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.

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots
Author: Laurent Dubois,Richard Lee Turits
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781469653617
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Release: 2019-10-11
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world," write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence. From the emergence of racial slavery and European colonialism in the early sixteenth century to U.S. annexations and military occupations in the twentieth, systems of exploitation and imperial control have haunted the region. Yet the Caribbean is also where empires have been overthrown, slavery was first defeated, and the most dramatic revolutions triumphed. Caribbean peoples have never stopped imagining and pursuing new forms of liberty. Dubois and Turits reveal how the region's most vital transformations have been ignited in the conflicts over competing visions of land. While the powerful sought a Caribbean awash in plantations for the benefit of the few, countless others anchored their quest for freedom in small-farming and counter-plantation economies, at times succeeding against all odds. Caribbean realities to this day are rooted in this long and illuminating history of struggle.

Grass Roots

Grass Roots
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 565
ISBN: 9780451234308
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Release: 2011
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Southern lawyer with political aspirations defends a white man accused of raping a black woman, and finds himself the target of a fiery TV evangelist and a murderous white supremacist group. Reissue.

Unorthodox

Unorthodox
Author: Deborah Feldman
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781439187012
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the author's upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.

Roots of Yoga

Roots of Yoga
Author: James Mallinson,Mark Singleton
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780141978246
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Release: 2017-01-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata, and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions across systems, models of the esoteric and physical bodies, and its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of knowledge. Translated and edited with an introduction by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

Plant Roots

Plant Roots
Author: Yoav Waisel,Amram Eshel,Tom Beeckman,Uzi Kafkafi
Pages: 1136
ISBN: 9780824744748
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Release: 2002-03-29
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third edition of a standard resource, this book offers a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary presentation of plant roots. It examines structure and development, assemblage of root systems, metabolism and growth, stressful environments, and interactions at the rhizosphere. Reflecting the explosion of advances and emerging technologies in the field, the book presents developments in the study of root origin, composition, formation, and behavior for the production of novel pharmaceutical and medicinal compounds, agrochemicals, dyes, flavors, and pesticides. It details breakthroughs in genetics, molecular biology, growth substance physiology, biotechnology, and biomechanics.

Deep Roots

Deep Roots
Author: Avidit Acharya,Matthew Blackwell,Maya Sen
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780691203720
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The lasting effects of slavery on contemporary political attitudes in the American South Despite dramatic social transformations in the United States during the last 150 years, the South has remained staunchly conservative. Southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and southern whites harbor higher levels of racial resentment than whites in other parts of the country. Why haven't these sentiments evolved? Deep Roots shows that the entrenched views of white southerners are a direct consequence of the region's slaveholding history. Today, southern whites who live in areas once reliant on slavery—compared to areas that were not—are more racially hostile and less amenable to policies that could promote black progress. A groundbreaking look at the ways institutions of the past continue to sway attitudes of the present, Deep Roots demonstrates how social beliefs persist long after the formal policies that created those beliefs have been eradicated.

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.

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.

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:

Thirty years after the Race Relations Act, racism remains endemic in British society. How successful have policy measures been in addressing the causes of racism? What lessons can we learn from countries outside Britain? This important and timely book reviews the evidence and asks 'what really works?'.

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Tree Roots in the Built Environment
Author: John Roberts,Nick Jackson,Mark Smith,Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain)
Pages: 488
ISBN: 0117536202
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Release: 2006-06-14
Editor: The Stationery Office
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots
Author: Elizabeth Osborne
Pages: 144
ISBN: 158049207X
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Release: 2005
Editor: Prestwick House Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Students learn the sources of hundreds of vocabulary words with this new, multi-year program. Unlike many programs that depend on rote memorization, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots incorporates a variety of techniques to teach students the skills they need to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, while also expanding sight vocabulary.Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots reinforces new words through:a format that capitalizes on word familiesassociative hooks and visuals to jog the memorybuilding language-analysis skillsexercises designed for maximum retentionMany vocabulary programs are focused on preparing students for a test from week to week, but Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots teaches skills that they can use for a lifetime.Teaches word analysis skills by focusing on root words.Additional notes on word and phrase histories build interestHumorous visual mnemonics reinforce recall.Book Five is recommended for 11th Grade.This is a student classroom edition. Tests and Answer Keys are available through the publisher but are only sold to schools and teachers.

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 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: un

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.

Ancestral Roots

Ancestral Roots
Author: Timothy Clack
Pages: 400
ISBN: UCSC:32106019876512
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Release: 2009
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Human evolution explains how we have found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Issues of modern living; depression, obesity, and environmental destruction, can be understood in relation to our evolutionary past. This book shows how an awareness of this past and its relation to the present can help limit their impact on the future.

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: un

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.

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.

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: un

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.

Blonde Roots

Blonde Roots
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440697609
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Release: 2009-01-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A provocative and "dizzying satire" (The New Yorker) that "boldly turns history on its head" (Elle) from the Man Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other. What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom. A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, Blonde Roots is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.