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Cafe Flora Cookbook
Catherine Geier
1557884714
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Seattle's popular vegetarian restaurant shares its recipes with fans of meatless cooking. What sets this book apart from so many other vegetarian cookbooks is its attempt to take this branch of cookery beyond the usual melange of steamed and stewed greens into more decidedly haute cuisine. Portobello Wellington lacks the beef and foie gras of the parent dish, but its accompanying sophisticated Madeira sauce marks it as more complex than just mushroom-stuffed pastry. For a stunning brunch dish, Geier turns a quesadilla inside out, coating the potato and cheese-stuffed tortilla with a layer of scrambled eggs. Goan curry uses chickpeas and a welter of freshly toasted spices and homemade vindaloo paste to achieve its effect. A welter of pizza recipes shows how adaptable basic pizza can be to a host of different...


Flora
Sean Hogan
0881925381
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Major garden and plant reference sources are appearing like bulbs sprouting in the spring. A significant contribution to the bouquet is this work from the independent publisher Timber Press, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth year in the industry. The encyclopedia was produced in Australia by Global Book Publishing, and the chief consultant, Hogan, for many years managed the Australia/New Zealand areas at USC-Berkeley Botanic Garden. Most of the 15 contributors are from the U.S and have credentials or experience in horticulture.Following some introductory material on hardiness zones and plant nomenclature, the pages are filled with descriptions of 20,000 plants accompanied by 10,000 color photographs. There are entries from all plant groups--trees, shrubs, bulbs, herbs, fruits, vegetables, grasses,...


Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to Zircon
Flora Peschek-Bohmer, et al
1568524420
November 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Heal yourself with power of crystals and gemstones. Hundreds of vivid color photographs make it easy to identify and distinguish between different varieties. Listing for over 140 stones tell you which stones to use for particular illnesses, how to use them most effectively and how stones relate to the chakra system and the signs of the zodiac.


Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers
Georgia O'Keeffe (Artist)
0760711127
October 1998
Hardcover
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The Small World of Antique Dolls' Houses: Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches- -Even a Zoo!
Flora G. Jacobs
1891105078
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A landmark book by the country's foremost authority on antique dollhouses and their furnishings. Written in delightful prose with wonderful anecdotes and valuable descriptions, this work will become a standard reference for collectors and novice enthusiasts alike.


Emma
Jane Austen
0141439580
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Of all Jane Austen's heroines, Emma Woodhouse is the most flawed, the most infuriating, and, in the end, the most endearing. Pride and Prejudice's Lizzie Bennet has more wit and sparkle; Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey more imagination; and Sense and Sensibility's Elinor Dashwood certainly more sense--but Emma is lovable precisely because she is so imperfect. Austen only completed six novels in her lifetime, of which five feature young women whose chances for making a good marriage depend greatly on financial issues, and whose prospects if they fail are rather grim. Emma is the exception: "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or...


Flora's Orchids
Ned Nash
088192721X
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The orchid, one of the largest families of plants, could be referred to as a universal flower. Its ability to adapt to most climates makes it among the most diverse and widely distributed flowering plants in the world. There are 25,000 to 35,000 natural species of the orchid. Flora's Orchids presents more than 1,500 varieties of this versatile plant, with entries accompanied by at least 1,300 stunning color photographs. The flowers are arranged in an A-Z format. Each entry first lists the scientific name in Latin, often accompanied by a Latin synonym and, where appropriate, the translated common name. Plant spread and height are listed both in inches and centimeters, followed by symbols indicating plant type, natural growing locations, growing conditions, frost tolerance, preferred temperatures, type of...


The Shoemaker
Flora Rheta Schreiber
0451160320


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Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany
Graeme Gibson
0385514832
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, beautifully illustrated volume, Canadian writer and birder Gibson (Five Legs) employs poems, folk tales, parables, legends, and extracts from the works of naturalists and others to explore humans' relationship with birds through the centuries. Some of the material—Peter Matthiessen's tribute to shorebirds, Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem about wild swans, Thomas Hardy's ode to a darkling thrush—reflect the joy many people feel on seeing or hearing a bird. But a number of the pieces, such as Robinson Jeffers's wrenching poem about a hurt hawk, Gabriel García Márquez's story involving sinister curlews and Kafka's threatening fantasy about a vulture, do not make the best bedtime reading. Numerous selections dwell on the human propensity for killing, exploitation and...


A to Z Early Childhood Curriculum
Sherrill B. Flora
0742401405
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Found in Flora
Phil Hardwick
1893062031
Oct 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
On a hot summer day in June, a seventy-four year old man from South Carolina arrives in Flora, Mississippi in search of the daughter he has never known. What he finds, he could not have forseen. The unexpected turn of events will send a chill up your spine, and the ending will warm your heart.

About the Author
Phil Hardwick loves a good mystery. Early on in his career he solved real ones as a police officer and state investigator. These days he's a professional economic developer who spends his spare time writing mysteries. His Mississippi Mysterires Series, featuring private eye Jack Boulder, grows every year with the addition of another novella or two set in a Mississippi town. Phil is also an award-winning columnist whose column, From the Ground Up, appears bi-weekly...


Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel
Hugh Douglas
0750932066
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This biography uniquely focuses on the lost years of Flora's life, when she and her husband lost everything in North Carolina during the American War of Independence.


Flora of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Manual
C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist
0295952733
June 1973
Hardcover
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Princesses : The Six Daughters of George III
Flora Fraser
0679451188
April 5, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
King George III of England (1760–1820) and his queen, Charlotte, had 15 children, among them six daughters, on whom Fraser (The Unruly Queen) focuses her family portrait. She depicts royals who attempted to live a rather homey life, but were torn both by the king's famous madness and by complex political and affectionate alliances within the family itself. Fraser has a great source that she uses extensively: the prolific and elegant letters of Charlotte and her daughters. Their correspondence reveals personalities and daily details that attach the reader to their lives. The letters are at times less informative than suggestive; over-reliance on them contributes a wandering quality to the narrative and too many precious tidbits that Fraser apparently couldn't bear to leave out. She also tends to set up...


Sybil
Flora Rheta Rhea Schreiber
0446359408
May 1989
Mass Market Paperback
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Flora McDonnell's ABC
Flora McDonnell
0763613991
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Imagine hearing that tiny, alphabet-reciting toddler in your lap coming to the letter I and blurting, "I is for IBIS." This is how you'll know that Flora McDonnell's ABC is somewhere in the vicinity. In a sea of colorful alphabet books, McDonnell's may be one of the most marvelously unusual. Yet the quirkiness in no way takes away from the value of the book as a learning tool; indeed, with its bold upper- and lowercase letters, full-bleed illustrations, and combination of large and small items on each page, this little board book is matchless. For "Tt," a stately (capitalized) TIGER reposes, with a (lowercase) teapot sitting absurdly on his head. Four cats cruise (oh so cool!) in a sleek red convertible CAR for "Cc." A tiny ladybug perches on a fat, vivid LEMON for "Ll." McDonnell's splashy colors will wow every...


Plant Life of Kentucky
Ronald L. Jones
0813123313
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive account of the native and naturalized ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of Kentucky. Ronald L. Jones has compiled detailed identification keys to families, genera, and species. The plant family descriptions contain information on wildlife and human uses, important weeds, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs, and the species accounts provide scientific and common names, flowering periods, habitat, physiographic distribution, state and federal designations, and wetland ranking. A total of 179 families, 856 genera, and 2,600 species and infraspecific taxa are included, and nearly 2,000 line drawings illustrate the volume. The extensive introduction includes information on a variety of topics, including the history of the flora, vegetation types, and current...


How to Draw Wizards, Dragons and Other Magical Creatures
Barbara Soloff Levy
048643351X
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
How-to book shows youngsters and beginning artists of all ages a simple way to draw portraits of 30 amazing inhabitants from a magical world. Step-by-step illustrations incorporating circles, ovals, squares, rectangles, and other basic shapes show how to depict graceful mermaids, appealing dragons, gentle giants, and other fanciful creatures.


Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells
Cleve Backster, Flora Powers
0966435435
September 2003
Paperback
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Jean Houston, September, 2003
For all who delve into the nature of reality, Backster demonstrates that all living things can respond to each other.

Deepak Chopra, September, 2003
Cleve Backster’s research has profound implications for humanity and its future evolution.

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How to Draw Insects
Barbara Soloff Levy
0486405893
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Easy-to-follow guide shows would-be artists of all ages how to create accurate images of a grasshopper, monarch butterfly, tarantula, caterpillar, cicada, praying mantis, walking sticker, scorpion, carpenter ant, Japanese beetle, inchworm, centipede, termite, and 17 other insects. Step-by-step diagrams incorporating circular and ovoid shapes not only help create figures that are fun to draw but also teach fundamentals of laine, form and dimension.


Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc.
Jim Harter (Editor)
0486237664
January 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear wood engravings present, in extremely lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals.


The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora
Irwin Chusid, Jim Flora
1560976004

Paperback
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Old-LP collectors, in particular, are in for a shock of recognition when they open this almost-LP-jacket-sized album: "Hey, this is the guy!" Right, Jim Flora (1914-98) is the guy, the one who made those astonishingly energetic early LP cartoon-art covers, on which, for instance, jazzmen were playing so hot that their bodies flew apart like unstrung marionettes or, at the other extreme, melted together (apparently not altogether pleasantly: look at those bristling teeth on Inside Sauter-Finnegan). A drawer from childhood on, Flora turned to commercial art after giving up, for financial reasons, an architecture scholarship. He forged his distinctive style as the artist for a little magazine that he and another literarily inclined student put out on a shoestring. Cubism, Miro, Klee, and,...


The Exuma Guide: A Cruising Guide to the Exuma Cays : Approaches, Routes, Anchorages, Dive Sights, Flora, Fauna, History, and Lore of the Exuma Cays
Stephen J. Pavlidis
0963956671
July 1997
Paperback
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Sailing
"This thick cruising guidebook... sets out to provide everything you need to know to successfully navigate the Exuma Cays, and it delivers... for the uninitiated, navigating the islands could be a bit daunting. The Exuma Guide pretty much takes care of that." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Loaded with carefully researched sketch charts and local knowledge, this guide is the most current and comprehensive cruising guide available to the maginificent Exuma Cays-and an excellent guide to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea park. Pavlidis, former deputy warden of the park, gudie you in and out of virtually every navigable harbor, cover, and anchorage, as well as around every major reef, head, sand bank, and obstacle throughout the Exuma...


Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Burton Silver
1580082718
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While the popular and enduring Why Cats Paint (1994) profiled the creative output of house pets, highlighting tabbies and Persian long-hairs with smeary abstract canvases they ostensibly made, the authors' latest volume inverts the paradigm, and offers instead the cat-as-canvas. Rexes and Siamese sport rainbow colors on their faces and flanks or graphic designs on their hindquarters: cats are transformed into butterflies, or clowns, or furry American flags. Presented as the document of a developing art movement, the book features a potpourri of artists and their "schools" (Neo-Totemism, Semiotic Anthropomorphism, Avant Funk), pairing big photographs with faux-interpretive essays about each cat and artist. Perhaps the most amazing entry is a portrait of Charlie Chaplin, supposedly painted with peroxide and...

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