Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Gillian Ranson
ISBN-10 9781442603585
Release 2010
Pages 214
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"An exciting, fresh, and timely look at the experiences of mothers and fathers who challenge dominant cultural expectations in their efforts to care for their children. Ranson's analysis offers a new way of thinking about parenting." - Glenda Wall, Wilfrid Laurier University



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Richard Manning
ISBN-10 9781466823426
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 240
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In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Against the Grain, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we managed to meet that need as hunter-gatherers, a state in which Manning believes we were at our most human: at our smartest, strongest, most sensually alive. But our reliance on food made a secure supply deeply attractive, and eventually we embarked upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past 10,000 years. The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments, however, and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and philosophers, along with his own travels, he argues that not only our ecological ills-overpopulation, erosion, pollution-but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil's bargain we made in our not-so-distant past. And he offers personal, achievable ways we might re-contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet's.



Against the grain

Against the grain Author Hans Eichner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052553354
Release 2003
Pages 411
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Hans Eichner has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of North America's most productive and insightful literary scholars. His many publications on the « Goethezeit and Romanticism (in particular Friedrich Schlegel) are complemented by essays on Nietzsche, Thomas Mann and other modern writers such as Hofmannsthal and Oscar Wilde. Time and again Eichner challenges our traditional views and persuades us to reconsider the conventional wisdom. In prose that is both witty and accessible he brings his keen critical mind to bear on topics such as the interpretation of Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister, the changing image of woman in the age of Romanticism, Eichendorff's treatment of sexuality, and Thomas Mann's debt to Romanticism. This selection from Eichner's prolific output gathers together his most seminal and perceptive essays from over 50 years of publishing. Hans Eichner blickt auf eine vielseitige Karriere als einer der produktivsten und hellsichtigsten Literaturwissenschaftler Nordamerikas zuruck. Die grosse Zahl von Publikationen uber die Goethezeit und die Romantik (insbesondere uber Friedrich Schlegel) wird erganzt durch Aufsatze uber Nietzsche, Thomas Mann und andere moderne Dichter wie Hofmannsthal und Oscar Wilde. In all diesen geistreichen und hochst lesbaren Aufsatzen haben wir es mit einem Kritiker zu tun, der einen frischen Blick auf konventionelle Themen wirft und der uns einladt, althergebrachte Ansichten neu zu untersuchen und literarische Werke « gegen den Strich zu lesen. So werden neben Goethes "Wilhelm Meister, das wechselnde Bild der Frau in der Romantik, Eichendorffs Darstellung der Sexualitat und Thomas Manns Rezeption der Romantik unter die Lupe genommen.Dieser Band enthalt eine Auswahl von Aufsatzen aus mehr als 50 Jahren.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Freeze
ISBN-10 9780345509963
Release 2008-09-30
Pages 288
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“FREEZE IS THE COLDEST NEW AUTHOR ON THE COME-UP.” –Nikki Turner Love him or hate him, Arkadian “Kay” Frost has made his mark on the streets of Baltimore as the leader of a close-knit group of friends: Mike, the ladies’ man; Tank, the funny guy with a short fuse; Apache, the wild one with artillery expertise; Gee, aka Dread, a cold piece of work; and Dre, who doesn’t drink, smoke, or cheat–and trusts no one. Bank robberies are their bread and butter. But when a heist goes wrong, Kay ends up in prison. After serving time, he’s ready to get back to his boys and start the game again. But they’ve moved on to big-time drug dealing, and Kay can’t duck its lure. The money is flowing, but when someone in Kay’s inner circle secretly betrays him, the friends divide and engage in a full-blown war. Kay wants out before more people die, and the only person he can trust now is his woman, ShuShawn, who is not only beautiful but is as street-smart as he is. Together, Kay and ShuShawn go against the grain. It seems no one can touch them . . . except perhaps the Feds, who have been watching everything. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Marc Lappe
ISBN-10 9781134196937
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 176
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The world's food production is undergoing a rapid and revolutionary transformation, but little is known about it and less is being done to question the wisdom of it. Within a very few years, much of what we eat will have been genetically engineered, without proper consideration of the issues of public health, consumer choice and ecological stability. Against the Grain argues that the consequences of this huge experiment could be catastrophic, and at the very least have been underestimated or ignored by the industries exploiting the new technologies. The authors have unearthed government and industry documents which show these new methods to be far from fail-safe or risk free. Comprehensively supported with facts and references, the book provides a full account of the science and technologies involved in producing 'transgenic plants'. It also explains the scale and speed of what is going on, and argues for full public accountability and control of new developments - before it is too late.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Geoffrey Nyarota
ISBN-10 9781770071124
Release 2006
Pages 352
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Chronicles the struggles of the media in Zimbabwe & how President Mugabe came to see Nyarota, editor of the only independent newspaper as Public Enemy #1, causing him to sacrifice everything he'd worked for - but not his pride nor his principles.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Diane Kochilas
ISBN-10 9780061854538
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 288
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Healthy food doesn't have to be boring and bland. Look to the Mediterranean for innovative, fresh, and nutritious ideas. In Against the Grain, award-winning cookbook author Diane Kochilas offers up a collection of satisfying, good-for-you recipes inspired by the exotic dishes of the Mediterranean. Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply improve you're eating habits, sticking to a good carb diet is a great idea. The Mediterranean diet isn't all breads, grains, and pasta -- it includes plenty of fish, chicken, lamb, vegetables, and fruits. Against the Grain includes recipes for everything from light bites, such as tapas, soups, and salads, to hearty entrees and sides. The ingredient lists are supermarket-friendly and prep time is minimal, so busy home cooks can whip up healthy meals in minutes, every night of the week. In addition to classics like Fresh Tomato Soup with Moroccan Spices, Chicken Cacciatore, and Pan-Seared Shrimp with Romesco Sauce, there are innovative, exotic new dishes like Grilled Skewered Lamb with Mint and Garlic Pesto, Pork Medallions Marinated with Olives and Orange, and Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Soufflé. One of the basic principles of the Mediterranean lifestyle is that everything should be enjoyed in moderation. In Against the Grain, no foods are forbidden or totally off limits. Instead, you'll find formerly "sinful" ingredients like rich cheeses, potatoes, rice, fragrant nuts and oils, and wine incorporated into savory meals. Yes, the recipes are healthy and nutritious, but, more important, the dishes in Against the Grain are hearty, satisfying, and flavorful.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Bhob Stewart
ISBN-10 1893905233
Release 2003
Pages 326
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Bhob Stewart's long-awaited Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood is the definitive book ever produced on the career of one of science fiction and comics' finest artists. In addition to a remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio, former Wood associate Bhob Stewart also provides a biographical portrait, tracing Wood's life from Minnesota to Manhattan while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick who often went against the grain. From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers - Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and more - plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled. Many of the artists and writers who knew Wood personally have also contributed articles and essays, making this book a huge compendium of imaginative art, insights and critical commentary. Bill Pearson, executor of the Wood Estate, has made available rare drawings directly from Wood's own files, while noted art collector Roger Hill, an authority on artists of the EC era, provides a wealth of obscure, previously unpublished Wood drawings and paintings.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Michael Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781579107789
Release 2001-10-05
Pages 204
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This book challenges current thinking on professional ethics and suggests new ways of looking at ethical issues. The contributors to the volume (Michael Goldberg, Richard P. Vance, Deborah Fernhoff, Nancey Murphy, Theophus H. Smith, Jack L. Sammons Jr., William H. Willimon, and Senator John C. Danforth) are outstanding representatives of their respective professions. In this book, using the categories of religion and narrative as methodological tools, they move readers to a more responsive, hopeful, and truthful conduct of the professions.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author J. K. Huysmans
ISBN-10 9781775411109
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 197
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À rebours, Against the Grain or Against Nature in English, is an 1884 novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Anti-hero Jean Des Esseintes despises the bourgeois society he lives in and withdraws into the aesthetic and artistic ideals that he has created. Believing the novel would be rejected by both critics and public, Huysman declared: "It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say..." The novel did receive great publicity on its release, but even though it was heavily criticized it also became influential with a new generation of writers and aesthetes.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Lyn Jacobs
ISBN-10 0702231576
Release 2001
Pages 258
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This is the first comprehensive critical study of Beverley Farmer's poetry, prose and criticism, in UQP's long-running Studies in Australian Literature series. Jacobs studies Farmer's work in relation to the dynamic changes in writing and reception that have occurred during Farmer's writing life.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author James Carson
ISBN-10 9781574416114
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 424
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Henry Martyn Lazelle (1832-1917), born in Enfield, Massachusetts, the son of a farmer, orphaned at the age of four, and raised by a succession of relatives and family friends, was the only cadet in the history of the U.S. Military Academy to be suspended and sent back a year (for poor grades and bad behavior) and eventually return as Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from West Point in 1855, he scouted with Kit Carson, was wounded by Apaches, and spent nearly a year as a "paroled" prisoner-of-war at the outbreak of the Civil War. Exchanged for a Confederate officer, he took command of a Union cavalry regiment, chasing Mosby's Rangers throughout northern Virginia. The early days of Reconstruction brought him to the Carolinas. Later he represented the U.S. at British Army maneuvers in India and commanded units and posts in the Far West and the Dakotas during the relocation and ravaging of the American Indian nations. Due in part to an ingrained disposition to question the status quo, Lazelle's service as a commander and senior staff officer was punctuated at times with contention and controversy. In charge of the official records of the Civil War in Washington, he was accused of falsifying records, exonerated, but dismissed short of tour. As Commandant of Cadets at West Point, he was a key figure during the infamous court martial of Johnson Whittaker, one of West Point's first African American cadets. Again, he was relieved of duty after a bureaucratic battle with the Academy’s Superintendent. Lazelle retired in 1894 as Colonel of the 18th U.S. Infantry at Fort Bliss, Texas, where his Army career had begun 38 years earlier. Along the way, he authored articles on military strategy and tactics, took up spiritualism, and published two books on the relationship between science and theology.



Samuel Butler Victorian Against the Grain

Samuel Butler  Victorian Against the Grain Author James G. Paradis
ISBN-10 9780802097453
Release 2007
Pages 423
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"Samuel Butler, Victorian against the Grain" is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that provides a critical overview of Butler's career, one which places his multifaceted body of work within the cultural framework of the Victorian age.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Khalad Hussain
ISBN-10 9781479732838
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 220
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He started life in the simple world of a Kashmiri village. Here, each day was the same as ones gone before. Then one day, his parents announced that he is to go and live with relatives in England. They hoped for him to have a better life. Little did they know! We are taken on a journey with the boy as he becomes man in the newly developing multi-cultural world of the 1970s. We are given a glimpse into his life lived against the grain. With him, we encounter John Steinbeck, Bruce Springsteen and much more besides. We learn about his community as it becomes a part of the British landscape. With him, we also go on a faith adventure.... This is a wonderfully written story, full of human interest. Britain has long been multicultural but few of us understand what it is like to stand in the migrant's shoes. Rich in insight, uplifting in spirit, full of hope; this is a book for those who want to better understand contemporary society. Dr Paul Bendor-Samuel It is crucial to judge this book by its cover. It goes against the grain because there are few Pakistanis who can articulate the issues as well when it comes to being abruptly uprooted from one culture only to "make-a-go-of-it" in another. It goes against the grain because the author retains links to his heritage, while achieving full assimilation into British society. Steve Bell



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Anders Sandberg
ISBN-10 0774807660
Release 2000
Pages 376
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Too often, the ideas and practices of professional foresters have beenviewed as monolithic. This book argues that forestry is a more diverseand complex activity than has been generally recognized. It alsounderlines the political character of the profession. Difference liesat the root of politics, and Nova Scotia forestry has been punctuatedby fundamental debates on matters of science, policy, and management.In different ways, the subjects of this volume all have run"against the grain," raising challenges in pursuit of newforestry practice. Many of their challenges have failed, in the face ofa determined consensus. Nonetheless, the plurality of views andexperiences they reveal are an apt reflection of the inherentlypolitical character of modern forestry and of the need to push beyondappearance to find the foundations of both orthodoxy and dissent.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Joel M. Stern
ISBN-10 9781118160794
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 240
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The unique story of a business heretic and his concept of Economic Value Added (EVA) In Against the Grain, Joel Stern shares for the first time, not only the story of how EVA swept the corporate world, but the story behind the story-the intellectual underpinnings of EVA, how he and his colleagues at Stern Stewart & Co. promoted the concept, won its initial acceptance by major corporations, and later turned the concept into a revolution. He has for good reason been called a one-man catalyst for change. In an engaging memoir, he has given us not only an account of his business strategy, but also provided fascinating anecdotes and vignettes of encounters with leading businessmen on four continents. Joel M. Stern (New York, NY) has been the Managing Partner of Stern Stewart & Co. since its founding in 1982 and was coauthor of The EVA Challenge (Wiley: 0-471-40555-8). A recognized authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation, and incentive compensation, he is a leading advocate of the concept of shareholder value. Irwin Ross (New York, NY) was retained to write The EVA Challenge with Joel Stern and John Shiely. He is a former roving editor of Reader's Digest and over the years has written for Fortune and a variety of other magazines.



Against the Grain

Against the Grain Author Karan Bilimoria
ISBN-10 9781906465483
Release 2009-04-03
Pages 240
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'Every bit as good as the beer itself.' Sir Richard Branson From selling the first cases of Cobra out of the back of a battered old Citroen 2CV along the streets of West London to exporting to over 40 countries around the world, Karan Bilimoria's vision of a less gassy beer has travelled a long way. Starting out with a heap of student debt, a complete lack of industry experience and parents desperate for their son to get a proper job, it could all so easily have gone wrong. But Karan's single-minded determination to succeed and his ability to inspire those around him to buy into his vision, turned Cobra, sip-by-sip, into the multi-million pound business it is today. Karan's story bottles the very essence of entrepreneurship: vision, drive, creativity and a relentless battle against all odds, to make the idea you so passionately believe in work. Against the Grain is packed with insights into finance, strategy, planning, luck, discipline, and generally doing the unexpected to build your own business, from someone who's been there and done it... and all with just a little less gas. 'Essential reading.' Richard Reed, Co-founder, Innocent Drinks 'An inspirational story.' Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer WPP 'Karan Bilimoria is one of the great entrepreneurs...' Jo Malone, founder of Jo Malone 'Inspiring! … worth the cover price for the "Financing Cobra" chapter alone.' Professor John Mullins, London Business School '… His story should inspire youth everywhere who are fired by the dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.' Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group