A Guide to Florida Grasses

Author: Walter Kingsley Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 361

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"The first opportunity for both the native plant enthusiast and professional botanist to tackle the difficult family--presented in such a manner that it will make identifying the grasses a pleasure!"--Paul Martin Brown, editor, North American Native Orchid Journal "A unique and important work that will assist many in identifying and appreciating an extremely important but challenging group of plants"--Paul A. Schmalzer, plant ecologist, Kennedy Space Center Grasses comprise approximately a third of the Earth's vegetative cover and, as a group, have a wider distribution than any other plant family. From wheat, rice, and sugarcane to bamboo and bermudagrass, humans have depended on grasses as sources of food, food for animals, lawns, and construction material for millennia. A Guide to Florida Grasses offers an introduction to this vital and frequently neglected plant family. This richly illustrated reference includes complete details pertaining to the identification, structure, distribution, and uses of more than 200 of the most common grasses found in Florida and nearby states. With over 500 color images--some picturing species that have never been described with a published image--correctly identifying and selecting members of this important plant family has never been easier. Environmentalists, hikers, and nature lovers can take this book into the field or enjoy it at home. A Guide to Florida Grasses will be accessible and invaluable to professional botanists, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts alike.
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A-dork-able

Author: J.D. Walker

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1634863186

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Alister Redgrave knows he's a dork. He dresses in ill-fitting suits and trips over imaginary obstacles constantly; then there's his Star Trek underwear. Still, he hopes to find the love of his life one day. And when he meets Jaiden Greyson, the new Assistant CFO in the Finance department, Alister knows he's found his dream guy. Except, Alister makes a fool of himself repeatedly in front of Jaiden and decides he doesn't have a chance in hell. Jaiden Greyson doesn't know what to make of Alister when he meets him. A more klutzy guy had never existed. But despite all that, there's something about the man that draws him in, and he's determined to find out what it is, no matter the antics of a jealous coworker intent on ruining everything. Jaiden has Alister in his sights, and Alister won't know what hit him, in the best sense.
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Lucky Jim

Author: Kingsley Amis

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590175913

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.” Amis’s scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics, with each of whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy. More than just a merciless satire of cloistered college life and stuffy post-war manners, Lucky Jim is an attack on the forces of boredom, whatever form they may take, and a work of art that at once distills and extends an entire tradition of English comic writing, from Fielding and Dickens through Wodehouse and Waugh. As Christopher Hitchens has written, “if you can picture Bertie or Jeeves being capable of actual malice, and simultaneously imagine Evelyn Waugh forgetting about original sin, you have the combination of innocence and experience that makes this short romp so imperishable.”
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Succumbing to His Fear

Author: River Mitchell

Publisher: Davis Raynes Publishing Group, LLC

ISBN: 1944060804

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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A life-changing event leaves Alfie the guardian to two children; it also becomes the catalyst that leads him to discover that everything he thought he knows about himself is catastrophically wrong. All it took was a chance meeting and a drunken night to turn his world upside down. Fear wasn’t looking for anyone, content to stick with his monotonous routine of one-night stands and random hook-ups. He purposely keeps everyone but his family at arm’s length, never wanting an outsider to get to close. But when Alfie and his adopted children come crashing into his life, all Fear’s rules are quickly forgotten. While the two men struggle with all aspects of their life and budding relationship, the arrival of an unknown element determined to destroy them and their newfound happiness throws everything in to turmoil. Will they survive the whirlwind of devastation or will they crumble under the weight left in its wake?
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The Skin I'm in

Author: Sharon Flake

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423132513

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher's attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she's in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?
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Ink and Ashes

Author: Valynne E. Maetani

Publisher: Tu Books

ISBN: 9781620142110

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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In this heart-pounding YA mystery, teenager Claire Takata stumbles on a secret from the past and must race to outrun her father's dangerous legacy.
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The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006851

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.
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Authentic Movement

Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved : a Collection of Essays, Volume Two

Author: Mary Starks Whitehouse,Patrizia Pallaro

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107686

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Authentic Movement is a discipline aiding the creative process in choreography, writing, theatre and expressive arts. This work traces its foundations, principles, developments and uses.
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The Weight of Ink

Author: Rachel Kadish

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544866673

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD A USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph." Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
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Protecting Elliot

A Protectors Novella

Author: Sloane Kennedy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978144996

Category:

Page: 112

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Protecting him was just to supposed to be another job. Until it wasn't. Two years after surviving a brutal attack from members of his own unit, former Special Forces soldier Cruz de la Vega has found new purpose working for an underground vigilante group that offers justice when the law can't. When he's assigned to figure out who attacked a local gay rights activist, Cruz expects it to be just another job. But when it comes to protecting Elliot Wittier, he soon learns that the last thing he wants is for the intriguing young man to be just another job. At twenty-five years old, Elliot Wittier is well on his way to having the perfect life. As the head of a hugely successful investment firm and the founder of a prominent foundation, he should be on top of the world. But looks can be deceiving and Elliot knows how to play the game. With the fear of failing the two most important people in his life always at the forefront of his mind, Elliot keeps an iron-grip on the control that has served him so well in the past. But when a violent attack leaves him vulnerable, Elliot's carefully constructed world starts to fracture. As he struggles to keep the threat under wraps, he's thrown off guard when a gorgeous stranger takes an interest in him at a Halloween themed benefit. Throwing caution to the wind, Elliot decides to allow himself the freedom that being with the enigmatic Cruz de la Vega brings for just one night. But what happens when one night isn't enough? Or when the past catches up with the present? Can what two men found in each other in just twenty-four hours really last a lifetime?
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Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Tales from the Development Frontier

How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity

Author: Hinh T. Dinh,Thomas G. Rawski,Ali Zafar,Lihong Wang,Eleonora Mavroeidi

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821399896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Tales from the Development Frontier presents analytical reviews and case studies that show how selected countries have developed light manufacturing to create jobs and foster prosperity. The focus is on China, a current powerhouse in light manufacturing, but the volume also analyzes a selection of countries in Africa and Asia.
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The Book of Lost and Found

A Novel

Author: Lucy Foley

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316375063

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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From London to Corsica to Paris--as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl. Kate Darling's enigmatic mother--a once-famous ballerina--has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, THE BOOK OF LOST AND FOUND casts light on family secrets and love-both lost and found.
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Triple Double Cross

The Story Behind the Conspiracies to Murder John F. Kennedy

Author: Charles W. Weaver

Publisher: Kingsley Literary Services

ISBN: 9781931823708

Category: Presidents

Page: 298

View: 3856

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Video Interaction Guidance

A Relationship-Based Intervention to Promote Attunement, Empathy and Wellbeing

Author: Miriam Landor,Liz Todd,Hilary Kennedy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004147

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 7792

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is an effective intervention which builds positive relationships through filming and feedback sessions. By micro-analysing actions and communications in this way, clients are supported to resolve their current difficulties and increase their sensitivity and attunement within the relationship. Bringing together contributions from researchers and practitioners across a range of professions, this book provides a definitive introduction to VIG. The book explains the theory behind the approach, reviews research evidence, and offers case studies that document how VIG has been successfully applied to family relationships, schools and higher education, individuals with communication and developmental disorders, and as a reflective professional development tool. The approach is then discussed from a range of theoretical perspectives and within the contexts of narrative therapy, infant and attachment interventions, positive psychology and mindfulness. This authoritative and comprehensive guide to VIG will be an important text for psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, therapists, and mental health and education professionals, as well as students and academics in these fields.
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Prior Commitment

Author: Raven de Hart

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1682522679

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Old town, new flames Casey Bridge knows what people are thinking, whether he wants to or not. When he returns to Pryor, Washington, he’s roped into helping with the town’s annual Christmas Carnival--as though they didn’t shun him and his entire family for years. But when he hears something worrying in a stranger’s thoughts, he can’t keep himself from jumping in to help--repeatedly. Noel’s life is falling apart, and his last possible refuge is in little old Pryor, Washington. When that fails him, he spirals down into depression...and luckily lands in the arms of a local psychic. A very attractive local psychic with a very strong saving-people-streak. Will that be enough to save him or will they be waylaid by a prior commitment?
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The Palest Ink

Author: Kay Bratt

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503946163

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family--but Benfu's best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed...until they're faced with a perilous opportunity to leave a mark on history. At the announcement of China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao's Red Guard members begin their assault, leaving innocent victims in their wake as they surge across the country. With political turmoil at their door, both Benfu and Pony Boy must face heart-wrenching decisions regarding family, friendship, courage, and loyalty to their country during one of the most chaotic periods in history. The prequel to the beloved Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, The Palest Ink depicts Benfu's coming-of-age during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.
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Steal this Book

Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 2413

Classic counterculture literature.
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Stoicism

A Beginner's Guide to the History & Philosophy of Stoicism

Author: Dale Kingsley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537623122

Category:

Page: 70

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Learn About The History & Philosophy Of Stoicism - & How To Apply Its Principles To Your Everyday Life The ancient Philosophy of Stoicism is currently experiencing somewhat of a revival in 21st century popular culture, mainly because of its rational and logical approach to the challenges of our time. There has been a proliferation of Stoic references in modern movies and fiction; further increasing its popularity amongst a younger section of society, which would normally not be interested in an apparently pure academic pursuit such as the study of Philosophy. This book will provide you, the prospective student of Stoic Philosophy, with a broader understanding of the people and forces which combined to create one of the most enduring and influential Philosophies of all time. Furthermore, we'll explore how you can apply Stoic principles to your everyday life - and how this will help you develop your character, stay calm in the face of adversity and achieve greater success in your life. During The Course Of This Book You Will Learn About: The Origins of Stoicism Zeno of Citium and the First School of Stoicism Zeneca the Younger Epictetus and the Discourses The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Stoicism's Influence On Roman Life and Thought Stoic Philosophy Today Applying Stoic Principles to Your Everyday Life And more! Begin Your Journey To Stoic Mastery!
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