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1: Introduction

Friis-Hansen, E. CABI PDF

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Introduction

Esbern Friis-Hansen

Towards Implementation of Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural Africa

Climate change is widely acknowledged to be one of the fundamental challenges facing Africa and the entire world in the 21st century. In its fifth assessment, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents overwhelming scientific evidence that human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases are changing the global climate (IPCC, 2013).

Climate change mitigation of CO2 emissions is a global challenge, and the narratives of how to conceptualize climate change mitigation and adaptation and how to act on this knowledge are being negotiated in the Conference of the Parties

(COP) under the United Nations Framework

Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

During the 21st COP held in Paris in 2015, global agreement was reached on a new clear roadmap for reaching US$100 billion of international finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation for developing countries by

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Patterns

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

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Days Gone By, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

O THE days gone by! O the days gone by!

The apples in the orchard, and the pathway through the rye;

The chirrup of the robin, and the whistle of the quail

As he piped across the meadows sweet as any nightingale;

When the bloom was on the clover, and the blue was in the sky,

And my happy heart brimmed over, in the days gone by.

In the days gone by, when my naked feet were tripped

By the honeysuckle tangles where the water-lilies dipped,

And the ripples of the river lipped the moss along the brink,

Where the placid-eyed and lazy-footed cattle came to drink,

And the tilting snipe stood fearless of the truant’s wayward cry

And the splashing of the swimmer, in the days gone by.

O the days gone by! O the days gone by!

The music of the laughing lip, the lustre of the eye;

The childish faith in fairies, and Aladdin’s magic ring—

The simple, soul-reposing, glad belief in everything,—

When life was like a story, holding neither sob nor sigh,

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Old Hay-Mow, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

THE Old Hay-mow’s the place to play

Fer boys, when it’s a rainy day!

I good-’eal ruther be up there

Than down in town, er anywhere!

When I play in our stable-loft,

The good old hay’s so dry an’ soft,

An’ feels so fine, an’ smells so sweet,

I ’most ferget to go an’ eat.

An’ one time wunst I did ferget

To go ’tel dinner was all et,—

An’ they had short-cake—an’—Bud he

Hogged up the piece Ma saved fer me!

Nen I won’t let him play no more

In our hay-mow where I keep store

An’ got hen-eggs to sell,—an’ shoo

The cackle-un old hen out, too!

An’ nen, when Aunty she was here

A-visitun from Rensselaer,

An’ bringed my little cousin,—he

Can come up there an’ play with me.

But, after while—when Bud he bets

’At I can’t turn no summersetts,—

I let him come up, ef he can

Ac’ ha’f-way like a gentleman!

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Back to School

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

The outfit for the first day seems to always be top of mind. Now that you are learning to sew and craft, you can make your outfit like no one else’s and really stand out. Sound fun?

Let’s make this outfit a reflection of you and your style. Maybe you are inspired by one of the mood boards or fashion illustrations you made. In this section the outfit is all about a playful and chic skirt paired with a cardigan (a sweater that opens in the front) and fun accessories you can make and style.

Let’s do a little designing before we get started.

Here is a sketch of the outfit we will make. Grab some markers or colored pencils, and maybe some fabric swatches too, and color, doodle, and show how you would like your outfit to look. Then we can get to stitching. On the following pages I show you the steps to make it!

WHAT YOU NEED

½ to ¾ yard each of 2 different fabrics*

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide

Basic sewing supplies

Pattern or kraft paper

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"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.

In this paper I want to bring into dialogue William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses and Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools. At first glance the two novels appear to have nothing to do with each other: Go Down, Moses, which appeared in 1942, focuses on the lives of an extended family in rural Mississippi over the course of more than a hundred years; and Ship of Fools, which appeared in 1962, follows the complicated interactions of various shipmates on a 1930s voyage across the Atlantic. While I am not suggesting any specific matters of influence—Porter clearly knew the work of Faulkner, but I’ve yet to find any evidence that she had read Go Down, Moses—the two novels (both of which had their origins in the late 1930s, despite their vastly different publication dates) dovetail in terms of several key concerns and themes, particularly regarding issues of idealism, responsibility to history and one’s community, and what might be called the negative collusion with evil. Especially striking are the parallels between two principal characters, Faulkner’s Ike McCaslin and Porter’s Dr. Schumann. In my discussion here, I want to focus primarily on these two figures, and particularly on the way that the noble, but finally misguided, idealism of Ike McCaslin sheds light on Dr. Schumann’s similarly admirable but ultimately flawed commitment to a principled life. Typically understood as the moral center of Ship of Fools, Dr. Schumann emerges in this reading as more complicated and less trustworthy, not the moral compass of the novel but finally another of its foolish denizens.

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Fun with Friends

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

I bet that for many of you, one of your favorite things to do is spend time with your friends. I bet it doesn’t matter whether it’s during school, after school, or on weekends. Anytime is a good time with your BFF or bestie! Am I right?

Now, what to wear for this good time? Why not design and make an outfit yourself? Now that you are learning to sew and design, you can really create whatever style you like. And when your friends say, “I LOVE that!” and ask, “Where did you get it?” you can proudly say, “I made it!” You could even invite your friends to sew with you. How great is it to come up with ideas together and share them?

In this section, you will make and style a few basic clothing items and accessories. Show off your creative style; it will surely be Fun with Friends.

WHAT YOU NEED

1–1½ yards of knit fabric (Check your size, to figure out how much fabric to buy.)

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide (See Let’s Prep, Step 4, to figure out how much you need.)

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Yo-Yo Garland

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Yo-Yo Garland

What Do I Need?

Fabric scraps slightly larger than the pattern pieces (approximately 8˝ × 8˝ for the large yo-yo and 6˝ × 6˝ for the small yo-yo)

Basic sewing supplies

TIP

I have included patterns for 2 different sizes of yo-yo circles just in case you want to vary the design of the garland a little. The large finished yo-yo is approximately 3¼˝ in diameter, and the small finished yo-yo is approximately 2¼˝ in diameter.

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

• Sewing a whipstitch

Prepare the Pieces

Trace the large and small yo-yo template patterns on paper and cut out. Use the patterns to cut a few circles out of fabric in varying sizes.

Let’s Make It

1.Thread an arm’s length of button thread into the needle and knot the end about 2˝ from the end.

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Notes on Contributors

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Thomas Austenfeld is Professor of American Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor of English Literature emerita at Eckerd College, Florida.

Dimiter Daphinoff is Professor of English Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Joachim Knape is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Beth Alvarez is Curator of Literary Manuscripts emerita at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. is Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Christine Hait is Professor of English at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C.

Anne-Marie Scholz is Adjunct Professor of American Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Alexandra Subramanian is Adjunct Professor of English at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Squeaky Dog Bone

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Squeaky Dog Bone

What Do I Need?

¼ yard of canvas-type fabric

Dog toy squeaker (available at pet stores and online)

Polyester stuffing

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a whipstitch

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the Dog Bone pattern to cut 1 complete bone piece from the canvas fabric. The pattern shows only half a bone. To make a full bone template, fold a large piece of paper in half, place the fold on the dotted center line of the pattern, and trace. Cut out the template and open it up.

2.Cut another piece of canvas to measure 8˝ × 15˝ for the backing.

Let’s Make It

Lay the fabric bone on top of the backing fabric with right sides together and pin in place.

Mark a 3˝ no-sew zone along a straight edge of the bone (refer to the pattern piece for the markings).

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Curly Locks

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

CURLY Locks! Curly Locks! wilt thou be mine?

Thou shalt not wash the dishes, nor yet feed the swine,—

But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,

And feast upon strawberries, sugar and cream.

Curly Locks! Curly Locks! wilt thou be mine?

The throb of my heart is in every line,

And the pulse of a passion as airy and glad

In its musical beat as the little Prince had!

Thou shalt not wash the dishes, nor yet feed the swine!—

O I’ll dapple thy hands with these kisses of mine

Till the pink of the nail of each finger shall be

As a little pet blush in full blossom for me.

But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,

And thou shalt have fabric as fair as a dream,—

The red of my veins, and the white of my love,

And the gold of my joy for the braiding thereof.

And feast upon strawberries, sugar and cream

From a service of silver, with jewels agleam,—

At thy feet will I bide, at thy beck will I rise,

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Winter Fancies

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

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WINTER without

And warmth within;

The winds may shout

And the storm begin;

The snows may pack

At the window pane,

And the skies grow black,

And the sun remain

Hidden away

The livelong day—

But here—in here is the warmth of May!

Swoop your spitefullest

Up the flue,

Wild Winds—do!

What in the world do I care for you?

O delightfullest

Weather of all,

Howl and squall,

And shake the trees till the last leaves fall!

The joy one feels,

In an easy chair,

Cocking his heels

In the dancing air

That wreathes the rim of a roaring stove

Whose heat loves better than hearts can love,

Will not permit

The coldest day

To drive away

The fire in his blood, and the bliss of it!

Then blow, Winds, blow!

And rave and shriek,

And snarl and snow

Till your breath grows weak—

While here in my room

I ’m as snugly shut

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Super-Cute Gadget Case

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Super-Cute Gadget Case

Finished Size: Approximately 9¼˝ × 12¼˝

What Do I Need?

Fat quarter of quilting fabric for the outer case (see Fat Quarter)

Fat quarter of cotton fabric for the lining

⅛ yard of fabric for the handle

15˝ × 24˝ of cotton quilt batting

10˝ of colored ribbon or elastic (½˝–1˝ wide)

2 metal clasps called trigger snap hooks (These can be found in a hardware store.)

Button, ⅝˝–¾˝ size (You may want to wait to choose the button until after sewing the bag to be sure you have a button that will fit in the loop.)

Basic sewing supplies

TIP

Look for a quilting fabric with a geometric design or even a fun plaid or check. You will be stitching on the fabric, and it looks super cute if you have a bold pattern to follow.

special skills

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Scrappy Patchy Pencil Cup

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Scrappy Patchy Pencil Cup

What Do I Need?

Scraps at least 7˝ long of fun fabric

Mason jar (We used a jar measuring 6½˝ tall, but you can use any size for this project.)

¼ yard of plain canvas fabric for the backing

Fun-colored sewing machine thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use a tape measure to measure the jar from the base to just under the lid area. Now add ½˝ and write that measurement down. It will be the height of your cover. (My jar measures 5½˝, with the addition of ½˝ to make a measurement of 6˝.)

2.Measure around the circumference of the jar. Add ¾˝ and write down the measurement. (Mine is 12¼˝, with the addition of ¾˝ to make a measurement of 13˝.)

3.Cut the canvas the height and width of the measurements that you wrote down in Steps 1 and 2. (In my case, 6˝ × 13˝.)

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On the Sunny Side

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

HI and whoop-hooray, boys!

Sing a song of cheer!

Here’s a holiday, boys,

Lasting half a year!

Round the world, and half is

Shadow we have tried;

Now we’re where the laugh is,—

On the sunny side!

Pigeons coo and mutter,

Strutting high aloof

Where the sunbeams flutter

Through the stable roof.

Hear the chickens cheep, boys,

And the hen with pride

Clucking them to sleep, boys,

On the sunny side!

Hear the clacking guinea;

Hear the cattle moo;

Hear the horses whinny,

Looking out at you!

On the hitching-block, boys,

Grandly satisfied,

See the old peacock, boys,

On the sunny side!

Robins in the peach-tree;

Bluebird in the pear;

Blossoms over each tree

In the orchard there!

All the world’s in joy, boys,

Glad and glorified

As a romping boy, boys,

On the sunny side!

Where’s a heart as mellow?

Where’s a soul as free?

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