Ten Plants That Changed Minnesota

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ISBN: 1681340348
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Mary Hockenberry Meyer
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Download and read online Ten Plants That Changed Minnesota in PDF and EPUB A book to inspire Minnesotans of all ages to learn about and reflect on the ten plants, chosen by experts and citizens, that have most impacted our state.


Fresh from the Garden

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ISBN: 0816698414
Release Date: 2017-01
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Author: John Whitman
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Sight Sound Motion Applied Media Aesthetics

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ISBN: 9781305890350
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Number of pages: 464
Author: Herbert Zettl
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Sight Sound Motion Applied Media Aesthetics in PDF and EPUB The most comprehensive book on the market, Herb Zettl’s SIGHT SOUND MOTION: APPLIED MEDIA AESTHETICS, 8e describes the major aesthetic image elements -- light and color, space, time-motion, and sound -- as well as presents in-depth coverage on how they are creatively used in television and film. Zettl’s thorough coverage of aesthetic theory and the application of that theory place this contemporary and highly relevant text in a class by itself. It equips students to think critically about media aesthetics and apply them to production situations. Richly illustrated and now presented in full color, it also features strong visuals that often draw on traditional art forms, such as painting, sculpture, and dance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Where Are All the Minnesotans

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ISBN: 1681340402
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Number of pages: 32
Author: Karlyn Coleman
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Download and read online Where Are All the Minnesotans in PDF and EPUB Minnesotans are a hardy lot, undaunted by snow and cold. Armed with wool and fleece, they embrace the winter season and all the opportunities for adventure, activity, and celebration it brings.


Goodnight Obama

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ISBN: 9781682611326
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 32
Author: Jerome Corsi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Goodnight Obama in PDF and EPUB Here’s your chance to say "goodnight" to Obama in a very special way. Join former president Obama in his nightcap and PJ’s as he says “goodnight” to America: Goodnight birth certificate of unknown source Goodnight jobs, without any remorse Goodnight safety, let’s open the borders Goodnight constitution, by executive order Featuring cameos of: Michael Moore Hillary Clinton Reverend Wright Ellen DeGeneres Vladimir Putin And many more!


Medical Assisting Review

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ISBN: 9781259119194
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Number of pages: 576
Author: Jahangir Moini
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Download and read online Medical Assisting Review in PDF and EPUB Catching your success has never been easier, with the new 5th edition of MEDICAL ASSISTING REVIEW: PASSING THE CMA, RMA, and CCMA EXAMS, confidently master the competencies you need for certification with a user-friendly approach and a variety of practice exams. Now also available with McGraw-Hill’s revolutionary adaptive learning technology, LearnSmart! Study effectively, spending more time on topics you don’t know and less time on the topics you do! Succeed with LearnSmart...Join the learning revolution and achieve certified success!


Indoor Kitchen Gardening

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ISBN: 9781591865933
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Number of pages: 224
Author: Elizabeth Millard
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Download and read online Indoor Kitchen Gardening in PDF and EPUB If you make good plant choices and create a hospitable indoor environment, you can grow practically any produce you want indoors. Millard shows you how-- with a little patience and the right equipment-- you can grow heartier herbs and produce all year round.


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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ISBN: 1429931116
Release Date: 1998-09-30
Number of pages: 352
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down in PDF and EPUB Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.


The Children s Blizzard

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ISBN: 0061866520
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Laskin
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online The Children s Blizzard in PDF and EPUB Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


Coal

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ISBN: 9780465096183
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Number of pages: 384
Author: Barbara Freese
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Coal in PDF and EPUB In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe. Prized as “the best stone in Britain” by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, launched empires, and expanded frontiers. It made China an eleventh-century superpower, inspired the Communist Manifesto, and helped the North win the American Civil War. Yet coal's transformative power has come at tremendous cost, from the blackening of our lungs and skies, to the perils of mining, to global warming. Now updated with a new chapter describing the high-stakes conflict between coal's defenders and those working to preserve a livable climate, Coal offers a captivating history of the mineral that helped build the modern world but now endangers our future.


Native Plants of the Midwest

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ISBN: 9781604697773
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Number of pages: 440
Author: Alan Branhagen
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Native Plants of the Midwest in PDF and EPUB Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.


The Machinery of Life

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ISBN: 0387849254
Release Date: 2009-04-10
Number of pages: 168
Author: David S. Goodsell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Machinery of Life in PDF and EPUB Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since we’re dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. Many of the questions puzzling the current cadre of sci- tists would be answered at a glance. But the nanoscale world of molecules is separated from our everyday world of experience by a daunting million-fold difference in size, so the world of molecules is completely invisible. I created the illustrations in this book to help bridge this gulf and allow us to see the molecular structure of cells, if not directly, then in an artistic rendition. I have included two types of illustrations with this goal in mind: watercolor paintings which magnify a small portion of a living cell by one million times, showing the arrangement of molecules inside, and comput- generated pictures, which show the atomic details of individual molecules. In this second edition of The Machinery of Life, these illustrations are presented in full color, and they incorporate many of the exciting scientific advances of the 15 years since the first edition.


Touching Spirit Bear

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ISBN: 0062009680
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Touching Spirit Bear in PDF and EPUB In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.


The Things They Carried

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ISBN: 9780547420295
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Things They Carried in PDF and EPUB A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


The Botany of Desire

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ISBN: 1588360083
Release Date: 2001-06-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Botany of Desire in PDF and EPUB The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant—though this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds’s most basic yearnings—and by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we’ve benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature. From the Hardcover edition.