Pollination And Floral Ecology

Author: Pat Willmer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691128618
Size: 18.95 MB
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Pollination And Floral Ecology from the Author: Pat Willmer. his beautifully illustrated book describes how flowers use colors, shapes, and scents to advertise themselves; how they offer pollen and nectar as rewards; and how they share complex interactions with beetles, birds, bats, bees, and other creatures. The ecology of these interactions is covered in depth, including the timing and patterning of flowering, competition among flowering plants to attract certain visitors and deter others, and the many ways plants and animals can cheat each other. --from publisher description

Lilac Girls

Author: Martha Hall Kelly
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101883065
Size: 52.85 MB
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Lilac Girls from the Author: Martha Hall Kelly. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick “Harrowing . . . Lilac illuminates.”—People “A compelling, page-turning narrative . . . Lilac Girls falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It’s smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “A powerful story for readers everywhere . . . Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered. . . . I was moved to tears.”—San Francisco Book Review “Extremely moving and memorable . . . This impressive debut should appeal strongly to historical fiction readers and to book clubs that adored Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] compelling first novel . . . This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.”—Publishers Weekly “Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrück.”—Kirkus Reviews “Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten.”—Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls “Profound, unsettling, and thoroughly . . . the best book I’ve read all year.”—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Once In Europa

Author: John Berger
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307794261
Size: 76.57 MB
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Once In Europa from the Author: John Berger. A luminous collection of interwoven stories, Once in Europa is a portrait of two worlds−a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it−at their moment of collision. The instrument of entrapment is love: the passion of a willful shepherd for a shrewd bourgeois housewife; of a vital young woman for a dashing Russian who has come to work in the local factory; of a steadfast son for his aged mother. Lives are lost and hearts are broken, and, always, love is a transcending form of grace. In Once in Europa, it speaks as plainly and as movingly as a remembered language, creating a work of astonishing tenderness.

Into Their Labours

Author: John Berger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780140151053
Size: 18.65 MB
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Into Their Labours from the Author: John Berger.

The Union Navy

Author: Arthur Wyllie
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430321172
Size: 30.20 MB
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The Union Navy from the Author: Arthur Wyllie. This book is over 660 pages and lists all 513 ships of the Union navy that were actively involved in the Civil War. It includes over 160 illustrations and gives highlights of each ships major engagements. A MUST for all Civil War buffs.

Garden Guide The Amateur Gardener S Handbook

Author: John Harrison Dick
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429013095
Size: 24.84 MB
Format: PDF
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Garden Guide The Amateur Gardener S Handbook from the Author: John Harrison Dick. John Dick's 1917 work is a comprehensive source of information to aid the amateur gardener.

Garden Guide

Author: John Harrison Dick
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 65.88 MB
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Garden Guide from the Author: John Harrison Dick.

Practical Landscape Gardening

Author: Robert B. Cridland
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429012986
Size: 22.24 MB
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Practical Landscape Gardening from the Author: Robert B. Cridland. Robert Cridland's 1922 work is a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of landscape gardening.