Author: Julie Davis
Publisher: Horizon Book Promotions
ISBN: 9780553340747
Size: 57.69 MB
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Allure from the Author: Julie Davis.

The Allure Of Orchids

Author: Mark A. Clements
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642278075
Size: 73.14 MB
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The Allure Of Orchids from the Author: Mark A. Clements. For many lovers of flowers, orchids have a particular allure. Popular among gardeners, florists and nature lovers, orchids come in a huge array of shapes, sizes, and colours, and have some of the most intriguing names of any flower species — Flying Duck, Beard, Fire and Boat-lip Orchids, Doubletails, Fairy Bells, Parson’s Bands and Greenhoods. Some spend their whole lives underground while others grow high in trees. And they are the tricksters of the flower world, many mimicking the forms and smells of female insects and spiders to sexually deceive their male counterparts into pollinating the flower. The Allure of Orchids features an essay by orchid expert Mark Clements, accompanied by a portfolio of illustrations, both historical and modern, of this alluring species. In it you will find works by around 25 artists, including the extraordinarily detailed lithographs of early botanical illustrator Ferdinand Bauer, Ellis Rowan’s beautiful paintings, the delicate watercolours of Margaret Cochrane Scott, and many more.

Cinderella Dreams

Author: Cele C. Otnes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236610
Size: 15.18 MB
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Cinderella Dreams from the Author: Cele C. Otnes. A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture.

Hellenistic And Roman Ideal Sculpture

Author: Rachel Meredith Kousser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521877822
Size: 38.57 MB
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Hellenistic And Roman Ideal Sculpture from the Author: Rachel Meredith Kousser. This book is an illuminating analysis showing the power and allure of Greek Classical past in Hellenistic and Roman art.

The Allure Of Order

Author: Jal Mehta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190231459
Size: 46.66 MB
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The Allure Of Order from the Author: Jal Mehta. Explores why reformers from both the left and right have repeatedly placed such high hopes in these reforms and why teachers and schools have been unable to resist these external reformers.

The Allure Of Toxic Leaders

Author: Jean Lipman-Blumen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840563
Size: 31.82 MB
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The Allure Of Toxic Leaders from the Author: Jean Lipman-Blumen. Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive to their organizations, their employees, or their nations. Why do we knowingly follow, seldom unseat, frequently prefer, and sometimes even create toxic leaders? Lipman-Blumen argues that these leaders appeal to our deepest needs, playing on our anxieties and fears, on our yearnings for security, high self-esteem, and significance, and on our desire for noble enterprises and immortality. She also explores how followers inadvertently keep themselves in line by a set of insidious control myths that they internalize. For example, the belief that the leader must necessarily be in a position to "know more" than the followers often stills their objections. In addition, outside forces--such as economic depressions, political upheavals, or a crisis in a company--can increase our anxiety and our longing for charismatic leaders. Lipman-Blumen shows how followers can learn critical lessons for the future and survive in the meantime. She discusses how to confront, reform, undermine, blow the whistle on, or oust a toxic leader. And she suggests how we can diminish our need for strong leaders, identify "reluctant leaders" among competent followers, and even nurture the leader within ourselves. Toxic leaders charm, manipulate, mistreat, weaken, and ultimately devastate their followers. The Allure of Toxic Leaders tells us how to recognize these leaders before it's too late.


Author: Jan Butlin
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780061003523
Size: 68.29 MB
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Allure from the Author: Jan Butlin. Determined to escape her childhood ghetto, Beccy meets an older man who can provide a shortcut to a life of glamour and travel, but their affair ends tragically. Beccy still builds the House of Laure Cosmetics empire through three turbulent decades, becoming Grace Laure, cosmetics queen and seductive woman of mystery. Miniseries rights optioned by ABC. First U.S. publication.

The Ambiguous Allure Of The West

Author: Rachel V. Harrison
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622091237
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The Ambiguous Allure Of The West from the Author: Rachel V. Harrison. The book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in new directions through case studies of the cultural hybridity and ambivalences that have emerged from the manifold interactions between Siam/Thailand and the West from 1850 to the present day.

The Allure Of Nezahualcoyotl

Author: Jongsoo Lee
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826343376
Size: 46.85 MB
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The Allure Of Nezahualcoyotl from the Author: Jongsoo Lee. Presents a new discussion of fifteenth-century "poet-king" Nezahualcoyotl that examines original Nahuatl writings in conjunction with Spanish chronicles to present a revised biographical portrait of the Aztec figure.