Gods and Goddesses in the Garden

Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants

Author: Peter Bernhardt

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813544726

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

View: 9368

Zeus, Medusa, Hercules, Aphrodite. Did you know that these and other dynamic deities, heroes, and monsters of Greek and Roman mythology live on in the names of trees and flowers? Some grow in your local woodlands or right in your own backyard garden. In this delightful book, botanist Peter Bernhardt reveals the rich history and mythology that underlie the origins of many scientific plant names. Unlike other books about botanical taxonomy that take the form of heavy and intimidating lexicons, Bernhardt's account comes together in a series of interlocking stories. Each chapter opens with a short version of a classical myth, then links the tale to plant names, showing how each plant "resembles" its mythological counterpart with regard to its history, anatomy, life cycle, and conservation. You will learn, for example, that as our garden acanthus wears nasty spines along its leaf margins, it is named for the nymph who scratched the face of Apollo. The shape-shifting god, Proteus, gives his name to a whole family of shrubs and trees that produce colorful flowering branches in an astonishing number of sizes and shapes. Amateur and professional gardeners, high school teachers and professors of biology, botanists and conservationists alike will appreciate this book's entertaining and informative entry to the otherwise daunting field of botanical names. Engaging, witty, and memorable, Gods and Goddesses in the Garden transcends the genre of natural history and makes taxonomy a topic equally at home in the classroom and at cocktail parties.

Small Engine Repair For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470930625

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 3101

Your hands-on manual for repairing small engines Small engines are a common staple among in most home garrages. Proper care and maintenance is critical to ensure an engine's lifetime and performance are maximized. Small Engine Repair For Dummies provides you with a do-it-yourself manual for small engine repair, complete with step by step instructions and money-saving tips. You'll get all the information you need to fix your own, portable pumps; motorcycles; gas powered tools, chain saws, lawn care equiopment and other outdoor gadgets without ever leaving your garage. The operation of basic two-stroke and four-stroke engines Diagnosing mechanical, fuel, and electrical problems Replacing parts, oil changes, engine tune-ups, belt replacements, and more Small Engine Repair For Dummies is a plain-English instruction manual for anyone with the tools to perform small engine repair at home.

Outback Stations

Life on the Land by the People Who Live There

Author: Daniel McIntosh

Publisher: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcastiing Corporation

ISBN: 9780733333439

Category: Country life

Page: 224

View: 8606

A pictorial celebration of Australia as seen through the eyes of people working on the land. In March 2013, Dan McIntosh had an idea. A station cook and keen photographer, he wanted to share the pictures he had taken of the outback life he loved so much. Encouraged by his sister, he started a community Facebook page called Station Photos. Dan wasn't expecting much but within days the bush telegraph kicked in and pretty soon thousands of people were liking and contributing their own photos to the page. A year on, Station Photos has almost 50,000 followers and a staggering 30 million views from around the world. What people love so much about Station Photos is that it's real. Real people taking photos on their phones and cameras of what makes them laugh (and cry), the land they love, their kids, their mates and their animals. It's a way of life that most Australians - living in the cities and along the coast - never get to experience, yet it embodies so much of the spirit and folklore of Australia. Outback Stations was born from a competition on the Station Photos page to show a day in the life of an outback station. The response was positively overwhelming - and the very best of the images are featured in this book. Like the Facebook page, this book is a celebration of country Australia and the way we live and enjoy life on the land.

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Watch Your Garden Come Alive With Beauty on the Wing

Author: Sally Roth

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875968889

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 2125

Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.

They Can't Touch Him Now

Author: James Williamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909477674


Page: 328

View: 8229

Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime of secrets, his story can be told as Tom is now dead, so.... "They Can't Touch Him Now"

The Life Cycles of Butterflies

From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies

Author: Judy Burris,Wayne Richards

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122671

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8062

This stunning photographic guide will have butterfly enthusiasts of all ages aflutter. Judy Burris and Wayne Richards include more than 400 full-color, up-close images that present the life cycles of 23 common North American butterflies in amazing detail. Watch caterpillars hatch from eggs, eat and grow, form into chrysalides, emerge as colorful butterflies, and fly through the air. You’ll also learn which plants butterflies avoid and which native species they’re attracted to, so you can create your own backyard butterfly haven.

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

536 Ways To Turn Your Yard and Garden Into a Haven For Your Favorite Birds

Author: Sally Roth

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875967905

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8546

Describes how to create an asthetically-pleasing natural setting that will not only attract birds, but will also provide them with food and shelter

Riding Lawn Mower Service Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: Clymer Repair Manuals

ISBN: 9780872885257

Category: Gardening

Page: 528

View: 3587

Covers complete maintenance and repair information for riding lawn mowers. Also includes individual sections on transmission, differential and engine repair.

John Deere New Generation Tractors

Author: Chester Peterson,Rod Beemer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760304273

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 5168

In August, 1960, thousands of enthusiastic on-lookers gathered to witness the long-awaited introduction of John Deere's new four-cylinder tractors. Presented in archival photographs and ads, as well as contemporary color photography, this volume presents an inside look at how the tractors were designed and conceived, and discusses the managerial strife that made the New Generation (1960-72) tractors possible. Includes coverage of features and options. Standard hardware, as well as rare options, for the 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 and Worldwide series tractors is covered in detail.

Customers for Life

How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer

Author: Carl Sewell,Paul B. Brown

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307567314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7143

In this completely revised and updated edition of the customer service classic, Carl Sewell enhances his time-tested advice with fresh ideas and new examples and explains how the groundbreaking “Ten Commandments of Customer Service” apply to today’s world. Drawing on his incredible success in transforming his Dallas Cadillac dealership into the second largest in America, Carl Sewell revealed the secret of getting customers to return again and again in the original Customers for Life. A lively, down-to-earth narrative, it set the standard for customer service excellence and became a perennial bestseller. Building on that solid foundation, this expanded edition features five completely new chapters, as well as significant additions to the original material, based on the lessons Sewell has learned over the last ten years. Sewell focuses on the expectations and demands of contemporary consumers and employees, showing that businesses can remain committed to quality service in the fast-paced new millennium by sticking to his time-proven approach: Figure out what customers want and make sure they get it. His “Ten Commandants” provide the essential guidelines, including: • Underpromise, overdeliver: Never disappoint your customers by charging them more than they planned. Always beat your estimate or throw in an extra service free of charge. • No complaints? Something’s wrong: If you never ask your customers what else they want, how are you going to give it to them? • Measure everything: Telling your employees to do their best won’t work if you don’t know how they can improve.

John Deere's Company

A History of Deere & Company and Its Times

Author: Wayne G. Broehl

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 870

View: 5578

A history of America's most important farm implement manufacturing company traces the development of Deere from the early 1800s, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present

Marijuana Horticulture Fundamentals

A Comprehensive Guide to Cannabis Cultivation and Hashish Production

Author: K. Of Trichome Technologies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937866341

Category: Gardening

Page: 412

View: 9486

The first and only grow book from Trichome Technologies' legendary breeder, K, this is a must-have for every grower on the planet, from rookie cupboard growers to commercial cultivators. Walking you through every single stage of growing, from learning about the plant itself to extracting your expertly grown trichomes into stellar-quality hash, K shares unknown tricks and tips from his 20-year career. Whether you're just starting out and want to know the best medium to use, or you've been growing all your life and want to optimize your set-up, this book tells you everything you want to know and more.

Umberto Eco and the Open Text

Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture

Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521020879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 7465

Umberto Eco is Italy's most famous living intellectual, known among academics for his literary and cultural theories, and to an enormous international audience through his novels, The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before. Umberto Eco and the Open Text is the first comprehensive study in English of Eco's work. In clear and accessible language, Peter Bondanella considers not only Eco's most famous texts, but also many occasional essays not yet translated into English. Tracing Eco's intellectual development from early studies in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on popular culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic theory, he shows how Eco's own fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and provides a full bibliography of works by and about Eco.

All-Purpose Tabs

Author: International Code Council

Publisher: International Code Council

ISBN: 9781580017954

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 1978

These handy, durable, self-adhesive tabs are the perfect tool for creating your own highly individualized, interactive learning experience for discovering the various International Codes. With simple chapter notations on each tab, they can be used for easy reference with any book that contains up to 46 chapters. Each set also includes tabs for appendices, as well as blank tabs for customizing, establishing these ALL-PURPOSE TABS as a practical, versatile resource that can be used effectively in a wide variety of situations. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro . This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro."

Half-Off Ragnarok

Book Three of InCryptid

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101602384

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6646

The third book in New York Times-bestselling Seanan McGuire's witty urban fantasy InCryptid series about a family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us. "The only thing more fun than an October Daye book is an InCryptid book." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Sookie Stackhouse series Cryptid, noun: Any creature whose existence has not yet been proven by science. See also "monster." Cryptozoologist, noun: Any person who thinks hunting for cryptids is a good idea. See also "idiot." What do gorgons, basilisks, and frogs with feathers all have in common? They're all considered mythological by modern science, and some people are working very hard to keep them that way. Alexander Price is a member of a cryptozoological lineage that spans generations, and it's his job to act as a buffer between the human and cryptid worlds—not an easy task when you're dealing with women who has snakes in place of hair, little girls who may actually be cobras, and brilliant, beautiful Australian zookeepers. And then there's the matter of the murders... Alex thought he was choosing the easier career when he decided to specialize in non-urban cryptids, leaving the cities to his little sister, Verity. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for. It's a family affair, and everyone—from his reanimated grandfather to his slightly broken telepathic cousin—is going to find themselves drawn in before things get any better.

Thermomechanics of Continua

Author: Krzysztof Wilmanski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642589340

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 3821

The notion of continuum thermodynamics, adopted in this book, is primarily understood as a strategy for development of continuous models of various physical systems. The examples of such a strategy presented in the book have both the classical character (e. g. thermoelastic materials, viscous fluids, mixtures) and the extended one (ideal gases, Maxwellian fluids, thermoviscoelastic solids etc. ). The latter has been limited intentionally to non-relativistic models; many important relativistic applications of the true extended thermodynamics will not be considered but can be found in the other sources. The notion of extended thermodynamics is also adopted in a less strict sense than suggested by the founders. For instance, in some cases we allow the constitutive dependence not only on the fields themselves but also on some derivatives. In this way, the new thermodynamical models may have some features of the usual nonequilibrium models and some of those of the extended models. This deviation from the strategy of extended thermodynamics is motivated by practical aspects; frequently the technical considerations of extended thermodynamics are so involved that one can no longer see important physical properties of the systems. This book has a different form from that usually found in books on continuum mechanics and continuum thermodynamics. The presentation of the formal structure of continuum thermodynamics is not always as rigorous as a mathematician might anticipate and the choice of physical subjects is too disperse to make a physicist happy.

Hunting with Air Rifles

The Complete Guide

Author: Matthew Manning

Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited

ISBN: 0857160729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2890

Mathew Manning combines a good deal of practical information and enjoyable, anecdotal text to give the reader a pleasurable insight into the world of air rifle hunting. In Hunting with Air Rifles, Mathew Manning has compiled a step-by-step guide on everything a novice or an expert air-gun user needs to know when hunting and culling wildlife. Hunting with Air Rifles is a complete guide to the basics of using an air rifle - covering all elements of the sport from the nitty gritty (though not frighteningly technical) workings of the air rifle to how to choose the right gun, using sights, ammunition, accessories, clothing, camouflage, setting up, shooting techniques/stances, the law and acquiring permission to shoot and how to avoid the pit-falls of expensive or dangerous equipment. Manning deals with quarry recognition and the relationship between the hunter, his/her quarry and the countryside. Hunting techniques for various species are included from stalking to hide building, decoying, baiting, lamping and use of calls. Air rifle hunting is one of the most humane ways of sourcing meat and animal welfare and organic standards can't get much higher and food miles are minimal. The photographs are straight forward and support the text and readers will find clear instructions on converting shot quarry into meat for the table along with a series of simple and delicious recipes. This book is essential reading for novice and for expert air-gunners.

Dreams at the Threshold

Guidance, Comfort, and Healing at the End of Life

Author: Jeanne Van Bronkhorst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738744905

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6392

At the end of life dreams can help start important conversations and encourage the resolution of old wounds. They provide a welcome sense of dignity in their sharing and often help those who are dying move confidently toward an unknown future. Dreams at the Threshold provides simple instructions on how to listen with a caring, respectful curiosity to our own dreams and the dreams of others. Discover how these important messages can provide the gift of peace and the courage to say goodbye. Just one shared dream can bring lasting com- fort to those who are dying and to the community around them. Praise: "Superb in discussing preparation for death."—Library Journal (starred review) "The great gift of this book is its warm-hearted simplicity."—Robert Moss, author of Conscious Dreaming "This book is written with love, interest and conviction. Jeanne's aim is to teach us the importance of dreams for those in contact with the dying and the people closest to them. Easy to read and understand. Do not hesitate to seize this opportunity in discovering another tool for accompaniment."—Monique Séguin, co-author of Dreams and Death "Through artful weaving of dreams . . . Jeanne Van Bronkhorst has created a beautiful guidebook both for professionals who work with end-of-life patients and for laypersons who will face this inevitable transition in their own lives and the lives of loved ones."—Tallulah Lyons, M.Ed., author of Dreams and Guided Imagery "Jeanne Van Bronkhorst's Dreams at the Threshold is an important contribution to this neglected dimension."—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind

A Big Day for Migs

Author: Jo Hodgkinson

Publisher: Andersen Press USA

ISBN: 146776437X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 915

It's a big day for Migs—he is starting school! He is looking forward to it, but he is also feeling a bit apprehensive, until he finds the perfect thing to help him overcome his shyness . . .