Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416536205

Category: Reference

Page: 588

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A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Down to Earth Sociology

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743267605

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

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A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection complemented by correlating charts that list key introductory textbooks. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Down to Earth Geography, Grade 1

Author: Ruth Foster

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1420692712

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The world in spatial terms -- Places and regions -- Physical systems -- Human systems -- Environment and society -- The uses of geography -- Bibliography -- Answer key -- Vocabulary practice -- Geography word log -- Reproducibles.

Down to Earth Cookbook

Author: Down to Earth Organic & Natural

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504388909

Category: Cooking

Page: 114

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This cookbook contains forty vegetarian recipes, one for each year of the forty-year history of Down to Earth Organic & Natural. Down to Earth is Hawaii’s leading retailer of local, fresh, organic, and natural foods. The company is unique in that it has always been vegetarian, and it is one of only a few all-vegetarian stores in the nation. Many of the dishes in this collection are inspired by the most popular dishes from the company’s cooking classes and deli. It also contains recipes for particularly tasty dishes from the vast collection posted on the company’s website at All the recipes are home style and easy to make.

Down to Earth

Author: Mansoor Ali,Andrew Cotton,Ken Westlake

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 0906055660

Category: Social Science

Page: 111

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This book presents the findings of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project. It has been written for policy-makers and professional staff of urban government, development agencies and non-government organizations in low-income countries. The book aims to help improve the poor practices of municipal solid waste management that prevail in many low-income countries - a subject that has received comparatively little attention to other aspects of infrastructure such as water supply and transport. It is a complex subject embracing waste collection, transfer, haulage and disposal and its impacts are wide, including for example, effects on environmental health, municipal finance and management, waste reuse, and informal sector employment.

Down to Earth

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Geography,Committee on the Geographic Foundation for Agenda 21

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309169257

Category: Science

Page: 169

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In 1992, world leaders adopted Agenda 21, the work program of the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. This landmark event provided a political foundation and action items to facilitate the global transition toward sustainable development. The international community marked the tenth anniversary of this conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2002. Down to Earth, a component of the U.S. State Department's "Geographic Information for Sustainable Development" project for the World Summit, focuses on sub-Saharan Africa with examples drawn from case-study regions where the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies have broad experience. Although African countries are the geographic focus of the study, the report has broader applicability. Down to Earth summarizes the importance and applicability of geographic data for sustainable development and draws on experiences in African countries to examine how future sources and applications of geographic data could provide reliable support to decision-makers as they work towards sustainable development. The committee emphasizes the potential of new technologies, such as satellite remote-sensing systems and geographic information systems, that have revolutionized data collection and analysis over the last decade.

Down to Earth

Author: Muhammed Faris with Jamal Abozaid

Publisher: Claritas Books

ISBN: 1905837453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Astronaut Muhammed Faris, the first Syrian in space, landed on the Mir Space Station in July 1987. Catching a glimpse of planet Earth from the Soyuz TM-3 spacecraft window, Faris knew he’d never look at life the same again. Lauded a national hero upon his return, Faris was awarded the highest distinctions in the Soviet Union: Hero of the Soviet Union and The Order of Lenin. Despite this, he remained unpopular with the then head of the Syrian regime, Hafez Assad; surviving two assassination attempts while training in Moscow ahead of his spaceflight. Here, Faris shares his thrilling story; a successful cosmonaut entrapped in an era of corruption and tyranny, forced to abandon his home, consequently becoming a refugee. He describes in vivid detail his clash with the regime, his sharp rise to fame and the struggles of life in Assad’s Syria.

Down to Earth

Author: Kenneth Butterworth McGlashan,Owen Zupp

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1908117605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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“McGlashan carries us in the cockpit through night fighter sorties, wartime airline operations, and missions . . . a well-written narrative.” —Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine In Down to Earth, Squadron Leader McGlashan reflects honestly on his enthralling and diverse RAF career, one that began with the rage and tube of Hawker biplanes in 1939 and closed in the jet era of the late 1950s. Shot down over the beaches of Dunkirk in heated aerial combat, flying in support of the ill-fated landing at Dieppe and on clandestine night operations before D-Day, he takes an active role in some of the RAF’s most significant operations of World War Two. Interspersed throughout are tales of camaraderie and humor. It is a journey of tremendous diversity, punctuated by a series of close calls and inevitable losses. Half a century later, retired and living in Australia, Kenneth McGlashan is drawn back to 1940 with the discovery of his crashed Hurricane surfacing though the sands of Dunkirk. In an emotional pilgrimage, he is reunited with the steed of his youth and its bullet-ridden cockpit. In spite of the many dangers he faced and despite evidence to the contrary, McGlashan regarded himself as nothing more than just another pilot; an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Of the 3,000 allied airmen who flew in the Battle of Britain, only three percent could lay claim to the title of “ace.” Squadron Leader Kenneth McGlashan AFC always felt great honor in being counted among the 97 percent. “There are some biographies that stand head and shoulders above the others, and this is one of them! . . . Beautifully written.” —Flypast

Down to Earth

Author: Richard Floyd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498220878

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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In the face of climate change and ecological diminishment, how can we hope that creation itself--good and beautiful, marked by tragedy and chaos--is taken up rather than left behind? Can a Christian vision, which has at times been drunk on eschatological dreams (or nightmares) that consign this world and most of its creatures to destruction, foster an earthly hope? Jurgen Moltmann and Sallie McFague offer two contemporary possibilities for an ecological eschatology. Floyd critiques both of these theological visions and traces an alternative that is both humble (grounded in the humus, the dirt) and hopeful (grounded in divine creativity), arguing that a "down-to-earth" hope is grounded finally in beauty: the beauty of the other that draws out the self, the beauty of the redeemed self coming out to meet the other, and the beauty of God that lures forth ever-new possibilities and gathers up all the beautiful and broken creatures into the deepest possible harmony.