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Where Butterflies Fill the Sky

By Zahra Marwan
  • ISBN Code: : 1547607831
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An evocative picture book debut that tells the true story of the author's immigration from Kuwait to the United States. Zahra lives in a beautiful place where the desert reaches all the way to the sea and one hundred butterflies always fill the sky. When Baba and Mama tell her that their family is no longer welcome here and they must leave, Zahra wonders if she will ever feel at home again--and what about the people she will leave behind? But when she and her family arrive in a new desert, she's surprised to find magic all around her. Home might not be as far away as she thought it would be. With spare, moving text and vivid artwork, Zahra Marwan tells the true story of her and her family's immigration from Kuwait, where they were considered stateless, to New Mexico, where together they made a new home.

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  • Book Code : 1603423990
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: making-cheese-butter-yogurt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Chicago Gardens

By Cathy Jean Maloney
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226502368
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: chicago-gardens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World’s Fair. Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city’s horticultural heritage, and here she reveals the unusual history of Chicago’s first gardens. Challenged by the region’s clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago’s pioneering horticulturalists, Maloney demonstrates, found imaginative uses for hardy prairie plants. This same creative spirit thrived in the city’s local fruit and vegetable markets, encouraging the growth of what would become the nation’s produce hub. The vast plains that surrounded Chicago, meanwhile, inspired early landscape architects, such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, and O.C. Simonds, to new heights of grandeur. Maloney does not forget the backyard gardeners: immigrants who cultivated treasured seeds and pioneers who planted native wildflowers. Maloney’s vibrant depictions of Chicagoans like “Bouquet Mary,” a flower peddler who built a greenhouse empire, add charming anecdotal evidence to her argument–that Chicago’s garden history rivals that of New York or London and ensures its status as a world-class capital of horticultural innovation. With exquisite archival photographs, prints, and postcards, as well as field guide descriptions of living legacy gardens for today’s visitors, Chicago Gardens will delight green-thumbs from all parts of the world.

Ecological Bulletins, Targets and Tools for the Maintenance of Forest Biodiversity

By Per Angelstam,Monica Donz-Breuss,Jean-Michel Roberge
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 144431307X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: ecological-bulletins-targets-and-tools-for-the-maintenance-of-forest-biodiversity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Maintaining forest biodiversity by combining protection, management and restoration of forest and woodland landscapes is a central component of sustainable development. Evidence that there are threshold levels for how much habitat loss may be tolerated for viable populations of specialised species to be maintained. Policy-makers, businesses and managers pose questions about how to balance use of renewable forest resources and conserve biodiversity. Examples are presented on how biodiversity assessments can be made. Proposes how the critical gaps in our knowledge identified throughout the book could be filled through macroecological research and international co-operation.

Fundamentals of Reference

By Carolyn Mulac
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Internet in library reference services
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-reference.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The all-in-one “Reference reference” you’ve been waiting for, this invaluable book offers a concise introduction to reference sources and services for a variety of readers, from library staff members who are asked to work in the reference department to managers and others who wish to familiarize themselves with this important area of librarianship. Written in an accessible style and designed for everyday use, it presents an overview of the basic tools and techniques of reference work, including “Reference Services,” a section addressing such important topics as telephone reference, the reference interview, and electronic reference “Reference Sources,” chapters which focus on types of reference tools, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, and almanacs Appendixes with key documents prepared by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and an annotated bibliography An excellent training tool for both new and experienced staff, Fundamentals of Reference will quickly become your fundamental reference!

Situational Policing

By James J. Nolan
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781428987920
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category :
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: situational-policing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A recent study explored whether community policing (CP) could work in different types of neighborhoods. The analysis found it successful in some communities, but not in others. Of the 15 participating Chicago police beats, the researchers rated 9 excellent & 6 struggling. The research question itself garners even more interest for it suggests that CP should have similar benefits in different types of neighborhoods. The authors present a theoretical framework to help police decide what type of CP strategy could work best in specific neighborhoods. Through the Situational Policing Model, the authors present a clear & observable desired end state for officers as they work to respond to neighborhood crime & disorder. Illustrations.

Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants:

By Ernest E. Ludwig
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 9780080523378
  • Total of Pages : 712
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: applied-process-design-for-chemical-and-petrochemical-plants.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This third edition of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 3, is completely revised and updated throughout to make this standard reference more valuable than ever. It has been expanded by more than 200 pages to include the latest technological and process developments in heat transfer, refrigeration, compression and compression surge drums, and mechanical drivers. Like other volumes in this classic series, this one emphasizes how to apply techniques of process design and how to interpret results into mechanical equipment details. It focuses on the applied aspects of chemical engineering design to aid the design and/or project engineers in rating process requirements, specifying for purchasing purposes, and interpreting and selecting the mechanical equipment needed to satisfy the process functions. Process chemical engineering and mechanical hydraulics are included in the design procedures. Includes updated information that allows for efficiency and accuracy in daily tasks and operations Part of a classic series in the industry

Empire of the Scalpel

By Ira Rutkow
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501163760
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 183
  • Pdf File: empire-of-the-scalpel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From a renowned surgeon and historian with five decades of experience comes a remarkable history of surgery’s development—spanning the Stone Age to the present day—blending meticulous medical studies with lively and skillful storytelling. There are not many events in life that can be as simultaneously life-frightening and life-saving as a surgical operation. Yet, in America, tens-of-millions of major surgical procedures are performed annually but few of us pause to consider the magnitude of these figures because we have such inherent confidence in surgeons. And, despite passionate debates about healthcare and the endless fascination with surgical procedures, most of us have no idea how surgeons came to be because the story of surgery has never been fully told. Now, Empire of the Scalpel elegantly reveals the fascinating history of surgery’s evolution from its earliest roots in Europe through its rise to scientific and social dominance in the United States. From the 16th-century saga of Andreas Vesalius and his crusade to accurately describe human anatomy while appeasing the conservative clergy who clamored for his burning at the stake, to the hard-to-believe story of late-19th century surgeons’ apathy to Joseph Lister’s innovation of antisepsis and how this indifference led to thousands of unnecessary surgical deaths, Empire of the Scalpel is both a global history and a uniquely American tale. You’ll discover how in the 20th century the US achieved surgical world supremacy heralded by the Nobel Prize–winning, seemingly impossible feat of transplanting a kidney and how the heart-lung machine was developed, along with much more. Today, the list of possible operations is almost infinite—from knee and hip replacement to heart bypass and transplants to fat reduction and rhinoplasty—and Rutkow draws on his five-decade career to show us how we got here. Authoritative, captivating, and comprehensive, Empire of the Scalpel portrays the evolution of surgery in all its dramatic and life-enhancing complexity and shows that its history is truly one awe-inspiring triumph after another.

Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Wales

By R. Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230614930
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 717
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Book Short Summary:

The conquest of Wales by the medieval English throne produced a fiercely contested territory, both militarily and culturally. Wales was left fissured by frontiers of language, jurisdiction and loyalty - a reluctant meeting place of literary traditions and political cultures. But the profound consequences of this first colonial adventure on the development of medieval English culture have been disregarded. In setting English figurations of Wales against the contrasted representations of the Welsh language tradition, this volume seeks to reverse this neglect, insisting on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales for any understanding of the literary cultures of medieval England and medieval Britain.