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The Reason For Flowers

Author : Stephen Buchmann
ISBN : 9781476755533
Genre : Gardening
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An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.
Category: Gardening

The Reason For A Flower

Author : Ruth Heller
ISBN : 0780714725
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Brief text and lavish illustrations explain plant reproduction and the purpose of a flower and present some plants that don't seem to be flowers but are.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Judith W. Liberman
ISBN : 9781475941913
Genre : Poetry
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"REFLECTIONS" includes works written or adapted from writings created over a period of more than half a century. This anthology contains poems, lyrics, and stories, each written by one member of the mother-daughter team of Judith Weinshall Liberman (mother) and Dr. Laura Liberman (daughter). The vast majority of the works were previously unpublished. Both authors have spent most of their adult lives pursuing activities other than writing. For decades, Judith Weinshall Liberman created visual art. Dr. Laura Liberman has had a rewarding career in medicine. Yet both authors have long had a passion for writing and have written extensively within and outside their career fields. Judith Weinshall Liberman has published six books. Dr. Laura Liberman wrote "I SIGNED AS THE DOCTOR (2009)," a memoir recounting her experiences as a cancer doctor surviving cancer. In "REFLECTIONS," the authors reflect on their lives and the people they have known. The poems, lyrics, and stories in "REFLECTIONS" cover a wide range of topics, and are arranged in about a dozen categories. Some writings are humorous, while others are somber. All come from the authors' heart. Like life itself, "REFLECTIONS" covers the whole gamut of human experience.
Category: Poetry

Flowers Of The Renaissance

Author : Celia Fisher
ISBN : 0711230684
Genre : Art, European
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Flowers pop up everywhere in Renaissance art. Why are there pinks in a pot above a Crivelli Madonna, roses scattered across Botticelli's Primavera and columbines in the borders of many a fifteenth-century manuscript? This is the first book to explore how and why flowers feature so extensively in the extraordinary art of the Renaissance. Choosing twenty favourite plants, the author introduces each and then describes and illustrates a number of wonderful examples. The new naturalism in Renaissance art makes every one clearly identifiable but there is also still a reason and meaning behind each chosen flower. Even their names can be loaded with meaning and the attributes of these flowers were well known to their original audience. Today we need to have these things explained - whether the flower is in a Tudor portrait, a tapestry, a Leonardo, a piece of jewellery or even on a plate or spoon. These flowers were valued by everyone from emperors to needlewomen: this delightful and revelatory book seeks out these hidden treasures and provides an unrivalled exploration of their beauty and their significance.
Category: Art, European

Too Soon For Flowers

Author : Margaret Miles
ISBN : 9780307759252
Genre : Fiction
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Lust, deceit, and murder bloom in old New England.... Spring, 1764. While the specter of smallpox stalks colonial Boston, much of the city seeks refuge in the burgeoning countryside. Restful, bucolic Bracebridge is one such haven, and young widow Charlotte Willett and her neighbor Richard Longfellow, scientist and gentleman farmer, host a handful of guests undergoing the generally accepted procedure of inoculation. Yet shortly after the quarantine begins, one of the patients is found dead and Charlotte and Richard are thrust into a whirl of rumor, conjecture, and fear. What, if not smallpox, caused the patient's untimely demise? Has the distraught physician in charge something to conceal? And who might have risked contagion to commit murder? Before these questions can be answered, another shocking death occurs. Now, as some superstitious townsfolk blame both the Pox and the Devil, Charlotte and Richard are determined to follow logic and reason to the all too human source of the problem. But can they arrive at the truth before another victim is claimed?
Category: Fiction

Digging In

Author : Robert Benson
ISBN : 0307499480
Genre : Religion
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The story of a small garden large enough to hold everything in life that really matters. “These days the portion of Eden for which I am responsible is fairly modest. . . . It is a small house in a small garden in a small neighborhood. But it is large enough . . . Large enough to hold everything dear.” Digging In tells the story of the author’s move into an early twentieth-century cottage with a long abandoned back yard, and the work that he and his family had to do to bring a garden to life there. It is the story of the way that the garden became the ground upon which deeper relationships with his family, friends, and neighbors began to blossom and grow. Written in the gentle, revealing prose for which Benson is acclaimed, this is a lyrical and wise book, beautifully evoking the wonder of planting and seasons, humorously recalling the challenges and the struggles of the labor itself, and carefully observing the simple truths and timeless joys that were there to be found. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

Asian American Short Story Writers

Author : Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel
ISBN : 0313322295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Reason For Wings

Author : Joyce Reiser Kornblatt
ISBN : 0815605781
Genre : Religion
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Rachael Silver, a Holocaust survivor living in Argentina, decides to recount the history of her family's survival, just as they face another test of courage
Category: Religion

Mastering Bach Flower Therapies

Author : Mechthild Scheffer
ISBN : 0892816309
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 33.44 MB
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A practical guide to administering Bach flower therapy
Category: Health & Fitness

The History And Art Of Printing

Author : Philip Luckombe
ISBN : 9781108073394
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The technical information provided by this 1771 book was still valid and used until the middle of the twentieth century.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines