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Humes, Edward

Overview
Works: 28 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 13,125 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  History  Popular works  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9105.C2, 628.440973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Humes
No matter how loud I shout : a year in the life of Juvenile Court by Edward Humes( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the urgency of a suspense novel and the power of investigative reporting, Humes take readers onto the street with flak-jacketed probation officers fighting to keep kids alive, into the courthouses where hope and hopelessness collide daily in epic struggles that reveal the best and worst in ourselves and our children, and past the triple-steel doors of Los Angeles' mammoth Central Juvenile Hall, the system's grim, last stop. Here, as a volunteer teacher, Humes also coaxes from these children the stories and poems of a lost generation, raw screams for help and understanding." Humes follows closely the cases of seven young people who were caught up in the system, three of whom have been saved by it?maybe
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash by Edward Humes( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Trash is America's largest export. Individually, we make more than four pounds a day, sixty-four tons across a lifetime. We make so much of it that trash dominates America's place in the global economy--now the most prized product made in the United States. In 2010, China's number-one export to the U.S. was computer equipment. America's two biggest exports were paper waste and scrap metal. Somehow, a country that once built things for the rest of the world has transformed itself into China's trash compactor. In Garbology, Edward Humes reveals what this world of trash looks like, how we got here, and what some families, communities, and other countries are doing to find a way back from a world of waste. Highlights include: Los Angeles's sixty-story garbage mountain, so big and bizarrely prominent that it has spawned its own climate, habitat, and tour business. The waste trackers of MIT, whose "smart trash" has exposed the secret life and dirty death of what we throw away. China's garbage queen, Zhang Yin, who started collecting scrap paper in the 1990s and turned it into a multibillion-dollar business exporting American trash to make Chinese products to sell back to Americans. Artisan Bea Johnson, whose family has found that generating less waste has translated into more money, less debt, and more leisure time. As Wal-Mart aims for zero-waste strategies and household recycling has become second nature, interest in trash has clearly reached new heights. From the quirky to the astounding, Garbology weighs in with remarkable true tales from the front lines of the war on waste. "--
Eco barons : the dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet by Edward Humes( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons--a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies--are having spectacular success saving forests and wildlands, pulling endangered species back from the brink, and pioneering the clean and green technologies needed if life and civilization are to endure. Journalist Humes tells of the former fashion magnate who has saved more rainforests than any other person, the college professor who patented the plug-in hybrid car, the impoverished owl wranglers who founded the nation's most effective environmental group, and the former Hollywood pool cleaner who became the guiding force behind a worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This book proves that one person with determination and vision can make a difference.--From publisher description
Mean justice : a town's terror, a prosecutor's power, a betrayal of innocence by Edward Humes( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In telling the story of Pat Dunn, a retired high school principal unjustly prosecuted for the murder of his wife, Humes examines the criminal justice system in Bakersfield, California, "one of the toughest towns on crime in America" and "shows how the individual injustice done to one man is part of a disturbing national trend, in which innocence becomes the unintended casualty of the war on crime, and the immense new powers of prosecutors ... are dangerously unchecked."--Jacket
Monkey girl : evolution, education, religion, and the battle for America's soul by Edward Humes( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution good science? Is it a lie? Is it incompatible with faith? Did Charles Darwin really say man came from monkeys? Have scientists really detected "intelligent design"--Evidence of a creator--in nature? Inside our DNA? Inside amazing molecular "machines" within our very cells? Or are those concepts nothing more than scientific fool's gold, tricks designed to sneak religious ideas into public school classrooms? What happens when a town school board decides to confront such questions head-on, thrusting its students, then an entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars? This book takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, the epic court case on teaching "intelligent design" it spawned, and the national struggle over what Americans believe about human origins--told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle.--From publisher description
Mississippi mud : a true story from a corner of the Deep South by Edward Humes( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the same time, Mississippi Mud provides a fascinating and vivid portrait of a little-known corner of the Deep South where corruption and betrayal arise not only from the criminal element but also from the good people of Biloxi's long-standing tradition of turning a blind eye to the malignancy in their midst
School of dreams : making the grade at a top American high school by Edward Humes( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles an unlikely American high school--Whitney High, located in a run-down section of Los Angeles--in search of secrets to this "dream school" envied by people all over California for its remarkable performance
Force of nature : the unlikely story of Wal-Mart's green revolution by Edward Humes( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes (Eco Barons) offers a stirring story of how ecologically responsible practices are increasingly benefiting the bottom line, and how as Wal-Mart goes global (and tries to lure back the more green-conscious consumer decamping for Target), the biggest retailer in the world is, slowly but surely, encouraging a change for the better
Buried secrets : a true story of serial murder, black magic, and drug-running on the U.S. border by Edward Humes( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A true story of serial murder, black magic, and drug-running on the U.S. border
Over here : how the G.I. Bill transformed the American dream by Edward Humes( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, the U.S. government feared the flood of returning World War II soldiers as much as it looked forward to peace. To avoid economic catastrophe, FDR, the American Legion, William Randolph Hearst, and others began crafting the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. Spun as the "G.I. Bill of Rights," it became the single most transformative bill of the twentieth century, including home loans, health care, educational funds, and career counseling. The effects were immediate and enduring--the suburbs, the middle class, America's ever-increasing number of college graduates, the lunar landing--all are tied to the G.I. Bill. Norman Mailer, Bob Dole, John F. Kennedy, Paul Newman, Jimmy Carter, Clint Eastwood, and many others benefited from its provisions. Here are the stories of some of these men and women, how their lives changed because of the bill and how this country changed because of them.--From publisher description
Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation by Edward Humes( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transportation dominates our daily existence, yet the grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is full of grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, and crumbling infrastructure. The car culture built modern America-- but it faces a revolution that will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. Humes explores the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system
Baby ER : the heroic doctors and nurses who perform medicine's tiniest miracles by Edward Humes( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of wonder and hope that lies at medicine's cutting edge, where extraordinary healers and extraordinary patients come together to make miracles in an place where lives are held, literally, in the palms of doctors' hands. For the parents of sick and premature babies, some weighing less than a pound and no bigger than a can of cola, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the "Baby ER", is their one bastion of hope during the most terrifying moments of their lives, when their children's very survival hangs in the balance."--Jacket
Murderer with a badge : the secret life of a rogue cop by Edward Humes( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and his mountain : the everyman who created Kendall-Jackson and became America's greatest wine entrepreneur by Edward Humes( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the story of the self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into the biggest selling brand of premium wines in the U.S. Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's wine country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window on the elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat worlds of Jackson's two passions: wine and horseracing. Time after time his decisions would be ignored, derided, then finally envied and imitated, as whole industries watched him become a billionaire and tried to keep up. He reinvented himself at mid-life, and became founder and CEO of Kendall-Jackson. The empire he constructed endures and thrives even after his death in 2011. In A Man and His Mountain, Edward Humes brings us the no-holds barred tale of the brilliant, infuriating, successful man who seemed to win more than his share by staying far ahead of the pack"--
Mississippi mud : the true-crime bestseller of Southern justice and the Dixie mafia by Edward Humes( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: After the fatal shooting of one of the city?s most prominent couples?Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running for mayor?their grief-stricken daughter came home to uncover the truth behind the crime that shocked a community and to follow leads that police seemed unable or unwilling to pursue. What Lynne Sposito soon discovered were bizarre connections to the Dixie Mafia, a predatory band of criminals who ran The Strip, Biloxi?s beachfront hub of sex, drugs, and sleaze. Armed with a savvy private eye?and a .357 Magnum?Lynne bravely entered a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless con men, and venal politicians in order to bring her parents? assassins to justice"--The publisher
Mean justice by Edward Humes( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true account of a town's terror, a prosecutor's power-and a betrayal of innocence
Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation by Edward Humes( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges, and logistical magic behind every trip we take and every click we make.Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world--the part we drive--we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined.Using interviews, data, and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change--our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there--past, present, and future
A man and his mountain : [the everyman who created Kendall-Jackson and became America's greatest wine entrepreneur] by Edward Humes( Recording )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humes tells the story of the self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into the biggest selling brand of premium wines in the U.S
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash by Edward Humes( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash-what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way, he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you've ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles's Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists residing in San Francisco's dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can but a single mason jar. Garbology reveals not just what we throw away but who we are and where our society is headed. Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change-and prosper in the process
Xin sheng er : jia hu bing fang de chun tian by Xiu Mu( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No matter how loud I shout : a year in the life of Juvenile Court
Alternative Names
Edward Humes American writer

Edward Humes Amerikaans journalist

흄즈, 에드워드

ヒュームズ, エドワード

Languages
English (129)

Chinese (7)

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Eco barons : the dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planetMean justice : a town's terror, a prosecutor's power, a betrayal of innocenceMonkey girl : evolution, education, religion, and the battle for America's soulMississippi mud : a true story from a corner of the Deep SouthSchool of dreams : making the grade at a top American high schoolForce of nature : the unlikely story of Wal-Mart's green revolutionOver here : how the G.I. Bill transformed the American dreamBaby ER : the heroic doctors and nurses who perform medicine's tiniest miracles