Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Grounds books, The definitive history of the world's most popular drug. Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous "Coffee Crisis" that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the "third-wave" of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favorite beverages.
Uncommon Grounds by Anthony Downey, Uncommon Grounds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Grounds books, In this groundbreaking book, a range of internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers critically reflect on the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, Uncommon Grounds evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices - and social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming digital images, this book also enquires into a broader global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of - and a productive engagement with - visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the effect of immediacy at the expense of depth?Featuring full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to extensively explore the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into mainstream media, institutional and curatorial characterisations of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of perpetuating the rhetoric and spectacle surrounding political events. In the process, Uncommon Grounds reveals how contemporary art practices actively negotiate present-day notions of community-based activism, artistic agency and political engagement.
Uncommon Grounds by William Cronon, Uncommon Ground Rethinking The Human Place In Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground Rethinking The Human Place In Nature books, A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics. In a lead essay that powerfully states the broad argument of the book, William Cronon writes that the environmentalist goal of wilderness preservation is conceptually and politically wrongheaded. Among the ironies and entanglements resulting from this goal are the sale of nature in our malls through the Nature Company, and the disputes between working people and environmentalists over spotted owls and other objects of species preservation. The problem is that we haven't learned to live responsibly in nature. The environmentalist aim of legislating humans out of the wilderness is no solution. People, Cronon argues, are inextricably tied to nature, whether they live in cities or countryside. Rather than attempt to exclude humans, environmental advocates should help us learn to live in some sustainable relationship with nature. It is our home.
Uncommon Grounds by David Leatherbarrow, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, Focusing on the years 1930 to 1960, this book reassesses the relationship between siting and construction. It argues that the the interplay of technology and topography was paramount.
Uncommon Grounds by Timothy Keller, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a thrilling range of artists, thinkers, and leaders to provide a guide to faithful living in a pluralistic, fractured world. How can Christians today interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the gospel? Timothy Keller and John Inazu bring together illuminating stories--their own and from others--to answer this vital question. Uncommon Ground gathers an array of perspectives from people thinking deeply and working daily to live with humility, patience, and tolerance in our time. Contributors include: Lecrae Tish Harrison Warren Kristen Deede Johnson Claude Richard Alexander Shirley Hoogstra Sara Groves Rudy Carrasco Trillia Newbell Tom Lin Warren Kinghorn Providing varied and enlightening approaches to reaching faithfully across deep and often painful differences, Uncommon Ground shows us how to live with confidence, joy, and hope in a complex and fragmented age.
Uncommon Grounds by Rohini Nilekani, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, Uncommon Ground brings together titans of industry and leaders of civil society to explore eight themes that are highly relevant for our future development. Based on Rohini Nilekani's 2008 show on NDTV, the conversations explore the middle ground between the ideological divisions that often polarise the business and voluntary sectors.In course of these rare dialogues between leaders who have sometimes been adversaries, a number of common concerns emerge. The author, uniquely placed to moderate these discussions as she traverses both sides herself, demonstrates that the relationship between business, society and state need not be necessarily confrontational.Rich in insights, Uncommon Ground highlights the critical importance of dialogue in our democracy to create a shared vision of the future. It is a significant contribution to the ongoing debate on development and equitable growth in India.
Uncommon Grounds by Anna Cole, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, Showcasing some of the latest and most interesting work in Australia on gender and crosscultural history, this unique collection offers a diverse group of essays about the complex roles white women played in Australian Indigenous histories.
Uncommon Grounds by Leland Ferguson, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.
Uncommon Grounds by Veronica Strang, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, - What makes people care about the environment? - Why and how do different cultural groups value land in different ways? With increasing international concern about green issues, and the apparent failure of mechanistic solutions to complex problems, Uncommon Ground provides a timely understanding of the cultural values that underpin human-environmental relations. Through a comparison of two very different groups, the Aboriginal people and the white cattle farmers in Far North Queensland, Uncommon Ground explores how the human-environmental relationship is culturally constructed. This highly topical study also examines the long-term conflicts over land in Australia, which have brought to the surface each group's environmental values. The author considers how these values are acquired, and the universal and cultural factors that lead to their development. Major emphasis is put on the cultural forms that create and express environmental values for the Aborigines and the white pastoralists, such as: - historical background - land use and economic modes - socio-spatial organization - language, knowledge and methods of socialization - oral and visual representation - cosmological beliefs and systems of law This book is very accessible and should be widely used on anthropology, environmental studies and geography courses.]
Uncommon Grounds by Will LaPage, Rethinking Park Protection Treading The Uncommon Ground Of Environmental Beliefs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rethinking Park Protection Treading The Uncommon Ground Of Environmental Beliefs books, This book proposes answers to the question of why parks are failing their mandate to be preserved undiminished for future generations. Those answers are deeply embedded in one word: belief. The book provides a practical guide for preparing park managers for a new era where the beliefs that created parks are matched by the beliefs that steward them - an era where promises made to unborn generations are matters of honor, not to be dismissed by the limits of science, the reality of budgets, or the inconvenience of revising management models. The book offers a new way to view parks, as essential public services and as social assets rather than natural resources. The book has 19 chapters and a subject index.
Uncommon Grounds by William Cronon, Uncommon Ground Rethinking The Human Place In Nature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground Rethinking The Human Place In Nature books, Essays by revisionist historians, scientists, and cultural critics explore the connection between nature and American culture, analyzing how it is packaged and presented at places such as Sea World and the Nature Company stores
Uncommon Grounds by Tim Schenck, Holy Grounds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Holy Grounds books, If you're religious about your coffee, you're in holy company. If you like your coffee with a bit of inspiration, a hint of humor, and a dose of insight, you'll enjoy pouring a mug full of java and curling up with Holy Grounds. Popular author and avid coffee drinker Tim Schenck brews just the right blend of the personal and historical as he explores the sometimes amusing and often profound intersection between faith and coffee. From the coffee bean's discovery by ninth-century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as "Satan's drink" by medieval Christians, to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations. In Holy Grounds, Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion, moving from faith-based legends that have become entwined with the history of coffee to personal narrative. He takes readers on a journey through coffee farms in Central America, a pilgrimage to Seattle, coffeehouses in Rome, and a monastic community in Pennsylvania. Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, mocks bad church coffee, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations for today's faith-based coffee lovers, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.
Uncommon Grounds by Victoria Minnich, Question Reality An Investigation Of Self Humans Environment Part 1 Global Distribution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Question Reality An Investigation Of Self Humans Environment Part 1 Global Distribution books, Question Reality is an arduous journey of re-organization of the mind of an anorexic, academic female in fight for her own physical and mental survival. In the process, she re-invents the wheel of ecology and science, in consideration of human interactions with the environment. Written in a synergistic, humorous dialogue between two graduate students--Terra the Biogeek and Buz the Geobum--who venture on a fictional road trip up the California Coastline. Part 1 of a two-part edition.
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Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo, Death Of A Bean Counter Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Death Of A Bean Counter books, Trouble is brewing for coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when her barista's wealthy beau is murdered. Maggy Thorsen's head is spinning thanks to partner Sarah Kingston's latest idea – selling luxe espresso machines in their Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy soon faces a far bigger problem when her fiancé, sheriff Jake Pavlik, makes an official call on the coffeehouse’s star barista, Amy Caprese. Amy’s wealthy new beau, investment adviser Kip Fargo, has been shot dead in his bed – and Amy is the last known person to see him alive. Kip had just proposed to Amy, but she turned him down, triggering a terrible argument and making Amy the prime suspect. Determined to prove her barista’s innocence, Maggy soon makes a number of disturbing discoveries. Can she untangle lies, jealousy and Kip’s shady dealings in time to avert the disaster that’s brewing?
Uncommon Grounds by Henrietta Brougham, Uncommon Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Uncommon Ground books, This is the first book devoted to the study of the music of Michael Finnissy (b.1946), widely regarded as one of the most important British composers of his generation. The remarkable diversity of Finnissy's music is explored in a series of essays, lavishly illustrated with music examples, which cover each area of his work. The book also includes a lengthy interview with the composer. A comprehensive catalogue of Finnissy's output completes the survey.
Uncommon Grounds by Thomas Balsley, Thomas Balsley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Thomas Balsley books, Thomas Balsley is a renowned American landscape architect whose NYC-based studio is responsible for some of the most notable and richly awarded spaces throughout the U.S. and Far East. This volume of selected works displays the sweeping range of that work over the past 25 years; consisting of public and private parks, plazas, campuses, and waterfronts and attests to the extraordinary level of design excellence that has defined his international reputation and that of his studio. Working in the margins of the city grid, scraps of land and post-industrial waterfronts, his unique fusion of nature, culture and process have produced vibrant public spaces, urban miracles both large and small, provocative and sublime, and has established himself as a leader in his field and champion of the sustainable and livable urban environment. His award-winning and iconic designs can be found in Dallas Main Street Garden, Cleveland s Perk Park, Tampa s Curtis Hixon Park, Tokyo s Gate City and World Trade Centers in Osaka and Guiyang, China. In NYC alone, his robust portfolio of over one hundred landscapes includes 13 blocks along the Hudson River called Riverside Park South, Gantry Park, Hunter s Point South along the East River across from the United Nations, Peggy Rockefeller Plaza, and Balsley Park on Manhattan s 57th Street, named in his honor. His teaching and speaking engagements at Harvard s GSD, University of Pennsylvania, the National Building Museum, Seoul National University, etc., together with a wealth of media exposure and publications, including Thomas Balsley: The Urban Landscape, have exposed his work to a broader international audience. Tom has recently been selected to become the 13th recipient of the coveted ASLA Design Medal in recognition of his body of exception design work at a sustained level."