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The Upside Of Down

Author : Thomas Homer-Dixon
ISBN : 9780307375872
Genre : Political Science
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From the author of the #1 bestselling and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning The Ingenuity Gap – an essential addition to the bookshelf of every thinking person with a stake in our world and our civilization. This is a groundbreaking, essential book for our times. Thomas Homer-Dixon brings to bear his formidable understanding of the urgent problems that confront our world to clarify their scope and deep causes. The Upside of Down provides a vivid picture of the immense stresses that are simultaneously converging on our societies and threatening a breakdown that would profoundly shake civilization. It shows, too, how we can choose a better route into the future. With the immediacy that characterized his award-winning international bestseller, The Ingenuity Gap, Homer-Dixon takes us on a remarkable journey – from the fall of the Roman empire to the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in New York, from Toronto in the 2003 blackout to the ancient temples of Lebanon and the wildfires of California. Incorporating the newest findings from an astonishing array of disciplines, he argues that the great stresses our world is experiencing – global warming, energy scarcity, population imbalances, and widening gaps between rich and poor – can’t be looked at independently. As these stresses combine and converge, the risk of breakdown rises. The first signs are appearing in the wastelands of the Arctic, the mud-clogged streets of Gonaïves, Haiti, and the volatile regions of the Middle East and Asia. But while the consequences of denial in our more perilous world are dire, Homer-Dixon makes clear that we can use our emerging understanding of the complex systems in which we live to avoid catastrophic collapse in a way the Roman empire could not. This vitally important new book shows how, in the face of breakdown, we can still provide for the renewal of our global civilization. We are creating the conditions for catastrophe, but by understanding the underlying principles that make human and natural systems resilient – and by working together to put those principles into effect – we can still limit the severity of collapse and foster regeneration, innovation, and renewal. From the Hardcover edition.

The Upside Down Tree

Author : Richard D. Connerney
ISBN : 0875866506
Genre : Social Science
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When he called India a ?functioning anarchy, ? economist Kenneth Galbraith may have been thinking about Uttar Pradesh (UP), in northern India. Some Indians laughingly refer to Uttar Pradesh as a ?loser state.? Known as a home of deep poverty, incurable corruption and sticky social problems, UP is not the India that now appears regularly in The New York Times and Newsweek. This is the other India; the one that modernity has largely left behind, and this book is the result of Rick Connerney''s repeated residencies over the last 18 years in that state. Most of India''s 1.13 billion people live far from the call centers of Bangalore and Delhi and Westernized cities like Mumbai. A huge slice of humanity, 17.5% of the world''s population, is practically invisible and impenetrable to most Americans. Exploring the realities of agriculture, business, the environment, politics, the economy, marriage, language and the arts, the author introduces the real people of India. At the heart of each chapter lies an epiphany about Indian culture ? Copernican intellectual shifts, radical reverses in the way the author made sense of the environment, when the evidence seemed to support one conclusion but further experience pointed to a different answer.a"

The Upside Down Way

Author : Matthew Ingalls
ISBN : 9781532605376
Genre : Religion
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Jesus' life should turn our world upside-down. His first observers, according to Luke, were routinely seized with amazement, both at the bending of physics--making the blind see and lame walk--and at the ridiculous things he did and taught. A careful look at the Jesus of the Gospels sketches a man completely out of touch with conventional thinking; a man radically devoted to living a shocking life for the sake of the broken and forgotten. In popular depictions of Jesus today he seems to be more concerned with upholding a conventional way of life than with overturning our understanding of ourselves. Jesus' life story should lead more to humble servanthood than to syncopated light shows in church or the triumph of a political candidate or a well-ordered and respectable lifestyle. The Upside Down Way is a series of devotionals drawn from the text of Luke. Each devotional is an invitation to a fresh look at the outrageous words and actions of Jesus. Author and pastor Matthew Ingalls combines rigorous historical study with a voice that is unflinchingly bold, reflective, honest, and challenging, in order to elevate Luke's ridiculous Jesus to his rightful position as the fountain of Christian faith.

The Upside Down Fish

Author : Kate Louise
ISBN : 9781632202307
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Upside-Down Fish lives in a big tank at a pet store filled with lots of other fish. The other fish in the tank swim the right way up though, and they don’t understand why Upside-Down Fish is so different. This makes him very lonely. One day, a child comes into the store and chooses Upside-Down Fish as a pet. He is anxious that he won’t be accepted in his new tank, but much to his surprise, the new fish are friendly! They love that he is different and want to know what it’s like to have the sky below and the ground above. Upside-Down Fish realizes that it’s okay to be different—it’s what makes him so special. Kate Louise and Laura Matine’s The Upside-Down Fish is about being yourself and finding happiness with people who accept you for who you are. Inspired by the author’s own upside-down fish, this is a book for any child who feels a little different and needs that extra boost of confidence. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Rachel And The Upside Down Heart

Author : Eileen Douglas
ISBN : 9781939961174
Genre : Photography
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Rachel and the Upside Down Heart is a magnificent and compelling true story that will open the hearts and minds of children and parents. When Rachel is four years old, her daddy dies, and Rachel's life changes forever. She and her mommy travel from their house in Kentucky to the busy streets of New York City. At first Rachael feels so sad that it's as if her heart is upside down. But after a while Rachel discovers happiness - while keeping the memory of her father alive in her heart.

The Upside Down Year

Author : Marc C. Crump
ISBN : 0977316807
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The Upside Down Smile

Author : Jared Rago
ISBN : 9780615429977
Genre : Emotions
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A girl named Rose learns from her father that a sad face can often be a happy face turned upside-down, and that happy moments and memories can sometimes cause tears of joy as well as smiles.

The Upside Down Christmas Tree

Author : Charles R. Esther
ISBN : 9781496921222
Genre : Religion
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Christmas is coming and Ann has found the perfect surprise for her Dad. It’s a Christmas tree that was grown upside down. Little Ann knows just what needs to be done to decorate this unique tree. She’s so excited she can’t sit still. Join her as she helps Mom and Dad create the ‘perfect’ tree for the family.

The Upside Down Girl

Author : Stefanie K. Wall
ISBN : 9781479787081
Genre : Fiction
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32 year old Sam McGrath didn't expect her life to roller coaster her into another person. With little to nothing she learned how to love by losing everything. Taking risks, abandoning everything she knew gave her the courage to begin a tempestuous journey without any reservations, regret, or embarrassment. Now, with her new found identity this is where the real story begins...

Keeker And The Upside Down Day

Author : Hadley Higginson
ISBN : 9781452120508
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The delightful, timeless Sneaky Pony series concludes with Keeker and the Crazy, Upside-Down Birthday. Keeker's birthday is always full of surprises. But when she discovers what her parents are planning for this year's birthday surprise, Keeker is sure it will ruin her life! When she decides to run away with her pony Plum, Keeker learns that change can be exciting and that no matter what, some friendships will always remain true.

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