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A Slow Passion

Author : Ruth Brooks
ISBN : 9781408826591
Genre : Nature
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When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks posed this question: Do snails have a homing instinct? The nation was gripped by the unexpected thesis and by Ruth's online diaries, which catalogued her trials and tribulations as she got to grips with these slimy little gastropods. A Slow Passion is Ruth's story, with anecdotes and misadventures galore. What starts out as a ruthless vendetta against the snails that are decimating her hostas becomes a journey of discovery into the whys and wherefores of snail life. When Ruth dumps a group of the worst offending snails in a far-off wood, she decides to paint their shells with nail varnish, just to see what happens. And guess what, they come back home. This is the beginning of an obsession that sees the grandmother-turned-scientist prowling about and pouncing on the snails in her garden, sneaking off on night-time missions to repatriate bucketloads of painted snails, reading up on the sex-life of snails (which turns out to be unexpectedly romantic) and, eventually, sending off the application to a national competition for home science. With charming illustrations, A Slow Passion is a sweet, funny and surprising investigation into the hidden life of snails, which will change the way you look at the smaller (and slower) things in life.

The Passion Of Meter

Author : Brennan O'Donnell
ISBN : 0873385101
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a study of Wordsworth's metrical theory and his practice in the art of versification. It provides a detailed treatment of what Wordsworth calls the innumerable minutiae that the art of the poet depends upon and of the broader vision to which these minutiae contribute.

Stop Motion Passion Process And Performance

Author : Barry J C Purves
ISBN : 9781136140624
Genre : Art
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Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.

Evidence Of Passion

Author : Cynthia Eden
ISBN : 9780373697779
Genre : Fiction
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Trusting the wrong man had almost cost EOD agent Rachel Mancini her life. Now, years later, the killer's back to make the hit he missed. But he won't succeed while Rachel's gorgeous partner, Dylan Foxx, is on the case. He's been the sexy ex-lawyer's friend for years and will do anything to keep her safe.

Of Time Passion And Knowledge

Author : Julius Thomas Fraser
ISBN : 0691024375
Genre : Philosophy
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"Only a wayfarer born under unruly stars would attempt to put into practice in our epoch of proliferating knowledge the Heraclitean dictum that men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed.'" Thus begins this remarkable interdisciplinary study of time by a master of the subject. And while developing a theory of "time as conflict", J. T. Fraser does offer "many things indeed"--an enormous range of ideas about matter, life, death, evolution, and value. "This is an extremely valuable and unusual book--original, witty, and aware of immense ranges of contemporary thought". --David Park, Washington Post Book World "This is an important book about an important subject, the nature of time. . . . [Fraser] draws upon the spectrum of disciplines and illustrates that the theme of time can provide a common ground for discourse between specializations. The coverage is wide, and the book is tightly packed with information, but Fraser's driving enthusiasm makes it interesting and enriching". --Francis C. Haber, American Scientist

Flames Of Passion

Author : Kayla Perrin
ISBN : 9781460344736
Genre : Fiction
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Their spark is burning hot… Betrayed by love in the past, Nya Lowe has vowed to steer clear of future heartbreak. But when she sees her deceitful ex at a party, she does something totally out of character and puts the moves on sexy San Diego firefighter Tyler Johansen. Her payback plan backfires when her counterfeit "boyfriend" starts breaking down her defenses…kiss by sizzling kiss. Tyler risks his life every day, but he isn't ready to gamble with his heart again. Yet ever since the sultry photographer kissed him, all he wants is to keep Nya in his arms. As they stoke the flames of a dangerous desire, a suspicious fire and near-fatal collision raise the stakes for them. Will they both be burned again? Or can they trust each other enough to turn their pretend romance into a forever love?

Passion Of Fathers

Author : Malinda M. Hall
ISBN : 9780595364862
Genre : Fiction
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David Kristich, son-in-law of Louisa Daniel, discovers he owns a dilapidated warehouse courtesy of the will of his natural father with whom David had minimal contact. When checking out the warehouse, David, wife Emily and Louisa discover human bones. Not only does the family find bones, they also find a park behind the warehouse which adds to the intrigue of the building. In addition to the problem of an empty building, David also inherits a group of preservationists who wish to keep the historic atmosphere of Pleasant Creek intact. A second group of money-hungry land developers wants to profit from the sale of the land. A third faction wants control of the building to keep the bones a secret. These groups pester many aspects of David's life-his office and business operations and his activities with his family at swim meets, picnics and investigating his new acquisition. Before David can dispose of his 'gift' from his father, he must first solve the mystery of the building. Louisa and Emily use their resources to help solve a romantic legend surrounding the bones and the mystery of how those bones became a part of the building. "Attention grabbing details, smooth prose, and interesting personal sidelights." -Library Journal (for Social Graces) "Hall's whimsical second mystery serves up a filling dish." -Publisher's Weekly (for Nowhere is Somewhere)

Eve Of Passion

Author : A.C. Arthur
ISBN : 9781460340790
Genre : Fiction
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The Silk Sisters—longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki—have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. And in the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there's an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy. Premier event planner Janelle Howerton swore off dating after college. Now her father wants her to make nice with an influential donor to his congressional campaign. After all, it's just one date…. Billionaire Ballard Dubois wants to help Darren Howerton win the election. But he wants Darren's daughter more—and his desires seldom go unfulfilled. Suddenly "one date" quickly spirals into a hot relationship, and celebrity gossip sites crown them the new "it" couple. And when Ballard proposes all of a sudden, Janelle shocks herself by saying…yes! As the wedding date looms, Janelle and Ballard wonder: Is this marriage a mere political ploy? Or could this become a real, lifelong love?

Flames Of Passion

ISBN : 1456868470
Genre : Fiction
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Parker and Calandra are in Ecuador working on a documentary when their photographer is shot in cross fire between the military and displeased rebels. Needing a new photographer quickly, Calandra wired her friend Sam, a free-lancer who is between assignments, to help with the project. Sparks flew when Sam gets there and Parker discovers that he would be working with a woman named Samantha, not a man named Sam. He is angry with Calandra for deceiving him, knowing the danger there. The project gets finished through a lot of irritation, turmoil and danger. Igniting in Ecuador, neither Sam nor Parker knew that different sparks would burst into flames when they returned to the States. Follow their biographical journey through Ecuador and how they finally resolve their differences. You will enjoy the happy ending.

Measures Of Passion

Author : Elaine Doll
ISBN : 9781458213716
Genre : Fiction
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Kristina Soderlund is the daughter of an Oklahoma cotton farmer with a passion for music. Although her parents have mapped out a traditional life for her, she has bigger dreams—dreams of music, art, and beauty; of a university education; and of leaving the farm far behind to open a music studio in Oklahoma City. But for a single woman in 1905, those dreams are unlikely to come true. Even so, she is determined that nothing will get in her way. But when she befriends Pilan' Rousseau, a handsome French-Indian traveler, her resolve weakens. Despite the warnings of her parents and friends, Kristina soon loses her heart to the charming stranger. But fate is not on her side: Pilan' has no plans of staying in Oklahoma City. He’s simply passing through on his own journey across America. An accomplished violinist with an intense passion for dance, he dreams of returning to Paris to open his own ballroom dance studio. Kristina’s life has never been easy, but now she faces more challenges than ever. Her hopes of love with Pilan' are crushed when he leaves town. Heartbroken, she leaves Oklahoma and all of its pain behind her and heads to Boston. Against seemingly impossible circumstances, both Kristina and Pilan' discover that their passions for music and dance are too great to ignore. But fate has torn them apart. Each will pursue their dreams, but will they be satisfied by ambition—or love?

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