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Bless the Bees:: the Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop It
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
#1 Kindle Best Seller the first weekend of its publication. "This is a very important book and one that belongs in the hands of everyone who cares about ecology and the preservation of the bee population, and that in turn means the preservation of life as we know it on this planet." - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer. Albert Einstein said, "If the bee disappears from the earth, man would have no more than four years to live." This ...
Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy Of Industrial Agriculture
Foundation for Deep Ecology
Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It includes more than 250 profound and startling photographs and gathers together more than 40 essays by leading ecological thinkers including Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, David Ehrenfeld, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, and Gary Nabhan. ...
Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications
This book from an expert on metal building systems--the first an author unaffiliated with an industry trade group--offers important, valuable, and unbiased information that can save you money and time--and that may even save your building! Full of essential features, tips and advice, this guide goes beyond manufacturer-supplied information to warn you of potential design pitfalls and to point out specific recurring problems and failures of MBS ...
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
In autumn 2006 an unnerving phenomenon hit the United States: honeybees were mysteriously disappearing from hives across the nation, with beekeepers reporting losses of between 30 and 90 per cent of their entire colonies. The problem soon spread to parts of Europe and even Asia, earning the name Colony Collapse Disorder. To this day nobody is absolutely sure why it is happening and what the exact causes are. However, in 1923 Rudolf Steiner, a ...
Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food
Earth Aware Editions
Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food explains the issues and tells us what we know and don't know about these foods. Most importantly, it provides a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guide on the very real dangers these altered foods present to our health, the environment, and farm communities. In this book, Andrew Kimbrell and the Center for Food Safety, one of the nation's leading independent consumer ...
Genetically Modified Organisms: Opening Pandora's Box with Genetically Modified Food
Choice PH, 2013
Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. These techniques have allowed for the introduction of new crop traits as well as far greater control over a food's genetic structure than previously afforded by methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding. This eBook highlights the history of genetic engineering and the ...
Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
Professor Scott A. Bonn
Rutgers University Press
The attacks of 9/11 led to a war on Iraq, although there was neither tangible evidence that the nation's leader, Saddam Hussein, was linked to Osama bin Laden nor proof of weapons of mass destruction. Why, then, did the Iraq war garner so much acceptance in the United States during its primary stages? Mass Deception argues that the George W. Bush administration manufactured public support for the war on Iraq. Scott A. Bonn introduces a ...
Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (California Studies in Food and Culture, 5)
University of California Press
Food safety is a matter of intense public concern, and for good reason. Millions of annual cases of food "poisonings" raise alarm not only about the food served in restaurants and fast-food outlets but also about foods bought in supermarkets. The introduction of genetically modified foods—immediately dubbed "Frankenfoods"—only adds to the general sense of unease. Finally, the events of September 11, 2001, heightened fears by exposing the ...
GMO TOXIC TABLE - An Introduction to the GMO FOOD Disaster - A Crime Against Humanity
Honor Publishing, 2012
An Introduction to the GMO Disaster - A Crime Against Humanity. Multinational companies have been granted a "Patent" for Life! The very seed provided by God as the perfect health for man is forever being altered. Once we have lost the organic seed and soil, it is gone forever. We the people of the World have a right to healthy Food, Water & Air. It is not owned or patented by anyone. People are sicker today than ever in history with new ailments ...
Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet
The Hybrid Vigor Institute
risk, biotechnology, public policy, genetic engineering
Shedding Light on Genetically Engineered Food: What You Don’t Know About the Food You’re Eating and What ...
The evidence is clear and overwhelming: genetically engineered food is big business, a profitable product on the global market, and as a $6.15 billion industry in 2006, its growth and corporate power are undeniable. Despite the United States government and biotechnology industry's assertion that genetically engineered food is harmless, Americans must question its safety. The truth is that genetically engineered food has never been tested for ...
Black Death In A New Age: A Novel
Pollux Press, 2013
CAN A PLAGUE PANDEMIC STRIKE AGAIN? What happens when there is no treatment for the plague? Before antibiotics, millions lost their lives. Today, some plague bacterial strains have acquired resistance, while others have been weaponized for war. In light of this threat, Dr. Dana Sparks, an immunology professor at Duane University is searching for a vaccine. Desperate for tenure and to catch the eye of her old flame Nick Biget, Dana needs to prove ...
2012 Wood Design Package-including National Design Specification® for Wood Construction (NDS®), NDS ...
Includes: The 2012 NDS, 2012 NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS), and ASD/LRFD Manual. Complete set includes 4 books together.
Engineering in Translational Medicine
This book covers a broad area of engineering research in translational medicine. Leaders in academic institutions around the world contributed focused chapters on a broad array of topics such as: cell and tissue engineering (6 chapters), genetic and protein engineering (10 chapters), nanoengineering (10 chapters), biomedical instrumentation (4 chapters), and theranostics and other novel approaches (4 chapters). Each chapter is a stand-alone ...
Fearful Symmetry (The Fenaday and Shasti Chronicles) (Volume 2)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Having survived the nightmare world of Enshar, Robert Fenaday abandons privateering and his quest for his lost wife to begin life anew with the genetically engineered assassin, Shasti Rainhell. But spymaster Mandela has other plans for the pair, intrigue and murder on Shasti’s home planet of Olympia. Fenaday must fight his way to Shasti, facing her deadly creator and an alien mystery that could destroy the Confederacy.
Water Chemistry: An Introduction to the Chemistry of Natural and Engineered Aquatic Systems
Patrick L Brezonik
Oxford University Press
Dinner at the New Gene Cafe: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global ...
St. Martin's Griffin
Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does ...
First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Foods
In 1994 a little biotech firm called Calgene introduced the Flavr Savr (TM) tomato, the first genetically engineered food ever brought to market. Like most scientists working in agricultural biotechnology, the people who created the Flavr Savr (TM) hoped eventually to develop more important crops, ones that would be higher yielding or insect and disease resistant, thus enabling farmers to feed more people and reduce their dependence on dangerous ...
Process Techniques for Engineering High-Performance Materials
Most processed materials retain a memory of their production process at the molecular level. Subtle changes in production—such as variations in temperature or the presence of impurities—can impart performance benefits or drawbacks to individual batches of products. Some product developers have taken advantage of this process dependency to tailor properties to specific customer needs. In other cases, poorly engineered processes have resulted ...
It's Not About the Technology: Developing the Craft of Thinking for a High Technology Corporation
It's Not About the Technology is about a phenomenon most dreaded by high-technology industry executives: a failure at the execution leading to a missed market window. High-tech executives agree that a critical factor that drives the company to such a failure is the breakdown of interaction between marketing and engineering. This book is predicated on the notion that the success of execution lies neither in the technology nor in the market ...
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