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A Slow Passion

Author : Ruth Brooks
ISBN : 9781408826591
Genre : Nature
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When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks posed this question: Do snails have a homing instinct? The nation was gripped by the unexpected thesis and by Ruth's online diaries, which catalogued her trials and tribulations as she got to grips with these slimy little gastropods. A Slow Passion is Ruth's story, with anecdotes and misadventures galore. What starts out as a ruthless vendetta against the snails that are decimating her hostas becomes a journey of discovery into the whys and wherefores of snail life. When Ruth dumps a group of the worst offending snails in a far-off wood, she decides to paint their shells with nail varnish, just to see what happens. And guess what, they come back home. This is the beginning of an obsession that sees the grandmother-turned-scientist prowling about and pouncing on the snails in her garden, sneaking off on night-time missions to repatriate bucketloads of painted snails, reading up on the sex-life of snails (which turns out to be unexpectedly romantic) and, eventually, sending off the application to a national competition for home science. With charming illustrations, A Slow Passion is a sweet, funny and surprising investigation into the hidden life of snails, which will change the way you look at the smaller (and slower) things in life.
Category: Nature

Stop Motion Passion Process And Performance

Author : Barry J C Purves
ISBN : 9781136140624
Genre : Art
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Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.
Category: Art

Slow Cooker 500 Recipes

Author : Sara Lewis
ISBN : 9780600631842
Genre : Cooking
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Discover just how versatile a slow cooker can be with the new Slow Cooker: 500 Recipes. With 500 recipes to choose from, this tome of slow cooker recipes will fail to disappoint. Featuring sixteen chapters and packed with delicious recipes, you will find a dish to suit any occassion. All you have to do is leave your ingredients to cook throughout the day or overnight, and there will always be a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a busy day.
Category: Cooking

Hamlyn All Colour Cookery 200 More Slow Cooker Recipes

Author : Sara Lewis
ISBN : 9780600623519
Genre : Cooking
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Having limited time to spend in the kitchen need not mean beans on toast every night. With a slow cooker and minimal preparation time you can rustle up delicious stews, sauces and soups, as well as indulgent sweet treats. Simply leave your ingredients to cook throughout the day or overnight, and there will always be a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a busy day. In our second volume of slow cooker recipes in the Hamlyn All Colour series, we show you how versatile a slow cooker really is. Why not treat yourself to a Red pepper, sage and chorizo frittata, a fish terrine or a Salmon and asparagus risotto? And if you thought desserts were not for slow cooking, think again! Here we show you how to create a mouthwatering collection of treats, including; Hot banana and chocolate mousses, Date and ginger syrup pudding and Blueberry and lemon curd upside down puddings.
Category: Cooking

Evidence Of Passion

Author : Cynthia Eden
ISBN : 9780373697779
Genre : Fiction
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Trusting the wrong man had almost cost EOD agent Rachel Mancini her life. Now, years later, the killer's back to make the hit he missed. But he won't succeed while Rachel's gorgeous partner, Dylan Foxx, is on the case. He's been the sexy ex-lawyer's friend for years and will do anything to keep her safe.
Category: Fiction

The Passion Of Meter

Author : Brennan O'Donnell
ISBN : 0873385101
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a study of Wordsworth's metrical theory and his practice in the art of versification. It provides a detailed treatment of what Wordsworth calls the innumerable minutiae that the art of the poet depends upon and of the broader vision to which these minutiae contribute.
Category: Literary Criticism

Rage Of Passion

Author : Lea Marie
ISBN : 9781469170381
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty three year old FAITH HEART lived a quiet life in her home town of Rosebay, but a day at the town fair would change her life forever when a handsome man walked into her life. JAMES CARTER had a smile that would melt any girls heart and Faith fell instantly in love but little did she know James was harbouring a secret and when the truth revels itself it sends her broken heart into a tail spin to hell. Until she met LANCE MILLER or so she thought, throwing her fate into JAMES CARTERS hands all over again.
Category: Fiction

Of Time Passion And Knowledge

Author : Julius Thomas Fraser
ISBN : 0691024375
Genre : Philosophy
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"Only a wayfarer born under unruly stars would attempt to put into practice in our epoch of proliferating knowledge the Heraclitean dictum that men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed.'" Thus begins this remarkable interdisciplinary study of time by a master of the subject. And while developing a theory of "time as conflict", J. T. Fraser does offer "many things indeed"--an enormous range of ideas about matter, life, death, evolution, and value. "This is an extremely valuable and unusual book--original, witty, and aware of immense ranges of contemporary thought". --David Park, Washington Post Book World "This is an important book about an important subject, the nature of time. . . . [Fraser] draws upon the spectrum of disciplines and illustrates that the theme of time can provide a common ground for discourse between specializations. The coverage is wide, and the book is tightly packed with information, but Fraser's driving enthusiasm makes it interesting and enriching". --Francis C. Haber, American Scientist
Category: Philosophy

Flames Of Passion

Author : Kayla Perrin
ISBN : 9781460344736
Genre : Fiction
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Their spark is burning hot… Betrayed by love in the past, Nya Lowe has vowed to steer clear of future heartbreak. But when she sees her deceitful ex at a party, she does something totally out of character and puts the moves on sexy San Diego firefighter Tyler Johansen. Her payback plan backfires when her counterfeit "boyfriend" starts breaking down her defenses…kiss by sizzling kiss. Tyler risks his life every day, but he isn't ready to gamble with his heart again. Yet ever since the sultry photographer kissed him, all he wants is to keep Nya in his arms. As they stoke the flames of a dangerous desire, a suspicious fire and near-fatal collision raise the stakes for them. Will they both be burned again? Or can they trust each other enough to turn their pretend romance into a forever love?
Category: Fiction

Eve Of Passion

Author : A.C. Arthur
ISBN : 9781460340790
Genre : Fiction
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The Silk Sisters—longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki—have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. And in the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there's an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy. Premier event planner Janelle Howerton swore off dating after college. Now her father wants her to make nice with an influential donor to his congressional campaign. After all, it's just one date…. Billionaire Ballard Dubois wants to help Darren Howerton win the election. But he wants Darren's daughter more—and his desires seldom go unfulfilled. Suddenly "one date" quickly spirals into a hot relationship, and celebrity gossip sites crown them the new "it" couple. And when Ballard proposes all of a sudden, Janelle shocks herself by saying…yes! As the wedding date looms, Janelle and Ballard wonder: Is this marriage a mere political ploy? Or could this become a real, lifelong love?
Category: Fiction