Fat Land

Fat Land
Author: Greg Critser
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780547526683
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Release: 2004-01-05
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America.” —TheBoston Globe Low carb, high protein, raw foods . . . despite our seemingly endless obsession with fad diets, the startling truth is that six out of ten Americans are overweight or obese. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser examines the facts and societal factors behind the sensational headlines, taking on everything from supersize to Super Mario, high-fructose corn syrup to the high costs of physical education. With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type 2 diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems—especially among the poor—and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines. Praised by the New York Times as “absorbing” and by Newsday as “riveting,” this disarmingly funny, yet truly alarming, exposé stands as an important examination of one of the most pressing medical and social issues in the United States. “One scary book and a good companion to Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Fat Land

Fat Land
Author: Greg Critser
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780618380602
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Release: 2004-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Takes a close-up look at the social, political, cultural, economic, and nutritional factors that have made Americans the victims of an epidemic of obesity.

The Fat of the Land

The Fat of the Land
Author: Vilhjálmur Stefánsson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8829534234
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fat of the Land

Fat of the Land
Author: Langdon Cook
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781594850868
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: The Mountaineers Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Foraging is not just a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past; it's a way to reconnect with the landscape. And Langdon Cook is not just your typical grocery cart-toting dad. For him, gourmet delicacies abound, free for the taking if we just open our eyes. As a result, he finds himself free-diving in icy Puget Sound in hopes of spearing a snaggletooth lingcod, armed with nothing more than a "Hawaiian sling." He tempts fate by eating mushrooms that may or may not be poisonous. He strings up a fly rod to chase after sea-run trout. He even pulls on the gardening gloves to collect stinging nettles. In wry, detailed prose, he traces his journey from wrangler of pre-packaged calories to connoisseur of coveted wild edibles. Structured around the seasons of the year, each chapter focuses on a specific food type and concludes with a recipe featuring the author's hard-won bounty, a savory stop to each adventure-filled morsel.

The Fat of the Land

The Fat of the Land
Author: John Seymour
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1908213485
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Release: 2017-01-02
Editor: Little Toller Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A seminal book, reissued after almost 50 years, offering a personal vision of a less-mechanized and less polluting world.

Fat Tale

Fat Tale
Author: Karen Land
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781425979454
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FAT TALE, written and illustrated by Karen Land, is a picture book that will help children focus on good nutrition. Not long ago, a chubby child meant a healthy child. Today, obesity is our nation's fastest growing health problem. Our children are experiencing a nationwide epidemic of poor eating habits. The good news is for the most part, obesity is preventable. Planting the seeds of good nutrition at an early age is a fundamental preventative measure. Fat Tale is an educational story showing the pitfalls of overeating. Using the empathy children have for animals, the story tells how a cute little frog gets into big trouble by becoming addicted to junk food. Gorf, the children's name for him, becomes so fat from eating sugary cereal, fries, and other scraps of fast food he can not dive down to the bottom of the pond to hibernate. Winter is coming and he will freeze. The children realize that they are lethargic and grossly overweight, too. A healthy diet of real food is adopted by all. This book will interest children in pre-school through third grade. It can be used as a supplemental text to introduce a health lesson and by concerned parents who want to teach their children about the perils of poor eating habits. Karen Land is a School Media Specialist and has worked in the field of library service for more than 30 years. She has written for School Library Journal and is a member of The Children's Book Council.

The Fat of the Land

The Fat of the Land
Author: John Williams Streeter
Pages: 321
ISBN: EAN:4064066227333
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Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dietland

Dietland
Author: Sarai Walker
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780544373440
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Release: 2015-05-26
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN AMC ORIGINAL SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTI NOXON, STARRING JOY NASH AND JULIANNA MARGULIES A Best Book of the Year Entertainment Weekly • Bustle • Amazon • Women’s National Book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.” — Jennifer Weiner The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive. “A giddy revenge fantasy that will shake up your thinking and burrow under your skin” (Entertainment Weekly), Dietland takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession — with fists flying.

Sovietistan

Sovietistan
Author: Erika Fatland
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781643133799
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments experimenting with both democracy and dictatorships. In Kyrgyzstani villages, she meets victims of the tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate nuclear testing ground "Polygon" in Kazakhstan; she meets shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea; she travels incognito through Turkmenistan, as it is closed to journalists, and she meets German Mennonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. We learn how ancient customs clash with gas production and witness the underlying conflicts in new countries building their futures in nationalist colors. Once the frontier of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the brutalist Soviet architecture, Sovietistan is a rare and unforgettable travelogue.

FatLand

FatLand
Author: Frannie Zellman
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781597190237
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Pearlsong Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the near future the Pro-Health Laws of the United States of America have become so oppressive that people seeking freedom over their bodies have established a new country. In FatLand, life is good and scales are forbidden. Free from the hatred and discrimination of the Other Side, FatLanders have built happy, productive lives. But not everyone is flourishing. Ava came to FatLand after her lover died from bariatric surgery. She threw herself into work, believing she was immune from love. Then she saw a beautiful dancer and lost her heart again. Alvin and Reevie thought that by living in FatLand they could give their children and each other a chance for a life free of sizeism and racism. They didn't count on their lovely twin daughters' curiosity and yearning for excitement and danger. Joanne and Ed carved out what they thought was a peaceful existence. But their bright children are anything but happy in the well-appointed home and tranquil life their parents had created in FatLand. Well-to-do, attractive and sophisticated, Dara and Sandor thought they could make the FatLand Board dance to whatever tune they wished. But their way of life and beliefs are about to be tested more severely than either of them could have imagined. Dreaming and determined, luscious Margaret fled to FatLand after her rich, powerful paramour married a thin woman he didn't care for. She made a deal with her devil so she could publish the top flight newspaper FatLand badly needed. But then the devil called in the cards. Soon these FatLanders and the freedom fighters on the Other Side will face forces threatening the health and happiness of all.

The Land of Dinosaurs

The Land of Dinosaurs
Author: Anonim
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9780761165989
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Release: 2012
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A newly hatched dinosaur wonders what he may grow into, a strong dinosaur with sharp claws and long teeth or one with skin like armor and a long spiked tail. On board pages.

Living Off the Fat of the Land

Living Off the Fat of the Land
Author: Mark Adolphus
Pages: 92
ISBN: 0533136989
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Release: 2001-03-01
Editor: Vantage Press
Language: en

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Fat Activism

Fat Activism
Author: Charlotte Cooper
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781910849026
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is Fat Activism and why is it important? Charlotte Cooper, a fat activist with around 30 years experience, answers this question by lifting the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offering a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times. In her expansive grassroots study she: Reveals details of fat activist methods and approaches and explodes myths Charts extensive accounts of international fat activist historical roots going back over four decades Explores controversies and tensions in the movement Shows that fat activism is an undeniably feminist and queer phenomenon Explains why fat activism presents exciting possibilities for anyone interested in social justice Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement is a rare insider’s view of fat people speaking about their lives and politics on their own terms. It is part of a new wave of accessible, accountable and rigorous work emerging through Research Justice and the Para-Academy. This is the book you have been waiting for.

The Fat of the Land

The Fat of the Land
Author: Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788892634732
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Release: 2016-10-28
Editor: Youcanprint
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author details his experiment in extreme nutrition, an enlarged edition of, "Not by Bread Alone." The book extols the virtues of meat in the human diet.

Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat
Author: Michael Moss
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780771057090
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Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Salt Sugar Fat is a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the story of how they have deployed these three essential ingredients, over the past five decades, to dominate the North American diet. This is an eye-opening book that demonstrates how the makers of these foods have chosen, time and again, to double down on their efforts to increase consumption and profits, gambling that consumers and regulators would never figure them out. With meticulous original reporting, access to confidential files and memos, and numerous sources from deep inside the industry, it shows how these companies have pushed ahead, despite their own misgivings (never aired publicly). Salt Sugar Fat is the story of how we got here, and it will hold the food giants accountable for the social costs that keep climbing even as some of the industry's own say, "Enough already."

Fat Girl in a Strange Land

Fat Girl in a Strange Land
Author: Jennifer Brozek,Anna Dickinson,Sabrina Vourvoulias
Pages: 125
ISBN: 0615569714
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Release: 2011-12-08
Editor: Crossed Genres Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For every supermodel, there are thousands of women who have heard "Why don't you just eat less?" far too often. Except as comic relief or the unattractive single BFF, those women's stories are never told. Crossed Genres Publications presents Fat Girl in a Strange Land, an anthology of fourteen stories of fat women protagonists traveling distant and undiscovered realms. From Guatemala, where a woman dreams of becoming La Gorda, the first female luchador, before discovering a greater calling in "La Gorda and the City of Silver"; to the big city in the US, where superhero Flux refuses to don spandex in order to join her new team in "Nemesis"; to the remote planet Sidquiel in "Survivor," where student Wen survives a crash landing, only to face death from the rising sun. Fat Girl in a Strange Land takes its characters - and its readers - places they've never been. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Sabrina Vourvoulias - "La Gorda and the City of Silver" Lauren C. Teffeau - "The Tradeoff" AJ Fitzwater - "Cartography, and the Death of Shoes" Josh Roseman - "Survivor" Brian Jungwiwattanaporn - "The Right Stuffed" Katharine Elmer - "Tangwystl the Unwanted" Bonnie Ferrante - "Flesh of My Flesh" Rick Silva - "How Do You Want To Die?" Nicole Prestin - "Nemesis" Anna Dickinson - "Davy" Jennifer Brozek - "Sharks & Seals" Barbara Krasnoff - "Marilee and the SOB" Anna Caro - "Blueprints" Pete "Patch" Alberti - "Lift" Cover art by Lili Ibrahim

Not by Bread Alone

Not by Bread Alone
Author: Vilhjalmur Steffansson
Pages: 358
ISBN: 1635617251
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Release: 2019-02-04
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arctic explorer and anthropologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson promotes the health benefits of a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Inspired by his observations of Eskimos and other indigenous cultures, and supported by evidence from a year-long experiment in which he only ate meat, Stefansson makes a strong case for an all-meat diet.

HEAVY

HEAVY
Author: Richard B. McKenzie
Pages: 325
ISBN: 3642201350
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Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America’s emerging “fat war” threatens to pit a shrinking population of trim Americans against an expanding population of heavy Americans in raging policy debates over “fat taxes” and “fat bans.” These “fat policies” would be designed to constrain what people eat and drink – and theoretically crimp the growth in Americans’ waistlines and in the country’s healthcare costs. Richard McKenzie’s HEAVY! The Surprising Reasons America Is the Land of the Free—And the Home of the Fat offers new insight into the economic causes and consequences of America's dramatic weight gain over the past half century. It also uncovers the follies of seeking to remedy the country’s weight problems with government intrusions into people’s excess eating, arguing that controlling people’s eating habits is fundamentally different from controlling people’s smoking habits. McKenzie controversially links America’s weight gain to a variety of causes: the growth in world trade freedom, the downfall of communism, the spread of free-market economics, the rise of women's liberation, the long-term fall in real minimum wage, and the rise of competitive markets on a global scale. In no small way – no, in a very BIG way – America is the “home of the fat” because it has been for so long the “land of the free.” Americans’ economic, if not political, freedoms, however, will come under siege as well-meaning groups of “anti-fat warriors” seek to impose their dietary, health, and healthcare values on everyone else. HEAVY! details the unheralded consequences of the country's weight gain, which include greater fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases, reduced fuel efficiency of cars and planes, growth in health insurance costs and fewer insured Americans, reductions in the wages of heavy people, and required reinforcement of rescue equipment and hospital operating tables. McKenzie advocates a strong free-market solution to how America's weight problems should and should not be solved. For Americans to retain their cherished economic freedoms of choice, heavy people must be held fully responsible for their weight-related costs and not be allowed to shift blame for their weight to their genes or environment. Allowing heavy Americans to shift responsibility for their weight gain can only exacerbate the country’s weight problems.

The World Is Fat

The World Is Fat
Author: Barry Popkin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781440661754
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Release: 2008-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compelling look at the global trends that have led to today's obesity crisis The planet's 1.6 billion overweight people by far outnumber the 700 million who are undernourished. This figure would have seemed ludicrous just fifty years ago. As a result of unprecedented trends in technology, globalization, government policy, and the food industry that are changing how we eat, drink, and move, we now live in a world populated by overweight people with debilitating health problems. In this fascinating look at the striking changes in both our lifestyles and food system since World War II, Barry Popkin shows how present options for eating and drinking- especially when combined with a dramatic reduction in physical activity-are clashing with millions of years of evolution to fatten the human race. Popkin argues that widespread obesity-and the chronic health problems that contribute to the bulk of deaths in the world-is less a result of poor dietary choices than about a hi-tech, interconnected world in which governments and multinational corporations have extraordinary power to shape our everyday lives.

Prodigy

Prodigy
Author: Martin Roach
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1897783124
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Release: 1997
Editor: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Published to coincide with the release of their new album, this is the photo story of the country's biggest alternative act. The Prodigy had two number one singles in 1996 and have sold over 5 million records worldwide. Written by the band, it includes 125 colour photographs and reveals, in entirely the band's own words, the thinking behind such ground-breaking releases as Firestarter and Breathe, giving an insider's view on their remarkable live show and life in the Prodigy.