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Fagan, Teresa Lavender

Overview
Works: 36 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 4,746 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Church history  Diaries  Fiction  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: ZA4234.G64, 025.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Vegetables : a biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmer's markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens, and especially to vegetables. Whether it is an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmer's market or a backyard plot, the humble vegetable offers more than just nutrition, it also represents a link with long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding. In this book, those veggies finally get their due. In capsule biographies of eleven different vegetables such as artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes, the author explores the world of vegetables in all its facets, from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, cooking. From the importance of peppers in early international trade to the most recent findings in genetics, from the cultural cachet of cabbage to Proust's devotion to beef-and-carrot stew, to the surprising array of vegetables that preceded the pumpkin as the avatar of All Hallow's Eve, the author takes readers on a tour of the stories behind our daily repasts
The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens by Gabriel Zucman( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens--in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands--this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently hidden--until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His reasearch reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over 25%--there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8% of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well as the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. In [this book], he offers an ambitious agenda for reform, focused on ways in which countries can change the incentives of tax havens. Only by first understanding the enormity of the secret wealth can we begin to estimate the kind of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices. Zucman's work has quickly become the gold standard for quantifying the amount of the world's assets held in havens. In this concise book, he lays out in approachable language how the international banking system works and the dangerous extent to which the large-scale evasion of taxes is undermining the global market as a whole. -- Inside jacket flaps
An ecology of happiness by Eric F Lambin( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We've heard copious accounts of our impact-as humans, as a society-on the natural world. But this is not a one-sided relationship. Lost in these dire and scolding accounts has been the impact on us and our well-being. You sense it while walking on a sandy beach, or in a wild, woody forest, or when you catch sight of wildlife, or even while gardening in your backyard. Could it be that the natural environment is an essential part of our happiness? Yes, says Eric Lambin emphatically in An Ecology of Happiness. Using a very different strategy in addressing environmental concerns, he asks us to consider that there may be no better reason to value and protect the health of the planet than for our own personal well-being. In this clever and wide-ranging work, Lambin draws on new scientific evidence in the fields of geography, political ecology, environmental psychology, urban studies, and disease ecology, among others, to answer such questions as: To what extent do we need nature for our well-being? How does environmental degradation affect our happiness? What can be done to protect the environment and increase our well-being at the same time? Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, Lambin makes a persuasive case for the strong link between healthy ecosystems and happy humans. Unique in its scope and evenhanded synthesis of research from many fields, An Ecology of Happiness offers a compelling human-centered argument that is impossible to overlook when we marvel at murmurations of starlings or seek out the most brilliant fall foliage: nature makes our steps a little lighter and our eyes a little brighter. What better reason to protect an ecosystem or save a species than for our own pleasure?
Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Cherif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West, and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it." "As Cherif relates in this account of their dialogue, the topic of Islam held special resonance for Derrida - perhaps it is to be expected that near the end of his life his thoughts would return to Algeria, the country where he was born in 1930. Indeed, these roots served as the impetus for their conversation, which first centers on the ways in which Derrida's Algerian-Jewish identity has shaped his thinking. From there, the two men move to broader questions of secularism and democracy; to politics and religion and how the former manipulates the latter; and to the parallels between xenophobia in the West and fanaticism among Islamists." "Ultimately, the discussion is an attempt to tear down the notion that Islam and the West are two civilizations locked in a bitter struggle for supremacy and to reconsider them as the two shores of the Mediterranean - two halves of the same geographical, religious, and cultural sphere. Islam and the West is a crucial opportunity to further our understanding of Derrida's views on the key political and religious divisions of our time an often moving testament to the power of friendship and solidarity to surmount them."--Jacket
Looking inside the brain : the power of neuroimaging by D Le Bihan( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now possible to witness human brain activity while we are talking, reading, or thinking, thanks to revolutionary neuroimaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These groundbreaking advances have opened infinite fields of investigation--into such areas as musical perception, brain development in utero, and faulty brain connections leading to psychiatric disorders--and have raised unprecedented ethical issues. In Looking Inside the Brain, one of the leading pioneers of the field, Denis Le Bihan, offers an engaging account of the sophisticated interdisciplinary research in physics, neuroscience, and medicine that have led to the remarkable neuroimaging methods that give us a detailed look into the human brain. Introducing neurological anatomy and physiology, Le Bihan walks readers through the historical evolution of imaging technology--from the X-ray and CT scan to the PET scan and MRI--and he explains how neuroimaging uncovers afflictions like stroke or cancer and the workings of higher-order brain activities, such as language skills. Le Bihan also takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey through NeuroSpin, his state-of-the-art neuroimaging laboratory, and goes over the cutting-edge scanning devices currently being developed. Considering what we see when we look at brain images, Le Bihan weighs what might be revealed about our thoughts and unconscious, and discusses how far this technology might go in the future. Beautifully illustrated in color, Looking Inside the Brain presents the trailblazing story of the scanning techniques that provide keys to previously unimagined knowledge of our brains and our selves"--Jacket
Slavery, the state, and Islam by Mohammed Ennaji( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents by Roland Barthes( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, just after having written skeptically on the question of whether a journal was worth keeping "with a view to publication," Roland Barthes began to keep--apparently with a view to publication--an intimate journal called "Soirées de Paris." The doubts he had entertained about the authenticity of the journal form now gave way to the necessity of, finally, giving direct notation to his gay desire in its various states of excitation, panic, and despair. Together with three other uncollected texts by Barthes, including an earlier journal he kept in Morocco, this remarkable document was published in France after its author's death under the title Incidents. Richard Howard's translation now makes the volume available to readers of English."--Jacket
Little grey lies by Hédi Kaddour( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hedi Kaddour's Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena's new man, Thibault, and with Max's barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier's past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs
Literary miniatures by Florence Noiville( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attachment by Florence Noiville( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anna discovers a long letter that her mother Marie wrote, Marie has been dead for some time, and Anna is shocked to learn that her mother disappeared with a secret. The letter is addressed to Marie's first great love, a much older teacher who she describes as a great dinosaur. In this gripping novel by Florence Noiville, we follow Anna as she tries to unravel the mystery of her mother's past. She takes her questions to her family and to her mother's friends: Did Marie send the letter? Was it received? Who was this man? Is he still alive? In a desperate search, she tries to piece together the clues. Attachment explores love and its obsession, observing both mother and daughter under its magnifying glass. Readers ultimately find Anna and Marie both seeking answers to the same question: What is there inside us that makes us become so attached to someone we never should have approached? The novel also questions the connection between love and writing, the tales that love inspires and the way in which we construct and own the story of our lives."--Book jacket
House of shadows by Diane Meur( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the failed revolutions of 1848, Galicia has been brought under the rule of the Habsburg Empire, and the Zemka family find themselves embroiled in the struggle for Polish independence. The history of Eastern Europe is told through the tumultuous saga of one family as they try to reclaim their estate in the decades of violence and political confusion that follow. The author calls upon an unusual narrator: the ancestral house itself -- the House of Shadows of the title -- which, from behind its unmoving facade, watches the comings and goings of generations of inhabitants. the house is everywhere in the story, hearing and observing everything; it encompasses all the shadows of a past that it knows better than the occupants
In Dreams by Diane Meur( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris, Montreal, Seville, Berlin, and towns large and small, Diane Meur has dreamt - and she has remembered her dreams. In this volume the author shares her dreams of the years 2008-2010, a time of global upheaval that happened to coincide with upheavals in her own life
Satan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval west by Alain Boureau( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the end of the thirteenth century, theologians had little interest in demons, but with Thomas Aquinas and his formidable "Treatise on Evil" in 1272, everything changed. In Satan the Heretic, Alain Boureau trains his skeptical eye not on Satan or Satanism, but on the birth of demonology and the sudden belief in the power of demons who inhabited Satan's Court, setting out to understand not why people believed in demons, but why theologians - especially Pope John XXII - became so interested in the subject"--Page [4] de la couverture
Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe by Jean Noël Jeanneney( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betoog waarin gesteld wordt dat de digitalisering van bibliotheekboeken door Google zal leiden tot een gigantische vergroting van de Amerikaanse culturele dominantie. Tevens wordt een alternatief beschreven dat wel ruimte biedt aan alle culturen
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece by Jean Bottéro( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this introduction to the ancient world, three leading French historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing: how it developed and how it is remarkably similar to our own tradition. We learn that the supposed twin pillars of Western civilization, Greece and the Bible, were hardly freestanding: they elaborated logical and religious structures that had developed much earlier in Mesopotamia. At the same time Ancestor of the West reminds us that these cultures were precursors of our own precisely because they possessed an intelligence that we still recognize. The ancients, even in their earliest writings, thought like us."--Jacket
Ghosts in the Middle Ages : the living and the dead in Medieval society by Jean-Claude Schmitt( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using many different medieval texts, Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, asking who returned, to whom, from where, in what form, and why. Through this vivid study, we can see the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other. Schmitt focuses on everyday ghosts - recently departed ordinary people who were a part of the complex social world of the living
The white planet : the evolution and future of our frozen world by Jean Jouzel( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de effecten van klimaatveranderingen en het broeikaseffect op de Poolgebieden en andere gebieden met ijs
The Byzantines( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in ancient Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the world's foremost experts on Assyriology, Jean Bottero has studied the religion of ancient Mesopotamia throughout a distinguished career that spans more than half a century. Building on these many years of research, Bottero here presents the definitive account of one of the world's oldest known religions." "Bottero begins with brief but thorough introductions to the history of religion, Mesopotamian history, and the available source materials. He then draws on documentary and artistic evidence of hymns, prayers, magical incantations, and rituals, as well as personal letters, to show how ancient Mesopotamian religion was practiced both in the public and private spheres, and how it developed over the three millennia of its active existence. Finally, he traces the many influences that Mesopotamian religion had on Western civilization, including the Hebrew Bible, showing how much like us the Mesopotamians were in intellect, emotion, and deeds."--Jacket
Looking Inside the Brain by Teresa Lavender Fagan( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vegetables : a biography
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Lavender Fagan, Teresa

Lavender, Teresa Fagan

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Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques DerridaIncidentsSatan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval westGoogle and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from EuropeAncestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and GreeceGhosts in the Middle Ages : the living and the dead in Medieval societyThe ByzantinesReligion in ancient Mesopotamia