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We the Animals

By Justin Torres
  • ISBN Code: : 0547577001
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 580
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : we-the-animals.pdf

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An award-winning novel in stories surrounding a young, half-white, half-Puerto Rican boy grappling with life, love, and identity as he comes of age. In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “A tremendously gifted writer whose highly personal voice should excite us in much the same way that Raymond Carver’s or Jeffrey Eugenides’s voice did when we first heard it.” —Washington Post “We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It resembles no other book I’ve read.”—Michael Cunningham “A miracle in concentrated pages, you are going to read it again and again.”—Dorothy Allison “Rumbles with lyric dynamite…Torres is a savage new talent.”—Benjamin Percy, Esquire “A fiery ode to boyhood…A welterweight champ of a book.”—NPR, Weekend Edition “A novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel…A kind of incantation.”—The New Yorker

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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1786894300
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: evie-and-the-animals.pdf

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WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

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  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Book Code : 1623360544
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: we-the-eaters.pdf

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The implausible truth: Over one billion people in the world are hungry and over one billion are overweight. Far from complete opposites, hunger and obesity are in fact different manifestations of the same problem: It's increasingly difficult to find and eat nutritious food. By examining the global industrial food system using the deceptively simple template of a classic American dinner, We the Eaters not only outlines the root causes of this bizarre and troubling dichotomy but also provides a blueprint of actionable solutions—solutions that could start with changing out just a single item on your plate. From your burger to your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyperlocal can cause worldwide ripples. For instance: American agricultural policy promoting corn and soybeans in beef farming means we feed more to cows than to hungry people. This is compounded by the environmental cost of factory livestock farming, rising obesity rates, and the false economics of unhealthfully high meat consumption. The answer? Eat a hamburger—just make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one. Gustafson—a young entrepreneur, foreign policy expert, and food policy advocate—delivers a wake-up call that will inspire even the most passive reader to take action. We can love our food and our country while being better stewards of our system and our health. We the Eaters is nothing short of a manifesto: If we change dinner, we really can change the world.

We, the Northern Cheyenne People

By Marjane Ambler
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5873930031
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 819
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Aristotle and the Animals

By Claudia Zatta
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000533891
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 531
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With a novel approach to Aristotle’s zoology, this study looks at animals as creatures of nature (physis) and reveals a scientific discourse that, in response to his predecessors, exiles logos as reason and pursues the logos intrinsic to animals’ bodies, empowering them to sense the world and live. The volume explores Aristotle’s conception of animals through a discussion of his ad hoc methodology to study them, including the pertinence of the soul to such a study, and the rise of zoology as a branch of natural philosophy. For Aristotle, animal life stems from the body in the space of existence and revolves around sensation, which is entwined with pleasure, pain, and desire. Lack of human reason is irrelevant to an understanding of the richness of animal life and cognition. In sum, the reader will acquire knowledge of the "animal as such," which lay at the core of Aristotle’s agenda and required a study of its own, separate from plants and the elements. This book is intended for students of the history of science, ancient biology, and philosophy and all those who, from different fields, are interested in animal studies and the human-animal relation.

Udi and the Animals

By Chidi Ezeobi
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982247851
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 736
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Udi and The Animals is a story of a lonely girl who loved animals and found comfort in them. One day she prayed and received a gift of understanding and speaking animal language. All the animal kingdom accepted Udi as one of them. She secretly attended animal meetings where they complained bitterly about the abuse they receives from humans and were determined to fight back and retake their place on earth.

Everyone Knows How Much I Love You

By Kyle McCarthy
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 1984819763
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 393
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In this “tale of toxic friendship at its most riveting” (People), a young woman finds herself inexorably drawn to repeating the worst mistakes of her past. “Masterly, mendacious, and a total thrill ride . . . Not since a certain Mr. Ripley have I been so consumed in another’s covetous desires.”—Justin Torres, bestselling author of We the Animals At age thirty, Rose is fierce and smart, both self-aware and singularly blind to her power over others. After moving to New York, she is unexpectedly swallowed up by her past when she reunites with Lacie, the former best friend she betrayed in high school. Captivated once again by her old friend’s strange charisma, Rose convinces Lacie to let her move in, and the two fall into an intense, uneasy friendship. While tutoring the offspring of Manhattan’s wealthy elite, Rose works on a novel she keeps secret—because it stars Lacie and details the betrayal that almost turned deadly. But the difference between fiction and fact, past and present, begins to blur, and Rose soon finds herself increasingly drawn to Lacie’s boyfriend, exerting a sexual power she barely understands she possesses, and playing a risky game that threatens to repeat the worst moments of her and Lacie’s lives. Sharp-witted and wickedly addictive, Everyone Knows How Much I Love You is a uniquely dark entry into the canon of psychologically rich novels of friendship, compulsive behavior, and the dangerous reverberations of our actions, both large and small.

Lives of the Animals

By Robert Wrigley
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101177152
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: lives-of-the-animals.pdf

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Lives of the Animals takes us to that place where the boundaries between predator and prey, the observer and the observed, merge, reverse, become re-imagined. We find ourselves inside a story of death and life, witness to acts of survival so primal they seem less instinctive than passionate. And it is passion that most informs these poems: the bond between lovers, between parent and child, between humans and other animals, both wild and domestic, that populate our shared world of hunger and need.

The Animals' Vegan Manifesto

By Sue Coe
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  • Publisher : OR Books
  • Book Code : 1682190757
  • Total of Pages : 119
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: the-animals-vegan-manifesto.pdf

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Sue Coe’s advocacy of animal rights is unmatched in its eloquence, forcefulness, and lasting impact. She does so with a combination of extraordinary images and few words. In her unstinting insistence on tolerance and love, Coe brings us to a life-affirming philosophy that values compassion over greed, community over self, and life over capital. In 115 black-and-white woodcut illustrations for The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto, Sue Coe unleashes an outraged cry for action that takes its rightful place alongside the other great manifestoes of history. As a prize-winning artist, she bears witness to unspeakable crimes, and has long advocated that we human beings must take more responsibility for ourselves, our fellow species, and the planet. Her illustrations, in the tradition of Goya, Kollwitz, and Grosz, will be familiar to many; her paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in galleries and museum around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Among Animals 3: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction

By Nadja Lubiw-Hazard ,Ingrid L. Taylor ,Diane Lefer,JoeAnn Hart,J. Bowers ,Helia S. Rethmann,Charlene Logan ,Marilyn Moriarty ,Gwen C. Katz,Janay Brun,Kipp Wessel,Denise Rettew ,James Edward O'Brien ,Elisabeth Benjamin ,Setter Brindle Birch,Jacquie Vervain
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  • Publisher : Ashland Creek Press
  • Book Code : 1618221027
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: among-animals-3.pdf

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The third edition of the pioneering book series Animals speak. But humans are, with few exceptions, ill-equipped to understand them. Fortunately, we have writers. Writers play the critical role of interpreter, positioned between humans and the billions of nonhuman animals with whom we share this planet. In Among Animals 3, you will meet some of these writers as well as the animals who inspire them. The short stories in this edition feel more visceral, more urgent than ever. Perhaps it is climate change and the plight of animal species around the globe that compels us all, writers and readers alike, to take a closer look at what we are so close to losing. Perhaps it is also the plight of the human species and the many stresses of a tiny virus. The rapid spread of Covid has underscored that we humans are not just animals but highly social animals who can spread a virus faster than any other species on this planet. And perhaps because of Covid, we face the simple realization that life is short and we must make the most of our time and our talents. Fortunately, these writers have made the most of their talents in writing about animals, about species ranging from dogs and cats to chickens and pigs. In one story, we meet a donkey. In another, a jaguar. And we even encounter a species or two not yet formally identified. These stories challenge us see what we have tried to avoid seeing. It’s only by looking straight on—and acting upon what we witness—that we can ensure a better future for animals and the planet.

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

By Adam Winkler
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  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Book Code : 0871403846
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: we-the-corporations.pdf

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A landmark exposé and “deeply engaging legal history” of one of the most successful, yet least known, civil rights movements in American history (Washington Post). In a revelatory work praised as “excellent and timely” (New York Times Book Review, front page), Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight, once again makes sense of our fraught constitutional history in this incisive portrait of how American businesses seized political power, won “equal rights,” and transformed the Constitution to serve big business. Uncovering the deep roots of Citizens United, he repositions that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision as the capstone of a centuries-old battle for corporate personhood. “Tackling a topic that ought to be at the heart of political debate” (Economist), Winkler surveys more than four hundred years of diverse cases—and the contributions of such legendary legal figures as Daniel Webster, Roger Taney, Lewis Powell, and even Thurgood Marshall—to reveal that “the history of corporate rights is replete with ironies” (Wall Street Journal). We the Corporations is an uncompromising work of history to be read for years to come.

Night of the Animals

By Bill Broun
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062400819
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: night-of-the-animals.pdf

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In this imaginative debut, the tale of Noah’s Ark is brilliantly recast as a story of fate and family, set in a near-future London. Over the course of a single night in 2052, a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley sets out on an astonishing quest: to release the animals of the London Zoo. When he was a young boy, Cuthbert’s grandmother had told him he inherited a magical ability to communicate with the animal world—a gift she called the Wonderments. Ever since his older brother’s death in childhood, Cuthbert has heard voices. These maddening whispers must be the Wonderments, he believes, and recently they have promised to reunite him with his lost brother and bring about the coming of a Lord of Animals . . . if he fulfills this curious request. Cuthbert flickers in and out of awareness throughout his desperate pursuit. But his grand plan is not the only thing that threatens to disturb the collective unease of the city. Around him is greater turmoil, as the rest of the world anxiously anticipates the rise of a suicide cult set on destroying the world’s animals along with themselves. Meanwhile, Cuthbert doggedly roams the zoo, cutting open the enclosures, while pressing the animals for information about his brother. Just as this unlikely yet loveable hero begins to release the animals, the cult’s members flood the city’s streets. Has Cuthbert succeeded in harnessing the power of the Wonderments, or has he only added to the chaos—and sealed these innocent animals’ fates? Night of the Animals is an enchanting and inventive tale that explores the boundaries of reality, the ghosts of love and trauma, and the power of redemption.

Affirmations For the Animals We Love

By Susan Keenan
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525596241
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: affirmations-for-the-animals-we-love.pdf

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Spoken words are powerful since within them lies emotional strength- vibrations of our intentions... love, light, peace and kindness. What we say influences our energy and that of those around us. This book is a time to share the love and positivity with the animals who grace our lives and bring us unconditional devotion, happiness, harmony and companionship. Animals touch the most intimate part of our hearts and make this world a better place for each and every one of us. Dr. Masaru Emoto's water experiment speaks to this truth. It is believed that the water's molecular structure was changed simply by the presence of human consciousness. By using words of positivity, beautiful geometric crystals were formed. An animal's body is approximately 75% water. Our words are powerful and animals who enrich our lives with their very being deserve every positive intention we can bestow upon them.

Are We The Same?

By Ithia Farah
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  • Publisher : DoctorZed Publishing
  • Book Code : 0648827143
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 479
  • Pdf File: are-we-the-same.pdf

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An easy-to-follow guide for all facilitators, parents, foster families, caregivers, teachers & School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) Are We The Same? Children’s Activity Colouring Book received the National Foundation for Educational Development Award (Brazil, 1999) and sold 46,000 copies in two years. Are We The Same? is a project to support the full participation and inclusion of all children within mainstream educational settings, with educational and therapeutic workshops to promote capacity building to teachers and parents on how to best use the activity book with children in mainstream schools or at home. This facilitator's guide book is to be used in conjunction with the Are We The Same? Children's Activity Book.

The Animals' Rebellion

By Clifton Bingham
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2094
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 216
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"The Animals' Rebellion" by Clifton Bingham. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.