The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits and nuts of their laborsthe same way again. Trevor corson, author of the secret life of lobstersaward-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations.

In luminous, the maintenance of our food chain, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, michael pollan’s the botany of desire, and, offering insight, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today, information, and John McPhee’s Oranges, ultimately, hope.

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The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas

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Ten Speed Press #ad - In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert J. Additional advice on steeping the perfect cup and storing tea at home, alongside a gallery of more than thirty-fi ve individual teas with tasting notes and descriptions make The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook a singular source of both practical information and rich detail about this fascinating beverage.

Heiss provide decades of expertise on understanding tea and its origins, yellow, oolong, and how to explore and enjoy the six classes of tea green, white, black, the many ways to buy tea, and Pu-erh. Around the world in a teacupdid you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world’s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose.

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West with the Night

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Open Road Media #ad - The classic memoir of africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” Ernest Hemingway. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. A contemporary of karen blixen better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa, Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights.

 . Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit.

West with the Night #ad - A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. Beryl markham’s life story is a true epic. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before.

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Notes from New Zealand

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - An insightful commentary on the congenial inhabitants, both human and animal, which first lured the author to this magnificent land. Booklistunlike australia, which is geologically stable, New Zealand is young and impetuous - ready to rumble at any moment. It is new zealand's natural history that attracts Edward Kanze, who, over the course of five years, made three eventful trips to these isolated islands in search of rare and elusive animals.

In this book, exploring and studying new zealand's native flora and fauna, especially its relic species, Kanze recounts his extensive experiences as he traveled throughout the islands, which takes the form of a diary, and pursuing his own personal quest. At the end of his last trip, when the author holds a rare frog in his hands and gazes into its eyes, he understands something of the pattern that binds all of the Earth's creatures, past and present.

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The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition: Advanced Methods to Learn, Remember, and Master New Skills and Information Second Edition

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PH Learning Inc. #ad - Surprising methods to utilize the people and environment around you. The art of practicing, pivoting, and correcting yourself. How to stack your skills and become a unique resource. Take advantage of learning science to best absorb info. Accelerating that process makes your life easier andmore fulfilled. Work smarter, not harder.

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Learning is the key to bettering your circumstances and becoming the person you want to be. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Tactics that top 1% performers and competitors use.

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Short People Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - Emotionally astute, brilliantly written, these stories mark the arrival of a powerful new voice in American literature. In "red lobster, " which won the nelson algren Award, a gaggle of children try to please the father who has rounded them up from their various homes to take them to a fateful dinner. In "the age of exploration, " two boys experience the world so differently--Billy through science; Jason with fantastical powers of imagination--that they sense their lives will stray irrevocably away from each other.

. And in the collection's climactic story, "Failure to Thrive, " a maternity ward nurse takes compassion too far. James michener fellowship winner joshua furst's widely acclaimed debut collection explores the perils and paradoxes of childhood in ten harrowing, and surprising stories, moving, offering a rare and unsentimental depiction of the lives of American youth.

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Stop Wasting Time: End Procrastination in 5 Weeks with Proven Productivity Techniques

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Althea Press #ad - It’s your complete, action-focused, procrastination-ending guide. Up-to-the-minute research helps you understand the causes of procrastination and identify your personal procrastination style. Making that phone call. Beat procrastination in 5-weeks. It’s hard to break the procrastination cycle unless you know why you do it and what steps you need to take to solve the problem.

Structured and results-oriented steps take you on your journey to increased motivation and productivity. You can do this!Going to the gym. Pursuing your dreams. Whatever you want to do, start today. Stop wasting time shows you the way. Stop wasting time can help you start living procrastination free. Stop wasting time includes:5-week program—you take the time necessary to tap into your motivations, meet ambition goals and learn productive habits.

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

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Riverhead Books #ad - Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state.

Powerful and urgent, the Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time. In the future is history, gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Winner of the 2017 national book award in nonfictionfinalist for the national book critics circle awards winner of the new york public library's helen bernstein book award  named a best book of 2017 by the new york times book review,   boston globe, in the space of a generation,  paste,  seattle times,  christian science monitor, and pop sugarthe essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, WASHINGTON POST, NEWSWEEK,  LOS ANGELES TIMES, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia #ad - Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled.

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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

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Crown #ad - A rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight or thought of a sour lemon? Felt turned on just from hearing your partner's voice? If so, then you've experienced how dramatically the workings of your mind can affect your body.

We watch as a transplant patient uses the smell of lavender to calm his hostile immune system and an Olympic runner shaves vital seconds off his time through mind-power alone. Recently, heal wounds, emotions and beliefs can ease pain, serious scientists from a range of fields have been uncovering evidence that our thoughts, however, fend off infection and heart disease and even slow the progression of AIDS and some cancers.

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body #ad - In cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of this new world of medicine. With clarity and compassion, Cure points the way towards a system of medicine that treats us not simply as bodies but as human beings. A new york times bestsellerfinalist for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book PrizeLonglisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Drawing on the very latest research, marchant explores the vast potential of the mind's ability to heal, lays out its limitations and explains how we can make use of the findings in our own lives. Yet while we accept that stress or anxiety can damage our health, the idea of "healing thoughts" was long ago hijacked by New Age gurus and spiritual healers.

We learn how meditation protects against depression and dementia, how social connections increase life expectancy and how patients who feel cared for recover from surgery faster.

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The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Even the smallest details here are fascinating. Dominique browning, the new York Times Book Review “The great poet W. The solution, the hardiest, was to clone the champion trees of the world—the largest, they told him, the ones that had survived millennia and were most resilient to climate change—and create a kind of Noah’s ark of tree genetics.

Told with jim robbins’s signature clarity and eye for telling detail, The Man Who Planted Trees is also the most hopeful book I’ve read in years. It’s nearly impossible after reading The Man Who Planted Trees, in which Robbins weaves science and spirituality as he explores the bounty these plants offer the planet.

The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet #ad - Audubon. They have also grown seedlings from the oldest tree in the world, the bristlecone pine Methuselah. Robbins lucidly summarizes the importance and value of trees to planet Earth and all humanity. The ecologist   “ ‘imagine a world without trees, ’ writes journalist Jim Robbins. I kept thinking of the end of saint francis’s wonderful prayer, ‘And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

Alexandra fuller, author of don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight“Absorbing, eloquent, and loving .

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Victoria's Daughters

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Middle child helena struggled against obesity and drug addition but was to have lasting effect as Albert's literary executor. All five would curiously come to share many of the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by nineteenth-century women of less-exulted class. Victoria and albert's precocious firstborn child, Vicky, wed a Prussian prince in a political match her high-minded father hoped would bring about a more liberal Anglo-German order.

Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. And as the baby of the royal brood of nine, rebelling only briefly to forge a short-lived marriage, Beatrice lived under the thumb of her mother as a kind of personal secretary until the queen's death. Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in london, and ottawa-- and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days-- Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, Darmstadt, Berlin, married off as much for political advantage as for love, Scotland, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their n0 brother Bertie to the throne.

Victoria's Daughters #ad - That vision met with disaster when vicky's son Wilhelm-- to be known as Kaiser Wilhelm-- turned against both England and his mother, keeping her out of the public eye for the rest of her life. The story of five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time. Vicky, helena, and beatrice were historically unique sisters, Alice, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria.

However, she suffered from melancholia and died at age thirty-five of what appears to have been a deliberate, grief-fueled exposure to the diphtheria germs that had carried away her youngest daughter.

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