Spray King

Author: Shin Mikuni
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ISBN: 9783770473830
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Spiritual Merchants

Author: Carolyn Morrow Long
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572331105
Size: 11,64 MB
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They can be found along the side streets of many American cities: herb or candle shops catering to practitioners of Voodoo, hoodoo, Santería, and similar beliefs. Here one can purchase ritual items and raw materials for the fabrication of traditional charms, plus a variety of soaps, powders, and aromatic goods known in the trade as "spiritual products." For those seeking health or success, love or protection, these potions offer the power of the saints and the authority of the African gods. In Spiritual Merchants, Carolyn Morrow Long provides an inside look at the followers of African-based belief systems and the retailers and manufacturers who supply them. Traveling from New Orleans to New York, from Charleston to Los Angeles, she takes readers on a tour of these shops, examines the origins of the products, and profiles the merchants who sell them. Long describes the principles by which charms are thought to operate, how ingredients are chosen, and the uses to which they are put. She then explores the commodification of traditional charms and the evolution of the spiritual products industry--from small-scale mail order "doctors" and hoodoo drugstores to major manufacturers who market their products worldwide. She also offers an eye-opening look at how merchants who are not members of the culture entered the business through the manufacture of other goods such as toiletries, incense, and pharmaceuticals. Her narrative includes previously unpublished information on legendary Voodoo queens and hoodoo workers, as well as a case study of John the Conqueror root and its metamorphosis from spirit-embodying charm to commercial spiritual product. No other book deals in such detail with both the history and current practices of African-based belief systems in the United States and the evolution of the spiritual products industry. For students of folklore or anyone intrigued by the world of charms and candle shops, Spiritual Merchants examines the confluence of African and European religion in the Americas and provides a colorful introduction to a vibrant aspect of contemporary culture. The Author: Carolyn Morrow Long is a preservation specialist and conservator at the the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Chemical Lands

Author: David D. Vail
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817319735
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An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment. The controversies in the 1960s and 1970s that swirled around indiscriminate use of agricultural chemicals—their long-term ecological harm versus food production benefits—were sparked and clarified by biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962). This seminal publication challenged long-held assumptions concerning the industrial might of American agriculture while sounding an alarm for the damaging persistence of pesticides, especially chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, in the larger environment. In Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945 David D. Vail shows, however, that a distinctly regional view of agricultural health evolved. His analysis reveals a particularly strong ethic in the North American grasslands where practitioners sought to understand and deploy insecticides and herbicides by designing local scientific experiments, engineering more precise aircraft sprayers, developing more narrowly specific chemicals, and planting targeted test crops. Their efforts to link the science of toxicology with environmental health reveal how the practitioners of pesticides evaluated potential hazards in the agricultural landscape while recognizing the production benefits of controlled spraying. Chemical Lands adds to a growing list of books on toxins in the American landscape. This study provides a unique Grasslands perspective of the Ag pilots, weed scientists, and farmers who struggled to navigate novel technologies for spray planes and in the development of new herbicides/insecticides while striving to manage and mitigate threats to human health and the environment.

Holstein Friesian Herd Book

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Farm Implement News Buyer S Guide

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Daddy By Surprise

Author: Pat Warren
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460355385
Size: 17,45 MB
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LITTLE—AND BIG!—DARLIN'(S) Devin Gray had long ago made two resolutions about what was NOT in his future—marriage and fatherhood. And then along came beautiful, lovable and sexy neighbor Molly Shipman to test his resolve on the former. As to the latter, well, when adorable six-year-old Emily showed up on his doorstep, with only a ratty old teddy bear… and a note, claiming HE was her father, well… what was a bachelor to do? Learn to braid hair, for starters. And have tea parties. And chase away bad dreams. And maybe, just maybe… learn how to make both Molly and Emily his own?

The American Shorthorn Herd Book

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Calendar Of The Patent Rolls Preserved In The Public Record Office 1317 1321

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office
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It

Author: Stephen King
Editor: Berkley
ISBN: 9780451169518
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Henderson The Rain King

Author: Saul Bellow
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913819
Size: 11,42 MB
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Bellow evokes all the rich colour and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson's awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life earns him the admiration of the tribe - but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, HENDERSON THE RAIN KING is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life.