Cradle to Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Cradle to Cradle


  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429973847
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

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Cradle to Cradle Summary:

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Cradle to Cradle Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Cradle to Cradle


  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0099535475
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb

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Cradle to Cradle Summary:

'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.

Cat s Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 156 Ratings

Cat s Cradle


  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307567277
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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Cat s Cradle Summary:

“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

Unsouled Book

Unsouled


  • Author : Will Wight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-20
  • Genre: Arts
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 0989671763
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

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Unsouled Summary:

Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world. Lindon is Unsouled, forbidden to learn the sacred arts of his clan. When faced with a looming fate he cannot ignore, he must rise beyond anything he's ever known...and forge his own Path.

The Upcycle Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Upcycle


  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865477483
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb

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The Upcycle Summary:

Tackles resource scarcity and sustainability and describes how everyday objects from chairs to cars and factories are being redesigned to sustain and promote life.

Cat s Cradle Kit Book

Cat s Cradle Kit


  • Author : Elizabeth Encarnacion
  • Publisher : Applesauce Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604338683
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb

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Cat s Cradle Kit Summary:

Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun wherever you go. Learn one of the most popular children’s games in history with this easy-to-follow activity book perfect for unplugged fun at home, on the road, or wherever you go. Each kit features one extra-long continuous cat’s cradle string, perfect for up to four players. Learn the ins and outs of classic string games like cat’s cradle and hand catch, as well as string shapes like witch’s broom, parachute, and more. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and pictures for every trick, twist, and tie, you’ll be a string wizard in no time!

The Golden Twine Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Golden Twine


  • Author : Jo Rioux
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554536375
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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The Golden Twine Summary:

With monsters slipping through the mountains into the valley of Galatea, Suri, an orphan, dreams of becoming a monster tamer.

Cradle to Kindergarten Book

Cradle to Kindergarten


  • Author : Ajay Chaudry
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610448666
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Cradle to Kindergarten Summary:

Early care and education for many children in the United States is in crisis. The period between birth and kindergarten is a critical time for child development, and socioeconomic disparities that begin early in children’s lives contribute to starkly different long-term outcomes for adults. Yet, compared to other advanced economies, high-quality child care and preschool in the United States are scarce and prohibitively expensive for many middle-class and most disadvantaged families. To what extent can early-life interventions provide these children with the opportunities that their affluent peers enjoy and contribute to reduced social inequality in the long term? Cradle to Kindergarten offers a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to accessible early education and charts a path to opportunity for all children. The U.S. government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations. Most working families must seek private childcare, which means that children from low-income households, who would benefit most from high-quality early education, are the least likely to attend them. Existing policies, such as pre-kindergarten in some states are only partial solutions. To address these deficiencies, the authors propose to overhaul the early care system, beginning with a federal paid parental leave policy that provides both mothers and fathers with time and financial support after the birth of a child. They also advocate increased public benefits, including an expansion of the child care tax credit, and a new child care assurance program that subsidizes the cost of early care for low- and moderate-income families. They also propose that universal, high-quality early education in the states should start by age three, and a reform of the Head Start program that would include more intensive services for families living in areas of concentrated poverty and experiencing multiple adversities from the earliest point