My First Book Of Houseplants

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Introducing Terra Babies at Home, a new board book series that presents plants, animals, and the environment to early readers from the intimacy of their home and helps them connect to the natural world. My First Book of Houseplants is a beautiful introduction to the world of houseplants for babies and toddlers, helping them to develop a connection with the natural world. Like other titles in the earth-friendly series Terra Babies at Home, this book is made with FSC materials and nontoxic inks, and it is recyclable. Simple and quirky text pairs with charming art by Åsa Gilland (The Perfect Shelter) in this book where future nature lovers will learn about houseplants in a friendly and easy way while being introduced to basic concepts of plant care and the environment. “The spider plant looks silly … like it needs a haircut!” we read. “And the iron plant is very elegant”; readers will learn that some plants have beautiful flowers, like the peace lily, and others can make you smile, like the lucky bamboo. And that’s not all: The book shows readers how to start their own houseplant project in seven easy steps!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : duopress labs
Publisher : duopress
Release : 2021-09-14
File : 23 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781950500765


The Lost Art Of Reading

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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : David L. Ulin
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release : 2010-06-01
File : 76 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781570617218


Profit First

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Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability. Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that: · Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances. · A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line. · Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth. With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Mike Michalowicz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-01-18
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780735214163


Head First Python

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Ever wished you could learn Python from a book? Head First Python is a complete learning experience for Python that helps you learn the language through a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, helping you understand how to be a great Python programmer. You'll quickly learn the language's fundamentals, then move onto persistence, exception handling, web development, SQLite, data wrangling, and Google App Engine. You'll also learn how to write mobile apps for Android, all thanks to the power that Python gives you. We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Python uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Paul Barry
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2010-11-15
File : 494 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781449396695


Knowledge First

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'Knowledge-First' constitutes what is widely regarded as one of the most significant innovations in contemporary epistemology in the past 25 years. Knowledge-first epistemology is the idea that knowledge per se should not be analysed in terms of its constituent parts (e.g., justification, belief), but rather that these and other notions should be analysed in terms of the concept of knowledge. This volume features a substantive introduction and 13 original essays from leading and up-and-coming philosophers on the topic of knowledge-first philosophy. The contributors' essays range from foundational issues to applications of this project to other disciplines including the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of perception, ethics and action theory. Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind aims to provide a relatively open-ended forum for creative and original scholarship with the potential to contribute and advance debates connected with this philosophical project.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : J. Adam Carter
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-11-10
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780191025617


First Over There

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The riveting true story of America's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, and its first steps onto the world stage At first light on Tuesday, May 28th, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st Division climbed from their trenches, charged across the shell-scarred French dirt of no-man's-land, and captured the hilltop village of Cantigny from the grip of the German Army. Those who survived the enemy machine-gun fire and hand-to-hand fighting held on for the next two days and nights in shallow foxholes under the sting of mustard gas and crushing steel of artillery fire. Thirteen months after the United States entered World War I, these 3,500 soldiers became the first "doughboys" to enter the fight. The operation, the first American attack ever supported by tanks, airplanes, and modern artillery, was ordered by the leader of America's forces in Europe, General John "Black Jack" Pershing, and planned by a young staff officer, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Marshall, who would fill the lead role in World War II twenty-six years later. Drawing on the letters, diaries, and reports by the men themselves, Matthew J. Davenport's First Over There tells the inspiring, untold story of these soldiers and their journey to victory on the Western Front in the Battle of Cantigny. The first American battle of the "war to end all wars" would mark not only its first victory abroad, but the birth of its modern Army.

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Genre : History
Author : Matthew J. Davenport
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2015-05-12
File : 381 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466860278


The Cosmopolitan First Amendment

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We live in an interconnected world in which expressive and religious cultures increasingly commingle and collide. In a globalized and digitized era, we need to better understand the relationship between the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and international borders. This book focuses on the exercise and protection of cross-border and beyond-border expressive and religious liberties, and on the First Amendment's relationship to the world beyond US shores. It reveals a cosmopolitan First Amendment that protects cross-border conversation, facilitates the global spread of democratic principles, recognizes expressive and religious liberties regardless of location, is influential across the world, and encourages respectful engagement with the liberty regimes of other nations. The Cosmopolitan First Amendment is the product of historical, social, political, technological and legal developments. It examines the First Amendment's relationship to foreign travel, immigration, cross-border communication and association, religious activities that traverse international borders, conflicts among foreign and US speech and religious liberty models, and the conduct of international affairs and diplomacy.

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Genre : Law
Author : Timothy Zick
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014
File : 461 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781107012325


First Book

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Becoming an author is a prestigious accomplishment. It has many advantages. It demonstrates your vast knowledge in a domain and establishes you as a thought leader. The New York Times quotes a research, which states that over 81% of people polled wanted to author a book. However, the reality is different. The majority of us never realize this dream. This book offers perfect solutions, tips and techniques to help you get your book out. It contains a comprehensive compendium of advice from authors who have won prestigious literary awards such as the Nobel Prize for Literature, Man Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize and have cumulatively sold multiple millions of copies. The goal of this book is to help you realize your long-term dream to write and publish a book.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Kiruba Shankar
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2016-11-03
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781946204523


First Bites

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As young people begin studying America's history, they often find themselves needing to learn and remember many facts. First Bites: Tidbits of American History for the Young and Young at Heart introduces an easy, fun way for them to learn about the important events of their country's past. Using playful rhymes, author Dixie Moss shares her lifelong love of history with young readers. Each poem is accompanied by comments about important events to help expand children's knowledge. Dixie covers everything from the Mayflower to Paul Revere and from George Washington to wagons heading west. First Bites offers just a small taste of all the information available about American history, but it is a start. The stories inside may fan a small flame into a fire of curiosity. The poems are accessible and entertaining, and their words humanize the great men and women of the past and teach children that they, too, can do great things.

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Genre : United States
Author : Dixie Moss
Publisher : LifeRichPublishing
Release : 2014
File : 101 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781489702067


First Ladies From A Theology Perspective

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It would be a lie to say that the path to confirmation is easy; it isn’t without struggle. But, “with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) Annette’s journey to her confirmation as the First Lady of the church is filled with the highs and lows, prayer and infidelity, triumphs and missteps. But with love, commitment and an utmost dedication to God, she is rewarded each step of the way by Him. Ultimately, she transforms into a shining example for First Ladies of today and tomorrow. Annette Sessions wants Christian women to know that they have the inner strength to become an upstanding woman of faith.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Annette Sessions
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2014-01-02
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781460214008