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Written by hound-breed authority, Juliette Cunliffe, this colorful and comprehensive volume discusses the Pharaoh's history in Egypt, Malta and beyond, the breed's unique characteristics and personality and breed standard.<P><P> The new owner will welcome the author's insightful advice about training this sensitive and intelligent breed as well guidance on puppy selection and care, house-training and health care. In addition to an authoritative text, written with both the pet owner and breed fancier in mind, this book presents over 135 color photographs that prove to be as attractive as they are informative.
Introducing the Perro de Presa Canario, the mighty fighting dog of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Spain. <P><P>This Special Rare-Breed Edition is the first and only book written in English on this exciting breed of dog, written by the world's most famous Presa breeder and expert, Manuel Curtó Gracia from Tenerife. This informative, factual volume details the true history of the Presa Canario, as never before documented, told through first-hand accounts by old-time Presa dogmen from the islands. Additionally, the book discusses the breed characteristics, the official standard of the Spanish breed club, selecting a puppy, housebreaking and obedience training and health care.
With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes.<P><P>Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan Chinese porcelain is enjoying a resurgence of interest among collectors.Straits-born Chinese, or Peranakan, in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, used this ornate and colorful enamel ware on festive occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and Chinese New Year.Peranakan Chinese Porcelain is richly illustrated and includes key information on reign marks and factory marks. In-depth discussion of the motifs, colors, forms and functions of Peranakan Chinese ceramics makes this an invaluable reference.Supporting photographs and text introduce related aspects of Peranakan culture including architecture, dress, cuisine and customs, making Peranakan Chinese Porcelain a wonderful contribution to the history of the Straits Chinese.
This multicultural children's story features unique Japanese watercolor illustrations that kids and parents will love.This is a picture-story of a lonely little Japanese girl, and her touching search for a friend.<P><P> "Sometimes I'm kind of lonely because I don't have any brothers or sisters. Last night I dreamed I had a pet". Kei-chan searches the land for a new friend, any animal will do, birds, turtles, even butterflies. A Pet for Kei-chan is a very special book that reminds one that pets are everywhere, one only needs to look.Little girls in all lands love animals, and Kei-chan's fun adventure in Japan will be warmly received by all four to eight year olds.
This collection of Japanese haiku profiles noted poet Kenneth Yasuda and is a welcome addition to the world of haiku.<P><P>In the compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been condensing their finest poetic thought and feeling. Adequate translation of haiku into English awaited a Japanese writer fully acquainted with the English language. That writer has now appeared in Kenneth Yasuda, and this book is the result of a long-time labor of love on the finest poetry of his homeland.Readers will have some notion of the delight to be expected from the pages of this book, not the least interesting art of which is the final brief section of haiku written directly in English by Mr. Yasuda himself. He also supplies a scholarly clear, fascinating introductory essay on nature and development of haiku form.
This Persian gardening book showcases classic gardens and pavilions and presents gardening advice for the aspiring amateur landscaper looking to add an Eastern flair to his or her yard.The garden has always had a special meaning for Persian (Iran). <P><P>The Persian garden, with its flowing pools, fountains, waterways, rows of tall trees, rich arrays of fruit trees and flowers, and cool pavilions, has represented an image of paradise.Persian Gardens & Garden Pavilions is both a comprehensive survey and an appreciation of this Persian tradition of gardens and garden pavilions. The text traces the historical development of Persian gardens, describes their basic features, presents existing examples, and discusses the literature and tradition behind them. The 119 illustrations include detailed plans and photographs of surviving gardens and their pavilions made on the spot, as well as a comprehensive collection of paintings, lithographs, and drawings of the nineteenth century executed both by Persian artists and by European travelers and emissaries of the period.The author points out, the gardeners who read this book should come across many details and ideas that can be incorporated into their own kinds of gardens.
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition.
Great oral sex can be mind-blowing, life-changing and create memories that last a lifetime. In the debut of the book series inspired by the wildly popular Penthouse Variations Magazine, the focus is on oral pleasures of every kind. <P><P>Penthouse Variations on Oral reminds us that nothings is more appetizingly erotic than a good blow job and that going down on the object of your affection is sheer bliss for both parties. Giving head - taking in the essence, taste, smell and sexy up-closeness of a lover is a powerful aphrodisiac that affects one physically, mentally and emotionally. Once you have your lover in your mouth, the heat of desire, passion, and lust focus before your eyes and tie your arousal directly to them. In Penthouse Varaiations on Oral, lovers explore the many ways oral sex can be an act of love, tenderness, devotion or pure sexual act that lets readers revel in the emotion and sensuality of it all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this sexy read of explicit stories to get you hot and bothered with more than a mouthful. These sizzling stories are meant to be savored. And shared.
Peanutbutter is a cute little kitty who thinks she works in an office. She wears her little hat and tie and often falls asleep on the reams papers overflowing her inbox. <P><P> Jeremy is the crafty crow who lives in the tree outside of Peanutbutter's window. Jeremy tries to trick Peanutbutter again and again and steal her hat. Somehow Peanutbutter and Jeremy build a friendship together. The premise could hardly be simpler, but in James Kochalka's hands it is pure magic! This book will delight everyone from wide-eyed children to jaded hipsters! On the surface the story is silly and fun for kids, but for adults it is a clever critique of modern society! It's not called their "Best Book Ever" for nothing!<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich oral culture.<P><P>Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan.Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites.Included are some of Japan's best-loving children stories: Peach Boy The Magic Teakettle Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance The Long-Nosed Goblins The Rabbit in the Moon The Rabbit in the Moon The Tongue-Cut Sparrow Sill Saburo The Toothpick Warriors The Sticky-Sticky Pine
Set in a time of great social upheaval, warfare, and terrorism, and against a stark, lawless Siberia at the end of the Russian Revolution, The People's Act of Love portrays the fragile coexistence of a beautiful, independent mother raising her son alone, a megalomaniac Czech captain and his restless regiment, and a mystical separatist Christian sect. When a mysterious, charismatic stranger trudges into their snowy village with a frighteningly outlandish story to tell, its balance is shaken to the core.
Brokered Boundaries shows that, although Latin American immigrants come from many different countries, their common reception in a hostile social environment produces an emergent Latino identity soon after arrival. During anti-immigrant times, however, the longer immigrants stay in America, the more likely they are to experience discrimination and the less likely they are to identify as Americans.
This edition contains the complete "Panopticon Letters", together with selections from "Panopticon Postscript I" and "Fragment on Ontology", Bentham's fullest account of fictions.
Benjamin's sentences provoke us to return to them again and again, luring us as though with the promise of some final revelation that is always being postponed. He is by turns fierce and tender, melancholy and ebullient; he is at once classically rooted, even archaic, in his explorations of the human psyche and the world of things, and strikingly progressive in his attitude toward society and what he likes to call the organs of the collective (its architectures, fashions, signboards). Throughout, he displays a far-sighted urgency, judging the present on the basis of possible futures. And he is gifted with a keen sense of humor. Mysterious though he may sometimes be (his Latvian love, Asia Lacis, once described him as a visitor from another planet), Benjamin remains perhaps the most consistently surprising and challenging of critical writers.
Editors have sought to enrich the case material throughout with editors' notes and questions and extracts from illuminating and insightful books, reports, and law review articles. The book covers: Arrest, search and seizure, and the right to counsel Police interrogation and confessions Undercover investigations and computer network surveillance Guilty pleas Trial by jury and postconviction review Individual rights and the war on terrorism
This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial. <P><P>"In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D. C. , where I still live today--the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum. "
Darrell Dennis is a stereotype-busting, politically incorrect Native American/Aboriginal/Shuswap (Only he's allowed to call himself an "Indian." Maybe. Under some circumstances). With a large dose of humour and irreverence, he untangles some of the truths and myths about First Nations: Why do people think Natives get free trucks, and why didn't he ever get one? Why does the length of your hair determine whether you're good or bad? By what ratio does the amount of rain in a year depend on the amount of cactus liquor you consume?In addition to answering these burning questions, Dennis tackles some tougher subjects. He looks at European-Native interactions in North America from the moment of first contact, discussing the fur trade, treaty-signing and the implementation of residential schools. Addressing misconceptions still widely believed today, Dennis explains why Native people aren't genetically any more predisposed to become alcoholics than Caucasians; that Native religion doesn't consist of worshipping rocks, disappearing into thin air, or conversing with animals; and that tax exemptions are so limited and confusing that many people don't even bother.Employing pop culture examples, personal anecdote and a cutting wit, Darrell Dennis deftly weaves history with current events to entertain, inform and provide a convincing, readable overview of First Nations issues and why they matter today.
We can't heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. <P><P>In Peace of Mind, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to be fully alive in each moment, without getting lost in our thoughts while walking, cooking, driving, and going about our everyday lives. Only by cultivating a mindful body and an embodied mind can we be fully alive. Bringing together ancient wisdom and contemporary thinking, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like hardware and software-if you don't have both, you can't do anything.Peace of Mind provides a foundation for beginning mindfulness practices and understanding the principles of mind/body awareness. By learning how our physical body and mind are inseparable in creating our own perceptions and experiences we can begin to trust and nourish our ability to create well-being.
As disdain grows for the workings of Washington, patriots across the country have gathered in "tea parties," harkening back to the nation's roots in 1773 when "No taxation without representation" was the motto. <P><P>Americans again feel overly taxed by rulers who don't listen, and the tea parties have grown into a movement comprised of deeply concerned Americans who have never previously participated in any demonstration. With this comes a renewed interest in our unique history as a nation, and Patriots Handbook offers just that. For those interested in actually reading the founding documents and learning about what the Founding Fathers had to say, Patriots Handbook offers our nation's founding documents, along with inspiring quotes and excerpts about the glorious history of our great nation.
A Passion for This Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Explore Our Relationship with Nature and the Environmentby Alan Weisman Rick Bass Richard Mabey Michelle Benjamin Helen Caldicott
David Suzuki's lifelong work as an environmentalist, naturalist, and scientist have influenced countless others in their fight to save the planet, 20 such devotees of them have contributed to this inspiring collection. <P><P>These journalists, scientists, writers and environmentalists have taken their enthusiasm for Suzuki's philosophy and funneled it into their own personal recollections, manifestos, and essays: Rick Bass describes his love for the Yaak Valley in Montana; Richard Mabey takes readers to a moonlit May evening in Suffolk; David Helvarg tells us of a stirring seaside memory from his childhood. No matter what journey these writers take us on, the unifying theme of their work is always the same: a deep and abiding love of nature - inspired and shared by David Suzuki.
Passion for Pizza celebrates the people, personalities, and stories behind one of the world's favorite foods. Not only a cookbook and a history book, it is also a tribute to the people and places that makes this dish a global favorite.<P><P> It is a beautifully illustrated volume by a team of award-winning authors, photographers, and designers who diligently followed the smell of great pizza to wherever it led them. Passion for Pizza begins in Italy, introducing readers to pizzaioli in places such as Naples, Rome, and Palermo. Next up is the pizza of New York, Chicago, and California, where it's as essential as baseball and mom's apple pie. The authors visit the people who produce the cheeses, tomatoes, flour, and other ingredients used in pizza making, showing the global reach of locally sourced foods. This exuberant tour guide digs deep into pizza culture with interviews of oven-makers, consultants, professors, acrobats, and journalists.With more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes for individual pizzas and crusts, over 40 pizzeria profiles, and 20 profiles of the people behind the pizza, this book inspires home cooks and aficionados alike.
Planning a cocktail party or a night in with your best friends? Looking to create tasty delights that are guaranteed to get everyone talking? The Party Food Bible is the must-have guide to making easy and delicious edibles--in miniature! <P><P>Served up on everything from skewers to spoons, the 565 recipes in this unique cookbook offer bite-size delicacies, stylish drinks, and scrumptious desserts that are perfect for cocktail parties, baby or bridal showers, wedding receptions, birthdays, or any festive occasion.Drawing upon the flavors and cuisines of Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Asia, Mexico, and the United States, this indispensable kitchen companion offers novel variations on international classics and reproduces your favorite dishes on a small scale. Plus, practical tips help you master the basics of hosting only the best events.Master such elegant mini eats as:Prosciutto chipsSushi slidersGazpacho shotsNoodle basketsDeep fried spring rollsAnd that's just to whet your appetite!Featuring a mouthwatering photo to accompany every recipe, The Party Food Bible will be your go-to guide to creating beautiful, easy, and oh-so-fashionable dishes that will be the life of your party!
From the tiny parakeet to the giant hyacinth macaw, not all parrots place the same demands on their parents. <P><P>Parakeets, conures, cockatiels, lories-the parrot family consists of the most popular pet birds, each offering keepers their unique characteristics and exotic beauty as well as their specific requirements. Bird expert and author, Carol Frishmann has written a must-have book for every parrot parent-to-be, an all-in-one guide that will remain indispensable in every bird home, regardless of the size, trainability, or personality of the feathered child. More than a selection guide, Parenting a Parrot offers all the information owners need to know about feeding, caring for, and training their chosen parrot. Though both good talkers, the eclectus parrot may be quieter than the cockatoo, but he's not nearly as cuddly. Parenting a Parrot tells owners what to expect from their parrots and how to get the most out of their avian companions.INSIDE THIS BOOK:Finding and purchasing the ideal parrotDescriptions and needs of the most popular twenty parrot speciesComprehensive positive-reinforcement-based training chapter, including trick training, talking, and training a flighted birdLiving with a parrot, including establishing daily routine, socializing, housing, home safety, and cleanlinessThe parrot's meal plan: diets, organic and natural options, and special needsUnderstanding parrot behavior, enrichment strategies, and problem solvingGrooming, health care, first aid, and senior careParenting tips highlighted in sidebars in each chapterLists of recommendations for best talkers, quietest species, trick experts, beginner's birds, etc.Includes detailed species descriptions of these parrots:African GreysAmazonsBourke's ParkeetsCaiquesCockatielsCockatoosConuresEclectusLineolated ParakeetsLories and LorikeetsLovebirdsMacawsParakeets/BudgiesParrotletsPionusPsittaculasQuaker ParakeetsSenegals and Other PoicephalusPlus: Brotogeris, Great-Bills, Kakarikis, Rosellas, Hawk-Headed Parrots, Vasa Parrots
Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Kristiana Gregory's ACROSS THE WIDE AND LONESOME PRAIRIE is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! After the death of her two sisters, thirteen-year-old Hattie and her family make for a fresh start. They sell their farm in Missouri and journey across the Oregon Trail toward Oregon City. At first the adventure is exciting, but as the days, weeks, and months pass, Hattie realizes what a dangerous and tedious trip it is. As they cross the prairies, news of the fate of the Donner party reaches them, and death, disease, weather, and the terrain take a terrible toll on their traveling party. The Campbells lose neighbors and friends until they almost cannot bear to continue. But Hattie and her family must persevere or risk the same misfortune. Hattie's diary chronicles the hardships of such a harrowing journey, but also captures the small moments, the friendships and celebrations of life, that keep hope alive.