The Secret Garden

  • Filename: the-secret-garden.
  • ISBN: 0198367570
  • Release Date: 2016-09-08
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Publisher:

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. When Mary goes to live with her Uncle, she discovers a secret, locked garden. Will she ever find her way in and what other secrets does Misselthwaite Manor hold?

Nell Gwynn

  • Filename: nell-gwynn.
  • ISBN: 1848424949
  • Release Date: 2015-09-17
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Jessica Swale
  • Publisher:

London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? Jessica Swale's exhilarating take on the heady world of Restoration theatre premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in September 2015, in a production directed by Christopher Luscombe and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Nell.

How We Write

  • Filename: how-we-write.
  • ISBN: 9781134665396
  • Release Date: 2002-11-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mike Sharples
  • Publisher: Routledge

How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.

Almost an Island

  • Filename: almost-an-island.
  • ISBN: 0816519021
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 211
  • Author: Bruce Berger
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Eight hundred miles long, Baja California is the remotest region of the Sonoran desert, a land of volcanic cliffs, glistening beaches, fantastical boojum trees, and some of the greatest primitive murals in the Western Hemisphere. In this book, Berger recounts tales from his three decades in this extraordinary place, enriching his account with the peninsula's history, its politics, and its probable future--rendering a striking panorama of this land so close to the United States, so famous and so little known.

Gaia s Garden

  • Filename: gaia-s-garden.
  • ISBN: 1890132527
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author: Toby Hemenway
  • Publisher:

Describes how to create a self-sustaining backyard ecosystem without chemical fertilizers or intrusive technology.

Teachers Thinking in Environmental Education

  • Filename: teachers-thinking-in-environmental-education.
  • ISBN: 0820461369
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Paul Hart
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

Annotation The impact and influence of their school experiences and of their teachers on children and their subsequent beliefs and values are unknown. This book attempts to capture what is in the hearts and minds of teachers and mentors as they provide mind-forming experiences for children. In their own voices, teachers describe why the environment is an important component of their educational practice--why it is even more important than traditional school subjects such as science. Conservative moral principles, not unbridled emotions, guide their behavior as a responsible professionals who care deeply about children and their future.

The Life History of a Texas Birdwatcher

  • Filename: the-life-history-of-a-texas-birdwatcher.
  • ISBN: 1585441643
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 299
  • Author: Karen Harden McCracken
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

In any other context, saying that someone was “for the birds” would hardly be polite. But applied to Connie Hagar, it would be high praise. The diminutive birdwatcher nicknamed Connie was reared as Martha Conger Neblett in early twentieth-century Texas, where she led a genteel life of tea parties and music lessons. But at middle age she became fascinated with birds and resolved to learn everything she could about them. In 1935, she and her husband, Jack, moved to Rockport, on the Coastal Bend of Texas, to be at the center of one of the most abundant areas of bird life in the country. Her diligence in observation soon had her setting elite East Coast ornithologists on their ears, as she sighted more and more species the experts claimed she could not possibly have seen. (Repeatedly she proved them wrong.) She ultimately earned the respect and love of birders from the shores of New Jersey to the islands of the Pacific. Life Magazine pictured her in a tribute to the country’s premier amateur naturalists, and she received many awards from nature and birding societies. Connie Hagar’s life history is more than just a bird book. Hers is a story of dedication to nature and the role she could play in promoting it to others, despite recurring threats of blindness and other health problems. The hundreds of species of birds that visited Rockport each year brought thousands of other birders, and Connie patiently hosted and assisted both the greenest beginners and the most magisterial experts. It was she, more than any other person, who made coastal Texas—and especially Rockport—a mecca for all serious birders. Karen Harden McCracken and Connie Hagar’s Boswellian-Johnsonian relationship in the 1960s, Connie’s own “Nature Calendars” containing thirty-five years of observations, and interviews with those who knew the “birdwoman of Rockport” provide the basis for this simple but exhilarating narrative.

Stig of the Dump

  • Filename: stig-of-the-dump.
  • ISBN: 9781504037686
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Clive King
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

A boy befriends a young caveman in this modern children’s classic of friendship and adventure. Barney isn’t supposed to go near the chalk pit. His grandmother and sister both told him the edge could give way and he could fall in—but what else is he supposed to do on a miserable gray day? It’s not long before Barney falls into the pit and bumps his head. But where he lands is more than an old garbage dump: It’s a home. There’s a little hut built out of discarded junk, and more surprisingly, there’s a boy, about Barney’s age, inside. He speaks in grunts instead of English, wears a rabbit-skin loincloth, has shaggy black hair, and might be named something that sounds like “Stig.” Barney befriends him immediately. Together, Barney and Stig go on all sorts of adventures, building a chimney for Stig’s hut, joining a foxhunt, stopping robbers, and catching a leopard escaped from the circus! Barney and Stig’s escapades have been delighting children for more than fifty years, while addressing important topics such as bullying, recycling, and language barriers. This timeless classic is sure to captivate readers young and old with its wit, imagination, and sense of adventure.

Research Genres

  • Filename: research-genres.
  • ISBN: 0521533341
  • Release Date: 2004-11-01
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: John Swales
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a rich and accessible account of genre studies by a world-renowned applied linguist. The hardback edition discusses today's research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within the genres. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully worded detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. The volume closes with evaluations of contrastive rhetoric, applied corpus linguistics, and critical approaches to EAP. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area.

The Wild Gardener

  • Filename: the-wild-gardener.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015029462838
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Martha E. Hellander
  • Publisher: North Star Pressof st Cloud

The Forest Garden Greenhouse

  • Filename: the-forest-garden-greenhouse.
  • ISBN: 9781603584265
  • Release Date: 2015-10
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jerome Osentowski
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the “climate battery”—a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night—that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.

Blue Stockings

  • Filename: blue-stockings.
  • ISBN: 1848423292
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: Jessica Swale
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable. In ?Blue Stockings?, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education. "Cracking... leaves you astonished at the prejudices these educational pioneers had to overcome." - Guardian "Brings wit and intelligence to a meaty subject." - Evening Standard "Lively and eye-opening." - Independent "Thoughtful and provocative... thoroughly researched and grippingly dramatised." - The Stage "Touching and entertaining... Swale tells the story with both wit and a hint of righteous indignation." - Telegraph Jessica Swale is a director, playwright, workshop leader and educator. She is Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, Out of Joint and various drama schools, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global.

The Secret Garden

  • Filename: the-secret-garden.
  • ISBN: 155936047X
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Marsha Norman
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou

A moving adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel, the story of a ten-year-old orphan's search for love and self-discovery in her uncle's locked garden. With her Tony-award winning book and lyrics, Norman recreates the classic form of the traditional American musical.

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