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Rural India Under Siege By Gian Singh
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Rural India in under threat of extinction culturally, economically and socially. Family as an instituttion is being made increasingly irrelevant to advent a life based on crass individualism to suit... More > the corporate capital.< Less
Growing Up Mennonite in Rural Pennsylvania By Elmer S. Miller
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Memoir of growing up in a Mennonite family in rural Pennsylvania in the 1930s and 1940s.
Farm Plays: Three Rural Dramas By Eric Goudie
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These three plays about farm life run from sentimental to heart-warming to tragic, encapsulating the very essence of life on the modern family farm.
Puentevida -Life in the rural fast lane. By Susan Diggory Heidi Jack
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Puentevida is a centuries-old village long hidden among the rolling green hills of Cantabria in Northern Spain.Then an untimely death catapults its inhabitants into the rural fast lane. With the... More > arrival of Jose Martinez and his colourful, but reluctant, family, Angels' Bar is resurrected ,long-kept secrets threaten to surface and life in Puentevida will never be quite the same again .< Less
The Duck Decoy Pond of Hale: A Rural Sketch By A. Cosmopolitan, ed. Alastair Gunn
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'The Duck Decoy Pond of Hale: A Rural Sketch' comes with a new introduction and further information about Hale Hall, the 'Childe of Hale', the 'Childe of Hale Hotel' and the Unsworth family. (James... More > Unsworth, who was gamekeeper at the Decoy Pond when the 'Rural Sketch' was written in 1871, is shown on the front cover along with his dog, Jack.) It also includes verses sung at Brasenose College Oxford relating to the 'Childe of Hale'. The booklet, consequently, provides the detail needed to understand the importance of the Decoy Pond as, although once common, there are now only three surviving Decoy Ponds. The booklet is a wonderful read for those concerned with our rural heritage or our natural history (and specifically birds, but especially ducks). It is also of importance if you are interested in the history of Hale, Lancashire, Cheshire or have the surname Unsworth! It comes with many black and white photographs. Overall it's a delightful celebration of local history.< Less
Sheep Football and Other Strange Tales from Rural America By Eric Pinder
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Imagine a place where moose outnumber people, where bears chase cyclists down mountains, where the Milky Way shines brightly in the sky and the nearest traffic light is an hour’s drive away. In... More > this collection of stories and essays (and a few poems) author Eric Pinder celebrates America’s rural way of life. In “Signs of the Times,” governors, senators, and presidents grovel at the feet of farmers, mill workers, and Wal-Mart clerks during the New Hampshire Primary. Are sheep the stupidest of the mammals? Are border collies the smartest? Morning chores on the farm become a battle of brawn versus brain in “Sheep Football.” A young park ranger gets paid to tolerate tourists and execute bears. He’d rather just go hiking. In “An Eye for Detail,” he stomps into the wilderness in search of job satisfaction. Enjoy these tales and two dozen more in a book that journeys from the vanishing family farm to the windswept summit of Mount Washington to the cold beaches of Maine.< Less
Sheep Football and Other Strange Tales from Rural America By Eric Pinder
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Imagine a place where moose outnumber people, where bears chase cyclists down mountains, where the Milky Way shines brightly in the sky and the nearest traffic light is an hour’s drive away. In... More > this collection of stories and essays (and a few poems) author Eric Pinder celebrates America’s rural way of life. In “Signs of the Times,” governors, senators, and presidents grovel at the feet of farmers, mill workers, and Wal-Mart clerks during the New Hampshire Primary. Are sheep the stupidest of the mammals? Are border collies the smartest? Morning chores on the farm become a battle of brawn versus brain in “Sheep Football.” A young park ranger gets paid to tolerate tourists and execute bears. He’d rather just go hiking. In “An Eye for Detail,” he stomps into the wilderness in search of job satisfaction. Enjoy these tales and two dozen more in a book that journeys from the vanishing family farm to the windswept summit of Mount Washington to the cold beaches of Maine.< Less
Battleground Memories: Recollections of Rural Southern Life During the Great Depression By Joe C. Westbrooks
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Joe C. Westbrooks recalls growing up in rural South Carolina around the Cowpens Battlefield area of Cherokee County during the 1930s. Stories and photos of the families and culture around Thicketty... More > Mountain are a delight for all ages.< Less
The Changing faces of Rural Livelihoods in North Gujarat(India) By Prof. Chanduji Thakor
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Agriculture and allied activities support livelihoods of nearly 70 percent of India’s rural population. In recent years, land based livelihoods of small and marginal farmers are increasingly... More > becoming unsustainable, since their land has not been able to support the family’s food requirements and fodder for their cattle. As a result, rural households are forced to look at alternative means for supplementing their livelihoods. The North part of Gujarat is called North Gujarat.< Less
Dear Hannah: A Collection of Letters Depicting Quaker Life in Rural Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850-1860 By C. B. Frederick
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The letters of Hannah Wilson (1850-1860) transcribed with original spellings and annotated markings by C. B. Frederick tell the story of Quaker life in rural Philadelphia. This collection of 150... More > never before seen letters reveals the local history of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia counties and the increasingly dominant trend of women's participation in the pre-civil war society in a number of significant vocations. In addition to their value in Local, Period and Women's history, the letters contain over 1,000 unique family names, relations and locations making them a valuable asset to genealogical researchers. Included in the 348 pages is an Introduction, Bibliography, and Index.< Less