Description : In his eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes—clusters of light-sensitive cells—appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.
Description : In this book Wilber presents a model of consciousness that encompasses empirical, psychological, and spiritual modes of understanding. Wilber examines three realms of knowledge: the empirical realm of the senses, the rational realm of the mind, and the contemplative realm of the spirit. Eye to Eye points the way to a broader, more inclusive understanding of ourselves and the universe.
Description : Focusing on seven crucial debates in the field of gender and development, this compilation shows why development policy must respond to cultural differences and illustrates the rewards of doing so.
Description : Doris Gig: newly minted lit prof transplanted to Atlanta. Currently: butting heads with Southern-fried brownshirts, resisting the faculty's sonnet-writing Mick Jagger figure and—God help her—braving the shark-infested waters of online dating. Ronnie Gig: aspiring novelist returned to L.A. Currently: back home, but not at home; tutoring an obnoxious Beverly Hills "homeboy" and hating the bartending bimbo hitting on her good-ol'-boy boyfriend (who's fitting in better than she is). Turns out that coasting through life after grad school can feel a lot like just spinning your wheels—but Doris and Ronnie are determined to find their true paths. It's going to take heavy doses of IM, Chardonnay and one mantra: true friends can head in opposite directions and still see eye to eye.
Description : Love at first sight is what happened to Wendy when she walked into the gas station one morning. Trouble is . . . the only contact she had with Mr. Right (Lance) were the looks they exchanged as he walked past her and out of the door. After months of wishing and wondering who he was . . . lots of gas station drive-bys and dead-end searching . . . there he stood . . . in the bank . . . right next to her. As luck would have it, all hell broke loose right then. Two bank robbers flung open the door and asked what was taking them so long to bag up the money. Surprise glances were exchanged between the two of them. Fate had thrown Wendy and Lance together . . . Their attempt to escape found Wendy ripping a hole in one of the robbers coveralls only to discover a policemans uniform hidden underneath. Now . . . the chase was on . . . Fake names . . . . Daring close escapes . . . Hiding out in far away places and near death encounters brings the two of them closer together than either of them ever dreamed . . . . of course . . . THERE IS A SURPRISE ENDING.
Description : Superman is hit with a prototype gravity device while trying to foil a heist at S.T.A.R. Labs, resulting in his increasing his mass so he can barely move!
Description : People Professionals are under pressure from all areas. They’re being asked to deliver more with less, to justify their existence and to show how their activities have a positive benefit on the businesses they serve. Budgets are constantly under pressure and in some quarters are being slashed. Times are tight and are set to stay that way for some time to come. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to rise above these issues and demonstrate that People Professionals can deliver lasting value, but to do that you must listen to the needs of your businesses, for if you do that, and do it right, then you can set yourselves up for long-term success. This book will guide you through the changes necessary to create alignment with your business. This means being able to say goodbye to constant budget cuts and lack of interest from senior executives, instead, with the right approach you’ll be able to say hello to adding real value to your business and customers. You’ll start to get the investment you deserve for your projects, to be approached by senior executives to solve complex business problems and to be thanked and praised by your Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer for all the positive changes you’ve made. It’s your future and it’s in your hands.
Description : Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash gathers for the first time more than 150 photographs by rock musician Graham Nash. While best known as a founding member of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Nash also developed a parallel career as a photographer, collector, and digital imaging pioneer. Inspired by his father, Nash began taking pictures at the age of 11. Spanning the years 1953 to 2000, the photographs in Eye to Eye include revealing portraits of family and friends, images of life on the road, still lifes and landscapes, street photographs, and a unique series of self-portraits in which Nash is often reflected in windows and mirrors. In 1971, Nash began collecting photographs, and by the late 1980s he had built one of the most important collections in private hands, including more than 2,400 prints by both early photographers and modern masters of the medium. In 1990, he sold his collection at auction and invested the income from the sale in Nash Editions, the first fine-art digital printmaking studio in the world. In 1998, a traveling exhibition, Digital Frontiers: Photography's Future at Nash Editions, was organized by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in Rochester, New York.
Description : Eye to Eye, the first personal portfolio by master photographer Frans Lanting, presents an extraordinary collection of animal images by an award-winning photographer and naturalist who "has set the standards for a whole generation of wildlife photographers," according to the BBC. More than 140 photographs, made over a period of twenty years, reveal the unique personal aesthetic Frans Lanting brings to wildlife photography, as well as the startling new perspective on animals his images provoke. In a review of his work The New York Times states, "Mr. Lanting's photographs take creatures that have become ordinary and familiar and transform them into haunting new visions." This book's exquisite images are accompanied by personal stories and observations from a lifetime of working with wild animals around the world, ranging from orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo to emperor penguins in Antarctica. More than 70 species are represented in this astonishing portrait gallery celebrating the diversity of life on earth. Frans Lanting does not seek in these encounters the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers: "The perfection I seek in my photographic compositions is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature." Frans Lanting's work has been lauded by designers as art, by biologists as science, and by others as a new vision of the relationship between animals and people - one that challenges us to look animals in the eye and see ourselves.