The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Michael Perry
ISBN-10 9780062239099
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember meets Louis Sachar's Holes in this imaginative and hilarious middle grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry. When the world started to fall apart, the government gave everyone two choices: move into the Bubble Cities…or take their chances outside. Maggie's family chose to live in the world that was left behind. Deciding it's time to grow up and grow tough, Maggie rechristens herself "Ford Falcon"—a name inspired by the beat-up car she finds at a nearby junkyard. Ford's family goes to this junkyard to scavenge for things they can use or barter with the other people who live OutBubble. Her family has been able to survive this brave new world by working together. But when Ford comes home one day to discover her home ransacked and her family missing, she must find the strength to rescue her loved ones with the help of some unlikely friends. The Scavengers is a wholly original tween novel that combines an action-packed adventure, a heartfelt family story, and a triumphant journey of self-discovery in a world where one person's junk is another person's key to survival. Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan, raves "Michael Perry pulls out all the stops in this colorful tale."

The Scavengers Manifesto

The Scavengers  Manifesto Author Anneli Rufus
ISBN-10 9781101024768
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Destined to become the bible for a bold new subculture of eco-minded people who are creating a lifestyle out of recycling, reusing, and repurposing rather than buying new. An exciting new movement is afoot that brings together environmentalists, anticonsumerists, do-it-yourselfers, bargain-hunters, and treasure-seekers of all stripes. You can see it in the enormous popularity of many websites: millions of Americans are breaking free from the want-get-discard cycle by which we are currently producing approximately 245 million tons of waste every day (that's 4.5 pounds per person, per day!). In The Scavengers' Manifesto, Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson invite readers to discover one of the most gratifying (and inexpensive) ways there is to go green. Whether it's refurbishing a discarded wooden door into a dining-room table; finding a bicycle on freecycle.org; or giving a neighbor who just had a baby that cute never-used teddy bear your child didn't bond with, in this book Rufus and Lawson chart the history of scavenging and the world-changing environmental and spiritual implications of "Scavenomics," and offer readers a framework for adopting scavenging as a philosophy and a way of life.

Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger Author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
ISBN-10 9781627795265
Year 2015-06-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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A New York Times-Bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too. This title has Common Core connections.

The Scavengers of Graveny Marsh

The Scavengers of Graveny Marsh Author L.W. Hewitt
ISBN-10 9781310254772
Year 2014-12-05
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher L.W. Hewitt
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The stables stood since Elizabethan times on the grounds of Whitstable Castle in Kent. There was a time when the trumpets of war sounded the stables' grooms fitted the castle mounts for battle. That was before the Great War. Before machine guns, mustard gas, and aeroplanes. It was a glorious time, at least in the myths woven to disguise the blood and screams of men and horses dying in battle. This new war - with its machines and radios - had little use for the stone stables. Officers no longer rode their mounts into battle, swords held high. The Remount Service no longer scavenged the countryside commandeering every draft horse, leaving the peasants to plow the fields with only the sweat of their backs. For the first time in centuries there was a war, and quiet in the stables of Whitstable Castle. Until the Americans arrived.

The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Donna McIntosh
ISBN-10 9781925222982
Year 2016-07-15
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher Wayward Ink Publishing
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Three college professors—Walter, a straightlaced, no nonsense ex-marine; Nick, a fun-loving Texan whose one belief in life is that people should have more fun; and David, a twenty-something boy genius who’s brilliant in his field of study but totally clueless outside of the classroom—must face an apocalyptic disaster and struggle for survival. Two of them fall in love. One will figure out something of vital importance.

The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Gen Griffin
ISBN-10
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Gen Griffin
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It has been 28 years, 14 weeks and 9 days since a virus turned more than half of the world's human population into zombies. More than 95 percent of the population died within 6 months of the initial infection. Those who survived holed up wherever they could find safety. My parents found safety in the Cube, a building that was originally built as a prison for violent criminals. Mom and Dad always told me the sacrifices we made to live in the Cube were worth it because we were safe. Its been 13 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes since my parents disappeared without a trace from our apartment inside the Cube. I'm going to leave the Cube for the first time today. Maybe I'll find my parents. Maybe, I'll be eaten by the zombies.

Haiti Wyclef Jean The Scavengers

Haiti  Wyclef Jean   The Scavengers Author Jacques Guillaume & Jean Jocelyn
ISBN-10 1450286887
Year 2011-01-26
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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THE WORDS OF WYCLEF JEAN: “I want to assure my countrymen that I will continue to work for Haiti’s renewal; though the board has determined that I am not a resident of Haiti, home is where the heart is—and my heart has and will always be in Haiti. This ruling just tells me that I can’t officially seek the office of president. More importantly, there is no one who can tell me to stop my work in Haiti, and there is no one who could. I think of my daughter, Angelina, and it makes me want to redouble my efforts to help give all the children in Haiti better days. I also want to honor the memory of my father, a minister; I know that he would tell me that even though I’ve faced a setback, I must continue in all my good-faith efforts to help Haiti turn a corner to a better and brighter future. Do not think that my role in the future of Haiti is over; it’s just a different role than I had anticipated it to be.”

The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Mike Parker
ISBN-10 1440481768
Year 2008-12-29
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher
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Tyrfingr. Its appearing portends the end of the world...or the beginning of a new age. Some believe it to be a grimoire, a book of ancient evil with the power to divide the truth from lies, light from darkness, bone from marrow, the soul from the spirit. Some say it even has the power to raise the dead back to life. Others claim it to be the marvelous Sword of Light - the sword that could only be drawn from its resting place on the Corner Stone beneath the Dome of the Rock by the hand of the true king, who will himself return from the dead to deliver mankind at its darkest hour. One thing is sure - whoever holds Tyrfingr rules the world. Two men long for its power. Only one can pull it from the Stone.

The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Bill Knox
ISBN-10 1845294718
Year 2007
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher
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Since Webb Carrick, of the Scottish Fishery Protection Service, has had trouble before with the master of the Tecta, he isn't surprised that the Norwegian trawler has once again sliced through another boat's fishing nets. But among the masses of struggling fish in the Tecta's nets is a larger, motionless form - the body of a diver.

The World s Scavengers

The World s Scavengers Author Martin Medina
ISBN-10 9780759113800
Year 2007-05-03
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Rowman Altamira
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Medina tells us that up to 2% of the urban population in developing countries survives by salvaging materials from waste for recycling, which represents up to 64 million scavengers in the world today. Despite these numbers, we know little about the impact of scavenging on global capitalism development. The author examines its historical evolution and its linkages with formal and informal sector productive activities in capitalist and non-capitalist societies, in case studies from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Egypt, the Philippines, and India. His new book radically alters popular perceptions on scavenging, demonstrating that many widely-held beliefs are wrong: scavenging is not primarily the activity of the poor nor is it a strictly marginal activity; the economic impact of scavenging is significant and can increase industrial competitiveness; and scavenging can be compatible with a sustainable waste management system. Scavenging represents an adaptive response to poverty, yet at the same time it can be a resource to cities, whose contributions should be recognized and understood.