Rosa Of The Wild Grass

Author: Fiona Macintosh
Editor: Latin America Bureau
ISBN: 9781909014039
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Rosa's story explains a great deal about Nicaragua, and from a woman's point of view. The intimacy and immediacy captured in this work inspired the author to paint a series of stark black and white images to illustrate this story.

The Wild Grass

Author: Graeme Brasher
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ISBN: 9781946044747
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When you are bred to be eaten, freedom is your only hope. Sam had never liked the way the livestock on the farm were treated. She understood that the animals were her parents' livelihood and that nothing much could be done about it; still, their fate troubled her. When her father herded them into the yards for drenching, tailing, or drafting, she mostly bit her lip and turned a blind-eye to the harshness of it all. Set on a farm on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Graeme Brasher's The Wild Grass is the stirring tale of twin lambs' attempts to escape their fate. The lambs live alongside the human family who own them and the wild animals who make their living on the periphery of the farm. Feral cats and scavenger crows threaten, but it is the humans who care for them that pose the gravest threat. When flooding leads to plans for the early dispatch of the lambs to market, the twins are forced to recognize their lives are at risk. Each must now make choices that mean the difference between life and death. Sanctuary lies a long perilous journey away. Can the Untamed lead them to safety?

Wild Grass

Author: Ian Johnson
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307430251
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In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who tried to find out why her elderly mother had been beaten to death in police custody. Representing the first cracks in the otherwise seamless façade of Communist Party control, these small acts of resistance demonstrate the unconquerable power of the human conscience and prophesy an increasingly open political future for China.

Amber Waves

Author: Catherine Zabinski
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022655595X
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At breakfast tables and bakeries, we take for granted a grain that has made human civilization possible, a cereal whose humble origins belie its world-shaping power: wheat. Amber Waves tells the story of a group of grass species that first grew in scattered stands in the foothills of the Middle East until our ancestors discovered their value as a source of food. Over thousands of years, we moved their seeds to all but the polar regions of Earth, slowly cultivating what we now know as wheat, and in the process creating a world of cuisines that uses wheat seeds as a staple food. Wheat spread across the globe, but as ecologist Catherine Zabinski shows us, a biography of wheat is not only the story of how plants ensure their own success: from the earliest breads to the most mouthwatering pastas, it is also a story of human ingenuity in producing enough food for ourselves and our communities. Since the first harvest of the ancient grain, we have perfected our farming systems to grow massive quantities of food, producing one of our species’ global megacrops—but at a great cost to ecological systems. And despite our vast capacity to grow food, we face problems with undernourishment both close to home and around the world. Weaving together history, evolution, and ecology, Zabinski’s tale explores much more than the wild roots and rise of a now ubiquitous grain: it illuminates our complex relationship with our crops, both how we have transformed the plant species we use as food, and how our society—our culture—has changed in response to the need to secure food sources. From the origins of agriculture to gluten sensitivities, from our first selection of the largest seeds from wheat’s wild progenitors to the sequencing of the wheat genome and genetic engineering, Amber Waves sheds new light on how we grow the food that sustains so much human life.

Wild Grass On The Riverbank

Author: Hiromi Itō
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ISBN: 9780989804844
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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey Angles. Set simultaneously in the California desert and her native Japan, tracking migrant children who may or may not be human, or alive, Hiromi Itō's WILD GRASS ON THE RIVERBANK will plunge you into dreamlike landscapes of volatile proliferation: shape-shifting mothers, living father-corpses, and pervasively odd vegetation. At once grotesque and vertiginous, Itō interweaves mythologies, language, sexuality, and place into a genre-busting narrative of what it is to be a migrant.

Utilizing Wild Grass Biodiversity In Wheat Improvement

Author: A. Mujeeb-Kazi
Editor: CIMMYT
ISBN: 968692308X
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Notebook

Author: Photographj Notebook
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Photograph Of Wild Grass Upon A Hill At Sunset In Calif. 158126066295

Stalking The Wild Sweetgrass

Author: Robert J. Dufault
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461459036
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Stalking the Wild Sweetgrass: Domestication and Horticulture of the Grass Used in African-American Coiled Basketry is concerned with the historical domestication of sweetgrass, the main construction/structural grass used in the three century old African-American tradition of coiled basketry in South Carolina. During the plantation era in southern agriculture, sweetgrass baskets were made for post-harvest processing and storage of rice by enslaved Africans from Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina to northern Florida. Enslaved Africans from the Rice Kingdom in Africa were prized for the basketry and rice agronomic skills and were specially sought by slavery traders. Today, this ancient craft still thrives in the community of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Authored by one of the most renowned experts in the field and filled with illuminating color photographs, this volume provides knowledge of the horticulture of an extremely important wild plant and an example of the perils of plant- and people-based research and experimentation. As one of the few authoritative texts on the subject, Stalking the Wild Sweetgrass: Domestication and Horticulture of the Grass Used in African-American Coiled Basketry is a resourceful volume on wild sweetgrass, suitable for researchers and students alike.

Dimensions Of The Dreaming Self In Lu Xun S Wild Grass And Natsume Soseki S Ten Nights Of Dreams

Author: Dennitza Stefanova Gabrakova
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Annual Report Of The Board Of Directors Of The Iowa State Agricultural Society For The Year

Author: Iowa State Agricultural Society
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Report Of The Secretary Of The Iowa State Agricultural Society For The Year

Author: Iowa State Agricultural Society
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Proceedings Of The Annual Meeting Of The Iowa State Improved Stock Breeders Association

Author: Iowa State Improved Stock-Breeders' Association
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Transactions Of The Wisconsin State Agricultural Society

Author: Wisconsin State Agricultural Society
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Published with vol. 21-25: Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, vol. 13-17, and Annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, no. 11-15; with vol. 22-25: Annual report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Wisconsin, no. 1-4.

Annual Report Of The Iowa State Agricultural Society

Author: Iowa State Agricultural Society
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Annual Report For The Year

Author: Iowa State Agricultural Society
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Macmillan S Magazine

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Annual Report Of The Secretary Of The State Board Of Agriculture And Annual Report Of The Experiment Station

Author: Michigan. State Board of Agriculture
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