Where The Wild Books Are

Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874178111
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Where The Wild Books Are from the Author: Jim Dwyer. Each chapter consists of a list of works in the genre with some connection to ecological issues and a plot summary no longer than a sentence.

Spring 2011

Author: Logaranee Gunaratnam
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN:
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Spring 2011 from the Author: Logaranee Gunaratnam.

Subway Lives

Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: Crown Publishers
ISBN:
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Subway Lives from the Author: Jim Dwyer. Describes one day in the life of the New York City subway system, discussing birth, death, theft, art, panhandling, derailments, accordian players and others, as seen on the Big Apple's trains

White Bone

Author: Barbara Gowdy
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443400793
Size: 43.20 MB
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White Bone from the Author: Barbara Gowdy. If elephants could tell just one story, it would be the story of Mud, a young elephant cow orphaned at birth and blessed with visionary powers. Mud’s life on the African plain is changed forever when she and her adopted family are forced by prolonged drought to linger at one of the few remaining watering holes. The herd is ambushed there by ivory poachers, who kill almost all the cows and their young. The traumatized survivors, including a pregnant Mud, set out in search of the talismanic white bone that can lead them to a paradise free from human savagery.

Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three

Author: Luigi Serafini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847842131
Size: 32.72 MB
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Codex Seraphinianus Thirty Three from the Author: Luigi Serafini. Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.

The Great Derangement

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632303X
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The Great Derangement from the Author: Amitav Ghosh. Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are falling short of the task. If culture cannot help us see the realities of our plight, then our era, which so congratulates itself on its self-awareness, may come to be known as the time of the Great Derangement. A case in point is fiction, which is so committed to normalcy and the everyday that it has no space for the improbability of climate change events the persistent droughts, hundred-year storms, and freakish tornadoes. Our politics, likewise, seems unable to mobilize forcefully in response to climate change. Ghosh argues that politics, like literature, has become a matter of individual moral reckoning, a journey of the solitary conscience rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. A powerful nonfiction work by one of our most gifted, historically attuned novelists, "The Great Derangement "brings a fresh urgency to thinking on climate change. "

102 Minutes

Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429996891
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102 Minutes from the Author: Jim Dwyer. "102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out. Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before. 102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787651961
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series from the Author: Gale Group. A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Green Planets

Author: Gerry Canavan
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819574287
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Green Planets from the Author: Gerry Canavan. Contemporary visions of the future have been shaped by hopes and fears about the effects of human technology and global capitalism on the natural world. In an era of climate change, mass extinction, and oil shortage, such visions have become increasingly catastrophic, even apocalyptic. Exploring the close relationship between science fiction, ecology, and environmentalism, the essays in Green Planets consider how science fiction writers have been working through this crisis. Beginning with H. G. Wells and passing through major twentieth-century writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, and Thomas Disch to contemporary authors like Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and Paolo Bacigalupi—as well as recent blockbuster films like Avatar and District 9—the essays in Green Planets consider the important place for science fiction in a culture that now seems to have a very uncertain future. The book includes an extended interview with Kim Stanley Robinson and an annotated list for further exploration of “ecological SF” and related works of fiction, nonfiction, films, television, comics, children’s cartoons, anime, video games, music, and more. Contributors include Christina Alt, Brent Bellamy, Sabine Höhler, Adeline Johns-Putra, Melody Jue, Rob Latham, Andrew Milner, Timothy Morton, Eric C. Otto, Michael Page, Christopher Palmer, Gib Prettyman, Elzette Steenkamp, Imre Szeman.

The Desert Year

Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 158729947X
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The Desert Year from the Author: Joseph Wood Krutch. Originally published: New York: W. Sloane Associates, c1952.