Start Your Own Natural Garden with Colourful, Simple Projects
Author: Jo Readman
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Organic gardening is fun. It is not just about growing plants without chemicals, but about working with nature and getting the creatures in your garden to help you. This colourful book is packed with easy and exciting projects to help you start your own natural garden.
When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing, she just couldn't keep it to herself. From Muck To Magic is a one-of-a-kind inspirational book. With heart, art and humor, it takes women on a poetic journey from the muck of self-doubt to the magic of self-love. An award-winning storyteller for brands like Honda and Acura, Wendi created this book to change the stories we tell ourselves. Through whimsical yet profound paintings and words that seem written personally for you, the dreaded blues and greys of life literally become rainbows of possibility. From Muck To Magic is a balm for the soul of any woman, at any age, who finds herself stuck in the muck of change, growth, worry, loss, fear, grief, overwhelm, inertia, exhaustion or the mere messiness of life. Within its deceivingly sweet, colorful pages is a powerful blueprint for transformation. And an invitation for every woman to rise up from her personal muck to bring her own unique magic into a world that has never needed it more.
Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon. Presenting the first English translation of Franz Roh's 1925 essay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier's classic 1949 essay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts. It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America. In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for more established narrative traditions--writing particularly alive in postcolonial contexts and a major component of postmodernist fiction.
An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food
Author: Elliott Hester
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: · Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific · Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party · Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic · Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked! · And much more. Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.
Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) was a leading British sculptor and printmaker whose work is distinguished by her commitment to naturalistic forms and themes. This new edition of the catalogue raisonné of her sculpture documents her complete sculptural output in a single volume for the first time, and includes new texts by a range of critics and writers.
Organic Vegetable Production provides an invaluable, practical guide to the production of organic vegetables across a range of organic farming systems in temperate areas. The book covers all aspects of production, including crop choice, fertility building and weed, pest and disease management within a framework of rotation design and business planning. The specific needs of a range of commonly grown vegetable crops are discussed in detail. The authors consider that knowledge-gathering, marketing and financial management are integral parts of organic vegetable production and these subjects are examined in depth. Speciality topics as protected cropping and storage are covered. The book highlights the technical and economic consequences of converting from conventional to organic production and the challenges that can arise.