Stories carry the seeds of our humanness. They help us, teach us, heal us, and connect us to what matters. As Far As the Heart Can See is an invitation to be in relationship with deep and life-giving material. Many spiritual gurus present dense metaphysical theses with an intellectual approach for "working" a spiritual path; poet and philosopher Mark Nepo reaches people through their hearts, bringing something fresh and new to the field by stimulating change through reflection of thoughts and feelings. The stories he shares in As Far As the Heart Can See come from many places—from Nepo's personal history to dreams to the myths of our ancestors. Each one is an invitation to awaken an aspect of living in relationship with the sacred. Following each of the forty-five stories are three forms of an invitation to further the conversation: journal questions, table questions, and meditations. The questions, whether reflected upon in a journal or discussed in deeper conversation with friends or family, are meant to lead the seeker down unimagined paths and back into life; the meditations are meant to ground the learning. These stories and parables about universal concepts and themes offer a poet's sensuality and a philosopher's sensibility to personalizing the journey of the human experience in the world.
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.
When Cassie sees a job advertised for a couple to run a remote Australian farm, she thinks it will be the perfect escape for her and Graham. But trapped under the baking sun of the outback, paranoia sets in. There's no radio and they send but never receive any letters. Their enigmatic and unusually forgiving boss Larry and his wife Mara have secrets, sedatives, and some very odd habits: a result of their isolated lifestyle or something more sinister? And there's always the sensation, in the stark brush of the red desert, that eyes are watching them ...
“In his novel of Texas, The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer famously wrote that ‘the country is most barbarously large and final.’ And indeed it is. Few artists and writers and photographers are big enough to embrace it. This book is proof that Kenny Braun is one who does, which is great news for the rest of us.” —S. C. Gwynne, from the foreword Texas continually awes and surprises with its natural beauty. Within the state’s quarter-million square miles are scenic landscapes as varied as the rugged desert mountains of the Big Bend country, cypress swamps and old-growth forests in the piney woods, ocean beaches and dunes along the Gulf Coast, and stretches of the Great Plains that spread as widely over the earth as the skies above. Kenny Braun has traveled the length and breadth of Texas photographing its vast lands. In As Far as You Can See, he presents a portfolio of stunning images that capture the natural splendor of the entire state. From sweeping landscape shots to detailed close-ups, Braun’s photographs offer fresh, lovely views of Texas. He has a keen eye for the unexpected scene, whether it be the refreshing depths of the Balmorhea pool in arid West Texas or the Tuscan-like look of a Fredericksburg vineyard. Even when he photographs iconic spots such as Enchanted Rock or Caddo Lake, Braun finds new perspectives that allow viewers to see these familiar places as if for the first time. Accompanying the images are a brief introduction by Braun and a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author S. C. Gwynne. This winning combination of photographs and words makes As Far as You Can See a must-have book to own and to give.
As Far As You Can Go was Julian Mitchell's third novel, first published in 1963. Its protagonist is Harold Barlow, a young stockbroker, on his way up in the world - but easily bored, desiring adventure. He accepts a commission to travel to America; and the further west he goes, the more he discovers in the way of wide open spaces and freedoms. There is, however, a limit. In an introduction written especially for this edition, Julian Mitchell describes his interest in writing 'a reverse Henry James novel, about a European discovering America rather than vice-versa.' 'Like Nabokov, but without his cynicism, Mr Mitchell sets the geography of the United States in motion.' Anthony Burgess, Observer 'This raid on the American psyche, so hilarious, yet so horrific in its implications, proves Mr Mitchell a first-rate satirist.' Telegraph
Are You Looking For A Great Gift For Someone Close To You? Then You Will Love This Go As Far As You Can See; When You Get There, You'll Be Able To See Further. Lined Notebook. You Can Use It As A Business Planner, Journal Or Notebook.The Matte Soft Cover Paperback Journal Is Conveniently Sized At 6x9 Inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm) And Has 120 Lined Pages. Also Great For Taking Notes, Journaling Task List Or As A Schedule Diary.
Examines and provides comments on language trends while tracing the origins of timely words and phrases that discuss such topics as technology, entertainment, and everyday life.
Eyes were one of the very first body parts to evolve more than 500 million years ago, and their structure has remained virtually unchanged through most of evolutionary history. But eyes alone were never enough for Homo sapiens. From the mastery of fire a million years ago to the smartphone today, humans have repeatedly invented new ways to see their surroundings, each other and themselves. Artificial light, art, mirrors, writing, lenses, printing, photography, film, television, smartphones – these tools didn’t just add to our visual repertoire, they shaped cultures around the world and made us who we are. Drawing on sources from anthropology to zoology, neuroscience to Netflix, As Far As the Eye Can See traces the history of seeing from the first evolutionary stirrings of sight and discovers that each time we changed how or what we see, we changed ourselves and the world around us. Along the way, it finds, sight slowly eclipsed our other senses. Are we now at ‘peak seeing’, the author asks. Can our eyes keep up with technology? Have we gone as far as the eye can see?
Heads You Lose follows Saul Jacobson as he treks across Western Canada with a sullen teenager in tow. Part macabre crime tale, part coming-of-age chronicle, the novel is also a very humourous road story that celebrates the redemptive power of friendship.
Life is difficult for fifteen-year-old Serena Coleman since her parents left her alone to raise her younger sister. Her best friend Liam tries to help her out, but his violent temper gets in the way of them having any chance at a romantic relationship. Liam becomes more violent as he watches Serena fall in love with sixteen-year-old Ash Parker. Serena and Ash find themselves fighting for everyone they love, including each other. Along the way, Ash and Serena discover a dark secret that Liam has kept hidden for years.
The dramatic sequel to Larry Niven and Gregory Benford's New York Times bestselling novel, Bowl of Heaven Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize. Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A collection of devotions for each day of the calendar year, including readings, illustrative stories, memory verses, and questions to internalize the messages.
Identifies five key people propositions, practiced by enlightened companies, and invites leaders to become purposeful, principled, resolute and exemplary as they transform their places of work and the lives of their followers
Sara Jane “Sally” Coffman, SWF, has suffered through blind dates, computer dates, disaster dates, and no dates. She has single-handedly organized a family reunion, planted grass in a drought, and had some of the worst hairdos in the history of Beauty-Related Lawsuits. Blessed with a quirky sense of humor, she has survived and lived to tell her tales. Sally finds humor in her mishaps, embarrassments, and misadventures. She says, “You can’t wait for laughter to come to you. You have to go out and find it.” And find it she does. Here is a collection of her humorous, and sometimes cautionary, tales celebrating the joys of being single. You don’t have to be single or female to enjoy Sally’s stories. Everyone will see themselves in her embarrassing, unusual, and awkward situations. Sally is a master storyteller. Come laugh at her misadventures and see which ones remind you of your own. Born in Bedford, Ohio, Sara Jane Coffman grew up in the neighboring town of Maple Heights (both suburbs of Cleveland). She earned her two degrees—a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV and a Masters in Speech Communication—from Purdue University. She is an instructional developer, study skills instructor, actress, and author. Her specialty is helping students learn.
The twentieth-anniversary edition of a stress-relief classic features new techniques, diagrams, and data designed to help readers achieve a level of balance and overcome anxiety, worry, and other negative emotions. Original. 35,000 first printing.
This brilliant children's theatre adaptation of Lewis Carroll's fantasy is intended for performance by kids of mixed ages-ranging from very small to twelve or fifteen years of age (you may want a child this old to play Humpty-Dumpty, who must be very wise!).Productions can be quite simple or very complex, and depending on techniques, the running time may range from 60 to 90 minutes.Scenes have been numbered and broken out for easy staging, and production tips are included.Each copy purchased includes amateur rights for one performance. For more information, please contact [email protected]
As the 20th century approached the 1990s, Dad mentioned that if he could live that long he would have lived in each decade of the century. He often commented on the vast changes hed seen as they developed. He marveled at the first cars he saw about 1913. He experienced the progress of plowing, from teams to steam engine to tractors. He lived thru the Great Depression and two World Wars. He reveled in the development of power tools, from hand saw to chain saws, electric drills and such. He watched the advancement of airplanes, and witnessed the beginning of the space age and computers. This is his story, recorded on audio tapes as family history. It is told in his sometimes-blunt language (R-rated), including difficulties, mistakes, joys and accomplishments.
"How did life originate and why were left-handed molecules selected for its architecture?" This question of high public and interdisciplinary scientific interest is the central theme of this book. It is widely known that in processes triggering the origin of life on Earth, the equal occurrence, the parity between left-handed amino acids and their right-handed mirror images, was violated. The balance was inevitably tipped to the left – as a result of which life's proteins today exclusively implement the left form of amino acids. Written in an engaging style, this book describes how the basic building blocks of life, the amino acids, formed. After a comprehensible introduction to stereochemistry, the author addresses the inherent property of amino acids in living organisms, namely the preference for left-handedness. What was the cause for the violation of parity of amino acids in the emergence of life on Earth? All the fascinating models proposed by physicists, chemists and biologist are vividly presented including the scientific conflicts. The author describes the attempt to verify any of those models with the chirality module of the ROSETTA mission, a probe built and launched with the mission to land on a comet and analyse whether there are chiral organic compounds that could have been brought to the Earth by cometary impacts. A truly interdisciplinary astrobiology book, "Amino Acids and the Asymmetry of Life" will fascinate students, researchers and all readers with backgrounds in natural sciences. With a foreword by Henri B. Kagan.