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              The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
               

              The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos (Hardback)

              By Piper, Karen

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              There's Money in Thirst, reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestle, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so we're all aware that it has a price. But for those who have no access t...o clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that Karen Piper conducts us through in The Price of Thirst --one where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and more and more of our most necessary natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations.In visits to the hot spots of water scarcity and the hotshots in water finance, Piper shows us what happens when global businesses with mafia-like powers buy up the water supply and turn off the taps of people who cannot pay: border disputes between Iraq and Turkey, a revolution of the thirsty in Egypt, street fights in Greece, an apartheid of water rights in South Africa. The Price of Thirst takes us to Chile, the first nation to privatize 100 percent of its water supplies, creating a crushing monopoly instead of a thriving free market in water; to New Delhi, where the sacred waters of the Ganges are being diverted to a private water treatment plant, fomenting unrest; and to Iraq, where the U.S.-mandated privatization of water resources destroyed by our military is further destabilizing the volatile region. And in our own backyard, where these same corporations are quietly buying up water supplies, Piper reveals how water banking is drying up California farms in favor of urban sprawl and private towns.The product of seven years of investigation across six continents and a dozen countries, and scores of interviews with CEOs, activists, environmentalists, and climate change specialists, The Price of Thirst paints a harrowing picture of a world out of balance, with the distance between the haves and have-nots of water inexorably widening and the coming crisis moving
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              ISBN 9780816695423
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Clue in the Trees: An Enchantment Lake Mystery
               

              The Clue in the Trees: An Enchantment Lake Mystery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Preus, Margi

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              If Francie thinks things have settled down since her previous adventure Enchantment Lake, she's in for a surprise. A new school with new friends (and some enemies), a lead role in a play, an encounter with a giant muskie, archaeological

              ISBN 9781517902209
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States
               

              The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Yanni, Carla

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              Elaborately conceived, grandly constructed insane asylums-ranging in appearance from classical temples to Gothic castles-were once a common sight looming on the outskirts of American towns and cities. Many of these buildings were razed long ago, and those that remain stand as gri...m reminders of an often cruel system. For much of the nineteenth century, however, these asylums epitomized the widely held belief among doctors and social reformers that insanity was a curable disease and that environment-architecture in particular-was the most effective means of treatment. In The Architecture of Madness, Carla Yanni tells a compelling story of therapeutic design, from America's earliest purpose-built institutions for the insane to the asylum construction frenzy in the second half of the century. At the center of Yanni's inquiry is Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a Pennsylvania-born Quaker, who in the 1840s devised a novel way to house the mentally diseased that emphasized segregation by severity of illness, ease of treatment and surveillance, and ventilation. After the Civil War, American architects designed Kirkbride-plan hospitals across the country. Before the end of the century, interest in the Kirkbride plan had begun to decline. Many of the asylums had deteriorated into human warehouses, strengthening arguments against the monolithic structures advocated by Kirkbride. At the same time, the medical profession began embracing a more neurological approach to mental disease that considered architecture as largely irrelevant to its treatment. Generously illustrated, The Architecture of Madness is a fresh and original look at the American medical establishment's century-longpreoccupation with therapeutic architecture as a way to cure social ills. Carla Yanni is associate professor of art history at Rutgers University and the author of Nature's Museums: Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display.
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              ISBN 9780816649402
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2007
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture
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              Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays
                

              Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holbrook, Carolyn

              • RRP: $40.99
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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community Carolyn Holbrook's life is peopled with ghosts--of the girl she was, the selves she shed and those who have caught up to her, the wounded and kind and malevolent spirits she's ...encountered, and also the beloved souls she's lost and those she never knew who beg to have their stories told. Now don't you go stirring things up, one ghostly aunt counsels. Another smiles encouragingly: Don't hold back, child. Someone out there needs to hear what you have to say. Once a pregnant sixteen-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile justice system, now a celebrated writer, arts activist, and teacher who helps others unlock their creative power, Holbrook has heeded the call to tell the story of her life, and to find among its chapters--the horrific and the holy, the wild and the charmed--the lessons and necessary truths of those who have come before. In a memoir woven of moments of reckoning, she summons stories born of silence, stories held inside, untold stories stifled by pain or prejudice or ignorance. A child's trauma recalls her own. An abusive marriage returns to haunt her family. She builds a career while raising five children as a single mother; she struggles with depression and grapples with crises immediate and historical, all while countenancing the subtle racism lurking under Minnesota nice. Here Holbrook poignantly traces the path from her troubled childhood to her leadership positions in the Twin Cities literary community, showing how creative writing can be a powerful tool for challenging racism and the healing ways of the storyteller's art.
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              ISBN 9781517907631
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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              Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks

              Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks (Hardback)

              Edited by Patin, Thomas; Contributions by Bednar, Robert M.; Bergman, Teresa; Boime, Albert; Chaloupka, William

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              A new understanding of visual rhetoric offers unique insights into issues of representation and identity

              ISBN 9780816651450
              Released NZ 25 Apr 2012
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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              CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers

              CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers (Hardback)

              By Tyler, Tom

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              A provocative investigation into animals, hands, and human identity in Western philosophy

              ISBN 9780816665433
              Released NZ 27 Mar 2012
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Posthumanities
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              Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico

              Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico (Hardback)

              By Lund, Joshua

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              The wide-ranging relations between race and cultural production in modern Mexico

              ISBN 9780816656363
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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              HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language

              HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language (Hardback)

              By Seshadri, Kalpana Rahita

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              Power and counterpower in the space of silence

              ISBN 9780816677887
              Released NZ 18 May 2012
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Posthumanities
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              Dispatches from Pakistan
               

              Dispatches from Pakistan (Hardback)

              Edited by Tahir, Madiha R.; Memon, Qalandar Bux; Prashad, Vijay; Prashad, Professor Vijay

              • RRP: $91.50
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              Originally published: New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2012.

              ISBN 9780816692231
              Released NZ 1 May 2014
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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              The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin

              The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin (Hardback)

              By Biro, Matthew

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              In an era when technology, biology & culture are becoming ever more closely connected, 'The Dada Cyborg' explains how the cyborg as we know it today developed between 1918 & 1933 as German artists gave visual form to their utopian hopes & fantasies in a fearful response to World ...War I.
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              ISBN 9780816636198
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher University of Minnesota Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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