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I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of by Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

By Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

Is God male or woman? Why do ladies, yet now not males, flush public bogs with their ft? Why are males, yet no longer girls, enthusiastic about parallel parking? Why do ladies, yet now not males, go away eleven-minute messages on answering machines? Why do males consider accountable approximately not anything, and ladies consider responsible approximately every little thing? used to be Marilyn Monroe...fat?

These philosophical quandaries, and extra, are eventually debated in I'm with Stupid, an uproariously humorous discussion among Gene Weingarten, the gleefully misogynistic Washington Post humor columnist, and Gina Barreca, the gleefully feminist collage of Connecticut professor.

The first major e-book approximately women and men really written by way of a guy and a lady, I'm with Stupid is aware of the darkish secrets and techniques of either sexes. It's now not a lecture, yet a longer argument, a combustion of viewpoints that lands up unearthing startling truths. within the phrases of Gene and Gina: "Our Mars and Venus breach their orbits and collide in a screaming fireball from Hell."

The subject material spans paintings and expression, technology and know-how, politics and background, spirituality and faith, intercourse and sexuality, in addition to the advanced etiology, sociology, and etymology of soiled jokes. males: research eventually how you can comprehend needless to say while you're having a struggle. ladies: research what he relatively skill whilst he says "I'm sorry." Take aspects as Gene and Gina face off in a haggling problem during which the winner manages to get the bottom cost for a Mercedes S500. or simply take up the show.

I'm with Stupid is the ebook that eventually establishes, conclusively, that girls are funnier than males. And vice versa.

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The Films of Woody Allen by Sam B. Girgus

By Sam B. Girgus

The flicks of Woody Allen is the 1st full-length paintings to ascertain the director as a major filmmaker and artist. Sam Girgus argues that Allen has always been at the leading edge of up to date serious and cultural attention, not easy our notions of authorship, narrative, viewpoint, personality, subject matter, ideology, gender and sexuality. This revised and up to date version contains new chapters that learn Allen's paintings for the reason that 1992. Girgus argues that the scandal surrounding Allen's own existence within the early Nineties has altered his photograph in ways in which reposition ethical awareness in his paintings.

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Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison

By Robert Pogue Harrison

During this wide-ranging exploration of the position of forests in Western concept, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our knowing not just of the forest's position within the cultural mind's eye of the West, but additionally of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently. continually insightful and fantastically written, this paintings is mainly compelling at a time whilst the wooded area, as a resource of ask yourself, admire, and that means, disappears day-by-day from the earth.

"Forests is among the so much outstanding essays at the human position in nature i've got ever learn, and belongs at the small shelf that comes with Raymond Williams' masterpiece, The kingdom and the City. Elegantly conceived, fantastically written, and powerfully argued, [Forests] is a version of scholarship at its passionate most sensible. nobody who cares approximately cultural background, concerning the human position in nature, or in regards to the way forward for our earthly domestic, may still leave out it.—William Cronon, Yale Review

"Forests is, between different issues, a piece of scholarship, and one among significant worth . . . person who we've got wanted. it may be learn and reread, extra to and commented on for it slow to come."—John Haines, The big apple instances ebook Review

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The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca (3rd by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

By Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Discover the magic and fact at the back of this compelling topic.In greater than 480 entries, "The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, 3rd Edition" is an exhilarating replace to 1 of the landmark references at the topic - through paranormal specialist Rosemary Ellen Guiley. This re-creation offers extraordinary assurance of witchcraft practices around the globe - spanning various time sessions and societies - together with entries on magic, shamanism, the occult, and wizardry. Now overlaying Wicca-related fabric no longer incorporated within the prior versions, in addition to updates of up to date biographies and Wicca fabric, this encyclopedia is ideal for informal readers and people serious about this spellbinding subject. All fabric has been accelerated significantly, delivering updates and new information regarding the foremost themes of witchcraft.The new and revised insurance contains: a therapy of the Inquisition; biographies of latest Wiccans; "Book of Shadows"; familiars; folklore in terms of witchcraft; ancient circumstances of witchcraft trials; magic and Wicca; salem witches; Wicca practices, rituals, ideals, and traditions; and, witches in leisure: motion pictures, tv, degree, and renowned fiction.

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Coasting: A Private Voyage by Jonathan Raban

By Jonathan Raban

Placed Jonathan Raban on a ship and the consequences might be interesting, and not extra so than whilst he’s crusing round the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his local England. during this acutely perceived and fantastically written ebook, the bestselling writer of Bad Land turns that voyage–which coincided with the Falklands battle of 1982-into an social gathering for meditations on his kingdom, his early life, and the elusive inspiration of domestic.

Whether he’s talking to bored tax exiles at the Isle of guy, wrestling down a mainsail in the course of a vast gale, or crashing a Scottish condominium social gathering the place the kilted visitors grow to be americans, Raban is alert to the slightest nuance of which means. it is easy to learn Coasting for his specific naturalistic descriptions or his mordant reviews at the new England, the place the crucial seems the selling of Englishness. yet one constantly reads it with excitement.

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PF- TEK - Psilocybe Cubensis growing techniques by Robert McPherson

By Robert McPherson

The unique consultant referred to as "PF-tek" is an invention from Robert McPherson, sometimes called Psylocybe Fanaticus (PF), a scientist in starting to be fungi and spore vendor. as a result of legislation within the united states which prohibited his actions, PF needed to face felony effects and had
to surrender promoting spores and becoming publications and he additionally needed to close down his net site.
This advisor is more-or-less the unique PF-tek from the PF website. It in basic terms differs from the unique one by way of extra fabric that may be present in the appendices.

The PF- TEK is essentially a brown rice process with a higher formulation by utilizing vermiculite as a base and including pulverised brown rice.

The secret's within the vermiculite. while mycelium is cultured in precisely grain, the mycelium becomes a mass with little air area. but if grown with vermiculite, the mycelial threads stretch throughout house. the key concerning the PF- TEK, is that it copies nature. rather than the standard cloning of mushroom tissue and growing to be mushrooms from that, a mass spore inoculation is hired on to the fruiting substrate. That way,
the genotype is still entire. Senescence (mutating and ceased fruiting) isn't any longer an issue. The spores insure a by no means finishing succession of fungus, with the entire strength of the spores reproductive skill intact.

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Off the Rim: Basketball And Other Religions in a Carolina by Fred C. Hobson

By Fred C. Hobson

 “Why should still a selected video game, performed with a around ball via twenty-year-olds in brief pants usually 1000s of miles away, suggest quite a bit to me, on account that I appear to have so little to achieve or lose via its outcome?” Fred Hobson hence starts off Off the Rim, his narrative of school basketball and society, of starting to be up and never turning out to be up. He seeks the reply to this question by means of delving into the details of his personal experience.            starting to be up in a small city within the hills of North Carolina the place basketball used to be king, he grew to become a rabid UNC basketball fan (like many others) on the gentle age of 13 throughout the Tar Heels’ “magical” 32–0 nationwide championship season in 1956–1957. He starred as a highschool basketball participant and lived a dream by means of “walking on” the hugely winning 1961–1962 Carolina freshman group. That used to be additionally the 12 months Dean Smith was once increased to go trainer of the Heels. Hobson saw firsthand trainer Smith’s tough early days prior to he grew to become the winningest trainer in university basketball.            pressured to discover an alternative to his loved game after no longer making the school his sophomore yr, Hobson became to the romance of books, either analyzing and writing them. altering his significant to English, he chanced on the thrill of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, and H. L. Mencken, and made a profession educating American literature.              this can be a booklet approximately basketball that's greater than a publication approximately basketball. it's, at the start, an outline of part of the South that departs from the standard notion of Dixie, a glance into the tradition, faith, and politics of the Carolina hills. it's a portrait of the folk who made up the South, together with the author’s mom and dad, who either have been and weren't traditional southerners. eventually, in a few respects, it's the tale of a boyhood that by no means ends, relived every year in the course of basketball season within the frantic, tortured lifetime of a fan.            even though Hobson’s tale is essentially in regards to the Tar Heels—and approximately different issues relating to turning out to be up within the South of the 1950s—what he says approximately basketball, adolescence, and maturity additionally holds actual in case you locate themselves in emotional bondage to Hoosiers or Bulldogs or geese, to Wolverines, Gophers, Badgers, and numerous different species of higher Midwestern low-lying flooring fauna, to Blue Devils or Blue Demons, to Tigers, Wildcats, Cougars, and all different breeds of cat.

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Adbusters, Issue 51: Systematically Distorted Information

AB51: Systematically Distorted details
(January/February 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal all in favour of the erosion of our actual and cultural environments via advertisement forces. given that 1989, the journal has been featured in thousands of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. identified all over the world for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters is additionally accountable for social media campaigns resembling purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist remark, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal layout. concerns correct to our modern second, similar to media focus, weather switch and genetically transformed meals are on a regular basis featured. We hunt down an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. via demanding humans to develop into individuals instead of spectators, Adbusters takes goal at company disinformation, worldwide injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and break our actual and psychological commons.

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Ökologie der Biozönosen by Konrad Martin, Christoph Allgaier

By Konrad Martin, Christoph Allgaier

Die Interaktionen der Arten in ökologischen Gemeinschaften

Phytophagie, Prädation, Konkurrenz und Mutualismus bestimmen die vielfältigen Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Pflanzen, Tieren und Mikroorganismen in ihren Lebensräumen.

Die Autoren behandeln die Wirkungen dieser Interaktionen auf die Zahl der Arten und Individuen sowie die Regulationsprozesse in Biozönosen und damit ein zentrales und hochaktuelles Thema der Ökologie. Grundlagen und jüngste Forschungsergebnisse werden unter Verwendung vieler Fallbeispiele und zahlreicher detailgenauer Zeichnungen und Graphiken anschaulich vermittelt.

Im textual content hervorgehobene Kernaussagen, Zusammenfassungen am Ende der Kapitel und ein ausführliches Glossar sind eingängige Lernhilfen.

Die 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage berücksichtigt den neuesten Stand der Wissenschaft.

Eine verständliche und übersichtliche Darstellung komplexer Zusammenhänge für Studierende und Wissenschaftler

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