Cradle to Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Cradle to Cradle

  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429973847

Cradle to Cradle Excerpt :

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Cat s Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 156 Ratings

Cat s Cradle

  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307567277

Cat s Cradle Excerpt :

“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

The Cradle House Book

The Cradle House

  • Author : Siddhant
  • Publisher : ShaShwat Publication
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390290802

The Cradle House Excerpt :

It's a fictional story book about a boy Zane who faces many life threatening challenges during his trip to the another dimension. The journey is engrossing and will glue the reader to his seat.

From Cradle to Grave Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

From Cradle to Grave

  • Author : Patricia MacDonald
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780100333

From Cradle to Grave Excerpt :

A nail-biting novel of domestic suspense from a best-selling author - When Morgan Adair arrives at the small seaside town of West Briar on the Long Island shore, she is looking forward to attending the baptism of her new godson, Drew. Morgan and Drew's mother, Claire, have been friends since childhood, and Morgan was delighted when Claire married the handsome Guy Bolton. But a few days after the christening, Morgan receives a devastating phone call from her friend . . .

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Book

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing

  • Author : Jürgen Hesselbach
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642196928

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Excerpt :

The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 continues a long tradition of scientific meetings focusing on the exchange of industrial and academic knowledge and experiences in life cycle assessment, product development, sustainable manufacturing and end-of-life-management. The theme “Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing” addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to achieve an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society in a global perspective. Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing do not only involve products or services that are changed for a local market by simple substitution or the omitting of functions. Products and services need to be addressed that ensure a high standard of living everywhere. Resources required for manufacturing and use of such products are limited and not evenly distributed in the world. Locally available resources, local capabilities as well as local constraints have to be drivers for product- and process innovations with respect to the entire life cycle. The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 serves as a platform for the discussion of the resulting challenges and the collaborative development of new scientific ideas.

Alcohol Book


  • Author : Eric Newhouse
  • Publisher : Issues Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 1930461046

Alcohol Excerpt :

This book, Alcohol: Cradle to Grave, offers a compelling, day-in-the-life look at how the disease of alcoholism affects Great Falls, Montana in particular and the state of Montana in general. It's also what he terms "A microcosm of a national problem." Here, Newhouse offers us a compelling and comprehensive understanding of the complexity, magnitude and cost of alcohol abuse. It's an unflinching look at the largely unnoticed river of booze that flows through our towns, our communities and our daily lives. Book jacket.

The Cat s Cradle book Book

The Cat s Cradle book

  • Author : Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Genre: Cats
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433044823668

The Cat s Cradle book Excerpt :

The Golden Twine Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Golden Twine

  • Author : Jo Rioux
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554536375

The Golden Twine Excerpt :

With monsters slipping through the mountains into the valley of Galatea, Suri, an orphan, dreams of becoming a monster tamer.

Sustainability in Fashion Book

Sustainability in Fashion

  • Author : Claudia E. Henninger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319512532

Sustainability in Fashion Excerpt :

This book provides a critical insight into sustainability and fashion in a retailing and marketing context. Examining a truly global industry, Sustainability in Fashion offers international application with a view to contextualising important developments within the industry. Contributors use their diverse backgrounds and expertise to provide a contemporary approach in examining key theoretical concepts, constructs and developments. Topics include consumer behaviour, communications, circular economy and supply chain management. The individual chapters focus on sustainability and provide a range of fashion sector examples from high street to luxury apparel.

Physical Therapy of the Low Back Book

Physical Therapy of the Low Back

  • Author : Lance T. Twomey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002629047

Physical Therapy of the Low Back Excerpt :

This book presents an innovative approach to treatment of lower back dysfunction through physical therapy, based on the practical integration of current scientific data with the extensive clinical experience of the authors and contributors. The updated 3rd Edition of this reference provides comprehensive information on the conservative management of low back pain, including the most current advances in physical therapy. It features contributions by experts in fields such as physical therapy, medicine, surgery, psychology, ergonomics and epidemiology. The early chapters are devoted to basic science and recent research related to diagnosis of back pain syndromes. The remaining chapters address conservative back pain management through physical therapy and exercise, plus strategies for prevention of back injuries in the workplace, and information on behavioral responses and contributions to chronic back pain. Completely revised with new chapters added and chapters rewritten to bring them up-to-date with current practice New methods are included which have been tested by clinical trails Includes new chapters on Lumbar Segment Instability and its Management, Behavioural Aspects of Low Back Pain, and An Update on the Rational Basis for Conservative Management Contains new methods of diagnosis and management which are based on the authors basic clinical researches

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management Book

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

  • Author : Salah El Haggar
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 0080550142

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management Excerpt :

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management was inspired by the need to have a text that enveloped awareness and solutions to the ongoing issues and concerns of waste generated from industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacity to extract resources from nature and it is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability are digging up issues pertaining to pollution control and waste treatment and environmental protection. The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste are depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100 % full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle – to - cradle concepts, using Industrial Ecology methodology documented with case studies. Sustainable development and environmental protection cannot be achieved without establishing the concept of industrial ecology. The main tools necessary for establishing Industrial Ecology and sustainable development will be covered in the book. The concept of “industrial ecology will help the industrial system to be managed and operated more or less like a natural ecosystem hence causing as less damage as possible to the surrounding environment. Numerous case studies allow the reader to adapt concepts according to personal interest/field Reveals innovative technologies for the conservation of natural resources The only book which provides an integrated approach for sustainable development including tools, methodology, and indicators for sustainable development

Wampeters  Foma   Granfalloons Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Wampeters Foma Granfalloons

  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593229392

Wampeters Foma Granfalloons Excerpt :

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. “A book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation . . . [Vonnegut is] a great cosmic comedian and rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Includes the following essays, speeches, and works: “Science Fiction” “Brief Encounters on the Inland Waterway” “Hello, Star Vega” “Teaching the Unteachable” “Yes, We Have No Nirvanas” “Fortitude” “‘There’s a Maniac Loose Out There’” “Excelsior! We’re Going to the Moon! Excelsior!” “Address to the American Physical Society” “Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night” “Why They Read Hesse” “Oversexed in Indianapolis” “The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky” “Biafra: A People Betrayed” “Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970” “Torture and Blubber” “Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971” “Reflections on my Own Death” “In a Manner that Must Shame God Himself” “Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable” “Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973” “Invite Rita Rait to America!” “Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973” “A Political Disease” “Playboy Interview”

Catch and Cradle Book

Catch and Cradle

  • Author : Katia Rose
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2021-05-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9798505974582

Catch and Cradle Excerpt :

Thou shalt not date thine teammates.The UNS Women's Lacrosse team doesn't have an official policy against inter-teammate relationships, but those words might as well be carved into stone tablets in the middle of the field. After witnessing way too much drama in the past, Captain Becca Moore is intent on keeping her players' love lives out of the locker room. Becca has no time or tolerance for any distractions from the game. Unfortunately, that's exactly what Hope Hastings has been since the day she showed up for tryouts: one walking, talking, charismatically dorky and way-too-kissable distraction. Hope knew she was headed straight to the danger zone from the moment she saw Becca's flame-red hair and surly captain smirk. She's spent the past two years writing off her attraction as a harmless crush, but starting a new semester fresh out of an awful relationship makes Hope realize just how far from harmless the heat between her and Becca really is.The friendships of a tight-knit team and their shot at the title are all lying on the line, but as Hope and Becca get closer to bending rules they've sworn never to break, they realize they've put their hearts on that line too. Losing has never been an option, but winning might cost more than they're willing to pay.Catch and Cradle is a New Adult F/F romance from Katia Rose that's filled with all the hilarity and heartache of finding your way through college while discovering love, friendship, and what it means to be yourself.

The Cradle Ship Book

The Cradle Ship

  • Author : Edith Howes
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4066338039873

The Cradle Ship Excerpt :

"The Cradle Ship" by Edith Howes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cradle of the Deep Book

Cradle of the Deep

  • Author : Dietrich Kalteis
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773055794

Cradle of the Deep Excerpt :

Getting into bed with the wrong guy can get you killed Wanting to free herself from her boyfriend, aging gangster “Maddog” Palmieri, Bobbi Ricci concocts a misguided plan with Denny, Maddog’s ex-driver, a guy who’s bent on getting even with the gangster for the humiliating way in which he was sacked. Helping themselves to the gangster’s secret money stash, along with his Cadillac, Bobbi and Denny slip out of town, expecting to lay low for a while before enjoying the spoils. Realizing he’s been betrayed, an enraged Maddog calls in stone-cold killer Lee Trane. As Trane picks up their trail, plans quickly change for Bobbi and Denny, who now find themselves on a wild chase of misadventure through northern British Columbia and into Alaska. Time is running out for them once they find out that Trane’s been sent to do away with them, or worse, bring them back — either way, Maddog will make them pay.