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Viola MacMillan was a mining dynamo, a legend in the testosterone-driven, wheeling-dealing venture that is Canadian mining. In this rags-to-riches autobiography, MacMillan offers a passionate account of her life in the bush, her rise to fame, and the setbacks she endured along the way. To put the story in context, Virginia Heffernan provides a snapshot of the Canadian mining industry during MacMillan’s heyday, including the events that led to her jail sentence and eventual pardon.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Viola MacMillan
Publisher: ECW Press
Release: 2001
File: 207 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781550224573

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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Taunton Press
Release: 2008
File: 330 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781561589739

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play? These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from eleven stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands. In From the Ground Up, Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood—including experiences he has never before revealed—motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz’s unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee. Throughout the book, Schultz introduces a cross-section of Americans transforming common struggles into shared successes. In these pages, lost youth find first jobs, aspiring college students overcome the yoke of debt, post-9/11 warriors replace lost limbs with indomitable spirit, former coal miners and opioid addicts pave fresh paths, entrepreneurs jump-start dreams, and better angels emerge from all corners of the country. From the Ground Up is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. At its heart, it’s an optimistic, inspiring account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. Here is a new vision of what can be when we try our best to lead lives through the lens of humanity. “Howard Schultz’s story is a clear reminder that success is not achieved through individual determination alone, but through partnership and community. Howard’s commitment to both have helped him build one of the world’s most recognized brands. It will be exciting to see what he accomplishes next.”—Bill Gates

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Howard Schultz
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2019-01-28
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525509455

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Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. In our obsession with 'efficiency' and short-term profit, we are losing all real connection with the natural world. As a result, the dream of global abundance promised by the introduction of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hybrid seeds is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. The way we produce our food is destructive and quite simply unsustainable. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture sets the decline of agriculture within the broader context of industrialisation as a whole, and explores some of the fundamental principles which underlie the 'growth-at-any-cost' thinking of modern society. At the same time, it documents the growing public distrust of conventional agricultural practices, and highlights some of the most promising alternatives leading to more sane, environmentally healthy ways of producing food. This book is a valuable reference for those concerned with the future of agriculture - in the industrialised countries as well as in the South, where agricultural development continues to be modelled on the industrial ideal.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Publisher: Zed Books
Release: 2001
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: 1856499944

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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees, and a lot of dirt. A good place to start. From the Ground Up is Stewart's quirky, humorous chronicle of the blossoms and weeds in her first garden and the lessons she's learned the hard way. From planting seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of four seasons in her coastal garden. Confessing her sins and delighting in small triumphs, she dishes the dirt for both the novice and the experienced gardener. Along the way, she brings her quintessential California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned seaside amusement park just down the street. Each chapter includes helpful tips alongside the engaging story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision.

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Genre: Gardening
Author: Amy Stewart
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release: 2000-01-19
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1565127412

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"A celebrated book on the subject of aeronautics, this ground school manual for pilots was originally written for the training of pilots in the Commonwealth during World War II. Updated with American specifications, standards, and procedures in general aviation, it includes discussions of the airplane, theory of flight, aircraft engines, airports, airspace, air rules and procedures, meteorology and aviation safety, and human factors. An extensive glossary and index help pilots keep current with changing technology and regulations affecting the aviation industry. "

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Genre: Transportation
Author: Sandy A. F. Macdonald
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
Release: 2003-04-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 1560274522

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Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories, practical ideas, and real-world experiences. Book jacket.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Tom Jones
Publisher: College Press
Release: 2004
File: 355 Pages
ISBN-13: 0899004903

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Genre: Social Science
Author: C. George Benello
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
Release: 1993-03-22
File: 251 Pages
ISBN-13: 1895431328

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Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.

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Genre: Law
Author: Luke W. Cole
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2001
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 0814715370

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Sometimes SMEs can cause problems for your instructional design project. But have you done everything you could to understand, communicate with, and involve your SMEs successfully? From years of experience, there are guidelines for working well with everyone on the design team—but you must include considerations for SMEs. Learn from the good and the bad examples presented, plus use the charts to help you plan for better ISD-SME relationships.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Chuck Hodell
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Release: 2013-03-14
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781562868550

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