Presents facts about water in its liquid state, where it is found, and some of its properties.
Join Jules as he introduces young readers to a few of California’s treasures. Combining lively illustrations and captivating photographs, Jules of the World: The California Caper is a story that encourages children to be curious, record their experiences, share their stories and continue to explore all of the world’s wonders with their family and friends. You can help your child embrace their creativity by providing tools that enable them to photograph, draw, document and express their interests and favorite finds in their day to day travels and adventures.
The Attuned: A Moon Cycle Deck features 28 cards of unique goddess art, inspired by feminine archetypes from Indian, European, African and Native American cultures. For centuries, humans have attuned ourselves to the skies in search of meaning.
In ancient Goddess centered cultures, women's connection to the moon was honoured in ceremony and in daily practice of moon observation and worship. While modern culture has subverted the Goddess, that ancient connection still thrives in our bodies and our spirits. We still bleed, grow, and feel by the light of the moon. The Attuned Deck is intended to rekindle our awareness of the celestial cycles that influence us, and provide insight into the sacred feminine energy of this planet that lives inside us all. From the Publisher : Each Attuned deck comes with a guidebook designed to work with the cards as a divination tool, providing affirmations and inspiration for each day of the lunar cycle.
Produced on Salt Spring Island, BC, the Attuned deck is a work of art with fine detailing and beautiful printing and packaging.
Cards are 4x6 " in size and feature full coloured art reproductions. Cards are framed in semi-precious stone colours and are watermarked with a lotus moon symbol on the reverse. Sets come in a unique, handmade aromatic cedar box for safe keeping. 28 Cards, 16 page booklet. From the Author: I live in nature and am saturated with colours; azure waters, crimson peonies, the many layers of green in the hills and forests surrounding my island home. Like a poet who dines on words, I drink in the spirits of these colours and pour them out onto my canvasses. I consider painting to be a dance. The curves of a woman's body, to me, are a joyous subject to draw. Just as each one of us contains a shard of the goddess, so does each image I create contain a sliver of the divine. I paint what I want to manifest in the world; serenity, joy, satisfaction. I pray that these images will bring light into the world and into your life. The making of the Attuned deck has been a seven year journey. Each image began its life as a tiny spark of insight, which grew into a large format oil pastel drawing. My work has won awards and been shown internationally; this is the first time it is being offered in reproductions for you to enjoy.
About the Author : Andrea Palframan is a painter and wordsmith who lives on Salt Spring Island, BC. She studied painting and mixed media at the Kootenay School of the Arts and did a graduate study in graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She owns a small gallery near Ganges, BC and can be found at the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.
In Peasants, Warriors, and Wives, Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not satisfy received notions of "art," they neverthe constitute an important dimension of the visual culture of the period.
Far from being manifestations of universal public opinion, as a cursory acquaintance with their subject matter might suggest, such prints were the means by which the reformed attitudes of the middle and upper classes were disseminated to a broad popular audience.
A Short story from Matt Shaw, the author of "The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard" No parent should have to bury their own child and yet that was exactly what they had to do.
Stillborn; a young boy never to open his eyes to take in the world around him. And now Lucy and Jack's marriage was on the verge of crumbling under the strain of the grief they struggled to cope with. A grief made worse when the doctors tell them they'll never be able to have a child of their own due to complications from the last pregnancy. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if there was a way of using science and technology to create a son they could love? What if Jack was able to use Artificial Intelligence to create A Boy: Built to Love? Is the answer to their problems to be found within the world of science-fiction or are they setting themselves up for yet more grief and sadness?
The carnival is in town... What was supposed to be an evening of fun and laughter for JD Cole and the other students of Whitebridge High turns into a never-ending night of terror. Trapped inside the Castle of Horrors by the demonic Proprietor, good friends and bitter rivals must band together to make it through the maze of torturous attractions, where fictional monsters come to life, eager to feast on human flesh. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, and aliens lurk around every corner as JD and his friends struggle from one room to the next, fighting for their sanity, fighting to survive, fighting to escape ... The Carnival of Fear.
L’indagine storica degli ultimi decenni ha profondamente rinnovato le nostre conoscenze su aspetti, figure, temi che hanno formato la trama delle vicende intellettuali, politiche e sociali dell’illuminismo. Interrogato a partire dalle domande tipiche dei nostri giorni, esso perde così la rigidità di quel razionalismo astratto che gli è stato attribuito in passato e rivela una passione per la ragione ricca di sfumature, di curiosità per il mondo della natura e per le istituzioni umane e di aperti contrasti interni, che animarono un’ampia e spesso vivacissima discussione tra i philosophes. Guardato nella prospettiva di fine millennio, l’illuminismo ci appare un momento di rottura nella cultura europea nei confronti delle tradizioni religiose, culturali, politiche, intellettuali in genere, che nelle speranze dei suoi teorici avrebbe dovuto porre le premesse per un’esistenza umana più libera e consapevole delle proprie forze. La conoscenza dell’illuminismo rappresenta quindi un precedente necessario a capire la condizione di modernità che costituisce il nostro orizzonte attuale: gli illuministi si mostrano uomini con i quali condividiamo, al di là delle fondamentali trasformazioni intervenute in questi due secoli, speranze di emancipazione e consapevolezza dei limiti intrinseci alla condizione umana, inesauribile volontà di sapere e dubbi sulla forza della ragione.