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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

By Donald A. Mackenzie
  • ISBN Code: : 837991161X
  • Publisher : Masterlab
  • Pages : 590
  • Category : Religion
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This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review. Keywords: myth, legend, ancient, religion, classic

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242 PAGES ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR Many people who would like to dedicate themselves to this hobby ask themselves: - Will I have the chance to organize a large greenhouse? - Will I have enough time to look after such fragile plants? - Will I be able to support the necessary financial commitment? These questions are wrong. he main question you need to ask yourself, to see if you will be a good grower, is another: what feeling do I have with orchids? The orchid is a unique flower in its eccentric perfection, it does not know the banality. It does not grow in an impersonal environment, it is elegant in all its aspects, aristocratic in its needs. It blooms only if it finds the right conditions around it. In the East the perfection of the orchid is a symbol of purity. In the West the orchid is related to love and sensuality, therefore it becomes the symbol of passionate love. In its almost black-flowered varieties the orchid is also associated with the dark mystery and witchcraft. People who are attracted to orchids are sensual and innocent, simple and sophisticated. They love luxury. The roots of the orchid can feed on air by filtering nourishment from nothing, they are intricate but light. Who loves the orchid is very selective in his choices, he accepts to let only a small circle of people enter his life. Therefore, if you wish to dedicate yourself to the cultivation of orchids you should not ask yourself how much it costs. The right questions are these: - Do I have an independent temperament? - Do I have my own class and my original elegance? - Am I capable of innocence and passion, dedication and betrayal? - I only ask for the best from my life and the people I surround myself with? If all the answers are "yes", you are the ideal candidate for growing orchids. You don't need much else. In fact it is possible to grow orchids even in a small vase held on the windowsill, as you would do with basil. Some varieties may require temperature and humidity which is not difficult to recreate in an ordinary apartment or on a balcony. Other varieties can grow outdoors, in the garden. If you really want to dedicate yourself to the cultivation of orchids you will surely find the right compromise between the needs of the plants and those of your spaces and your wallet. This book will provide you with all the information you need to start the journey that will turn you into an expert grower, ready to participate in all "flowers contest"

Bloom-Again Orchids

By judywhite
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  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Book Code : 9781604691337
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: bloom-again-orchids.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Orchids have a reputation as the divas of the plant world: fussy, difficult-to-grow plants that—on top of all that—are prohibitively expensive. But there are plenty of orchids that anyone can grow. Orchids are no more difficult than familiar houseplants such as the African violet, and can be made to thrive and bloom in average indoor conditions. You just need to know what makes them happy. Bloom-Again Orchids highlights the easiest, most fuss free varieties and includes invaluable tips on where to buy orchids and how to keep them in bloom. Each of the fifty profiles focuses on a commonly available orchid variety and includes a description, photograph, chart of basic growing requirements, and a handy twelve-point checklist.

Orchids as Aphrodisiac, Medicine or Food

By Eng Soon Teoh
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 303018255X
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 980
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Did you know that Vanilla was formerly served as aphrodisiac by Cassanova and Madam Pompadour, and Elizabeth I loved its flavor? This is the first book that provides a complete worldwide coverage of orchids being employed as aphrodisiacs, medicine or charms and food. Opening with an in-depth historical account of orchids (orchis Greek testicle), the author describes how the Theory of Signatures influenced ancient herbalists to regard terrestrial orchid tubers as aphrodisiacs. Doctors and apothecaries promoted it during the Renaissance. Usage of orchids in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine; by Tibetan yogins and Amchi healers for longevity pills, tonics and aphrodisiacs; by Africans to prepare 'health promoting' chikanda or as survival food when lost in the Australian bush are some highlights of the book. Early settlers in America and the East Indies often relied on native remedies and employment of orchids for such needs is described. Also covered are the search for medicinal compounds by scientists, attempts to prove the orchid's efficacy by experiment and the worry of conservationists.

Where Texts and Children Meet

By Eve Bearne,Victor Watson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134624441
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: where-texts-and-children-meet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is impossible to reflect upon children's books without considering the children who read them. Where Texts and Children Meet explores the ways in which children make meaning of the various texts they meet both in and out of school. Eve Bearne and Victor Watson have brought together chapters on all the major issues and topics in children's literacy including: * the meaning and relevance of terms such as literature and classic texts * an analysis of new genres including picture books and CD-ROMs * moral dilemmas and cultural concerns in children's texts * working with quality texts that children will also adore. Where Texts and Children Meet shows how the world of children's books is changing and how teachers can build imaginative learning experiences for their pupils from a whole range of published materials.

The Orchid Hunter

By Leif Bersweden
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  • Publisher : Short Books
  • Book Code : 1780723350
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 727
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He has just a few months to complete his quest ? no one has ever done it before within one growing season ? and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck.As he battles the vagaries of the British climate, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Leif Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids ? one that will open your eyes to the rare hidden delights to be found on our doorstep.Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, The Orchid Hunter is a charming account of a precocious adolescent?s obsession with the natural world.Leif?s enthusiasm for his quest is infectious, as is the quiet conviction with which he keeps at it, showing how plant hunting can be the ultimate mindful activity.

Orchid of Fate

By Carleen Marie
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  • Publisher : Our Family Lines
  • Book Code : 0991707532
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: orchid-of-fate.pdf

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In Carleen’s effort to end a lifetime of migraine pain she unwittingly creates a Kundalini crisis. In three dark nights the stories she lived by unravelled like a spool of thread at top speed. She was left with just one question: Who am I? During Carleen’s search to understand this ancient awakening of the heart, she takes us on an Eastern mind-body journey of healing through the subtle body. Carleen’s marriage ends and she leaves twenty years in health care. Along the way, she weaves early childhood memories into story mind and we discover the power of Fate and Destiny in modern times. Carleen reveals how the stillness she found in the meditator’s gap is not only a place of deep inner healing but also the pure presence of Destiny; Sangita, The Orchid of Fate.

Black Orchid

By Neil Gaiman
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  • Publisher : DC
  • Book Code : 1401247911
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 262
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A New York Times Bestseller Before introducing the modern version of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote this dark tale that reinvented a strange DC Comics super hero in the Vertigo mold. Featuring spectacular art by Gaiman's frequent collaborator, DaveMcKean, BLACK ORCHID. After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn fully grown as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, destined to avenge her own death. Now, as this demigoddessattempts to reconcile human memory and botanical origins, she must untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the Amazon rainforest, this book takes thereader on a journey through secrets, suffering and self-rediscovery.

Race, Modernity, Postmodernity

By W. Lawrence Hogue
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438406916
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: race-modernity-postmodernity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reads and interprets eight works of literature by people of color, foregrounding the philosophical debate about modernity vs. postmodernity rather than solely issues of race.

Indigenous Literature of Oceania: A Survey of Criticism and Interpretation

By Nicholas J. Goetzfridt
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313369887
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: indigenous-literature-of-oceania.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Oceania has a rich and growing literary tradition. The imaginative literature that emerged in the 1960s often reflected the forms and structures of European literature, though the ideas expressed were typically anticolonial. After three decades, the literature of Oceania has become much more complex, in terms of style as well as content; and authors write in a multiplicity of styles and voices. While the written literature of Oceania is continuously gaining more critical attention, questions about the imposition of European literary standards and values as a further extension of colonialism in the Pacific have become a central issue. This book is a detailed survey of the expanding amount of critical and interpretive material written about the imaginative literature of authors from Oceania. It focuses on commentary and scholarship concerned with the poetry, fiction, and drama written in English by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. The criticisms have appeared in academic books and journals since the mid-1960s. They have developed to the point at which critical issues, related to decolonization and the expression of ideas without having to first satisfy foreign expectations, often determine the direction of such discussions. Entries are grouped in topical chapters, and each entry includes an extensive annotation. An introductory essay summarizes the evolution of Pacific literature.

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

By Say-ling Cynthia Wong
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199726795
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: maxine-hong-kingston-s-the-woman-warrior.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.

Tropical Orchids of Southeast Asia

By David Banks
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462916651
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: tropical-orchids-of-southeast-asia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn all about beautiful tropical orchids with this useful and portable reference book. This handy pocket guide introduces over 120 exotic orchid species found in Southeast Asia. Each exotic bloom is described in detail, its history of origination discussed and gardening tips are given. Illustrated with over 120 beautiful color photographs, this book contains a wealth of botanical details, as well as fascinating information on the cultural uses of flowers. A "must" for gardeners and non-gardeners alike Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.

Daybreak

By Ellen Connor
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101552840
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 767
  • Pdf File: daybreak.pdf

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Their mission was to save the world. Their destiny is to fall in love. Twelve years since the Change, Penelope Sheehan is one of the few still practicing magic for the good of humanity. To infiltrate the notorious O’Malley organization, Pen poses as an abducted girl—until a furious lion thwarts her mission. When the beast turns into a devastatingly handsome man, she recognizes in him the troubled boy she once knew. Since becoming a skinwalker, Tru Daugherty has allowed his animal nature to take over. Aloof and cynical, he’s a creature of instinct and impulse, living only to satisfy his senses—ignoring the scarred heart nobody has ever reached. He’s also the best man to help Pen bring down the O’Malley crime ring. Fighting alongside the last holdouts of humanity, they unleash a passion that tempts them to risk everything for love. But if they succeed, Tru and Pen hold the power to brighten the Dark Age for all time.

The Orchid Trilogy

By Jocelyn Brooke
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1509855807
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: the-orchid-trilogy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A disarming, lyrical hybrid of fiction and autobiography, this forgotten masterpiece of post-war English fiction follows a small boy through his First World War childhood and teenage years on the Kentish coast, then into the army and frontline service in the Second World War. Obsessed by his strange twin passions for orchids and for fireworks, the author-narrator paints a haunting portrait of a childhood and adulthood interleaved with one another in a near-mystical rural idyll. Defined by his unspoken homosexuality, the books capture the unfolding of a melancholy, often painfully sensitive male consciousness. First published in the late 1940s as three separate but interlinked volumes – “The Military Orchid”; “A Mine of Serpents” and “The Goose Cathedral” – The Orchid Trilogy conjures up a rapturous, fantastical portrait of England at war and peace in the 20th century. Witty, subtle and deceptively simple, this unjustly neglected classic that has yet to be surpassed in its exploration of the magical world of childhood. One of those too-rare books whose enjoyability makes it seem too short – Elizabeth Bowen It is a kind of collage of sharply drawn bits of real life, excellently described and artistically arranged – Stephen Spender Reminiscence and reflection and description are woven together to make a curious and fascinating tapestry – David Cecil Mr. Brooke's finely shaped prose, his wit, percipience, and liveliness in the description of people, places, and states of mind are a rare delight – The Scotsman A sad, funny, densely detailed yet continuously readable experience – The Observer One of the most exciting creative artists of our time and one who will consistently evade all the literary categories – John Pudney

Medicinal Orchids of Asia

By Eng Soon Teoh
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319242741
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: medicinal-orchids-of-asia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique book brings together a wealth of data on the botanical, ethno-medicinal and pharmacological aspects of over 500 species of Asian medicinal orchids. It starts off by explaining the role and limitations of complimentary and herbal medicines, and how traditional Asian medicine differs from Western, “scientific” medicine. The different Asian medical traditions are described, as well as their modes of preparing herbal remedies. The core of the book presents individual medicinal orchid species arranged by genera. Each species is identified by its official botanical name, synonyms, and local names. Its distribution, habitat and flowering season, uses and pharmacology are described. An overview sums up the research findings on all species within each genus. Clinical observations are discussed whenever available, and possible therapeutic applications are highlighted. The book closes with chapters on the conservation of medicinal orchids and on the role of randomized clinical trials.