Seventy years ago soldiers who survived World War II returned home to pick up the pieces of their lives. Second Lieutenant Robert Kurtz was one of these men. Fewer than ten years later, he died unexpectedly, leaving behind a wife and four young sons. The youngest, Jim would have no memories of his father, and it left a huge gap in his life, compelling him to search for the identity of the man he only knew from a few pictures and overheard family conversations. It would take him more than fifty years to learn essential details about this devoted father and husband...and unexpected hero. The resulting narrative is a unique blend of memoire and biography. Jim Kurtz weaves together his search with the emerging picture of his father's life, vividly telling a story that is war chronicle, romance, mystery, and personal reflection. And it all started when an eight-year-old boy climbed some attic stairs to open a forbidden green box.
Growing evidence suggests that 'green box' farm subsidies may in fact affect production and trade, harm farmers in developing countries and cause environmental damage. This book brings together new research and analysis examining the relationship between green box subsidies and sustainable development goals, and explores options for future reform.
77-year-old Bill Sullivan, on a whim, drove through Newton, Mass. and stopped at Boyd Park to visit the Green Box. It was there, while WWII raged in Europe and the Pacific, that Sully and his friends waited eagerly for the park instructor to open the Green Box to the treasures of baseballs, gloves, bats, board games and a vast assortment of gems. The Green Box was the meeting place where lessons were learned about prejudice, justice, life, death and the pain of first love lost.
This book is many things — a fun adventure for kids to explore, a toolbox of tips and tricks for parents and teachers, an exercise guide, a cookbook, a library of resources on getting the most out of your kitchen and local market, a collection of treats and surprises, and a call to action to make the best choices for your health at any age. Ultimately this book is a gift. Even if you’ve paid for it, even if it was something somebody said was “good for you” to read — the equivalent of new socks for your birthday — this book is really and truly a gift from us to you, personally, as we know from speaking to thousands and thousands of different people every year that there’s nothing more important than taking charge of your own health, and when kids are in the picture, setting a good example. Live the way you want, to the best of your potential, without spending a minute having to deal with a painful, costly, chronic lifestyle disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or, perhaps, cancer.
One of Europe's top chefs brings his popular and easy to prepare recipes to America, featuring delicious vegetarian dishes for all tastes. Cooking with fresh vegetables has never been more fun. With this new cookbook, Tim Malzer shows the surprising wealth of vegetarian cuisine. His book Green Box features simple and tasty recipes that will inspire every cook. Vegetables and spices are the stars here--basic ingredients which make up Tim Malzer's fresh cuisine. The book includes a wide variety of vegetarian cooking; a practical seasonal calendar and detailed commentary on ingredients; American scale units for all recipes; and hundreds of full-color illustrations.
Today, businesses are trapped in the green box of sustainable development. Academics, government leaders, public opinion, and thousands of laws and regulations demand the adoption of sustainability. In response, companies spend billions on renewable energy, carbon credits, biofuels, and other green policies in an effort to counter the coming environmental apocalypse. But a look at data and trends shows that the ideology of environmental sustainable development is based on false concepts. Population growth is slowing, nations continue to reduce air and water pollution, climate change is dominated by natural factors, with the effects from human greenhouse emissions are negligible, and societal access to resources continues to grow. Society and business should adopt a policy that is sensibly green, continuing to reduce air and water pollution, but at other policies aimed at stopping global warming and halting hydrocarbon use. These policies do little for Earth's environment. Outside the Green Box is a well-illustrated and amusing look and society's quest to be sustainable, and the resulting misguided policies that provide little benefit for the environment.