Gaining Ground

Author: Forrest Pritchard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794380
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One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

Gaining Ground

Author: Nancy S. Seasholes
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262194945
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Why and how Boston was transformed by landmaking.

Gaining Ground Second Edition

Author: Jennifer A. Clack
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025300537X
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Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure—emerging from the water and laying claim to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative beachhead had developed into a worldwide colonization by ever-increasing varieties of four-limbed creatures known as tetrapods, the ancestors of all vertebrate life on land. This new edition of Jennifer A. Clack's groundbreaking book tells the complex story of their emergence and evolution. Beginning with their closest relatives, the lobe-fin fishes such as lungfishes and coelacanths, Clack defines what a tetrapod is, describes their anatomy, and explains how they are related to other vertebrates. She looks at the Devonian environment in which they evolved, describes the known and newly discovered species, and explores the order and timing of anatomical changes that occurred during the fish-to-tetrapod transition.

Gaining Ground

Author: Deborah James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135308500
Size: 27.55 MB
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Gaining Ground? Rights and Property in South African Land Reform examines how land reform policy and practice in post-apartheid South Africa have been produced and contested. Set in the province of Mpumalanga, the book gives an ethnographic account of local initiatives and conflicts, showing how the poorest sectors of the landless have defied the South African state's attempts to privatize land holdings and create a new class of African farmers. They insist that the 'rights-based' rather than the 'market-driven' version of land reform should prevail and that land restitution was intended to benefit all Africans. However their attempts to gain land access often backfire. Despite state assurances that land reform would benefit all, illegal land selling and 'brokering' are pervasive, representing one of the only feasible routes to land access by the poor. This book shows how human rights lawyers, NGOs and the state, in interaction with local communities, have tried to square these symbolic and economic claims on land. Winner of the inaugural Elliott P. Skinner Book Award of the Association of Africanist Anthropology, 2008

Gaining Ground

Author: Jennifer A. Clack
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025335675X
Size: 62.23 MB
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Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure—emerging from the water and laying claim to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative beachhead had developed into a worldwide colonization by ever-increasing varieties of four-limbed creatures known as tetrapods, the ancestors of all vertebrate life on land. This new edition of Jennifer A. Clack's groundbreaking book tells the complex story of their emergence and evolution. Beginning with their closest relatives, the lobe-fin fishes such as lungfishes and coelacanths, Clack defines what a tetrapod is, describes their anatomy, and explains how they are related to other vertebrates. She looks at the Devonian environment in which they evolved, describes the known and newly discovered species, and explores the order and timing of anatomical changes that occurred during the fish-to-tetrapod transition.

Gaining Ground

Author: Rachel Morris
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN: 9780900458989
Size: 63.69 MB
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An agenda for reform in the law, policy & practice relating to Travelling people in the areas of education, accommodation & site provision, health, social & other services, planning, eviction & criminal justice and is based on the recommendations of several specialist working parties & two major conferences. Part two, Voices for reform, includes contributions by some of the best known names & organisations active in the field. The Introduction is by Lord Avebury.

Gaining Ground

Author: Beate Martín
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The publication comprises of in-depth studies of the situation of women in politics and decision-making - one of the crucial areas identified in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) - in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Additionally, it is includes insights on the 49th Meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which aimed to commemorate the decade-old (BPFA) and the evaluation of its implementation ten years after the UN World Conference on Women in 1995.

The War On Learning

Author: Elizabeth Losh
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027380
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An examination of technology-based education initiatives -- from MOOCs to virtual worlds -- that argues against treating education as a product rather than a process.

Gaining Ground

Author: Gail Fondahl
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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For indigenous people, land is a critical determinant to cultural survival. the indigenous people of the Russian North currently struggle to gain greater control over their homelands against a backdrop of state reforms regarding land privatization, political devolution and the renegotiation of state-aboriginal relations. This book recounts the experiences of one group, the Evenkis of Transbaykalia (southeastern Siberia) in implementing indigenous land reform in the Russian Federation.KEY TOPICS: After examining "traditional" Evanki land tenure practice, this book recounts the dispossession of land from the Evenkis of Transbaykalia during the Tsarist and Soviet periods. It then looks at the successes and obstacles that Evanki villagers identify in their recent efforts to reassert control over their native land. Based on fieldwork over the course of three years, the book incorporates the views of numerous Evenki individuals on a "land claims" process which has endangered both optimism and frustration. Anthropologists and Sociologists. Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change Series.