Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. ´´Seeing Trees´´ invites readers to watch trees with the care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Focusing on 10 common trees of North America, Nancy Ross Hugo highlights the rewards of tree viewing and describes some of the most visually interesting leaves, flowers, fruits, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark of familiar trees. Using software developed for work with microscopes, Robert Llewellyn created incredibly sharp close-up photographs of the tree detail by stitching together 8 to 45 images of each subject--each shot at a different focal point. The combination of these lavish photos with Nancy Ross Hugo´s writing makes each page come alive with the beauty of the growing process. The result is a gorgeous journey into the life cycle of trees. Featured trees include the American Beech, Ginkgo, Red Maple, Southern Magnolia, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, White Pine, American Sycamore, Black Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar.
Offers a collection that is by turns a voice and a chorus: a hyper-vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, parables and tall tales. The author creates world after world, peculiar yet always particular, where the only certainty is the unexpected.
Grace is a beautiful, troubled woman, a mystery viewable only by the reflections of others. Central to the novel is the revelation of her story by others - her alcoholic husband David, her friends, her sister, her lover, and her colleagues at the hospital where she is a physician´s assistant. Their reflections disclose how she has drifted from both her first love and her calling as a researcher. As her marriage unravels, Grace´s life fragments. She´s attacked and injured by a drug-addled patient, her father appears to be failing mentally, and her daughter is injured. When she learns that Colter, the man she ran from as an eighteen year old, has become critically ill with cancer, her path clarifies. She leaves her husband and returns to her home town to reconnect with her true loves - Colter and science. Her strength of character is needed as David becomes violent over the divorce and separation from his children. She fights to keep Colter alive and learns from him how to live mindfully.
SEEING GREEN What was supposed to be a blissed-out vacation at a pristine eco-resort has turned into one of the biggest cases of my life. And just as we were getting into it, Bess, George, and I had to return to River Heights. But, it looks like the case has followed us home. Now that I´m back on my home turf, I can investigate Cristobal´s mysterious American girlfriend further -- I´m sure she has more to do with the sabotaging of the Casa Verde resort than her boyfriend and resort owner, Cristobal, would let on.But as I´ve so often come to find out, this case goes much deeper the more I scratch the surface. Who are these mysterious people Cristobal and his girlfriend are involved with? And what is their plan? I´m on the case and determined to find out!
Seven-year-old Leland has trouble writing, but he loves drawing. He so dislikes his teacher that he conjures up Delilah, an imaginary seeing-eye dog to help him into class each day. When a neighborhood painter recognizes Leland´s gifts as an artist, Leland grows more confident about the world as he uniquely sees it. And when his family´s cat goes missing, it is Leland´s keen observation skills that lead to finding him. Leland´s newfound confidence helps him both confront and sympathize with his teacher, who only wishes Leland could be a bit more focused.
Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Dawkins and Attenborough among others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Since its inception in 1660, the Royal Society has pioneered scientific discovery. The oldest scientific academy in existence, its backbone is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists, including Einstein. This illustrated book celebrates the Royal Society´s huge contribution to modern science. With unrestricted access to archives and photographs, SEEING FURTHER shows that the history of scientific endeavour and discovery shapes the world we live in today.
Seeing America explores the camera work of five women who directed their visions toward influencing social policy and cultural theory. Doris Ulmann made portraits of celebrated artists in urban areas and lesser-known craftspeople in rural places; Dorothea Lange magnified human dignity in the midst of poverty and unemployment; Marion Post Wolcott believed steadfastly in collective strength as the antidote to social ills and the best defense against future challenges; Margaret Bourke-White applied avant-garde
Magical realism and a modern Cinderella story makes for a fun and relatable M!X read. Sixth grade is not going well for Calliope Meadow Anderson. Callie´s hair is frizzy, her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, and to top things off, she has to get glasses. And her new specs aren´t even cute, trendy glassesmore like hideously large and geeky. But Callie soon discovers that her glasses have a special, magical perk: When she wears them, she can read people´s thoughts. Crazy glasses aside, Callie has more drama to face when she´s cast as the lead in the school playand instead opts to be an understudy, giving the role of Cinderella to Ellen. Can Callie´s magic glasses help her see her way to leading lady, or is she destined to stay in the background forever?