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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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Memorial Drive
A Daughter's Memoir
Natasha Trethewey - Jul 28, 2020
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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...
Margaret Atwood
Aug 16, 2020
How Natasha Trethewey Remembers Her Mother via @NewYorker A heartbreaking book. @equalitynow @ABetterManFilm #domesticabuse     source
Weeds
In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
Richard Mabey - Jun 26, 2012
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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
Jul 08, 2020
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
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond - Jul 17, 2005 (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...
Margaret Atwood
Mar 18, 2020
@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
Rats, Lice, and History
A Chronicle of Pestilence and Plagues by Hans Zinsser (1996-01-03)
Hans Zinsser - Jan 01, 1804
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Margaret Atwood
Mar 18, 2020
@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
In the Lateness of the World
Poems
Carolyn Forché - Mar 10, 2020
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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
Mar 18, 2020
OK, new poetry book: IN THE LATENESS OF THE WORLD, by wonderful @carolynforche, her first poetry book in 17 years. @penguinpress Gives us some perspective...you could be worse off than self-isolating..     source
The Flu Pandemic and You
A Canadian Guide
Vincent Lam - Sep 26, 2006
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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 gr...
Margaret Atwood
Mar 12, 2020
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