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Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen (Food52 Works)
Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen (Food52 Works)
by Gena Hamshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.28
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, April 4, 2016
Love this book so much. Gorgeous photos and great recipes. Gena Hamshaw does a wonderful job making it easy and delicious to enjoy plant-based cuisine. Highly recommend!


Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat
Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat
by Marta Zaraska
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.93
82 used & new from $8.06

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well-worth the read, March 10, 2016
Meathooked is a fascinating look at the history of our connection with meat, how that history affects our present love/hate relationship with it, and what the future holds in humanity's quest for protein. Zaraska pulls no punches and has no ideological axe to grind. She points out where meat has been useful for humans in the past and how our fondness for it today can harm our health and that of the planet. She excoriates the federal subsidies lavished upon the meat industry and calls for their cessation, along with other strategies for helping to reduce our reliance on animals for protein into the future. I learned a lot from reading the book and recommend it for others, especially those interested in food sustainability.


Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir
Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up, February 16, 2016
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Singer tells an eminently readable tale of her very terrible abuse with both levity and inspiration. I enjoyed it and was rooting for her during its entirety.


It's Not About the Money: A Financial Game Plan for Staying Safe, Sane, and Calm in Any Economy
It's Not About the Money: A Financial Game Plan for Staying Safe, Sane, and Calm in Any Economy
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend!, December 15, 2015
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Kessel makes it clear that the path to happiness is found not in accumulating many material possessions, but rather in doing good in the world. There's sage advice in here for anyone looking to do well for themselves and others at the same time.


How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $14.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is incredible, December 8, 2015
A clear, science-based look at the ways in which we can take control of our health and reduce our risk of the most common killers of Americans. Greger and Stone make clear just how potent switching to a plant-based diet can be. I loved this book and already got copies for my loved ones. Should be mandatory reading in medical schools!
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Apollo Precision Tools DT9706 General Tool Set, 39-Piece
Apollo Precision Tools DT9706 General Tool Set, 39-Piece
Price: $18.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for apartment dwelling, December 3, 2015
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Affordable and everything I really needed for apartment-dwelling.


ZenWare 6-Pieces Black Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives with Fruit Peeler and Knife Stand
ZenWare 6-Pieces Black Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives with Fruit Peeler and Knife Stand
Offered by Low_Baller
Price: $16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good knife set, December 3, 2015
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The knives are good for my non-professional purposes, and the holder is both stylish and easily compact-able for space-saving. Glad I ordered these.


RW by Robert Wayne Men's Alfred Slip-On Loafer,Black,10.5 D US
RW by Robert Wayne Men's Alfred Slip-On Loafer,Black,10.5 D US

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, August 3, 2015
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Very comfortable. Love the padding inside in particular. They scratch easily, but for the price, a great buy. Love that they're not leather, too.


The Trap (The Kinship Series Book 2)
The Trap (The Kinship Series Book 2)
Price: $2.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and potent, July 7, 2015
Robin Lamont is a master of suspense, and I've enjoyed each of her novels, including this one. The story offers both a heart-breaking account of Wildlife Services' cruelty toward animals while at the same time providing a powerful message that our species can indeed be compassionate. The twists in the plot will leave you both shocked and hopeful.


Moral Inquiries on the Situation of Man and of Brutes (Kinship Library)
Moral Inquiries on the Situation of Man and of Brutes (Kinship Library)
by Lewis Gompertz
Edition: Paperback
5 used & new from $26.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Really amazing book with great historic value, June 23, 2015
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Lewis Gomertz (1776-1861) was a cofounder of the RSPCA in the UK and served as its secretary for six years. He was the only cofounder who was a vegan (not that the term existed then), but his views opposing animal exploitation ostracized him from his fellow RSPCA leaders. After resigning from the organization, he founded The Animals’ Friend Society and was the editor of its journal, The Animals’ Friend, which seems to be the world’s first-ever animal protection periodical. The Society went defunct after his death.

This book (published in 1824), lays out his very unconventionally forward-thinking views on the human-animal relationship, as well as on the rights of women (detailing their unjust treatment in the British legal system), prisoners (a whole chapter on their suffering), and other exploited groups. This 1992 edition has a preface from Peter Singer, in which Singer notes that he read Gompertz’ work while researching and writing Animal Liberation.

Gompertz is humble throughout the book, joking that he knows he may have no readers, and repeatedly acknowledging his own imperfections as they relate to the values he’s espousing. The theme of imperfection is woven throughout.

A central claim: “The dreadful situation of brute creation, particular of those which have been domesticated, claims our strictest attention.” (22)

Conclusion: “Cruelty is still cruelty. It matters not whether the victim be furnished with two legs or with four, with wings, with fins, or with arms; where there is sensation, there is subject for cruelty.”


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