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Blood Sweat and Fear

Author : Lance A. Compa
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Workers in American beef, pork, and poultry slaughtering and processing plants perform dangerous jobs in difficult conditions. But workers in this industry face more than hard work in tough settings. They contend with conditions and abuses that violate human rights. The report includes specific recommendations for reform addressed to employers, to federal and state legislators, and to federal and state labor law enforcement agencies.

Blood Sweat and Fear

Author : Jeremy Milloy
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Going postal. We think of the rogue employee who snaps. But Blood, Sweat, and Fear demonstrates that workplace violence never occurs in isolation. Using violence as a lens, Jeremy Milloy provides fresh and original insights into the everyday workings of capitalism, class conflict, race, and gender in the United States and Canada of the late twentieth century, bringing historical perspective to contemporary debates about North American violence. This explosive book traces the shift from the collective violence of strikes and riots to the individualized violence of assaults and shootings, revealing the historical context of the workplace as battleground.

Memories Blood Sweat and Fears and a Little Bit More

Author : Faye M. Hardin
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It is the Thirty-first Century, the world as we knew it is gone and a new world has emerged out of the ashes. This new world is called Eden and it is one of the members of fourteen planets called The Federation. These planets all have one thing in common. They all seek a perfect world. There are no monetary system, no boundaries, no flags and no governments. Pollution is a thing of the past and all but two of the ailments have been eliminated. A perfect world is finally within reach. Then three unexpected events occur. First, a new planet with life forms in the first stages of evolution is discovered. The problem is the planet has been knocked out of its orbit around its sun. The Federation has no choice but to try and save as many as possible. Because of their warring nature, they are split up among the fourteen planets. Second, after an earthquake on Eden, a new unknown gas is discovered coming out of the mountain. Searching for the origin two mercenaries from the twentieth century are found alive. The gas had kept them in suspended animation. Third, Four spaceships carrying escaped convicts from another galaxy suddenly appears. These events could not only disrupt but could destroy all hope of a perfect world.

Blood Sweat and Fear

Author : Eve Lazarus
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The intriguing criminal cases of pioneer forensics expert John Vance, "Canada's Sherlock Holmes." Heralded internationally as "Canada's Sherlock Holmes," John F.C.B. Vance (1884-1964) was Vancouver's, and British Columbia's, first forensic investigator. Despite his innocuousdemeanour, during his forty-two-year career Vance helped police detectives to determine murder from suicide as well as solve hit-and-runs, safe-crackings, and some of the mostsensational murder cases of the twentieth century. As the City Analyst, first for Vancouver (beginning in 1907) and then for the Province and later the Dominion, Vance was constantly called upon to use his skills in serology, toxicology, firearms, arson, trace evidence, document analysis, and autopsy to solve crime. His skills and analytic abilities were so effectivethat in 1934 there were seven attempts on his life, and for a time, he and his family were under constant police guard from criminals afraid to go up against him in court. Vance was on the forefront of forensics, often inventing his own equipment when none was available. In the 1930s he receivedworldwide press coverage for inventing an ultra-violet ray machine used to detect counterfeit money, drugs, and bodily fluids, and also spent years developing "the Robot Nose," a mechanical bloodhound that traced criminals by their scent. Blood, Sweat, and Fear delves into many of Vance's most notorious cases, his groundbreaking forensic techniques, and hispersonal struggle against his growing list of enemies: a must-read for true crime and history buffs alike.

Blood Sweat and Fear

Author : Lance A. Compa
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Workers in American beef, pork, and poultry slaughtering and processing plants perform dangerous jobs in difficult conditions. But workers in this industry face more than hard work in tough settings. They contend with conditions and abuses that violate human rights. The report includes specific recommendations for reform addressed to employers, to federal and state legislators, and to federal and state labor law enforcement agencies.

Gristle

Author : Miyun Park
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The musician and activist offers “a collection of compelling, well-researched essays . . . shining light on the world of agribusiness” and Big Meat (Publishers Weekly). For everyone from omnivores to vegans, this eye-opening guide offers food for thought on today’s meat industry. Moby, renowned musician and passionate vegan, and Miyun Park, leading food policy activist, bring together experts from diverse backgrounds including: farming, workers’ rights activism, professional athletics, science, environmental sustainability, food business, and animal welfare advocacy. Together, they eloquently lay out how industrial animal agriculture unnecessarily harms workers, communities, the environment, our health, our wallets, and animals. In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Gristle combines hard-hitting facts with a light touch and includes informative charts and illustrations depicting the stark realities of America’s industrial food system. Contributors include: Brendan Brazier Lauren Bush Christine Chavez and Julie Chavez Rodriguez Michael Greger, MD Sara Kubersky and Tom O’Hagan Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé John Mackey Danielle Nierenberg and Meredith Niles Wayne Pacelle Paul and Phyllis Willis

Farmageddon

Author : Philip Lymbery
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Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world – from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.

Borderless Economics

Author : Robert Guest
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Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.

Halocline

Author : john g rees
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Blood Sweat and Gears

Author : Herm Zandman
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Get in there and experience what is involved on a personal level! That is what Dr. Herm Zandman thought when his curiosity was spiked as he saw the big heavy haulage vehicles thunder along the highways of Australia. During his early immigration days to New Zealand he had already experienced heavy haulage driving as an owner-driver before returning to his fi eld, education. Now he wondered what the little-known world of interstate trucking was like. As he tried to fi nd books to read on the subject, he discovered that nothing was available! This was a challenge not to be denied. The fruit of Herm's questioning mind is Blood Sweat and Gears. The title encapsulates much of what is daily reality to heavy haulage truckers as the content shows. ,br> Humorous and challenging are the encounters and observations made as he maneuvered his B-Double (B-Train) through the Australian country side and cities. An effort is also made to create a better understanding and harmony between the behemoth operators and other participants in traffic. Prior to embarking on this research venture, Herm spent many years in teaching at schools in Holland, New Zealand, and Australia. He and his wife currently reside in South Australia.

Blood Sweat and Toil

Author : Geoffrey G. Field
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Blood, Sweat, and Toil is the first scholarly history of the British working class in the Second World War. It integrates social, political, and labour history, and reflects the most recent scholarship and debates on social class, gender, and the forging of identities. Geoffrey G. Field examines the war's impact on workers in the varied contexts of the family, military service, the workplace, local communities, and the nation. Previous studies of the Home Front have analysed the lives of civilians, but they have neglected the importance of social class in defining popular experience and its centrality in public attitudes, official policy, and the politics of the war years. Contrary to accounts that view the war as eroding class divisions and creating a new sense of social unity in Britain, Field argues that the 1940s was a crucial decade in which the deeply fragmented working class of the interwar decades was "remade," achieving new collective status, power, and solidarity. He criticizes recent revisionist scholarship that has downplayed the significance of class in British society. Extensively researched, using official documents, diaries and letters, the records of trade unions, and numerous other institutions, Blood, Sweat, and Toil traces the rapid growth of trade unionism, joint consultation, and strike actions in the war years. It also analyses the mobilization of women into factories and the uniformed services and the lives of men conscripted into the army, showing how these experiences shaped their social attitudes and aspirations. Using opinion polls and other evidence, Field traces the evolution of popular political attitudes from the evacuation of 1939 and the desperate months of late 1940 to the election of 1945, opposing recent claims that the electorate was indifferent or apathetic at the war's end but also eschewing blanket assumptions about popular radicalization. Labour was an active agent in fashioning itself as both a national progressive party and the representative of working-class interests in 1945; far from a mere passive beneficiary of anti-Tory feeling, it gave organizational form to the idealism and the demand for significant change that the war had generated.

Blood Sweat and Tears The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe

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Drawing on the methods of a wide range of academic disciplines, this volume shifts the focus of the history of the body, exploring the many different ways in which its physiology and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought.

Blood Sweat And Beer

Author : Peter Williams
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Blood Sweat and Beer is a tale of an innocent and naive little boy, born during post war austerity to a lower working class family. Told initially through the eyes of a toddler it goes on to describe in great detail his struggle to make sense of an ever changing world, through childhood and adolescence, into adulthood and beyond. Determined to live a life less ordinary the story is a roller coaster ride of adventure, love, violence, and tragedy. Several years as a soldier including a tour of Ireland, serious illness and injury, a bad marriage, a life of biking and finally the finding of happiness, all peppered with a liberal dose of irrepressible humour and honesty. This is the better, store quality version of the paperback book.

Royal and Ancient

Author : Curt Sampson
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For a century and a half, the best golf players in the world have, once a year, attempted to beat the weather, the pressure, and one of the toughest courses in the world at the British Open. In Royal and Ancient, Curt Sampson, the bestselling author of Hogan and The Masters, draws a definitive and affectionate portrait of this legendary tournament, with a fascinating narrative of both its rich history and its exciting present. The thread of Royal and Ancient is the 1999 cham-pionship--the most astonishing four days in British Open history. Sampson follows individual players as they meet the gut-wrenching challenge of the links at Carnoustie: the icy classicist, Steve Elkington; the good-looking bon vivant, Andrew Magee; the struggling hopeful, Clark Dennis; Zane Scotland, the youngest Open qualifier in history. Sampson is there for Jean Van de Velde's dramatic collapse on the final day, probing both Van de Velde and his caddie for their emotional insights. He gets inside the heads of stars and journeymen, caddies and groundskeepers, and shows how they prepare and how they think as the tournament pro-gresses, from the qualifying rounds to the practice sessions, all the way through the play-off on the final day. Beyond his excellent reportage, Curt Sampson captures British Open history as it's never been captured before. With an insider's knowledge and expertise, he draws us into the rare-fied atmosphere of tradition and myth, telling the amazing--and sometimes heartbreaking--stories of past champions, of triumphs and tragedies, of deaths and ghosts. We hear the unexpectedly poignant story of one of the early greats, Tommy Morris, the invincible champion of the 1860s and 1870s, and explore the loyal Scottish fascination with the legendary Ben Hogan. The reminiscences of past and current participants combine with the behind-the-scenes stories of everyone from the club superintendent to the local pub owners to give an intimate look at this unique tournament. In his book The Majors, John Feinstein called Curt Sampson's The Masters the best book ever written about that Augusta event. Now, in Royal and Ancient, Sampson cracks the inner circle of another remarkable major to provide this fascinating and truly all-embracing view of the British Open. From the Hardcover edition.

Blood Sweat and Arrogance

Author : Gordon Corrigan
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Why the British forces fought so badly in World War II and who was to blame Gordon Corrigan's Mud, Blood and Poppycock overturned the myths that surround the First World War. Now he challenges our assumptions about the Second World War in this brilliant, caustic narrative that exposes just how close Britain came to losing. He reveals how Winston Churchill bears a heavy responsibility for the state of our forces in 1939, and how his interference in military operations caused a string of disasters. The reputations of some of our most famous generals are also overturned: above all, Montgomery, whose post-war stature owes more to his skill with a pen than talent for command. But this is not just a story of personalities. Gordon Corrigan investigates how the British, who had the biggest and best army in the world in 1918, managed to forget everything they had learned in just twenty years. The British invented the tank, but in 1940 it was the Germans who showed the world how to use them. After we avoided defeat, but the slimmest of margins, it was a very long haul to defeat Hitler's army, and one in which the Russians would ultimately bear the heaviest burden.

Violet

Author : Cheree Alsop
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Violet, the fourth book of the Silver Series, is about a teenage girl who awakens to the harsh reality of life as a werewolf. Protected by a wild werewolf with golden eyes, Colleen finds solace in his forest and control over her rapidly changing life. But Colleen’s control is put to the ultimate test when her loved ones are in danger, forcing her to choose between freedom or returning to the source of her nightmares. Violet is a story of love amid loss and courage in the face of overwhelming odds. It is a story of finding a kernel of hope within a life torn apart by an accident and a cruel twist of fate.

The Serpent of Eridor

Author : Alison Gardiner
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Boy versus wizard... Let the battle commence!

The Golden Age of Pinehurst

Author : Lee Pace
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One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.

State of the World 2006

Author : The Worldwatch Institute
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State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.

Lyrics of Life

Author : Maurice Lipscomb
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This is a collection of poetry that deals with life's struggles told from different points of view. Every person who reads this book should be able to relate to some of the poems icluded in this collection.