Against the Grain

How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
Author: Richard Manning
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466823429
Category: Nature
Page: 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

A Deep History of the Earliest States
Author: James C. Scott
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300231687
Category: History
Page: 336
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An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family—all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction. Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the “barbarians” who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.

Against Nature


Author: J. K. Huysmans,Brendan King,Robert Irwin
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1907650318
Category: Fiction
Page: 315
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Study of obsession and aesthetics in fin-de-siecle France.

Against the Grain

A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love
Author: Bill Courtney
Publisher: Weinstein Publishing
ISBN: 1602862249
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Bill Courtney Ñ entrepreneur, football coach, and subject of the 2011 Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated Ñ shares his hard-won lessons on discipline, success, teamwork and triumph over adversity, in time for FatherÕs Day.

Against the Grain

Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times
Author: Ezra Mendelsohn†,Stefani Hoffman,Richard I. Cohen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782380035
Category: History
Page: 320
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Highlighting the seminal role of German Jewish intellectuals and ideologues in forming and transforming the modern Jewish world, this volume analyzes the political roads taken by German Jewish thinkers; the impact of the Holocaust on the Central and East European Jewish intelligentsia; and the conundrum of modern Jewish identity. Several of German Jewry's most outstanding figures such as Scholem, Strauss, and Kohn are discussed. Inspired by Steven E. Aschheim's work, several contributors focus on the fraught relationship between German and East European Jews (the so-called Ostjuden) and between German Jews and their non-Jewish neighbors. More generally, this book examines how Central European Jewish thinkers reacted to the terrible crises of the twentieth century-to war, genocide, and the existential threat to the very existence of the Jewish people. It is essential reading for those interested in the triumphs and tragedies of modern European Jewry.

Against the Grain

Real Ingredients from Whole Foods, No Additives Or Chemicals - The Way Gluten-Free Should Be
Author: Nancy Cain
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0385345550
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Describes the science of gluten-free baking and provides two hundred all-natural recipes for such foods as breads, flatbreads, crackers, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, pastas, pizzas, and tacos.

Leading Against the Grain

Lessons for Creating Just and Equitable Schools
Author: Jeffrey S. Brooks,Anthony H. Normore
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776661
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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To help American education leaders create more just and equitable schools, an impressive group of scholars present profiles of a wide range of outstanding historical and contemporary leaders from across the globe, including Wangari Mathaai, John Tippeconic III, Fannie Lou Hamer, Saul Alinsky, Antonia Pantoja, Jimmy Carter, and Golda Meir. Contributors include Fenwick W. English, Margaret Grogan, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Peter McLaren, Sonia Nieto, Izhar Oplatka, Allan Walker, and Michelle D. Young. “This book introduces many new ways to think about leadership in education.” —From the Foreword by William Ayers, education activist “A rare and wonderful book about visionary, incredible, inspirational, exemplary, and diverse leaders.” —Bill Mulford, emeritus professor, University of Tasmania “An impressive resource for anyone committed to developing leaders or preparing to take on the mantle of leadership themselves.” —Sonya Douglass Horsford, Teachers College, Columbia University “For those of us who have suffered through the staid, unimaginative prose of most educational leadership texts, this book is a godsend!” —Lisa D. Delpit, Southern University School of Education

Living Against the Grain

How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life
Author: Tim Muldoon
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829445048
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Today’s popular culture thrives on telling us what we should do and who we should be. We need to have the prestigious job, the perfect relationship, the jam-packed social life, and we need to show it all off on social media. But can achieving those things provide the fulfillment that we all long for? Is there something bigger and better out there waiting for us? Tim Muldoon has counseled countless young adults on this very issue. In Living Against the Grain, Muldoon offers a field-tested strategy for those facing a time of transition to help them discern their deepest desires and discover their true purpose in and for this world. Each chapter focuses on a crucial aspect of decision making, such as traveling the unpaved road, discovering your calling, finding inner freedom, and loving authentically. Throughout the chapters, Muldoon poses reflective questions that make the material both personal and practical. By engaging in the unique discernment process found in this book, you’ll be wholly equipped to find the path you were meant to follow and become the person you were created to be.

Against the Grain

Interviews with Maverick American Publishers
Author: Robert Dana
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587298945
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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Against the Grain is a collection of interviews with nine small press publishers, each one characterized by strength of resolve and a dedication to good books. Each press reflects, perhaps more directly than any large trade publisher could, the character of its founder; and each has earned its own place in the select group of important small presses in America. This collection is the first of its kind to explore with the publishers themselves the historical, aesthetic, practical, and personal impulses behind literary publishing. The publishers included are Harry Duncan (the Cummington Press), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights), David Godine (David R. Godine), Daniel Halpern (the Ecco Press), Sam Hamill and Tree Swenson (Copper Canyon Press), James Laughlin (New Directions), John Martin (Black Sparrow), and Jonathan Williams (the Jargon Society). Their passion for books, their belief in their individual visions of what publishing is or could be, their inspired mulishness crackle on the page.

Against the Grain

Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace
Author: George Weigel
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 9780824524487
Category: Religion
Page: 339
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Looks at the ways in which Catholic social teaching sheds light on the challenges of peace, the problem of pluralism, the quest for human rights, and the defense of liberty.

Against the Grain


Author: Erica Austin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985443801
Category:
Page: N.A
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Against the Grain, Volume 1

Against the Grain

The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the Twentieth Century
Author: Hilton Kramer,Roger Kimball
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 463
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Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. This book brings together an abundant selection of the magazine's most incisive essays, sparkling examples of wit, clarity, and fierce independence that have made The New Criterion one of our most respected sources of critical opinion. Challenging the radical orthodoxies that have disfigured contemporary intellectual debate, the essays in Against the Grain cover a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the apocalyptic kitsch of Anselm Kiefer, from the scandals of political correctness and multiculturalism to the state of Latin American literature and politics. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music; Hilton Kramer on the plight of the art museum today; Joseph Epstein on the poet C. P. Cavafy; Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals; and Harvey Mansfield on the continuing significance of the original debate over the Constitution.

Against the Grain


Author: Phil M. Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943894024
Category:
Page: N.A
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Against the Grain is the story of an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He's homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great-uncle, who's a stickler for logic, reason, and intellectual honesty. Despite his uncle's reverence for veracity, inconsistencies arise regarding the old man's shady past and the teen's parents.Through a harrowing sequence of events, the teen is forced to attend a public school and a church. The feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda, and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest, and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will the budding anarchist choose the easy lie or the hard truth?

Against All Grain

Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great
Author: Danielle Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1936608367
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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Offers recipes for a paleo diet, including Spanish frittata with chorizo, Korean beef noodle bowls, and lemon vanilla bean macaroons.

Photography against the grain

essays and photo works, 1973-1983
Author: Allan Sekula
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 259
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Against the Grain

Memoirs of a Zimbabwean Newsman
Author: Geoffrey Nyarota
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781770071124
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 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.

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries


Author: Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem,Christine Elliott,Marie Rose
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538102927
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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This book is written for librarians, by librarians: understanding that diverse communities use libraries, museums, and archives for a variety of different reasons. It makes augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications much more accessible to professionals in libraries, museums, and archives.

Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health


Author: Melissa Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007150723X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Diets high in grains can lead to a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, and more. Going Against the Grain outlines the disadvantages and potential dangers of eating various types of grains and provides practical, realistic advice on implementing a plan to cut back or eliminate grains on a daily basis. This book also includes easy-to-follow grain-free recipes and helpful suggestions for dining out.

Against the Grain

The Slightly Eccentric Guide to Living Well Without Gluten or Wheat
Author: Jax Peters Lowell
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780805036251
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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An extensive manual for surviving without wheat or gluten, including a resource guide, shopping tips, and a listing of support groups for celiacs.