A Guide to Raising Well-Behaved Succulents
Author: Tonwen Jones
Say "hello" to the perfect pet! From growing to styling, taming to potting, How to Train Your Cactus tells you everything you need to know for growing and caring for cactus and succulents. Looking to start a plant family? For most urban dwellers, a large garden bursting with color and beauty is but a dream. Enter the cacti. The perfect plant pet; prickly cacti and soothing succulents are resilient to the laziest of gardeners. Brighten the darkest corners of your home with these prickly, but nice customers. They can be trained to suit the smallest or largest of indoor spaces. The book is divided into sections on starting your urban jungle, training essentials, 50 plant varieties, and troubleshooting. You'll be a proud plant parent in no time!
Author: Leigh Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
He'll protect her from her nightmares, but who will protect his heart? The Blaine brothers learned how to survive at a young age the hard way. But after a life of working odd jobs, Colby thinks he might just be ready to settle down. Until his fiancé jilts him for a man with more money. Naomi Kessling is already plagued by nightmares and a violent past when her wagon train is attacked. Colby saves her life, but Naomi is convinced he's been sent by the army to arrest her for a crime she can't remember. Colby will help her face her nightmares, but will her love be enough to break down the wall he's built around his heart?
Author: Sarah Haywood
“Wonderfully funny and astute…. Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.” —Red magazine In this witty and heartfelt debut, one woman’s unconventional journey to motherhood means learning to embrace the unexpected Even the prickliest cactus has its flower… For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic and an “interpersonal arrangement” that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. When she learns that her mother’s will inexplicably favors her indolent brother, Edward, Susan’s already dismantled world is sent flying into a tailspin. As Susan’s due date draws near and her family problems become increasingly difficult to ignore, Susan finds help and self-discovery in the most unlikely of places. Featuring an endearing cast of characters and tremendous heart, The Cactus is a poignant debut and a delightful reminder that some things can’t be explained by logic alone.
The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal
Author: Roger Letourneau,Dennis Letourneau
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Explores the air combat that attended the Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal in early 1943. The traditional view holds that the Japanese got away with the initiative largely because the Americans let them; the US Pacific high command felt it was not worth the effort to try and stop them. Letourneau contends that the Japanese developed a reasonably sound strategy that exploited those methods and tools of war then in use in the South Pacific; to achieve success, they maximized their own strengths while taking advantage of their adversary's limitations.
Author: Terry Hewitt
Based on the author's 30-year study with over 50,000 plants, The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents offers a photographic A-Z which profiles more than 300 plants, with practical advice for propagating and cultivating them and imaginative ideas for display. The expert advice, supported by step-by-step photographs, covers subjects ranging from handling spiky plants to identifying pests and diseases. Catering both to enthusiastic beginners and ardent cactophiles around the world, this should be a useful sourcebook of plant species advice, ideas and inspiration.
Author: Alicia Cook
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
The reader's experience with this unique collection is lifted from the page as Cook has collaborated with a number of up and coming musicians to transform some of her poetry into song. Like her debut book, this one is divided into two parts. Modeled after a vinyl record this time, the collection is separated into the EP record, holding Cook's shorter poetry, and the LP record, holding Cook's longer poetry, prose, and songwriting. Together, they form an inspiring collection for all those recovering from something.
Author: Lee Nordling
Publisher: BDD Promotional Books Company
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Mickey poses as the Cactus Kid when he goes after some cattle rustlers.
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Cowboy Small takes good care of his horse, Cactus. In return, Cactus helps Cowboy Small get work done on the range. Together they round up cattle for branding and live the good life. At night, Cowboy Small eats at the chuck wagon, sings with his friends, and sleeps under the stars.
Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition
Author: Jack Dykinga
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
This book uses a structured approach to teach the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. It provides solutions to problems that often get in the way of producing great photographs and emphasizes the importance of training the eye to exclude the extraneous. Examples of strong images are juxtaposed against flawed images, illustrating how to create a successful composition. Topics covered include light and shadow, lens choice, framing, negative space, and many more. In this book, author Jack Dykinga encourages us to look at photography as a way to communicate. Dykinga says, "Photography is a marvelous language that crosses linguistic borders as a universal, powerful, and direct communication. As photographers, we see something we find interesting and simply want to share it." Readers will learn new ways to create interesting and powerful compositions that communicate their intended messages. Filled with beautiful color images throughout, the book is sure to inspire, teach, and motivate photographers of all levels.
Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions
Author: Jenny Diski
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.
Author: Jane Pakis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
NEVER KISS A CACTUS is a boldly colorful, whimsical, silly book, filled with bight funny paintings & collages that amuse kids of all ages. The sing-song text makes it fun to read & repeat. This happy "read me a book" book talks about the many things you CAN kiss....but NEVER KISS A CACTUS. Extra pages are included for you to draw pictures & make up your own little story. This book is dedicated to Sebastian with all profits benefiting the Sarcoma Foundation in loving memory of Valentine Sebastian Pakis
Author: Bryce Courtenay
First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
Author: Emma Sibley
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Succulents and cacti make the perfect indoor plant pets. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and resilient to the neglect of even the laziest of gardeners, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents features a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of cacti and succulents to own. The entry for each of the 60 plants is accompanied by a photograph and all the essential requirements for that variety in an easy-to-follow breakdown. This includes details on size, growth, spread and flowering, along with any extra tips on care for that specific plant.
The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes
Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Timber Press
At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone Ñ not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container specimens. Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you'll find it in this friendly, informative, eye-catching guide. Detailed descriptions of the 100 best cactus for gardens Stunning photos Expert advice on planting and care How to show cactus Tips for growing cactus in containers Best tools and planting media How to identify and avoid pests Helpful lists of spineless, culinary, and scented cactus
How to Train Like an Athlete
Author: Nick Grantham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Professional athletes' careers and livelihoods depend on results, so when they train they make sure they get the most from their training sessions. Experienced trainer Nick Grantham introduces you to performance based conditioning, explaining why athletic-based strength and conditioning training programmes are superior to all other training methods. Providing you with detailed information in a highly accessible manner, the book ensures you can elevate your training programmes to a new level. Revealing the training S&C strategies and principles used by elite athletes, this book will show that, regardless of your current fitness and exercise experience, anyone can train like an athlete. Providing a strong scientific rationale for an athletic approach to training so you can develop a better understanding of physical preparation, The Strength and Conditioning Bible gives you the key elements of an integrated performance-conditioning programme. An essential resource, this book contains a 16-week, 4 stage plan that balances total-body strength, endurance, mobility, balance, coordination and athleticism. You will be able develop a customisable and realistic fitness programme and with the knowledge gleaned from the book, you will develop and enjoy productive and pain-free workouts for years to come.
Author: Dusti Bowling
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Category: Abandoned mines
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, America's least livable town. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of escaping, life there is made even worse by bully Bo Taylor. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, rescues him by relinquishing her prized dirt bike. Gus agrees to do anything to get it back--even if it means going into a deadly mine to hunt for gold. A gripping story about friendship, hope, and finding the power within ourselves.
Author: Stella Hyde
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Presents the animal aspects of the Chinese zodiac as it guides readers through the darker meanings of the Chinese signs, discussing the influence of the signs on such personal topics as temperament, love and sex, and behavior patterns.
Surviving the Badlands of Motherhood
Author: Wendy Hamilton
Category: Family & Relationships
Motherhood is the toughest, most rewarding task a woman will ever face. For all those frazzled, guilt ridden mothers wresting with small children, take heart. A wheelbarrow full of manure mixed with ordinary dirt makes good growing conditions for young fruit trees. And even the prickly desert eventually blossoms.
Author: Becky Masterman
Publisher: Minotaur Books
It's hard to recognize the devil when his hand is on your shoulder. That's because a psychopath is just a person before he becomes a headline....Psychopaths have preferences for Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts coffee, denim or linen, Dickens or...well, you get the point. Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen more than her share of psychopaths. She is ready to put all that behind her, building a new life in Tucson with a husband, friends, and some nice quiet work as a private investigator. Sure, she could still kill a man half her age, but she now gets her martial arts practice by teaching self-defense at a women's shelter. But sometimes it isn't that simple. When her sister-in-law dies, Brigid take in her seventeen-year-old niece, Gemma Kate. There has always been something unsettling about Gemma-Kate, but family is family. Which is fine, until Gemma-Kate starts taking an unhealthy interest in dissecting the local wildlife. Meanwhile, Brigid agrees to help a local couple by investigating the death of their son—which also turns out not to be that simple. Her house isn't the sanctuary it used to be, and new dangers—including murder—seem to lurk everywhere. Brigid starts to wonder if there is anyone she can trust, or if the devil has simply moved closer to home. Becky Masterman's Fear the Darkness is the masterful follow-up to the Edgar Award and CWA Gold Dagger finalist Rage Against the Dying.
101 Cars on the Track
Author: Sam Williams,Ken Wilson-Max
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
All aboard for a train ride brimming with 101 fun-filled flaps to lift and clever rhyming text to read from left to right or top to bottom!