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Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1882
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015031909610

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Reluctant Capitalists

Author : Laura J. Miller
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2008-09-15
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780226525921

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Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura J. Miller, because more than most other consumer goods, books are the focus of passionate debate. What drives that debate? And why do so many people believe that bookselling should be immune to questions of profit? In Reluctant Capitalists, Miller looks at a century of book retailing, demonstrating that the independent/chain dynamic is not entirely new. It began one hundred years ago when department stores began selling books, continued through the 1960s with the emergence of national chain stores, and exploded with the formation of “superstores” in the 1990s. The advent of the Internet has further spurred tremendous changes in how booksellers approach their business. All of these changes have met resistance from book professionals and readers who believe that the book business should somehow be “above” market forces and instead embrace more noble priorities. Miller uses interviews with bookstore customers and members of the book industry to explain why books evoke such distinct and heated reactions. She reveals why customers have such fierce loyalty to certain bookstores and why they identify so strongly with different types of books. In the process, she also teases out the meanings of retailing and consumption in American culture at large, underscoring her point that any type of consumer behavior is inevitably political, with consequences for communities as well as commercial institutions.

Walden Warming

Author : Richard B. Primack
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 266 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2014-04-01
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780226062211

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“An unnervingly close-to-home perspective [on] the dynamics and impact of climate change on plants, birds, and myriad other species, including us.”—Booklist In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. Warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a period of record-breaking warmth, blueberries began flowering on April 1—six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time. In Walden Warming, Richard B. Primack uses Thoreau and Walden, icons of the conservation movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on Concord’s plants and animals, with the notes that Thoreau made years ago transformed from charming observations into scientific data sets. Primack finds that many wildflower species that Thoreau observed, including familiar groups such as irises, asters, and lilies, have declined in abundance or disappeared from Concord. Primack also describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects of Thoreau’s Concord, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the populations of fish, salamanders, and butterflies that live in the woodlands, river meadows, and ponds. Demonstrating the effects of climate change in a unique, concrete way using this historical and literary landmark as a touchstone, Richard Primack urges us to heed the advice Thoreau offers in Walden: to live simply and wisely. In the process, we can minimize our own contributions to our warming climate.

Are You Listening?

Author : Tillie Walden
Publisher : First Second
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2019-09-10
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250754448

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Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden Pdf

The graphic novel Are You Listening? is an intimate and emotionally soaring story about friendship, grief, and healing from Eisner Award winner Tillie Walden. Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou. This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things follow them wherever they go. The landscape morphs into an unsettling world, a mysterious cat joins them, and they are haunted by a group of threatening men. To stay safe, Bea and Lou must trust each other as they are driven to confront buried truths. The two women share their stories of loss and heartbreak—and a startling revelation about sexual assault—culminating in an exquisite example of human connection. This magical realistic adventure from the celebrated comics creator of Spinning and On a Sunbeam will stay with readers long after the final gorgeously illustrated page. 2020 Eisner Award Winner, Best Graphic Album--New A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2019 A National Public Radio (NPR) Best Book of 2019 An O Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019 One of The Comics Beat's Best Comics of 2019 A Lambda Literary Award Finalist


Author : Tillie Walden
Publisher : First Second
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2017-09-12
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781250176240

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Spinning by Tillie Walden Pdf

Tillie Walden's Eisner Award winning graphic memoir Spinning captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion—and she finally needed to find her own voice. This title has Common Core connections. A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice

Clementine Book Two

Author : Tillie Walden
Publisher : Image Comics
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2023-06-27
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1534325190

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FROM THE WORLD OF ROBERT KIRKMAN'S THE WALKING DEAD Clementine andher new friends are rescued by an island community led by an enigmatic doctorcalled Miss Morro, but just as Clementine's scars are finally beginning toheal, she discovers dark secrets that threaten to tear her new lifeapart. Can Miss Morro be trusted? What about the rest of the islanders? And just how far will Clementine go to protect the ones she loves? Tilllie Walden's acclaimed trilogy continues!

The Senses of Walden

Author : Stanley Cavell
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-02-11
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780226075013

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The Senses of Walden by Stanley Cavell Pdf

Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage. This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson.


Author : Mark Walden
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2007-05-22
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1416935711

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H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden Pdf

HIGHER INSTITUTE OF VILLAINOUS EDUCATION Otto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain. That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E., handpicked to become a member of the incoming class. The students have been kidnapped and brought to a secluded island inside a seemingly active volcano, where the school has resided for decades. All the kids are elite; they are the most athletic, the most technically advanced, and the smartest in the country. Inside the cavernous marble rooms, floodlit hangars, and steel doors, the students are enrolled in Villainy Studies and Stealth and Evasion 101. But what Otto soon comes to realize is that this is a six-year program, and leaving is not an option. With the help of his new friends: an athletic martial-arts expert; a world-famous, beautiful diamond thief; and a spunky computer genius -- the only other people who seem to want to leave -- can Otto achieve what has never been done before and break out of H.I.V.E.?

Walden’s Shore

Author : Robert M. Thorson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 440 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2014-01-06
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780674728417

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Walden’s Shore by Robert M. Thorson Pdf

Walden's Shore explores Thoreau's understanding of the "living rock" on which life's complexity depends--not as metaphor but as physical science. Robert Thorson's subject is Thoreau the rock and mineral collector, interpreter of landscapes, and field scientist whose compass and measuring stick were as important to him as his plant press.

Nell Walden, Der Sturm, and the Collaborative Cultures of Modern Art

Author : Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 339 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2021-12-30
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781000527131

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Nell Walden, Der Sturm, and the Collaborative Cultures of Modern Art by Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe Pdf

Based on hitherto overlooked archival material, this book reveals Nell Walden’s significant impact on the Sturm organisation through a feminist reading of supportive labour that highlights the centrality of collaborative work within the modern art world. This book introduces Walden as an ardent collector of modern and indigenous art and critically contextualises her own art production in relation to expressionist concepts of art and to gendered ideas on abstraction and decoration. Visual analyses highlight how she collaborated with professional and experimental women photographers during the Weimar era and how the circulation of these photographs served as a means to intervene in the public sphere of culture in interwar Germany. Finally, the book provides an analysis of Walden’s continuing work for Der Sturm after her voluntary exile from Germany to Switzerland in 1933 and highlights the importance of women’s supportive labour for the canonisation and institutionalisation of modern art in museums and archives. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, and gender studies.

Walden's Miscellaneous Poems

Author : Anonymous
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Page : 102 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2023-10-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783382821814

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Walden's Miscellaneous Poems by Anonymous Pdf

Reprint of the original, first published in 1873. The publishing house Anatiposi publishes historical books as reprints. Due to their age, these books may have missing pages or inferior quality. Our aim is to preserve these books and make them available to the public so that they do not get lost.

Walden's Stationer and Printer

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 498 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1922
Category : Stationery
ISBN : NYPL:33433111689430

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Annual Report of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Author : Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 824 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1898
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UIUC:30112077196399

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Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Author : Methodist Episcopal Church. Board of Foreign Missions
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1224 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1898
Category : Electronic
ISBN : CORNELL:31924057469763

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Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church by Methodist Episcopal Church. Board of Foreign Missions Pdf