Half-lives and Half-truths

Half-lives and Half-truths

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131738861

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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A collection of papers by activists and anthropologists reveals the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments. The nations and individuals, many of them members of indigenous or ethnic minority communities, are now demanding information about how the United States and the Soviet Union poisoned them and meaningful remedies for the damage done to them and the generations to come.

Literary Half-Lives

Literary Half-Lives

Author: R. Rubenstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137413666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

View: 484

While Doris Lessing was composing The Golden Notebook , she was intimately involved with Clancy Sigal and their relationship influenced the literary methods of both writers. Focusing on literary transformations, Rubenstein offers compelling insights into the ethical implications of disguised autobiography and roman à clef .

The Half-Truth High

The Half-Truth High

Author: Kevin Fleming

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595457083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 367

Did you ever wonder why self-improvement strategies dealing with change and success make things seem so reasonable? Could it be that what makes all these mantras and pop books so appealing on a mass scale is the same thing that keeps them from working. They all "make sense." But are all the things that make sense TRUE? Dr. Fleming takes you deep within the mind of a psychologist and leadership consultant, letting you in on the secrets of the half-truth-the clever way we convince ourselves we are changing bad habits, leading a company to profitability, or even rising personally to the highest level of thinking about ultimate reality. Utilizing a questioning process that turns half-truths over to find the denied part of reality in us all, Dr. Fleming paves a way to understanding and change that no simple "7 Tips or Tools" book could possibly provide.

Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities

Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities

Author: Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317574316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

View: 402

This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking collection examine the role that narrative, visual, and aesthetic forms can play in drawing attention to and shaping our ideas about long-term and catastrophic environmental challenges such as climate change, militarism, deforestation, the pollution and management of the global commons, petrocapitalism, and the commodification of nature. The volume presents a postcolonial approach to the environmental humanities, especially in conjunction with current thinking in areas such as political ecology and environmental justice. Spanning regions such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australasia and the Pacific, as well as North America, the volume includes essays by founding figures in the field as well as new scholars, providing vital new interdisciplinary perspectives on: the politics of the earth; disaster, vulnerability, and resilience; political ecologies and environmental justice; world ecologies; and the Anthropocene. In engaging critical ecologies, the volume poses a postcolonial environmental humanities for the twenty-first century. At the heart of this is a conviction that a thoroughly global, postcolonial, and comparative approach is essential to defining the emergent field of the environmental humanities, and that this field has much to offer in understanding critical issues surrounding the creation of alternative ecological futures.



Author: Sarah Alisabeth Fox

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803269491

Category: History

Page: 328

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Downwind is an unflinching tale of the atomic West that reveals the intentional disregard for human and animal life through nuclear testing by the federal government and uranium extraction by mining corporations during and after the Cold War. Sarah Alisabeth Fox highlights the personal cost of nuclear testing and uranium extraction in the American West through extensive interviews with “downwinders,” the Native American and non-Native residents of the Great Basin region affected by nuclear environmental contamination and nuclear-testing fallout. These downwinders tell tales of communities ravaged by cancer epidemics, farmers and ranchers economically ruined by massive crop and animal deaths, and Native miners working in dangerous conditions without proper safety equipment so that the government could surreptitiously study the effects of radiation on humans. In chilling detail Downwind brings to light the stories and concerns of these groups whose voices have been silenced and marginalized for decades in the name of “patriotism” and “national security.” With the renewed boom in mining in the American West, Fox’s look at this hidden history, unearthed from years of field interviews, archival research, and epidemiological studies, is a must-read for every American concerned about the fate of our western lands and communities.

Nouns In the English Language: Types and Examples

Nouns In the English Language: Types and Examples

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 550

View: 204

This Book Covers The Following Topics: (I). What are Nouns (II). Types of Nouns A. Proper Noun B. Common Noun C. Collective Noun D. Material Noun E. Abstract Noun F. Concrete Noun G. Compound Noun H-1. Countable Noun -- Singular Noun H-2. Countable Noun -- Plural Noun I. Uncountable or Mass Noun J. Possessive Noun (III-A). Countable & Uncountable Nouns – Categorization 1. always countable (both singular & plural) | no uncountable 2. always uncountable | no countable 3A. uncountable + countable (both singular & plural) 3B. uncountable + singular 4A. always singular | no plural 4B. always plural | no singular 5A. (a). uncountable | (b). countable (both singular & plural) 5B. (a). countable (singular and plural) | (b). singular 5C. (a). countable (singular and plural) | (b). plural 5D. (a). countable (singular and plural) | (b). singular | (c). plural 5E. (a). always uncountable | (b). always singular 5F. (a). always uncountable | (b). always plural 6. (a). uncountable and countable (singular as well as plural) | (b). countable (singular as well as plural) 7. (a). uncountable | (b). uncountable + countable (singular as well as plural) 8A. (a). uncountable | (b). countable (singular as well as plural) | (c). uncountable + countable (singular as well as plural) 8B. (a). uncountable | (b). countable (both singular and plural) | (c). singular 8C. (a). uncountable | (b). countable (both singular and plural) | (c). plural 9A-1. countable: usually singular 9A-2. uncountable + usually singular 9A-3. (a). uncountable | (b). usually singular 9A-4. (a). uncountable | (b). usually plural 9A-5. (a). usually singular | (b). countable (both singular and plural) 9B-1. countable: usually plural 9B-2. (a). usually plural | (b). countable (both singular and plural) 9C. (a). always singular | (b). always plural 9D. (a). ‘usually singular’ | (b). ‘usually plural’ 9E. Miscellaneous Patterns 10. Additional Countable and Uncountable Nouns (III-B). Nouns with Singular/Plural Verbs 1. uncountable noun + singular/plural verb 2. singular noun + singular/plural verb 3. countable noun (in singular form) + singular/plural verb (III-C1). Formation of Plural Nouns (1). REGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (2). IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS (A). “-y” is changed into “-ies” (B). “-f” and “-fe” is changed into “-ves” (C). “-is” is changed into “-es” (D). “-um” is changed into “-a” (E). “-us” is changed into “-i” (F). “-on/-ian” is changed into “-a” (G). “-ax” / “-ex” is changed into “-ices” (H1). Compound words without dashes (H2). Compound words with dashes (H3). Compound words with a verb (H4). Double Plural (I). “-a” is sometimes changed into “-ae” (J). Change of vowel(s) (J1). “-an” is changed into “-en” (J2). “-oo” is changed into “-ee” (J3). “-o” is changed into “-i” (J4). “-u” is changed into “-ux” (K). Irregular Nouns That Do Not Change When Made Plural (L). Irregular Nouns That Change Substantially (M). Other Irregular Plural Nouns (III-C2). Formation of Nouns from Other Parts of Speech C2-a. Formation of Nouns from Other Nouns C2-b. Formation of Nouns from Adjectives C2-c. Formation of Nouns from Verbs (IV). Nouns and Genders

Nuclear Bodies

Nuclear Bodies

Author: Robert A. Jacobs

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300265286

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Cold War reconsidered as a limited nuclear war “Inexorable clarity and care for his fellow humans mark Robert Jacobs's guide to the Cold War as a limited nuclear war, whose harms disfigure any possible future.”—Norma Field, author of In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: Japan at Century’s End In the fall of 1961, President Kennedy somberly warned Americans about deadly radioactive fallout clouds extending hundreds of miles from H‑bomb detonations, yet he approved ninety‑six US nuclear weapon tests for 1962. Cold War nuclear testing, production, and disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima have exposed millions to dangerous radioactive particles; these millions are the global hibakusha. Many communities continue to be plagued with dire legacies and ongoing risks: sickness and early mortality, forced displacement, uncertainty and anxiety, dislocation from ancestors and traditional lifestyles, and contamination of food sources and ecosystems. Robert A. Jacobs re‑envisions the history of the Cold War as a slow nuclear war, fought on remote battlegrounds against populations powerless to prevent the contamination of their lands and bodies. His comprehensive account necessitates a profound rethinking of the meaning, costs, and legacies of our embrace of nuclear weapons and technologies.

Half Truth

Half Truth

Author: Ferrukh Mir

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450286459

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

View: 505

Half Truth is an endeavor to portray the real picture of todays burning and bleeding Afghanistan. It unveils the hidden faces and ruthless powerful forces behind this exclusive global tragedy. It reveals, how Afghanistan was turned into a battlefield in mid seventies, using highly emotional religious slogan (Jihad) as a deceptive net and a Machiavellian tool, to organize an international anti- communism front to destroy the USSR. Half Truth unveils, how in post USSR era, once again same forces chose Afghanistan as a center stage, to advance their hidden agenda of capturing the vast natural energy resources and precious metals of the Central Asia, Caspian, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Middle East. It exposes, evil covert plans, and objectives of intriguing forces, which created Taliban, Osama and Al-Qaeda. It reveals, how stannic concept of so called Islamic Terrorism was crafted, and later on used as a poisonous propaganda tool through global corporate media ,to terrify the common public in the US and West. Half truth unveils the reality, how intriguing forces engineered the terrorist attacks, which eventually appeared in the shape of Sep11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It also unveils, how ill-fate Afghanistan was over -run by US led NATO alliance, using evil slogans of so called Islamic terrorism and war on terror. Half Truth exposes , US led NATO alliance failures, in building the oil and gas pipelines inside the Afghanistan during last nine years, for which, occupied forces have killed tens of thousands of innocent Afghans, using worlds most lethal weaponry, writing a new page of modern barbarism. It also explains how these greedy forces have turned world economic superpower; the US into world biggest debtor nation, endangering its future. Half Truth exposes the highest level of frustration, among US rulers, due to their failures in Afghanistan and warns about catastrophic outcome of bloodshed in Afghanistan and Pakistan: a global fl ash point. It also warns about horrible socio-economic impacts on US society in particular and global community in general if this war without end continues for next five years. Half Truth invites all the peace loving forces within the US and around the globe to join hands to block the evil warring forces, to bring back the world peace by cooling down the Afghanistan hell by nurturing the lofty traditions of inter-faith harmony and mutual co existence for better and brighter future of the mankind.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History

The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History

Author: David K. Yoo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190614034

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 894

After emerging from the tumult of social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the field of Asian American studies has enjoyed rapid and extraordinary growth. Nonetheless, many aspects of Asian American history still remain open to debate. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History offers the first comprehensive commentary on the state of the field, simultaneously assessing where Asian American studies came from and what the future holds. In this volume, thirty leading scholars offer original essays on a wide range of topics. The chapters trace Asian American history from the beginning of the migration flows toward the Pacific Islands and the American continent to Japanese American incarceration and Asian American participation in World War II, from the experience of exclusion, violence, and racism to the social and political activism of the late twentieth century. The authors explore many of the key aspects of the Asian American experience, including politics, economy, intellectual life, the arts, education, religion, labor, gender, family, urban development, and legal history. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History demonstrates how the roots of Asian American history are linked to visions of a nation marked by justice and equity and to a deep effort to participate in a global project aimed at liberation. The contributors to this volume attest to the ongoing importance of these ideals, showing how the mass politics, creative expressions, and the imagination that emerged during the 1960s are still relevant today. It is an unprecedentedly detailed portrait of Asian Americans and how they have helped change the face of the United States.

Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of English

Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of English

Author: Harper Collins Publishers

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9786020323299

Category: Reference

Page: 1672

View: 664

This dictionary of American English is designed to help learners write and speak accurate and up-to-date English. • Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English • Based on the Collins 4.5-billion-word database, the Collins Corpus • Up-to-date coverage of today’s English, with all words and phrases explained in full sentences • Authentic examples from the Collins Corpus show how English is really used • Extensive help with grammar, including plural forms and verb infl ections • Fully illustrated Word Web and Picture Dictionary boxes provide additional information on vocabulary and key concepts • Vocabulary-building features encourage students to improve their accuracy and fl uency: †- Word Partnership notes highlight important collocations †- Thesaurus entries offer synonyms and antonyms for common words †- Usage notes explain different meanings and uses of the word • Supplements on Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Words That Frequently Appear on TOEFL® and TOEIC®, Text Messaging and Emoticons