In The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise, Dr. Jim L. Bowyer clearly documents an ethically bankrupt position that underlies much of our environmental policy. High consumption in wealthy countries usually goes hand-in-hand with resistance to domestic raw materials extraction and half-hearted interest in recycling. Because of this, the world’s wealthiest countries increasingly rely on imported raw materials from poorer nations to fuel consumption. This, in turn, allows citizens of wealthy countries to smugly enjoy high levels of consumption with minimal exposure to the environmental impacts of that consumption. Bowyer concludes, “Contrary to common practice today, high consuming nations need to be asking, ‘Why not in my back yard?’”
In We All Do Better, David Bly shows how a middle class economy is built with actions we take together. Tax cuts for the rich, small government, and ideological shouting matches will never get us where we need to be. Instead, we must focus on the five building blocks of a middle class society: education, health care, transportation, clean energy, and living wage jobs.
In this short, readable book, John Bobbe gives organic farmers what they need to successfully market grain. He discusses the basics of matching crops to markets, developing the right marketing contracts, protecting organic standards, and building the market power needed in today’s concentrated organic markets. Marketing Organic Grain: A Farmer’s Guide belongs on the desk of every organic grain farmer.
As a player, coach, manager, and scout, Bob’s life story is one inspired by baseball in times of happiness and sustained by baseball in times of sadness. As you read this book, you will come to see why others have said, “Every team needs a Bob Oldis.” Even more, you will see why Bob Oldis once said, “Baseball is a beautiful game. One I love to be around.”
In this early collection, Jane Dickerson weaves the natural world into a rich tapestry to explore her relationships with those whom she loves and has loved.
Through a nostalgic reflection of his Iowa farm upbringing, Professor Keeney takes the reader through his personal and professional journey of understanding the true meaning of agricultural change.