The Last Lion Box Set

  • Full Title : The Last Lion Box Set
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • ISBN Code : 0316247588
  • Pages : 3008
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman. Born at the end of the 19th century when Imperial Britain still stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power, Churchill would witness the shift a few years later as the Empire hovered on the brink of a catastrophic new era. One of the greatest wartime leaders of our time, he would go on to stand alone, politically isolated in Parliament, as he took the lead in warning of the growing Nazi threat, and would lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. Now, celebrated historian William Manchester's landmark biographies are collected together for the first time, along with the eagerly anticipated final installment Churchill's last years in power. More than thirty years in the making, The Last Lion is the definitive work on this remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of a nation during darkly troubled times-and who looms as one of the greatest figures of our century.


Doing Good Great

By Willie Cheng,Sharifah Mohamed,Cheryl Tang
  • Full Title : Doing Good Great
  • Author : Willie Cheng,Sharifah Mohamed,Cheryl Tang
  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • ISBN Code : 9814655120
  • Pages : 330
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

From migrant workers and media freedom to housing slums, this book captures the gamut of social issues that plague Asia, telling the stories behind thirteen committed individuals who have effected great change in their respective causes. These stories are about the behemoths such as Dharma Master Cheng Yen from Taiwan and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed from Bangladesh who lead some of the world’s largest nongovernmental organisations; to Aki Ra from Cambodia and Sompop Jakantra from Thailand whose smaller teams have saved hundreds of lives from landmines and prostitution respectively. The social heroes portrayed have pursued seemingly quotidian causes that citizens of developed countries may take for granted, such as toilets in India, decent housing for the poor in Hong Kong, and mainly making life better for those whom society appears to have forgotten. Reader Reviews: “The people working to address social issues are not always as well-documented as the issues themselves…it is important to bring an awareness of them into the mainstream media. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by societal injustice, but these stories show that even when you can’t count on your government to protect your rights, individuals working in social justice can make positive change.” – Camille Neale, AWARE “This book is an excellent snapshot of 12 Asian countries and their circumstances and challenges.” – Cheong Suk-Wai, The Straits Times


Chicken Coops for the Soul

By Julia Hollander
  • Full Title : Chicken Coops for the Soul
  • Author : Julia Hollander
  • Publisher : Guardian Books
  • ISBN Code : 0852653603
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

When Julia Hollander agreed to buy her small daughter a rabbit, she had no idea that she would end up with two hens as well. Finding herself at the wrong end of a very steep learning curve, she then had to master the many skills of hen husbandry in short order, from what to feed them to how best to fox-proof a small urban garden. Chicken Coops for the Soul is a record of the five years of trial and error that ensued, in which Julia charts the joys, challenges and inevitable moments of disappointment of allowing your life to become dominated by poultry. Fascinating and entertaining by turns, this is a book that will prove invaluable to the aspiring keeper and remind chicken aficionados why they became hooked in the first place.

Choose Your Career

By Renu Saran
  • Full Title : Choose Your Career
  • Author : Renu Saran
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 8128822543
  • Pages : 229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The youth of today arc demanding, talented and very much keen to explore new avenues. Nowadays, we are witnessing a revolution in careers. We must offer the youth some unique opportunities that may satisfy their career aspirations. This book has been written to give new directions to our young men and women. It is a totally Job-oriented compendium. The youth can choose from more than 50 career streams, each one more lucrative than the other. Each section of the book deals with an important (major) career stream. You would find many new streams in which many young boys and girls arc doing very well. Software, library science, actuarial science, logistics management, environmental science and beauty and hair care arc some of the hot careers which the youth would find in this book. There arc traditional as well as modern career streams. Hence, readers have a good variety to choose from. A note on career counselling must be read by all career aspirants. They must choose a career according to their interest, financial position, the ability to work hard and modern trends. This book is very well researched. It can be beneficial to the youth of all age groups. Even senior executives, who want to explore new avenues, can read it and join new career streams to their professional and financial growth.


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

By Bill Gates
  • Full Title : How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0735280452
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.


Mainstreaming the Marginalised

By Seemita Mohanty
  • Full Title : Mainstreaming the Marginalised
  • Author : Seemita Mohanty
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1000428001
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book offers a comprehensive view of the relationship between the Indian tribes and the mainstream. It covers key topics such as health, education, development, livelihood, disability, and culture, and presents new insights by focusing on the perspective of the 21st-century tribal youth of the country. The volume explores inclusive education for scheduled tribes children; mainstreaming tribal children; mental health and superstition; ageing and morbidity and psychological distress among elderly tribal population; empowerment via handicraft; livelihoods via non-timber forest produce; the Forest Right Act; the tribal sub-plan approach; tribal cuisine and issues of food; identity; myths and feminism. The book combines fresh research viewpoints with ideas on implementable solutions that would facilitate a more inclusive development for one of the most marginalized communities while highlighting critical issues and concerns. An important intervention, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of tribal studies, sociology, rural sociology, development studies, social anthropology, political sociology, politics, ethnic studies, sociolinguistics, education, and public policy and administration.


Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability

By National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
  • Full Title : Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309316472
  • Pages : 436
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

By 2050 the world's population is projected to grow by one-third, reaching between 9 and 10 billion. With globalization and expected growth in global affluence, a substantial increase in per capita meat, dairy, and fish consumption is also anticipated. The demand for calories from animal products will nearly double, highlighting the critical importance of the world's animal agriculture system. Meeting the nutritional needs of this population and its demand for animal products will require a significant investment of resources as well as policy changes that are supportive of agricultural production. Ensuring sustainable agricultural growth will be essential to addressing this global challenge to food security. Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability identifies areas of research and development, technology, and resource needs for research in the field of animal agriculture, both nationally and internationally. This report assesses the global demand for products of animal origin in 2050 within the framework of ensuring global food security; evaluates how climate change and natural resource constraints may impact the ability to meet future global demand for animal products in sustainable production systems; and identifies factors that may impact the ability of the United States to meet demand for animal products, including the need for trained human capital, product safety and quality, and effective communication and adoption of new knowledge, information, and technologies. The agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges that will require innovations, new technologies, and new ways of approaching agriculture if the food, feed, and fiber needs of the global population are to be met. The recommendations of Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability will inform a new roadmap for animal science research to meet the challenges of sustainable animal production in the 21st century.


Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

By National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Animal Nutrition,Ad Hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations
  • Full Title : Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Animal Nutrition,Ad Hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309168649
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs discusses the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement a new method for estimating the amount of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, and other pollutants emitted from livestock and poultry farms, and for determining how these emissions are dispersed in the atmosphere. The committee calls for the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a joint council to coordinate and oversee short - and long-term research to estimate emissions from animal feeding operations accurately and to develop mitigation strategies. Their recommendation was for the joint council to focus its efforts first on those pollutants that pose the greatest risk to the environment and public health.


Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

By Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougere
  • Full Title : Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book
  • Author : Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougere
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 032307037X
  • Pages : 736
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.


Contemporary Bioethics

By Mohammed Ali Al-Bar,Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
  • Full Title : Contemporary Bioethics
  • Author : Mohammed Ali Al-Bar,Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319184288
  • Pages : 267
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed. Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.


The Use of Drugs in Food Animals

By National Research Council,Board on Agriculture,Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health,Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals
  • Full Title : The Use of Drugs in Food Animals
  • Author : National Research Council,Board on Agriculture,Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health,Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309175777
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The use of drugs in food animal production has resulted in benefits throughout the food industry; however, their use has also raised public health safety concerns. The Use of Drugs in Food Animals provides an overview of why and how drugs are used in the major food-producing animal industries--poultry, dairy, beef, swine, and aquaculture. The volume discusses the prevalence of human pathogens in foods of animal origin. It also addresses the transfer of resistance in animal microbes to human pathogens and the resulting risk of human disease. The committee offers analysis and insight into these areas Monitoring of drug residues. The book provides a brief overview of how the FDA and USDA monitor drug residues in foods of animal origin and describes quality assurance programs initiated by the poultry, dairy, beef, and swine industries. Antibiotic resistance. The committee reports what is known about this controversial problem and its potential effect on human health. The volume also looks at how drug use may be minimized with new approaches in genetics, nutrition, and animal management. November


Keeping a Family Cow

By Joann S. Grohman
  • Full Title : Keeping a Family Cow
  • Author : Joann S. Grohman
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 160358479X
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers who seek to offer her bounty to the local market or neighborhood. She will provide rich manure for your garden or land, and will enrich the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world. Quite simply, the family that keeps a cow is a healthy family. Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times over, Keeping a Family Cow has launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature. The book offers answers to frequently asked questions like, 'Should I get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?' in addition to extensive information on: • The health benefits of untreated milk; • How to milk a cow effectively and with ease; • Choosing your dairy breed; • Drying off your cow; • Details on calving and breeding; • The importance of hay quality and how to properly feed your cow; • Fencing and pasture management; • Housing, water systems, and other supplies; • Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders; • Making butter, yogurt, and cheese, and, of course . . . • . . . Everything else the conventional dairy industry doesn’t tell us! Now revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, fully grassfed dairies, more practical advice for everyday chores, and updated procedures for cow emergencies. Keeping a Family Cow has not only stood the test of time, it still remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow nearly forty years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning.


Tropical Layer Chicken Management Guide: A Sustainable Approach

By Hauhouot Diambra-Odi
  • Full Title : Tropical Layer Chicken Management Guide: A Sustainable Approach
  • Author : Hauhouot Diambra-Odi
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1493185543
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Tropical Layer Chicken Management Guide is designed to provide the layer-grower a broader understanding of the impact of animal production on our social and economic environment as well as methods to reduce its footprint on our physical environment. In other words, the layer-grower will explore ways to be sustainable using local feed resources, renewable energy and integrating different agricultural production systems.