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Free Gift with Every Purchase! All purchasers are now entitled to download a brand new bonus, The Backyard Farm Book of Organic Gardening - absolutely FREE! (See back of book for details) If you've spent any time watching the TV news lately, chances are you've seen at least one piece about the environment--and how our lifestyle has torn it apart over the last 100 years. It's hard to imagine describing modern life without using the words "green" and "environment." Most scientists consider our planet under threat, and as various media outlets continue to proclaim, it is up to us to do something about it. However, many of us don't know what to do. We feel hopelessly lost when it comes to strategies and methods that will enable us to look after our planet. In fact, many of us feel that our existence actively harms our world on a daily basis. Relax. You're not killing the planet. And the good news is that living sustainably, in a way that helps protect the environment, is not an unattainable dream. If you proceed slowly and carefully, you can make small changes here and there that will push you towards a life of true sustainability. Since moving from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan Northern England city to the peaceful shores of Lake Erie, I have had more space and time to experiment with various methods of sustainability and self-sufficiency. In this book, I will share the simplest, most effective and straightforward ways you can make a lasting difference for your home, family and environment.
From Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939 and never before published, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name.
July 12, 1939Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when suddenly another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore....
When he wakes, the girl in green is a woman dressed in furs and the sun-drenched shore has transformed into snowcapped mountains. The woman, Diana, rescues Perry from the bitter cold and takes him inside her home to rest and recuperate.
Later they debate the cause of the accident, for Diana is unfamiliar with the concept of a tire blowout and Perry cannot comprehend snowfall in mid-July. Then Diana shares with him a vital piece of information: The date is now January 7. The year...2086.
When his shock subsides, Perry begins an exhaustive study of global evolution over the past 150 years. He learns, among other things, that a United Europe was formed and led by Edward, Duke of Windsor; former New York City mayor LaGuardia served two terms as president of the United States; the military draft was completely reconceived; banks became publicly owned and operated; and in the year 2003, two helicopters destroyed the island of Manhattan in a galvanizing act of war. This education in the ways of the modern world emboldens Perry to assimilate to life in the twenty-first century.
But education brings with it inescapable truths -- the economic and legal systems, the government, and even the dynamic between men and women remain alien to Perry, the customs of the new day continually testing his mental and emotional resolve. Yet it is precisely his knowledge of a bygone era that will serve Perry best, as the man from 1939 seems destined to lead his newfound peers even further into the future than they could have imagined.
A classic example of the future history that Robert Heinlein popularized during his career, "For Us, The Living" marks both the beginning and the end of an extraordinary arc of political, social, and literary crusading that comprises his legacy. Heinlein could not have known in 1939 how the world would change over the course of one and a half centuries, but we have our own true world history to compare with his brilliant imaginings, rendering "For Us, The Living" not merely a novel, but a time capsule view into our past, our present, and perhaps our future.
The novel is presented here with an introduction by acclaimed science fiction writer Spider Robinson and an afterword by Professor Robert James of the Heinlein Society.
How are many people in different places around the world learning to live in a green and sustainable way? Find out how human activities such as driving cars and wasting energy are threatening our environment and putting the future of our planet at risk. Discover how people everywhere are choosing to live more sustainably by recycling, using green sources of energy, car-sharing, and reducing air travel.
Greening Your Office shows us why we should green up at work, and covers the many areas where more environmentally friendly initiatives can be put into practice in a simple A-Z format. It includes case studies of successes from offices both big and small to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The book hows how, by making small changes, individuals and organisations can: * Reduce costs * Reduce waste * Increase sales * Create a positive feeling at work * Do your bit for climate change Greening Your Office is for anyone who works in an office, both management and staff, from the large offices of global corporations to the person working from a home office.
In 2011, authors Marc Farnell and Jesse Greever released Learning to Give in a Getting World, a narrative account of what can happen when God's people decide to abandon the selfish "desire to acquire" in exchange for sacrificial and obedient giving to God. Many readers loved the idea of giving more to ministries that help spread the Gospel and meet the needs of the less fortunate, but a common question persists: "How?" In light of the current financial and economic situation in the United States (and abroad), many Christ-followers are left wondering what can be done to increase giving. In this newly-released companion to Learning to Give in a Getting World, Farnell and Greever explore practical methods for increasing generosity in the life of a believer. The authors tackle everything from pure lack of motivation to pragmatic methods for boosting generosity in a "no holds barred" approach.
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