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The Book Of Leaves

Author : Allen J. Coombes
ISBN : 9780226176864
Genre : Nature
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Of all our childhood memories, few are quite as thrilling, or as tactile, as those of climbing trees. Scampering up the rough trunk, spying on the world from the cool green shelter of the canopy, lying on a limb and looking up through the leaves at the summer sun almost made it seem as if we were made for trees, and trees for us.Even in adulthood, trees retain their power, from the refreshing way their waves of green break the monotony of a cityscape to the way their autumn transformations take our breath away. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the trees that have enriched our lives finally get their full due, through a focus on the humble leaves that serve, in a sense, as their public face. The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which it’s found. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each tree and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Henry’s Maple, for instance, found in China and named for an Irish doctor who collected leaves there, bears little initial resemblance to the statuesque maples of North America, from its diminutive stature to its unusual trifoliolate leaves. Or the Mediterranean Olive, which has been known to live for more than 1,500 years and whose short, narrow leaves only fall after two or three years, pushed out in stages by the emergence of younger leaves. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life—and to our living rooms—as never before.
Category: Nature

The Neatest Little Guide To Stock Market Investing

Author : Jason Kelly
ISBN : 9781101615478
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81.71 MB
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The essential stock market guide, now updated with even more timely and necessary information Now in its fifth edition, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing has established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, this completely revised and updated edition of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing shares a wealth of information, including: •What has changed and what remains timeless as the economy recovers from the subprime crash •All-new insights from deep historical research showing which measurements best identify winning stocks •A rock-solid value averaging plan that grows 3 percent per quarter, regardless of the economic climate •An exclusive conversation with legendary Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller, revealing what he learned from the crash and recovery •Thoroughly updated resources emphasizing online tools, the latest stock screeners, and analytical sites that best navigated recent trends Accessible and intelligent, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is what every investor needs to keep pace in the current market.
Category: Business & Economics

O S Little Guide To Starting Over

Author : O, The Oprah Magazine
ISBN : 9781250070074
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 22.2 MB
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An inspiring collection of personal stories and wise words that celebrate the power of a fresh start. Some of us start over willingly, and others are forced by circumstance—but everyone who finds herself back at square one could use a dose of courage and comfort. Readers will discover both in O's Little Guide to Starting Over, a collection of stirring pieces on the topic of beginning again. Just a few of the compelling writers and astute thinkers in the mix: Martha Beck, who advises us that embracing failure may lead to our greatest successes; Kelly Corrigan, who writes that accepting our lack of control can be both freeing and healing; and Junot Diaz, who offers reassurance that pushing ahead, even when it feels impossible, is the way to become the person we were meant to be. With moving stories, practical insight, and unforgettable voices, O’s Little Guide to Starting Over is an essential road map for those who are breaking free, rising above, and making their way forward.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Little Guide To Christian Spirituality

Author : Glen G. Scorgie
ISBN : 9780310540007
Genre : Religion
File Size : 51.80 MB
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Navigating the contemporary spiritual maze is a challenge. This book will help readers: • Think clearly about Christian spirituality • Understand its basic dynamics, and • Utilize classic and contemporary resources with discernment Join Glen on his sabbatical pilgrimages to Iona Abbey in Scotland, spiritually significant sites in Italy and Turkey, and renewal centers in North America. Listen as he provides brief profiles of memorable people and places from the rich history of Christian spirituality. Consider his rediscovery that Christian spirituality is about living all of life before God in the transforming and empowering presence of his Spirit. This biblically informed book traces the contours of such an encompassing spirituality. It offers a simple yet comprehensive model with three dimensions: • A relational dimension (Christ with us) • A transformational dimension (Christ in us), and • A vocational dimension (Christ through us) It is not meant to replace any of the devotional classics or a single one of the many helpful contemporary treatments of Christian spirituality. It is a companion volume to the rest—a modest-sized but reliable guide to the whole field.
Category: Religion

A Sassy Little Guide To Getting Over Him

Author : Sandra Ann Miller
ISBN : 1424315255
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 31.75 MB
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A SASSY LITTLE GUIDE TO GETTING OVER HIM - 10 Steps to Heal Your Heart After an Unhappy Ending (SAME Ink) is a "reality check you can cash." Los Angeles-based writer Sandra Ann Miller mixes wit with wisdom gained from her own unhappy endings to help the newly single put the pain into amusing perspective. A SASSY LITTLE GUIDE TO GETTING OVER HIM sparks the revolution on how women handle the end of a relationship. The Guide's 10 Steps provide the survival skills required to make it through a breakup with dignity and pride intact. Laugh-out-loud humor is tempered with compassion as the reader is reminded that she determines her fate...not the man who broke her heart. A SASSY LITTLE GUIDE TO GETTING OVER HIM is short, sweet and to the sharp point of how to manage the hurt - as well as the burgeoning insanity - and start the healing. "A wonderful and helpful guide that every woman should have on her bookshelf. The ten steps are right on the mark. A SASSY LITTLE GUIDE TO GETTING OVER HIM is a funny and empowering antidote for a broken heart." Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider Co-authors of THE RULES "I wish I could have read this book years ago. Whether you're looking for the next Mr. Right or not, every woman can learn from A SASSY LITTLE GUIDE TO GETTING OVER HIM. It's just brilliant." Cheryl Tiegs Supermodel/Icon
Category: Family & Relationships

The Little Veggie Patch Co An A Z Guide To Growing Food In Small Spaces

Author : Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember
ISBN : 9781742628417
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 62.96 MB
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Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you'll need, this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food. Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively - each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch. The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it's Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can. Shortlisted for the ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
Category: Gardening

Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000111803
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 56.26 MB
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Sensual poetry from the 18th century. Come, said my soul, Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one, ) That should I after return, Or, long, long hence, in other spheres, There to some group of mates the chants resuming, (Tallying Earth's soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves, ) Ever with pleas'd smile I may keep on, Ever and ever yet the verses owning--as, first, I here and now Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my nam
Category: Poetry

Taylor S Master Guide To Landscaping

Author : Rita Buchanan
ISBN : 0618055908
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 33.15 MB
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Reveals the vital components of landscape design, offering advice on choosing a site, selecting plants, creating garden accessories, and maintaining a landscape.
Category: Gardening

Leaves Of Grass Maxnotes Literature Guides

Author : Kevin Kelly
ISBN : 9780738672403
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 45.44 MB
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REA's MAXnotes for Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Category: Study Aids

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Starting And Running A Coffeebar

Author : Linda Formichelli
ISBN : 9781440650710
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21.14 MB
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Brew up your own business. This is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar includes the dirt on what it's really like to work behind the counter and information of everything from how to build a business plan, to how to make the drinks and how to price them. - Only series book of its kind - The specialty coffee business is still growing - Small businesses create 7 out of 10 new jobs in America - Susan Gilbert has started and run five successful coffee bars
Category: Business & Economics

A Field Guide To Trees And Shrubs

Author : George A. Petrides
ISBN : 039535370X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 79.48 MB
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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.
Category: Nature

The Beginner S Guide To Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Author : Marie Iannotti
ISBN : 9781604691887
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 55.32 MB
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Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Small Business Guide To Government Contracts

Author : Steven Koprince
ISBN : 9780814431979
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.98 MB
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Each year, the federal government awards billions of dollars in small-business contracts. It's both the lifeblood of hundreds of thousands of companies and a quagmire of red tape. One misstep can result in hefty fines, cancelled contracts-even jail time. The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts puts a wealth of specialized legal counsel at readers' fingertips. It's the one book that looks beyond winning a piece of the $500 billion pie and concentrates on the crucial but complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other rules required for keeping the contract alive and avoiding penalties. Clear answers to the most important compliance questions are inside, including: * Is a small business really small? * Who is eligible for the HUBZone, 8(a), SDVO or WOSB programs? * What salaries and benefits must be offered? * What ethical requirements must be followed? * When does affiliation become a liability? No one can afford to be lax with the rules or too harried to heed them. This book helps contractors meet their compliance obligations-and keep the pipeline flowing.
Category: Business & Economics