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Margaret Atwood CH CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist.
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Saving Us
A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
Katharine Hayhoe - 2021-09-21
How can we defuse extremism, spur positive action, and win allies in the fight against climate change? Ask United Nations Champion of the Earth and World Evangelical Alliance climate ambassador Katharine Hayhoe.As a Canadian living in Texas, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has learned how to successfully navigate the political minefield of the c...
Margaret Atwood
A must-read if we’re serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections & human emotions. ⁦@KHayhoe⁩ Saving Us | Book by Katharine Hayhoe | Simon & Schuster #climatechange      source
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The Real French You Were Never Taught at School (Sexy Slang Series)
Genevieve - 1998-12-09 (first published in 1984)
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Learn all the French argot (slang), dirty words, and necessary tools of communication your teachers left out of their lesson plans with this essential survival guide to understanding everyday French.Deliciously saucy and full of wit Merde! is a practical guide for understanding French, as it really is spoken. This real-life resource is for anyone w...
Margaret Atwood
@DeeDee02674337 You can learn the body language.. the shrug, the puffed out cheeks, the twiddly motion with the hand that means Loopy... there’s an excellent book called Merde about swears. Get most recent version. :)      source
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Memorial Drive
A Daughter's Memoir
Natasha Trethewey - 2020-07-28
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At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.Pulitzer Prize–winning...
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How Natasha Trethewey Remembers Her Mother via @NewYorker A heartbreaking book. @equalitynow @ABetterManFilm #domesticabuse      source
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In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
Richard Mabey - 2012-06-26
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The true story—and true glories—of the plants we love to hateFrom dandelions to crabgrass, stinging nettles to poison ivy, weeds are familiar, pervasive, widely despised, and seemingly invincible. How did they come to be the villains of the natural world? And why can the same plant be considered beautiful in some places but be deemed a menace in ot...
Margaret Atwood
Go Botanists! I almost became one & my parents were rather disappointed I didn’t. Recommending Richard Maybe’s book WEEDS. Emptied one compost bin today. :)      source
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Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond - 2005-07-17 (first published in 1997)
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Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasi...
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@MiaFarrow One of the classic non-fictions is Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinnser. Guns, Germs and Steel also does pandemics, as does 1491: about what the Americas were like before (and during) the wipeout caused by European microbes + viruses.      source
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Rats, Lice, and History
A Chronicle of Pestilence and Plagues by Hans Zinsser (1996-01-03)
Hans Zinsser - 1804-01-01
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Margaret Atwood
@MiaFarrow One of the classic non-fictions is Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinnser. Guns, Germs and Steel also does pandemics, as does 1491: about what the Americas were like before (and during) the wipeout caused by European microbes + viruses.      source
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In the Lateness of the World
Carolyn Forché - 2020-03-10
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A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets Over four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They daringly map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaus...
Margaret Atwood
OK, new poetry book: IN THE LATENESS OF THE WORLD, by wonderful @carolynforche, her first poetry book in 17 years. @penguinpress Gives us some could be worse off than self-isolating..      source
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The Flu Pandemic and You
A Canadian Guide
Vincent Lam - 2006-09-26
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An essential survival guide both to pandemic influenza, and to the hype surrounding it.Written by an emergency physician and a public health physician, The Flu Pandemic and You is a frank and clear book about how to prepare for the next influenza pandemic, and how to understand the broader context in which the threat exists. With cool heads and gre...
Margaret Atwood
This 2006 book by @VincentLam and @ColinLee about #pandemics is just as relevant today: intro by What's-Her- Name: Sage, calm, realistic words by an epidemiologist and a Toronto doctor who was there for SARS...      source
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The Bronte Myth
Lucasta Miller - 2005-01-04 (first published in 2001)
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Following the Brontë sisters through their many reincarnations at the hands of biographers, Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontës themselves. Their first biographer, Mrs Gaskell, transformed their story of literary ambition into one of the great legends of the 19th century, a dramatic tal...
Margaret Atwood
@mikerainham On subject of Brontes: Lucasta Miller's book about the fall and rise of their literary reputations is fascinating:      source