Roots

Roots
Author: Alex Haley
Pages: 704
ISBN: 1784873381
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Release: 2018-06-18
Editor: Vintage Classic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID OLUSOGA Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Tracing his ancestry through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Author: Norma Fifer,Nancy Flowers
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0838822606
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Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, and mathematics multisyllabic Greek- and Latin-based words help students unlock the meanings of literally thousands of words.

The Religious Roots of Contemporary European Identity

The Religious Roots of Contemporary European Identity
Author: Lucia Faltin,Melanie J. Wright
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9780826494825
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Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume provides a coherent critical examination of current issues related to the religious roots of contemporary, i.e. post-1990 European identity. This book has taken a multi and interdisciplinary approach, analysing the religious roots of Europe's identity today, with a focus on the secular context of religious communities. This will serve the readers to perceive their own identity in a wider context of shared values, reaching beyond a particular faith or non-religious framework.

Bitter Roots

Bitter Roots
Author: C.J. Carmichael
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781945879906
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Tule Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bitter Roots: A Bitter Root Mystery

All the Shah s Men

All the Shah s Men
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780470185490
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Release: 2003
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new edition of the best-selling study of the Iran-U.S. conflict traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the coup's ongoing consequences, and future conflict. Original.

Humble Roots

Humble Roots
Author: Hannah Anderson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780802494450
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Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feeling worn thin? Come find rest. The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life. And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, milkweed, and a failed herb garden. Lessons about soil preparation, sour mulch, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, finding rest, and fighting discontentment. Humble Roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest. Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace. “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.” So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.

The Roots of Balkanization

The Roots of Balkanization
Author: Ion Grumeza
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780761851349
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Release: 2010
Editor: University Press of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Balkanization" is a modern term describing the fragmentation and re-division of countries and nations in the Balkan Peninsula, as well as a dynamic meaning "the Balkan way of doing things." The Roots of Balkanization describes the historical changes that took place in the Balkan Peninsula after the collapse of the Roman Empire and their impact in Eastern lands. It develops conclusions reached in the author's previous book, Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe, covering 500 B.C.-A.D. 500. Balkan multi-ethnicity was formed after the fifth century, when barbarian invaders settled and violently mixed with the native ancient nations. By the use of sword and terror, warlords became kings and their confederations of tribes became state nations. New societies emerged under the blessing of the Orthodox Church, only to fight against each other over disputed land that eventually came to be occupied by other invaders. The involvement of western powers and the Ottoman expansion triggered more grievances and violence, culminating with the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the end of the Byzantine Empire. The medieval culture of the Balkans survived and continues to play a major role in how business and political life is conducted today in Eastern Europe.

The Supporting Roots of Trees and Woody Plants Form Function and Physiology

The Supporting Roots of Trees and Woody Plants  Form  Function and Physiology
Author: A. Stokes
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9789401734691
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Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This publication comprises the proceedings of the first International Conference devoted to the structural roots of trees and woody plants. 'The Supporting Roots - Structure and Function,' 20-24 July 1998, Bordeaux, France. The meeting was held under the auspices ofIUFRO WPS 2. 01. 13 'Root Physiology and Symbiosis,' and its aim was to bring together scientific researchers, foresters and arboriculturalists, to discuss current problems in structural root research and disseminate knowledge to an audience from a wide disciplinary background. For the first time in an international conference, emphasis was placed on presenting recent reseach in the field of tree anchorage mechanics and root biomechanics. The way in which tree stability can be affected by root system symmetry and architecture was addressed, as well as how movement during wind sway can influence the development and shape of woody roots. The role of different nursery and planting techniques was discussed, in relation to effects on root system form and development. Root response to different environmental stresses, including water, temperature, nutrient and mechanical stress was addressed in detail. The structure and function of woody roots was also considered at different levels, from coarse to fine roots, with several papers discussing the interaction between roots and the rhizosphere. One of the conference highlights was the presentation of new methods in root research, by a series of workshops held at LRBB-INRA, Pierroton, on the northern border of the Gascony forest.

True Roots

True Roots
Author: Kristin Cavallari
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781623369170
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Rodale Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cavallari comes a cookbook that reveals what she eats every day. In Balancing in Heels, Kristin Cavallari shared her personal journey along with her tips on everything from style to relationships. And now, with True Roots, Cavallari shows you that improving the way you eat doesn’t have to be difficult—a clean and toxin-free diet can and should be fun, easy, and enjoyable. She learned the hard way that dieting leads nowhere good, and that a clean lifestyle is the ticket to feeling and being healthy. So how does Kristin eat? Organic as much as possible, wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables, and nothing white—no white flour, sugar, or salt. She avoids anything heavily processed and anything that has been stripped of natural nutrients. She maintains a lifestyle free of toxic chemicals and is passionate about creating delicious and hearty food from real ingredients. She wants her food to be true, as close to its natural state as possible. Her recipes—green banana muffins, bison and veggie kabobs, and even zucchini almond butter blondies—are proof that a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring or bland. Feed yourself real food and see how much better you feel, both mentally and physically.

True Roots

True Roots
Author: Ronnie Citron-Fink
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781610919425
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron-Fink colored her hair. Yet as an environmental journalist, she knew all those unpronounceable chemical names on the back of the hair dye box were far from safe. So Ronnie decided to ditch the dye and go in search of answers. What are the risks of hair dye? Are there safer alternatives? Will I still feel like me when I have gray hair? True Roots follows her journey from dark dyes to a silver crown of glory, from fear of aging to embracing natural beauty. Along the way, women of all ages can learn to protect themselves from dangerous products and discover a new hair story--one built on individuality, health, and truth.

Conservation s Roots

Conservation   s Roots
Author: Abigail P. Dowling,Richard Keyser
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781789206937
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Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ideas and practices that comprise “conservation” are often assumed to have arisen within the last two centuries. However, while conservation today has been undeniably entwined with processes of modernity, its historical roots run much deeper. Considering a variety of preindustrial European settings, this book assembles case studies from the medieval and early modern eras to demonstrate that practices like those advocated by modern conservationists were far more widespread and intentional than is widely acknowledged. As the first book-length treatment of the subject, Conservation’s Roots provides broad social, historical, and environmental context for the emergence of the nineteenth-century conservation movement.

Roots of Language

Roots of Language
Author: Derek Bickerton
Pages: 351
ISBN: UCSC:32106014723842
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Non-Aboriginal; addresses origin of creole language, childrens acquisition of language and origin of human language.

Reconsidering Roots

Reconsidering Roots
Author: Erica Ball,Kellie Carter Jackson
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780820350837
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Release: 2017
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These essays--from scholars in history, sociology, film, and media studies--interrogate Roots, assessing the ways that the book and its dramatization recast representations of slavery, labor, and the black family; reflected on the promise of freedom and civil rights; and engaged discourses of race, gender, violence, and power.

Social Learning In Animals

Social Learning In Animals
Author: Cecilia M. Heyes,Bennett G. Galef, Jr.
Pages: 411
ISBN: 0080541313
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Release: 1996-05-23
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The increasing realization among behaviorists and psychologists is that many animals learn by observation as members of social systems. Such settings contribute to the formation of culture. This book combines the knowledge of two groups of scientists with different backgrounds to establish a working consensus for future research. The book is divided into two major sections, with contributions by a well-known, international, and interdisciplinary team which integrates these growing areas of inquiry. Key Features * Integrates the broad range of scientific approaches being used in the studies of social learning and imitation, and society and culture * Provides an introduction to this field of study as well as a starting point for the more experienced researcher * Chapters are succinct reviews of innovative discoveries and progress made during the past decade * Includes statements of varied theoretical perspectives on controversial topics * Authoritative contributions by an international team of leading researchers

Tackling the Roots of Racism

Tackling the Roots of Racism
Author: Reena Bhavnani,Heidi Safia Mirza,Veena Meetoo
Pages: 230
ISBN: 186134774X
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Release: 2005
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on the literature from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and psychology, the book makes direct links between the causes of racism and the successful interventions to combat it. It particularly highlights the need to understand micro 'everyday' racisms in order to tackle the macro structural roots of racism.Topics covered include ethnic monitoring and the reproduction of racism; elite racism in the media and among politicians; anti-racist interventions at work and service delivery; combating racism in sport, the arts and education; social cohesion, diversity and local community initiatives and multiculturalism and equal opportunities.The succinct description and shrewd analysis of policy interventions make this book essential reading for social science academics, researchers and students, as well as practitioners and policy makers keen to apply the lessons learned.

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

Queer Roots for the Diaspora
Author: Jarrod Hayes
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780472053162
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Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

Roots

Roots
Author: Steffi Cavell-Clarke
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781534522411
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Release: 2017-07-15
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roots anchor plants in the ground, and they take in water and minerals from the soil to help plants grow. There is a lot to learn about these important plant parts, and readers discover many fun facts about roots through simple, clear text and helpful diagrams. Detailed, full-color photographs are also included to help readers develop a strong understanding of an important elementary science curriculum topic.

Hairy Roots

Hairy Roots
Author: Pauline M. Doran
Pages: 220
ISBN: 905702117X
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Release: 1997-05-22
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hairy roots are plant roots that have been genetically transformed and can be cultured on a large scale to replace whole plants for investigating plant secondary metabolism and its genetic manipulation, producing foreign proteins, propagating plants in agriculture, environmental research, and developing new engineering technology for the large-scale production of plant chemicals. The 21 papers cover culture and synthesis, plant propagation, and environmental and bioprocessing aspects. They include detailed instructions for experimental procedures and review recent developments with an emphasis on the cross-disciplinary nature of the research and the direction of future developments. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Plant Roots From Cells to Systems

Plant Roots   From Cells to Systems
Author: H.M. Anderson,Peter W. Barlow,D.T. Clarkson,M.B. Jackson,Peter R. Shewry
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9789401156967
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Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Proceedings of the 14th Long Ashton International Symposium: Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems held in Bristol, UK, 13-15 September 1995

Exploring Roots

Exploring Roots
Author: Kristin Sterling
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781512463163
Available:
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Lerner Digital ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do plants need roots? Learners will see how roots take in water, anchor plants to the ground, and even become foods to eat.