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First published in 1984, this wordless story by the Caldecott Medalist about a little mouse who is lost and found again is updated with new illustrations, a larger trim size, and text for the for the first time, making it an ideal read-aloud.
"Bonsai All it takes is one to throw a room completely out of whack. Over by the window it looks hundreds of yards away, a lone stark gesture of wood on the distant cliff of a table. Up close, it draws you in, cuts everything down to its size. Look at it from the doorway, and the world dilates and bloats. The button lying next to it is now a pearl wheel, the book of matches is a raft, and the coffee cup a cistern to catch the same rain that moistens its small plot of dark, mossy earth. For it even carries its own weather, leaning away from a fierce wind that somehow blows through the calm tropics of this room. The way it bends inland at the elbow makes me want to inch my way to the very top of its spiky greenery, hold onto for dear life and watch the sea storm rage, hoping for a tiny whale to appear. I want to see her plunging forward through the troughs, tunneling under the foam and spindrift on her annual, thousand-mile journey. Splitting Wood Frost covered this decades ago, and frost will cover it again tonight, the leafy disarray of this woodland now thinned down to half its trees, but this morning I stand here sweating in a thin shirt as I split a stack of ash logs into firewood with two wedges, an ax, and a blue-headed maul. The pleasures here are well known: the feet planted wide, the silent unstoppable flow of the downswing, the coordination that is called hand-eye, because the hand achieves whatever the concupiscent eye desires when it longs for a certain spot, which, in this case, is the slightest fissure visible at one end of the log where the thin, insinuating edge of the blade can gain entry, where the shape of its will can be done. ..."
This is sunshine and lazy afternoons in book form, updated for the way we eat now. Picnics serves forth fresh, flavorful, and portable recipes for today's casual to elegant outdoor entertaining. Picnickers can choose from more than 45 recipes for savory salads, sumptuous sandwiches, mouth-watering main dishes, and decadent desserts--and whip up outdoor menus in no time, guided by easy-to-follow instructions and 24 inviting color photographs. Imagine: Open with tasty tidbits such as Crusty Focaccia with Rosemary or Curried Deviled Eggs. Let the serious feasting begin with Spicy Turkey Burgers or Grilled Beef Skewers (paired here with black pepper-lime dipping sauce). Top it all off with a piece de resistance dessert such as Brown Sugar Blondies with Pecans or Moist Chocolate-Walnut Cake. At the park, at the beach, in the woods, or in the backyard garden, the gang will be back for more whenever the fabulous fare in Picnics is on the menu.
This is a new translation of and commentary on Pico della Mirandola's most famous work, the Oration on the Dignity of Man. It is the first English edition to provide readers with substantial notes on the text, essays that address the work's historical, philosophical and theological context, and a survey of its reception. Often called the 'Manifesto of the Renaissance', this brief but complex text was originally composed in 1486 as the inaugural speech for an assembly of intellectuals, which could have produced one of the most exhaustive metaphysical, theological and psychological debates in history, had Pope Innocent VIII not forbidden it. This edition of the Oration reflects the spirit of the original text in bringing together experts in different fields. Not unlike the debate Pico optimistically anticipated, the resulting work is superior to the sum of its parts.
We live in a digital Media Society, in which pictures are becoming more and more important. So, human communication is increasingly becoming a visual communication. That is not a new finding. But the new question is: What does this development mean for the law? Up to now the law is the part of the society which is most sceptical towards images. Law has still resisted the visual temptation. This will not last for ever. The rush of pictures in everyday life and in every part of the society is much too strong - and it is even getting stronger. The invasion of images will change the character of modern law deeply. Modern law will become a Pictorial Law.What are the chances and the risks of Pictorial Law and visual law communication? This is the topic of the book.
From the Book Jacket: I first met Misty of Chincoteague when she was six days old. It was love at sight. Grandpa Beebe promised to send her to Mole Meadow, in Illinois, to help me write a book about her. "But," he insisted, "the Phantom's got to nurse her for four months. Takin' colts away from their mas afore they're weaned makes 'em spoilt and ornery." Those four months of waiting dragged, and they flew. News of a wild pony coming from an island out in the Atlantic Ocean caused great excitement. Neighbor children appeared as if by magic. They all wanted to help get her stable ready. Together we dug up the old dirt floor, brought in fresh clean earth, scrubbed and whitewashed the walls. In weary moments this snapshot tacked to the stable door held our attention. It set us daydreaming and wondering how we could ever communicate to our friends the uniqueness of the pony we'd soon be caring for.
Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book.
Surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin, highlighting his work as an inventor and statesman.
Florence Nightingale was the daughter of a rich family from England, but she felt that her life could be so much more. She decided to become a nurse and because of her we have clean hospitals and good nursing care. This biography for younger readers tells the life of Florence and her incredible work in the United Kingdom for better hospital care.
A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.
A simple presentation of George Washington's character and the major events of his life.
The aim of this book is to explain the basic concepts and phenomena of quantum mechanics by means of visualization. Computer-generated illustrations in color are used extensively throughout the text, helping to establish the relation between quantum mechanics--wave functions, interference, atomic structure, and so forth--and classical physics--point mechanics, statistical mechanics, and wave optics. Even more important, by studying the pictures in parallel with the text, readers develop an intuition for such notoriously abstract phenomena as the tunnel effect excitation and decay of metastable states wave-packet motion within a well systems of distinguishable and indistinguishable particles free wave packets and scattering in 3 dimensions angular-momentum decomposition stationary bound states in various 3-dimensional potentials hybrid states Kepler motion of wave packets in the Coulomb field spin and magnetic resonance Illustrations from experiments in a variety of fields, including chemistry, and molecular, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, underline the basic as well as the practical importance of quantum mechanics. In the present, fourth edition all computer graphics are presented in full color. It also contains additional physics topics such as hybridization. Praise for Previous Editions "The book is highly recommended as a complement to any standard textbook in quantum mechanics, but it will also be valuable to all of us who studied quantum mechanics without the pictures." -- International Journal of Quantum Chemistry "This book would be an excellent basis for the study of special topics in a quantum physics course. Most serious students of physics and all of their teachers will want to consider having this orderly and graphic outline of introductory quantum theory at their fingertips." -- American Journal of Physics "Their aim is the presentation of the 'principal ideas of wave mechanics' in such a way that students can build a quantum intuition out of their graphics." -- Scientific American "This is a unique book. It does not provide a complete course in quantum theory, but as a companion work of reference it should be quite useful to students in providing insights into the dynamical structure of the theory." -- Nature
A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.
The novel Picture Bride tells the story of a fictional Japanese woman named Hana Omiya, a picture bride sent to live with her new husband in Oakland, California in 1917. The novel also focuses on her experiences in a Japanese internment camp in 1943. The related readings include an interview, a memoir, a personal narrative, a poem and a short story.
Stepping into the picture he has drawn with his purple crayon, Harold continues drawing his way through various adventures.
GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know whatdrawingis until one of his schoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries it himself, then decides to pull pictures out of his own mind - his Uncle Noah on the roof, giant chickens, flying cows, happy men with fiddles, and women with lambs. Suddenly Marc knows what he wants to do with his life. He wants to be an artist! From the Hardcover edition.
Many observers judge utopians and their sympathizers as foolhardy dreamers at best and murderous totalitarians at worst. However, as noted social critic and historian Russell Jacoby argues, not only has utopianism been unfairly characterized, a return to an iconoclastic utopian spirit is vital for today's society. Jacoby reexamines the anti-utopian mindset and identifies how utopian thought came to be regarded with such suspicion.
Ashley Montague is nearing the end of her police training--but nothing has prepared this rookie for the rite of passage that will take her on a deadly ride into the underbelly of Miami's drug world. It begins with the shocking discovery of a body on the highway and her glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure watching from the side of the road. Then Ashley's investigation into the incident reveals a surprising connection to another crime scene miles away. In the heart of the Everglades, Detective Jake Dilessio stares at the mutilated body of a woman--the killing identical to those carried out by a cult leader he put behind bars five years ago. Is this a copycat killing or is the wrong man doing time? The last thing Ashley and Jake want or need is the electric pull of desire as they are dragged deeper into a dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy. Now, with time running out and their lives on the line, they have everything to fight for. . . and everything to lose.
Delaney Walker has a secret. The celebrated designer of erotic lingerie is actually too "nice" to wear it. But when her fiancé says "I do" to someone else, Delaney decides to change her image. And she's going to start by going through with the boudoir photos she'd arranged for her groom-to-be. Only, little does she guess that once photographer Sam Martelli sets eyes on her, he'll insist on putting himself in the picture .... Sam has photographed hundreds of beautiful women, but none have affected him like Delaney. Even before she strips down to just a whisper of silk, casting off her inhibitions as well as her clothes, he has to have her. And thanks to a power failure, he does ... again and again. But once the lights come back on, can Sam convince her that their one night was more than just a case of indecent exposure ...? Decidedly naughty newcomer Rhonda Nelson shows why you can't take the bed out of the boudoir ...
Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere's Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann.Every selection appears in its entirety-a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who's been aptly called "a lord of language" by Max Beerbohm.From the Paperback edition.
Lucy Steadman refuses to be intimidated by brooding Italian Lorenzo Zanelli. He may hold the fate of her family's business in his iron fist, but she will not submit to his morepersonaldemands. As a talented artist, Lucy can see the truth in beauty; Lorenzo may be devastatingly handsome, but he has a soul blackened by his desire for revenge. And to give in to such a man, even for a single kiss, would be to lose her head-and her heart-forever. . . ;.
Veterinarian Carter Phillips wants answers. The scandal surrounding his employer's prizewinning horse has left Carter unable to clear Quest Stables' name. . . or his own. But then Carter spies an exquisite painting of an unknown horse that could finally lead him to the truth. . . . Artist Gillian Cameron knows exactly who the horse is: he's her family's Thoroughbred, Picture of Perfection. But Carter's suspicions compromise the horse's future and that of her family. She knows she can't trust Carter's agenda. . . so why does she find herself wanting to trust him with a mystery of her own?
Novel about a famous photographer looking through her old photos and reminiscing about her past, including her dark secret...
When his best friend vanishes, Ian sets out to discover what happened. A gap in his memory the afternoon that his best friend disappears in a redwood forest has a fifteen-year-old photographer wondering about his own role in the mystery, and who he can turn to for help.
From the back cover In the woods, a cunning killer is hiding evidence of his most recent crime. But his work interrupted by an unwelcome visitor..a little boy who has seen it all, and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophiliac boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Loi will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life-sa\| dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she ne| imagines they are not alone...or that their idyllic i will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. In one shocking moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help FBI agent Sta Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growl weaker by the minute...and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. Well paced suspense and telling descriptions.
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