed in the quest to control nature. Only by restructuring our global civilization based on the principles that have allowed Earth’s life and our ancestors to survive catastrophe——diversity, redundancy, a degree of self-sufficiency, social solidarity, and an aversion to excessive integration——can we restore the flexibility needed to weather the trials ahead. In this powerful and prescient book, Dumanoski moves beyond now-ubiquitous environmental buzzwords about green industries and clean energy to provide a new cultural map through this dangerous passage. Though the message is grave, it is not without hope. Lucid, eloquent, and urgent, The End of the Long Summer deserves a place alongside transformative works such as Silent Spring and The Fate of the Earth. From the Hardcover edition.

God S Long Summer

Author : Charles Marsh
ISBN : 0691029407
Genre : History
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Through five intensely personal and emotional stories, Marsh asks us to consider the civil rights movement anew and to view religion as a powerful yet protean force driving social action.

The Long Summer

Author : Brad Newell
ISBN : 9780557370597
Genre : Travel
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A four-year sail around the Pacific Ocean.

Long Summer Nights

Author : Kathleen O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781426854972
Genre : Fiction
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Get away from it all…and have it all! Journalist Jennifer Dale is on assignment, pretending that miserable isolation in upstate New York is the greatest thing ever. The only bright spot? The wickedly sexy recluse across the lake, who swims in the buff. Now, there's some wildlife a gal can enjoy watching over and over and over…. When Jennifer suffers a slight boating mishap, Hot Swimming Guy comes to her rescue. Turns out Aaron Barksdale is hot enough to switch her damsel's distress into a damsel undressed! But Aaron is more than a hot summer night between the sheets— he's also an award-winning author who disappeared from the public eye years ago. Revealing all could be the scoop of the century, but only if Jennifer's willing to risk it all.

One Long Summer

Author : Mark Dalton
ISBN : 9781788037723
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A tale of a dream achieved, a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the world on motorbike. For all independent travel enthusiasts. “Sometimes you have to put everything you know, your life, relationships and work on hold to chase a dream.” The story of one man’s journey to achieve a long-held ambition, One Long Summer tells the tale of lone traveller, Mark Dalton’s overland adventure around the world by motorcycle. The plan for this year-long excursion was conceived while recovering from major heart surgery, a shift in priorities that led Mark into a whole world of adventure and discovery. It is an absorbing tale of the reality of modern day overland travel which includes the highs and the lows. It is the, sometimes the alcohol-induced, musings of travelling alone across the world’s great open spaces, the dry plains of Kazakhstan, the Trans Siberia road and the ferocious inferno of the Australian outback. In the end, the original reasons became a moot point and the journey itself became the purpose. The point is escaping constant social media connectivity and finding what is really important in the ever-increasing triviality of a 24 hour news-fed world, where the real people of a country welcome a stranger with open minds and hearts.

Long Summer Day

Author : R. F. Delderfield
ISBN : 9781444737318
Genre : Fiction
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1902-1911 An age of innocence and hope. Before the storm clouds roll over Europe. As Paul Craddock recovers from his Boer War injuries, he starts to plan a new life. As soon as he is able he invests all he has in a remote but beautiful estate in Devon, determined to make something wonderful of the place and to be at the heart of what is most real and most important. Then he meets Grace, beautiful and passionate, and mistress of the land he has so quickly grown to love. Equals in spirit and honour, their attraction to each other is undeniable, but she too has ambitions - and they may not be compatible with his. As Paul gains knowledge, contentment and stature in Shallowford it is at the price of heartbreak and bittersweet lessons learned.

Stories About Storytellers

Author : Douglas Gibson
ISBN : 9781770900493
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The legendary Canadian book editor presents this “remarkable, four-decade romp through the back rooms of publishing.” —Toronto Sun Scottish-born Douglas Gibson was drawn to Canada by the writing of Stephen Leacock—and eventually made his way across the Atlantic to find a job in book publishing, where he edited a biography of none other than Leacock. But over the decades, his stellar career would lead him to work with many more of the country’s leading literary lights. This memoir shares stories of working—and playing—alongside writers including Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Brian Mulroney, Val Ross, W. O. Mitchell, and many more. He reveals the projects he brainstormed for Barry Broadfoot; how he convinced future Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro to keep writing short stories; his early-morning phone call from a former prime minister; and his recollection of yanking a manuscript right out of Alistair MacLeod’s reluctant hands—which ultimately garnered MacLeod one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Insightful and entertaining, this collection of tales goes behind the scenes and between the covers to divulge a treasure trove of literary adventures. “He makes his life in publishing sound like great fun.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Long Hot Summer

Author : Mary Moody
ISBN : 1741973503
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A French heatwave and a marriage meltdown. In the European summer of 2003 a deadly heat wave strikes France. To Mary Moody, living in her rural village in the south-west of France, it seems that the weather is merely imitating the stifling heat of her own relationships. Her marriage, already under strain from the freedoms of her new life in France and the revelation of an affair, now reaches breaking point. At the heart of The Long Hot Summer lie Mary's two conflicting passions: for her newfound independence; and for the love of her husband and family in Australia. Confrontation and heartache are inevitable, yet both sides of her life are still capable of producing enormous joy and excitement. Can new needs exist alongside old loves? Mary Moody's two previous books, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse have become national bestsellers and made her one of the best-known and best-loved writers in Australia. With all the warmth and candour we've come to expect, The Long Hot Summer explores the minefield of relationships and changing desires, set against the beautiful backdrop of rural France.

Chicken Soup For The Soul A Tribute To Moms

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9781453275368
Genre : Self-Help
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms will help you show your thankfulness to the many moms in your life, be it your mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, or even your best girlfriend who is a mother. It's your chance to tell them how much they mean to you and how much you care.

Long Summer S End

Author : Patrick Engelbrecht
ISBN : 1388593629
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When Jock and his gang are wrongfully accused of murder, it's up to Jock to prove their innocence. This leads to one of the most challenging and adventurous summers of Jock's life.

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