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We Give Our Hearts To Dogs To Tear

Author : Alston Chase
ISBN : 9781351298261
Genre : Pets
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More than a hauntingly beautiful memoir about small dogs in Big Sky country, this book is a wise account of the relationships among dogs, humans, and the land that surrounds them. It is the story of successive generations of Jack Russell terriers, their animal friends, and their human companions. Alston Chase searches for the immortality of dogs, what makes them unique companions, and why we humans willingly give them our hearts knowing that someday they will be broken. This book will resonate with anyone who has ever loved a dog. Chase muses that dogs are the embodiment of spirit over mortality and through the window of their brief lives we glimpse eternity. This eternal includes the Earth, the land, and the bonds forged between people and dogs over thousands of years. Chase sees threats in the decline of rural life, unbridled urbanization, and in dog breeders who judge by conformation to breed standards and fashion rather than ability and health. An uplifting tribute to the dogs we love, and a reflection on the limitations of life, this book shows a triumph of the spirit. Rich in poetic citations, it is an environmental cry for help, a naturalistic appreciation of a dissolving world, and a deeply spiritual reminder that nothing loved is ever lost.

The Power Of The Dog

Author : Don Winslow
ISBN : 1400044847
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel comes an explosive novel of the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. The prequel to The Cartel, and set about 10 years earlier, The Power of the Dog introduces a brilliant cast of characters. Art Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dog Spelled Backwards

Author : Mordecai Siegal
ISBN : 031228179X
Genre : Pets
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Celebrating all things canine, a heartwarming anthology of writings about dogs draws from the best in English and American literature to include such works as The Call of the Wild by Jack London, "To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles M. Schulz's "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Snoopy," and other works by Margaret Truman, O. Henry, and others. 25,000 first printing.

Perishable Material Culture In Prehistory

Author : Linda M. Hurcombe
ISBN : 9781317814559
Genre : Social Science
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Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach by using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such a broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective, or concentrates so fully on approaches to the missing components of prehistoric material culture. This book will be an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic materials as the ’missing majority’ of prehistoric material culture.

In A Dark Wood

Author : Alston Chase
ISBN : 9781351513159
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In a Dark Wood presents a history of debates among ecologists over what constitutes good forestry, and a critique of the ecological reasoning behind contemporary strategies of preservation, including the Endangered Species Act. Chase argues that these strategies, in many instances adopted for political, rather than scientific reasons, fail to promote biological diversity and may actually harm more creatures than they help. At the same time, Chase offers examples of conservation strategies that work, but which are deemed politically incorrect and ignored. In a Dark Wood provides the most thoughtful and complete account yet written of radical environmentalism. And it challenges the fundamental—but largely unexamined—assumptions of preservationism, such as those concerning whether there is a "balance of nature," whether all branches of ecology are really science, and whether ecosystems exist. In his new introduction, Chase evaluates the response to his book and reports on recent developments in environmental science, policy, and politics. In a Dark Wood was judged by a recent national poll to be one of the one hundred best nonfiction books written in the English language during the twentieth century. A smashing good read, this book will be of interest to environmentalists, ecologists, philosophers, biologists, and bio-ethicists, and anyone concerned about ecological issues.

How To Win Friends Influence People

Author : Dale Carnegie
ISBN : 9789352613939
Genre : Self-Help
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Listen To The Wind Speak From The Heart

Author : Roger Thunderhands Gilbert
ISBN : 161593149X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Imagine sitting around a campfire listening to a wise elder speak wisdom so deep that each short tale could be life changing. Listen to the Wind, Speak from the Heart, tells these kind of stories. Roger Thunderhands Gilbert writes from the heart, passing on the wisdom of his Spirit self in plain, understandable, and passionate language. Thunderhands’s integration of Native American, Taoist, and many other wisdom traditions blend seamlessly, illuminating everything from Earth changes, Hopi and Mayan prophecies, ancient star ancestors, global political climate and protests, technology, food and water crisis and other issues. Thunderhands’s stories are full of light and hope, teaching of love and life, and of the responsibility to the self, the planet, and all people. Combining shamanistic and Eastern knowledge, healing techniques, and practices, this book delivers an important synthesis of insights for today's global culture. Winner 2013 COVR award - Gold

A Mind For Murder

Author : Alston Chase
ISBN : 0393325563
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An interpretation of the Unabomber case projects Ted Kaczynski's life against a backdrop of the Cold War, emerging from an unhappy adolescence to attend Harvard University, where he first adopted the ideas that would lead to his violent behavior. Originally published as Harvard and the Unabomber. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Playing God In Yellowstone

Author : Alston Chase
ISBN : MINN:31951D001628111
Genre : Nature
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Basing his argument of five years of research, the author refutes Yellowstone Park's reputation as a great game sanctuary by revealing numerous examples of the park's ecological mismanagement

A Christmas Carol

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : OXFORD:590300968
Genre : Christmas stories
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

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