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Friends of the Earth

(FOE) An international network of grassroots environmental groups in 70 countries, which was founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, and runs high‐profile campaigns ...

Friends of the Earth

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

...information on FOE activities and publications, with links to Web sites of national groups. Bibliography Burke, T. Friends of the Earth and the Conservation of Resources. In Pressure Groups in the Global System: The Transnational Relations of Issue-Oriented Non-Governmental Organizations , edited by P. Willets . London: Frances Pinter, 1982. Describes the origins of FOE and its activities in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the rest of the world. Jordan, G. , and W. Maloney . The Protest Business? Mobilizing Campaign Groups . Manchester and New York:...

Friends of the Earth

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... of the Earth ( FOE ) An international network of grassroots environmental groups in 70 countries, which was founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower , and runs high‐profile campaigns designed to raise public awareness of environmental issues. See also environmentalism ; pressure group...

Friends of the Earth International

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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43 words

... of the Earth International A non-governmental organization , Friends of the Earth International is a global federation of autonomous environmental organizations campaigning on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously promoting a shift towards sustainable development. See < www.foei.org...

Friends of the Earth

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

... of the Earth . An environmental pressure group, originating in the United States and existing in Britain since 1970 . It first became publicly prominent in a campaign of 1971 , in which thousands of disposable bottles were dumped on the doorstep of the soft drinks manufacturers Schweppes. By the mid-1990s it had branches in more than 30 countries. Protests and propaganda are furthered by public meetings, demonstrations and so on. Members are actively against all forms of pollution, developments that ruin the countryside and the destruction of wildlife....

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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12 words
Friends of the Earth

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
Friends of the Earth

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
Friends of the Earth

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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49 words
Friends of the Earth

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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42 words
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth  

(FOE)An international network of grassroots environmental groups in 70 countries, which was founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, and runs high‐profile campaigns designed to raise public ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,846 words
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Oxford University Press

...a robust evaluation of the utility of all existing groups in the population, which awarded top marks to the working classes, inverted the status pyramid of landed society, and challenged the rival middle-class vision of social value. ‘They only are productive members of society’, Gray insisted, ‘who apply their own hands either to the cultivation of the earth itself, or to the preparing or appropriating the produce of the earth to the uses of life.’ Everyone else was not only an ‘UNPRODUCTIVE’ member of society and a ‘DIRECT TAX upon the productive classes’...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,164 words
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Oxford University Press

...scholars. The main anti-Rowleians, the party bent on proving Chatterton a forger, were the circle of Thomas Gray , who still mustered the most respected literary scholars and cognoscenti of the day. In addition to Thomas Warton they included the historian of painting and historical novelist Horace *Walpole , to whom Chatterton had attempted to sell a manuscript, the song-collector Thomas Percy , and the future editor of *Shakespeare , Edmund *Malone . While some of Chatterton's ‘friends’, for example some Bristol antiquarians, did claim that the...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,837 words
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Oxford University Press

...of men were writing the history of the small rural parishes to which they were connected in some way or other. The first parish history to be published was the Revd White Kennett 's Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester and Other Adjacent Parts ( 1695 ), which concentrated almost exclusively on ecclesiastical and legal matters. A unique parish history was written a few years later, though it was probably intended only for a circle of friends and was not published until the 19th century. Richard Gough was a member of a...

Political Economy

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,138 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...1958; Claeys, G. , Thomas Paine: Social and Political Thought , Boston, 1989; Cookson, J. E. , The Friends of Peace: Anti-War Liberalism in England, 1793–1815 , Cambridge, 1982; Fetter, F. W. , The Economist in Parliament, 1760–1870 , Durham. 1980; Hilton, B. , The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1795–1865 , Oxford, 1988; Pocock, J. G. A. , ‘The Political Economy of Burke's Analysis of the French Revolution’, in his Virtue, Commerce and History , Cambridge, 1987; Poynter, J. R. , Society...

Democracy

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,165 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...to the First Reform Bill , Oxford, 1986; Goodwin, A. , The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution , London, 1979; McCalman, I. , Radical Underworld: Prophets, Revolutionaries, and Pornographers in London, 1795–1840 , Cambridge, 1988; Royle, E. , & Walvin, J. , English Radicals and Reformers 1760–1848 , Brighton, 1982; Stevenson, J. , Popular Disturbances in England 1700–1870 , London, 1979; Thompson, E. P. , The Making of the English Working Class (1963), Harmondsworth, 1968; Veitch, G. S. , The...

9 Missionary Printing

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,077 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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... ad 220 ( see 40 ). The bureaucracy of the Middle Kingdom, which was based on a highly centralized civil service examination, depended on the ready availability and wide distribution of books. This in turn created the need for thousands of printers and bookshops throughout the realm. Thus, when Michele Ruggieri and Matteo Ricci , the first two Italian Jesuit missionaries to compose works in literary Chinese, wished to have their books published, they turned to their friends among the literati, who made arrangements to have the printing done either in...

Possessives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,753 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...boy of Henry's’; ‘friends of my father's’; ‘hobbies of Jack's.’ It is useful in avoiding [an] ambiguity . . . : ‘Jane's picture’ is resolved either as ‘the picture of Jane’ or ‘the picture of Jane's.’” Porter G. Perrin , Writer's Guide and Index to English 625 ( Karl W. Dykema & Wilma R. Ebbitt eds., 4th ed. 1965 ). The double possessive appears in good writing and typically causes no trouble. Occasionally, however, it can be improved on—e.g.: “Many colleagues of Dr. Siegel's [read of Dr. Siegel's colleagues ] have said they were shocked by the...

friends

friends  

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Friends in high places people in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one's behalf.Friends of the Earth an international pressure group established in 1971 to campaign ...
A Christian Friend of the Earth

A Christian Friend of the Earth  

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Religion
Editor's Introduction: Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President of Friends of the Earth U.S., which is part of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest environmental advocacy network with ...
green movement

green movement  

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Campaign to preserve the environment, and to minimize pollution or destruction of the Earth's natural habitat. The green movement formed its own active pressure groups, Greenpeace and Friends of the ...

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