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Sarah Taber, a crop scientist and industry consultant, holds a doctorate in crop health. She is the host of the podcast Farm to Taber and is working on a book about the effect of human systems on American agriculture
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The Worm at the Core
Sheldon Solomon - 2016-05-26 (first published in 2015)
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Proof of a ground-breaking psychological theory: that the fear of death is the hidden motive behind almost everything we do.'A joy ... The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxi...
Sarah Taber
@CaptainPenelope YEP this book is about existential terror & its role in driving most of human behavior, it's fantastic      source
"Founded in eastern Arkansas during the Great Depression, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) has long fascinated historians, who have emphasized its biracial membership and the socialist convictions of its leaders, while attributing its demise to external factors, such as the mechanization of agriculture, the repression of wealthy planters, a...
Sarah Taber
just read this for book research so yeah uhhh the STFU is remembered as this amazing crusade and it was actually a giant shitshow      source
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Farmers Helping Farmers
The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935
Nancy K. Berlage - 2016-07-11
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One of the largest volunteer movements in the twentieth century, local farm and home bureau organizations have been woefully underrepresented in socio-political studies of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Nancy K. Berlage addresses this omission with an insightful look at how bureau members put university science to work in agricultural and rur...
Sarah Taber
*The book is Farmers Helping Farmers It's really, really good at capturing the gender/age power dynamics inside white landowning farm families that drove "the agribusiness takeover" even though it doesn't call it that      source
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Braiding Sweetgrass
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer - 2015-08-11 (first published in 2013)
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Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmere...
Sarah Taber
Yeah that's because most of those books are actually just sanctimonious classists pretending they're trying to fix problems. That's why they're depressing If you want a book that's actually about moving forward, "Braiding Sweetgrass" is FANTASTIC.      source
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Accounting for Slavery
Masters and Management
Caitlin Rosenthal - 2019-10-15 (first published in 2018)
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A Five Books Best Economics Book of the YearA Politico Great Weekend Read"Absolutely compelling."--Diane Coyle"The evolution of modern management is usually associated with good old-fashioned intelligence and ingenuity... But capitalism is not just about the free market; it was also built on the backs of slaves."--ForbesThe story of modern manageme...
Sarah Taber
@CarolynVan Funny story, Accounting for Slavery & Scorpio are the ones that kicked the whole thing off. That book is ... just very Scorpio in the best way.      source
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Tressie McMillan Cottom
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Why Does He Do That?
Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Lundy Bancroft - 2003-09-02 (first published in 2002)
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Lundy Bancroft - a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men - uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you...
Sarah Taber
God this book is a gift that keeps on giving (Lundy Bancroft, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men")      source
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Prairie Fires
Caroline Fraser - 2018-08-07 (first published in 2017)
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Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land an...
Sarah Taber
I will not be taking questions on this. If you have some, Prairie Fires is a fantastic book.      source
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Anne Thériault
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The Good Jobs Strategy
How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits
Zeynep Ton - 2014-01-14
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Almost one in four American working adults has a job that pays less than a living wage. Conven­tional wisdom says that’s how the world has to work. Bad jobs with low wages, minimal benefits, little training, and chaotic schedules are the only way companies can keep costs down and prices low. If companies were to offer better jobs, cus­tomers would ...
Sarah Taber
Also check out @zeynepton's Good Jobs Strategy book for some FANTASTIC info about how to organize a business for good working conditions & wages. It's both very much against the MBA consensus & super well-backed by research into real business's results with alternative methods.      source
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Dan Price