A Common Sense Manifesto (With a Nod to Thomas Paine, Not Karl Marx) - by Max J. Skidmore Purchase This work examines the political situation in America, and how it came to be. It chronicles the disturbing deterioration of the Republican Party into an extreme and corrupt mechanism ready to receive and incorporate a destructive force that it welcomed wholeheartedly when it appeared in the bombastic, and completely self-centered,… Continue reading A Common Sense Manifesto (With a Nod to Thomas Paine, Not Karl Marx)
Alchemy: Ancient and Modern: Meaning, Theory and Lies of Alchemists Across the Ages - by H. Stanley Redgrove Purchase through Amazon According to the author, alchemy was the belief that “all the metals (and, indeed, all forms of matter) are one in origin, and are produced by an evolutionary process. The Soul of them all is one and the same; it is only the Soul that is permanent…” Redgrove… Continue reading Alchemy: Ancient and Modern: Meaning, Theory and Lies of Alchemists Across the Ages
Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism - Born from the wave of activism that followed the inauguration of President Trump, Demand the Impossible asks scholars what they can do to help solve present-day crises. The twelve essays in this volume draw inspiration from present-day activists.
Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies - by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats.
Earthworms, Horses, and Living Things: William DuPuy’s Our Animal Friends and Foes - Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace William Atherton DuPuy was a well-known naturalist who wrote anecdotally and personally about nature in Animal Friends And Foes, Insect Friends And Foes, The Nation’s Forests, and Plant Friends And Foes. In another vein he authored Green Kingdom, his account of the life of a forest ranger, and… Continue reading Earthworms, Horses, and Living Things: William DuPuy’s Our Animal Friends and Foes
Eben Holding’s Last Day A-Fishing - by Irving Bacheller Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace In addition to being a writer, Addison Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) founded the Bacheller Syndicate, the first newspaper syndicate in the United States established in 1885 to provide unique content to fill additional space of Sunday papers. It was often with writing by well-known authors like Rudyard… Continue reading Eben Holding’s Last Day A-Fishing
Energy Law and Policy in a Climate-Constrained World - This book addresses different aspects of the phenomenon and tackles the energy field from the double perspective of law and policy. Scholars from France, the U.K., and the U.S. have written chapters on different areas of energy law and policy, analyzing different instruments, provisions, and objectives, and questioning the role of actors and institutions.
Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley: and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast - by John R. Spears Purchase through Amazon John R. Spears was born in 1850 in Van Wert, Ohio. Though an inveterate traveler, particularly out west, he ended up residing in Little Falls, New York. He wrote a great deal, particularly for the New York Sun, and his books include The Port of Missing Ships and… Continue reading Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley: and Other Borax Deserts of the Pacific Coast
John Rowe - by John C. Phillips with a new preface by Robert E, Rich Jr. John Rowe’s observations on fishing near Boston in the eighteenth century appeared in a rare limited edition of only 150 copies more than eighty years ago. Besides his Boston area fishing, Rowe went on excursions to the Monument River, which is now the Cape… Continue reading John Rowe
Managing Challenges for the Flint Water Crisis - Edited by Toyna E. Thornton, Andrew D. Williams, Katherine M. Simon, Jennifer F. Sklarew Purchase The field of emergency and crisis management covers countless natural and human-induced hazards as well high threats. Focusing events occur at every level of governance; however, it is at the local level in which the ‘rubber’ response efforts meets the… Continue reading Managing Challenges for the Flint Water Crisis
No Bird Lacks Feathers: William Atherton Dupuy’s Our Bird Friends and Foes - Purchase through Amazon William Atherton Dupuy managed to combine a career in public service, playing a role in the Department of the Interior, with the writing of a number of books distinguished by the care he gave to selecting artists and orchestrating an unusually close connection between the illustrations and text. His observations on bird life… Continue reading No Bird Lacks Feathers: William Atherton Dupuy’s Our Bird Friends and Foes
Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management - Disasters have become a more salient part of our life. Events ranging from terrorist attacks to major hurricanes to heatwaves can significantly disrupt our communities and place the most vulnerable among us at risk.
Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure - by Charles L. Manto and Stephanie Lokmer Purchase through Amazon The InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) was formed in July 2011 for the purpose of sharing information about catastrophic threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure. Those threats include extreme space weather, manmade EMP, cyber attacks, coordinated physical attacks and pandemics. The… Continue reading Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure
Productive Bee-Keeping Modern Methods of Production and Marketing of Honey: Lippincott’s Farm Manuals - by Frank C. Pellett Purchase through Amazon Lippincott’s developed a series of manuals regarding agricultural production, including this volume on beekeeping. Among other things, it offers a historical look at apiculture, the practice of human harvesting of products from honey bee colonies, as well as its marketing methodology. Beekeeping has quite a history, dating back… Continue reading Productive Bee-Keeping Modern Methods of Production and Marketing of Honey: Lippincott’s Farm Manuals
The Discovery of the Five Great Lakes - by Sara Stafford Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace The Great Lakes consist of Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and are the world’s greatest concentration, more than 20 percent, of fresh water. In geologic terms they are only about ten thousand years old, formed during the last ice age. Appreciating their history has… Continue reading The Discovery of the Five Great Lakes
The Life of the Bee - by Maurice Maeterlinck Purchase Maurice Maeterlinck was born in August 1862 in Belgium to a wealthy family. Thanks to their abundance, Maeterlinck was able to complete law school at the University of Ghent, travel and write. Instead of practicing law, as his father wished, Maeterlinck focused on writing. He found success with his first play,… Continue reading The Life of the Bee
Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks - by Charles Manto, Dr. George Baker III, Terry Donat MD, David Hunt, William Kaewert, Mary Lasky, Cedrick Leighton, Dana C. Reynolds, Robert Rutledge Purchase through Amazon About this Workshop and Tabletop Exercise Package: This InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) exercise package facilitates discussions, planning and preparation for catastrophic events involving the… Continue reading Triple Threat Power Grid Exercise: High Impact Threats Workshop and Tabletop Exercises Examining Extreme Space Weather, EMP and Cyber Attacks
Trout-Fishing for the Beginner - by Richard Clapham Purchase As Richard Clapham introduced his work on trout fishing, “Although anglers are well supplied with books pertaining to their favourite sport, the majority of such volumes appeals more to the practised fisherman than the novice. Many a beginner, however, is dependent on books for information regarding trout-fishing and the tools of… Continue reading Trout-Fishing for the Beginner
West Virginia: Its Farms and Forests, Mines and Oil-Wells: with a Glimpse of its Scenery, a Photograph of its Population, and an Exhibit of its Industrial Statistics - by Jacob Richards Dodge Purchase Jacob Richards Dodge was born on September 28, 1823 in New Boston, New Hampshire. His family traced their arrival to the United States in 1638 from England. Dodge enjoyed the benefits of childhood education in both traditional academic and technical components, which gave him a firm foundation for the rest… Continue reading West Virginia: Its Farms and Forests, Mines and Oil-Wells: with a Glimpse of its Scenery, a Photograph of its Population, and an Exhibit of its Industrial Statistics