Ken Hermann. Flower Men

Author: Gemma Fletcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868288056

Category:

Page: 96

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Blumen spielen in der Kultur Indiens eine wichtige Rolle, sie werden bei Tempelritualen ebenso eingesetzt wie bei Festivals und Partys. Der Malik Ghat Blumenmarkt in Kolkata am Ufer des Flusses Hugli ist der größte seiner Art in Indien. In seiner hektischen Betriebsamkeit versuchen täglich mehr als 2.000 Verkäufer ihre Blu·ten an den Mann zu bringen.0Ein Besuch dieses Blumenmarktes löste bei dem dänischen Fotografen Ken Hermann die Idee zu einer Porträtserie der Verkäufer aus, deren staubiger und schweißgetränkter Aufzug häufig in starkem Kontrast zu ihren prächtigen Blütengirlanden steht.0Hermanns Bilder sind Pfade, die uns in Mikrokosmen führen und uns herausfordern, eingefahrene Muster fotografischer Repräsentation zu überdenken. Leidenschaftlich gegenüber dem Individuum und seiner einzigartigen Geschichte, erforscht er das fragile Gleichgewicht zwischen Mensch und Umwelt, Tradition und Modernität. Seine Fotografie verwebt nahtlos kulturelle mit politischen Inhalten, vermischt dokumentarische mit filmischer Porträtkunst. Die Kombination von natürlichem und künstlichem Licht versetzt seine Modelle in einen surreal anmutenden Raum und erschafft so traumhafte Bilder von ganz gewöhnlichen Menschen.
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The Flower Man's Daughter

Author: Jack Sobel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436349842

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
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Bach Flower Remedies For Men

Author: Stefan Ball

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 1080

In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach found that restoring emotional balance to his patients drove out ill-health and unhappiness. Bach Flower Remedies for Men shows how his 38 flower-and-plant-based remedies apply to the particular emotional problems of men, and how a system that heals the whole person can win freedom from the pressure to conform and perform. Topics covered include bullying, falling in love, sexuality, job-hunting, redundancy and fatherhood, and specific problems from acne and hair loss to heart disease and prostate trouble are described in a practical, non-technical way. Bach Flower Remedies for Men is written with men in mind. But it will prove invaluable to therapists, healers, lovers, wives, sisters, daughters and mothers - anyone, in fact, who has a man's welfare at heart.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534256

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 3046

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
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Bach Flower Remedies For Men

Author: Stefan Ball

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 3035

In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach found that restoring emotional balance to his patients drove out ill-health and unhappiness. Bach Flower Remedies for Men shows how his 38 flower-and-plant-based remedies apply to the particular emotional problems of men, and how a system that heals the whole person can win freedom from the pressure to conform and perform. Topics covered include bullying, falling in love, sexuality, job-hunting, redundancy and fatherhood, and specific problems from acne and hair loss to heart disease and prostate trouble are described in a practical, non-technical way. Bach Flower Remedies for Men is written with men in mind. But it will prove invaluable to therapists, healers, lovers, wives, sisters, daughters and mothers - anyone, in fact, who has a man's welfare at heart.
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The Famous Flower of Serving Men

Author: Deborah Grabien

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312333874

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1359

In a sequel to The Weaver and the Factory Maid, producer Penny Wintercraft-Hawkes and her boyfriend, folk-singer Ringan Laine, begin restoring an old theater that Penny has recently inherited and encounter a tragic spirit.
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All Men Are Jerks - Until Proven Otherwise, 15th Anniversary Edition

Take Charge of How Men Treat You!

Author: Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440562792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4167

Men Really Can Be Jerks* *But Only If You Let Them. Like millions of women, Daylle Deanna Schwartz had a habit of falling for jerks--until she had enough. This cycle wasn't going to change until she made a change herself. And now in this anniversary edition of her groundbreaking relationship book, she shows you how to do the same. This book tells it like it is. The only person who can make you happy is you, and the only person who can change a guy is himself. It's time to take control and make him prove he's not a jerk, or move on. As a relationship expert and self-empowerment counselor, Daylle's guidance will motivate you to develop a satisfying, healthy relationship, without playing games. With fresh insight and new stories throughout, this updated edition of All Men Are Jerks - Until Proven Otherwise makes your happiness your first priority. Men can act like real jerks, but complaining about them won't get you anywhere. It's time to take control of how men treat you--and get the love you deserve!
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The Flower Man

Author: Mark Ludy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991635214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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When the Flower Man arrives he buys an old shack, long forgotten and long abandoned. His neighbors don't know what to think as everything he touches turns to color. He plants a garden, gives away a flower . . . and the next thing you know, every life is transformed in this wordless picture book. The message within, while simple, is profound. It points to the fact that every life matters and love never fails to change lives. Every window tells a different story—more than 60 of them. All ages will enjoy it, and when given a chance to discover it, people never forget it. Don't forget to find Squeakers, the elusive gray mouse found on every spread . . . somewhere!
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The Tulip

Author: Anna Pavord

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582340137

Category: Gardening

Page: 439

View: 9045

Explores the growing popularity of the tulip, from its beginnings as a wildflower in Asia to its international sales of several billion bulbs each year
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Saudi Arabia Exposed

Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

Author: John R. Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893044

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. As the only Western journalist to have extensively worked in the Saudi Kingdom, John R. Bradley is uniquely able to expose the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, from the homes of royalty to the slums of its poorest inhabitants, he provides intimate details and reveals underlying regional, religious, and tribal rivalries. Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, focuses on the educational system, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth faced with limited opportunities for cultural and political expression, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints. What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.
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Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

Author: Koichi Iwabuchi,Eva Tsai,Chris Berry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317285018

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
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Comanche Dawn

A Novel

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8377

In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story has been told from the point of view of the Comanches themselves. We witness the rise of one of the most powerful mounted nations in history through the eyes of a young warrior named Horseback. Born on the very day that the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of unquestionable courage and vision. He assumes powerful medicine granted to him by spirits encountered on a grueling vision quest, and he takes Teal, the most beautiful young woman of his tribe, as his wife and lifelong love. Guided by forces more powerful and dangerous then even he can control or explain, Horseback will face death time and time again with only his medicine and Teal to stand beside him. Failure will mean destruction not only for himself, but for his people. Success will mean unimaginable wealth for his new nation. Ancient enemies will seek to destroy him. Strange newcomers with pale skin and treacherous ways will attempt to enslave him. Even his own inner spirit powers threaten always to consume him, should he fail to respect them. Only the bravest of True Humans dare to follow Horseback on his great adventure down a trail that can lead only to glory or annihilation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Flower Book

Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464530

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 2153

The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.
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Rendezvous Eighteenth

Author: Jake Lamar

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312336059

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9795

Enjoying his life as a piano player in a small Paris cafe, African-American expatriate Ricky Jenks finds his life irrevocably changed when his cousin asks for help locating his runaway wife, a situation that is compromised by Ricky's discovery of a murdered prostitute in his apartment building. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon

Author: Bert Coules,Daniel Keyes

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232931

Category: English drama

Page: 128

View: 664

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.
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The American Florist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Floriculture

Page: N.A

View: 2315

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Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

A Novel

Author: Margot Berwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307378293

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2413

Lila Nova is a thirty-two year-old advertising copyrighter who lives alone in a plain, white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila’s mantra is simple: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant-seller, her lonely life blossoms into something far more colorful. From the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who must travel beyond the boundaries of sense and comfort to find what she truly wants. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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