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Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect
Richard H. Schneider
0687453631
September 1988
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Even though its kind sacrifices for the animals of the forest have marred the perfection of its shape, Small Pine is selected to be the Christmas tree in the Queen's castle, demonstrating that living for the sake of others makes us most beautiful in the eyes of God.


Is There a Doctor in the Barn
Elizabeth Yates
0945980469
June 1994
Paperback
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West with the Night
Beryl Markham
0865471185
January 1982
Paperback
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Book Review
One of the most beautifully crafted books I have ever read, with some of the most poetic prose passages I could imagine, such as the following, resonating with a stately and timeless quality so absent in our modern life: There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak....


My America Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary
Patricia Hermes
0439368987
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Life in the summer of 1609 in the New World is strange for young Elizabeth, who has traveled with her family from England to Jamestown, Virginia. After the disastrous sea crossing, during which a hurricane destroyed or rerouted five of their nine ships, Elizabeth is happy to be on dry land. Her initial elation vanishes, however, when mosquitoes, steamy weather, rampant illness, and unrest between the Indians and the new arrivals threaten any hope of a peaceful settlement. To make matters worse, Elizabeth misses her twin brother, Caleb, and feels tremendous guilt because she took his sketchbook with her, and is now using it for a journal. But together with her parents, she begins to build a new life in the Jamestown settlement, befriending such 17th-century luminaries as Captain John Smith and 13-year-old Pocahontas....


Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America
Giles Milton
0312420188
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The follow up to his best-selling Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Giles Milton's Big Chief Elizabeth is a sprawling, ambitious tale of how the aristocrats and privateers of Elizabethan England reached and colonized the "wild and barbarous shores" of the New World. Milton's story ranges from John Cabot's voyage to America in 1497 to the painful but ultimately successful foundation of the English colony at Jamestown by 1611. However, the main focus of the book is Sir Walter Raleigh's elaborate and tortuous attempts to establish an English settlement on Roanoke Island, in present-day North Carolina, following the first English voyage there in 1584. Scouring contemporary travel accounts of the period, Milton creates a colorful and entertaining account of the greed, confusion, and misunderstanding that characterized English relations with...


Earth Prayers/Earth Songs
Elizabeth J. Roberts (Editor)
006250746X
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
When it was published in 1987, Letting God was the first book to explore the themes of the Twelve-Step programs within the context of Christian tradition. Now revised to emphasize its spiritual focus, and including an introduction presenting a monthly theme, each daily reading begins with a selection from the New Testament. These are followed by eloquent, thought-provoking meditations that reveal how the passages apply to Christian living today, and conclude with a brief prayer. This inspiring daily devotional strengthens and encourages the reader, providing sustenance for the sould and practical insights on everyday life.

From the Publisher
The acclaimed bestseller Earth Prayers (more than 150,000 sold!) is now available in a gorgeous, boxed gift package along with the...


Tropical Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Large-Scale Plot Network
Elizabeth C. Losos (Editor)
0226493458
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Long-term Forest Dynamics Plots (FDPs) allow ecologists to explain patterns in diversity and dynamics in tropical forests around the world. In this collection, Elizabeth Losos and Egbert Giles Leigh Jr. assemble extensive standardized data--collected here in one location for the first time--from sixteen tropical FDPs and synthesize the findings, putting these unique and valuable plots in a global context by highlighting the utility of the collected data for conservation and forest management.

Written by experts in the field of tropical ecology, Tropical Forest Diversity and Dynamism will appeal to students and professionals with an interest in community ecology and patterns of diversity.



Tropical Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Large-Scale Plot Network
Elizabeth Losos (Editor)
0226493466
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Long-term Forest Dynamics Plots (FDPs) allow ecologists to explain patterns in diversity and dynamics in tropical forests around the world. In this collection, Elizabeth Losos and Egbert Giles Leigh Jr. assemble extensive standardized data--collected here in one location for the first time--from sixteen tropical FDPs and synthesize the findings, putting these unique and valuable plots in a global context by highlighting the utility of the collected data for conservation and forest management.

Written by experts in the field of tropical ecology, Tropical Forest Diversity and Dynamism will appeal to students and professionals with an interest in community ecology and patterns of diversity.



Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them
Elizabeth Royte
0395979978
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Royte, a contributing writer for Outside magazine who has also published in National Geographic, Harper's and Rolling Stone, spent a year with ecologists on Panama's Barro Colorado Island, after an earlier visit (for an article on famed biologist E.O. Wilson) sparked her curiosity about the research being conducted there. The result is this excellent book, a superb introduction to tropical ecology and theoretical biology, as well as original and thoroughly engaging travel writing. By hiring herself out as a research assistant at large, Royte gains intimacy with the professors and students at the island's research station and gradually gains acceptance into their world. She tracks a troop of spider monkeys with a woman whose research on their reproductive cycles holds the promise of being "quietly ...


Wildfire!
Elizabeth Starr Hill
0374317127
October 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4–Ben, 10, has lived with his grandparents and great-grandmother for six years, following the death of his parents. Hill vividly describes his rural Floridian home, from the caring neighbors and shopkeepers to the flora, fauna, foods, and the heat. The woods are filled with the smoky haze from area forest fires, thwarting plans for Fourth of July fireworks. To impress Elliot, who moved from the city and belittles country life, and others, Ben agrees to light one firecracker, an event that seems out of character for him but may spark discussion about peer pressure. The light and noise drive Elliot's new puppy into the woods, sending the boys on an exciting chase to retrieve him. As night falls they realize they are lost and that there is a fire nearby, likely started by the firecracker. Ben uses...


In a Forest
Mary Elizabeth Elizabeth Salzmann
1577655656
January 2002
Hardcover
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