We’ve all admired our neighbor’s gorgeous gardens filled with flowering perennials and longed to recreate their beauty in our own back yard. But if we’re being honest, when it comes to gardening, most of us have no idea where to begin. Additionally, in these economic times, who can afford to hire an expert to come in and do the job for us? That said, regular folks all across North America and Europe are returning to the soil, shovels in hand. With the help of this book, there is absolutely no need to fly blind into the world of green thumbs, perennials, and herbs. The name--Garden Guide: A No Nonsense, No PhD Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To’s for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners—truly says it all. Indeed, this book is the hand-holding garden guide that will walk even the most timid novice right through the gardening process from beginning to end. In addition to straightforward, practical advice in everyday language, you will love the stories and anecdotes Olver shares from her fifteen years of backyard, organic gardening adventures. Easy and entertaining, you‘ll probably read this book in one sitting, but you’ll reference it for years to come. The beauty of Garden Guide is that Olver divides her advice into two sections: Beginning Gardeners and Advanced Gardeners. No matter what your skill level, there are simple explanations, tips, and tricks that will walk you through every aspect of the garden process. Garden Guide features details such as: • Everything you need to know about location, from sunlight to drainage to selecting just the right spot • How to understand soil types, how to amend and condition them • pH levels and soil testing broken down in simple terms • Step by Step guide for planning your PERFECT garden no matter where the location • Fertilizing made manageable with explanations for all those numbers and organic alternatives • Composting broken down so you can start immediately • Pests obliterated with loads of organic suggestions • The basics of garden maintenance from deadheading to dividing perennials • Loads of helpful website suggestions for purchasing plants online, getting ideas, locating county extension offices, perennial databases and so much more. • Gardening terms are defined in language you will both understand and remember If you have time to read only one book on gardening, this is the book to choose. Short enough not to feel like an encyclopedia and just long enough to wet your gardening appetite, Olver has woven basic garden science and practical ideas for everyday people into each page. With her warm, inviting, no-nonsense instruction, you will be amazed how simple and doable gardening really is. Not only will you be thoroughly educated in basic gardening, you will find yourself inspired to begin planting in your own patch of earth and well on your way toward beautiful perennial beds.
In this six-session small group bible study, What On Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren helps users discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: 'What on earth am I here for?' This is the official study companion for The Purpose Driven Life and is designed for use with the DVD. You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this six-session video-based study you are going to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: 'What on earth am I hear for?' And here's a clue to the answer: 'It's not about you...You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. This Study Guide is designed to be used with the What on Earth Am I Here For? DVD. Whether you are going to experience this adventure with a small group or on your own, this study will change your life. When combined with the reading of The Purpose Driven Life, the book Publisher's Weekly declared the 'bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history,' this study will give you and your small group the opportunity to discuss the implications and applications of living the life God created you to live. Sessions include: 1. You Matter to God2. You Were Planned for God's Pleasure3. You Were Formed for God's Family 4. You Were Created to Become Like Christ5. You Were Shaped to Serve God6. You Were Made for a Mission
Journey from the center of the Earth to the edge of the cosmos in this book of amazing, little-known facts about the universe. It's not science fiction, it's the planet Earth. This book will give you a world of information about the planets, volcanoes, glaciers, water, and more!
Many thousands of years ago, a race of extraordinary beings guided the evolution of life on Earth -- determining the existence and nature of mankind as we know it today. All powerful, all knowing, the proof of their genius is apparent in the mysterious monoliths at Stonehenge, and in a strange but highly significant sturcture of concentric stone circles in Israel's Golan Heights -- both requiring sophisticated astronomical knowledge. Teaching man to look to the heavens, they bequeathed to us the Cosmic Code.The newest entry in a carefully researched multivolume series tracing the creation and motivation of mankind, this book identifies the turning point in our species' delicate balance between the demands of destiny and the vagaries of fate. From deep inside ancient Sumerian texts that predate even the Bible, Zecharia Sitchin dares to reveal the nature of prophecy and historical truths that have long been obscured by disbelief and misunderstanding: the code used to construct our kind by master builder from the stars.
John H. Tiner's science books for middle school students are excellent introductions to the people and places central to the history of medicine, the planet earth, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. His illustrated books have review questions and activities after every chapter. Memoria Press has published these supplemental guides that have extra review questions for each chapter, unit reviews, unit tests, and a final exam for each book in the series. Exploring Planet Earth covers the journey of discovery from early civilization to future exploration.
This Teacher's Guide is to be used with Big Book of Earth and Sky (9780890517055). Sample questions, activities, and discussion are included within this teachers guide to serve as a starting point or source of ideas for ways you can use the Big Book of Earth and Sky in your educational program.
A.B. Simpson was a Canadian preacher who founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance, an Evangelical Protestant denomination. Simpson remains one of the most popular authors for all Christian denominations. Simpson's devotional Days of Heaven Upon Earth offers a brief lesson and prayer for every day of the year.
SparkCharts™:The information you need-concisely, conveniently, and accurately. Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, these study companions and reference tools cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, from Business and Computer Programming to Medicine, Law, and Languages. They'll give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp.This six-page chart covers:Geologic timeThe Earth's spheresPlate tectonicsEarthquakes and the Earth's interiorMineralsRocks and their environmentsThe rock cycleVolcanoesOceans and shorelinesDeserts and windGlaciers and glaciationOther erosive forcesThe water cycleStreamsGroundwaterClimate change
Covers the basics of earth science and space science. Concise, easy-to-understand explanations are reinforced by colorful illustrations/diagrams and straightforward tables.
In this volume, Professor Revilo P. Oliver critically analyses—and destroys—all the modern shibboleths, weird beliefs, mass delusions, and psychotic hallucinations which plague the world and European people in particular. He provides a highly amusing overview of superstitions, folk lore, popular myths, UFOs, Pyramid Power, ghosts, spoon-bending, psychic powers, organized religion, scientists who believe in hokum and much more—all the while providing his typically unique insights into race, racial psychology, society, sex, and the role of Judaism and Christianity. This is without doubt one of his best books, and certainly the rarest. Contains new introduction “The Margaret Mead Myth” and a comprehensive biographical sketch. Dr Revilo Pendleton Oliver, Professor of the Classics at the University of Illinois for thirty two years, was a scholar of international distinction who wrote scholarly articles in four languages, which were published in twelve learned periodicals of the United States and Europe. Contents Introduction: The Margaret Mead Hoax Biographical Note Is There Intelligent Life on Earth?
Our Earth includes stunning color illustrations and is a comprehensive guide to our planet, its structure and systems, and its place in the Solar System. Annotated 3-D illustrations and cut-away diagrams allow you to explore our incredible planet, its geology, rocks, natural phenomena, climate, and plants. Here is your key to unlock the secrets of our planet and venture beyond to discover the Stars and the Milky Way too.
The Architects of Stonehenge They came to Earth thousands of years ago to usher in mankind's first New Age of scientific growth and spiritual enlightenment. Under the guidance of these ancient visitors from the heavens, human civilization flourished -- as revolutionary advances in art, science and thought swept through the inhabited world. And they left behind magnificent monuments -- baffling monoliths and awesome, towering structures that stand to this day as testaments to their greatness. In this extraordinarily documented, meticulously researched work, Zecharia Sitchin draws remarkable correlations between the events that shape our civilization in millennia past -- pinpointing with astonishing accuracy the tumultuous beginning of time as we know it . . . and revealing to us the indisputable signature of extraterrestrial god indelibly written in stone.
It is an unfortunate reality that, in the US, not all men are considered equal, especially when one of those men is a woman. Feminist theory and action may have carried us far, but it hasn’t yet carried us far enough. The age-old problem persists: Women simply are not treated the same way as men in the American workforce. Women on average get paid thirty percent less than the men working across from them on the assembly lines, are sexually harassed by their supervisors and managers, get fired when they take time off from work to give birth to and nourish children and, there’s not a whole lot we can do about it. Or is there? At best, the above types of practices are merely unlawful. At worst, they are downright illegal. In either case, they may provide the aggrieved with a viable cause of action against the person or entity so blatantly offending our nation’s women and disregarding their rights in the workplace—but only a qualified attorney can determine if a cause of action exists and whether or not it is practical to pursue it. A co-founding partner of the New York boutique law firm of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, who has zealously represented clients for more than three decades, Jack Tuckner is, indeed, a qualified attorney. But, in his three-part series, Women’s Rights in the Workplace, Tuckner does not commit himself to readers as an attorney to a client. Rather, he acts more like a reporter, whose duty is not to advise but to inform his readers. In each of the three books in the Women’s Rights in the Workplace series, Tuckner presents resources, opinions, and information designed to educate readers on the facts, legal issues, and applicable laws surrounding some of the chief concerns women face in the modern, albeit outmoded, American workplace. The first installment in the series focuses on something that is illegal in every state in the union, but is still thriving in workplaces all across the country—pregnancy discrimination. Women’s Rights in the Workplace: Pregnancy Discrimination is a guide to help answer the frequently asked questions regarding pregnancy and your workplace rights, addressing issues such as identifying pregnancy discrimination at play; understanding pregnancy as a protected status; the best way to inform your employer that you are pregnant; and applying for maternity leave. It goes on to confront post-pregnancy issues, including expressing breast milk at work and your employer’s obligation to treat you as a temporarily disabled employee should you suffer any complications or impairments related to pregnancy and/or childbirth. Tuckner’s text is a direct, easy-to-follow statement of rights to which any working woman can turn for a concise presentation of what she needs to know if working while pregnant. It’s a book that readers will want to share with mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and girlfriends, to equip them with the tools to ensure that their careers are not adversely affected
A compilation of important American government documents including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights and all amendments to the United States Constitution. An excellent educational reference tool to have on hand.
Two African American students decide to join the Freedom Riders organized by the Congress of Racial Equality to protest the Jim Crow laws that deny African Americans the same rights as white people. When the Freedom Riders are beaten by angry mobs in the streets, the governor and the attorney general are forced to get involved.
Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
Provides answers to questions about the seasons, rivers, deserts, volcanoes, oceans, icebergs, moon, stars, planets, and space. An activities section is included.
This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Earth Day, and shows them why this day is special.
Chronicles the adventures of children in space, as they ride around on jet bikes, go for pizza in the family rocket, and read scary tales about the people who live on Earth, in an easy-to-read storybook that comes complete with flash cards to aid reading comprehension.
Excellent presentation of the Periodic Table. Visually appealing layout of Symbol, Name, Atomic Number, Atomic Weight, and Electron Configuration for each element. Color coded for easy classification of solids, liquids, and gases at room temperature. All Groups and Periods are shown using both IUPAC and CAS notation, along with highlighting of radioactive elements makes it highly informative. The s-block, p-block, d-block, and f-block elements are easy to locate. Both students and professionals will find identification of the Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Coinage Metals, Chalcogens, Halogens, Noble Gases, Rare Earth Metals, Lanthanides, Actinides, and Metalloids highly useful. On the reverse page reference to constants in different units, conversions, and useful equations in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics makes it an all-in-one resource. Terrific easy to use information-rich resource for quick reference to the chemical elements, with well-known constants and formulas used in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics on the reverse side. Fits into textbook or notebook as a useful bookmark. Great for high-school, college, and university students. 9" x 11" and 0.6oz (22 x 29cm and 17g). Available August 2012 Designed by highly regarded educator Dr. Laurence Lavelle. The same periodic table in large format covers the walls in the UCLA Court of Sciences lecture halls. Dr. Laurence Lavelle attended Princeton University (Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics; M.A. Molecular Biophysics) and the University of Cape Town (M.Sc. Physical Chemistry (Distinction); B.Sc. Chemistry (Honors); B.Sc. Chemistry). He has published widely, coauthored many educational books and materials, and received several research and teaching awards including UCLA's highest teaching award - The University Distinguished Teaching Award. Faculty page: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/ Author page: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenceLavelle