The Bulb Hunter

Author: Chris Wiesinger
Editor: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781603448215
Size: 12,24 MB
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Dubbed the Bulb Hunter in a 2006 New York Times feature story, Chris Wiesinger took his passion for bulbs to vacant lots, abandoned houses, cemeteries, and construction sites throughout the South in search of botanical survivors whose descendants had never seen the inside of a big-box chain store. The vintage specimens Wiesinger sought came from hardy, historic stock, adapted to human neglect and hot climates, reappearing faithfully over decades without care or cultivation. Traveling back roads, speaking to strangers, looking for the telltale color of a remnant iris or lily, Wiesinger started digging, then began trying to grow and share the bulbs he collected. From its humble beginnings on an East Texas sweet potato farm, his Southern Bulb Company has now grown into a full-fledged business known throughout the world, propagating and selling the rare, tough, heritage plants Wiesinger still seeks out and champions. Nicknamed “Flower” by his fellow cadets at Texas A&M University, Wiesinger relates his adventures in bulb hunting, telling stories of the bulbs he has discovered and weaving in his own life story as a student, plantsman, and small business owner. He then teams with veteran horticulturist William C. Welch to provide advice on how to grow and appreciate the bulbs that have been rescued and reintroduced. This “primer” gives gardeners information on what bulbs to grow where, when to plant them and when they bloom, and how to incorporate them with other plants in the landscape. Finally, Welch describes how bulbs have enhanced his personal gardens and brought him and Wiesinger together in the common cause of heirloom gardening. Entertaining, informative, and loaded with beautiful photographs, The Bulb Hunter is sure to be a favorite of gardeners and plant lovers everywhere.

Heirloom Bulbs For Today

Author: Chris Wiesinger
ISBN: 9781933979953
Size: 13,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers an introduction to the best flower bulbs for all Southern gardeners and addresses the most common questions about bulbs with a precise description of the history and general opinions that surround each bulb, creating a unique experience of Southern bulb culture.

The Works Of John Hunter F R S

Author: John Hunter
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108079601
Size: 15,67 MB
Format: PDF
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This five-volume collection of the writings of the distinguished surgeon and anatomist John Hunter was published between 1835 and 1837.

The Works Of John Hunter With Notes Ed By J F Palmer 4 Vols Illustr By A Vol Of Plates

Author: John Hunter
Size: 20,67 MB
Format: PDF
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Bride Of Fu Manchu

Author: Sax Rohmer
Editor: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755116151
Size: 12,51 MB
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A strange epidemic is sweeping the Riviera. In desperation the French authorities call upon Dr Petrie to find an answer. During this crisis, a mysterious siren on the beach captivates Alan Sterling. She tells him her name only – Fleurette – and flees. When Petrie's lab cultures show up sleeping sickness and plague, they call in Sir Denis Nayland Smith. It is not long before their investigations lead them to Fleurette – and to Dr Fu Manchu.


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Editor: Entangled: Embrace
ISBN: 1622661605
Size: 19,30 MB
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Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy. Serena Cross didn't believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend's murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret. Hunter stirs Serena's temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he's doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he's lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena's life...or is it Hunter?

The God Hunter

Author: Tim Lees
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062358812
Size: 16,90 MB
Format: PDF
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Good Omens meets Office Space in this darkly humorous and suspenseful supernatural thriller by author Tim Lees. There's an art to capturing gods for electricity, and Chris Copeland is good at his job. Or at least, he was, until his insouciant partner accidentally loosed a pagan god on the world. Luckily, Chris had the good sense to smash the thing over the head with a lamp. It's dead. Or is it? Six years later, Chris is contacted by Anna Ganz, a brusque, chain-smoking Hungarian detective with a penchant for misusing American profanity. A mysterious serial killer is stalking Budapest, and, in the name of profit, Chris's company isn't going to stop it. It's up to the unlikely team of Chris and Anna to hunt down a god—but can they catch the killer before it's too late?

The Fortune Hunter

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755370996
Size: 20,76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the script writer of the epic TV drama, VICTORIA comes Daisy Goodwin's THE FORTUNE HUNTER for readers of MY LAST DUCHESS (THE AMERICAN HEIRESS) and any novel by Georgette Heyer *A Richard and Judy Book Club title* 'Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment' Sunday Express In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She also comes looking for excitement and finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.