Introduces the orange, from the time it begins to grow from a seed until it is sold in a farmer's market.
This book of poems is full of grace, rythms, and honesty. Aliki Barnstone has hints of Emily Dickinson thoughout her works, yet she writes originally about the state of her soul and brings the reader in to feel like an intimate friend. With a wide range of poems, this book will reach the heart and mind both as her words unfold one poem at a time.
Auf dem Schwarzwaldhof "Zum Rössle" ist immer was los! Dafür sorgen Nelly und ihre Geschwister zusammen mit den Tieren des Hofes. Als die Stute Lady dringend ein neues Zuhause braucht, scheint Nellys größter Wunsch in Erfüllung zu gehen. Doch dann stößt sie auf ungeahnte Schwierigkeiten. Aber Nelly gibt nicht auf - für die schöne Lady tut sie einfach alles!
When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well.
Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.
Princess Anna is betrothed to marry a prince by her parents, but since she is not attracted to any of the men, she stalls by convincing the king and queen that she wants to choose the groom. What's a girl to do? She is in a bind to select a prince by her wedding day which is to be on Christmas day! Be sure to read this delightful lesfic Christmas story by the best-selling LGBT author Rachel Maldonado to find out the outcome! You won't want to miss out on this magical tale of fun and adventure!
On his ninth birthday Sam is given what he wants most of all -- a puppy. Sam names him Dodger. The whole family loves Dodger, but Dodger does get into trouble sometimes -- like when he knocks the trash all over the kitchen floor, or chews a big hole in Sam's baseball cap, or jumps into the tub when Sam's older sister is taking a bath. "Bad dog, Dodger!" Sam scolds him each time. "He's not bad. He just wants to play," Sam's father says.Then the Little League baseball season begins. In the very first game, when Sam is up at bat, Dodger comes flying onto the field and runs off with the bat! Sam knows "something" has to be done or he may not be allowed to keep Dodger, so he starts Dodger's serious obedience training. How Dodger becomes an honorary member of Sam's team is the happy climax of this funny story that -- with Adam Gustavson's humorous, full-color pictures -- will delight all Little Leaguers and their parents as well.
Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a society bent on transforming itself into the image of Western “enlightenment” wealth and power. This work provides a unique view of a society in transition and confronting, like its models in the West, the problems induced by the introduction of new forms of knowledge, modes of production, and social relationships.