Bug Swamp's Gold

Bug Swamp's Gold
A Book

by Billie H. Wilson

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2014-04
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1490824782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Close your eyes. Get set. Go! ... to where Bay Swamp smells like aftershave, to where friends raise Billie s dad a barn in a day. You re there! On her "pizer," Grandma, waiting to serve dinner, relaxes with a dip of her Sweet Society snuff. Billie s mom and dad, sweaty from hoeing tobacco, rush in and wash up. They can t wait to bite into Grandma s succulent chicken. They tell you, "Pull up a chair!" After dinner, take off your shoes, trek across sandy, open fields, feel sand between your toes. Beyond the watermelon patch, a rare sight: Venus flytraps and yellow trumpet flowers, set to gobble up every bug in sight, and Bug Swamp has bugs. Also gators, bears, cooters, possums, snakes ... gold. Later, on Grandma s "pizer," you ll hear how Billie and her mom almost become bear bait, and Grandma will spellbind you, telling about Grandpa s tussle with a gator. Discover for yourself how Grandma s pipeline to God keeps everyone on track. Pity she doesn t have Hitler s ear in Germany, or Tojo s in Japan. Why, Grandma could even advise Harry Truman! He uses a weapon so strong it keeps on killing and killing. That Great Depression? Pray it won t destroy Billie s family. Her dad puts a mortgage on the place that can tear their family apart or hold them together. Luckily, World War II ends, and good and bad teeter into place. "

Bug Swamp Palavering

Bug Swamp Palavering
A Book

by Billie H. Wilson

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2016-03-29
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781512725254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When company came, Grandma Nettie grabbed her sand-filled snuff spit-can and another for her visitor. "Come." She'd head for the porch. "Let's us set here and palaver." Paralleling Grandma Nettie, throughout Billie's life she palavered. A giddy thirteen-year-old ninth-grader, traipsing on through high school, college, on dates, Billie shared too much with whoever listened. At twenty she graduated from Winthrop and then wed a gorgeous guy about whom Grandma said, "Girl, I'd rather you marry that brown boy than anybody else." God blessed Billie with children. Suddenly, who were those aging adults calling her "Mama"? Whoa. Who was that "seventyish" lady peeking at Billie from her looking glass? Life caught up with this palaverer. Billie has experienced sickness, death of loved ones, every sensation her universe has to offer, and each day, palavering to God, she thanks Him for His blessings. This graphic memoir of an imperfect palaverer, aging from thirteen to seventy, allows all voyeurs a field day of reading.

The Book of Swamp & Bog

The Book of Swamp & Bog
Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands

by John Eastman

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 1995-03-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0811740218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecological approach to natural history provides complete descriptions of 80 common wetland plants.

The Midwestern Native Garden

The Midwestern Native Garden
Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide

by Charlotte Adelman,Bernard L. Schwartz

  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0821443569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native plants improve air and water quality, reduce use of pesticides, and provide vital food and reproductive sites to birds and butterflies, that nonnative plants cannot offer, helping bring back a healthy ecosystem. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native alternatives that look similar or even identical to a range of nonnative ornamentals. These are native plants that are suitable for all garden styles, bloom during the same season, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Plant entries are accompanied by nature notes setting out the specific birds and butterflies the native plants attract. The Midwestern Native Garden will be a welcome guide to gardeners whose styles range from formal to naturalistic but who want to create an authentic sense of place, with regional natives. The beauty, hardiness, and easy maintenance of native Midwestern plants will soon make them the new favorites.

Grit and Gold

Grit and Gold
The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849

by Jean Johnson

  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1943859787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No other Western settlement story is more famous than the Donner Party’s ill-fated journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But a few years later and several hundred miles south, another group faced a similar situation just as perilous. Scrupulously researched and documented, Grit and Gold tells the story of the Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849 and the young men who traveled by wagon and foot from Iowa to the California gold rush. The Jayhawkers’ journey took them through the then uncharted and unnamed hottest, driest, lowest spot in the continent—now aptly known as Death Valley. After leaving Salt Lake City to break a road south to the Pacific Coast that would eliminate crossing the snowy Sierra Nevada, the party veered off the Old Spanish Trail in southern Utah to follow a mountaineer’s map portraying a bogus trail that claimed to cut months and hundreds of miles off their route to the gold country. With winter coming, however, they found themselves hopelessly lost in the mountains and dry valleys of southern Nevada and California. Abandoning everything but the shirts on their backs and the few oxen that became their pitiful meals, they turned their dreams of gold to hopes of survival. Utilizing William Lorton’s 1849 diary of the trek from Illinois to southern Utah, the reminiscences of the Jayhawkers themselves, the keen memory of famed pioneer William Lewis Manly, and the almost daily diary of Sheldon Young, Johnson paints a lively but accurate portrait of guts, grit, and determination.

Dictionarium Scoto-celticum

Dictionarium Scoto-celticum
A Dictionary of the Gaelic Language; Comprising an Ample Vocabulary of Gaelic Words ... with Their Signification and Various Meanings in English and Latin ... and Vocabularies of Latin and English Words with Their Translation Into Gaelic. To which are Prefixed, an Introduction Explaining the Nature, Objects and Sources of the Work, and a Compendium of Gaelic Grammar

by Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland,Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1828
  • Pages : 10016
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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50 Classics you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Gold Edition) (Golden Deer Classics) [Included audiobooks link + Active toc]

50 Classics you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Gold Edition) (Golden Deer Classics) [Included audiobooks link + Active toc]
A Book

by Joseph Conrad,D. H. Lawrence,George Eliot,Leo Tolstoy,James Joyce,Charles Dickens,Jane Austen,Bram Stoker,Oscar Wilde,Golden Deer Classics

  • Publisher : Oregan Publishing
  • Release : 2017-04-15
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 2377870465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edition includes free audiobooks links. This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen] - Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac] - Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë] - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë] - Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë] - The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler] - Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes] - Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad] - Nostromo [Joseph Conrad] - Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe] - Bleak House [Charles Dickens] - Great Expectations [Charles Dickens] - The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] - The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas] - Daniel Deronda [George Eliot] - Middlemarch [George Eliot] - Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert] - The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman] - Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol] - Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm] - The Iliad [Homer] - The Odyssey [Homer] - Les Misérables [Victor Hugo] - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving - The Portray of a Lady [Henry James] - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce] - Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence] - The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux] - The Call of the Wild [Jack London] - The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen] - Moby Dick [Herman Melville] - Swann's Way [Marcel Proust] - Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] - The Red and the Black [Stendhal] - The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr.

Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum

Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum
A Dictionary of the Gaelic Language : Comprising an Ample Vocabulary of Gaelic Words, as Preserved in Vernacular Speech, Manuscripts, Or Printed Works, with Their Signification and Various Meanings in English and Latin, Illustrated by Suitable Examples and Phrases, and with Ethymological Remarks, and Vocabularies of Latin and English Words, with Their Translation Into Gaelic. 1

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1828
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mr. Skylark

Mr. Skylark
John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance

by Harlan Greene

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0820336246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on years of research and thousands of notes left by John Bennett, Mr. Skylark is an unusually intimate biography of a pivotal figure in the Charleston Renaissance, the brief period between the two World Wars that first witnessed many of the cultural and artistic changes soon to sweep the South. The book not only examines Bennett's life but also reveals the rich tapestry of the literary and social history of Charleston. An outsider who became an insider by marrying into the local aristocracy, Bennett was perfectly placed to observe social and artistic change and to prompt it. He published the first scholarly treatise on Gullah, the language of the coastal Southern blacks, and collected African American spirituals and tales. But after breaking several racial taboos of the time, he was publicly condemned, and it was only through mentoring such writers as Hervey Allen and DuBose Heyward that he was eventually welcomed back into the heart of the city. Today, the Charleston aesthetic, which mourned the loss of beauty in a modernizing South, is often overlooked in the study of Southern literature, but Bennett, through his extensive private correspondence and notes, offers insight into the forces that shaped this cultural movement. Restored to us in all his complexity and humor, Bennett is important for his own accomplishments, but also for providing a lens through which to view southern literary history and the complexities of a changing South.

Mountains and Marshes

Mountains and Marshes
Exploring the Bay Area's Natural History

by David Rains Wallace

  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2015-12-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1619026732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Described as "a writer in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and other self–educated seers" by the San Francisco Chronicle, David Rains Wallace turns his attention to one of the most distinctive corners of California: the San Francisco Bay Area. Weaving a complex and engaging story of the Bay Area from personal, historical, and environmental threads, Wallace's exploration of the natural world takes readers on a fascinating tour through the region: from Point Reyes National Park, where an abandoned campfire and an invasion of Douglas fir trees combusted into a dangerous wildfire, to Oakland's Lake Merritt, a surprising site amid skyscrapers for some of the best local bird–watching; from the majestic Diablo Range near San Jose, where conservationists fight against land developers to preserve species like mountain lions and golden eagles, to the Golden Gate itself, the iconic bridge that—geologically speaking—leads not to gold but to serpentine. Each essay explores a different place throughout the four corners of the Bay Area, uncovering the flora and fauna that make each so extraordinary. With a naturalist's eye, a penchant for local history, and an obvious passion for the subject, Wallace's new collection is among the first nature writing dedicated entirely to the Bay Area. Informative, engrossing, and exquisitely described, Mountains and Marshes affords unexpected yet familiar views of a beloved region that, even amidst centuries of growth and change, is as dynamic as it is timeless.

Shad

Shad
A Book

by Erman Sands

  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release : 2011-06
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 161777023X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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...'At the top of another small mountain Shad looked down a vertical bluff into a large pool of water. Closer examination revealed no possible way off the bluff in either direction. Shad backtracked himself to a large oak tree and climbed it. He inched down a huge limb and leaped into another tree which reached the edge of the bluff. Praying for deep water, Shad leaped into the air over the pool.' Given an illegal education by a widowed Swedish immigrant in a savage land Shad, a slave boy, rises to be virtual master of a huge Plantation, until everything he knows and loves is sucked into the maelstrom of the Civil War. Chased by brutal slave catchers across a war torn and hostile South, Shad struggles to survive. Dreaming of returning to the beautiful Bekah and the ones he loves, Shad must face and conquer many challenges.

Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum: a Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (etc.)

Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum: a Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (etc.)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1828
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dark Life

Dark Life
Martian Nanobacteria, Rock-eating Cave Bugs, and Other Extreme Organisms of Inner Earth and Outer Space

by Michael Ray Taylor

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0684841916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A veteran caver who routinely explores the inner reaches of the earth offers readers a glimpse into this dark world where microbes that live without sunlight and typical food sources may change our views on evolution.

Puck

Puck
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bulletin

Bulletin
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1914
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Cassette

On Cassette
A Comprehensive Bibliography of Spoken Word Audiocassettes

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern U.S. ...

Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern U.S. ...
Inclusive of the Marine Species

by David Starr Jordan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States

A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States
Including the District North and East of the Ozark Mountains, South of the Laurentian Hills, North of the Southern Boundary of Virginia, and East of the Missouri River, Inclusive of Marine Species

by David Starr Jordan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dictionary of the english language...

A dictionary of the english language...
to which is prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language

by Samuel Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1766
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition ... The tenth edition

A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition ... The tenth edition
A Book

by Samuel Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1794
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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