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Love Is A Blade Of Grass

Author : James Rapp
ISBN : 1540425339
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A collection of poetry in eclectic styles centering on love and loss.

A Blade Of Grass

Author : Lewis DeSoto
ISBN : 0732278341
Genre : Race relations
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A story of two women's lives in the turmoil of Africa. Set on the border between South Africa and an unnamed country, A Blade of Grass tells the story of Marit Laurens, a young woman of British descent, recently orphaned and newly wed, who comes to live with her husband, Ben, on their new farm. As the days pass peacefully in this idyllic setting, the old traditions are maintained: Ben and Marit manage the farm, and their black workers cultivate the fields and tend the animals. But when guerrilla violence and tragedy visit their lives, Marit finds herself in a tug of war between the local Afrikaner community that surrounds the farm and the black workers who live on it. Frightened and confused, she turns to the only person who can offer her friendship, a person who is also alone in the world - her maid, Tembi. When Marit stubbornly determines to run the farm with Tembi's help, the encroaching civil war brings out their conflicting loyalties. The fight for the farm becomes a fight for their lives.As the novel proceeds to its devastating conclusion, it reveal a tale that is both terrifying and hopeful, offering a profound perspective on what it means to be black and white in a country where both live and feel entitlement. A Blade of Grass resonates with lyricism and deep insight, moving beyond its own time and place to become a universal story of the price of freedom.
Category: Race relations

One Blade Of Grass

Author : Henry Shukman
ISBN : 9781640092631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"If you've ever wondered how a messed up kid like you or me might master the wisdom of Zen, One Blade of Grass is the adventure for you. It's great company—and after reading it, you might recognize that you're further along than you imagined." —David Hinton, editor and translator of The Four Chinese Classics and author of The Wilds of Poetry One Blade of Grass tells the story of how a meditation practice gave Henry Shukman a context for integrating a sudden spiritual awakening into his life, and how his depression and anxiety were gradually healed through this practice. In sharing how he grew into a Zen teacher, Shukman demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language. Along the way, One Blade of Grass guides the reader on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us. One Blade of Grass recounts Shukman's journey from academia to life as a wandering poet and writer, until he finally settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now runs Mountain Cloud Zen Center. A child of professors at Oxford University, he received a classical humanist education, and threw himself onto the path to academia in order to cope with the pain of his parents' divorce and the chronic eczema that had plagued him since childhood—until one day as a young man he encountered a spontaneous, powerful awakening experience. By turns humorous and moving, this beautifully written memoir takes us on the journey of a lifetime—into the depths of our humanity, following an ancient path to freedom and love. "This heartfelt and beautifully written memoir provides one of the most insightful, informative, and honest accounts of Zen practice yet to appear in English." —Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Blade Of Grass

Author : Gladis DePree
ISBN : 031023641X
Genre : Devotional calendars
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A Blade Of Grass

Author : Mike Hodgson
ISBN : 9781839751035
Genre : Science
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Combining evidence and theory, this book questions whether plant life and creatures could all evolve from a few cells, all with their own individual DNA, each with the intelligence of a thousand computers built in. It discusses the Big Bang theory, where our world began, the beauty of creation and all the world’s elements. What happened 6,000 years ago that dramatically changed our world? In 1,500 years, humankind developed the ability not only to record history, but went from living in caves to building palaces. Something must have caused this change! Could it be God created a new Adam and Eve? Are Judaism, Christianity and Islam based on myth or reality? Are we a unique combination of mind, body and spirit? And finally, what is history, and how does it shape our interpretation of the world around us?
Category: Science

A Blade Of Grass

Author : June Zetter
ISBN : 9781609117832
Genre : Fiction
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In the year 2030, London is a cold, dreary place with no sunlight. Storms rage and gangs roam the streets at night. Buildings sit broken, decaying pieces of a once affluent city. The indigent carve out a life in this desolation, defending themselves, trying to feed their children and the others who live outside guarded compounds, while the wealthy leave safely on spaceships to other planets that offer livable conditions-other places that they can destroy over centuries, as they did this one. Robots help make human beings into slaves. Global warming has destroyed the infrastructure of every city on Earth and the less fortunate are left to clean up the mess. June Zetter's eerie and foretelling novel introduces a host of characters that work together to take care of each other and to provide for their families. What will happen to the last inhabitants of London? Will they recover and will the human race ever understand that in order to protect our future, we must take care of our planet's precious resources? Zetter's fiction reads like a real-life thriller that gives credibility to the idea of global warming and climate change. With sharp dialogue, believable characters, and a plotline that expertly combines fiction with future, you'll want to settle in for the weekend-A Blade of Grass is a riveting read. June Zetter is a fulltime writer. Ms. Zetter is currently writing her next novel and lives in London, England. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ABladeOfGrass.htm
Category: Fiction

A Blade Of Grass

Author : H. R. Maly
ISBN : 9781452575971
Genre : Self-Help
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A Blade of Grass: A Journey Transcending Grief and Loss is the story of a father's journey with his fifteen-year-old son, Daniel, who dies of cancer. It captures the agony, courage, and love a family experiences during a three-year battle trying to save him. It is rich with vivid flashbacks detailing how a father, devastated by the loss of a son, struggles through untenable life situations and finally re-invents himself as a means of personal survival. Confronting alcoholism, deep anger, and resentment toward his church and his God, he emerges with a profound clarity of purpose in life, supported by a deepened spirituality based on love and forgiveness. The author shares insights gained through meditation and the use of powerful affirmations, which provide the backdrop of how he moved beyond the morass of confusion and doubt to a life of serenity and peace.
Category: Self-Help

A Single Blade Of Grass

Author : Ellen Grace O'Brian
ISBN : 0966051831
Genre : Religion
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How Does A Single Blade Of Grass Thank The Sun

Author : Doretta Lau
ISBN : 9780889712997
Genre : Fiction
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Building on the success of the Journey Prize-shortlisted title story, the stories of How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? present an updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian. Lau alludes to the personal and political histories of a number of young Asian Canadian characters to explain their unique perspectives of the world, artfully fusing pure delusion and abstract perception with heartbreaking reality. Correspondingly, the book’s title refers to an interview with Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, who when asked about the Shanghai Sharks, the team that shaped his formative sporting years, responded, “How does a single blade of grass thank the sun?” Lau’s stories feature the children and grandchildren of immigrants, transnational adoptees and multiracial adults who came of age in the 1990s—all struggling to find a place in the Western world and using the only language they know to express their hopes, fears and expectations.
Category: Fiction

Every Blade Of Grass

Author : Thomas Wharton
ISBN : 0993902901
Genre : Fiction
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A novel of letters. A book of wonders. A story of love, loss, and life on Earth. It begins in the pre-internet age with a letter left at the front desk of a hotel in Iceland. The recipient, Martha Geddes, is a neophyte journalist from New York, the sender, James Weaver, a young ecologist from Vancouver. Over the years, while James roams the world and Martha stays close to home, they share their love for the oddities, surprises, and marvels of nature through letters. When tragedy occurs, words from a distance may not be enough to help a friend find the way back from the darkness. A compelling historical fiction. A romance unlike any you've read before. A love letter to the planet. Every Blade of Grass takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through grief and loss to a reawakening to life. A life-affirming new novel from the best-selling author of Icefields, Salamander, and the Perilous Realm Trilogy.
Category: Fiction

Van Gogh And God

Author : Cliff Edwards
ISBN : 0829406212
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explore the depth of this brilliant and tortured artist's spirituality and find a new Van Gogh--philosopher of life, unorthodox theologian, and determined seeker of global spirituality.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

For His Glory

Author : Karen Posney
ISBN : 9781469107943
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Cell Phone Science

Author : Michele Sequeira
ISBN : 9780826349699
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Their buzzes, beeps, bells, and tunes have disrupted countless classes, movies, and meals; public auditoriums now have signs posted prominently asking people to turn their cell phones off; cities such as Santa Fe have banned their use in automobiles. But these little connection gadgets have become ubiquitous because they are so useful-many would blanch at the thought of losing their cell phone. Cell phones are useful because of the science, technology, and design that are blended to make them function. In this work, authors Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal help young people explore this now-commonplace, socially important gadget that connects today's youth with their friends. The underlying science and technologies, and some of the history that has influenced the development of cell phones, are discussed. Emphasis is given to building science and technology concepts through simple analogies with commonplace items and ideas.
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The Analyst And The Mystic

Author : Sudhir Kakar
ISBN : 0226422836
Genre : Psychology
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"This work is of importance for psychoanalysts and scholars of the psychology of religion. Kakar makes a scholarly and significant contribution to the objectification of what psychoanalysis and Hindu mystical tradition have in common."—Ana Maria Rizzuto, Tufts University
Category: Psychology

Louis Kahn

Author : Anonimo
ISBN : 156898149X
Genre : Architecture
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First ed. published as: Louis I. Kahn: talks with students. 1969.
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The Gift

Author : Charles Duane Shiplett
ISBN : 9781469117041
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Twelve year old Ellie convinces her brother for his support to investigate a fireball. As it happens they rescue a spaceman who rewards each with means to boost their talent. However they discover boosting takes some doing. Meanwhile, the spaceman needs them to recover a mis-placed chip, but having the same idea are ugly yellow creatures from outer space.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Jane Goodall

Author : EPUB 2-3
ISBN : 9781438148199
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Locke On Essence And Identity

Author : C.H. Conn
ISBN : 9789400710054
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a study of John Locke's metaphysics of organisms and persons, with particular emphasis on his theory of identity through time and his conventionalism with respect to kinds and essences. After presenting three arguments for thinking that the organisms and persons in Locke's ontology have both spatial and temporal extent, the author argues that on a four-dimensional ontology there is no contradiction between Locke's theory of identity and his rejection of essentialism.
Category: Philosophy

The Collected Works Of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Six

Author : Chogyam Trungpa
ISBN : 0834821559
Genre : Religion
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.
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Killer Koalas From Outer Space And Lots Of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode

Author : Andy Griffiths
ISBN : 9781466827677
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Surprise, absurdity, and laugh-out-loud humor are the hallmarks of this New York Times-bestselling author, and in Killer Koalas from Outer Space, Griffiths offers up a collection of ridiculous stories featuring zombie kittens, rocket stealing ants, and of course, killer koalas from outer space.
Category: Juvenile Fiction