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In the Jungle By Shane Beresford
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Ever been in the Jungle? Come take a wild and fun-filled tour with your very own guide! See how people just like you live without cars or computers, television or toys. Find out how they survive,... More > what they eat and what they do for fun. Maybe you'll want to move to the jungle too! Shane Beresford's debut children's book In the Jungle is easy to read and beautifully illustrated from cover to cover, taking your child on an entertaining and exhilarating tour of the jungle -- where humans are one with nature. Let your child's imagination run free as they discover their own relationship with nature and the environment.< Less
In the Jungle By Shane Beresford
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Ever been in the Jungle? Come take a wild and fun-filled tour with your very own guide! See how people just like you live without cars or computers, television or toys. Find out how they survive,... More > what they eat and what they do for fun. Maybe you'll want to move to the jungle too! Shane Beresford's debut children's book In the Jungle is easy to read and beautifully illustrated from cover to cover, taking your child on an entertaining and exhilarating tour of the jungle -- where humans are one with nature. Let your child's imagination run free as they discover their own relationship with nature and the environment.< Less
THE JUNGLE By UPTON SINCLAIR
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"American novelist, essayist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works reflect socialistic views. Upton Sinclair stated in 1903 that "My Cause is the Cause of a man who has never yet... More > been defeated, and whose whole being is one all devouring, God-given holy purpose". Among Sinclair's most famous books is THE JUNGLE (1906). It launched a government investigation of the meatpacking plants of Chicago, and changed the food laws of America. Sinclair's works are still read, although writers with political and social ideals are not popular in the West - or East."< Less
THE JUNGLE By UPTON SINCLAIR
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"American novelist, essayist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works reflect socialistic views. Upton Sinclair stated in 1903 that "My Cause is the Cause of a man who has never yet... More > been defeated, and whose whole being is one all devouring, God-given holy purpose". Among Sinclair's most famous books is THE JUNGLE (1906). It launched a government investigation of the meatpacking plants of Chicago, and changed the food laws of America. Sinclair's works are still read, although writers with political and social ideals are not popular in the West - or East." < Less
The Jungle By Kelsey Snell
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This book is about the power of the imagination. A little girl's imagination takes her to the jungle to explore life there. This is a must read for all young readers! The author is a young, budding... More > novelist. She is interested in sharing her imagination and ideas with the world.< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle exposed the horrible conditions of the U.S. meatpacking industry and a corrupt economic system. Its vivid and horrifying depiction of the slaughterhouse, the dangers of contamination and... More > injury - conditions which were rife before any real regulation was set in place. The Jungle was in fact the catalyst for the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. The Rudkus family has moved to Chicago's Packingtown district looking for the good life, but run into trouble at every step with fraudulent, usurious tactics. Here we find some of the famous descriptions of the gruesome slaughterhouse, filled with danger and disease. In the second part, Jurgis eventually loses his job and family and is out on the street, and gets swept up by a meeting of Socialists. From here the book turns into a didactic lecture about how socialism will cure all ills. With the money from this bestseller Sinclair founded a socialist colony in New Jersey, which "mysteriously" burned to the ground within a year.< Less
In the Jungle By Brian Wright
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In the Jungle is a novel about two spirited newlyweds who test their love and luck in Hollywood’s fame game. In the Jungle captures an important stretch of modern historical importance... More > – from 9/11 to the bursting of the housing bubble – through the eyes of a young couple naively striving for the grand facade of stardom. All the while the free birds experience the 'pleasure and pain' of living in ‘the loneliest and most brutal of American cities’ – Los Angeles.< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States. Many... More > readers were most concerned with his exposure of practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, based on an investigation he did for a socialist newspaper. The book depicts poverty, the absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and the hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery."< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle is a 1906 book written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). This novel was meant to be about not only the meat packing plant, but also about the... More > terrible conditions of poverty that immigrants and low wage workers dealt with in the cities. This novel shocked the nation, and the understanding that humans who fell in the vat simply ended up in hot dogs . . . well apparently that’s more important than poverty. Nonetheless, this caused several acts to be passed by congress in dealing with both employment laws and with meat packing and food and safety standards. Many of these laws are still in effect even today. The book depicts poverty, the absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and the hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power.< Less
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle is a novel written by journalist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel with the intention of portraying the life of the immigrant in the United States, but readers were more concerned... More > with the large portion of the book pertaining to the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, and the book is now often interpreted and taught as a journalist's exposure of the poor health conditions in this industry. The novel depicts in harsh tones poverty, absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply-rooted corruption on the part of those in power. Sinclair's observations of the state of turn-of-the-twentieth-century labor were placed front and center for the American public to see, suggesting that something needed to be changed to get rid of American wage slavery.< Less