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It's Fun to Entertain - Scott, Blackie
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2015, ISBN: 9780931948428

Paperback, Hardcover, First edition, ID: 931386044

HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2003. First Edition. Softcover (Photographic). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. list of illustrations, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of eight pages each, of black-and-white photography. Photographic paperback binding with pale yellow, brown and dark red coloured titles to the front panel and white and dark brown coloured titles to the back strip. This biography tells the remarkable story of a remarkably single-minded and forthright woman, who, knew at age 15 she wanted to be a scientist, but whose life was cut short at 37. Rosalind Franklin took the crucial photograph showing that the human DNA was a double helix structure. However, four years after her death three men were given the Nobel Prize for science for the discovery of DNA – without any acknowledgement to Rosalind. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Reading creases and fading to the back strip with uniform tanning of the text block edges. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 380 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0006552110. ISBN/EAN: 9780006552116. Inventory No: 0122941. . 9780006552116 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. ., HarperCollins Publishers, 2003, MacMillan Publishing Company. Paperback. 0028194306 Unmarked text. . Good. 1985-01-01. 4th edition., MacMillan Publishing Company, 1985-01-01, Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: House of Anansi / CBC Massey Lectures ( Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ), 2006, 2nd Edition, 1st Edition Thus, Later Printing, 2006. ----------softcover, about 5 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, looks new, signed without inscription by Stephen Lewis, 214 pages, ---"---"I have spent the last four years watching people die." With these wrenching words, diplomat and humanitarian Stephen Lewis opens his 2005 CBC Massey Lectures. Lewis's determination to bear witness to the desperate plight of so many in Africa and elsewhere is balanced by his unique, personal, and often searing insider's perspective on our ongoing failure to help. --Lewis recounts how, in 2000, the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York introduced eight Millennium Development Goals, which focused on fundamental issues such as education, health, and cutting poverty in half by 2015. In audacious prose, alive with anecdotes ranging from maddening to hilarious to heartbreaking, Lewis shows why and how the international community is falling desperately short of these goals. --This edition includes an afterword by Lewis, covering events after the lectures were delivered in fall 2005"---, .any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. Later printing(s). Soft Cover. Near Fine (see description). Illus. by Photo Cover., Toronto, ON: House of Anansi / CBC Massey Lectures ( Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ), 2006, 2nd Edition, 1st Edition Thus, 2006, Allen Lane/Penguin. Very Good. 2006. Paperback. 9780713999242 . Yellowed paper. ; We are the most fortunate generation that has ever lived. And we are the most fortunate generation that ever will. <br>--George Monbiot <br><br>What George Monbiot means by this is that our civilization has leveraged the awesome power of fossil energy to create a world that only a short time ago would have been nearly unimaginable. Our health, our wealth, our leisure, our freedom from tyranny and struggle, are all benefits bestowed upon us by harnessed energy of oil and coal. <br>But the price of these gifts has been a growing environmental crisis. Our atmosphere is filling up with carbon dioxide, which is released by the burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide traps the sun's heat, causing the temperature of our planet to rise. The reason why future generations are unlikely to be as fortunate as us is that fossil energy is just too good to be true. We cant go on enjoying the benefits of this dirty energy. We must either address the problem, which will be a tough challenge involving many sacrifices, or igre it, with unthinkable consequences. <br>George Monbiot's Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning marks an important moment in our civilization's thinking about global warming. The question is longer whether climate change is actually happening. The question is what to do about it. Monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping away from catastrophe. (But t before he devotes a chapter tounmasking the vested interests that have spent fortunes funding the specious science of the climate change deniers. ) <br>He does t pretend it will be easy. The threshold for disaster, he argues, is a rise of two degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. Past two degrees, science tells us, the ability to control climate change passes out of our hands. At that point, the world's forests will fall into decline, changing cloud formation patterns and releasing the billions of tons of carbon the trees store. Past two degrees, the permafrost begins to thaw, releasing billions of tons of methane, a greenhouse gas far more destructive than CO2. At the same point, the polar ice begins to melt, affecting ocean currents and water levels. This is called a positive feedback loop, and it means that once we've passed two degrees, thing can be done to stop it rising to three. And once we hit three, four will follow. <br>Two degrees is also the point at which the globe slides towards increasing water scarcity and, eventually, food deficit. <br>And the fact is, we're already seeing the consequences of climate change around the globe: collapsing ice shelves, the failure of the cyclical rains in Eastern Africa, drought in Australia, the spread of tropical diseases into new territory as temperatures rise, pollution of aquifers with salt water in Bangladesh. Global temperatures have already risen 0.6 of a degree, causing huge damage to the natural environment and inflicting suffering on vast numbers of people. <br>The only way to avoid further devastation, and forestall the catastropheof positive feedback, Monbiot argues, is a 90% cut in CO2 emissions in the rich nations of the world by 2030. In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will have to be decisive. <br>But where to start? <br>Monbiot starts at home, where we have most control. Though he draws his examples from the UK, and commends Canadians for our superior building standards, he makes a damning case that the buildings we live and work in squander energy. Since our heat and electricity produce CO2, nearly every bit of heat and power we waste (like nearly every bit of heat and power we use) commits us to greenhouse gas emissions. Monbiot finds ways for us to build, and live, so much better that we can cut emissions at home by the required 90%. 380gms weight; 8.43 X 5.28 X 0.94 inches; 284 pages ., Allen Lane/Penguin, 2006, New York: Hawhorn Books, Inc., 1975 Book. Illus. by Eileen Kramer. Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Red binding with gilt text to spine. 274 pages, former owners name and a date inked to the front paste-down, ffep has been cut out, a short length of scotch tape is at the hinge on the half-title page, slight wear to corners and edges of the binding. No ISBN numbers listed in this book. Book shows patterns and measurments for making your own dollhouse accessories.., Hawhorn Books, Inc., 1975, Trumansburg, New York, U.S.A.: The Crossing Press, 1982. Pictorial wraps. Volume has minor wear. Contents: 1. Kansas in the Spring; 2. Me and Ahnie Silver; 3. Nothing Safe in Crabtree Meadow; 4. The Cutting Room; 5. The Day My Father Kicked Me Out; 6. Charm School; 7. The Notebooks of Leni Clare - Part 1. Living Separately, Part 2. Everything Changes. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket., The Crossing Press, 1982, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers. Bk: short gift inscription front free endpaper; little softening of spine ends / DJ: price cut; rear flap creased; lower corner front flap creased; little rubbing discoloration rear panel at spine ; Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 1986. Hardcover. No edition stated; Small 4to; 231 pages ., Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1986, 1983. Signed inscription by author. Near fine/Fine HB. Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia. 118 pp. Sm 4to. ISBN 0-931948-42-8. ”...tips and short cuts take the frenzy out of brunches, lunches, teas, showers, formal dinners, and even children's parties. She tells you what to serve, how to serve and how to prepare it well ahead. There are even menus and recipes and suggestions for arranging guests.” (A typed notice describing the history of ”The Mansion” on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta, left by the prev. owner, has been retained as a bookmark. --Atlanta's finest surviving example of high victorian, shingle style housse, built in 1885.) Crisp book in as-new condition but for bumped spine tail and author inscription. Glossy jacket has tiny closed tear at one edge. Nonfiction. Entertaining. Food. #1153A Near fine/Near fine.

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It's Fun to Entertain: A Humorous Factual Creative Guide to Entertaining - Blackie, Scott
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