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The final adventure in bestselling author Patrick Carman's delightfully wacky Floors trilogy! Taking mystery and adventure to the next level. It's not every day that a hotel loses its top floor. Then again, the Whippet Hotel is no stranger to wackiness. So when the entire floor is hoisted into the night sky by a nearly invisible airship, Leo and Remi know they're in for the ride of their lives. But little do the boys know just how amazing their voyage will become. They are headed to the field of wacky inventions, where they will have to compete against a number of foes for an incredible prize. It will take all of Leo and Remi's bravery, skill, and burping power to decode the outrageous puzzles hidden among the floors of Merganzer D. Whippet's newest and most peculiar construction. But they must -- because if they don't, they'll lose their beloved Whippet Hotel forever.
Flora knows better than to take shortcuts in her family home, Crackpot Hall--the house has eleven thousand rooms, and ever since her mother banished the magickal butler, those rooms move around at random. But Flora is late for school, so she takes the unpredictable elevator anyway. Huge mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler--and into a mind-blowing muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever. Full of wildly clever plot twists, this extraordinary first novel establishes Ysabeau Wilce as a compelling new voice in teen fantasy.
Rachel's cousin is holding a summer fancy dress ball in a Scottish Castle and Rachel and Kirsty have been invited along.
Certified flower essence practitioner Deborah Craydon and licensed acupuncturist Warren Bellows combine their expertise to present an innovative and highly effective holistic method to treat body, mind, and spirit. By applying flower essences (in place of needles) to acupuncture points, it is possible to stimulate the movement of energy (chi), starting a powerful healing process. Filled with full-color photography, this practical manual, suitable for both professional and home use, includes treatments for common ailments, such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The authors also explain the theory behind this technique and provide general instructions for application of flower essence tinctures, creating a comprehensive view of this exciting new form of alternative healing.The first guidebook to show how to apply the flower essences of Dr. Bach to acupuncture points for treatment of emotional and physical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches-without the use of needles.Bach flower essences can be purchased in most health food stores and homeopathic pharmacies and are safe for use on children, pregnant women, the elderly, and pets.Includes more that 50 full-color instructional photographs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Floral Design & Interior Landscape Management is a comprehensive book about the floral industry. The book explores the many segments of the floral industry and the beautiful products and services it provides. The reader will learn that flowers and foliage plants enrich our lives with beauty and function.
Flora Fyrdraaca wants nothing more than to be a ranger, and for that she must master the magickal--and dangerous--language of Gramatica. But before she can find the ideal teacher, her aspirations are put to the test. Would a true ranger be intimidated by a tentacle that reaches for her from the depths of a toilet? Be daunted by her best friend's transformation into a notorious outlaw, thanks to a pair of sparkly stolen boots? Be cowed by the revelation that only she can rescue the city of Califa from the violent earthquakes that threaten its survival? Never. Saving her city and her best friend are the least a Girl of Spirit can do--yet what Flora doesn't expect are the life-altering revelations she learns about her family and herself. This book features a teaser chapter from the third Flora book, Flora's Fury.
Women fall over themselves to say yes toanythingAngelo van Zaal wants-so he's shocked when proud redhead Flora Bennett saysnoto his plans! Flora is determined to adopt her baby niece, despite Angelo's assumption that he will have guardianship. And, though he's annoyed with himself for wanting her, Flora annoys Angelo even more for avoiding the shimmer of sexual attraction between them. There has to be a way to make Flora obey all his wishes, and there is-but it involves an unexpected pregnancy andthreemore babies. . . ;.
Like their penchant for clubs, cricket, and hunting, the planting of English gardens by the British in India reflected an understandable need on the part of expatriates to replicate home as much as possible in an alien environment. In Flora's Empire, Eugenia W. Herbert argues that more than simple nostalgia or homesickness lay at the root of this "garden imperialism," however. Drawing on a wealth of period illustrations and personal accounts, many of them little known, she traces the significance of gardens in the long history of British relations with the subcontinent. To British eyes, she demonstrates, India was an untamed land that needed the visible stamp of civilization that gardens in their many guises could convey.Colonial gardens changed over time, from the "garden houses" of eighteenth-century nabobs modeled on English country estates to the herbaceous borders, gravel walks, and well-trimmed lawns of Victorian civil servants. As the British extended their rule, they found that hill stations like Simla offered an ideal retreat from the unbearable heat of the plains and a place to coax English flowers into bloom. Furthermore, India was part of the global network of botanical exploration and collecting that gathered up the world's plants for transport to great imperial centers such as Kew. And it is through colonial gardens that one may track the evolution of imperial ideas of governance. Every Government House and Residency was carefully landscaped to reflect current ideals of an ordered society. At Independence in 1947 the British left behind a lasting legacy in their gardens, one still reflected in the design of parks and information technology campuses and in the horticultural practices of home gardeners who continue to send away to England for seeds.
Despite her troublesome attraction to magick, Flora has more or less spent her lifedoing what's been expected of her. Now, at sixteen, she knows that this path hasbeen strewn with secrets. Sure that her true mother, Tiny Doom--long believed to bedead--is alive, Flora becomes determined to find her and leave behind the lies she'sbeen told about who she is. Flora's quest takes her on a journey from lawless islands tothe deadly desert, and into an unexpected romance with a brooding stranger who revealshimself to be a kindred spirit. And it all becomes far more dangerous when Florarealizes how desperately their enemies want Tiny Doom--and Flora herself--dead.
A wise and entertaining novel about a woman who has lived life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years, only to find herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family's various catastrophes Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible to almost everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days and threatening her well-defended solitude. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag.... With searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity in all its flaws, Brian Morton introduces a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them, Florence, who can humble the fools surrounding her with one barbed line, but who eventually finds there are realities even she cannot outwit.
The year is 1912 when seventeen-year-old Florence Thompson takes on her first job as a teacher at District 34, the worst country school in Swift County. This is the story of her triumphs and tribulations, living among the Norwegian immigrants in Minnesota during the horse-and-buggy era. It will bring chuckles in the heart to former schoolteachers everywhere. Audrey Wendland, a daughter of Florence, is a freelance writer with credits in a variety of magazines such as Coed, Army Times and Viking, published by the Sons of Norway. Her hobby is genealogy and she draws upon this knowledge to create a picture of life as it was lived in Swift County, and later in Bowman County, North Dakota when Florence decides to cast her lot with the homesteaders. (From the book jacket.)
This third edition introduces students to the career possibilities in the floral industry and provides basic instruction in the techniques of floral design and merchandising.
In the 'This Land is Your Land' series is presented the details on Florida as to At a Glance, Did You Know, Let's Explore Florida!, State Symbols, State Song, Famous Floridians, Important Dates, Recipe for Florida, Glossary, etc.
Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, culture and people of the state of Florida.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine leads a crack team of forensic scientists who investigate crimes amid the tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. Together, they collect and analyze the evidence to expose the truth and to bring justice to those who often cannot speak for themselves: the victims. FLORIDA GETAWAYThomas Lessor left Las Vegas for Miami to get away from it all -- in fact, he felt certain he was going to get away with murder. But he was wrong, and the Las Vegas PD soon contacted Miami with a warrant for his arrest. Hot on his trail, the Miami CSIs are called to the scene of his abandoned car. . . a car that's been abandoned in spirit but not in body. And on a pleasant and secluded Miami beach, a young couple is about to make a gruesome discovery. . . .
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