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An utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of the world's finest biographers. Never before has the life of Marie Antoinette been told so intimately and with such authority. The eighteenth-century French queen whose excesses became legend, Marie Antoinette was blamed for instigating the French Revolution. In this lavishly illustrated biography, best-selling author Antonia Fraser portrays a woman whose journey from palace to guillotine was doomed by her innocence and the manipulations of theancien régime. Antonia Fraser takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the fourteen-year-old Archduchess of Austria's arrival at the French court of Versailles, betrothed to the future King Louis XVI. Hostage to her mother Empress Maria Theresa's foreign policy, Marie Antoinette was immediately accused of political interference by the French, yet she was not interested in state affairs, preferring to play a gracious, philanthropic role, patronizing the arts, especially music. Fraser weaves a richly detailed account of Marie Antoinette's journey from an innocent, unsophisticated young girl into a magnificently courageous woman who, in the last days of theancien régime, defied her enemies at her trial with consummate intelligence, arousing the admiration of even the most hostile revolutionaries. Brilliantly written,Marie Antoinetteis a work of impeccable scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of letters and other archival materials, Antonia Fraser successfully avoids the hagiography of some of the French queen's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics.
The book introduces young readers to two of the world's most remarkable women: scientist Marie Curie and humanitarian Mother Teresa.
The life of Marie Curie, her two Nobel prizes for her work on radiation and the discovery of the element Radium. The effects of radiation on her health and the many applications in the medical field as well as warfare. Also includes a historical timeline which corelates the events of Curie's life with those of the world. An excellent book for a book report.
from the book jacket: the music soars. the curtain lifts. Marie van Goethem rises onto her toes and floats across the stage of the Paris Opera. And in that moment, fourteen-year-old Marie is happy. Unfortunately, that's almost the only joy in Marie's life. When she's not dancing, she is tormented by hunger, overwhelmed by her mother's uncontrolled drinking, and angered by her older sister's chronic selfishness. However, when Edgar Degas demands Marie's presence in his studio, it appears that her life will he transformed. Each week as she poses for the famous artist, Marie dreams-of a life without poverty, of being with her one true love, and of becoming a star of the ballet. But can being Monsieur Degas's model bring her all that she imagines? Here is the story of the girl immortalized in Degas's most famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. It's a heartbreaking tale of passion for ballet, of loyalty to family, and of enduring love.
Ten-year-old Marie dreams of becoming a ballerina, but without a wealthy sponsor, she faces a more mundane future dictated by her family's position in pre-Revolutionary Parisian society.
How do you cook nutritious and delicious meals when life is busy and time is short? How can you make fresh, organic food a part of your and your family's way of life--simply and affordably? These are the questions that Mariel Hemingway answers by sharing tried-and-tested recipes, straight from her kitchen to yours. Filled with exciting, beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, Mariel's Kitchen includes seventy-five sensational recipes that can be mastered by anyone, regardless of cooking experience. Arranged according to the seasons, these recipes show how simple it can be to put locally grown, seasonal produce on your table in place of packaged and processed foods. From sublime summer breakfasts to delectable desserts and heartwarming winter dinners, these tasty dishes, snacks, salad dressings, marinades, and drink recipes put homemade eating back into easy reach. Mariel also shares her secrets that make it possible to eat well all week long, even with a full schedule. She reveals what staples are necessary for any pantry and how to prepare core recipes that become the foundation for multiple dishes. She offers shopping tips for navigating the world of organic and sustainable foods. And as she reveals what makes her kitchen "the heart of her home," she peppers recipes with stories about her own lifelong love affair with food. Combining Mariel's no-nonsense attitude with wholesome recipes for every occasion, Mariel's Kitchen is a new kind of American cookbook designed to help you--and all those you cook for--eat better, fresher, and more delicious foods, day in and day out.
Unlike the vast majority of other grow books, Marijuana 101 reads like an informal study guide for an "Introduction to Growing" course run by a professor who had a successful grow for a decade. Professor Lee involves his readers and helps them over each potential stumbling block, with constant reference to his own experience, giving the book the personal touch similar guides lack. Lee discusses what to think about before even choosing to grow, how to keep it secret, and how to keep it cheap. He also covers what to buy and where, how to make sense of the myriad of equipment, and the merits of different grow techniques. There's even basic bud history and theory, including how to identify strains and understand the fundamental needs of the precious plants. The benefits of hydroponics, the pros and cons of different soils, and how to breed individual strains are all discussed, but the focus is always the same -- ending up with a successful indoor grow.
Sweet ass! A 200ish-page book about pot and pot-related stuff. Can you believe somebody paid these guys to publish a whole book about The Chronic? Man, that is so sick! The Marijuana-Logues started as an Off-Broadway show, consisting of these three guys, Arj Barker, Doug Benson, and Tony Camin sitting on stools and elucidating and illustrating the wisdom of weed. Since you probably never got motivated enough to actually go see the show, now is your chance to enjoy such gems as, "Some people say marijuana is a crutch--yeah, crutches help people walk. We think that's a good thing." In this sturdy volume (not made from hemp paper, so don't try to smoke it), you'll find many highly creative essays on the virtues of that fine fine plant, as well as some herben poetry, "high-ku," marijuana fun facts, marijuana fun snacks, and other up-here stuff [point to your head]. Some choice buds from The Marijuana-Logues: ARJ BARKER'S FIRST TIME: The first time I smoked pot, I was in the back seat of my older brother's car. It must have been some pretty good weed, too, because I'm an only child. THINGS YOU WILL NEVER HEAR DOUG BENSON SAY WHEN HE IS OFFERED SOME MARIJUANA: No. FEMALE COMPOTABILITY by Tony Camin: My girlfriend thinks that I smoke too much pot. I, on the other hand, don't think I smoke enough pot, because if I did, I'd be finished. And I'm not. Look, we all have our vices: I like to smoke a little weed; she likes to feed the baby. Different strokes for different folks.
Marijuana Outdoor Grower's Guide is written for first-time growers who are looking to learn the basics and have a successful personal crop. For the more experienced grower, the book includes advice on how to enhance the productivity of your plants and ensure success with every attempt. With focus on creating a small grow area that will produce without problems, this book will be an invaluable resource for those with little familiarity with the process of raising marijuana plants.Starting from a brief overview of marijuana itself and the issues surrounding it, S.T. Oner discusses the pros and cons of growing outdoors, and how best to utilize the tools at your disposal, such as household waste. Through selecting seeds and choosing a grow spot to maximizing security and actually raising your plants, he writes in a manner that is easy to follow and helpfully instructive at the same time. Protection from pests as well as the elements, how best to harvest and how the more advanced grower can move forward in their career are all covered, as are the basics are cooking with your harvested bud.
When Was The Last Time You Felt Really Healthy?Now's the time to create the healthy, balanced life you want -- and become the truly vibrant, happy person you were meant to be. Combining good humor with solid science, Marilu Henner provides essential information on every aspect of health and fitness, including:Detoxing your bodyPreventing or alleviating health conditions from obesity to cancerThe secrets of stress reductionReal food and the organic way to fuel your bodyFree yourself forever from diets and disease-causing toxins, boost your energy, lower and maintain your weight -- and change your life.
In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died.
Biography about the iconic figure and movie star, Marilyn Monroe.
Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will forever change the way we view the most enduring icon of America sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, think again. Leaming's book tells a brand-new tale of sexual, psychological, and political intrigue of the highest order. Told for the first time in all its complexity, this is a compelling portrait of a woman at the center of a drama with immensely high stakes, a drama in which the other players are some of the most fascinating characters from the worlds of movies, theater, and politics. It is a book that shines a bright light on one of the most tumultuous, frightening, and exciting periods in American culture. Basing her research on new interviews and on thousands of primary documents--including revealing letters by Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, John Huston, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Darryl Zanuck, Marilyn's psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, and many others--Leaming has reconstructed the tangle of betrayal in Marilyn's life. For the first time, a master storyteller has put together all of the pieces and told Marilyn's story with the intensity and drama it so richly deserves. At the heart of this book is a sexual triangle and a riveting story that has never been told before. You will come away filled with new respect for Marilyn's incredible courage, dignity, and loyalty, and an overwhelming sense of tragedy after witnessing Marilyn, powerless to overcome her demons, move inexorably to her own final, terrible betrayal of herself. Marilyn Monroe is a book that will make you think--and will break your heart.
After the visitors have left the zoo and the animals have settled down for the night, a mischievous monkey starts a ting-tong rhythm on the marimba and slowly the animals awaken. Lions and llamas samba and cougars and coyotes conga as all the animals join in the fun to create a rollicking fiesta. Infused with Mexican American flavor, MARIMBA! is a unique alphabet book that also introduces the concept of cognates--words in different languages that are similar. Young Spanish speakers will be delighted to find they are already familiar with twenty-six words in English, and English speakers with find they already know some Spanish. Author's note, pronunciation guide, rebus dictionary.
The tremendous success of slow-cooker cookbooks is rooted in the demanding lifestyles of working families: You get dinner started before you go to work and have it ready shortly after you return. Slow-cooking is not the only way to cook fabulous food on a busy schedule. Lucy Vaserfirer's Marinades offers a delicious alternative. With the right marinade, you can dress up meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables in the morning, pop the food in the fridge for the day, and finish it all off with a quick broil, grill, microwave, or sauté when you get home. Dinner is served! Vaserfirer, who previously has written Seared to Perfection and Flavored Butters, and also writes the blog Hungry Cravings, is a culinary-school instructor known for her expertise with meats, her knowledge of kitchen science, and her warm and engaging teaching voice. Marinades shows when to use--and not use--oil- based, vinegar-based, fruit-based, and milk- or cream-based marinades. The recipes range from comforting American, French, and Italian marinades to adventuresome and assertive ideas from Mexico and Latin America, Asia, and beyond. The book includes seventeen recipe chapters, nine of which are based on specific types of marinades (herb, spice, and citrus, for example) and eight of which range geographically across the world's best cuisines. Each of the 200 marinades is accompanied by an additional recipe that shows one way to use it. A Raspberry-Zinfandel Marinade, for example, features a recipe for Grilled Raspberry- Zinfandel Pork Medallions, while a Souvlaki Marinade has a recipe for Swordfish Souvlaki alongside. In keeping with the popularity of marinades among outdoor cooks, more than half of these 200 additional recipes are for grilled dishes, but there are ideas aplenty for indoor cooking as well.
In this revised and expanded edition of his best-selling book, grilling guru Jim Tarantino explains the art and science of marinades and presents more than 400 savory, sweet, and spicy recipes. Featuring 150 brand-new recipes and sections on brines, cures, and glazes, this marinating bible is chock-full of ideas for preparing moist and flavorful beef, poultry, vegetables, and more--both indoors and out--including:Apple Cider Brine * Zesty Jalapeño Lime Glaze * Tapenade Marinade * Ancho-Espresso Dry Rub * Grilled Iberian Pork Loin with Blood Orange-Sherry Sauce * Vietnamese Grilled Lobster SaladMARINADES, RUBS, BRINES, CURES & GLAZES provides home cooks with a diverse repertoire of mouthwatering recipes and fail-safe techniques, so you can grill, steam, sauté, roast, and broil with confidence.Hundreds of marinades, rubs, brines, cures, glazes, bastes, mops, sops, dipping sauces, spice mixes, caramels, and more.Delicious dishes. Recipes for marinated main courses and sides with a tantalizing array of global flavors, from the deep South to the South Pacific.In-depth info. The know-how you need to understand how marinades react with meats and vegetables, with detailed marinating charts.Indispensable ingredients. Lists of essential foodstuffs to stock your pantry for a full repertoire of recipes and endless culinary improvisation.Tips & tricks for the kitchen & the grill. How to cure and brine seafood, smoke meat to perfection, get creative with jerky, and tons of other useful techniques.
Marine Biologycovers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory text includes solid basic science content needed in a general education course, including the fundamental principles of biology, the physical sciences, and the scientific method. This science coverage is integrated with a stimulating, up-to-date overview of marine biology. Visit the OnlineLearning Center
"Marine One" expertly mixes political intrigue with courtroom drama and fast-paced action in one of the most exciting thrillers of the year.
Tells the exciting true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.
Marine environments have long been places of exploration, subsistence, transport and trade, but it is only recently that marine tourism has extended beyond coastal resorts and beaches. Demand for marine wildlife experiences has grown considerably in recent decades but a corresponding increase in the conservation of these environments as well as adequate legislative and management responses aimed at sustainability has not yet followed. This book demonstrates that through scientific approaches to understanding and managing tourist interactions with marine wildlife, sustainable marine tourism can be achieved. Drawing from disciplines such as marine and conservation biology and behavioural ecology, the effects of human disturbance on marine wildlife as well as management approaches to moderate these impacts are explored. Social science perspectives are also used to understand consumer demand and the ethical and legislative problems that this demand creates. This comprehensive volume provides valuable insights for both researchers and practitioners in marine conservation and tourism.
Jacob Chandler knew everything about Benni Harper, and in his house were pieces of her life: a hand-carved statue of her childhood horse and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings that covered her work, her marriages, and the death of her first husband. And when Jacob Chandler died, he left his home in Morro Bay and all its contents to Benni--the only stipulation being that Benni had to stay in the house, alone, for two weeks before the inheritance became hers. But Benni Harper has never even heard of Jacob Chandler. Now she has two weeks to follow his scavenger-hunt set of clues to discover whether he is her guardian angel or personal demon. The waters are rough and the direction unclear as she finds herself setting a course to a time and a place in her own past--a place Benni Harper and Jacob Chandler both knew as home. . .
Many on Gor do not believe the great ship of Tersites, the lame, scorned, half-blind, half-mad shipwright, originally of Port Kar, exists. Surely it is a matter of no more than legend. In the previous book, however, Swordsmen of Gor, we learned that the great ship, commissioned by unusual warriors for a mysterious mission, was secretly built in the northern forests and brought down the Alexandra to Thassa, the sea, beginning her voyage to the "World's End," hazarding waters beyond the "farther islands," from which no ship had returned. Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.
Captain Jace Monroe goes from combat duty to daddy detail when twin babies in identical pink blankets are left on his doorstep. Suddenly the overwhelmed new father has a mission: rounding up a nanny for the daughters he hadn't known he had!Enter Emma Stewart. She's smart, beautiful...and a natural mother. What is Jace's new nanny not telling him?It takes no time for the infant girls to melt Emma's heart. But helping their sexy father make the transition from fun-loving bachelor to full-time dad requires some on-the-job training. To complicate things even more, Emma is falling for the marine.When Jace discovers her secret, he's surprised. And he wonders if Emma's growing feelings are about him--or just his babies?
The U. S. Marine Corps made a man out of Nathan Morningway. But the orphaned baby girl left to him by his military buddy made him a father. Asinglefather. With no training in diaper duty, let alone parenthood, Nathan heads home to Morningway Lodge-where he's not exactly warmly welcomed by his family. But day-care worker Jessica Sabin helps care for little Gracie and teaches him how to be a daddy. Thatseemsto make Jessica happy. So why does she look so sad sometimes? Nathan's new mission: to find out-and make Jessica smile forever.
Fashionista Marion enters a styling competition in the eighth book of the Critter Club series--but will she regret helping out one of her competitors?Marion is so excited. There's an upcoming kids' fashion show for charity, and the students at Santa Vista Elementary get to style an outfit for it! Since only one design from each grade will get picked for the show, Marion knows she has to win. So she's surprised when a girl named Olivia asks her for some style advice. Marion agrees to help Olivia, and actually has fun doing it! But problems arise when Marion realizes that Olivia has designed the exact outfit Marion had planned to present to the judges. So Marion tells a little white lie in order to get her way. At first, she is excited to impress the judges, but soon, another feeling creeps up on her. Is it guilt? Will Marion tell Olivia what she did? And whose outfit will get picked for the fashion show? Plus, Marion deals with taking care of some frogs at The Critter Club! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.