John Paterson, a pastor, and his wife, Katherine Paterson, a multi-award winning novelist, explore the symbolic significance of the flowers, fruits, and plants mentioned in various stories and passages in the Bible. Each cited Bible passage is followed by a stunning full-color painting by Anne Ophelia Dowden, one of America’s most distinguished botanical illustrators: from the “apple” in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to the red lentils in the story of Jacob and Esau. Each painting is accompanied by a description of the plants and a discussion of their use in Bible times. This spectacular volume will be treasured by readers for years to come.
This book is out of print. If you would like to read this book, please visit your local library.
Wendelin Van Draanen - Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes
Sammy's softball team is in contention for the Junior Slugger's Cup, and all she wants to do is hunker down behind the home plate and catch strikes. But Heather Acosta brings new meaning to the term "foul ball" as she schemes to get Sammy kicked off the team. Then Sammy is thrown a wild pitch by a frantic girl at the mall. The girl asks Sammy to watch her bag and dashes off before Sammy discovers that the bag she's left holding contains a baby! When the girl doesn't return, Sammy decides to go find her. A heart-pounding search ensues, and leads to some situations that are definitely not covered in the softball playbook. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.
Barbara Rockefeller - Technical Analysis for Dummies
Technical analysis is a collection of techniques designed to help people make trading decisions. Technical Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the basic principles and shows you how to apply these principles in an approachable and non-intimidating way. Since the publication of the first edition of Technical Analysis For Dummies, readers have been faced with many changes to the investment landscape, such as new interest rates, looming bank crises, and adjusting market climates. This updated edition includes information on the new indicators, hands-on applications for real-world situations, as well as practical examples that reflect today's financial atmosphere.
Eric Hoffer - The Temper of Our Time
Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. The Temper of Our Time examines the influence of the juvenile mentality, the rise of automation, the black revolution, the regression of the back-to-nature movement, the intellectual vs. learning, and other relevent issues.
Alexander Berkman - What is Anarchism?
In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement. The young, idealistic Berkman practiced "propaganda by the deed," attempting to assassinate Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. While imprisoned, he wrote the classic tale of prison life, Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. After his release, Berkman edited The Blast! and Goldman’s Mother Earth. Deported to Russia in 1919, he saw firsthand the failure of the Bolshevik revolution and dedicated himself to writing this classic primer on Anarchism.
Innes McCartney - British Submarines 1939–45
The submarine was the invisible but formidable weapon of the Royal Navy during World War II. This book examines the three major classes – ‘S’, ‘T’ and ‘U’ – detailing their design, development and modification. The major submarine engagements of the war are recounted, including the Norwegian campaign, the battle of Malta in March 1942, Operation Pedestal, and many other engagements in all theatres between the British subs, German U-Boats and Japanese subs. Using many previously unpublished sources and his own extensive underwater explorations, Innes McCartney gives a highly detailed account of the British submarine.
Barbara Bretton - Someone Like You
They were the daughters of music legends, the unforgettable Mark and Mimi Doyle, whose love story had been played out in the pages of Rolling Stone complete with quotes from Dylan and Baez. Folk rock’s forever couple. Who would have guessed forever would end one cold winter morning when Mark walked out the door and never came back. Now it’s thirty years later and his baby daughters are grown women with complicated lives -- and loves -- of their own. Joely lives in Scotland, as far away from the drama of her childhood as she can get while Cat, the older of the two, runs a knitting studio and farm in their hometown of Idle Point, Maine. The only thing the two sisters have in common is their mother Mimi, a deeply troubled woman who is still listening for the sound of her husband’s key in the front door. But when Mimi has a serious accident, the Doyles find themselves back in the news and a very pregnant Cat is forced to call in a long-ago promise. It is time for Joely to come home and face the biggest challenge of her life: her family. A master at touching readers' hearts, Barbara Bretton explores the emotional journey of two sisters and the healing truth of an unforgettable family legacy when an unexpected reunion inspires a better understanding of secrets and sacrifices.
Barbara Bretton - At Last
From the moment they met as children, there was something special between Noah Chase and Gracie Taylor, something that grew and matured right along with them. Despite Gracie's troubled family--and Noah's cold, distant one--they man-aged to make each other laugh, and keep each other's dreams alive... But Noah's father already had plans for his golden boy's future--plans that did not include the likes of poor, ordinary Gracie Taylor. And when he succeeded in tearing them apart--on the night before their wedding--it seemed those childhood dreams and teenage passions had been crushed by more grown-up things, like sorrows and secrets and lies... Now, Gracie has returned to Idle Point, Maine--and so has Noah. Over the years, they've wondered if those dreams were just delusions, or if a love like theirs could ever happen again. Maybe they'll find out at last..
Tessa Dare - When a Scot Ties the Knot
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
Kate Scelsa - Fans of the Impossible Life
A captivating and profound debut novel about complicated love and the friendships that have the power to transform you forever, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye. Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives. As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.
Kieron Gillen - Star Wars: Darth Vader 2. - Shadows and Secrets
Bounty Hunters on the attack--against the Empire! Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire. Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own mission. What's a Dark Lord to do? Plus: Who is Tagge's mysterious new agent? COLLECTING: Darth Vader 7-12
Stephanie Dray - Ben Kane - E. Knight - Sophie Perinot - Kate Quinn - Vicky Alvear Shecter - A Day of Fire
Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain's wrath . . . and these are their stories: A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets. An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire. An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished. A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue. A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls. A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried. Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?
Cara Lockwood - I Do (But I Don't)
She creates perfect days. In spite of her incorrigible curly hair, Lauren Crandell is a neat-freak and organizational guru, qualities that make her the perfect wedding planner. But when two weddings in one day go haywire, and hunky firefighter Nick Corona comes to the rescue -- twice -- Lauren realizes there are a few important details in her own life she hasn't been tending to since her divorce. Namely, her sex life. She lives lonely nights. Sweet and sexy Nick seems hell-bent on fanning the flames between them, and Lauren definitely feels sparks flying. But she's scrambling to plan nuptials for her most challenging client yet -- a beautiful, cunning, and certifiable Psycho Bride. With the big day rapidly approaching, a series of misunderstandings, mishaps, and mistaken identities threatens to ruin not one, but two happily ever afters. But with her career and her love life on the line, the wedding planner just might learn that you can't plan everything, least of all true love.
Lee Server - Tigers
The largest of all the cats, the tiger's reputation is that of a fearsome predator, and occasionally, a man eater. Once numerous and covering a vast range, the tiger population today numbers little more than 6,000. In this volume, stunning action-photographs vividly portray the tiger as it stalks, chases, and attacks its prey. Gentler moments, such as the playful antics of young cubs under the watchful protection of their mother are also included. Here the life cycle of these magnificent cats is presented as they live their daily lives and fight for survival in the wild. This book includes 80 full-color photographs on tigers in action in their natural habitat.
Rose Elliot - Food Combining for Vegetarians
Food combining -- the Hay system -- offers a wonderful way of eating for health. Now the Hay system has been adapted especially for vegetarians. This book contains exciting vegetarian menus, over 150 recipes and serving suggestions, showing how easy it is to put food combining into practice.
Hilary Green - They also Serve
January, 1941. Dark days, both for Britain, standing alone against the menace of Nazi Germany, and for four friends torn apart by the conflict. When Rose Taylor receives two proposals on New Year's Eve she has to face an agonising choice, which will separate her from all those she loves. Richard Stephens has to come to terms with the shattering of the dream that sustained him through the chaos of Dunkirk and the long months on the run as an escaped prisoner of war. For beautiful Felix, badly burned when his Spitfire was shot down in flames, there is the prospect of weeks of painful surgery, and for his lover, the anguish of watching gim suffer. But as the months go by each of them finds the courage to face danger. And danger is on every side...
Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Rose of Fire
Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century, Rose of Fire tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zafón's novels The Shadow od the Wind, The Angel's Game, and now The Prisoner of Heaven.
Matt Curtis - Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About Greek Philosophers
Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About GREEK PHILOSOPHERS". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: What is Philosophy? Who were the Ancient Greeks? What is Greek Philosophy? Who were the first philosophers? What are the four elements? ..and MUCH more! We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.