A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture
Author: Fred Whitford
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874–1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture at Purdue University during the first decades of the twentieth century. From humble origins, occupying one building and 150 acres at the start of his career, the agriculture program grew to spread over ten buildings and 1,000 acres by the end of his tenure as its first dean. A focused, single-minded man, Skinner understood from his own background as a grain and stock farmer that growers could no longer rely on traditional methods in adapting to a rapidly changing technological and economic environment, in which tractors were replacing horses and new crops such as alfalfa and soy were transforming the arable landscape. Farmers needed education, and only by hiring the best and brightest faculty could Purdue give them the competitive edge that they needed. While he excelled as a manager and advocate for Indiana agriculture, Skinner never lost touch with his own farming roots, taking especial interest in animal husbandry. During the course of his career as dean (1907–1939), the number of livestock on Purdue farms increased fourfold, and Skinner showed his knowledge of breeding by winning many times at the International Livestock Exposition. Today, the scale of Purdue's College of Agriculture has increased to offer almost fifty programs to hundreds of students from all over the globe. However, at its base, the agricultural program in place today remains largely as John Harrison Skinner built it, responsive to Indiana but with its focus always on scientific innovation in the larger world.
World War II Baseball in the Major and Minor Leagues
Author: David Finoli
Category: Sports & Recreation
Like virtually every other aspect of American life, baseball was affected by World War II. Many of its players left the playing field for the battlefield, but the game continued, played by those who stayed behind. Wartime baseball entertained a nation in desperate need of a diversion and a morale boost in a time of crisis. This book studies baseball during World War II, with both a statistical analysis of the game and stories of its players—those who went to war and those who did not. It provides recaps for each season between 1942 and 1945, and season-by-season recaps and highlights for each team. Starting lineups of the war years are compared to the starting lineups of 1941 (the last year of peacetime baseball) to show how dramatically the war changed the game. A list of players who went to war is provided, along with a list of players who replaced them on the roster if they were starters or starting pitchers. Brief statistical sketches of players who went to the war discuss their play before and after and how they were replaced. Other lists include wartime players who lost their starting jobs in 1946; minor league players who died in the war; and Negro League players who were drafted.
"Chew on this," says Melrose Plant to Richard Jury, who's in the hospital being driven crazy by Hannibal, a nurse who likes to speculate on his chances for survival. Jury could use a good story, preferably one not ending with his own demise. Plant tells Jury of something he overheard in The Grave Maurice, a pub near the hospital. A woman told an intriguing story about a girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, who went missing more than a year before and has never been found. What is especially interesting to Plant is that Nell is also the daughter of Jury's surgeon. But Nell's disappearance isn't the only mystery at the Ryder farm. A woman has been found dead on the track-a woman who was a stranger even to the Ryders. But not to Plant. She's the woman he saw in The Grave Maurice. Together with Jury, Nell's family, and the Cambridgeshire police, Plant embarks on a search to find Nell and bring her home. But is there more to their mission than just restoring a fifteen-year-old girl to her family? The Grave Maurice is the eighteenth entry in the Richard Jury series and, from its pastoral opening to its calamitous end, is full of the same suspense and humor that devoted readers expect from Martha Grimes.
When Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, he was honored as a builder of bridges across a dangerous chasm. By rendering his Turkish characters and settings familiar where they would otherwise seem troublingly foreign, and by speaking freely against his authoritarian state, he demonstrated a variety of literary greatness that testified also to the good literature can do in the world. Gloria Fisk challenges this standard for canonization as “world literature” by showing how poorly it applies to Pamuk. Reading the Turkish novelist as a case study in the ways Western readers expand their reach, Fisk traces the terms of his engagement with a literary market dominated by the tastes of its Anglophone publics, who received him as a balm for their anxieties about Islamic terrorism and the stratifications of global capitalism. Fisk reads Pamuk’s post-9/11 novels as they circulated through this audience, as rich in cultural capital as it is far-flung, in the American English that is global capital’s lingua franca. She launches a polemic against Anglophone readers’ instrumental use of literature as a source of crosscultural understanding, contending that this pervasive way of reading across all manner of borders limits the globality it announces, because it serves the interests of the Western cultural and educational institutions that produce it. Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature proposes a new way to think about the uneven processes of translation, circulation, and judgment that carry contemporary literature to its readers, wherever they live.
Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis, creation myths.
All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React
Author: Jessica Jahiel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.
Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle based on `principles of Christian ethics'? Or do we have in that work a presentation of the foundation of Aquinas's moral philosophy? Professor Doig answers these questions through an examination of the historical context within which the Sententia was composed. In Chapters 1-2, the work's role as a corrective of earlier commentaries is established. Chapter 3, by examining philosophy at Paris between 1215 and 1283, reveals that the proposal by Aquinas of a moral philosophy would have been unexceptional. Chapter 4's investigation of the principles underlying the moral theory of the Sententia makes apparent that they were regarded by Aquinas as both philosophical and Aristotelian. The date to be assigned the composition of the Sententia is studied in Chapter 5, and the conclusion is drawn, that with some probability, the Sententia is its author's final proposal of moral doctrines. The closing Chapter offers a summary of that moral philosophy against the historical background brought out earlier.
Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.
Sarah und ihren Großvater verbindet die Liebe zu Pferden. Einst war Henri ein gefeierter Dressurreiter, bis das Schicksal seine Karriere beendete. Täglich trainiert er die Vierzehnjährige und ihr Pferd. Seit dem Tod von Mutter und Großmutter haben die beiden nur einander. Und als Henri einen Schlaganfall erleidet, bleibt seine Enkelin allein zurück. Natasha und ihren Mann Mac verbindet nur noch wenig. Ihre Ehe ist gescheitert, doch bis das gemeinsame Haus verkauft ist, müssen sie sich arrangieren. Für Natasha nicht leicht, denn ihre Gefühle für den Mann, der einmal die Liebe ihres Lebens war, sind alles andere als lauwarm. Als zufällig Sarah in ihr Leben tritt, nehmen die beiden das verschlossene Mädchen bei sich auf. Das Zusammenleben ist schwierig. Gibt es überhaupt etwas, was die drei miteinander verbindet? Plötzlich ist Sarah verschwunden. Und Natasha und Mac machen sich widerstrebend gemeinsam auf die Suche. Ein turbulenter Roadtrip durch England und Frankreich beginnt ...
What am I to believe?' is perhaps the fundamental question of human existence. It is unlikely that most people reach the end of their lives without wondering what it has all been for and what happens next. But the question of belief is more than just academic, since what people believe is now more a more critical issue than ever. As G R Evans shows, an ignorance of the history of beliefs can leave individuals susceptible to the influence of extreme ideas, and unsure how to put them into context and judge their validity. In all religions, not just Islam and Christianity, that is precisely how sects and cults get a grip. As the author demonstrates, religious debate has a way of repeating itself. The historian of theology discovers that certain moral and ethical topics are perennial; they are no sooner given a position in the scheme of belief than they are back again, as the same questions occur to the next generation. But history also teaches that the context of contemporary cultural assumptions needs to be taken into account in identifying the questions that are really being asked. Concentrating especially on the Christian tradition, Evans shows how the history of religious discussion can help us to understand the nature of current misunderstandings and divisons over belief, a crucial step for people of all faiths in the new century. When questions and disagreements about belief reappear, they can be shattering all over again, for not everyone is or can be aware of the history of the debate in question. This book offers, in manageable compass, a reference manual to how debates of great current urgency have been addressed in the past, and in the process sheds light on some of the most pressing moral challenges facing the religions today. 'G R Evans is widely respected especially for her work on patristic and medieval theology, but she has never been afraid to wrestle too with fundamental theological questions such as evil, or to explore issues of great ecumenical importance. While deploying the remarkable range of her scholarship, Belief offers a very substantial essay in apologetics, exploring the topic with great imagination and philosophical skill. This is a book that deserves to be read again and again.' - Fergus Kerr, OP, Regent of Blackfriars, Oxford, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Theology & Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
Dr Gerd Heuschmann burst onto the international equestrian scene with his startling exposé Tug of War, in which he demonstrated with words and photographs the disturbing effects of the (then) popular ‘Rollkur’ or ‘hyperflexion’ technique in training dressage horses. In his long-awaited follow-up book, Dr Heuschmann explores what it means to be a ‘responsible rider,’ and asks whether, in today’s society, it is indeed possible for riders in any horse sport to put the good of the horse first and foremost – most pointedly above ambition and fame.With fabulous art to help show the anatomy of the horse and how it is impacted by various riding techniques, as well as further proof that – although some steps have been taken to prevent the use of forceful and cruel techniques in the training of top horses – many sport horses still perform in pain and discomfort, this book is sure to follow in its bestselling predecessor’s footsteps. Dr Heuschmann’s arguments are based in his experience as a veterinarian and his knowledge of the working equine’s body, and are certain to ring true with every serious rider who also claims to be an avid horse lover.
Michael Morpurgos Geschichte von Freundschaft und Krieg, mit Bildern aus dem Film von Steven Spielberg "Es gibt also keinen Weg?", fragte Albert. "Ich kann nichts tun?" "Nichts", sagte Captain Nicholls. "Dein Pferd gehört jetzt der Armee und du bist zu jung, um dich einzuschreiben. Mach dir keine Sorgen - wir kümmern uns um Joey. Ich selbst werde ein Auge auf ihn haben, das verspreche ich dir." "Gefährten" erzählt die bewegende Geschichte des Pferdes Joey, das 1914 an die Armee verkauft wird. Joey erlebt an vorderster Front die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkrieges, doch auch in den schwersten Stunden berührt er mit seinem Mut und seiner Zähigkeit die Menschen um ihn herum.
After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.
The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses
Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.