Download E-books Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future PDF

By Greg Melville

Is it attainable to force coast-to-coast with out preventing at a unmarried fuel pump? Journalist Greg Melville is set to aim. along with his collage blood brother Iggy using shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love with the belief of unfastened fuel—sets out on an enlightening street journey. the hunt: to be the 1st humans to force cross-country in a french-fry motor vehicle. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil accrued from eating place grease Dumpsters alongside the way in which? extra vital, can men live to tell the tale 192 consecutive hours jointly?

Their day trip off and on the line contains visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the nationwide Ethanol Council; the wind generators of southwestern Minnesota; the nationwide Renewable power Lab; a trip to at least one of the 1st homes to obtain platinum certification for management in power and Environmental layout (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's greatest geothermal heating process.

half experience and half research of what we are doing (or no longer doing) to maintain the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, humorous, and entire of bizarre information regarding sustainable measures which are inside of our reach.

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Download E-books La sociedad del riesgo: En camino hacia otra sociedad moderna PDF

By Ulrich Beck

Ya se han dicho muchas cosas acerca del bad landscape que nos puede ofrecer, hoy en día, una sociedad que se pone a sí misma en peligro a través del mercado de l. a. comunicación. Tampoco podemos añadir nada a l. a. desorientación que han provocado las últimas fases del industrialismo. Pero sí se puede dar un paso más allá y aprender a comprender todas estas inseguridades de nuestro tiempo, un paisaje conceptual que l. a. crítica ideológica niega cínicamente y ante el que, sin embargo, sería peligroso ceder sin guardar las distancias. En este sentido, los angeles thought significant de este libro se puede expresar mediante una analogía histórica: al igual que en el siglo XIX l. a. modernización business descompuso l. a. anquilosada sociedad agraria y extrajo de ella el germen de un nuevo modelo social, hoy en día es este último el que está creando otras formas a partir de los angeles modernidad.

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Download E-books Urban Poverty in Bangladesh: Slum Communities, Migration and Social Integration (Library of Development Studies) PDF

By Shahadat Hossain

The research of city poverty has usually been ruled by means of financial ways, frequently neglecting the social questions bobbing up from poverty. This booklet seeks to redress the stability and relies on either quantitative and qualitative facts amassed from diverse slums in Dhaka urban, Bangladesh. Shahadat Hossain indicates that the slum groups adventure the top point of poverty and marginality within the urban. they continue to be a great deal depending on their households and social networking of their fight to conform to city lifestyles. This e-book could be helpful for these operating within the components of city reports, improvement reviews, Asian reviews, sociology and social coverage studies.

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Download E-books The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals About the Future of Individual Freedom PDF

By Mark S. Weiner

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for ideas enhancing international Order

A full of life, wide-ranging meditation on human improvement that provides excellent classes for the way forward for sleek individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional ideas and cultural associations of kin-based societies, from medieval Iceland to fashionable Pakistan.

Mark S. Weiner, knowledgeable in constitutional legislations and criminal background, indicates us that actual person freedom depends upon the lifestyles of a strong kingdom devoted to the general public curiosity. within the absence of a fit kingdom, he explains, people evidently are inclined to create criminal buildings situated no longer on contributors yet really on nuclear family teams. the fashionable liberal country makes individualism attainable by way of holding this strong force in check―and we forget about the continued danger to liberal values and associations at our peril. even as, for contemporary individualism to outlive, liberals should also recognize the profound social and mental advantages the rule of thumb of the extended family offers and realize the loss humanity sustains in its transition to modernity.

Masterfully argued and full of wealthy historic aspect, Weiner's research speaks either to fashionable liberal societies and to constructing countries riven by means of "clannism," together with Muslim societies within the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Download E-books Sociology: The Basics PDF

By Ken Plummer

A full of life, obtainable and finished creation to the varied methods of brooding about social lifestyles, Sociology: The Basics examines:

  • the scope, heritage and function of sociology
  • ways of figuring out ‘the social’
  • the kingdom of the area we are living in today
  • suffering and social inequalities
  • key instruments for learning and wondering ‘the social’
  • the impression of recent technologies.

The reader is inspired to imagine significantly concerning the constructions, meanings, histories and cultures present in the swiftly altering international we are living in. With projects to stimulate the sociological brain and recommendations for additional studying either in the textual content and on an accompanying web site, this e-book is key analyzing for all these learning sociology, and people with an curiosity in how the trendy international works.

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Download E-books Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains PDF

By Alexandra Lutnick

The family intercourse trafficking of minors is an issue of becoming situation but little serious cognizance. This ebook analyzes the forces at the back of the sex-trafficking within the usa and offers a much-needed reference for practitioners. It adopts a holistic technique, pursuing a nuanced exploration of those younger people's reviews, their therapy, and outdoors efforts to strive against intercourse trafficking.

The ebook positive aspects interviews with carrier prone and specialists, and contains fresh study, thereby mapping the advanced components linked to younger people's involvement in buying and selling intercourse and the social connections that facilitate their habit. It considers the reports of either those that "choose" intercourse paintings and those that are pressured into it via conditions or 3rd events, and it discusses the networks of pals and shut pals who introduce novices to the exchange. additionally, it takes a troublesome examine how neighborhood and federal responses to trafficking elevate younger people's vulnerability to buying and selling intercourse. Urging policymakers and practitioners to maneuver past the straightforward framework of "rescuing" sufferers and "punishing" villains, this e-book demands rules and courses that concentrate on the failure of social and cultural structures and reply greater to the youngsters stuck during this web.

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Download E-books Sociological Landscape – Theories, Realities and Trends PDF

By Dennis Erasga

Sociological panorama – Theories, Realities and Trends. Edited through Dennis Erasga. InTech, 2012 ISBN 978-953-51-0460-5

From the editor’s Preface
From the identify you can still cost that the current quantity is quite an strange try to introduce sociology now not as a tutorial box, yet a sort of visuality. As a visuality, the belief of a panorama as an analogy got here into my brain. A panorama is a terrain which are imagined (for those that haven't noticeable where they need to visit), and upon arrival, the viewers really see and suppose the third-dimensional presence of where its many points of interest, sounds, and odor. The flux of such sensory event generates a distinct set of information which can develop into an everlasting fixture whenever that individual visits where or even everytime where involves brain- a kind of psychological submit it. Visuality is a strong modus operandi since it could be a state of mind and a sort of realization that generates sensible actions.
The corpus of bankruptcy essays amassed within the current quantity represents the type of visuality simply defined. of their personal capability, they supply the flavour of emotions albeit textual that colour the way in which readers view and suppose sociology. (…)The bankruptcy essays are prepared when it comes to their thematic orientation. (…)Lastly, even if the bankruptcy essays are self-contained and every you will be learn as stand-alone, there are promising parts of commonality that carry them jointly. those “common areas”- as a way to converse- are whatever that ebook editor can neither prescribed nor dictate to the reader.

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Download E-books Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future PDF

By Hal Niedzviecki

The long run is enormous correct now—for maybe the 1st time, our society is extra occupied with what is going to ensue within the future than what is occurring correct now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and after we begun believing shall we and may “create the future.” What is it prefer to reside in a society totally eager about what's going to take place next? Through visits to schools, companies, tech meetings, factories and extra, Niedzviecki strains the tale of ways possessing the longer term has turn into impossible to resist to us. In deep dialog with either the beneficiaries and sufferers of our relentless obsession with the longer term, Niedzviecki asks an important questions: the place are we really heading?  How can we get there? And whom could we be leaving behind?

From the booklet edition.

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Download E-books A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America PDF

In 1656, a Maryland planter tortured and killed an enslaved guy named Antonio, an Angolan who refused to paintings within the fields. 300 years later, Simon P. Owens battled soul-deadening applied sciences in addition to the fiction of “race” that divided him from his co-workers in a Detroit auto-assembly plant. Separated by way of time and area, Antonio and Owens however shared a special type of political vulnerability; they lacked rights and possibilities in societies that accorded marked privileges to humans categorized “white.”

An American construction delusion posits that those black males have been the sufferers of “racial” discrimination, a primal prejudice that the U.S. has haltingly yet steadily repudiated over the process many generations. In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones strains the lives of Antonio, Owens, and 4 different African american citizens to demonstrate the unusual historical past of “race” in the United States. honestly, Jones indicates, race doesn't exist, and the very elements that we expect of as selecting it— a person’s history or epidermis color—are mere pretexts for the brutalization of powerless humans through the strong. Jones exhibits that for many years, southern planters didn't even hassle to justify slavery via invoking the idea that of race; basically within the overdue eighteenth century did whites start to rationalize the exploitation and marginalization of blacks via notions of “racial” distinction. certainly, race amounted to a political technique calculated to protect overt sorts of discrimination, as published within the tales of Boston King, a fugitive in progressive South Carolina; Elleanor Eldridge, a savvy yet ill-starred businesswoman in antebellum windfall, Rhode Island; Richard W. White, a Union veteran and Republican baby-kisser in post-Civil conflict Savannah; and William Holtzclaw, founding father of an commercial tuition for blacks in Mississippi, the place many whites hostile black education of any type. those tales disclose the fluid, contingent, and contradictory inspiration of race, and the disastrous results it has had, either long ago and in our personal supposedly post-racial society.

Expansive, visionary, and provocative, A Dreadful Deceit explodes the pernicious fiction that has formed 4 centuries of yankee history.

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Download E-books Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide PDF

By Craig Heimbichner, Adam Parfrey

"Adam Parfrey is among the nation's such a lot provocative publishers."—Seattle Weekly

"Secret society historian Craig Heimbichner follows the center route to knowledge. He works the graveyard shift within the mystery lodge."—Joan d'Arc, Paranoia magazine

Secret societies—now a staple of bestseller novels—are pictured as sinister cults that use hooded albinos to threat truth-seekers. a few conspiracy books declare that fraternal orders are the paintings of serpentine extraterrestrial beings and interbred people who desire to supplant earth of its strength, and later, its very existence.

On the opposite facet of the aisle, books by means of high-ranked Freemasons—skeptical in tone yet no much less partisan in approach—protect their organization's public picture via denying the lifestyles of its so much contentious ideas.

Ritual America finds the most important mystery of all of them: that the impact of fraternal brotherhoods in this state is big, basic, and hidden in undeniable view. within the early 20th century, as many as one-third of the USA belonged to a mystery society. And even though fezzes and tiny vehicle parades are nearly a specific thing of the previous, the Gnostic ideals of Masonic orders are actually rather a lot part of the yank brain that the encompassing pomp and situation has develop into faintly unnecessary.

The authors of Ritual America contextualize 1000s of infrequent and lots of never-before published photos with wonderful and far-reaching remark, making an esoteric topic provocative, interesting, and approachable.

Adam Parfrey is the writer of Cult Rapture: Revelations of the Apocalyptic Mind and It's a Man's global: Men's experience Magazines, the Postwar Pulps. he's editor of the influential Apocalypse tradition sequence Love, intercourse, worry loss of life: the interior tale of the method Church of the ultimate Judgment.

Craig Heimbichner has lately seemed on a countrywide Geographic documentary in regards to the Bohemian Grove, contributed to the Feral condo compilation Secret and Suppressed II, and wrote in regards to the recognized occult order the O.T.O. in Blood and Altar.

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