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Equine Fitness: A Program of Exercises and Routines for Your Horse

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I have had this book since the early 1990s and has provided the basis for many conversations! If you find a copy of this book at a used bookshop, I would suggest picking it up and taking it home.
The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel

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This is an average book, perfect for those days when you want something entertaining to read.While the story is not that imaginative (see other reviews for details of it) ... it is well written and is a quick read. The perfect summer blockbuster of a novel.
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

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When I started this book, I was slightly disappointed. Not only did the author steal the title from her mother's 1971 Diet for a Small Planet but the first two sections are packed with a lot of information that anyone familiar with the genre would be aware of ... from such authors as Nestle and Pollan or even from the many documentaries on modern industrial agriculture. Fortunately, the book greatly improved towards the second half, when Lappe is able to focus more on the ways that we can take action to improve the environment while feeding ourselves.Despite its shortcomings, the book is an excellent read for a variety of audiences. For those new to the movement, this is a great primer volume that both confronts readers with reality and the arguments made by the industrialized food companies. For those old hands in the movement, several sections - particularly the last two - are useful in refocusing the purpose and arguments in their arsenal. Finally, for those who want to be educated consumers, it is a wonderful resource - full of helpful guidelines and contact details (especially the 8 pages of Action & Learning Resources at the end of the book).Overall, this is a quality book that I would recommend to any of my friends or family who express an interest in local food, the environment, or farming. Now, time to head out to the garden and plant some veggies ...
Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation

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Got the eBook to review after I did not get a real copy in the Early Reviewer queue. Anyway, wonderful photos but a shame that I could not read the essay. I imagine that if I wanted another coffee table book, this one would have to be high on my list (and I may purchase it as a present for my mother who lives in the Deep South).
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