Faces of the Rainforest

The Yanomami

Author: Valdir Cruz,Kenneth Good,Vicki Goldberg

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 6119

The Yanomami, native to Venezuela and Brazil, are believed to be descendants of those who migrated over the Bering land bridge some 20 centuries ago and have been residents of the Amazon for the past 15,000 years. Though they are the last remaining society untouched by modernisation, interference from outsiders has incontestably altered the fragile future of their people. This prophetic and haunting portrait is made all the more hallucinatory by the knowledge that this ancient culture is on the brink of extinction. With 91 duotone photos plus a map.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7800

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Into the Heart

One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomami

Author: Kenneth Good,David Chanoff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780673982322

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 2972

Anthropologist Kenneth Good went to the rain forests of the Amazon to study the Yanomami. He found more than one of the few remaining peoples untouched by modern civilization. During more than a decade of observation, Good found himself accepted, indeed virtually adopted, by the tribe and eventually fell in love with a young Yanomami woman. In the process, he made exciting new discoveries about the tribal people and about himself. Into the Heart is the fascinating story of his journey of discovery.

The Land Grabbers

The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807003255

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 4468

How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheiks, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world. An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small countries are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, the jungles of South America, and the prairies of Eastern Europe. Veteran science writer Fred Pearce spent a year circling the globe to find out who was doing the buying, whose land was being taken over, and what the effect of these massive land deals seems to be. The Land Grabbers is a first-of-its-kind exposé that reveals the scale and the human costs of the land grab, one of the most profound ethical, environmental, and economic issues facing the globalized world in the twenty-first century. The corporations, speculators, and governments scooping up land cheap in the developing world claim that industrial-scale farming will help local economies. But Pearce’s research reveals a far more troubling reality. While some mega-farms are ethically run, all too often poor farmers and cattle herders are evicted from ancestral lands or cut off from water sources. The good jobs promised by foreign capitalists and home governments alike fail to materialize. Hungry nations are being forced to export their food to the wealthy, and corporate potentates run fiefdoms oblivious to the country beyond their fences. Pearce’s story is populated with larger-than-life characters, from financier George Soros and industry tycoon Richard Branson, to Gulf state sheikhs, Russian oligarchs, British barons, and Burmese generals. We discover why Goldman Sachs is buying up the Chinese poultry industry, what Lord Rothschild and a legendary 1970s asset-stripper are doing in the backwoods of Brazil, and what plans a Saudi oil billionaire has for Ethiopia. Along the way, Pearce introduces us to the people who actually live on, and live off of, the supposedly “empty” land that is being grabbed, from Cambodian peasants, victimized first by the Khmer Rouge and now by crony capitalism, to African pastoralists confined to ever-smaller tracts. Over the next few decades, land grabbing may matter more, to more of the planet’s people, than even climate change. It will affect who eats and who does not, who gets richer and who gets poorer, and whether agrarian societies can exist outside corporate control. It is the new battle over who owns the planet.

History, Power, and Identity

Ethnogenesis in the Americas, 1492-1992

Author: Jonathan D. Hill

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 158729110X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9768

For the past five centuries, indigenous and African American communities throughout the Americas have sought to maintain and recreate enduring identities under conditions of radical change and discontinuity. The essays in this groundbreaking volume document this cultural activity—this ethnogenesis—within and against the broader contexts of domination; the authors simultaneously encompass the entanglements of local communities in the webs of national and global power relations as well as people's unique abilities to gain control over their history and identity. By defining ethnogenesis as the synthesis of people's cultural and political struggles, History, Power, and Identity breaks out of the implicit contrast between isolated local cultures and dynamic global history. From the northeastern plains of North America to Amazonia, colonial and independent states in the Americas interacted with vast multilingual and multicultural networks, resulting in the historical emergence of new ethnic identities and the disappearance of many earlier ones. The importance of African, indigenous American, and European religions, myths, and symbols, as historical cornerstones in the building of new ethnic identities, emerges as one of the central themes of this convincing collection.

Visual Mathematics, Illustrated by the TI-92 and the TI-89

Author: George C. Dorner,Jean M. Ferrard,Henri Lemberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 2817802012

Category: Mathematics

Page: 451

View: 2330

The aim of this book is to present basic and advanced mathematical concepts using the graphical and traditional calculator, the TI 92 and the TI 89. These mathematical concepts are commonly taught at some stage of the first three years of college curricula; Analysis (approximations, convergence, differential equations, etc.) Linear Algebra (orthogonality, reduction, etc.). The idea behind this book is totally original and will teach the reader not only all the necessary theorems and examples, but illustrations of the calculator screens and the programs (short versions) will allow the reader to visualize these new concepts directly from the book, or on the calculator, leading to a better understanding through "seeing" and "touching" the mathematical lesson being taught.

The Arts & Crafts Movement

Author: Oscar Lovell Triggs

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783103833

Category: Art

Page: 245

View: 1867

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered a veritable reform in the applied arts in England. Founded by John Ruskin, then put into practice by William Morris, the Arts & Crafts movement promoted revolutionary ideas in Victorian England. In the middle of the “soulless” Industrial Era, when objects were standardised, the Arts & Crafts movement proposed a return to the aesthetic at the core of production. The work of artisans and meticulous design thus became the heart of this new ideology, which influenced styles throughout the world, translating the essential ideas of Arts & Crafts into design, architecture and painting.

Miniature Metropolis

Author: Andreas Huyssen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674416724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

View: 9163

Andreas Huyssen explores the history and theory of metropolitan miniatures—short prose pieces about urban life written for European newspapers. His fine-grained readings open vistas into German critical theory and the visual arts, revealing the miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism.

A Natural History of the New World

The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas

Author: Alan Graham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226306801

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 4905

A Natural History of the New World traces the evolution of plant ecosystems, beginning in the Late Cretaceous period and ending in the present, charting their responses to changes in geology and climate.


Author: Alex. B. McBratney,Budiman Minasny,Uta Stockmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319634399

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 4962

This book presents the basic concepts of quantitative soil science and, within this framework, it seeks to construct a new body of knowledge. There is a growing need for quantitative approach in soil science, which arises from a general demand for improved economic production and environmental management. Pedometrics can be defined as the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods applicable to data analysis problems in soil science. This book shows how pedometrics can address key soil-related questions from a quantitative point of view. It addresses four main areas which are akin to the problems of conventional pedology: (i) Understanding the pattern of soil distribution in character space – soil classification, (ii) Understanding soil spatial and temporal variation, (iii) Evaluating the utility and quality of soil and ultimately, (iv) Understanding the genesis of soil. This is the first book that address these problems in a coherent quantitate approach.


Together We Celebrate

Author: N.A

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878170

Category: Photography

Page: 186

View: 8614

On any given day at Misericordia Heart of Mercy Center, more than 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities are busy at work traversing the 31-acre campus and city of Chicago to get to paying jobs, taking continuing education classes, exercising at the on-campus health and fitness center, creating works of art in the HeART Studio Workshops, singing and dancing in performance groups, and so much more. Its mission to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life is a call to action for 1,000 dedicated staff members and tens of thousands of volunteers every year. Its name which means Heart of Mercy has become synonymous with excellent care, and it is a model for others worldwide in providing residential options and programs so those with developmental disabilities can live lives that are fulfilled, meaningful, and as independent as possible. Misericordia is unique from other providers in the field because it provides a full continuum of care and a network of services for individuals from diverse racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with disabilities ranging from mild to profound. With hundreds of families on its waiting list, Misericordia continues to grow and expand to meet the evolving needs and to anticipate the future needs of its residents and the larger community. Founded in 1921 as a maternity hospital, Misericordia has changed over the years to meet unmet needs and has learned to do three things very well it provides exceptional programs for its residents, gives peace of mind to residents' families, and shares its mission with supporters across the country."

Indigenous Diplomacies

Author: J. Beier

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781349377572

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 2489

This volume explores broad conceptual questions raised by the 'discovery' of indigenous peoples as increasingly important global political actors - questions made all the more urgent by the sudden recognition that indigenous diplomacies are not at all new, but merely newly noticed.

The New York School

Photographs, 1936-1963

Author: Jane Livingston

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556702396

Category: Photography

Page: 403

View: 7586

The New York School of Photography refers to a loosely defined group of photographers who lived and worked in New York City during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Through a stunning selection of 250 photographs, along with quotes from the photographers, the author shows the New York School's distinctive style. Livingston is associate director and chief curator of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.

More pictures from my window

Author: Ruth Orkin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 2724

Gathers photographs around the Sheep Meadow area of Central Park in New York, and includes shots of parades, rallies, and the Manhattan skyline

Through Her Lens

The Stories Behind the Photography of Eva Sereny

Author: Iconic Images Eva Sereny

Publisher: Acc Art Books

ISBN: 9781851498925

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 6534

- One of the largest archives of film-set photography and editorial magazine shots from the '70s and '80s - Introduction by Jacqueline Bisset and Charlotte Rampling - Archive contains almost 100 unseen pictures, all narrated by Eva Sereny herself: a top professional photographer, working in a male-dominated field - Includes shots from the sets of several great classical films ('The Great Gatsby', 'The Night Porter', and 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom', and more) Stories and photography intermingle on the pages of this gorgeous homage to '70s and '80s cinema and celebrity. Including rare and never-before-seen images, Through Her Lens is a wonderful collection of images and memoires that capture the spirit of the age. From unexpected late-night calls from Romy Schneider, to a stay at Paul Newman's home in Connecticut; from working on set with Bernardo Bertolucci, Werner Herzog, Steven Spielberg and Sydney Pollack, to lounging poolside with Raquel Welch; Sereny reveals her favorite moments from working behind the lens. This is the first photographic retrospective of Sereny's star-studded career, including nearly 100 never-before-seen images complemented by Eva's own stories.