In this candid, charming, and informative book, the director of the renowned Woods Hole Research Center tells a story that will interest anyone who has ever thought about doing a green rehab of a building, tried to build green one, or just wonders whats actually possible. Dr. Woodwell is an ecologist with broad interests in global environmental issues and policies. Prior to founding the Woods Hole Research Center, he was founder and director of the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratories. He was also a founding trustee and continues to serve on the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is a former chairman of the board of trustees and currently a member of the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, a founding trustee of the World Resources Institute, a founder and currently an honorary member of the board of trustees of the Environmental Defense Fund, and former president of the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Woodwell is the author of more than 300 major papers and books in ecology. He holds a doctorate in botany from Duke University and is the recipient of several honorary degrees as well as the 1996 Heinz Environmental Award and the Volvo Environment Prize of 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Twenty Years at Hull-House is an autobiographical account of Jane Adams Life who spent nearly fifty years, fightingfor improved living and working conditions for Americas urban poor, for womens suffrage, and for international pacifism. In 1889 Jane Addams co-founded with Ellen Gates Starr Hull House, located on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois. It was opened to accommodate recently arrived European immigrants. Addams and Starr were the first two occupants of the house, which would later become the residence of about 25 women. At its height, Hull House was visited each week by some 2,000 people. Contents: Earliest Impressions Influence of Lincoln Boarding-school Ideals The Snare of Preparation First Days at Hull-house The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements Some Early Undertakings at Hull-house Problems of Poverty A Decade of Economic Discussion Pioneer Labor Legislation in Illinois Immigrants and Their Children Tolstoyism Public Activities and Investigations Civic Cooperation The Value of Social Clubs Arts at Hull-house Echoes of the Russian Revolution Socialized Education Jane Addams (1860-1935), known as the mother of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist, public philosopher, sociologist, protestor, author, and leader in womens suffrage and world peace. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the Lost Generation of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby (his most famous), and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgeralds work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was the basis for a 2008 film. Tender Is the Night was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. The Beautiful and Damned was filmed in 1922 and 2010. The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgeralds own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in Beloved Infidel.
According to Wikipedia: Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876-September 22, 1958) was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase The butler did it, although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the Had-I-But-Known school of mystery writing.... Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Many of her books and plays, such as The Bat (1920) were adapted for movies, such as The Bat (1926), The Bat Whispers (1930), and The Bat (1959). While many of her books were best-sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries. Rinehart, in The Circular Staircase (1908), is credited with inventing the Had-I-But-Known school of mystery writing. The Circular Staircase is a novel in which a middle-aged spinster is persuaded by her niece and nephew to rent a country house for the summer. The house they choose belonged to a bank defaulter who had hidden stolen securities in the walls. The gentle, peace-loving trio is plunged into a series of crimes solved with the help of the aunt. This novel is credited with being the first in the Had-I-But-Known school. The Had-I-But-Known mystery novel is one where the principal character (frequently female) does less than sensible things in connection with a crime which have the effect of prolonging the action of the novel. Ogden Nash parodied the school in his poem Dont Guess Let Me Tell You: Sometimes the Had I But Known then what I know now I could have saved at least three lives by revealing to the Inspector the conversation I heard through that fortuitous hole in the floor. The phrase The butler did it, which has become a cliché, came from Rineharts novel The Door, in which the butler actually did do it, although that exact phrase does not actually appear in the work.
The Active House is a logical development of existing building standards. It draws renewable energy from the sun and wind in order to cover energy needs as completely as possible. The basic ideas of the Active House are described in detail in this standard work and serve as a planning guide for all parties involved in the construction of Active Houses. Aprofessional author team: Professor Manfred Hegger, TU Darmstadt; Caroline Fafflok, Johannes Heggrr, Isabell Passing
Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.
PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS LISPETH THREE AND-AN EXTRA. THROWN AWAY. MISS YOUGHALS SAIS. YOKED WITH AN UNBELIEVER. FALSE DAWN. THE RESCUE OF PLUFFLES. CUPIDS ARROWS. HIS CHANCE IN LIFE. WATCHES OF THE NIGHT. THE OTHER MAN. CONSEQUENCES. THE CONVERSION OF AURELIAN McGOGGIN. A GERM DESTROYER. KIDNAPPED. THE ARREST OF LIEUTENANT GOLIGHTLY. THE HOUSE OF SUDDHOO HIS WEDDED WIFE. THE BROKEN LINK HANDICAPPED. BEYOND THE PALE. IN ERROR. A BANK FRAUD. TODS AMENDMENT. IN THE PRIDE OF HIS YOUTH. PIG. THE ROUT OF THE WHITE HUSSARS. THE BRONCKHORST DIVORCE-CASE. VENUS ANNODOMINI. THE BISARA OF POOREE. THE GATE OF A HUNDRED SORROWS. THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD DIN. ON THE STRENGTH OF A LIKENESS. WRESSLEY OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE. BY WORD OF MOUTH. TO BE HELD FOR REFERENCE. THE LIGHT THAT FAILED THE STORY OF THE GADSBYS POOR DEAR MAMMA THE TENTS OF KEDAR WITH ANY AMAZEMENT THE GARDEN OF EDEN FATIMA THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL. THE SWELLING OF JORDAN BIMI NAMGAY DOOLA THE RECRUDESCENCE OF IMRAY MOTI GUJ-MUTINEER ...
100 masterpieces of love - ??a unique series of the publishing house Strelbitsky, which included the best works of all time and people about the most beautiful and exalted feeling - love. House with a mezzanine - one of the most touching stories of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904). *** A well-known artist, he is the narrator of this story, gets acquainted with the Voltchaninov family and falls in love with their youngest daughter Zhenya (Misya). The girl answers him in return. It seemed that nothing could destroy their tender and touching love ... A magnificent description of feelings and complex life vicissitudes makes the reader experience with the main characters. Chekhov Anton Pavlovich is the author of the famous collection Stories, novels Chamber No. 6 and Black Monk, as well as amazing stories: The Case from Practice, Ionich, About Love, The House with the Mezzanine, Gooseberries , Poprygunya , Student , On Holy Week , The Avenger and others. For more than a century the works of A. P. Chekhov have been conquered by world theater scenes: by the number of pieces he has played, he is second only to the English playwright William Shakespeare.
William Hope Hodgson was an English author and sailor who wrote a large quantity of works including fantasy, horror, and sea tales.Hodgson was killed in World War I at the age of 40.This edition of Hodgsons The House on the Borderland includes a table of contents.