Stuff Author Gail Steketee
ISBN-10 9780547487250
Release 2010-04-20
Pages 304
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A thoughtfully researched and fascinating appraisal of what happens when our stuff starts to own us What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that’s ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a person to sacrifice her marriage or career for an accumulation of seemingly useless things? Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago. They didn't expect that they would end up treating hundreds of patients and fielding thousands of calls from the families of hoarders. Their vivid case studies (reminiscent of Oliver Sacks) in Stuff show how you can identify a hoarder—piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, houses that can be navigated only by following small paths called goat trails, vast piles of paper that the hoarders “churn” but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage—and illuminate the pull that possessions exert over all of us. Whether we’re savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, very few of us are in fact free of the impulses that drive hoarders to extremes.


Stuff Author Daniel Miller
ISBN-10 9780745654966
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 184
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Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations. It takes us inside the very private worlds of our home possessions and our processes of accommodating. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media, as well as the implications of such an approach in relation, for example, to poverty. Finally, the book considers objects which we use to define what it is to be alive and how we use objects to cope with death. Based on more than thirty years of research in the Caribbean, India, London and elsewhere, Stuff is nothing less than a manifesto for the study of material culture and a new way of looking at the objects that surround us and make up so much of our social and personal life.

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff Author Annie Leonard
ISBN-10 1439148783
Release 2010-03-09
Pages 352
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A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The Story of Stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet. From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of Time magazine’s 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these. With curiosity, compassion, and humor, Leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, community health, and economic justice. Embraced by teachers, parents, churches, community centers, activists, and everyday readers, The Story of Stuff will be a long-lived classic.


Stuff Author Klaus Ruthenberg
ISBN-10 9783826037047
Release 2008
Pages 179
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Stuff has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stuff also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stuff book for free.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe
ISBN-10 1429961325
Release 2008-03-04
Pages 448
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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.


Stuff Author John C. Ryan
ISBN-10 1886093040
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 86
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Be polite, just go about your day, and all¿s well, because you¿re not hurting anybody, right? Look deeper into that cup of coffee you drank this morning, the shoes you¿re wearing, the burgers & fries you had for lunch¿.and so on. Every choice we make -- every product we use -- has an impact that many of us are unaware of. That impact affects other people, other animals, and the planet in myriad ways -- often in very destructive, harmful ways. Ryan & Durning explore the impact of some of the choices we make by making connections between our daily habits and the various impacts of those habits. Find out the hidden story of "everyday consumer goods."

Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff

Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff Author David Stiles
ISBN-10 1423614054
Release 2009-09-01
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Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff book for free.

Love Stuff

Love Stuff Author Lorraine Bodger
ISBN-10 0740746804
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 304
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Love makes the world go round . . . but sometimes the world spins so fast that romance gets put on hold. Love Stuff puts romance front and center with 515 creative ways to fall in love with your one-and-only all over again. Author-illustrator Lorraine Bodger's tantalizing ideas are bound to jumpstart any relationship and will enlighten and inspire even the most passionate couples. Whimsy is mixed with insight, with ideas such as, "Bake him an angel food cake when he's being angelic. Bake him a devil's food cake when he's being devilish," and "Find a sidewalk caricaturist and have him draw your portraits together."

Saving Stuff

Saving Stuff Author Don Williams
ISBN-10 0743264169
Release 2005-06-02
Pages 338
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A Smithsonian senior conservator shares professional advice on how to safeguard and maintain collectibles, from art and family heirlooms to sports memorabilia and antiques, in a guide complemented by insider information on how the Smithsonian Institution cares for national treasures. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Stuff of Literature

The Stuff of Literature Author Edward A. Levenston
ISBN-10 0791408892
Release 1992
Pages 177
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The total meaning of a work of literature derives not only from what the words mean, but from what the text looks like. This stuff of literature, graphic substance or the physical raw material, is explored here in Levenston s comprehensive survey. Levenston discusses the main literary genres of poetry, drama, and fiction, and the extent to which they may be said to exist primarily in written or spoken form, or both. He then examines spelling, punctuation, typography, and layout, the four graphic aspects of a text which an author can manipulate for additional meanings. Also explored are the problems raised for translators by graphically unusual texts and by the possibility of producing graphically unusual translations and some of the solutions that have been found. A wealth of examples and analysis is offered, including poetry from Chaucer to Robert Graves and e. e. cummings; fiction such as Tristram Shandy, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake; works from Samuel Richardson to Ronald Sukenik; drama from Aristophanes to Bernard Shaw, and Shakespeare. Attention is also paid to graphic contributions in other literary traditions, from the Hebrew of the book of Psalms to Guillaume Apollinaires s Calligrammes ."

Treasures of Heaven in the Stuff of Earth

Treasures of Heaven in the Stuff of Earth Author Babbie Mason
ISBN-10 9780884197256
Release 2000
Pages 240
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Smile, chuckle, and shed a tear at these colorful stories of real-life folks in ordinary places- at the grocery store, in the courtroom--finding an extraordinary God!Curl up with this unique book ? and get blessed! Enter into the rich stories drawn form Babbie Mason's life- her childhood, marriage, adult life, friendships and church. Babbie shares what she calls "the stuff of life" From Babbie?s heart to your heart receive the love, the inspiration and the joy!


Stuff Author Jeremy Strong
ISBN-10 9780141916729
Release 2005-06-02
Pages 240
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Stuff is the nickname of our hero, Simon (because he knows a lot of weird stuff). Stuff's parents have split up, and his dad has brought back a new step-mum (the Sherry Trifle), a step-sister (the awful Natasha) and a radical feminist rabbit called Pankhurst (she only attacks men - spooky). In Stuff's own words, here is how he tries (and fails) to run away from home. How he tries to get off with the beautiful Sky, and dump girlfriend Delfine (without being beaten up by her psycho brother). In fact, how to get through life as a teenage boy.

Stuff Good Drummers Should Know

Stuff  Good Drummers Should Know Author Ed Roscetti
ISBN-10 142342848X
Release 2008
Pages 126
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"...Valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments and equipment (including electronics), beats, fills, soloing techniques, care and maintenance and more. Styles such as rock, jazz, hip-hop and Latin are represented through demonstrations of authentic grooves and instruments appropriate for each genre"--P. [4] of cover.

Oregon Sex Stuff

Oregon Sex Stuff Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780793326556
Release 1991-01
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Oregon Sex Stuff has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oregon Sex Stuff also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oregon Sex Stuff book for free.

The Kids Guide to Collecting Stuff

The Kids  Guide to Collecting Stuff Author Christopher Forest
ISBN-10 9781429654425
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 32
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"Describes different collectible items, including how to get started collecting, where to find collectibles, and how to display collectibles"--Provided by publisher.

Sex Stuff for Georgia Parents and Teachers of Kids 7 17

Sex Stuff for Georgia Parents and Teachers of Kids 7 17 Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780793324125
Release 1991-01
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Sex Stuff for Georgia Parents and Teachers of Kids 7 17 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sex Stuff for Georgia Parents and Teachers of Kids 7 17 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sex Stuff for Georgia Parents and Teachers of Kids 7 17 book for free.

Stuff N Nonsense

Stuff  N  Nonsense Author Harry H. Bash
ISBN-10 9781592996636
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 516
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This compilation of "my STUFF" (as George Carlin might have me refer to it) includes ruminations, essays and, frankly, spoofs that I wrote during the last decade of the twentieth century through the first decade of the twenty-first. Admittedly and predictably, some of the items betray my long-term affiliation with and dedication to the discipline of sociology. Throughout my career, I succeeded in ignoring Archibald MacLeish's warning not to "commit a social science," but I did manage to heed his other caution not to "sit with statisticians." Now, in items some of which bear an affinity to sociology, I am not above taking liberties that exceed the bounds imposed by professional sociological constraints. Thus, I commit value-judgments, I trifle with the ludicrous, and I allow myself to be opinionated!