The Secret Life of Plants

Author: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060915872
Release Date: 1989-03-08
Genre: Nature

The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

The Secret Life Of Plants

Author: P Tompkins
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 9788129104939
Release Date:
Genre:

Exploring the world of plant and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative power, and their ability to communicate with man.

The Secret Lives of Plants

Author: Janet Slingerland
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429676861
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"In graphic novel format, explores plant biology, including life cycle, photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and reproduction"--Provided by publisher.

Motown Encyclopedia

Author: Graham Betts
Publisher: AC Publishing
ISBN: 9781311441546
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Genre: Music

Motown means different things to different people. The mere mention of perhaps the most iconic record label in history is often enough to invoke memories and mental images of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and numerous others. With each group recalled, there is an accompanying piece of music of the mind, from Baby Love, My Girl, Signed Sealed Delivered, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, ABC and Tears Of A Clown and countless more. Quite often, you can ask people what kind of music they like and they will simply answer ‘Motown’, and both they, and you, know exactly what is meant. Or rather, what is implied. The Motown they are invariably thinking of is the label that dominated the charts in the mid 1960s with a succession of radio friendly, dance orientated hits, most of which were written and produced by the trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. This period is referred to, naturally enough, as the Golden Era, when Motown was not only the dominant force in its home city of Detroit but carried The Sound of Young America all around the world. The kind of music that had them Dancing In the Street from Los Angeles to London, Miami to Munich and San Francisco to Sydney. It was the kind of music that attracted scores of imitators; some good, some not so good. The kind of music that appealed to the public and presidents alike, and still does. It was that Motown that this book was intended to be about. However, when you start digging deeper into the Motown story, you realise that throughout its life (which, for the purposes of this book, is its formation in 1959 through to its sale in 1988) it was constantly trying other musical genres, looking to grab hits out of jazz, country, pop, rock, middle of the road and whatever else might be happening at the time. Of course it wasn’t particularly successful at some of the other genres, although those who claim Motown never did much in the rock market conveniently overlook the healthy sales figures achieved by Rare Earth, the group, and focus instead on the total sales achieved on Rare Earth, the label. This book, therefore, contains biographies of all 684 artists who had releases on Motown and their various imprints, as well as biographies of 16 musicians, 23 producers, 19 writers and 13 executives. There are also details of the 50 or so labels that Motown owned, licensed to or licensed from. All nine films and the 17 soundtracks are also featured. Every Motown single and album and EP that made the Top Ten of the pop charts in either the US or UK also have their own entries, with 222 singles, 84 albums and five EPs being featured. Finally, there are 36 other entries, covering such topics as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Motortown Revues, Grammy Awards and the most played Motown songs on radio. The 1,178 entries cover every aspect of Motown and more – of the link between Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies and Wonder Woman, of the artists from Abbey Tavern Singers to Zulema, and the hits from ABC to You Really Got A Hold On Me. The Motown Encyclopedia is the story of Motown Records; Yesterday, Today, Forever.

The Secret Life of Plants

Author: Peter Tompkins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060915872
Release Date: 1989-03-08
Genre: Nature

The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Reaching for the Sun

Author: John King
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139494397
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Science

From their ability to use energy from sunlight to make their own food, to combating attacks from diseases and predators, plants have evolved an amazing range of life-sustaining strategies. Written with the non-specialist in mind, John King's lively natural history explains how plants function, from how they gain energy and nutrition to how they grow, develop and ultimately die. New to this edition is a section devoted to plants and the environment, exploring how problems created by human activities, such as global warming, pollution of land, water and air, and increasing ocean acidity, are impacting on the lives of plants. King's narrative provides a simple, highly readable introduction, with boxes in each chapter offering additional or more advanced material for readers seeking more detail. He concludes that despite the challenges posed by growing environmental perils, plants will continue to dominate our planet.

Everyday Oracles

Author: Ann Bolinger-McQuade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101616024
Release Date: 2013-07-11
Genre: Religion

It could be a cloud in the shape of a loved one's face or an extremely relevant song playing on the radio at the exact time of a friend's death--if we allow ourselves to stop, look, and listen, we can identify what spiritual teacher Ann Bolinger-McQuade calls personal oracles. And when we tune into these subtle messages from Spirit, we will discover guidance for navigating life's most trying situations. In this illuminating book, readers will learn that the universe is constantly conspiring in our favor and is ready to lend a helping hand when we need it most--if only we can look closely and open our hearts to the divine messages that are on display around us. Sharing stories of divine inspiration from her own life, as well as the lives of others (many of them well-known historical or contemporary figures), McQuade shows readers how: A PAIR OF SPARROWS SAVE A MAN'S LIFE: Journalist Byron Pitts narrowly escaped being hit by a car and saw a couple birds circling in front of him. The birds reminded him of the lyrics to his mother's favorite hymn: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." The comforting reminder of guidance and provision encouraged him to persevere in his challenging career in broadcast journalism, which was ultimately rewarded when CBS offered him a position on 60 Minutes. A LITTLE BOY BRINGS HOPE BACK INTO A WOMAN'S LIFE: Nancy was reeling from her husband's recent diagnosis of AML, a rare form of leukemia, when a seven-year-old boy knocked at her door collecting donations for AML research. He smiled at her warmly as he told her how he had had AML since he was two, and then he announced proudly that a transplant had saved his life. SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S APPLE WAS ACTUALLY AN EVERYDAY ORACLE: Many are familiar with the story of how Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head. It is a lesser known fact that Newton was interested in the supernatural. Born in the 1600s, when astronomy and astology were considred one and the same, the highly respected alchemist looked to the heavens to assist him in his quest to decode the mysteries of the universe. The falling apple that arrested his attention acted as a personal oracle. In addition to illuminating oracles through examples, McQuade discusses the history and science of oracles in general and of personal oracles specifically, offering the reader practical instructions for identifying and decoding the divine messages in their own lives.

Business Frontiers

Author: Wayne Visser
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781908875068
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Business operates at the frontiers of society – seeking out new territories to explore and exploit, imagining fresh new ways to meet age old needs, innovating the artefacts that become the legacy of civilizations, reinventing the rituals which shape acceptable social behaviour, and changing the way we spend our precious time. But what happens when the landscape itself changes? As the world globalises, power is shifting – from the plush boardrooms to dusty streets, from the financial market casino to the internet connected community, from the annual general meetings to the mass activist campaigns, from the office towers of the North to the crowded pavements of the South. Business faces its greatest challenge yet. Confronted with the triple imperatives of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and economic justice, business will need to adapt or die. Those companies that manage to discard the obsolete business models from the last century and embrace the new paradigm will survive and thrive. Those who fail to register or admit that the climate has irrevocably changed will join the dinosaurs in the museum of business history. Contents PROLOGUE - Reflecting on Responsibility INTRODUCTION - Feeling the Tension BUSINESS PARADIGMS Transforming Business: The Power of Perception Community Business: Embracing True Service Holistic Business: In Search of Synergy Lessons of Nature: Productivity through Interdependence Afrocentric Business: A Southern Perspective ECONOMIC JUSTICE Beyond Growth: Measures of Progress Ethical Investment: Money With Values Community Economics: Local Empowerment Sustainable Economics: Beyond the Predatory Economy Ecological Economics: Grassroots Reform in South Africa SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainability Gaps: Challenges that Remain Beyond Greed: From Accounting to Accountability Sustainable Companies: Shapeshifting Business Greening Business: A Post-Apartheid Scorecard Corporate Sustainability: A Ten Year South African Review CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY Hearts and Minds: The Corporate Battle Developing Countries: Exploding the Myths Work and Social Responsibility: Quest for Meaning CSR in Africa: A Unique Definition? Corporate Citizenship: Is South Africa World Class? FUTURE VISIONS Future Images: Beyond the Information Age Corporate Sustainability: Scenarios for the Future Corporate Social Responsibility: An Agenda for the Future Sustainable Business Futures: Ten Predictions Ubuntu Capitalism: A South African Vision PERSONAL INSPIRATION Human Ecology: A Scottish Odyssey Connecting Earth and Sky: Remarkable Stories Para-Ecology and Ecokinesis: Frontiers of Environmental Science? Tree of Life: Roots, Shoots and Fruits Quest for Gold: A Parable EPILOGUE - The Poetry of Business Author Profile

HOW TO FAST FORWARD CHANGES IN OUR LIVES USING FACEBOOK

Author: DONALD A. DAHLIN, D.C.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781491824450
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Genre: Education

Can We Restore American Standards? The truth is – America has been systematically corrupted by several past Governments; there are Valid DVDS by PBS and other sources that you will find in this book to explain how this came about. But, it goes much earlier than that! It goes back into the 1800s when “Thinking men considered ancient beliefs of the Veda, Buddhism, Jesus Christ: saving our souls, and Darwin’s Evolution, - trying to confront Reality.” Germany: a forerunner in science, had Wilhelm Wundt a psychologist and a leader with a new understanding of the reality of Darwin and evolution declared in a party of interested persons that “Man is only an animal and has no soul that can be demonstrated; the same with God and Religion; both of them are the myths of the old people; man is an evolved chimpanzee and should be treated like an animal with a brain and nervous system, and to be observed for abnormal behavior and treated as such.” Russian observers agreed and together with Germany formed the National Education (NEA) of teachers, and the birth of psychiatry. There is more but it is in my book, and the source is a well-distinguished school teacher: Samuel L.Blumenfeld and author of: N.E.A. Trojan Horse in American Education – The First Full-Length Expose of The National Education Association. © 1949-1984. Since then, American psychiatry has invaded our schools, colleges, universities, State and Federal Governments and you will learn how and what they did to our Country. They have sought to destroy – our education, religion, morals, field of medicine, the laws and our courts...and today we have illiteracy, mental illness, drug addiction, adultery, living together without marriage (responsibility), prostitution, mass shootings of family, teachers and friends, and often themselves. And etc. Again, I repeat: Can We Restore American Standards? If I provide you with all the tools or rsources that wlll help you do the job – would you be willing to become a Problem Solver? A person desiring to be a Problem Solver would be dealing with his/her environment with one or more persons and also promoting the IDEA through his/her Facebook connections – so it could become world-wide...perhaps like telepathy. But, read the two pages of the Contents and see for yourself the huge scope of help you will receive for common problems of illiteracy, what causes disease, how to attain optimum health and happiness. The persons you help, your children, and their future generations will all appreciate your help. So will I.

Practical Conscious Creation

Author: Jackie Lapin
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 9781844093960
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Exploring the principles of Conscious Creation—a methodology for reenergizing and reempowering one’s daily experiences—this overview provides all the necessary tools for creating the life one desires. It demonstrates how to employ this powerful form of inspired thought in all actions, decisions, and routines. Filled with specific and imaginative practices, it teaches how to use the Law of Attraction with Conscious Visualization in order to proactively choose one’s future, rather than merely passively waiting for something to happen. Including 70 articles that offer guidance for adapting Conscious Creation wisdom and applying it on a daily basis, this resource shows how to achieve a greater sense of empowerment and a more satisfying lifestyle.

Plants in Contemporary Poetry

Author: John Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317287551
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

The Force Is With Us

Author: Thomas Walker
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835631006
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Inspired by encounters with his son from beyond the grave, Tom Walker went searching for answers. He discovered that paranormal phenomena have not only been exhaustively studied, but that scientific evidence exists to support it. He uncovered numerous scientific studies involving telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, as well as government-funded scientists who proved their validity. Through his research, Walker eventually came to the belief that there is a force in the world that makes things happen. The force, an energy field that permeates the universe, forms and sustains all things, and is the basis behind paranormal phenomena and alternative forms of healing. He describes his provocative conclusions in this book. Making compelling connections between ideas like the Great Void and “dark matter,” between Ch’i and quantum fields, Walker argues that it is our connection with the higher planes of consciousness — the fundamental quantum reality— that truly makes up the world.

Effective Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease

Author: Otto Salomons
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9789081473118
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book is a self help guide for patients suffering from (chronic) Lyme-disease and/or other intra-cellular infections. The book also serves as an information resource for therapists and doctors interested in better treatment options for (chronic) Lyme disease. The book has come forward from the author's own struggle in getting rid of chronic Borrelia and Babesia infections. This was not a trivial exercise. During this quest the use of bio-energetic testing and treatment methods was essential in being successful. The bio-energetic methods that have been applied are bio-resonance and bio-photon based methods. The presented bio-energetic treatment methods can be applied alone or in combination with traditional anti-biotics therapy.

What a Plant Knows

Author: Daniel Chamovitz
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780740621
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Gardening

How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can an orchid get jet lag? Does a tomato plant feel pain when you pluck a fruit from its vines? And does your favourite fern care whether you play Bach or the Beatles? Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, biologist Daniel Chamovitz explores how plants experience our shared Earth – through sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight.