Scythe

Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472421

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--

The Scythe Book

operator than the long-handled scythe held in both hands. John Gerard, in his seventeenth-century Herball, recorded an accident wherein the mower made a wound to the bones, and withall very large and wide, and also with great effusion ...

Author: David Tresemer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811769860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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For the gardener, farmer, or homeowner, a good scythe is an efficient and enjoyable tool for cutting grasses and weeds and harvesting small grains. Author David Tresemer presents the results of years of research and practical experience so that the reader may learn to use and enjoy the scythe. In an age when most wonder how they can accomplish anything without the aid of electricity or gasoline, The Scythe Book shows how a traditional hand tool can often outperform more modern technology. This new edition includes an addendum on the practical use of the scythe by Peter Vido. Beginning with his recollections from boyhood in Slovakia, Vido shares what he has learned from European mowers and scythe-makers during trips to countries where scythes are still routinely used. He also provides detailed guidance on fitting the scythe (blade and snath) to the individual, care and repair of the blade, principles of movement, and much fascinating lore.

The Toll

With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1481497065

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 640

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In the highly anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that’s conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created? Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.

The Arc of a Scythe Trilogy

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781534461536

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1600

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Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. This collectible boxed set includes hardcover editions of: Scythe Thunderhead The Toll

The Arc of a Scythe Paperback Trilogy

Two teens must master the “art of killing” in this New York Times bestselling, Printz Honor–winning series from Neal Shusterman.

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781534461543

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1616

View: 585

Two teens must master the “art of killing” in this New York Times bestselling, Printz Honor–winning series from Neal Shusterman. Thou shalt not kill: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice with a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. When they try to break free of their roles, the two apprentices discover those in power will not peacefully relinquish their control. Can Citra and Rowan change things for the better without being silenced themselves? This collectible boxed set includes paperback editions of: Scythe Thunderhead The Toll

Thunderhead

“Intelligent and entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Even better than the first book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at ...

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1442472464

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 122

“Intelligent and entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Even better than the first book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology. Humans learn from their mistakes. I cannot. I make no mistakes. The Thunderhead is the perfect ruler of a perfect world, but it has no control over the scythedom. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Old foes and new enemies converge, and as corruption within the Scythedom spreads, Rowan and Citra begin to lose hope. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Gleanings

A collection of stories that span the time when humans live in a world without hunger, disease, or death and Scythes act as the living instruments of population control.

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534499970

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 754

A collection of stories that span the time when humans live in a world without hunger, disease, or death and Scythes act as the living instruments of population control.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living 40th Anniversary Edition

long, called a “snath,” and a long, gently curved blade, which is the “scythe” proper. ... For more on how to mow hay, chop weeds, and bring in small grains using hand tools, get The Scythe Book by David Tresemer (1980).

Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618410

Category: House & Home

Page: 2417

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From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix

Finding Death s Scythe

He was hunched over a book that had no title, face angled towards the unlit fire. Given the grey tone of everything else, Ernie was glad. It might have been challenging to explain colourless fire to the ghosts. “Your scythe,” Ernie said ...

Author: Jemma Weir

Publisher: Jemma Weir

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Being retired was supposed to be easy. No drama, no family, no problems. Ernie should have known better than to piss off Death. ​ Death's Scythe is missing, and he's refusing to collect any more ghosts until Ernie gives it back. ​ There's only one problem. Ernie didn't steal it. ​ Unfortunately, Death's Pride stops him from seeing any other answers. As the ghosts become a problem, Ernie has to choose: find the Scythe, or spend the rest of his retirement with people he couldn't stand when they'd been alive. ​ With the ghosts in tow, Ernie starts at the one place in town that a thief might visit. The Rabid Rabbit. The brawl was not his fault. ​ Ernie Smith and the Seven Deadly Sins is a series of short stories that will make you laugh and Ernie cry. ​ To steal a laugh, pick up this book today.

The Scything Handbook

Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain with a Scythe Ian Miller ... I eagerly read The Scythe Book by David Tresemer, which Elliott had recommended (at the time, the only book to deal with this tool).

Author: Ian Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926276

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 371

The Zen approach to mowing lawns, wacking weeds, harvesting crops, and building modern homesteader abs! Dreading the weekly law mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence. That is the power of the "scythe revolution" sweeping North America. Written by a master of the scythe, professionally trained in Austria, and drawing deeply on research into original German texts, The Scything Handbook brings centuries-old scything techniques into the twent-first century. Detailed illustrations cover scythe assembly, perfecting the stroke, blade selection, honing, peening, and aftercare, as well as background on how scythes are forged. Also covered are the basics of making hay and mulch by hand, and how to grow and harvest gains at the home and homestead scale for self-sufficiency. Scything promotes health, flexibility, mind-body connection, and a meditative contemplation of the natural world while producing beautiful lawns and luscious mulch for the modern gardener and homesteader. This is truly an heirloom tool to master. Join the scythe revolution! Ian Miller followed a career in music with a degree in Agroecology from UC Santa Cruz. During a two year stint on a biodynamic farm in Austria he learned how to scythe and delved into historic scything texts in German. He has worked for Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa and is developing a twemty-acre scythe-based homestead near Decorah, Iowa, where he grows his own grain for bread making and makes hay by hand.