Betting On Famine

Author: Jean Ziegler
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595588612
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Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent. In an extensive investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Ziegler—one of the world’s leading food experts—lays out in clear and accessible terms the complex global causes of the new hunger crisis. Ziegler’s wide-ranging and fascinating examination focuses on how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel. The results, he shows, have been sudden and startling, with declining food reserves sending prices to record highs and a new global commodities market in ethanol and other biofuels gobbling up arable lands in nearly every continent on earth. Like Raj Patel’s pathbreaking Stuffed and Starved, Betting on Famine will enlighten the millions of Americans concerned about the politics of food at home—and about the forces that prevent us from feeding the world’s children.

Nichts Neues Schaffen

Author: Antonia Putzger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110431149
Size: 28.75 MB
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Im wechselseitigen Gefüge von Original und Kopie setzt das vorliegende Buch den Schwerpunkt auf die Kopie: Von der mittelalterlichen Abschrift bis zur autorisierten Kultbildkopie, von der Kopienpraxis der fürstlichen Sammlungen bis zur Reproduktionsfotografie wird die vielfältig artikulierte Gerichtetheit von Kopien auf ihr Vorbild in den Fokus genommen und auf ihre spezifischen ästhetischen wie medialen Eigenschaften hin befragt. Jenseits gängiger Innovationsimperative untersuchen die Beiträge die künstlerische Wiederholung auf die ihr eigenen Qualitäten hin und lenken den Blick auf ihre spezifischen Formen, Absichten und Kontexte. Dabei erweist sich die Treue der Kopie als produktive Kategorie – auch wenn oder gerade weil die treue Kopie im Kern „nichts Neues schaffen" will.

Catalogus Translationum Et Commentariorum

Author: Union académique internationale
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813213002
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Considered a definitive source for scholars and students, this highly acclaimed series illustrates the impact of Greek and Latin texts on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Durruti In The Spanish Revolution

Author: Abel Paz
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859505
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A political biography, history of of a revolutionary era, and nonstop adventure story across three continents.

Remembering Edith Alice M Ller

Author: Immo Appenzeller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792347897
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Edith Alicia Müller (1918-1995) was the IAU General Secretary from 1976 to 1979, the first woman to have this responsibility. Many friends, students and colleagues, and others who have met Edith at different occasions, give in this book their memories of her. Her fundamental work in solar physics concerned the chemical composition of the Sun, the time variation of its infra-red spectrum, and its thermal structure. Her interests were, however, far broader than that. She was heavily involved in international work for the teaching of astronomy and for the exchange program of young astronomers.

Yearbook Of International Organizations 2013 2014

Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004255135
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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

Willings Press Guide 2006 V1 United Kingdom

Author: Waymaker Publishing
Publisher: Romeike Limited
ISBN: 9780955174537
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This press guide aims to provide a comprehensive, accurate and informative guide to the UK press, both print and broadcast.