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Author : David Cronenberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-09-30
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439100578
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“An eye-opening dazzler” (Stephen King) about a pair of globetrotting, gore-obsessed journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy from legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg. Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding a famous couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body. Yet Naomi sets off to find him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the news story may only skim the surface of the disturbing acts they performed together. Journalist Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zoltán Molnár, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking. After sleeping with one of Molnár’s patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret. These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of the world’s leading film directors, a writer of “fierce sculptural intensity” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review) who makes it “impossible to look away” (Publishers Weekly).


Author : J.R. Ward
Publisher : Gallery Books
Release : 2019-06-18
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501194917
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “master of contemporary romance, with heroes so hot they set the pages on fire” (Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author), a steamy romantic suspense novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer. Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed… Strong-willed and brash, Anne relished the thrill of fighting fires. But when one risky decision at a warehouse scene changes her life forever, she must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Despite the desire to move on, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for all the adrenaline-fueled buzz she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for a job again—until a string of suspicious fires endangers the lives of her former colleagues. Danny McGuire is the best fireman in the city but in the midst of a personal meltdown. He’s taking risks like never before thanks to a reckless death wish—until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. Passion flares between them—not for the first time—but as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist marks her as the next victim in this firestorm of a novel. With heart-pounding suspense and sizzling romance, Consumed is a compulsively readable novel that “you won’t be able to put down” (USA TODAY).


Author : Benjamin R. Barber
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-03-17
Page : 416
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780393070392
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"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book." —Jackson Lears A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs. To explain how and why this has come about, Barber brings together extensive empirical research with an original theoretical framework for understanding our contemporary predicament. He asserts that in place of the Protestant ethic once associated with capitalism—encouraging self-restraint, preparing for the future, protecting and self-sacrificing for children and community, and other characteristics of adulthood—we are constantly being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of consumption.


Author : Skyla Madi
Publisher :
Release : 2013-11-26
Page : 402
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781680580822
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**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. Olivia James has never been one to walk on the wild side, at least not until she meets Seth Marc-a cocky, sexy fighter at her father's gym. He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms' warn their daughters about-the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights. Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid. Determined for his touch, but not to let him under her skin, Olivia embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life.


Author : Abbie Rushton
Publisher : Atom
Release : 2016-04-05
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0349002045
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Myla used to love spending long, hot days on the beach with her sister, Asha. Until the day Asha was taken from her and the sun went out. Forever. That was two years ago. Myla hasn't been down to the beach - or even left the house - since. Crippling agoraphobia and panic attacks keep her locked inside a nightmare of the day she can never forget. Her main contact with the outside world is online - until she meets Jamie. Jamie is new in town and also struggles with things most people find easy. Nobody gets why it's so hard for him to eat. But, like Myla, Jamie is trapped by his fears and feels anxious, awkward and alone. Gradually the pair begin to trust each other. Are they willing to reveal their secrets - and risk discovering the truth? Or will they let their pasts consume them for good...


Author : William T. Cavanaugh
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2008-03-17
Page : 103
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0802845614
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Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters -- the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity -- arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate.Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary "free market" economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives. At every turn, Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.


Author : Stephen Brown
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-04-18
Page : 240
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1134209401
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The buying, selling, and writing of books is a colossal industry in which marketing looms large, yet there are very few books which deal with book marketing (how-to texts excepted) and fewer still on book consumption. This innovative text not only rectifies this, but also argues that far from being detached, the book business in fact epitomises today’s Entertainment Economy (fast moving, hit driven, intense competition, rapid technological change, etc.). Written by an impressive roster of renowned marketing authorities, many with experience of the book trade and all gifted writers in their own right, Consuming Books steps back from the practicalities of book marketing and takes a look at the industry from a broader consumer research perspective. Consisting of sixteen chapters, divided into four loose sections, this key text covers: * a historical overview * the often acrimonious marketing/literature interface * the consumers of books (from book groups to bookcrossing) * a consideration of the tensions that both literary types and marketers feel. With something for everyone, Consuming Books not only complements the ‘how-to’ genre but provides the depth that previous studies of book consumption conspicuously lack.


Author : Kate Cann
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2011
Page : 325
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0545263883
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A new manager brings many changes to Morton's Keep, capitalizing on its gothic atmosphere and history, but Rayne sees ominous signs indicating that the one thing that has not changed is the evil presence she had thought was destroyed.


Author : Sarah Elton
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-10-03
Page : 264
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 022609376X
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By 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion. And the challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population is being made greater by climate change, which will increasingly wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. At the same time, we have lost touch with the soil—few of us know where our food comes from, let alone how to grow it—and we are at the mercy of multinational corporations who control the crops and give little thought to the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. Our very future is at risk. In Consumed, Sarah Elton walks fields and farms on three continents, not only investigating the very real threats to our food, but also telling the little-known stories of the people who are working against time to create a new and hopeful future. From the mountains of southern France to the highlands of China, from the crowded streets of Nairobi to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, we meet people from all walks of life who are putting together an alternative to the omnipresent industrial food system. In the arid fields of rural India we meet a farmer who has transformed her community by selling organic food directly to her neighbors. We visit a laboratory in Toronto where scientists are breeding a new kind of rice seed that they claim will feed the world. We learn about Italy’s underground food movement; how university grads are returning to the fields in China, Greece, and France; and how in Detroit, plots of vacant land planted with kale and carrots can help us see what’s possible. Food might be the problem, but as Elton shows, it is also the solution. The food system as we know it was assembled in a few decades—and if it can be built that quickly, it can be reassembled and improved in the same amount of time. Elton here lays out the targets we need to meet by the year 2050. The stories she tells give us hope for avoiding a daunting fate and instead help us to believe in a not-too-distant future when we can all sit at the table.


Author : Faith Moors Williams
Publisher :
Release : 1929
Page : 52
Category : Agriculture
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Author : Harry Wallop
Publisher : Collins
Release : 2013-01-01
Page : 327
Category : Consumer behavior
ISBN 13 : 9780007457083
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Part memoir, part romping social history, part pop-economics primer, CONSUMED is a book about who the British are today from The UK Daily Telegraph's award-winning Retail Editor, Harry Wallop.Wallop delves into the muddle of class distinctions and definitions, characteristics and etiquette to get to the bottom of what class is and how it has radically changed since the 1950s. Class tells the story of how social divisions have softened as Britain has got richer, more modern, more meritocratic, how the definitions and the structures of class have evolved resulting in the swelling of the middle classes. Wallop argues that class divides have not disappeared, as some would like to suggest, but that the Brits are still obsessed, if not more so, by categorising themselves along social dividing lines, but that the benchmarks are no longer their titles, acres owned or what their parents did, but the food they eat, holiday destinations, where they shop, and their clothes, cars, books and homes. This is the story of how what they consumed came to define who they are.As a Retail Editor Wallop has spent a disproportionate amount of his working life chronicling the buying habits of the British people, what is selling at John Lewis, what food is no longer popular at Tesco, where they holiday, what property they can afford, their salaries and savings. Using this unique insight, archives and interviews, as well a look back at his own class-confused upbringing, Wallop builds a compelling narrative and a new outlook on Britain's social landscape.So, whether you sit on a couch, settee or sofa? Do your weekly shop in Waitrose, Asda or Sainsbury's? Holiday in Devon or Spain? it says a lot more about you and your class than you might think ...


Author : Rustom Bharucha
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Page : 51
Category : Intercultural communication
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Author : Tatiana Schlossberg
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2019-08-27
Page : 288
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 153874709X
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*First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award* "If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schlossberg's darkly humorous, knowledge-is-power, eyes-wide-open approach may be just the thing."--Vogue From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices. With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it. By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England. Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world. Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together. "A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair "Shows how even the smallest decisions can have profound environmental consequences."--The New York Times


Author : Wilhelmina Leigh
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Page : 18
Category : Consumption (Economics)
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Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Page :
Category : Woolen and worsted manufacture
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Author : Kevin Patterson
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-01-29
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 030737582X
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Consumption is a haunting story of a woman’s life marked by struggle and heartbreak, but it is also much more. It stunningly evokes life in the far north, both past and present, and offers a scathing dissection of the effects of consumer life on both north and south. It does so in an unadorned, elegiac style, moving between times, places and people in beautiful counterpoint. But it is also a gripping detective story, and features medical reportage of the highest order. In 1962 at the age of ten, Victoria is diagnosed with tuberculosis and must leave her home in the Arctic for a sanatorium in The Pas, Manitoba. Six years will pass before she returns to the north, years she spends learning English and Cree and becoming accustomed to life in the south. When she does move home, the sudden change in lifestyle leads sixteen-year-old Victoria to feel like a stranger in her own family. At the same time, Inuit culture is undergoing some equally bewildering changes: Cheetos are being eaten alongside walrus meat, and dog teams are slowly being replaced by snowmobiles. Victoria eventually settles back into the community and marries John Robertson, a Hudson’s Bay store manager, and they raise three children together. Although their marriage is initially close, Robertson will always be Kablunauk, a southerner, and this becomes a point of contention between them. When Robertson becomes involved in arrangements to open a diamond mine in Rankin Inlet, the family’s financial condition improves, but their emotional life becomes ever more fraught: their son, Pauloosie, draws ever closer to his hunter grandfather as their daughters, Marie and Justine, develop a taste for Guns N’ Roses. Several other richly imagined characters deepen Patterson’s unsentimental portrait of both north and south. They include Dr. Keith Balthazar, a flailing doctor from New York whose despairing affection for Victoria leads to tragedy, and Victoria’s brother, Tagak, who finds that the diamond mine allows him a success and maturity he could never attain within his traditional culture. The novel deftly tracks the meaning of “consumption” in both north and south. Consumption is tuberculosis, an illness previously unknown among the Inuit that wrenches Victoria from her home as a child, changing her family relationships, her outlook on the world and her entire future. As such consumption is a harbinger of the diseases of affluence, such as diabetes and heart disease that come to afflict the Inuit over the four-decade span of the novel. Consumption also defines the culture of post-industrial, urban North America, captured here through Keith Balthazar’s troubled relatives in New Jersey. And when the diamond mine opens in Rankin Inlet, its consumption of northern natural resources seems to symbolize Canada’s relationship with the Arctic and southern encroachments on the Inuit way of life. Consumption is a sweeping novel, of the kind one rarely encounters today: it is an essential book for Canadians to linger over, learn from, and remember.


Author : J. R. Ward
Publisher : Piatkus Books
Release : 2018-10-02
Page : 408
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780349420622
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Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed . . . By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze. Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . . “/i>font size="+1">'Raw, gritty, and gripping, this adrenaline-laced tale is impossible to put down' Library Journal


Author : Duncan Smith
Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
Release : 2020-12-15
Page : 304
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0768455863
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God created every believer to live an empowered, supernatural life! How is this possible? Driven by a quest for a life marked by the power of God, hungry Christians often seek out proven formulas to help grow their faith. While this kind of teaching can be helpful, it fails to create mature sons and daughters of God who radiate His love, power, and glory in every area of life. The great pursuit of every believer should not be a religious formula – it should be the face of God Himself. As we experience Him on a personal level, we begin to live like Jesus, increasingly growing in oneness with Him. In addition to having served as a key leader in the history-making Toronto Blessing, Duncan Smith has led Christians around the globe into life-changing, supernatural experiences with God for over twenty years. Duncan teaches everyday believers how to sustain the fires of revival, not through formula, but through intimacy and union with Jesus Himself! As you read this landmark book… Your heart will become ignited by holy fire. Your passion for Jesus will be awakened like never before. You will receive Heaven’s blueprint for a miraculous lifestyle. Your experience of God’s love will be upgraded to dimensions you never thought were possible. You can become the supernaturally empowered Christian that God made you to be! Learn to become one with Him, and watch as every area of your life is infused with holy zeal


Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Page :
Category : Woolen and worsted manufacture
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Author : John Berard
James Penner
Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Release : 2011-01-04
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310296609
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Today’s relentless, consumer culture—dominated by popular media’s emphasis on bigger, better, and more, and catering to teenagers every want and desire—is leaving our youth adrift in a sea of conflicting messages. Messages that every youth worker must be able to decode and redirect away from the material world towards helping young people become who God created them to be: givers instead of receivers, servers instead of consumers. Consuming Youth is for any adult who recognizes that following Jesus means leading young people through the pitfalls of consumer culture, helping them discover vocation—where their great gladness meets a world's great need, and unleashing the kingdom of God on earth.