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Seeds Of Fortune

Author : Sue Shephard
ISBN : 9781408837740
Genre : Gardening
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For over a century, and across five generations, the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of hundreds of new plants into gardens, conservatories and houses and were amongst the foremost European cultivators and hybridisers of their day. The story begins in 1768 when a Scotsman called John Veitch came to England to find his fortune, starting out as a gardener for the aristocracy. Realising that horticultural mania had begun to spread throughout the social classes, John's son, James, opened a nursery in Exeter and began to send some of the first commercial plant collectors into the Americas, Australia, India, Japan, China and the South Seas. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Veitch's had become key figures within the gardening establishment, involved with the Royal Horticultural Society from its beginnings and the great Chelsea Flower Show. Combining an historian's eye for detail with a flair for storytelling, Shephard charts the fortunes of one family and through them tells the fascinating story of the modern English garden.
Category: Gardening

Seeds Of Fortune

Author : H. Van Buren
ISBN : 9781587217463
Genre : Fiction
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Seeds of Fortune is the sympathetic study of a lonely, frustrated man who, as a boy, inherits his father s unfulfilled dreams. Harry Gresser yearns for success, wealth and respect. His strength lies in his ambition, his relentless will power and his consuming desire to be loved. His vulnerabilities stem from his bigotry, his blindly self-oriented nature and his genetic bent towards alcoholism. The conflicts running through the story center around whether or not Harry will succumb to these vulnerabilities or will ultimately find the love and happiness he so ardently craves. The book is divided into three parts involving twenty-six chapters, which are preceded by a prologue and followed by an epilogue. It is written in third person, past tense. In the Prologue, a raving man staggers down a stairway to the lower foyer of his luxurious home and then to his study. Moments later, he falls to his knees as a Samurai sword and Harry s belly become one. A smile softens Harry s frozen face as it reveals the mental flash he has just seen of his father the man he had idolized and pledged his life to so very long ago. Part One, Seeds of Many, reveals Harry as a young white boy growing up in a needy, lonely, loveless world in Philadelphia. Harry s grim, hard-bitten mother is sustaining the family by taking in laundry. His benign, loving father is a shiftless, fantasizing alcoholic, who before he dies, passes on his dreams to Harry. During these early years, Harry frowns and struggles while contending with a variety of pressures which nurtures his atheism and spawns his hostile and patronizing attitude towards the women and blacks in his life. Upbeat and determined, eighteen-year-old Harry leaves home to find his way. He becomes an Air Corps fighter pilot in World War II, where, in the jungles of Burma, his world suddenly becomes a nightmare. Fortuitously, an outgrowth of this experience produces George Archer, a man who in later years grows to be Harry s alter ego. After the war, Harry joins a Flying Circus as a civilian stunt pilot. He soon reverts to booze in order to cope with living on the edge. George Archer reenters Harry s life just in time to save him from a drunkard s lot by introducing him to the provocative spell of Monsignor Matthew Thomas. Part 2, Seeds of Money, moves Harry and George into Cleveland, Ohio, where they become co-owners of a run-down stamping plant. Over the next few years, the two men achieve preeminence and wealth as businessmen. As the years pass, however, Harry gradually comes to realize that success has not brought to him the self-contentment he craves even after he somewhat modifies his patronizing attitude toward women and gets married. In vain, he wonders why. But, like so many of his ilk, Harry s self-perpetuating bigotry blinds him whenever he looks in the mirror. A failed marriage and the sudden simultaneous death of George and Harry s young son produce within Harry a sense of lonely desperation and motivate him to abandon his current lifestyle. He experiences prenatural visits with his past, and these encounters, and the quandaries they precipitate, haunt Harry as he uproots himself from Cleveland. Part 3, Seeds of Change, finds Harry on the prowl to find the keys to his own happiness. The reality of his world starts changing absolutely, but so does the way Harry perceives what he is looking at. In Mississippi, Harry impulsively looks up his mother whom he had forsaken years before. Subsequently, it is the death of his mother and the love he finally feels emanating from her that brings together Harry and Melissa June, a tiny black woman with a magical touch and a devout outlook on life. Harry s obsessive intoleranc
Category: Fiction

Shattered Fortune

Author : Unique Everlasting
ISBN : 9781453552599
Genre : Fiction
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Rosa Roberts was a dedicated wife, loving her husband she supported every step he took in his life, she loved him through it all. Soon, she found deadly truths about her husband, David. When he turned against her and resulted to his death, she has felt a supernatural force that is now created a curse in her life. On the search for help and a solution she has connected with her sister, Anna that slowly reveals Rosas bloody fate.
Category: Fiction

Dendrology Cones Flowers Fruits And Seeds

Author : Marilena Idžojtić
ISBN : 9780128196458
Genre : Nature
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Dendrology: Cones, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds offers a comprehensive overview of the morphology of reproductive organs of woody plants of Europe in one resource. The book contains 2020 woody taxa (845 species, 58 subspecies, 38 varieties, 13 forms, 40 hybrids and 1026 cultivars), belonging to 400 genera and 121 families. It includes 447 taxa of trees and shrubs that are autochthonous in Europe and numerous ornamental species that originate from North America, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa, along with invasive woody species. Accompanied by thousands of original photographs, the book is designed to efficiently guide the reader to accurate identification. Other features include taxa organized in alphabetical order of their botanical names, flowering and fruiting time, mode of fruit or seed dispersal, and distribution range, making this a must-have reference for students and researchers in dendrology, botany, forestry, forest management and conservation, arboriculture and horticulture. Includes 2,020 taxa of trees and shrubs important for the European dendrology Provides detailed descriptions of reproductive organs and data on the reproductive biology of the described taxa Contains 6,644 original, high-quality photographs of habits, cones, flowers, fruits and seeds
Category: Nature

Daughter Of Good Fortune

Author : Chen Huiqin
ISBN : 9780295806020
Genre : History
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Daughter of Good Fortune tells the story of Chen Huiqin and her family through the tumultuous 20th century in China. She witnessed the Japanese occupation during World War II, the Communist Revolution in 1949 and its ensuing Land Reform, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the Reform Era. Chen was born into a subsistence farming family, became a factory worker, and lived through her village�s relocation to make way for economic development. Her family�s story of urbanization is representative of hundreds of millions of rural Chinese.
Category: History

Her New Year S Fortune

Author : Allison Leigh
ISBN : 9781460300671
Genre : Fiction
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It's New Year's Eve, and there are five Fortunes sitting at the bar—five single, way-too-handsome Fortunes dressed in wedding attire. It's enough to make any red-blooded single girl start thinking wistful thoughts—especially about Wyatt Fortune. Still, Sarah-Jane Early doesn't bother to fantasize. There's no way that wealthy, charismatic hunk would date a plain Jane like her…. They say New Year's is a time for new beginnings, and Wyatt Fortune is sorely in need of one. After some startling family news, he has vowed to sever all ties and start fresh in Red Rock. The beautiful young woman at the bar—Savannah, she tells him—is nothing more than a momentary diversion. But could this be a moment that leads to a lifetime?
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Parlay Your Ira Into A Family Fortune

Author : Ed Slott
ISBN : 1101202882
Genre : Business & Economics
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"America 's IRA expert"(Mutual Funds magazine) Ed Slott shows readers how to make the most out of their retirement plans. ? Achieve unlimited tax-free income after retirement and keep assets in the family ? Protect retirement funds from creditors, divorce, bankruptcy, lawsuits, or other problems that could expose it to loss ? Use a Roth IRA to build a tax-free fortune Slott's three-step strategy cuts through the tax laws and provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions for managing IRAs and other retirement income.
Category: Business & Economics

Seeds Of Decline

Author : Edward Charles
ISBN : 9781473831346
Genre : Fiction
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Lucrezia Tornabuoni, brought up in the Palazzo Medici alongside Cosimo's children, always expected to marry his charismatic younger son, Giovanni, but now in later life, she finds herself imprisoned in a loveless marriage with the gout-ridden elder son, Piero. Like Cosimo, she sees the future salvation of the family in the hands of her own son, Lorenzo the Magnificent, but how can she be sure he inherits the mantle before Piero ruins everything? For years she has groomed her son to be a great prince, and in the process to ignore the Medici Bank – whose wealth has funded the City and Republic of Florence. But now the economy is faltering, the money is running out, the burdens of leadership are becoming more onerous for her son, and she begins to question whether she has led him astray. Her difficulty is that in the closed society of Florence, there is no-one she can confide in. Then, while on a journey away from the city, she is approached by a young priest, Girolamo Savonarola, recently appointed to a teaching post in Florence and asking for guidance about the workings of Florentine society. In confessing the secrets of her family to this benign outsider, she is able to unburden herself of the various worries that plague her. But Savonarola may not be the simple monk he appears, his objectives proving troublesome in compatibility with Lucrezia's as the two characters hurtle towards a thrilling and unexpected ending.
Category: Fiction

The Trees Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : Henry John Elwes
ISBN : 9781108069328
Genre : History
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This well-illustrated seven-volume work (1906-13) covers the varieties, distribution, history and cultivation of tree species in the British Isles.
Category: History

Esoteric Medicine And Practical Magic

Author : Samael Aun Weor
ISBN : 9781934206980
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In ancient times, only the wisest were trusted with medical knowledge, for it bears power over life and death. The remedies and methods of those seers may have been abandoned by modern civilization, but they have been preserved, and retain their power. Throughout all of our most sacred traditions, it is known that Nature is the source for all genuine medicine. The teachings of Paracelsus, Galen, Tibetan tantras, and others all agree that a properly prepared individual can use Nature to cure any illness. Samael Aun Weor, founder of the International Gnostic Movement and author of more than sixty books, lived for many years in close contact with the mysterious natives of the Sierra Nevada of South America. He and his wife Litelantes compiled and verified the knowledge they had been given by the priests and doctors of that region, resulting in this book Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic. This practical manual gives hundreds of techniques and practices to awaken consciousness, perform healing for oneself and others, and return to the core medical knowledge of the ages. This work features treatments for an incredible variety of illnesses and conditions, such as cancer, asthma, the common cold, and leprosy.
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Growing Your Own Fruit And Veg For Dummies

Author : Geoff Stebbings
ISBN : 9781119992233
Genre : Gardening
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Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
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Seeds For Change

Author : Marly Cornell
ISBN : 0990620719
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Seeds for Change documents how Suri and Edda Sehgal, refugees who each escaped dangerous and difficult circumstances as children, came to America as young adults (from India and Germany respectively), met and fell in love, and went on to have more astonishing experiences as talented and visionary business leaders, generous philanthropists, and proud Americans. As a crop scientist, seedsman, and agricultural visionary, Suri became a respected and pivotal figure in the development of the global hybrid-seed industry. He and Edda have shared their resulting good fortune with those in need around the world. Their personal history is a chronicle of remarkable events and people, but most importantly, an enduring lifelong commitment to helping others that is their family legacy.

Good Fortune

Author : Noni Carter
ISBN : 1416998632
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ayanna Bahati lives in a small African village when she is brutally kidnapped, along with her mother and brother, and forced onto a slave ship to America. As Ayanna, renamed Anna, rises from the cotton fields to the master’s house, she finds the familial love she’s been yearning for—but she is also faced with more threats to her survival. Risking everything to escape the plantation, Anna makes it to the North and to freedom, eventually settling in the free black community of Hadson, Ohio, and educating herself to become a teacher. A moving account from a compelling new storyteller.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Global Fortune

Author : Ian Vásquez
ISBN : 1882577906
Genre : Business & Economics
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This collection of essays proposes improvements to the international financial system and evaluates the prospects that the recent conversion to global capitalism will be sustained.
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Nikolai S Fortune

Author : Solveig Torvik
ISBN : 9780295805542
Genre : Fiction
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As a child, Solveig Torvik heard stories of a lost, mysterious great-grandfather who left Finland for America to make his fortune - leaving Torvik�s great-grandmother and his unborn daughter behind. As a reporter, Torvik determined to discover the fate of the man who followed his dreams to Oregon. She uncovered not only the story of one man, but also the saga of an entire family. In Nikolai�s Fortune, a tale of Scandinavian women, the journalist turns fact into fiction and shares the tales of her ancestors as she imagines they would have told them. Nikolai's Fortune is a heartbreaking, multigenerational epic, chronicling family secrets and sufferings against the backdrop of Scandinavian history and culture. Blending memoir and historical fiction, grandmother, mother, and daughter each share their own story: Kaisa, of her mother�s love for Nikolai and her own 500-mile trek at the age of twelve from impoverished Finland across the snowy mountains of Lapland; Berit, of child slavery and an obsession with seeking out her grandfather�s fortune for her mother; and Hannah, the voice of Torvik, of her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Norway and her family�s emigration to Idaho. Through detailed historical research into census, church, and weather records, as well as academic and museum sources, Torvik recaptures a dramatic story nearly lost to memory and inherits something worth more than a fortune in riches � a sense of her family history, ethnic background, and the generations of remarkable women who came before her. Norwegian-born Solveig Torvik was a reporter, editor, and columnist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for thirty years. She was also a reporter for United Press International in Salt Lake City and for the San Francisco Chronicle, and an editor at the San Jose Mercury News.
Category: Fiction

Spells For The Solitary Witch

Author : Eileen Holland
ISBN : 1609255747
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Written by the best-selling author of The Wiccan Handbook, Spells for the Solitary Witch is clear and easy to follow. Spells for the Solitary Witch explains how to prepare and cast spells 87 spells in all together with the materials needed for each spell and the incantations to say that will ensure the best results. Tailored to the needs of solitary witches, Holland suggests alternatives to hard-to-find ingredients, as well as directions about where to find specific ingredients crucial to a spells success. "Solitary Witches," writes Holland, "are those who practice the Craft without a coven or other group. Some Witches are solitary because of circumstances, but the rest of us are solitary by choice...we feel no need to join a formal group. We like our independence and prefer the freedom to do things our own way..."
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A Formidable Fortune

Author : Vera Morrill
ISBN : 9781479724673
Genre : Fiction
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Three women from different backgrounds play their part in the moulding of Helen Calloway's character as she makes the transition from life in a cottage, to fame in the world of haute couture and a marriage which takes her across the sea.... The spinster for whom education is all; a Baroness, the epitome of charm and gentility and an Indian Princess, who reflects all that is best of her creed and culture. Set in the Edwardian era with the country. Moving towards war, Helen's changing fortunes reflect the shifting status of women, until finally accepted as full members of society.
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Fame Fortune

Author : Charles J. Fombrun
ISBN : 0130937371
Genre : Business & Economics
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Companies with strong reputations are better able to attract customers, investors, and quality employees-and to survive crises that would destroy weaker firms. Fame and Fortune shows how to quantitatively measure your company's reputation, estimate its business value, and systematically enhance it over both the short- and long-term. First, you'll learn how to benchmark your firm's reputation against key rivals in six key areas, ranging from product quality to emotional appeal. Next, you'll discover that the winners of global reputation surveys get to the top by following a set of core principles through which they build visibility, distinctiveness, consistency, authenticity, and transparency. Then, starting from where you are now, you'll learn how to implement genuine corporate initiatives that strengthen two-way dialogue with all your stakeholders, and build the "reputational capital" you will need to succeed-and thrive. Why reputations matter: the proof, in cold, hard cash. Quantifying the "unquantifiable": the value of your corporate image. The reputation audit: discovering where you stand. Six key measures of your corporate reputation. Using the "Reputation Value Cycle" to your advantage. Creating a "virtuous circle" in which reputation enhances business corporate value. Making it real: the elements of trustworthiness. Building and communicating authenticity, consistency, and transparency. Standing apart from the crowd. Improving your visibility and your distinctiveness. How FedEx did it: lessons for your organization. Reputational best practices from a company built on trust. Create quantifiable business value by building your company's reputation. The definitive business reputation guide for every corporate officer, strategist, corporate communicator, and marketing professional How to audit your reputation-and benchmark your competitor An integrated approach that cuts across communications, strategy, marketing, and organization Techniques for strengthening your reputation with investors, customers, partners, regulators, citizens, and employees Includes detailed tools from the Reputation Institute's own StellarRep(r) model, the world's #1 reputation management toolkit Companies with great reputations do better on virtually every business metric. Now, you have unprecedented access to a roadmap for building the kind of reputation you need and deserve. Drawing on unsurpassed experience and the field's best research, two leading experts illuminate reputation management for executives, business communicators, marketers, and strategists alike. You'll first review the powerful business case for actively managing your reputation. Next, you'll realistically assess where you stand in areas ranging from product quality to financial strength, vision to social responsibility... discovering how to make the most of your strengths as you overcome your weaknesses. The authors show that to improve reputation, you have to improve visibility, distinctiveness, authenticity, transparency, and consistency throughout the enterprise-not just in traditional silos like PR, advertising, or IR! Want the powerful business value that arises from a world-class reputation? One book will show you how to get it: Fame and Fortune. "A strong reputation is an enduring source of competitive advantage. In Fame and Fortune, Fombrun and van Riel show how successful companies mobilize the support of employees, consumers, and investors to strengthen their reputational capital. An excellent read!" --Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President & CEO, FedEx Corp.
Category: Business & Economics