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The Smell of Fresh Rain

By Barney Shaw
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  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Isbn : 1785781146
  • Pages : 155
  • Category : Science
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Smell is the most emotional and evocative of our senses: it can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph – so why is it so little understood? Armed with a hungry curiosity and a willingness to self-experiment, author Barney Shaw goes in search of the hidden meanings of smells. Using plain words to describe what he finds, he investigates the chemistry, psychology, history and future of this underappreciated sense. Journeying around boatyards, perfume shops and memories, Shaw opens your nose to the world, breaking down “chords” of smells into their component notes and through them revealing new ways of understanding the spaces through which we move. An investigation into the biology, psychology and history of smell, and a search for effective ways to put into words scents that we instantly relate to, but find strangely ineffable, THE SMELL OF FRESH RAIN includes a 200-entry thesaurus of succinct descriptions of common smells.

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 129
  • File Pdf: human-body-from-a-to-z.pdf

Book Summary:

Provides a comprehensive volume containing 168 articles about the human organism, how it works, and what can go wrong.

The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

By Elia Kazan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0385350414
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 854
  • File Pdf: the-selected-letters-of-elia-kazan.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and memoirist. Elia Kazan’s lifelong determination to be a “sincere, conscious, practicing artist” resounds in these letters—fully annotated throughout—in every phase of his career: his exciting apprenticeship with the new and astonishing Group Theatre, as stagehand, stage manager, and actor (Waiting for Lefty, Golden Boy) . . . his first tentative and then successful attempts at directing for the theater and movies (The Skin of Our Teeth, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) . . . his cofounding in 1947 of the Actors Studio and his codirection of the nascent Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center . . . his innovative and celebrated work on Broadway (All My Sons, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, J.B.) and in Hollywood (Gentleman’s Agreement, Splendor in the Grass, A Face in the Crowd, Baby Doll) . . . his birth as a writer. Kazan directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the era—by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams—and helped shape their future productions. Here we see how he collaborated with these and other writers: Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck, and Budd Schulberg among them. The letters give us a unique grasp of his luminous insights on acting, directing, producing, as he writes to and about Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Boris Aronson, and Sam Spiegel, among others. We see Kazan’s heated dealings with studio moguls Darryl Zanuck and Jack Warner, his principled resistance to film censorship, and the upheavals of his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. These letters record as well the inner life of the artist and the man. We see his startling candor in writing to his first wife, his confidante and adviser, Molly Day Thacher—they did not mince words with each other. And we see a father’s letters to and about his children. An extraordinary portrait of a complex, intense, monumentally talented man who engaged the political, moral, and artistic currents of the twentieth century.

Rain Is Not My Indian Name

By Cynthia L. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063049821
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 112
  • File Pdf: rain-is-not-my-indian-name.pdf

Book Summary:

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a teenage girl who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community. It's been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff’s best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia’s Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing the campers for her town’s newspaper. Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her fellow Native teens? And, though she is still grieving, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings? In partnership with We Need Diverse Books

God of Wonders

By David A. Steen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Isbn : 0828025118
  • Pages : 373
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 810
  • File Pdf: god-of-wonders.pdf

Book Summary:

Explore the wonders of God's creation with biologist David A. Steen, and discover the intricacies of things we usually take for granted: taste, gravity, skin, bacteria, trees, DNA, stars, cellular reproduction, and many more. Are you ready to experience an overwhelming sense of awe? God's creative genius is simply breathtaking.

Northern Boy

By Alan Feltus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1450002676
  • Pages : 102
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: northern-boy.pdf

Book Summary:

It took awhile, but what I saw was just amazing! This bug crawled up maybe a few inches out of the water and just sat there for awhile. Then the outside of the bug started to split open. To my amazement, a pair of wings popped out followed by a long skinny body. What I was watching was the birth of a dragonfly.

Edge of the Gold Coast Honey & Baby Pink Roses

By Deborah Ann Garcia
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781462870172
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 597
  • File Pdf: edge-of-the-gold-coast-honey-ba.pdf

Book Summary:

Writing you story is the art of healing. Rather than suppressing you wounds, you expose them to the world, heal and deepen connection with many people, especially those who seek recovery. You can achieve peace, know your purpose, and help people. Deborah Ann Garcia is the author of two poetry books. Meditation, prayer, exercise and being out in nature are included in her daily life. She has been a Yoga guide for many people. She has run three marathons, two in San Francisco and one in Honolulu, all for various causes. She has a beehive, grows vegetables, flowers and has small dog named Sweetpea. She lives near San Francisco.

Dance of Stones

By Kenn Day
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Isbn : 1782793097
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 821
  • File Pdf: dance-of-stones.pdf

Book Summary:

An accessible, enjoyable and informative perspective from a full-time shaman, actively practicing in a professional setting for over 25 years.

Hypnotism

By Marty Gavens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vincent Noot
  • Isbn : 8832515814
  • Pages :
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 793
  • File Pdf: hypnotism.pdf

Book Summary:

In reference to NLP (which is neuro-linguistic programming), we discuss specific rituals and mind-sets the mind should compose. When taken into contemplation, hypnosis can extremely add to a person’s will to break free from addiction, take matters into his/her own hands, or make the essential life changes they have been delaying for a long period of time. We will search these huge themes and touch on several other connected topics as well, such as: The meaning and application of both hypnosis and NLP How various individuals have used NLP techniques for self-help and contentment Ways to overcome barriers, obstacles, and habits in our lives The ancient context in which we should try to see hypnosis Methods to retrieve lost memories through hypnotic techniques How to use hypnotism for shows (and the tricks they use) as well as for medicinal purposes in an effective way Whether subjects obey willingly or are totally in someone else’s control Mind tricks hypnotists play on their subjects and their audiences The advantages of and methods to apply self-hypnosis How hypnosis differs from daydreaming and actual dreaming, and how the senses become more alert and sharp An example of the exact words to speak to a subject under hypnosis Signs to check if the hypnosis worked and words of caution to not cross any boundaries of the human mind Get ready to experience the moral and mystic power of hypnotism and the far depths of the human mind that reacts to it.

Pieces of the Truth

By Ariena Vos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Isbn : 1486620957
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: pieces-of-the-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

What can you do when it feels like the world around you is falling apart? When it feels like you’re losing yourself in the face of grief? When tragedy strikes, and you don’t know how to pick up the pieces? These are the questions Cadence faces when her boyfriend Emilio is suddenly killed in a car accident. Not knowing how to deal with such loss, she struggles with her faith, finding her place among her friends, and accepting help and support from her mom. Then she meets Emerson, who connects with her in a way no one else has. Instead of giving up, he challenges her to try living her life again. The new way of life he shows her is full of ups and downs, the nervousness of navigating through new relationships, and finding out who she is. Journey with Cadence as she starts to pick up the pieces of her life and answers life’s most important questions. What are the most important relationships in life? And how do you push through when it feels like everything is falling apart?

The Practical Art of Divine Magic

By Patrick Dunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn : 0738746312
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 218
  • File Pdf: the-practical-art-of-divine-magic.pdf

Book Summary:

The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies, called theurgy, that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities. The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical: stronger magic, more meaningful existence, and a better life. With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever. This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner. A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices, all presented in a relaxed, lighthearted, and readable way. Whether you practice witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you can benefit from the practice of theurgy. You will learn techniques to create stronger bonds with divine forces, call up and communicate with spiritual beings, summon a magical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and master your own mind. The ultimate goal is union with the divine, but theurgy is a practical path, and every step on that path is designed to improve your life.

Acts of Creation

By Elisabeth Staab
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elisabeth Staab
  • Isbn : 0991390369
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: acts-of-creation.pdf

Book Summary:

He’s living a lie. Dante Ramos: Champion. Ladies’ man. Party animal. Women want him, and men either want to be him or put his lights out for sleeping with their girlfriends. It’s all an act. Inside, he’s so full of self-loathing he’s on a fast-track to self-destruction. She’s living in the shadows. Meeting Michelle at a support group for assault survivors shows Dante a new world of possibilities. Finally, someone in his life might understand him, and she creates in him a fierce need to protect. Trouble is, Dante lives his life in the spotlight, and the only thing Michelle wants is a place to hide.

The Path Of Destiny

By Mike Shelton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Michael Shelton
  • Isbn : 0997190019
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 582
  • File Pdf: the-path-of-destiny.pdf

Book Summary:

A Prophecy. A Powerful Sword. A Reluctant Wizard. Wizards and magic have long been looked down upon in the Realm. So what happens when you find out you’re a wizard? Darius San Williams, son of one of King Edward's councilors, cares little for his father's politics and vows to leave the city of Anikari to protect and bring glory to the Realm. But when a new-found and ancient magic emerges within him, he and his friends Christine and Kelln are faced with decisions that could shatter or fulfill the prophecy and the lives of all those they know. Trying to escape fate, Darius learns that no matter where he goes, prophecy and destiny are waiting to find him. If you love magic, sword & Sorcery, wizards, and epic fantasy don’t miss this first book in The Cremelino Prophecy-- and discover what remarkable destiny awaits Darius.