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Empty Pastures

Empty Pastures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0252090802
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Over the past century American agriculture has shifted dramatically with small, commercial farms finding it increasingly difficult to compete with large-scale (mostly indoor) animal feeding operations (AFOs). In this book, Terence J. Centner investigates the environmental, social, economic, and political impact of the rise of the so-called factory farm, exposing the ramifications of the contemporary trend toward industrial-scale food production. Just as Rachel Carson's landmark Silent Spring used the disappearance of songbirds as a jumping-off point for a work that raised public awareness of pesticides' devastating environmental impact, Empty Pastures sees the dwindling numbers of livestock in the American countryside as a symptom of a broader transformation, one with serious consequences for the rural landscape and its inhabitants--animal as well as human. After outlining the rise of the AFO, Centner examines the troubling consequences of consolidation in animal farming and suggests a number of remedies. The issues he tackles include groundwater contamination, the loss of biodiversity, animal welfare, concentrated odors and other nuisances, soil erosion, and the economic effects of the disappearance of the small family farm. Inspired by largely abandoned traditional practices rather than a radical and unrealistic vision of a return to an idealized past, Centner proposes a series of pragmatic reforms for regulating factory farms to halt ecological degradation and revitalize rural communities.

Pasture to Paddy

Pasture to Paddy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496904265
Author: Robert Downs
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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In his late sixties, Sydney Kelpie decides to return to the southwest Colorado ranch on which he was raised and his family still keeps as a historic site. He comes to search through his and his family’s diaries to determine if his memories coincide with the entries after his birth in 1945. He finds his past writings and goes on to describe his youth punching cattle and his early days as a soldier in South Vietnam in 1967.

Once Upon a Cowboy

Once Upon a Cowboy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1641970901
Author: Rachel Lacey
Publisher: NYLA
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A TALE AS OLD AS TIME Megan Perl went from beauty to beast when a car accident left her permanently scarred. Before, Megan was outgoing and vivacious, always with a man at her side. Now? She spends more time behind a camera than in front of it. She’s ready to turn her hobby into something more by offering photography sessions at the castle where she works. This year is dedicated to her career, not men. If only she wasn’t so crazy-attracted to the cowboy who’s renting the stable on the castle grounds... Jake Reardon is no stranger to tragedy. After a fall left his bride in a coma on their wedding day, he was forced to watch her slowly fade away in a hospital bed. Now, he finds himself in the unwelcome position of virgin widower. At Rosemont Castle, he can finally focus on establishing his career as a horse trainer. The only problem is that his new landlady makes him hotter than the Virginia sun. Sparks fly every time Jake and Megan cross paths, but there’s no way he’s going to lose his virginity with the woman who manages the property he’s leasing. As their attraction grows, though, so do their emotions. Jake carries his scars inside, but Megan has to wear hers for the world to see. Can love heal their wounds, or will it tear them apart?

Hoof Prints

Hoof Prints [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1561648558
Author: Melanie Sue Bowles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The heartwarming story of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary continues with nineteen new stories of rescued horses who have gotten a second chance at life.

The Amish Widow's Christmas Hope

The Amish Widow's Christmas Hope [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488060444
Author: Carrie Lighte
Publisher: Harlequin
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True love always finds a way… Can their temporary house become a permanent home? After inheriting her uncle’s house, single mother Fern Glick returns to Serenity Ridge with the intention to sell and leave town quickly. But her reluctance to settle so close to former love Walker Huyard—the man who broke her heart—begins to falter as their children forge a bond. With Christmas approaching, spending the holiday together might just be enough to reignite the love they once shared.\

Harlequin Love Inspired October 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2

Harlequin Love Inspired October 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488060797
Author: Vannetta Chapman,Jill Kemerer,Belle Calhoune
Publisher: Harlequin
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Harlequin Love Inspired October 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2 by Vannetta Chapman,Jill Kemerer,Belle Calhoune Book Resume:

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This box set includes: THE AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRET (An Indiana Amish Brides novel) By USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman Becca Schwartz is positive something’s off with her next-door neighbor. Why would Daniel Glick move to the only farm worse than her family’s if he can afford an exquisite new horse? Her focus must stay on her family’s desperate financial straits. But as she falls for Daniel, his secret could change her life forever… THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS (A Wyoming Sweethearts novel) By Jill Kemerer Offering a cabin to a friend in need and her triplet babies for the holidays is an easy decision for rancher Judd Wilson. But when Nicole Taylor insists on helping him build a gingerbread house for his aunt to return the favor, can he avoid losing his heart to the single mother? ALASKAN CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION (A Home to Owl Creek novel) By Belle Calhoune Struggling to keep her diner afloat through the holidays, Piper Miller turns to her best friend, Braden North, for help. But as they work together to find ways to revitalize her business, Braden must keep the truth about a tragedy from their past hidden…or risk losing Piper for good. For more stories filled with love and faith, look for Love Inspired October 2020 Box Set—2 of 2

A Cup of Dust

A Cup of Dust [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0825443881
Author: Susie Finkbeiner
Publisher: Kregel Publications
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Where you come from isn’t who you are “Riveting. An achingly beautiful tale told with a singularly fresh and original voice.” —Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series Ten-year-old Pearl doesn’t understand a lot of things—why her sister’s brain doesn’t work right, why the preacher yells so much, why Jesus and the president seem to have forgotten all about Oklahoma. But she does know who she is: Pearl Spence, daughter of the esteemed town sheriff. Generous and always ready to help in a crisis, the Spences bring hope to this desolate town, and Pearl is proud of her family. She knows who she is, she knows she is loved, and even in unrelenting hardship, life feels secure. Not even the dust that sweeps incessantly across Red River can quench her hopes and dreams. But someone else seems to know who she is, too, and he makes Pearl uneasy. From the moment the mysterious hobo steps off the train and stares at her with his cold blue eyes, Pearl’s secure world begins to unravel. How does Eddie know her name? Why does he seem to hover everywhere she turns? And why does he act like he knows something about her family that she doesn’t? Pearl is determined to avoid him, but Eddie is bent on forcing his way into her life and disrupting her family’s shaky tranquility. The more he badgers Pearl, the greater her confusion, until the storm within her rivals the swirling of dust and dirt without. “The author does a great job of giving the reader a feel for those dark days in our nation’s history. Very intriguing reading!” —Virgil Dwain McNeil, a Dust Bowl survivor

Play at Work

Play at Work [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101623020
Author: Adam L. Penenberg
Publisher: Penguin
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Play at Work by Adam L. Penenberg Book Resume:

Do games hold the secret to better productivity? If you’ve ever found yourself engrossed in Angry Birds, Call of Duty, or a plain old crossword puzzle when you should have been doing something more productive, you know how easily games hold our attention. Hardcore gamers have spent the equivalent of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft while the world collectively devotes about 5 million hours per day to Angry Birds. A colossal waste of time? Perhaps. But what if we could tap into all the energy, engagement, and brainpower that people are already expending and use it for more creative and valuable pursuits? Harnessing the power of games sounds like a New-Age fantasy, or at least a fad that’s only for hip start-ups run by millennials in Silicon Valley. But according to Adam L. Penenberg, the use of smart game design in the workplace and beyond is taking hold in every sector of the economy, and the companies that apply it are witnessing unprecedented results. “Gamification” isn’t just for consumers chasing reward points anymore. It’s transforming, well, just about everything. Penenberg explores how, by understanding the way successful games are designed, we can apply them to become more efficient, come up with new ideas, and achieve even the most daunting goals. He shows how game mechanics are being applied to make employees happier and more motivated, improve worker safety, create better products, and improve customer service. For example, Microsoft has transformed an essential but mind-numbing task—debugging software—into a game by having employees compete and collaborate to find more glitches in less time. Meanwhile, Local Motors, an independent automaker based in Arizona, crowdsources designs from car enthusiasts all over the world by having them compete for money and recognition within the community. As a result, the company was able to bring a cutting-edge vehicle to market in less time and at far less cost than the Big Three automakers. These are just two examples of companies that have tapped the characteristics that make games so addictive and satisfying. Penenberg also takes us inside organizations that have introduced play at work to train surgeons, aid in physical therapy, translate the Internet, solve vexing scientific riddles, and digitize books from the nineteenth century. Drawing on the latest brain science as well as his firsthand reporting from these cutting-edge companies, Penenberg offers a powerful solution for businesses and organizations of all stripes and sizes.

Turning for Home

Turning for Home [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Natalie Keller Reinert
Publisher: Natalie Keller Reinert
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Turning for Home by Natalie Keller Reinert Book Resume:

★ Top 3 Finalist, 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Every racehorse must one day retire from the track, and for Tiger, that day has arrived. Alex isn't ready for Tiger's racing days to end, but planning his next career is quickly becoming the least of her problems. An animal rights group is accusing her of involvement in a horse-abuse scandal, and with death threats arriving daily, Alexander fears for her safety. Suddenly Tiger's not the only one heading back to the farm -- Alex is stuck at home, too, with strict orders to stay away from the racetrack. Both horse and rider would rather be racing than hacking around the farm. A Thoroughbred makeover event seems like the perfect distraction, but as the activists ramp up their protests, Alex realizes she's competing for more than just a blue ribbon. She's fighting for her own reputation. This horse show could make -- or break -- her future in horse racing. Part of the Alex & Alexander Horse Racing Series, you can enjoy this book as a stand-alone novel or as part of the full series.

The Cowboy's Christmas Blessings

The Cowboy's Christmas Blessings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488060452
Author: Jill Kemerer
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Cowboy's Christmas Blessings by Jill Kemerer Book Resume:

The most memorable Christmases are the ones you don’t expect… Will welcoming them for Christmas have him wishing for more? Judd Wilson lives a solitary life…until he learns Nicole Taylor and her infant triplets need somewhere to stay. The cabin on his ranch is the perfect solution, but now his quiet Christmas alone feels a lot more crowded. Recently widowed, Nicole questions her swiftly developing feelings for Judd, even if the older man is wonderful with her babies. Is she ready to take that leap again?

After the Dying

After the Dying [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1450259324
Author: e. a. rogers
Publisher: iUniverse
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Its a new century but the same tired world. Wars, famine, disease, natural disasters and economic crises have so defeated the American spirit people turn way from warnings about approaching death.. United States President Inez Brown Parkinson, direct descendant of the first American Slaves, faces the ultimate threat to America. While skeptical men deny the approaching disaster American women support the president and work with her to save America. When death strikes quickly and silently, survivors question God. President Parkinson, relying on her Christian faith, works against seemingly impossible odds to unite all Americans. President Brown-Parkinson must convince men male/female leadership role reversals are acceptable, survive an assassination attempt, educate a brain numbed population and over come countless obstacles. That and more is part of AFTER THE DYING.

Artésque

Artésque [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984588478
Author: T. D. Cannon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Terror and torment, an undead evil restored, and an unforgiving cruse renewed! the Crystoreeñ has risen, and with it a new dawn for the land of Artésque. Clover & friends face their most trying tasks yet, a race against time and death itself.

A Cowboy to Kiss

A Cowboy to Kiss [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488010803
Author: Mary Leo
Publisher: Harlequin
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A Cowboy to Kiss by Mary Leo Book Resume:

THIS COWBOY WON'T QUIT Jake Scott welcomed the invitation from Kenzie Grant's father to visit their ranch in Idaho. It was a chance to help out an old family friend, and to see Kenzie again. But judging by her frosty reception, his old friend wasn't informed—and isn't amused. The stunning little spitfire that dogged him around when they were kids has grown into a fabulous force to be reckoned with. And he's in her crosshairs. It's tough to tell which she resents most—his advice on eco-friendly ranching methods or just his presence. Either way, he's got her riled. Just not in the way he'd hoped. How can he convince her that working together could be the best thing for the ranch…and for them?

Harlequin Western Romance June 2017 Box Set

Harlequin Western Romance June 2017 Box Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488014175
Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker,Trish Milburn,Roz Denny Fox,Mary Leo
Publisher: Harlequin
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Harlequin Western Romance June 2017 Box Set by Cathy Gillen Thacker,Trish Milburn,Roz Denny Fox,Mary Leo Book Resume:

Romance—the Western way! Harlequin Western Romance brings you a collection of four new heartwarming contemporary romances of everyday women finding love. Available now! This box set includes: WANTED: TEXAS DADDY Texas Legacies: The Lockharts by Cathy Gillen Thacker Sage Lockhart and Nick Monroe are friends with benefits. When Sage asks Nick to make her dream of having a family come true, he agrees…only because he is secretly in love with her! THE RANCHER'S SURPRISE BABY Blue Falls, Texas by Trish Milburn Rancher Ben Hartley has never wanted kids after a horrible childhood, but then he gets Mandy Richardson pregnant. What if the thing he fears most turns out to be the best thing thats ever happened to him? A BABY ON HIS DOORSTEP by Roz Denny Fox Rodeo cowboy Rio McNabb is recovering from injuries, and his nurse, Binney Taylor, is driving him crazy. But his life gets even more intense when a strange woman drops off a baby claiming hes the father. A COWBOY TO KISS by Mary Leo Kenzie Grant is trying her best to save the family ranch. When Jake Scott disagrees with her methods, sparks fly—not only about the ranch but with each other! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Animal Stories

Animal Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806150947
Author: Max Evans
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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Legendary western author Max Evans has spent his entire life working with cows and horses. These rangeland animals, and other creatures both domestic and wild, play pivotal roles in his stories. This magnificent collection, beautifully illustrated by cowboy artist Keith Walters, showcases twenty-six animal tales penned by Evans during his long and celebrated career. Both fiction and nonfiction, the stories in this collection get us inside the heads and hearts of numerous four-legged critters—dogs, horses, burros, goats, cattle, deer, coyotes, and more. “The Old One,” for example, shows us the world through the eyes of a prairie dog as she watches her latest litter of pups rolling and tumbling around the mound and thinks of all the things she will need to teach them. And in “The One-Eyed Sky,” an aging cow with a new calf and an old coyote with a litter to feed circle each other warily, trying to protect their young, until a rancher intervenes. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Evans also delves into the “animal nature” of human beings, as in “The Heart of the Matter,” where two Vietnam vets and friends kill a deer and then turn their rifles on each other. These captivating tales display Evans’s trademark mix of raucous humor and vivid, poetic descriptions of the high plains of West Texas and his beloved Hi-Lo Country in northeastern New Mexico. He reminds his readers of simpler times and more honorable people even as he evokes the merciless environment in which his characters, both animal and human, struggle to survive.

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1487429398
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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Back in the Saddle by Caitlin Ricci Book Resume:

Cameron loves his life as a horse trainer, taking in unwanted horses and getting them ready for new homes. He lives a simple life surrounded by his brothers and cousins. For Dion life could be simple too, if he wasn't always at work. As a nurse aid in an understaffed nursing home he's stressed, always tired, and barely taking care of himself. On his first day off in nearly a month his roommate invites him to go horseback riding with her and her girlfriend. Dion has never been riding, but he's desperate for something to do that gets him away from work. Cameron remembers Dion but he never got his name. They met the year before, in a crowded bar, but it was one night neither of them can forget. What was simple that night could turn into more, but Dion has no time for a relationship and Cameron has moved past just wanting sex. He's looking for love, and he wants to be the next person in Hillcrest Farm to find it.

The Colar Boys - The Men of Palla

The Colar Boys - The Men of Palla [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1329136918
Author: Scott C. Anderson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Colar Boys - The Men of Palla by Scott C. Anderson Book Resume:

Written for all ages. The Men of Palla are six engineers from earth. During a business flight, these men find that they have been captured and sold as labor assets to an alien race known as the Ponas. Their year-long servitude on a rogue planet ends with the rescue by the beautiful inter trader Myra Song. Myra discovers these men, along with two other races, simply by chance. She weaves a deal to return the six men, but not without facing a few surprising entanglements. Each man will face an unusual and difficult return to earth society. With the help of another earth human, who happens to work offworld for his own mining interests, the men of Palla will face their biggest challenge. This is a story of adventure, hardship, and friendship. In the end, each man will find that freedom is never free.

Dressed to Steal

Dressed to Steal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439112525
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Dressed to Steal by Carolyn Keene Book Resume:

Nancy may not be into fashion, but this is one case she's ready to size up. Hot young designer Alicia Adams is opening a boutique in her hometown of River Heights. The opening is being celebrated with a one-day discount, and the press is all over the event. When the big day comes, tons of people show up, and when the crowd presses forward, the store window is smashed, and people are injured! Later, Alicia's most expensive dress is destroyed and her store is vandalized.

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1645403327
Author: Beth Kanell
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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The Long Shadow is a Spur Finalist in the Western Writers of America 2019 Spur Awards - Best Western Historical Novel When Alice Sanborn and best friend Jerushah cross paths with a bounty hunter in rural northern Vermont, the teens stage a daring rescue for former slave Sarah Johnson—but winter weather, politics, and challenges of mountain life bring more danger. It's March 1850 in small-town Vermont, and tempers flare over the "right kind" of Abolition. When the two fifteen-year-olds suspect Alice's older brother William is taking dangerous risks to shelter a fugitive hiding at the inn, they see Sarah's safety at risk. With help from the skillful but mysterious Solomon McBride, the girls head toward the wilder countryside along the Canadian border. Perils abound, including back at home. Is it all Alice's fault? What should she do? Even a teen can take strong action—but which way is right, and how can she choose?

Darwin's Island

Darwin's Island [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748111387
Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Darwin's Island by Steve Jones Book Resume:

The Origin of Species is the most famous book in science but its stature tends to obscure the genius of Charles Darwin's other works. The Beagle voyage, too, occupied only five of the fifty years of his career. He spent only five weeks on the Galapagos and on his return never left Britain again. Darwin wrote six million words, in nineteen books and innumerable letters, on topics as different as dogs, barnacles, insect-eating plants, orchids, earthworms, apes and human emotion. Together, they laid the foundations of modern biology. In this beautifully written, witty and illuminating book, Steve Jones explores the domestic Darwin, the sage of Kent, and brings his work up to date. Great Britain was Charles Darwin's other island, its countryside as much, or more, a place of discovery than had been the Galapagos. It traces the great naturalist's second journey across its modest landscape: a voyage not of the body but of the mind.