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.
Do you want to find what needs to be done to make America great again? Do you want to find out what Donald Trump's goals are? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then Donald Trump: 20 Life Lessons on How To Make American Great, Business Bible and Short Biography is the book for you! We all know that Donald Trump is quite the man of mystery, be it with his brilliant policies or with him playing caricatured versions of himself on the television.
This one-of-a-kind program will inspire you to achieve what you desire most in life, regardless of your age, occupation or environment. It will inspire you to realize that anything is possible, and to believe there are always opportunities to succeed despite how bleak the outlook may currently appear. Indeed, everything we desire is within reach, if we just choose to pursue it. These 30 people, and their inspiring rags to riches stories serve as proof.
Constance has always done everything by the book. Follow the rules, be good, and hide. Can this letter to a man she doesn't know break her out of the shadows? Drake has dreamed of going to sea, but Father's ultimatum has him sending for a mail-order bride. He'll take care of her, but she needs to know, he'll leave for the sea after they're married.
Annie's dog sitting for her new neighbor, but her creepy apartment manager, Anthony Spiggottini, accuses her of violating the "No Dogs Allowed" lease, and threatens to evict her. She's at a Halloween party when Anthony busts into her place, and literally lets the dog and cat out! She'd gladly have killed him, but someone beats her to it. Now Annie's desperately searching for her lost cat while dealing with Anthony's ghost, who refuses to accept he's dead.
Baroota is a fictional tale of Nick Hudson, an aging, retired cop attempting to get in one last mission to make a difference. He gets sucked in to an off-the-books black ops mission to rescue victims of human trafficking being sold into sexual slavery. He meets Nõnkos Zia or Nõn, a woman born in South Africa and a former victim of Muti-medicine - a type of medicine still practiced in South Africa that weaves the occult and human sacrifices into the locals belief system. She is also a victim of human trafficking.
Living with a shameless mother, adulterer father and working at a dead end job, Ophelia has just about given up on life in The Big Smoke. That is, until she is transported to the magical world of Pecopia - a land where she is tasked with overthrowing an evil witch queen. However, unlike most who learn a valuable lesson of love and hope by the end of their journey - Ophelia's only thought is one of revenge.
An Irish mobster. A missing friend. Two loyalties, ripping me apart. I had a plan. Get in, get my information, and get out. Easy, right? Turns out, infiltrating the Irish mafia isn't exactly what I thought it would be. I just wanted a soldier. Someone I could flirt with to get me in the door. That's when Lachlan Crow noticed me. Problem was, he wasn't a soldier. No, he was next in line for the throne of the Irish underworld. And he was determined to hate me from the outset.
Catholic Christians have a different attitude toward pain, even if it is part of the natural dying process. This little booklet is an attempt to illuminate the Catholic Christian way of facing pain and transform it into a useful and productive time in life. It is a frank discussion. If you have not evolved in your relationship with Jesus, you may find this discussion hard to understand or even offensive. Still, if you listen and then pray you will understand. With understanding may come peace and joy.
Nationally recognized strength and conditioning coach Ron McKeefery teaches you exactly how to become your own CEO Strength Coach. Coach McKeefery has served at both the professional and collegiate level. He is published in numerous industry publications and is a highly sought-after speaker. This book not only tells Ron's story, it teaches you how to avoid the mistakes he made and leads you through the trials he faced.
Chastity Snowden Whyte just wanted to mine for rocks, metal, and ice in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Rock mining in space was all she knew. It was all she was good at doing. She was comfortable living alone as the captain of her mining ship, the Sedona. She didn't want to have to make extra trips back to base because of equipment failure. She didn't want to become a mining tutor for a group of newcomers from Earth. And she certainly didn't want to get entangled in corporate conspiracies, piracy, kidnapping, murder, and worst of all...politics.
This small book is mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith. The correspondence of which it is mainly composed appeared in the columns of the Morning Post newspaper, and I propose, if I am not interrupted by the accidents of war, to continue the series of letters.
These proven coaching skills will take your team to the next level and help you achieve your goals. Is coaching a new position for you? Are you a veteran in coaching teams? Are you looking to become a coach? No matter what your current position is, all coaches need a solid foundation to build the success of their team upon. And that foundation is these 10 coaching skills. You are about to lay the coaching foundation to help your team focus more, take consistent action, stay motivated, and accomplish the goals you set out for them.
Instead of jumping right into the instructions, this book will provide you first with all the necessary concepts that you need to learn in order to make the learning process a whole lot easier. This way, you're sure not to get lost in confusion once you get to the more complex lessons provided in the latter chapters. Examples are provided for a more knowledgeable approach on your learning. You will also learn the designs and forms of robotics, and what's more convenient than getting to know all sides!
Maddie's never had any luck at love, especially not with three overprotective brothers hanging around. And with her family's newfound fortune, she can't help but wonder if potential suitors are actually into her - or if they just want to get their hands on the money. When Damien, her brother's friend, comes into the picture as a business partner, Maddie knows he's strictly off limits despite being damn good looking and already the heir to a massive fortune.
There's something otherworldly about Alexander Claybourne. With his dark, arresting features and mesmerizing eyes, the seductive stranger looks every inch a vampire. Kara Crawford laughed at local talk of creatures lurking in the dark. She never imagined Alex was one.
Parenting is the most challenging and transformative activity of our lives, yet none of this come with an infallible instruction manual preinstalled. It's been said that raising children is the toughest job you'll ever love, yet like any job there are certain tasks that must be mastered, the first of which is developing a parental style.