A Guide to Taming and Gentling Your Avian Companion
Author: Bonnie Munro Doane
Publisher: *Howell Book House
In paperback at last — the definitive guide to parrot training. Originally published as The Pleasure of Their Company: An Owner's Guide to Parrot Training, this amply illustrated book is just what parrot owners need to bring up happy, well-behaved pets. You get: Hands-on advice from one of the nation's foremost parrot authorities A thorough explanation of "normal" parrot behavior and the benefits of training Coverage of everything from gentling fledglings and basic obedience to potty training, speech, and tricks"
A literary master looks ahead to her eighties As her eightieth birthday approaches, Doris Grumbach does not feel melancholy or saddened by the upcoming event, despite the loss of friends such as Kay Boyle and Dorothy Day—instead she takes it as an opportunity both to look backward and to grow. In this, her summer of unexpected content, Grumbach weaves the elegiac and the practical into a delightful tapestry of experience. She looks deep into her own history, telling stories of her life in the hardscrabble New York of the 1940s, working as a copyeditor. She details her near encounter with a seventy-two-year-old Bertrand Russell, calling it the closest she has ever come to sleeping with a Nobel Laureate. Grumbach lets us into her life and introduces us to the characters that have peopled her nearly eight decades on Earth. As the fateful day of her celebration draws near, the main topic on Doris Grumbach’s mind is not herself; it’s her guests. The Pleasure of Their Company is a meticulously planned party that any reader would be honored to attend.
A high-class party planner profiles more than twenty events to demonstrate the fine art of entertaining, discussing invitations, themes, food, and refreshments--all the while keeping a close eye on the budget. 10,000 first printing.
Women! By God, we men love them. We court them, we watch them, we crave them, we want and need them. We buy them candy and diamonds, we take care of them, we covet them. And still they drive us crazy. No matter how much we try to understand our female counterparts, no matter how much we give and give, no matter the size of the house or car or bouquet of flowers we bring them, we just never seem to be able to live with them without, at some point, seriously wanting to rid ourselves of them. And yet, no matter how much they drive us crazy, we still keep coming back for more. No use asking ourselves WHY, Men. Just accept the fact that we have to have them and let it go at that. The main thing we men have to learn, however, in order to keep our sane male outlook on life, is how to live with the little darlings. Because live with them we must, as siblings, as roommates in college, as lovers and potential long-term mates, as wives and mothers and, finally (and more or less inevitably) as daughters. Trying to live with a woman, however, is a scary proposition, one for which almost all men are ill-equipped from Day One. But don't despair, Guys. You now have a foolproof way to prepare yourselves for your everyday life with the woman of your choice. Gary Lukatch's newest book has the answers to your questions and dilemmas. Before you share your living space with a woman, all you have to do first is live with a cat. The Feline Mystique is the book to tell you how. Buy it, Read it, Profit.
A taste of paradise For two weeks each year, Kingsley Diallo puts aside his responsibilities as CEO of a multibillion-dollar company and heads to Aruba. It's his chance to surf, unwind and enjoy the anonymity of just blending into a crowd. Then one day he sees Adah Palmer-Mitchell on the edge of the beach and wants to make a meaningful connection with her. Instinct tells him she's keeping a secret, but the stunning island setting and Adah's sensual beauty are an irresistible combination… Disillusioned by romance, Adah agreed to an engagement to bolster her parents' business interests. Suddenly that love-free arrangement is a sacrifice she's not sure she can make. Handsome, charismatic and confident, Kingsley awakens her dormant desires, tantalizing her with the possibility of a passionate future. As their dangerous game of attraction escalates, can she choose between family loyalty…and the call of her heart?
You have an invitation from God! You are invited to enjoy the pleasure of His company! If your RSVP is “I accept,” you will enjoy the pleasure that comes from being with God; the pleasure of talking and listening to each other; the pleasure of being in His family; the pleasure of knowing more about Him; the pleasure of wanting what He wants; the pleasure of giving and receiving; the pleasure of a loving relationship when you are wrong; the pleasure of a loving relationship when you are right; the pleasure of facing pressures of all kinds together; and the pleasure of thanking Him for His company. Find a quiet place to be alone with Him. Sit a spell, and read on. It will be a delightful time!
Experience God's Presence in a Whole New Way There's just something about people who are close to God. Through the ups and downs of life, they remain secure, hopeful. If you want a more rewarding spiritual life, if you want the pleasure of knowing your Creator's heart, this soul-lifting book is for you. Learn from Dutch Sheets as he shares his life lessons for cultivating an intimate relationship with God. Each of the thirty short chapters reveals a simple practice or biblical mindset that will help draw you away from the noise of life and into the Lord's peaceful presence. With profound insights from the Bible and stories you won't soon forget, The Pleasure of His Company is like a spiritual mentor, showing you simple ways to enjoy God more. This powerful book can also be enjoyed as a daily devotional.
THE STORY: As told by McClain, A somewhat tarnished international playboy returns to the San Francisco home of his former wife to give away their daughter in marriage. He hasn't laid eyes on the girl since she was a sprout and now discovering her
This volume reconstructs London's Victorian and Edwardian West End as an entertainment and retail centre. Moving beyond questions of whether shopping promoted or limited women's freedom, the author explores how business practices, legal decisions and cultural changes affected women in the market.
From Steve Martin, one of our best-loved comedians, a fantastic new novel with an unforgettably weird, original and ultimately engaging character - Daniel Pecan Cambridge. 'Makes you laugh out loud' Sunday Telegraph Daniel Cambridge is a thirty-three-year-old man who is slightly bewildered by life. He knows the exact wattage of the bulbs in his flat, and will panic if the wattage isn't kept constant. He can't cross the street unless two opposing driveways break the kerb. And he is exercised by the colour of hat worn by the local gas station attendant. Such characteristics make it difficult for Daniel to find the right woman, but he's very keen on Elizabeth who's selling the flats across the street and Zandy who works in the local pharmacy (though he's yet to actually speak to her). There's also the murder of Bob from downstairs. Daniel has an alibi but is still a suspect, and his agreeing to a TV reconstruction of the murder inquiry could well backfire. It might also jeopardise Daniel's chances of winning the Most Average American competition which he's entered (twice).
Rosemary Verey was the last of the great English garden legends. Although she embraced gardening late in life, she quickly achieved international renown. She was the acknowledged apostle of the “English style,” on display at her home at Barnsley House, the “must have” adviser to the rich and famous, including Prince Charles and Elton John, and a beloved and wildly popular lecturer in America. A child of a generation born between the two World Wars, she could have easily lived a predictable and comfortable life, devoted to her family, church, and horses, but a devastating accident changed her life, and with her architect-husband, she went on to create the gardens at their home that became a mandatory stop on every garden tour in the 1980s and 1990s. At sixty-two, she wrote her first book, followed by seventeen more in twenty years. Her husband's death, shortly after her career began, added a financial imperative to her ambition. By force of character, hard work, and determination, she tirelessly promoted herself and her garden lessons, traveling worldwide to lecture, sell books, and strengthen her network. She was a natural teacher, encouraging her American fans to believe that they were fully capable of creating beautiful gardens while validating their quest for a native vernacular. She also re-introduced the English to their own gardening traditions. Drawing from garden history and its literature, she developed a language of classical formal design, embellished with her exuberant planting style. Here is her story, recounted by a successful Manhattan attorney who worked with her as a volunteer, who saw her as both a person and a professional, and who was close to her for the last twenty years of her life. A demanding and sometimes truculent taskmaster, and a relentless perfectionist, Rosemary Verey, in her life as in her work, was the very personification of the English garden style. Her influence will be felt for generations.
A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun
Author: Dan Lusthaus
A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism, divided into five parts: the first on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second on the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought, the third on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth on the Trimsika and its translations, and finally the fifth on the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun and Yogacara in China.