Our world is creaking under the pressure of human greed, including our insatiable appetite for eating meat. A sustainable future must include significant changes to our attitude and behaviour. This book is about how we can live a kinder and simpler life, and the central role that fruit must play in that.Destination Eden presents the nitty gritty of what fruitarianism is really about. The author argues that not only does it mean living a fruit-based diet which avoids deliberate injury or damage to any lifeform, but it also encompasses faith, ethics and a proper stewardship of our planet. This is a gentle, insightful book about developing empathy, understanding the effects our choices have on others, and making appropriate changes to our complex lives.
Something about the woman hit John Roper hard, right in the gut. She was frightened, her face bruised, yet her inner beauty and bravery were immediately apparent. And there was no way in hell he was leaving her alone to face a roomful of rowdy cowboys and whatever desperate circumstances had brought her there in the first place. But how he got from those first thoughts to making her his wife was something he was still wrestling with the next day.… He knew he'd put his life on the line to protect her. But would a man who knew nothing about being a husband ever be able to give Katie the happy ending she so deserved?
Eden Metcalf wants nothing more than to flee from her troubled past and travel the open road, until she runs into rancher Brandi Cornwell. Eden is fleeing a past filled with blood and death that promises to forever haunt her. She travels aimlessly until the day her motorcycle breaks down in the middle of nowhere, southern Idaho, and in rides Brandi Cornwell. Brandi Cornwell lives a simple life on her Idaho ranch. She works hard, struggles to make ends meet, and follows the Golden Rule. The only thing missing is a good woman to share the sunsets, and as much as she'd like that woman to be Eden, Brandi senses the turmoil within her, and buries her feelings, knowing that whatever Eden's running from, it's going to take her away from Idaho and from whatever chance they might have at love.
“Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist’s eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America’s foremost stylists.” —Anna Pavord, author of The Curious Gardener and Landskipping One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden. Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.
An expert workshop on sustainability certification of tourist destinations was held at the Swedish EPA (Naturvêrdsverket) in Stockholm Tuesday the 11th of September 2012. The workshop in Stockholm built on a study, conducted in 2011 by Environice for the Nordic Council of Ministers. The aim was to explore and widen the recommendations from the earlier study with the target to create a professional and reliable foundation for further decision and policy making. The workshop was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers' group on small communities (Smêsamfundsgruppen). This report includes a summary of the workshop's group discussions, followed by revised recommendations for future work, based on the workshop results. The main conclusion of the workshop was that the Nordic countries should develop a common Nordic system for sustainability certification of tourist destinations.
A “certainly weird . . . strangely wonderful . . . [and] often irresistible” search to find the real Garden of Eden (The New York Times Book Review). Where, precisely, was God’s Paradise? St. Augustine had a theory. So did medieval monks, John Calvin and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution changed our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the desire to put a literal Eden on the map have faded away? Not so fast. This “gloriously researched, pluckily written historical and anecdotal assay of humankind’s age-old quixotic quest for the exact location of the Biblical garden” (Elle) explores an obsession that has consumed scientists and theologians alike for centuries. To this day, the search continues, taken up by amateur explorers, clergymen, scholars, engineers and educators—romantic seekers all who started with the same simple-sounding Bible verses, only to end up at a different spot on the globe: Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, the North Pole, Mesopotamia, China, Iraq—and Ohio. Inspired by an Eden seeker in her own family, “Wilensky-Lanford approaches her subjects with respect, enthusiasm and conscientious research” (San Francisco Chronicle) as she traverses a century-spanning history provoking surprising insights into where we came from, what we did wrong, and where we go from here. And it all makes for “a lively journey” (Kirkus Reviews).
As tourism service standards become more homogeneous, travel destinations worldwide are conforming yet still trying to maintain, or even increase, their distinctiveness. Based on more than two years of fieldwork in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Arusha, Tanzania, this book offers an in-depth investigation of the local-to-global dynamics of contemporary tourism. Each destination offers examples that illustrate how tour guide narratives and practices are informed by widely circulating imaginaries of the past as well as personal imaginings of the future.
“The Black Barber of Barkerville,” as Wellington Delaney Moses was known, came to British Columbia from San Francisco, looking for a new home and a place of peace. He was among the first black people to arrive in B.C., hoping that the colony, with its Creole governor, James Douglas, would offer a more tolerant and welcoming frontier than had California; he was not disappointed. Moses was a remarkable figure in Victoria in its first years, opening a prosperous barbershop and becoming a popular man about town. But adventure still called. He headed north and found the happy end of his long journey among the gold miners of the Cariboo. He was known especially for his part in Judge Begbie’s famous case against the murderer James Barry. In this historical novel, Bill Gallaher describes Moses’s departure from the Caribbean island of his birth, the fearful realities of slavery and the terrors of working with the Underground Railroad in the United States, the early roots of colonial society and democracy in Victoria and, finally, Moses’s part in the always-spirited life along the creeks of Barkerville.
Since the 1990s, the Ankarana region of northern Madagascar has developed a reputation among globe-trotting gemstone traders and tourists as a source of some of the world's most precious natural wonders. Although some might see Ankarana's sapphire and ecotourist trades as being at odds with each other, many local people understand these trades to be fundamentally connected, most obviously in how both serve foreign demand for what Madagascar has to offer the world. Walsh explores the tensions and speculations that have come with the parallel emergence of these two trades with sensitivity and a critical eye, allowing for insights into globalization, inequality, and the appeal of the "natural." For more information, and to read a hyperlinked version of the first chapter online, visit www.madeinmadagascar.org.
Fremstilling - oplevet af forfatteren selv - af de første 30 år af Israels kamp for sin plads blandt nationerne og dets konfrontation med de fjendtlige arabiske nabostater og den begyndende forsoning.
A journey through life from early childhood in England to happy retirement in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada, this memoir traces a man's milestones through interesting years. It spans World War II, the rapid and constant whirl of the emerging world of technology, an experience with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many travels in which his growing spirituality emerged. Encounters with death and cancers are recalled together with the knowledge gained to cope with these and other adversities. It is a journey to be shared and may well help in discovering your own story.
The Conquest of New Eden: A lonely scientist, working for the old NASA, finds a possible solution to the overcrowding of Earth. Can Alexander, and his companion, Morton convince the authorities that his invention will work? If not, then someone else will claim the colony planet while the rest of humanity starves to death. Sins of the Father: The son of a powerful world leader, Magnus Alexis, has stolen incriminating evidence from his father's office. Now he must run for his life or face the wrath of the most powerful man in the sector. Could the information he stole save his life?
When a Texan marshal is sent to investigate the dangerous doings in a small mining community, he comes fact-to-face with the woman of his dreams--but could the beautiful widow also be the criminal he's been seeking?