A rich, sweeping, and compelling work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Richard Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
In 1851, Olive Oatman was a 13-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.
At 14, Bronislaw Huberman played the Brahms "Violin Concerto" in Vienna, winning high praise from the composer himself. Instantly famous, Huberman began touring all over the world and received invitations to play for royalty across Europe. But after witnessing the tragedy of World War I, he committed his phenomenal talent and celebrity to aid humanity. After studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Huberman joined the ranks of Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein in calling for peace through the Pan European Movement.
Maggie's latest case is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery. More shocking than the girl's injuries - for Maggie at least - is the fact that no one has reported her missing. She and the detectives assigned to the case (including her cop ex-husband) are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence. But the monster they seek is watching every move, closer to them than they could possibly imagine.
On a black night in April 1912, 1,500 passengers and crew perish as the Titanic slowly sinks beneath the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Charting the same perilous course through the icebergs is the SS Californian, close enough for her crew to see the eight white distress rockets fired by the Titanic. Yet the Californian fails to act, and later her crew insist that they saw nothing. As news of the disaster spreads throughout America, journalists begin a feeding frenzy, desperate for stories. John Steadman is one such reporter.
A dashing young man appears at Lady Brockenhurst's soiree - but who is he, and why is he so favored by their hostess? Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens.
South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.
From Schrodinger's cat to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this book untangles the weirdness of the quantum world. Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half alive and half dead at the same time?
At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next? Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact it is only the beginning.
A dashing young man appears at Lady Brockenhurst's soiree - but who is he, and why is he so favoured by their hostess? Julian Fellowes' Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliffhanger endings.
Want to feel better? Of course, who doesn't?! But how many of us actually take the time to feel better? This audio program will provide you with a "toolbox of shortcuts" to save you valuable time finding ways to deal with all of life's dilemmas. Everything we do, every moment we have, is an opportunity to find out what makes us happy and therefore empower us to lead an exceptional life. Inside this one-of-a-kind program you'll learn how the body, mind, and spirit work together to create what we perceive as "reality".
Well, Max did warn me about being a movie extra. He did say it was a bad idea to answer the advertisement in the newspaper. I think he feared I would end up in some dodgy set somewhere, hanging from a ceiling, playing the part of the dead. Or maybe even an extra in an adult movie. I can't tell him the truth - that I wouldn't have minded that. But no such luck. The movie I was in didn't have dead bodies or naked bodies hanging around. Disappointed as I am with that, this challenge did show me something that I had long dreamed of.
Do you only have five minutes to cure your sweet tooth? This recipe book contains 20 different mug cake recipes. Most of the recipes contain about five to eight ingredients, which include berries, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter, protein powder, pumpkin, and more. All of the ingredients are very cheap and healthy, and most can be found in a bulk section at the grocery store. These are perfect if you don't have time to bake and just want one serving of a sweet.
This book is dedicated to the many opponents who would like to see Trump defeated and the end to his presidential campaign. They feel Trump's campaign has been based on insults, humiliation, and inciting his followers to violence. He has been called a bigot and racist and compared to Hitler. Some have considered him a dangerous evil monster. In the past, many dangerous and scary beasts have gone extinct, so this book has been created in this spirit of comparing Trump to many now extinct beasts.
If you have been seeking real world, authoritative advice on real estate investing (not just a book filled with theories) congratulations! You have just discovered one of the most cutting edge and up-to-date programs currently offered on the market today! Inside this comprehensive 12+ hour course, you learn the basics for creating a bulletproof portfolio and you'll follow Dan through a comprehensive 34-week program in which he outlines all of his inside tips and tricks for negotiating his wildly profitable deals.
An amazing story for all ages to enjoy. Listen as Derek the Dragon learns about the meaning of happiness in this tale. Come and meet an adventurous dormouse who decides that he can change his lot in life, and through caring about others he ends up saving his village. The story is told through rhyming verse. Derek the Dragon contains a great message about caring and friendship for parents to share with their children.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start yours off right with these amazing high-protein vegan breakfast recipes! No need to sacrifice your health or foods that taste great. Living a vegan lifestyle can be a great experience. These 52 delicious recipes will give your body the high protein it needs without having to consume any animal products at all.
Have you ever wondered what was in God's mind when he created you? What perfection and plan did he create you for? He saw you, and he saw all you could be through the power of his supernatural grace. Are you living up to that potential? You weren't meant to be overweight, tired, stressed, or overwhelmed. That's not the life experience that God created you for. In this book you can learn and implement a natural and even supernatural process that will renew and transform your life.
This program presents a seven-week course dedicated to helping you remove the barriers in your life that hold you back from achieving the best that you can be. Author Nicholas Stephenson presents Become Unstoppable: A 7 Week Course That Will Transform Your Self Esteem and Change Your Life! In this audiobook you'll discover a comprehensive toolbox of methods and ideas for boosting self-esteem and overcoming any problem or challenge that currently faces you.
This eight-minute devotional book brings to the listener's attention certain occurrences in the Bible that were of profound spiritual significance. This significance is in relation to the life of regular Christian, a backsliding Christian or a non-believer who would wish to become a Christian, thus we provide biblical verses that can help to mold your understanding of the Bible and Christianity or restore your faith in the Christian ways.