Sea-Life Sixty Years Ago: A Record of Adventures Which Led Up to the Discovery of the Relics of the Long-Missing Expedition Commanded by the Com
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Tailored to meet the needs of the first time bonsai owner, this book is an extensive directory of every major bonsai type. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence.
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The Insular Cases And the Emergence of American Empire
When the United States took control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam following the Spanish-American War, it was unclear to what degree these islands were actually part of the U.S. and, in particular, whether the Constitution applied fully, or even in part, to their citizens. By looking closely at what became known as the Insular Cases, Bartholomew Sparrow reveals how America resolved to govern these territories. Sparrow follows the Insular Cases from the controversial Downes v. Bidwell in 1901, which concerned tariffs on oranges shipped to New York from Puerto Rico and which introduced the distinction between incorporated and unincorporated territories, to Balzac v. Puerto Rico in 1922, in which the Court decided that Puerto Ricans, although officially U.S. citizens, could be denied trial by jury because Puerto Rico was unincorporated. There were 35 Insular Cases in all, cases stretching across two decades, cases in which the Court ruled on matters as diverse as tariffs, double jeopardy, and the very meaning of U.S. citizenship as it applied to the inhabitants of the offshore territories. Providing a new look at the history and politics of U.S. expansion at the turn of the twentieth century, Sparrow's book also examines the effect the Court's decisions had on the creation of an American empire. It highlights crucial features surrounding the cases--the influence of racism on the justices, the need for naval stations to protect new international trade, and dramatic changes in tariff policy. It also tells how the Court sanctioned the emergence of two kinds of American empire: formal territories whose inhabitants could be U.S. citizens but still be denied full politicalrights, and an informal empire based on trade, cooperative foreign governments, and U.S. military bases rather than on territorial acquisitions. The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire reveals how the United States handled its first major episode of globalization and how th
The Catcher in the Rye (Hardcover)
Anyone who has read J. D. Salinger's New Yorker stories - particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme - With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment...
Born To Run
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico''s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America''s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall''s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run. From the Trade Paperback edition.
London, Hub of the Industrial Revolution: A Revisionary History 1775-1825
London by 1800 was the greatest city in the world and at the center of the world's greatest empire. This book demonstrates that London was also at the heart of the Industrial Revolution--a major engine of Britain's world-wide economic domination. Traditional historiography has regarded London as a minor player in the Industrial Revolution-- a storm that passed over London and broke elsewhere --but this book, together with other more recent studies, argued that London, in addition to providing financial and other essential service skills, was at the forefront of industrial development. The book builds on and refines earlier works and shows how London became the hub of the Industrial revolution as a result of a huge and diverse range of manufactures and its drawing together a number of other vital factors making for dynamic growth: these included stimulating dynamism of smaller firms with rapid response to a changing market conditions, as well as the growth of larger enterprises. This study is unique in being based on hard data based, for example, on contemporary insurance records and trade directories, and it provides a rich mine of information for research as well as giving a vivid picture of London during the period of rapid and unprecedented development as the world's first great modern industrial city at the center of a national industrial economy.
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"""Don't panic."" Of course that saying is from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - everyone knows that. But did you also know Arthur C. Clarke thought it was the best advice for humankind? Or that when Yoda said, ""Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering . . . "" he was actually paraphrasing George Washington Carver? Behold, then, a tome full of learning - all based on quotes from famous geeks and geek pastimes (movies, comics, etc). Presenting: Geek Wisdom. Clearly, us geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don't - something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (""Where we're going, we don't need roads""), television (""Now we know - and knowing is half the battle""), literature (""SPOON!""), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks (but it's also a great primer for the geekily-challenged). Geek Wisdom is exactly what its title describes. Oh, and not to toot our own horn, but check out page 80 and the footnote on page 81. Okay, so we are tooting. Toot."
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The Artist's Way (Abridged) (Mixed media product)
Since the publication of The Artist's Way in 1992, Julia Cameron's groundbreaking Artist's Way program has skyrocketed to international fame. Now, in celebration of the book's twentieth anniversary, Cameron's most essential tools are available for the first time in one beautiful package. This lovely boxed set includes: - The Artist's Way - The Artist's Way Workbook - The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal - The Artist's Way audio edition
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Foods, Herbs, Health And Healing
From the author of 100 Herbs of Power, Herbalist John E. Smith takes a look at the use of food and herbs as medicine in different cultures across the globe. From the folk medicine traditions of Europe and America to the five-element system of China, you will learn food and plant origins, their healing properties and how to safely use ancient remedies for dozens of common ailments.Food, Herbs, Health & Healing is a practice-proven way to achieve better health, naturally.John E. Smith, B.A.
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Cyclopedia Of Textile Work: A General Reference Library On Cotton, Woollen And Worsted Yarn Manufacture, Weaving, Designing, Chemistry And Dyeing, Finishing, Knitting, And Allied Subjects, Volume 7...
Created by Ill.). American School (Lansing,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Nabu Press
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Mexicanos in Oregon (Paperback)
Mexicanos in Oregon: Their Stories, Their Lives sheds new light on why migrants come to Oregon, what their experiences are when they settle here, and how they adapt to life in the United States. Although Oregon has had a settled Mexican-origin population since the mid-nineteenth century, the number of Latinos residing in Oregon has grown dramatically over the last two decades, leading to increased diversity across the state, particularly visible in the public school system and in agricultural and service occupations. Mexicanos in Oregon explores this history of migration and settlement of mexicanos, highlighting their sustained...
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IWC Schaffhausen: Engineering Time since 1868
A luxury volume with superb photographs and lively written texts on the IWC brand and the watches.
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Wicked The Grimmerie (Hardcover)
A companion volume to the hit Broadway musical set in Oz recounts the exploits of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the good witch, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical and its creation, profiles of cast and crew, anecdotes, the show's libretto, full-color photographs, and more. 60,000 first printing.
The Hobbit: Collector's Edition
You remember how it all started, right? In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort... Read it again and again with this awesomely bound version of the hobbit. Comes with an attractive hard 'sleeve' which the book slides into. Also include original illustrations by the author himself...
Grow Cook Eat (Paperback)
From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the...
Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac 2012 (Paperback)
Inside Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac , you'll find a colorful array of practical ideas on how to benefit from nature's most versatile plants. Spice up your favorite pasta dish with Presto Pesto. Restore health with an aromatic herbal soup. Even learn how to keep bees and make herbal honey.nbsp; This friendly herbal guide features hands-on projects, fresh ideas, and advice for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels. You'll be inspired by thirty creative articles on herb use in five unique categories-gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore-on everything from quick meals to urban gardening to making herbal crafts.
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Star Wars: The Jedi Path
Every course of study has a text book, and finally we can read the text students at the Jedi Temple have been reading for over a thousand generations. It's been revised over and over by the Jedi Masters, annotated by Jedi (many times by hand, to the distress of the Jedi Librarians), and now can be bought in facsimile form. And in that form, it is called Star Wars: The Jedi Path - Jedi Training Manual. If you've ever wanted to be a Jedi, you need this book. Within the pages of Star Wars: The Jedi Path - Jedi Training Manual, the Jedi-in-training will discover the history and lore of the Jedi Order, the ways of the Force and how to wield it, the subtle nuances of lightsaber combat, and the dangers of the Dark Side. Inside Star Wars: The Jedi Path - Jedi Training Manual, you'll also find "handwritten" annotated notes by Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Count Dooku, Darth Sidious, and many more. Star Wars: The Jedi Path - Jedi Training Manual was created in collaboration with Lucasfilm, with the help of an acclaimed Star Wars author and revered Star Wars illustrators. This volume also introduces never-before-seen ships, creatures, characters, and details about the Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars: The Jedi Path - Jedi Training Manual - study now to be a real Jedi. There will be a test, later. (Insert weird Obi-Wan scream here.)
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Lord Of The Rings - 50 Year Anniversary Edition
To quote the beginning of this fine collector's edition....'The Lord Of The Rings is often erroneously called a trilogy, when it is in fact a single novel, consisting of six books plus appendices, published for convenience in three volumes..." Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarven lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie...
The Return of Merlin
This fascinating new book looks at the two main Merlin traditions: the cosmic Merlin of the stars and part of the Arthurian legends; and the earthly Merlin of nature, grounded in human history. Gordon Strachan describes a remarkable pattern?Merlin figures, and events relating to Merlin, reappear again and again throughout British history, in roughly 700-year cycles. He considers various areas of history in which we see this pattern emerging, while challenging readers to find their own links to history based on their birth dates.
Pathways to Astronomy (Paperback)
Pathways to Astronomy breaks down introductory astronomy into its component parts. The huge and fascinating field of astronomy is divided into 84 units. These units are woven together to flow naturally for the person who wants to read the text like a book, but it is also possible to assign them in different orders, or skip certain units altogether. Professors can customize the units to fit their course needs. They can select individual units for exploration in lecture while assigning easier units for self-study, or they can cover all the units in full depth in a content-rich course. With the short length of units, students can easily...
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
Presented in this volume are Albert Einstein's writings from his arrival in Berlin in the spring of 1914 to take up his new position at the Prussian Academy of Sciences through the end of 1917. During these years he completed the general theory of relativity--the relativistic theory of gravitation--and this was surely the high point of his scientific life. His writings on relativity in this volume range from general treatments of the theory to detailed calculations of specific consequences and his first attempt at a relativistic account of cosmology. They also include his popular exposition of the special and general theories, first published in 1917 and still a valuable account for the general reader.As soon as the difficulties on the path to general relativity had been overcome, Einstein returned to the riddles of the quantum theory. His major clarification of the quantum theory of radiation appears here along with his lesser known contribution to the formulation of quantum conditions. This volume also contains the papers describing Einstein's only experimental investigation, a study of Ampere's molecular currents, which he carried out with the Dutch physicist W. J. de Haas.Before the beginning of World War I, Einstein had never expressed his views on nonscientific subjects. Yet one of his first reactions to this previously unthinkable general war was to sign an Appeal to Europeans urging an immediate end to hostilities.Every document in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein appears in the language in which it was written.
The Infinity Puzzle (Hardcover)
Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there’s more at stake—what we’re really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn’t make sense—its outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to...
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John Clare, Politics and Poetry
John Clare, Politics and Poetry challenges the traditional portrait of poor John Clare, the helpless victim of personal and professional circumstance. Clare''s career has been presented as a disaster of editorial heavy-handedness, condescension, a poor market, and conservative patronage. Yet Clare was not a passive victim. This study explores the sources of the poor Clare '' tradition, and recovers Clare''s agency, revealing a writer fully engaged in his own professional life and in the social and political questions of the day.
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Critical Companion to Maya Angelou
Critical Companion to Maya Angelou is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for students interested in this prolific poet. Coverage includes: -A concise but thorough biography of Angelou -Entries on all of Angelou''s major works, including all six of her book-length autobiographies, her major poems and poetry collections, her major essays and essay collections, her children''s books, and more. Entries on the autobiographical works contain subentries on the main figures in the work -Entries on related people, places, and topics, such as Harlem, Michelle Obama, racism, San Francisco, and more -Appendixes, including chronologies, a bibliography of Angelou''s works, and a secondary source bibliography.
The Gargoyle Book
*Author: Bridaham, Lester Burbank/ Cram, Ralph Adams (INT) *Subtitle: 572 Examples from Gothic Architecture *Publication Date: 2006/08/04 *Number of Pages: 208 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.25 *Height: 10.75
The myriad colors, textures, and rhythms of Vietnam are captured in this collection of compelling color images. Landscapes, cityscapes, fishing villages, customs, culture, commerce, cuisine, and the friendly and optimistic people of this vibrant region are portrayed in striking detail. Featured sites include the terraced mountainsides of Sapa, the Phung Hiep floating market, the World Heritage Sites of Hue and Halong Bay, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Lush deltas, pristine forests, bustling markets, serene temples, and breathtaking sunsets on white sand beaches reveal the many facets of this complex and captivating nation.
Chinese Brush Painting Masterclass
All the components needed to get started on the gracious art of Chinese brush painting come together in this beautifully packaged gift set designed to introduce a fascinating painting technique to novice and experienced artists. Very popular among new-age/Eastern art enthusiasts, Chinese brush painting is more inviting and easier to learn than ever, thanks to this lucid instructional with its see-through cover that displays all essential materials: a folder containing sheets of fine-quality Chinese paper; a brush and basic array of watercolor paints; an inkstone and inkstick; and a water bowl. The book's masterclass lessons include bright, eye-catching projects that guide readers, step-by-step, through basic skills to more advanced techniques.
Dover, Postcards,Paperback,Series: Dover Postcards Series, English-language edition,Pub by Dover Publications
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Marking the 125th anniversary of the publication of Twain''s classic novel, Huckleberry Finn is the final volume in CCA Wattis'' trilogy of exhibitions that take canonical American novels as departure points for examinations by artists of key themes in American culture. Huckleberry Finn is easily among the most important and best-loved works of American literature, but it still tops the banned book list in America, revealing that its tackling of intolerance, racism and struggles for equality remain all too relevant to our society. Here, Twain''s exploration of racial tension is extended in works by Edgar Arceneaux, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Romare Bearden, Claude Clark, Jamal Cyrus, Emory Douglas, Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, David Hammons, Dorothea Lange, Henry Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Nast, Kirsten Pieroth, Horace Pippin, Betye Saar, Yinka Shonibare, Alec Soth, William Desmond Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and others.
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