The Simplified Planner

Author: Emily Ley
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ISBN: 9780615963044
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Esther The Wonder Pig

Author: Steve Jenkins
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455560774
Size: 10,89 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

Una Rosa Per Emily

Author: William Faulkner
Editor: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845976068
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L’arte di Faulkner fu grandissima non solo in vasti e dilaganti romanzi come Luce d’agosto o "Assalonne, Assalonne!", ma anche in certi racconti brevi e asciutti, di memorabile intensità. Storie di donne del profondo Sud, oscillanti fra la nostalgia, la follia e il noir – ritratti in cui è incisa la cifra di uno scrittore di prodigiosa potenza. Questo libro ne raduna tre, "Una rosa per Emily", "Miss Zilphia Gant" e "Adolescenza", assumendo come titolo quello del più celebre di essi, che per molti è diventato il simbolo della narrativa di Faulkner, ossessivamente legata all’evocazione di un mondo svanito, quale appare a uno sguardo solitario, celato dietro la scena: «Di tanto in tanto la vedevamo a una delle finestre del pianterreno – aveva evidentemente chiuso il piano superiore della casa –, simile al busto scolpito di un idolo in una nicchia, che ci guardava oppure non ci guardava, era impossibile dirlo. Così passò da una generazione all’altra, amabile, ineluttabile, impervia, tranquilla e perversa».

Love Letters To The Dead

Author: Ava Dellaira
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374346682
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It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

El Honor Del Samur I

Author: Takashi Matsuoka
Editor: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490196567
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«El honor del samurái posee el mismo exotismo y acción vertiginosa que Shogun pero es incluso mejor.» San Francisco Chronicle En 1861 Japón se ha visto forzado a abrir las puertas a Occidente, con el consecuente choque entre ambas culturas. En el puerto de Edo se reúnen barcos extranjeros en busca de oportunidades en esas tierras; uno de ellos transporta a un grupo de americanos cuyo objetivo es llevar la palabra de Dios al pueblo nipón. Para dos de estos misioneros, sin embargo, el viaje supone algo más: la joven Emily Gibson desea dejar atrás un pasado incómodo e iniciar una nueva vida; Matthew Stark tiene algo que ocultar bajo su pacífica apariencia. El destino de ambos se cruza con el de Genji, un joven samurái heredero del clan Akaoka. Su amistad con los foráneos despierta el recelo de otros clanes, que declararán la guerra abierta a Genji. Ayudado por sus dos nuevos amigos y su amante, la geisha Heiko, éste defenderá su posición sorteando intrigas y traiciones.

The Nature State

Author: Wilko Graf Von Hardenberg
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351764640
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This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken for granted, and establishes a novel concept - the nature state - as a means for exploring the historical formation of that portion of the state dedicated to managing and protecting nature. Following the Industrial Revolution and post-war exponential increase in human population and consumption, conservation in myriad forms has been one particularly visible way in which the government and its agencies have tried to control, manage or produce nature for reasons other than raw exploitation. Using an interdisciplinary approach and including case studies from across the globe, this edited collection brings together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and historians in order to examine the degree to which sociopolitical regimes facilitate and shape the emergence and development of nature states. This innovative work marks an early intervention in the tentative turn towards the state in environmental history and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental history, social anthropology and conservation studies. ?

The Explorer S Guide To Drawing Fantasy Creatures

Author: Emily Fiegenschuh
Editor: IMPACT
ISBN: 9781440308352
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If you're looking for an escape from ordinary life, the adventure starts here. The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures brings to light a fantastic realm of creatures so elusive and remote, they can be found only in myths, nightmares, and the work of artists like you. With years of perilous creature-drawing adventures behind her, Emily Fiegenschuh leads you step by step through the entire process, from expressive gesture drawings to beautifully detailed artwork, right down to all the gruesome details--like how to draw the leathery wings of dragons, the Minotaur's impressive physique, and the brilliant plumage of the Hook-Legged Bodeo. 25 step-by-step demonstrations for creating a bevy of beasts that roam air, land and sea Important basics of drawing, proportion and perspective to help you bring believability to your creatures Instruction for adding living, breathing color to finished sketches Expert tips on finding inspiration, developing personalities, designing costumes, and more. Grab your sketchbook, and venture forth, if you dare. Bring to life the creatures within these pages, as well as those lurking in the shadows of your own imagination.

Ke Ra Me Ja

Author: Dimitri Nakassis
Editor: INSTAP
ISBN: 1623033578
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Section 508 Compliant The title of this volume, ke-ra-me-ja in Linear B, was chosen because it means “potter” (Κεράμεια, from Greek κέραμος, “potter’s clay”) and combines two major strands of Cynthia Shelmerdine’s scholarship: Mycenaean ceramics and Linear B texts. It thereby signals her pioneering use of archaeological and textual data in a sophisticated and integrated way. The intellectual content of the essays demonstrate not only that her research has had wide-ranging influence, but also that it is a model of scholarship to be emulated.

Painting Politics And The New Front Of Cold War Italy

Author: Dr Adrian Duran
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409426912
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The first English-language monograph on Il Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, this study explores the rise and fall of this postwar Italian artists' group as a representative instance of the tensions facing Italian painting during the transition out of two decades of Fascism and into the global divisions of the Cold War. Adrian Duran argues that the binary structures of the era - realism vs. abstraction, Communism vs. democracy, conformism vs. freedom - have monopolized the discourse surrounding the Fronte Nuovo and, with it, the historiography of Italian painting during this period, 1944-50.

The Retribution Of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144248425X
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It had to end sometime, but Mara had no idea it would end like this. Experience the mind-blowing conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy. Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story. Retribution has arrived.