In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend. Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had a Dream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was as pure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter of the tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints from the brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset. How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of this dramatic legend.
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.
This unique resource uses 40 popular children's books as springboards to math learning. It's brimming with activities and reproducibles that focus on number sense, operations, fractions, patterns, measurement, money, time, probability, and much more.
In many botanical works where a plant is named after a person (an eponym), the derivation of the name is only a secondary aspect and is therefore often insufficiently explained. This leads--not only today--to erroneous interpretations, which spread in the literature by uncritical citation, and now such errors can be found in the Internet and in general information sources outside of botany. These errors are conspicuous if one is not only interested in botany but also in historical contexts and developments, while skills in Romance and other European languages help to clarify these contexts. Much information, often widespread, must be found (in libraries, herbaria, electronic media) and adjusted with details concerning the honoured person and the author of the name, such as life dates, period, geography (places, voyages), biography, genealogy and much more. This work tries to unite all these facts as far as possible, although presumably it can never be complete because of the limitations of an individual author attempting such a broad subject as well as information being hidden in archives (under unknown titles), difficult to access in other countries, or having been lost in wars or other incidents. In these alphabetical lists on more than 1,100 pages are found over 14,000 entries to names of botanical genera (recent and fossil) of spermatophytes, mosses, fungi, lichens and algae that are eponyms. They all can be found at present in the International Plant Names Index (IPNI), Index Nominum Genericorum (ING), Tropicos, Index Fungorum and Index Nominum Algarum. In the lists are not only accepted names of genera, but also synonyms (without requirement on completeness). All genera are named after persons, mythological figures or even fictional characters. To distinguish from these persons and figures, sometimes genera with identical names (homonyms) are also given, but bearing the names of places, mountains or islands etc. (which are in turn named after people) or bearing vernacular names (e.g. from Asia, South America). A short biography is given for each person, as well as hints to other connected people and their genera in these lists, information on other eponyms for the honoured person, references to the publications in which the dedications can be found, and if necessary there are hints to the plants, to the honoured persons in relation to the authors of the genera concerned, and sometimes references to interesting and even funny aspects. If there are several entries for the same person, the biography is repeated. Verified entries appear in black, whereas the entries that could not be verified or derived appear in grey. The errors in other works on eponymy are recorded separately.
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Release Date: 2003
Taran träumt von Abenteuern, doch das Leben eines Hilfsschweinehirten ist eher selten aufregend - bis eines Tages Hen Wen, das Schwein des Zauberers Dalben, davonläuft und Taran es einfangen will. Die Jagd durch die Wälder führt ihn weit von zu Hause fort und hinein in grosse Gefahr. Denn im Lande Prydain erwacht das lang vergessene Böse aus seinem Schlaf. Plötzlich findet Taran sich an der Seite einer ganz ungewöhnlichen Schar von Gefährten wieder, mitten im Kampf gegen einen diabolischen Gegner... Die Chroniken von Prydain, Band 1.