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Author : Corban Addison
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 465 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2022-06-07
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780593320839

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"Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with the air of suspense that few writers can handle, Wastelands is a story I wish I had written." —From the Foreword by John Grisham The once idyllic coastal plain of North Carolina is home to a close-knit, rural community that for more than a generation has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming taking place in its own backyard. After years of frustration and futility, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of intrepid and dedicated lawyers, filed a lawsuit against one of the world’s most powerful companies—and, miraculously, they won. As vivid and fast-paced as a thriller, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America’s farmland and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight. There is Elsie Herring, the most outspoken of the neighbors, who has endured racial slurs and the threat of a restraining order to tell the story of the waste raining down on her rooftop from the hog operation next door. There is Don Webb, a larger-than-life hog farmer turned grassroots crusader, and Rick Dove, a riverkeeper and erstwhile military judge who has pioneered the use of aerial photography to document the scale of the pollution. There is Woodell McGowan, a quiet man whose quest to redeem his family’s ancestral land encourages him to become a better neighbor, and Dr. Steve Wing, a groundbreaking epidemiologist whose work on the health effects of hog waste exposure translates the neighbors’ stories into the argot of science. And there is Tom Butler, an environmental savant and hog industry insider whose whistleblowing testimony electrifies the jury. Fighting alongside them in the courtroom is Mona Lisa Wallace, who broke the gender barrier in her small southern town and built a storied legal career out of vanquishing corporate giants, and Mike Kaeske, whose trial skills are second to none. With journalistic rigor and a novelist’s instinct for story, Corban Addison's Wastelands captures the inspiring struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its knees, to force a once-invincible corporation to change, and to preserve the rights—and restore the heritage—of a long-suffering community.

Blacktop Wasteland

Author : S. A. Cosby
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Page : 247 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2020-07-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250252678

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner • New York Times Notable Book • NPR’s Best Books of the Year • BookPage’s #1 Mystery and Suspense of the Year • Sun Sentinel’s #1 Best Mystery of the Year “I loved Blacktop Wasteland...[A] fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller.” -Stephen King “A roaring, full-throttle thriller, crackling with tension and charm.” -The New York Times Book Review "One of the year's strongest novels." -Sun Sentinel A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear. Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying. Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

American Wasteland

Author : Jonathan Bloom
Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2011-08-30
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9780738215624

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What Tom Vanderbilt did for traffic and Brian Wansink did for mindless eating, Jonathan Bloom does for food waste. The topic couldn't be timelier: As more people are going hungry while simultaneously more people are morbidly obese, American Wasteland sheds light on the history, culture, and mindset of waste while exploring the parallel eco-friendly and sustainable-food movements. As the era of unprecedented prosperity comes to an end, it's time to reexamine our culture of excess. Working at both a local grocery store and a major fast food chain and volunteering with a food recovery group, Bloom also interviews experts—from Brian Wansink to Alice Waters to Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen—and digs up not only why and how we waste, but, more importantly, what we can do to change our ways.


Author : W. Scott Poole
Publisher : Catapult
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781619022881

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Historian and Bram Stoker Award nominee W. Scott Poole traces the confluence of military history, technology, and art that gave us modern horror films and literature. From Nosferatu to Frankenstein’s monster, from Fritz Lang to James Whale, the touchstones of horror can all trace their roots to the bloodshed of the First World War. Bram Stoker Award nominee W. Scott Poole traces the confluence of military history, technology, and art in the wake of World War I to show how overwhelming carnage gave birth to a wholly new art form: modern horror films and literature. "Thoroughly engrossing cultural study . . . Poole persuasively argues that the birth of horror as a genre is rooted in the unprecedented destruction and carnage of WWI." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Author : Vittoria Di Palma
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 281 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2014-08-26
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780300197792

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In an eloquent history of landscape and land use, Vittoria Di Palma takes on the “anti-picturesque”—how landscapes that elicit fear and disgust have shaped our conceptions of beauty and the sublime.

Rural Water Resource Utilization and Planning

Author : Ram Bilas
Publisher : South Asia Books
Page : 458 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 8170220270

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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

Author : Patton Oswalt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2011-01-04
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781439156278

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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt Pdf

Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Widely known for his roles in the films Big Fan and Ratatouille, as well as the television hit The King of Queens, Patton Oswalt—a staple of Comedy Central—has been amusing audiences for decades. Now, with Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, he offers a fascinating look into his most unusual, and lovable, mindscape. Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch. Then there’s the book’s centerpiece, which posits that before all young creative minds have anything to write about, they will home in on one of three story lines: zom­bies, spaceships, or wastelands. Oswalt chose wastelands, and ever since he has been mining our society’s wasteland for perversion and excess, pop culture and fatty foods, indie rock and single-malt scotch. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland is an inventive account of the evolution of Patton Oswalt’s wildly insightful worldview, sure to indulge his legion of fans and lure many new admirers to his very entertaining “wasteland.”

Wasteland Modernism

Author : Rebeca Gualberto Valverde
Publisher : Universitat de València
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2021-09-06
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9788491348450

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Wasteland Modernism by Rebeca Gualberto Valverde Pdf

This book proposes a renewed myth-critical approach to the so-called ‘wasteland modernism’ of the 1920s to reassess certain key texts of the American modernist canon from a critical prism that offers new perspectives of analysis and interpretation. Myth-criticism and, more specifically, the critical survey of myth as an aesthetic and ideological strategy fundamental for the comprehension of modernist literature, leads to an engaging discussion about the disenchantment of myth in modernist literary texts. This process of mythical disenchantment, inextricable from the cultural and historical circumstances that define the modernist zeitgeist, offers a possibility for revising from a contemporary standpoint a set of classic texts that are crucial to our understanding of the modern literary tradition in the United States. This study carries out an exhaustive and updated myth-critical examination of works by T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and Djuna Barnes to broaden the scope of familiar themes and archetypes, enclosing the textual analysis of these works in a wider exploration about the purpose and functioning of myth in literature, particularly in times of crisis and transformation.

Desert, Wilderness, Wasteland, and Word

Author : Jacques Ellul
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 141 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2023-04-05
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781666742534

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Desert, Wilderness, Wasteland, and Word features an English translation of a recently discovered and until-now unpublished essay of Jacques Ellul’s that examines the significance of the desert from biblical, theological, and ethical perspectives. It also provides an introduction that contextualizes Ellul’s piece, and five incendiary essays that critically reflect on Ellul’s work. Altogether, this volume offers fresh and provocative insight into the writings of Jacques Ellul during a historical moment that appears to be on its way to, or already in, a desert, wilderness, and wasteland, with many people in it who are desperate for encounters with a new, revitalizing Word.

A Study of Form and Content in T.S. Eliot's Wasteland & Ash Wednesday

Author : Ali Alhaj
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Page : 38 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2015-02-24
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN : 9783954893713

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A Study of Form and Content in T.S. Eliot's Wasteland & Ash Wednesday by Ali Alhaj Pdf

Abstract The present study aims at examining form and content in T . S . Eliot's The Waste Land and Ash Wednesday .The study is divided into four chapters in addition to a conclusion. Chapter One is an introduction which provides a general background of modern age, its rampant materialism and spiritual bankruptcy which has eventually created a sense of emptiness and barrenness in modern life. Chapter Two traces the formative influence of Eliot that made him a great poet of the modern age, who has depicted these problems through his poems. Chapter Three is devoted to the study Eliot's The Waste land, its form and content. In this poem, form and content go together reduced to its simplest terms. Chapter Four examines the form and content in Eliot's Ash Wednesday. In this poem, form and content is also go together. The poem marks the beginning of a new phase in the poet's development. The form of this poem consists of obscure images and symbols which make the poem difficult. The poem compelled him to contemplate another vision. ''The unreal vision in higher dream,"(Ash Wednesday L.78) whose felt absence was his earlier subjects.

Fallout Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game Licensed, Full Color, Hardback

Author : Modiphius
Publisher : Modiphius
Page : 137 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2019-08-27
Category : Fallout (Game)
ISBN : 1912743272

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Fallout Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game Licensed, Full Color, Hardback by Modiphius Pdf

The Fallout: Wasteland Warfare roleplaying game builds on the narrative wargame​ experience of the tabletop miniatures game and will include new rules for character creation and creating adventures in the wasteland. Delve into abandoned Vaults, ruined cities, strange facilities, and antiquated military bases. Encounter Super Mutants, Raiders, Survivors, Vault Dwellers, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Institute and the Enclave, and many more! Will you roam wide and far, or build up and protect your settlement? For those who want to create your own unique characters or use the faction based Archetype cards to start your own hero and see them grow from adventure to adventure. Includes: Complete rules for tabletop roleplaying in the wasteland, based on the popular Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game. Full rules for character creation, archetypes and original player ideas alongside existing characters from the Fallout universe. Packed with lots of full colour photographic scenes of the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare range to inspire your adventures! Interact with familiar characters and creatures drawn from the world of Fallout. Background on the locations and factions that players can encounter. 3 free adventures in a linked campaign or for use as one-shot missions to support GM's. Guidance for players to build their settlement as a base of operations. Advice and tools to help GM's create and run exciting new adventures in the Fallout universe. Every copy of the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game Expansion will come with a printed code to get you a set of free downloadable files: PDF copy of the rulebook, Character cards from Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Weapon cards from Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Character Archetype cards, Character Playmat. Can be played as a standalone product using free downloadable cards and a set of the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Dice (MUH051279) sold separately. Made in the UK.

Wasteland Development and the Law

Author : Chhatrapati Singh,Thomas Paul,Pawan Prinja
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 108 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Forestry law and legislation
ISBN : UOM:39015032501325

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Study covers Chaktala Block in Mathwad forest range, Jabuva District, Madhya Pradesh.

Agro-afforestation Management on Wastelands

Author : Hridai Ram Yadav
Publisher : Concept Publishing Company
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Afforestation
ISBN : 8180697355

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Agro-afforestation Management on Wastelands by Hridai Ram Yadav Pdf

Study conducted in Amethi Block of Sultanpur District in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Corporate Wasteland

Author : Steven High,David K. Lewis
Publisher : Between the Lines
Page : 157 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2010-12-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9781926662077

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Corporate Wasteland by Steven High,David K. Lewis Pdf

A Fascinating Investigation of Industry’s Modern Ruins and the "Deindustrial Sublime."


Author : Francesca Lia Block
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780061757471

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Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block Pdf

When you were a baby I sat very still to hold you. I could see the veins through your skin like a map to inside you. I stopped breathing so you wouldn't ... You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew ... Your whole life you can be told something is wrong and so you believe it.