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This is the first comprehensive book to cover every vascular plant family in the world, including all families of lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Organised in a modern phylogenetic order (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group IV for flowering plants and equivalent systems for other groups), over 450 families are described in this illustrated encyclopedia, with full information relating to their characteristics, relationships, etymology, economic uses and distribution. Written by three world-renowned authors with wide interests in plant relationships, horticulture and modern genetic approaches to the study of biodiversity, the descriptions are accompanied by a lavish selection of photographs, illustrations and maps. Many of the illustrations are the work of the first author, Maarten Christenhusz, who is an accomplished photographer as well as a botanist. This authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful book will appeal to a wide audience, from undergraduate students to practising botanists and horticulturists as well as interested amateurs.
Since 1994 South Africa has undergone a steady erosion of its indigenous built environment, with a concomitant loss of indigenous building technology and its specialised terminology. This glossary is based on the premise that you cannot understand the culture of a people unless you have a grasp of the nuances and hidden meanings of their language and brings together in one single volume the terminologies that are used by southern Africa's rural builders. It covers the terminology used by indigenous builders as well as subsequent colonial white settlers including buildings of the so-called Cape Dutch, English Georgian, Victorian and Indian Traditions. The text is set out in alphabetical order. It comprises of each term in its original language, its translation where appropriate into isiZulu, and its definition in English and isiZulu. One of the strengths of this book is its visual component of accompanying sketches that expertly illustrate the terms. This book is designed not only to assist in the teaching of architecture, but also to aid others who are interested in the field. Researchers and practitioners in disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, culture studies and building science will find it a valuable addition to their libraries.
This is a compilation of some of the most well-known speeches of modern times, spanning the years 1940-1987. Each of the speeches has been edited to include the most noteworthy segment.
• Winston Churchill 'First Radio Address As Prime Minister' (7:34)
Written by woman of action Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday.
With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors, thrilling chases and outrageous fisticuffs, Action Movie Freak celebrates a wide variety of more than 100 movies that have left audiences on the edge of their seats. Complete movie reviews are divided into various sub-genres including Classics That Defined the Genre (The Bond movies of the 1960s, "Bullit," "Dirty Harry") Bloodiest Action Movies ("Ninja Assassin," "Rambo" series, "RoboCop") and Action From the Far East ("Bangkok Knockout," "Ong Bak," "Ip Man").
The book also spotlights specific action heroes/actors, and features 250 color photos and movie posters, as well as fun Top 10 lists, including best one-liners and most over-the-top kills.
Your complete one-volume guide to the year 2019. This fantastic and in-depth book includes month-by-month forecasts for every sign and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead. The only one-volume horoscope you'll ever need. Your essential guide to love, life and career success in 2019. This popular, complete one-volume guide contains all you need to know about your personal horoscope for the year 2019. Be prepared for the forthcoming year with monthly predictions for your own sign and discover how to maximise your opportunities and potential to make the most of 2019. This bestselling astrological guide contains: * A personality profile for each sign * A forecast for the year ahead - what you can expect in terms of wealth, home, health, social and love life * A month-by-month forecast of your best days and worst days - the ideal days to attract love, money or success, and when it's better to just stay in bed! Joseph Polansky is a leading US astrologer who has been practising astrology for over 20 years.
The Nationwide football annual is now 126 years old - a remarkable achievement for the world's oldest football book. And it is still the best value soccer yearbook in the market, living up to its billing as 'soccer's pocket encyclopedia'. As usual the book is packed full of information vital for the football fan; from team line-ups to international results; from international appearances and goalscorers to the sort of trivia to keep a pub quiz in questions for another 126 years! The book contains everything anyone needs to know about the game -- league and non-league -- in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe. The publication of the latest edition of the annual is always a major event in the soccer calendar. Included are: results from the European Championships, results from the 2011/2012 season (including domestic and European cup competitions and international matches involving British teams); full fixture lists for the 2012/2013 season; all major European and world football awards; a day-by-day diary highlighting the season's biggest stories; players and their appearances for each and every league club.
Winner of the 2013 Best Parenting/Family Award from the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group The Dad Checklist gives fathers (and mothers) a quick reference of practical skills and information to pass along to their children. Dads have to remember a lot of things, like how to find the North Star, which cable goes where to jumpstart a car, how to remove splinters, the best way to teach a child to throw a baseball, and what to feed the children when Mom goes out. Dads need to know how to teach children to tie a square knot, skip a rock, cook chili, do basic home repairs, and make paper airplanes. Dads should be able to answer questions like why is the sky blue and grass green, what is the speed of light, who was the all-time best second baseman in baseball, and does a full house beat a flush. Not to worry. The Dad Checklist is the Swiss army knife of parenting, with information about Sports, Outdoors, Tools and Repairs, Cars and Boats, Grilling and Home Cooking, Science and Technology, Culture, Fun, and Family. You'll learn how to remove a splinter, jumpstart a car, paddle a canoe, name the best football players by position, pack the right equipment for a camping trip, and patch drywall. You'll learn a few great poems and songs to share with younger kids and be able to list the Seven Wonders of the World for older children. You'll even find a few suggestions on spending time with your children - time where you can add some tools to the knife and hone the blades you already have.
A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. * Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative, and simulation alongside less canonical topics such as dialogue and punk * Includes essays by the late Niall Lucy, a leading expert in postmodernism studies, and by other noted scholars who came together to complete and expand upon his last work * Spans a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives, addressing its lovers and haters; its movers and shakers such as Derrida; its origins in modernism and semiotics, and its outlook for the future * Features a series of brief essays rather than fixed definitions of the key ideas and arguments * Engaging and thought-provoking, this is at once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field
Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find. The latest in the popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias', this is the largest, most definitive guide to the secret and ancient knowledge of signs and symbols, some of which has been lost over thousands of years. * Why is the eye believed to be a powerful symbol of protection by fishermen? * Why do Masonic Temples have a black and white chequered floor covering? * Why do Hindus use coloured rice powder to draw elaborate symbols in front of their homes, only to have these patterns destroyed every day by footprints? * What are the hidden meanings behind the symbols on the American dollar? * What is the most important symbol in the World? Divided into easy-to-follow A-Z themed sections, the book answers all these questions and more, from sections on Magic and Mystery, Deities and Rituals, the Animal and Plant Kingdom, Landscape and the Elements, to Food and Sacred Geometry. Find out about the secret Demonic alphabet and Script of the Magi, the Glastonbury Zodiac, the Masonic Compass, the Eye of Horus, Native American hunting symbols, the Caduceus and the Indian Diwali ritual. Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols is a fascinating compendium of the hidden meanings behind the most important visual symbols in the world.
Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. Manhattan Prep's 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flashcards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed to help students develop a lasting understanding of words in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain easy-to-understand definitions plus additional tools to facilitate learning, like usage notes, related words, etymology, and more. 500 Essential Words is the first in a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards--start with essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary with 500 Advanced Words. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market.
Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide - the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts - now enters its second edition. With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important). In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered. The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
Return to Isla Nublar for another adventure in Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom. Fans can relive all the action with this awesome annual, packed with roarsome facts, activities, games and posters.
The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. You don't have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water - the rules can be looked up afterwards. This book takes you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the racecourse showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. Colour diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. The book also contains the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices. The latest rule changes are highlighted, along with their impact on you as a sailor. The Rules in Practice has been the racing rules bible for over 30 years, written by Bryan Willis who is an acknowledged rules expert.
By the authors of Cool Names for Babies, and with over 50,000 hugely imaginative entries from around the world, this is the ultimate book of baby names. Way more than just a standard list of names and their meanings, Baby Names offers witty and insightful opinions. Here are unisex names, names that are good for middle names (but not first names), names that should be avoided at all costs, celebrity baby names, names that are trendier than you'd think and much more. With creatively-titled lists such as Music Names, Names for Blond Babies, and Names That Are Classic But Not Boring, parents will have plenty of fun as they make the choice of what name is right for their baby.
From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: An overview of the plot Things to do this month What to watch out for Key crops for the month Progress reports on all the standard veg Top variety tips Main tasks for the month Allotment Tales With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.
A 25th anniversary history and celebration of The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most cherished American films of the late twentieth century and one of the finest movies made from a Stephen King story. The movie not only boasts a great story, it has a great backstory, starting with the dollar deal that eventually led King and co-stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman to put their trust in a largely untested director making his first feature film. Although the film received mostly positive reviews on its release in September 1994, the box office was disappointing and it failed to win many awards. But as Andy tells Red in the film, "no good thing ever dies." The movie found new life, reaching an ever-growing audience on cable and home video (through word of mouth, it became one of the top-rented movies of 1995). Each year, The Shawshank Redemption rises in polls asking film fans to name their favorite movies. It has become nothing less than this generation's The Grapes of Wrath, an inspiring story about keeping hope alive in bleak times and under the most horrendous conditions.
With online access to records making it easy for most people of Irish origin to trace their family background, there has never been a better time to research your Irish family history. This guide contains everything you need to know to speed up the process, making sense of the deluge of online material and guiding you towards records and methods you may not have known existed. This 5th edition of John Grenham's bestselling and seminal text is expanded, updated and indexed to make it easier to use than ever before. As well as guides to new developments online and in DNA testing, find out where to start if you're a beginner and to how to access and understand registry office records, census records, church and property records, and county-by-county source lists. It is an essential part of any Irish family history project. `John Grenham has written a multi-purpose book which can be used by the absolute beginner, the keen amateur and the more experienced genealogist.' The Irish Times
This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
'At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us.' Ann Landers Congratulations - you're 40! This wise and witty quote book is the perfect way to celebrate entering your newest --- and best - decade.
'By the time we hit 50... We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.' Marie Dressler Congratulations - you're 50! This wise and witty quote book is the perfect way to celebrate entering your newest --- and best - decade.
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