Hunger Winter Book

Hunger Winter

  • Author : Rob Currie
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496440358

Hunger Winter Book Description :

When his older sister Els, a Resistance fighter, is arrested by the Gestapo, thirteen-year-old Dirk takes his little sister, Anna, across the war-torn Netherlands seeking their father, who is also in the Dutch Resistance. Includes an interview with the author, discussion questions, and timeline.

The Hunger Winter Book

The Hunger Winter

  • Author : Ingrid de Zwarte
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108836807

The Hunger Winter Book Description :

A pioneering study on the causes and consequences of the Dutch famine of 1944-1945.

The Hunger Winter Book

The Hunger Winter

  • Author : Tom Bijvoet
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0986830895

The Hunger Winter Book Description :

'The Dutch in Wartime, Survivors Remember' is a series of books containing the wartime memories of Dutch immigrants to Canada and the USA, who lived through the occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Book 8, 'The Hunger Winter' contains memories of the devastating winter of 1944-45 when a famine, intentionally brought about by the Nazi occupation forces, ravaged the Netherlands. More than 200,000 people suffered from severe malnutrition and an estimated 20,000 people died of starvation.

The Hunger Winter Book

The Hunger Winter

  • Author : Henri A. Van Der Zee
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 0803296185

The Hunger Winter Book Description :

Germany invaded the Netherlands in the spring of 1940. Life in occupied Holland was hideous enough, but for the Dutch the worst was yet to come. After the Western Allies lost the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, the Dutch provinces north of the Rhine and Waal Rivers were in the hands of the Germans, and to the south fighting raged for months. In the winter of 1944?45, just as other parts of Europeøwere being liberated, the Dutch seemed forsaken by the Allies, who bypassed Holland on their drive to Berlin. That last winter of the war, with its severe food and fuel shortages, was a terrible one for the Dutch people, who also suffered from episodes of Nazi terrorism. In some provinces there was nothing to eat but tulip bulbs and sugar beets, and eighteen thousand Dutch civilians actually starved to death. Henri van der Zee, who was ten years old that winter, remembers what happened to his people.

Famine and Human Development Book

Famine and Human Development

  • Author : Zena Stein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Child development
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4530791

Famine and Human Development Book Description :

The Hunger Winter Book

The Hunger Winter

  • Author : Henri A. van der Zee
  • Publisher : Nicholson
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Famines
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015001109233

The Hunger Winter Book Description :

The Atlas of World Hunger Book

The Atlas of World Hunger

  • Author : Thomas J. Bassett
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226039084

The Atlas of World Hunger Book Description :

Earlier this year, President Obama declared one of his top priorities to be “making sure that people are able to get enough to eat.” The United States spends about five billion dollars on food aid and related programs each year, but still, both domestically and internationally, millions of people are hungry. In 2006, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations counted 850 million hungry people worldwide, but as food prices soared, an additional 100 million or more who were vulnerable succumbed to food insecurity. If hunger were simply a matter of food production, no one would go without. There is more than enough food produced annually to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition every year. That’s because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger that Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson illuminate in this empowering book. The Atlas of World Hunger uses a conceptual framework informed by geography and agricultural economics to present a hunger index that combines food availability, household access, and nutritional outcomes into a single tool—one that delivers a fuller understanding of the scope of global hunger, its underlying mechanisms, and the ways in which the goals for ending hunger can be achieved. The first depiction of the geography of hunger worldwide, the Atlas will be an important resource for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding the geography and causes of hunger. This knowledge, the authors argue, is a critical first step toward eliminating unnecessary suffering in a world of plenty.

Operation Chowhound Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Operation Chowhound

  • Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466879157

Operation Chowhound Book Description :

The true story of a little-known, yet remarkable World War II operation, which had all the hallmarks of a suicide mission. Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland. It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Flying at 400 feet, barely above the tree tops, with guns pointed directly at them, they would have no chance to bail out if their B-17s were hit—and yet, over eight days, 120,000 German troops kept their word, and never fired on the American bombers. As they flew, grateful Dutch civilians spelled out "Thanks Boys" in the tulip fields below. Many Americans who flew in Operation Chowhound would claim it was the best thing they did in the war. In this gripping narrative, author Stephen Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms where Operation Chowhound was born, into the aircraft flying the mission, and onto the ground in the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately needed help. James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, as well as Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill all play a part in this story, creating a compelling, narrative read.

Hunger Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Elise Blackwell
  • Publisher : Unbridled Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936071333

Hunger Book Description :

Scouring the world’s most remote fields and valleys, a dedicated Soviet scientist has spent his life collecting rare plants for his country’s premiere botanical institute in Leningrad. From Northern Africa to Afghanistan, from South America to Abyssinia, he has sought and saved seeds that could be traced back to the most ancient civilizations. And the adventure has set deep in him. Even at home with the wife he loves, the memories of his travels return him to the beautiful women and strange foods he has known in exotic regions. When German troops surround Leningrad in the fall of 1941, he becomes a captive in the siege. As food supplies dwindle, residents eat the bark of trees, barter all they own for flour, and trade sex for food. In the darkest winter hours of the siege, the institute’s scientists make a pact to leave untouched the precious storehouse of seeds that they believe is the country’s future. But such a promise becomes difficult to keep when hunger is grows undeniable. Based on true events from World War II, Hunger is a private story about a man wrestling with his own morality. This beautiful debut novel ask us what is the meaning of integrity

Winning Three Times Book

Winning Three Times

  • Author : Jacobaris
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-04-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450290593

Winning Three Times Book Description :

On May 9, 1940, Adrie de Kievit is a carefree ten-year-old boy who lives with his parents ,Arie and Ko, and his thirteen-year-old sister Willie in Yselmonde in the Netherlands. The familys life is about to change drastically. As planes soar low overhead with cannons firing at them, a neighbor with access to a radio confirmed that the Dutch are now at war with the German Army. This memoir offers a firsthand narrative of what it was like growing up under the backdrop of World War II. While accented with many historical details, Winning Three Times is a personal story of how the war and the German occupation affected Adrie, his family, their neighbors, their city, and the country. From food hoarding to rationing and shortages, Winning Three Times recounts with great detail surviving the war in a small down under the shadow of Rotterdam. He tells of how his family coped with the hardships such as no gas, no electricity, no telephone, and little outside communication. This personal history communicates a story of both challenge and triumph.

Weather Lore Book

Weather Lore

  • Author : Richard Inwards
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Social sciences
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044011721776

Weather Lore Book Description :

When people began studying weather in a scientific manner in the 19th century, the sayings that had dominated weather prediction for centuries suddenly became amusing. Many collections, like this one, compiled the weather lore that once prevailed discussions of meteorology. While some proved to be true, others failed to stand up to scientific reasoning. This collection includes where the sayings originated.

Handbook of Vitamins Book

Handbook of Vitamins

  • Author : Janos Zempleni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466515574

Handbook of Vitamins Book Description :

Within the last few years, knowledge about vitamins has increased dramatically, resulting in improved understanding of human requirements for many vitamins. This new edition of a bestseller presents comprehensive summaries that analyze the chemical, physiological, and nutritional relationships, as well as highlight newly identified functions, for a

Abandoned Book


  • Author : G. C. De Pietro
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466984608

Abandoned Book Description :

Born prematurely, and later diagnosed with a life-threatening childhood illness, Ms. De Pietro spent most of her early years in hospitals. Surviving several near death experiences had a lasting effect on her. It was there in the hospital at the child life center that she was first introduced to art. She knew from then on that she would dedicate her life to being an artist. After studying at the School of Visual Arts and later at the Paris American Academy, she went on to have a fruitful career as a painter. As time went on she realized that cloistering herself in her studio painting did not address her own suppressed emotions which had caused her to seek refuge there in the first place. Furthermore, it didn’t allow her to give back to others who were suffering. Taking a sabbatical from painting to study art therapy, Ms. De Pietro set out to confront her own complexes and in the process help those in need. She learned how to use the creative process to reach those who experienced trauma and abuse. She recognized that you cannot run and hide from past trauma because the past will come and find you. What is hidden in our shadow selves is what keeps us confined and doomed to repeat the patterns of abuse. It is only by confronting the truth of what happened in the past that helps us shed the shroud of secrecy that keeps us spellbound in shame and guilt. ”We all have stories. We all have had pain and suffering in our lives, some more than others. If we keep our stories locked up and hidden they will become a heavy burden, and cause us only more grief. We can learn from our past when we step back and take a long hard look, and realize that these traumatic experiences don’t define us. We learn more from our struggles and misfortunes than we do from our accomplishments. When we let go of our guilt, shame, fear and loneliness, we can make room for the good stuff, like joy, and love. Follow the stories and you will find the truth hidden in between the lines”.

Vitamania Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Catherine Price
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192218

Vitamania Book Description :

"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED* Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we’ve become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good—and the more of them, the better—vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health. When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasn’t long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature—vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer—and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of “vitamania,” as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun. Though we’ve gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what we’ve lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health—whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And it’s our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created today’s dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising

Fevered Book


  • Author : Linda Marsa
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609619961

Fevered Book Description :

Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change's impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth's increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint--a "medical Manhattan Project"--detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century.

Dutch Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Dutch Girl

  • Author : Robert Matzen
  • Publisher : Paladin Communications
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781732273542

Dutch Girl Book Description :

Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, "The war made my mother who she was." Audrey Hepburn's war included participation in the Dutch Resistance, working as a doctor's assistant during the "Bridge Too Far" battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem's most famous young ballerina. Audrey's own reminiscences, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, wartime diaries, and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting, untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II. Also included is a section of color and black-and-white photos. Many of these images are from Audrey's personal collection and are published here for the first time.

English Folk rhymes Book

English Folk rhymes

  • Author : G. F. Northall
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Folk literature, British
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000118485733

English Folk rhymes Book Description :

Hunger Moon Book

Hunger Moon

  • Author : Melissa Snark
  • Publisher : Nordic Lights Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942193067

Hunger Moon Book Description :

Norse & Viking Mythology, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Framed for her lover's murder... Victoria Storm, Alpha of the Storm Pack, leads her beleaguered family of wolf-shifters in a desperate flight from Odin's mortal followers. Her worst enemy, a rogue hunter, won't stop until his brother's death is avenged and he'll kill anyone who gets in his way. Following Freya's prophecy, Victoria seeks sanctuary in a small town high in the secluded Sierra Nevada Mountains. In Sierra Pines, nothing is as it seems. Victoria considers a marriage of convenience with Arik Koenig, a powerful lawyer with a Loki-like gift for twisting the truth to his advantage. The more she learns of his mysterious past, the greater her mistrust. With the fate of her pack on the line, Victoria undertakes an investigation into the murder of Arik's wife. When her prying uncovers layers of lies and deception, a blizzard of Ragnarök proportions threatens to consume them all. PRAISE FOR THE LOKI'S WOLVES / RAGNAROK: DOOM OF THE GODS SERIES: "Write fast Ms. Snark!" ~ 4.5 Stars from InD'Tale Magazine "Melissa Snark is next on my reading list. I look forward to reading more of her books." ~ 4.5 stars Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this Norse & Viking mythology, paranormal & urban fantasy series: neil gaiman debra dunbar jim butcher bella forrest ilona andrews charlaine harris christine pope ann gimpel cj brightley mark e cooper patricia briggs shannon mayer helen harper eva pohler ron neito st bende nancy straight kf breene lara adrian victoria danann joanne m. harris edith hamilton padraic colum a s byatt mable h cummings rick riordan roger green poul anderson Keywords related to this Norse & Viking mythology, paranormal & urban fantasy series: Loki, Fantasy Books, Epic Sagas, Werewolves and Shifters, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Loki Books, Wizard

Influence of Economic Instability on Health Book

Influence of Economic Instability on Health

  • Author : J. John
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662078914

Influence of Economic Instability on Health Book Description :

The worldwide economic recession of the last years - sometimes described as an outright depression similar to the one of the early thirties - has led many health policy analysts and even policy makers to revive the old question of whether, and in what respect, there is a close relationship between economic development and health. In tackling this question, to day's health services research looks rather helpless: even if a truth has the appearance of a truism, it will not necessarily be aCknowledged in practice. While it is an established fact that social as well as (macro)economic conditions or events have an important influence on the health of people, this subject has been rarely pursued by medical or epidemiological research and rather has been treated - in industrial countries at least - as a quantit~ n~gligeable. Yet, this ahistoric and even parochial attitude must be questioned on methodological as well as political grounds. - As to methodological aspects, further investigation into the relation ship between health and the economy is essential in order to identify the real relevance, i. e. opportunity costs, of medical care; even more important, it might also direct attention to the interfaces - fairly neglected by our over-specialized system of sciences - between biome tries and econometrics, medicine and epidemiology, epidemiology and socio-economics. It is, hence,an area of research from which methodo l09iCa-l development can receive' major stimuli.