The Secret Life of Plants

A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man
Author: Peter Tompkins,Christopher Bird
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006287442X
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 358

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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Motown Encyclopedia


Author: Graham Betts
Publisher: AC Publishing
ISBN: 1311441549
Category: Music
Page: 811
View: 7655

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Motown means different things to different people. The mere mention of perhaps the most iconic record label in history is often enough to invoke memories and mental images of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and numerous others. With each group recalled, there is an accompanying piece of music of the mind, from Baby Love, My Girl, Signed Sealed Delivered, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, ABC and Tears Of A Clown and countless more. Quite often, you can ask people what kind of music they like and they will simply answer ‘Motown’, and both they, and you, know exactly what is meant. Or rather, what is implied. The Motown they are invariably thinking of is the label that dominated the charts in the mid 1960s with a succession of radio friendly, dance orientated hits, most of which were written and produced by the trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. This period is referred to, naturally enough, as the Golden Era, when Motown was not only the dominant force in its home city of Detroit but carried The Sound of Young America all around the world. The kind of music that had them Dancing In the Street from Los Angeles to London, Miami to Munich and San Francisco to Sydney. It was the kind of music that attracted scores of imitators; some good, some not so good. The kind of music that appealed to the public and presidents alike, and still does. It was that Motown that this book was intended to be about. However, when you start digging deeper into the Motown story, you realise that throughout its life (which, for the purposes of this book, is its formation in 1959 through to its sale in 1988) it was constantly trying other musical genres, looking to grab hits out of jazz, country, pop, rock, middle of the road and whatever else might be happening at the time. Of course it wasn’t particularly successful at some of the other genres, although those who claim Motown never did much in the rock market conveniently overlook the healthy sales figures achieved by Rare Earth, the group, and focus instead on the total sales achieved on Rare Earth, the label. This book, therefore, contains biographies of all 684 artists who had releases on Motown and their various imprints, as well as biographies of 16 musicians, 23 producers, 19 writers and 13 executives. There are also details of the 50 or so labels that Motown owned, licensed to or licensed from. All nine films and the 17 soundtracks are also featured. Every Motown single and album and EP that made the Top Ten of the pop charts in either the US or UK also have their own entries, with 222 singles, 84 albums and five EPs being featured. Finally, there are 36 other entries, covering such topics as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Motortown Revues, Grammy Awards and the most played Motown songs on radio. The 1,178 entries cover every aspect of Motown and more – of the link between Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies and Wonder Woman, of the artists from Abbey Tavern Singers to Zulema, and the hits from ABC to You Really Got A Hold On Me. The Motown Encyclopedia is the story of Motown Records; Yesterday, Today, Forever.

Botanical Speculations

Plants in Contemporary Art
Author: Giovanni Aloi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527519481
Category: Art
Page: 191
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Ground-breaking scientific research and new philosophical perspectives currently challenge our anthropocentric cultural assumptions of the vegetal world. As humanity begins to grapple with the urgency imposed by climate change, reconsidering human/plant relationships becomes essential to grant a sustainable future on this planet. It is in this context that a multifaceted approach to plant-life can reveal the importance of ecological interconnectedness and lead to a more nuanced consideration of the variety of living organisms and ecosystems with which we share the planet. In Botanical Speculations, researchers, artists, art historians, and activists collaboratively map the uncharted territories of new forms of botanical knowledge. This book emerges from a symposium held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in September 2017, and capitalizes on contemporary art’s ability to productively unhinge scientific theories and certainties in order to help us reconsider unquestioned beliefs about this living world.

Everyday Oracles

Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us
Author: Ann Bolinger-McQuade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616024
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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It could be a cloud in the shape of a loved one's face or an extremely relevant song playing on the radio at the exact time of a friend's death--if we allow ourselves to stop, look, and listen, we can identify what spiritual teacher Ann Bolinger-McQuade calls personal oracles. And when we tune into these subtle messages from Spirit, we will discover guidance for navigating life's most trying situations. In this illuminating book, readers will learn that the universe is constantly conspiring in our favor and is ready to lend a helping hand when we need it most--if only we can look closely and open our hearts to the divine messages that are on display around us. Sharing stories of divine inspiration from her own life, as well as the lives of others (many of them well-known historical or contemporary figures), McQuade shows readers how: A PAIR OF SPARROWS SAVE A MAN'S LIFE: Journalist Byron Pitts narrowly escaped being hit by a car and saw a couple birds circling in front of him. The birds reminded him of the lyrics to his mother's favorite hymn: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." The comforting reminder of guidance and provision encouraged him to persevere in his challenging career in broadcast journalism, which was ultimately rewarded when CBS offered him a position on 60 Minutes. A LITTLE BOY BRINGS HOPE BACK INTO A WOMAN'S LIFE: Nancy was reeling from her husband's recent diagnosis of AML, a rare form of leukemia, when a seven-year-old boy knocked at her door collecting donations for AML research. He smiled at her warmly as he told her how he had had AML since he was two, and then he announced proudly that a transplant had saved his life. SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S APPLE WAS ACTUALLY AN EVERYDAY ORACLE: Many are familiar with the story of how Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head. It is a lesser known fact that Newton was interested in the supernatural. Born in the 1600s, when astronomy and astology were considred one and the same, the highly respected alchemist looked to the heavens to assist him in his quest to decode the mysteries of the universe. The falling apple that arrested his attention acted as a personal oracle. In addition to illuminating oracles through examples, McQuade discusses the history and science of oracles in general and of personal oracles specifically, offering the reader practical instructions for identifying and decoding the divine messages in their own lives.

HOW TO “FAST-FORWARD” CHANGES IN OUR LIVES USING FACEBOOK

THE PROBLEM SOLVER
Author: DONALD A. DAHLIN, D.C.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149182445X
Category: Education
Page: 322
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Can We Restore American Standards? The truth is – America has been systematically corrupted by several past Governments; there are Valid DVDS by PBS and other sources that you will find in this book to explain how this came about. But, it goes much earlier than that! It goes back into the 1800s when “Thinking men considered ancient beliefs of the Veda, Buddhism, Jesus Christ: saving our souls, and Darwin’s Evolution, - trying to confront Reality.” Germany: a forerunner in science, had Wilhelm Wundt a psychologist and a leader with a new understanding of the reality of Darwin and evolution declared in a party of interested persons that “Man is only an animal and has no soul that can be demonstrated; the same with God and Religion; both of them are the myths of the old people; man is an evolved chimpanzee and should be treated like an animal with a brain and nervous system, and to be observed for abnormal behavior and treated as such.” Russian observers agreed and together with Germany formed the National Education (NEA) of teachers, and the birth of psychiatry. There is more but it is in my book, and the source is a well-distinguished school teacher: Samuel L.Blumenfeld and author of: N.E.A. Trojan Horse in American Education – The First Full-Length Expose of The National Education Association. © 1949-1984. Since then, American psychiatry has invaded our schools, colleges, universities, State and Federal Governments and you will learn how and what they did to our Country. They have sought to destroy – our education, religion, morals, field of medicine, the laws and our courts...and today we have illiteracy, mental illness, drug addiction, adultery, living together without marriage (responsibility), prostitution, mass shootings of family, teachers and friends, and often themselves. And etc. Again, I repeat: Can We Restore American Standards? If I provide you with all the tools or rsources that wlll help you do the job – would you be willing to become a Problem Solver? A person desiring to be a Problem Solver would be dealing with his/her environment with one or more persons and also promoting the IDEA through his/her Facebook connections – so it could become world-wide...perhaps like telepathy. But, read the two pages of the Contents and see for yourself the huge scope of help you will receive for common problems of illiteracy, what causes disease, how to attain optimum health and happiness. The persons you help, your children, and their future generations will all appreciate your help. So will I.

Why Look at Plants?

The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art
Author: Giovanni Aloi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004375252
Category: Science
Page: 308
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Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work.

Effective Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease


Author: Otto Salomons
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9081473115
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 202
View: 4097

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This book is a self help guide for patients suffering from (chronic) Lyme-disease and/or other intra-cellular infections. The book also serves as an information resource for therapists and doctors interested in better treatment options for (chronic) Lyme disease. The book has come forward from the author's own struggle in getting rid of chronic Borrelia and Babesia infections. This was not a trivial exercise. During this quest the use of bio-energetic testing and treatment methods was essential in being successful. The bio-energetic methods that have been applied are bio-resonance and bio-photon based methods. The presented bio-energetic treatment methods can be applied alone or in combination with traditional anti-biotics therapy.

What a Plant Knows


Author: Daniel Chamovitz
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074062X
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can an orchid get jet lag? Does a tomato plant feel pain when you pluck a fruit from its vines? And does your favourite fern care whether you play Bach or the Beatles? Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, biologist Daniel Chamovitz explores how plants experience our shared Earth – through sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight.

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 3641114004
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

The Secret Life Of Plants


Author: P Tompkins
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8129104938
Category:
Page: 416
View: 1320

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Exploring the world of plant and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative power, and their ability to communicate with man.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Das Seelenleben der Tiere

Liebe, Trauer, Mitgefühl - erstaunliche Einblicke in eine verborgene Welt
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 3641189802
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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Das neue Buch des SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautors Fürsorgliche Eichhörnchen, treu liebende Kolkraben, mitfühlende Waldmäuse und trauernde Hirschkühe – sind das nicht Gefühle, die allein dem Menschen vorbehalten sind? Der passionierte Förster und Bestsellerautor Peter Wohlleben lehrt uns das Staunen über die ungeahnte Gefühlswelt der Tiere. Anhand neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und anschaulicher Geschichten nimmt er uns mit in eine kaum ergründete Welt: die komplexen Verhaltensweisen der Tiere im Wald und auf dem Hof, ihr emotionales und bewusstes Leben. Und wir begreifen: Tiere sind uns näher, als wir je gedacht hätten. Faszinierend, erhellend, bisweilen unglaublich!

Das Wesen der Dinge und der Liebe

Roman
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827076544
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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Am Ende ihres Lebens wird Alma auf ein großes Jahrhundert zurückblicken. Sie wird in die Aufbruchsphase Amerikas geboren, die Welt wird erforscht und erobert, Altes durch Neues abgelöst. Ihr umtriebiger Vater ist mit Pflanzenhandel reich geworden und der jungen Alma wird es an nichts fehlen, auch nicht an Bildung. Und so wächst sie zwischen den Pflanzen der prächtigen Gewächshäuser heran. Ihre ganze Leidenschaft gilt der Natur, und während ihrer Studien, die sie ihr ganzes Leben begleiten, gelingen ihr ähnlich revolutionäre Einsichten, wie sie dann Charles Darwin der Welt vorführen wird. Doch Alma selbst zweifelt an ihren Erkenntnissen. Gibt es eine wissenschaftliche Erklärung, warum sich der Mensch nach Liebe sehnt? Was ist Liebe überhaupt? Warum sind wir selbstlos und uneigennützig, wie ihre Adoptivschwester Prudence, die schon früh sich für die Befreiung der Sklaven einsetzt? Alma wird Antworten finden, ebenso wie die Liebe.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 1019

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

The Master Key System

Der Universalschlüssel zu einem erfolgreichen Leben
Author: Charles F. Haanel
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641086817
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Charles F. Haanel gilt als Pionier des Mentaltrainings und Positiven Denkens. Er ist ohne Zweifel der geistige Vater moderner spiritueller Autoren und hat vor allem auch Rhonda Byrne zu ihrem Bestseller „the Secret“ inspiriert. Haanel war es ein Anliegen, den Schlüssel für ein erfülltes und glückliches Leben einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Master Key System zeigt prägnant und anschaulich, wie wir mit der schöpferischen Kraft unseres Geistes die Wirklichkeit erschaffen können, die wir uns wünschen, und dabei kreativ und konstruktiv leben.

Blattgeflüster

Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin
Author: Hope Jahren
Publisher: Ludwig
ISBN: 3641114381
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.