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Gardens of New Spain

by William W. Dunmire

When the Spanish began colonizing the Americas in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, they brought with them the plants and foods of their homeland--wheat, melons, grapes, vegetables, and every kind of Mediterranean fruit. Missionaries and colonists introduced these plants to the native peoples of Mexico and the American Southwest, where they became staple crops alongside the corn, beans, and squash that had traditionally sustained the original Americans. This intermingling of Old and New World plants and foods was one of the most significant fusions in the history of international cuisine and gave rise to many of the foods that we so enjoy today. Gardens of New Spain tells the fascinating story of the diffusion of plants, gardens, agriculture, and cuisine from late medieval Spain to the colonial frontier of Hispanic America. Beginning in the Old World, William Dunmire describes how Spain came to adopt plants and their foods from the Fertile Crescent, Asia, and Africa. Crossing the Atlantic, he first examines the agricultural scene of Pre-Columbian Mexico and the Southwest. Then he traces the spread of plants and foods introduced from the Mediterranean to Spain's settlements in Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California. In lively prose, Dunmire tells stories of the settlers, missionaries, and natives who blended their growing and eating practices into regional plantways and cuisines that live on today in every corner of America.

The Gardens of the British Working Class

by Margaret Willes

This magnificently illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the laboring classes in the country to today, Margaret Willes's research unearths lush gardens nurtured outside rough workers' cottages and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, methods employed by determined, obsessive, and eccentric workers to make their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the great philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces, the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse syndicates and fierce rivalries between vegetable growers, flower-fanciers cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore handed down from gardener to gardener through generations. This is a sumptuous record of the myriad ways in which the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables, and flowers has played-and continues to play-an integral role in everyday British life.

The Gardens of the Dead

by William Brodrick

When Elizabeth Glendinning QC dies of a sudden heart attack while making a desperate phone call to the police, her colleagues and family are devastated, and mystified. What was she doing in east London at the time of her death, and what was she trying to tell Inspector Cartwright in her last phone call? After her funeral, her son Nicholas, a former colleague, Anselm, who knew Elizabeth at the Bar before he became a monk, and Inspector Cartwright all receive packages from Elizabeth, pertaining to one particular case from years before: R v. Spendle; plus newspaper cuttings relating to the accidental drowning of a young man, Teddy Jones and the son of the principal prosecution witness in that case, George Jones. Why is Elizabeth still following this case? And what does she want each of them to do with the information she has sent them?

Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1)

by Steven Erikson

Fantasy with intrigues and adventures in the Malazan empire.

Gardens of the Sun

by Paul Mcauley

The Quiet War is over. The city states of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, founded by descendants of refugees from Earth's repressive regimes, the Outers, have fallen to the Three Powers Alliance of Greater Brazil, the European Union, and the Pacific Community. A century of enlightenment, rational utopianism and exploration of new ways of being human has fallen dark. Outers are herded into prison camps and forced to collaborate in the systematic plundering of their great archives of scientific and technical knowledge, while Earth's forces loot their cities and settlements and ships, and plan a final solution to the 'Outer problem.' But Earth's victory is fragile, and riven by vicious internal politics. While seeking out and trying to anatomise the strange gardens abandoned in place by the Outers' greatest genius, Avernus, the gene wizard Sri Hong-Owen is embroiled in the plots and counterplots of the family that employs her. The diplomat Loc Ifrahim soon discovers that profiting from victory isn't as easy as he thought. And on Earth, in Greater Brazil, the democratic traditions preserved and elaborated by the Outers have infected a population eager to escape the tyranny of the great families who rule them. Meanwhile, in the outer reaches of the Solar System, a rag-taggle group of refugees struggle to preserve the last of the old ideals. And on Triton, fanatical members of a cabal prepare for a final battle that threatens to shatter the future of the human species. After a conflict fought to contain the expansionist, posthuman ambitions of the Outers, the future is as uncertain as ever. Only one thing is clear. No one can escape the consequences of war -- especially the victors.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History (Enhanced 13th Edition)

by Fred S. Kleiner

Notable to the 13th edition of this celebrated textbook is the upgrading of a large percentage of the images around which the text is based. Professors accustomed to the 12th edition will be relieved to learn that the content and its organization have not been altered. The volume includes online access to a site where students can find flashcards, visual compare and contrast examples, links to Google earth coordinates, interactive maps, video clips, and practice tips, among other study aids. The art of western Europe, which was the basis for the original Gardner History, is now interspersed with chapters on the art and architecture of South and Southeast Asia, China and Korea, Japan, Oceania, Africa, the Islamic world, and Native American art. Many maps and inset boxes, as well as an accompanying fold-out timeline are included. Earlier editions are cited in Resources for College Libraries. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective (13th edition)

by Fred S. Kleiner

As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions--plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, this 13th Edition of the most widely read history of art book in the English language is the only textbook that includes a unique "scale" feature.

The Garfield Orbit

by Margaret Leech Harry J. Brown

This biography of President James Garfield was begun by Margaret Leech, who died before the book's completion. Harry Brown, who edited Garfield's extensive diaries, finished the book. Leech's portion is especially rich in personal detail about Garfield's family of origin and his romantic relationships prior to his marriage. Garfield was a highly literate, intensely reflective man who left voluminous letters and diaries, and excerpts from this material bring him to life in this book.

Garfield Scary Surprise

by Mark Acey

From the book: "Hey, Garfield, listen to this," said Jon as he was reading the newspaper. "It says here a woman was cleaning out her attic and discovered a chest full of treasure worth a million dollars !" Garfield's ears immediately perked up. "Wow! That sure would buy a lot of donuts!" said Garfield. "Who knows? There might even be treasure in our attic," joked Jon. "No one's been up there in ages-except maybe some spiders." Garfield cringed at the mere thought of those creepy creatures. "I'll tell you what," said Jon. "If you and Odie will clean out the attic while I'm visiting Aunt Lola, you can keep whatever treasure you find. And if you don't find anything, well, at least we'll have a nice clean room."

Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! Cookbook

by Gooseberry Patch

Exclusively designed by Gooseberry Patch, with artwork by Jim Davis and the creators of everyone's favorite fat cat, Garfield. Over 230 delicious, quick & easy recipes for Garfield's favorite foods...lasagna, pizza and much more!

The Gargantuan Polity

by Michael Randall

Critics and scholars have long argued that the Renaissance was the period that gave rise to the modern individual. The Gargantuan Polity examines political, legal, theological, and literary texts in the late Middle Ages, to show how individuals were defined by contracts of mutual obligation, which allowed rulers to hold power due to approval of their subjects. Noting how the relationship between rulers and individuals changed with the rise of absolute monarchy, Michael Randall provides significant insight into Renaissance culture and politics by showing how individuals went from being understood in terms of their objective relations with the community to subjective beings. By studying this evolution, he challenges the argument that subjectivity enabled modern political autonomy to come into existence, and instead argues that subjectivity might have disempowered the outwardly directed and highly political individuals of the late Middle Ages. A profound and detailed study of one of the most drastic periods of change, The Gargantuan Polity will be of interest to scholars of French literature, the Renaissance, and intellectual history.

Gargoyles of Gaylord (Michigan Chillers, #5)

by Johnathan Rand

The gargoyle was only a few feet from me when I dove to the grass, face first. I held out my arms in front of me to break my fall, then I rolled sideways. I could hear the huge beast swoop over me and pass by. Whew! That had been close. But there was still danger! The gargoyle was still in the sky... and he was coming after me!


by Stephen Fulder

Garlic is a folk remedy with 5,000 years of history which is today being taken very seriously by medical researchers who have proved its particular value in preventing coronary artery disease.

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

by Ruth Reichl

Reichl knows that, as the most important food critic in the country, she must be anonymous - a charge she took very seriously by assuming the guise of a series of eccentric personalities.

Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil

by Howard Curtis Jean-Claude Izzo

Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis's brilliant translation this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city he loved, the sea to which he belonged, and the literary movement that made him famous. A must-read for all lovers of Izzo's Marseilles Trilogy.

Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell #12)

by Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today's most acclaimed mystery series. Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim--who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe. With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today."

The Garner Files: A Memoir

by Jon Winokur James Garner

After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He became Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War and was awarded with two Purple Hearts before returning to the United States and settling in Los Angeles to become an actor. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities, including Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood, Garner became a star in his own right, despite struggles with stage fright and depression. In The Garner Files, this revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more. In The Garner Files, this revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" Audrey Hepburn, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more. A page-turning blend of personal reflection and Hollywood glamour, The Garner Files emerges as a compelling portrait of a household name as he navigates the turmoil and unpredictability of a life on screen.

The Garnet Dagger

by Andrea R. Cooper

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Garnet Dagger

by Andrea R. Cooper

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?Sensuality Level: Sensual


by Denise Mina

"A shattering first novel... You can't look away from it."--New York Times Book Review. Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her - or make her the next victim. "I can't think of a more interesting - and less likely - crime hero than Maureen O'Donnell, the damaged but determined center of Denise Mina's marvelous debut mystery. ... The book bristles with angry energy and the spare urban poetry of its unique language." - Chicago Tribune. "A groundbreaking book...its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide."--Washington Post Book World. "This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut." -Kansas City Star. "A compelling story. ... This is the reason we read mysteries." -Rocky Mountain News.

Garo Literature

by Caroline Marak

This anthology of Garo literature contains songs, folktales, ritual chants, traditional oral poetry, songs about country life, samples of written poetry and a play. The contents have been carefully chosen to give an idea about the oral traditions of the Garos as well as their written literature which emerged a little over a hundred years ago. I must hasten to add that not all the material selected, especially from the traditional oral literature, is necessarily the best and the most representative; because my selection was based on considerations of quality as well as translatability. Many traditional poems and songs are untranslatable due to the lack of equivalent words in English. Besides, some key words have gone out of use, and their meanings are uncertain.

Garrett for Hire

by Glen Cook

Meet Garrett, P. I. He's a hardboiled human detective who stands out in a crowd of elves, trolls, and other otherworldly denizens in the magical city of TunFaire. Garrett For Hire is "fantasy noir at its best" (Library Journal), collecting three novels from Glen Cook's classic urban fantasy series. Deadly Quicksilver Lies A rich woman hires Garrett to find her missing daughter...or to act as her hitman. In TunFaire, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference, leaving him no choice but to sift through the sex, intrigue, and murder to uncover the truth behind this case... Petty Pewter Gods With TunFaire real estate at a premium and prayer palaces at a minimum, the big gods on the block hold a contest: find the "key" to the one temple still available for worship. And when two rival pantheons try to hire Garrett to find it on their behalf, he finds himself facing the wrath of gods... Faded Steel Heat Riots between humans and non-humans have turned TunFaire into a war zone. And when a powerful gang of "human rightists" drag Garrett into the fray, he defends himself with a circle of friends no one would wish on their worst enemy... .

Garrett Investigates (Omnibus #3)

by Glen Cook

This is the third Garrett omnibus to be published though these novels can be read independently of one another. This one includes: Deadly Quicksilver Lies; Petty Pewter Gods; and Faded Steel Heat. In the first he is persuaded to look for a teenage girl who may not want to be found and is up against monsters, magic and the mob. In the second, a god has lost his worshippers and has been evicted from his temple. Two competing religions want the real estate and Garrett is hired to find the key that will let one of them acquire the last free temple in the city. In the third, Garrett finds himself in the middle of a case that involves human prejudice against all the other races which turns violent and eventually involves shape changers which is one of the reasons it becomes very difficult to tell friend from foe.

Garrett on the Case (Omnibus #4)

by Glen Cook

Garrett is once more up against cults and bad guys and even people he trusts. He has only the Dead Man to help him and lots of loyal friends to chip in as they can. This is fun reading.

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