Fungus of the Heart

Author: Jeremy C. Shipp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935738008


Page: 158

View: 3114


Readers of Jeremy C. Shipp's fiction will be familiar with his minimalist, breakneck pacing, his surreal forays into political satire, and his seamless blending of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Now, in his fourth book, the Bram Stoker Award finalist expands on what many critics and fans alike have long considered the most compelling aspect of his work--relationships. This story collection explores how a person's desire can infect their every action and interaction with others. The desire to protect. The desire to hurt. The desire to be desired.Fungus of the Heart explores what happens between people when society breaks down and the rules go out the window. Haunting and heartbreaking, pithy and potent, the quirky inhabitants of Shipp's bizarro world will carve an indelible line from your funnybone to your spleen to your emotional core.

Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See

A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest

Author: Bill Finch,Beth Maynor Young,Rhett Johnson,John C. Hall

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838098

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8262


Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But logging, suppression of fire, destruction by landowners, and a complex web of other factors reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, the stately tree is enjoying a resurgence of interest, and longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. Blending a compelling narrative by writers Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall with Beth Maynor Young's breathtaking photography, Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem. The authors explore the interactions of longleaf with other species, the development of longleaf forests prior to human contact, and the influence of the longleaf on southern culture, as well as ongoing efforts to restore these forests. Part natural history, part conservation advocacy, and part cultural exploration, this book highlights the special nature of longleaf forests and proposes ways to conserve and expand them.

The Fungus Kingdom

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761426967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

View: 8284


"Explores the habitats, life cycles, and other characteristics of organisms in the Fungus Kingdom"--Provided by publisher.

The Heart of Fire

Author: Joseph A Todaro

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426958560

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 6010


The Heart of Fire is a story about two brothers, Ferran and Yusef, who set out from their home in the city of Jhanal to find their mysterious mentor, Tala al-Sahara-Sitt. What they find is adventure, tragedy, and enough intrigue to bring down a kingdom. Enter the djinn, a race created by the ancient gods to oversee humankind, although betrayal, it seems, is not strictly a human trait and the magical lords of the realm of Ashur are menaced by their own problems and a prophecy a thousand and one years in the making.

BMA New Guide to Medicine and Drugs 8th Edition

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405391006

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 852


The complete home reference to over 2,500 medicines - fully revised and updated. The BMA New Guide to Medicine and Drugs Eighth Edition is the fully updated, quick-reference guide to drugs for anyone wanting to know more about the medication they're taking from Britain's leading authority. Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on 2,500 of today's prescription and over-the-counter drugs fast. Find advice on understanding and using medicines and learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively. Plus, get detailed descriptions and facts on 276 commonly used medicines and information about drugs new to the market. Essential guidance for anyone taking medication, or wanting to know more about the major drugs used in common medical practice. The BMA New Guide to Medicine and Drugs Eighth Edition is perfect for the family bookshelf and for healthcare professionals.

Pests of the Native California Conifers

Author: David L. Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520233294

Category: Nature

Page: 233

View: 2362


"This book provides an important compilation of information on major pathogens, insects, and other pests of conifers. Because conifers are of tremendous ecological and economic importance in California, this book will fill a unique niche."--Dave M. Rizzo, University of California, Davis "I applaud the authors for the effort involved in assembling this book. The combination of insect and disease information has important reference and diagnostic value."--Timothy D. Paine, co-editor of Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects


Author: Eldra Solomon,Linda Berg,Diana W. Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538741252

Category: Science

Page: 1408

View: 1788


Solomon/Berg/Martin, BIOLOGY -- often described as the best majors text for LEARNING biology -- is also a complete teaching program. The superbly integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter. Key concepts appear clearly at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives start each section. Students then review the key points at the end of each section before moving on to the next one. At the end of the chapter, a specially focused Summary provides further reinforcement of the learning objectives. The ninth edition offers expanded integration of the text's three guiding themes of biology (evolution, information transfer, and energy for life) and innovative online and multimedia resources for students and instructors Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crazy Cock

Author: Henry Miller,Mary V. Dearborn

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555846923

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 3681


In 1930 Henry Miller moved from New York to Paris, leaving behind — at least temporarily — his tempestuous marriage to June Smith and a novel that had sprung from his anguish over her love affair with a mysterious woman named Jean Kronski. Begun in 1927, Crazy Cock is the story of Tony Bring, a struggling writer whose bourgeois inclinations collide with the disordered bohemianism of his much-beloved wife, Hildred, particularly when her lover, Vanya, comes to live with them in their already cramped Greenwich Village apartment. In a world swirling with violence, sex, and passion, the three struggle with their desires, inching ever nearer to insanity, each unable to break away from this dangerous and consuming love triangle.

The New Bible Cure for Cancer

Ancient Truths, Natural Remedies, and the Latest Findings for Your Health Today

Author: Don Colbert

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616387513

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 7446


Expanded editions include twice as much information! Your Dietary Answers to Cancer Take charge of your health, and live a longer, healthier life In this concise, easy-to-read book, you’ll discover a wealth of information that will help you prevent and fight cancer. Incorporating the latest medical findings with the timeless wisdom of the Bible, The New Bible Cure for Cancer contains information that you may have never been told, including... The importance of antioxidants--God’s wonder agents against cancer How an anti-inflammatory diet is the key to beating cancer Things you can do today that could save your life You want to be healthy, and God wants you to be healthy. Now, at last, here’s a source of information that will help you gain and keep a healthy lifestyle--body, mind, and spirit.

The Green Heart of the Tree

Essays and Notes on a Time in Africa

Author: Annette S. Woudstra

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888646321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 4149


Woudstra's literary essays, rooted in personal experience and travel, are long and loving looks into the mysterious heart of Africa. Her writings explore topics as diverse as volcanic eruptions and wild trees, African art and ritual, life in Rwanda, and turtle eggs in warm sand. "Like Annie Dillard, Annette Woudstra is a poet of observation. She carefully works experience and reflection to create sentences and scenes of exceptional clarity and grace." -Greg Hollingshead

The Handbook of Heart Drugs

A Consumer's Guide To Safe And Effective Use

Author: Martin Goldman, M.D.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466884274

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 297

View: 6064


Cardiovascular drugs have dramatically changed the way we treat heart disease in the last decade--allowing us to effectively combat hypertension, lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart attacks, and, in some cases, even reverse heart disease. Yet, if you are on of the more than 30,000,000 Americans who take heart drugs, chances are you are not getting all the information you need to take these medications safely and effectively. Dr. Martin Goldman has written the first book that deals with all the issues surrounding the use of these life-preserving drugs--how they work on the body's systems and how life-style, diet, and exercise enhance or impede their effectiveness. In clear and accessible prose, using examples from his own practice, Dr. Goldman also presents guidelines for choosing and communicating with your cardiologist, examines the value of new screening tests and procedures, and even shows patients how to keep a cardiovascular diary to monitor their own heart care. The second half of the book provides comprehensive profiles of more than ninety commonly used heart drugs--among them beta blockers, anticoagulants, and antihypertensives--examining their possible side effects; their interactions with food, alcohol, and other drugs' and life-style alterations to consider while using them. This is an indispensable guidebook for anyone concerned about complete cardiac care.

The Heart of Valor

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637247

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6459


The third installment in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation series Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine’s marine. She’d survived more deadly encounters—and kept more of her officers and enlisteds alive—than anyone in the Corps, and she was determined to keep the record intact. But since her last mission, she’d been sidelined into endless briefings and debriefings with no end in sight. So, of course, she’d jumped at the chance to go to the Crucible—the Marine Corps training planet—as temporary aide to Major Svensson. The major had been reduced to little more than a brain and spinal cord in his last combat, and he and his doctor were anxious to field test his newly re-grown body. It should have been an easy twenty-day run. After all, Crucible was only set up to simulate battle situations so recruits could be trained safely. But they were barely on-planet when someone started blasting the training scenarios to smithereens. And suddenly Kerr found herself not only responsible for the major and his doctor, but caught in a desperate fight to keep a platoon of Marine recruits alive until someone discovered what was happening on Crucible....

The Heart of Thoreau's Journals

Author: Odell Shepard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486118894

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3026


The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.