Description : Elizabeth Scott had never wanted to write a book. She had never even considered such a thing, but suddenly one day she found her head full of ideas about a love so deep and profound that it could span time and unite lovers. She felt compelled to write it down. The more she wrote the more ideas just came to her. She would wake in the night with thoughts and conversations that she had to write in the book. Finally it was fi nished and published. Just a short, time-travel love story, but it had sold beyond her expectations and now she was a famous author. Flying home from a book signing one autumn day, Elizabeth found herself sitting next to a man, who not only looked almost like the picture she had drawn of the main character in her book, but he also had the same name. From that moment on, her future appeared to depend on her past. The problem was, Elizabeth had been adopted and her past was not something she knew. The search for her past and the discoveries she made took her and Dan down a road that brought them closer and closer together. For every adopted person who has wondered about their past, I hope you will enjoy her search. For every one who ever hoped for that special love, but never seem to fi nd, this story may give you hope. Any questions or comments may be directed to the author at [email protected]
Description : The Meadow is a story of how love can cross the barrier of time and space to unite two people and ultimately sort life into its proper place. The Meadow is an imaginary place that Amy created in a meditation exercise; or is it really? The meadow belongs to Dan and it is his favorite place in all the world to be. They meet and love in the wonderful meadow, but something is not quite right. It takes a sketch of the meadow to bring them to the realization that they are not living at the same time. The sequel is a startling revelation for the author and the subsequent search for her missing past.
Description : From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind. In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere. ‘Glorious’ The Times ‘Captivating’ Independent
Description : WHAT IS THE FORCE That drove them on foot across the land bridge from Asia to the New World long before recorded history? That keeps Joshua Warden on the wagon train headed to the California gold fields after losing so much? That is found in a shovel full of prairie soil-demanding that Amos Krebbs put down roots? That directs Stephano Romano's return to the sea? That moved Harry Krebbs from the Kansas prairie and focuses his eyes and those of his astronaut son, Alan, on the far horizon and beyond? That keeps the feet of industrialist Gilbert Krebbs and Congressman Bobby Dobbson firmly planted in the center? That drives a Monarch butterfly across a thousand miles of desert and mountains to a tiny spot on the California coast, where she has never been, but where she must return? That guides the sleek gray fish and the badly wounded Steve Romano to seek refuge in the Sea of Cortez? That fuels William Henry Stitt and his great grandson in their unending quest for knowledge? WHAT IS THE FORCE?
Description : The Trinity Alps mountain range in the northwest corner of California forms a rugged divide, tucked between the Coast Ranges and the Cascades in a half-million acres of wilderness. Nearby Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Russian Wilderness, and Castle Crags Wilderness all offer miles of trails and recreation areas to explore. The fifth edition of this classic hiking guide, in print for more than 25 years, has been completely revamped and now covers not only trails and cross-country routes in the Alps but in the nearby recreation lands. It contains descriptions of 48 of the best day hikes and backpack trips, and has all-new maps and elevation profiles for each specially selected hike. Over 600 miles of trail and cross-country routes are covered in this most comprehensive recreation guide to the area.
Description : How to survive and thrive in the post-industrial age In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world-not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base. Fusing human ecology and history, this book challenges assumptions held by mainstream and alternative thinkers about the evolution of human societies. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control. The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus-a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity. Written in three parts, the book places the present crisis of the industrial world in its historical and ecological context in part one; part two explores the toolkit for Ecotechnic Age, and part three opens a door to the complexity of future visions. For anyone concerned about peak oil and the future of the industrial society, this book provides a solid analysis of how we got to where we are, and a practical toolkit to prepare for the future.
Description : The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, a radical map of shortcomings in our daily experiences in the form of a debut story collection, presents thematically related windows into serious emotional trouble and monstrous love. Lonely Christopher combines a striking emotional grammar, reminiscent of Gertrude Stein's Three Lives, with an unyielding imagination in the lovely/ugly architecture of his stories. Lonely Christopher is the author of several poetry chapbooks and is a contributor to the poetry volume Into (Seven Circles Press). His plays have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. His fiction received Pratt Institute's 2009 Thesis Award. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.