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Wild Rides And Wildflowers

Author : Scott Abbott
ISBN : 9781937226237
Genre : Nature
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Two guys on bikes offer often-humorous, always poignant insights into the male psyche, botany, philosophy, and true friendship.

The 1928 New York Yankees

Author : Charlie Gentile
ISBN : 9781442235991
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row” team were still there, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, and Tony Lazzeri. In spite of holding a commanding fourteen game edge over the Philadelphia Athletics midway through the season, the Yankees almost threw it all away as they saw their lead disappear and fell to second place in the standings. The team fought their way back to win the pennant and sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.


Author : Knud Jeppesen
ISBN : 9780486318875
Genre : Music
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First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many musical examples.

Immortal For Quite Some Time

Author : Scott Abbott
ISBN : 1607815141
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A creative narrative exploring how personal identity is inescapably bound to family relationships and religious upbringing"

Gleason S Plants Of Michigan

Author : Richard K. Rabeler
ISBN : 0472032461
Genre : Nature
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Updated edition of the classic botanical guide to the Great Lakes region

A Treasury Of Mah Y Na S Tras

Author : Chen-chi Chang
ISBN : 812080936X
Genre : Buddhism
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The Maharatnakuta Sutra is one of the five major sutra groups in the Mahayana canon. Of the two great schools of Buddhism, Mahayana has the greatest number of adherents worldwide-it prevails among the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Tibetans, and Vietnames-and contains within it a number of movements, notably Zen which have been of growing interest in the West in recent decades. Yet despite this increased attention and enormous following, translations of Mahayana scriptures have been scarce and fragmentary; clearly, a comprehensive translation of a major work within the canon was called for.

Botanical Shakespeare

Author : Gerit Quealy
ISBN : 9780062469908
Genre : Nature
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A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed. In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare. Botanical Shakespeare opens with a brief look at the Bard’s relationship to the plants mentioned in his works—a diversity that illuminates his knowledge of the science of botany, as well as the colloquy, revealing his unmatched skill for creating metaphorical connections and interweaving substantive philosophy. At the heart of the book are "portraits" of the over 170 flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, trees, herbs, seeds and vegetables that Shakespeare mentions in his plays and poems. Botanical Shakespeare features a gorgeous color illustration of each, giving a "face" to the name, alongside the specific text in which it appears and the character(s) who utter the lines in which it is mentioned. This fascinating visual compendium also includes a dictionary describing each plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a slight prickle, cherished for its singular scent, superior to any other rose; and the difference between apples and apple-john—along with indices listing the botanical by play/poem, by character, and genus for easy reference, ideal for gardeners and thoughtful birthday gift-giving. This breathtaking, incomparable collection of exquisite artwork and companion quotes offers unique depth and insight into Shakespeare and his timeless work through the unusual perspective of the plants themselves.

Getting Started In Small Business For Dummies

Author : Veechi Curtis
ISBN : 9781118222836
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ensure success when starting your small business with this must-have introductory guide Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence. Create your first business plan — discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success Learn the legal jargon — protect your ideas and register your business properly Market your business strategically — establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan Take the stress out of bookkeeping — ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash Master online marketing — explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools Open the book and find: Advice about being your own boss Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape A step-by-step guide to profit margins Tips on using social media to promote your business Learn to: Decide what type of small business is right for you Put together a winning business plan Understand your financial and legal obligations Maximise your online presence

The Shield Vol 1

Author : Adam Christopher
ISBN : 9781619889798
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Over the centuries, in our nation's times of need, a supernatural force appears to battle back the enemies of the United States: THE SHIELD. Today, the country--the whole world--is on the edge of chaos. The middle class is dying as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Global warming's effects on the environment are drastic and dramatic, with superstorms and deadly droughts a common occurrence. The government increases its grip on the lives of ordinary people, controlling information and curtailing freedoms and privacy. For some, the government itself has become an enemy of the people, and revolution is on the minds of Americans all across the country. The Shield returns--but what happens when she's not sure who the enemy is? A modern action and conspiracy thriller by bestselling novelists Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig featuring the dynamic artwork of David Williams, THE SHIELD: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION gives readers a topical, relevant and jarring new take on the classic hero. THE SHIELD, VOL. 1: DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION collects the first story arc of the ongoing THE SHIELD comic book series. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Task Of Cultural Critique

Author : Teresa L. Ebert
ISBN : 9780252091063
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A stimulating, path-breaking text that stands out as both an anti-text in the arena of cultural studies and as a classic Marxist analysis of the field of cultural critique." --Peter McLaren, author of Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution "This powerful book confirms that Teresa L. Ebert is one of the most significant Marxist theorists currently writing about the humanities." --Barbara Foley, author of Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro In this study, Teresa L. Ebert makes a spirited, pioneering case for a new cultural critique committed to the struggles for human freedom and global equality. Demonstrating the implosion of the linguistic turn that isolates culture from historical processes, The Task of Cultural Critique maps the contours of an emerging materialist critique that contributes toward a critical social and cultural consciousness. Through groundbreaking analyses of cultural texts, Ebert questions the contemporary Derridan dogma that asserts "the future belongs to ghosts." Events-to-come are not spectral, she contends, but the material outcome of global class struggles. Not "hauntology" but history produces cultural practices and their conflitive representations--from sexuality, war, and consumption to democracy, torture, globalization, and absolute otherness. With close readings of texts from Proust and Balzac to "Chick Lit," from Lukács, de Man, Deleuze, and Marx to Derrida, Žižek, Butler, Kollontai, and Agamben, the book opens up new directions for cultural critique today.

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