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Nathaniel's Nutmeg

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Editor: Sceptre
ISBN: 1444717715
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In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG sheds a remarkable light on history

The Nutmeg's Curse

The Nutmeg's Curse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amitav Ghosh
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226815463
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The Nutmeg's Curse by Amitav Ghosh Summary

In this ambitious successor to The Great Derangement, acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh finds the origins of our contemporary climate crisis in Western colonialism’s violent exploitation of human life and the natural environment. A powerful work of history, essay, testimony, and polemic, Amitav Ghosh’s new book traces our contemporary planetary crisis back to the discovery of the New World and the sea route to the Indian Ocean. The Nutmeg’s Curse argues that the dynamics of climate change today are rooted in a centuries-old geopolitical order constructed by Western colonialism. At the center of Ghosh’s narrative is the now-ubiquitous spice nutmeg. The history of the nutmeg is one of conquest and exploitation—of both human life and the natural environment. In Ghosh’s hands, the story of the nutmeg becomes a parable for our environmental crisis, revealing the ways human history has always been entangled with earthly materials such as spices, tea, sugarcane, opium, and fossil fuels. Our crisis, he shows, is ultimately the result of a mechanistic view of the earth, where nature exists only as a resource for humans to use for our own ends, rather than a force of its own, full of agency and meaning. Writing against the backdrop of the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, Ghosh frames these historical stories in a way that connects our shared colonial histories with the deep inequality we see around us today. By interweaving discussions on everything from the global history of the oil trade to the migrant crisis and the animist spirituality of Indigenous communities around the world, The Nutmeg’s Curse offers a sharp critique of Western society and speaks to the profoundly remarkable ways in which human history is shaped by non-human forces.

Survival of the Fritters

Survival of the Fritters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ginger Bolton
Editor: Kensington Cozies
ISBN: 1496711882
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Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton Summary

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive. If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find her—murdered among a scattering of stale donuts . . . Disturbingly, Georgia’s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her son’s murder, a case Emily’s late detective husband failed to solve before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent man’s life at stake, Emily’s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest for answers. Though someone’s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily can’t trace them back to a killer in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business . . .

The Shrinking Belt

The Shrinking Belt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marsha "Crystal" Moore
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452568413
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The Shrinking Belt by Marsha "Crystal" Moore Summary

Tired of diet foods that taste like cardboard? This book is a no-brainer for losing weight. Buy the items on the list, and watch pounds melt away. No expensive joining fees and no buying expensive prepared meals. The “yummy” way to shrink that belt!

Magical Self-Care for Everyday Life

Magical Self-Care for Everyday Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leah Vanderveldt
Editor: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782499172
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Magical Self-Care for Everyday Life by Leah Vanderveldt Summary

Magic meets self-care in a feel-good guide that’s both practical and mystical, exploring the different ways we can honour our body, mind and spirit to create personal wellness. Join well-being and nutrition expert Leah Vandervelt in a wellness practice that integrates centuries-old traditions and concepts into everyday modern living. With herbal infusions for calming and mood boosting, tarot cards to tune into intuition, moon rituals for setting aligned intentions and breath work for releasing stuck energy, Leah weaves together spirituality, high vibe meals, astrology, meditation, movement and more. Inspiring photographs accompany Leah’s selection of magical tools as she shares her experience with them, including the benefits, and a few simple actions, rituals and recipes to do on your own. Setting up supportive routines is key for feeling good every day. This is wellness for the witchy – people craving a more playful, receptive and healthy approach for tangible transformation. Celebrate the power to make your life more amazing. It’s where the magic’s at!

The Nutmeg's Curse

The Nutmeg's Curse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amitav Ghosh
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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The Nutmeg's Curse by Amitav Ghosh Summary

In this ambitious successor to The Great Derangement, acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh finds the origins of our contemporary climate crisis in Western colonialism’s violent exploitation of human life and the natural environment. A powerful work of history, essay, testimony, and polemic, Amitav Ghosh’s new book traces our contemporary planetary crisis back to the discovery of the New World and the sea route to the Indian Ocean. The Nutmeg’s Curse argues that the dynamics of climate change today are rooted in a centuries-old geopolitical order constructed by Western colonialism. At the center of Ghosh’s narrative is the now-ubiquitous spice nutmeg. The history of the nutmeg is one of conquest and exploitation—of both human life and the natural environment. In Ghosh’s hands, the story of the nutmeg becomes a parable for our environmental crisis, revealing the ways human history has always been entangled with earthly materials such as spices, tea, sugarcane, opium, and fossil fuels. Our crisis, he shows, is ultimately the result of a mechanistic view of the earth, where nature exists only as a resource for humans to use for our own ends, rather than a force of its own, full of agency and meaning. Writing against the backdrop of the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, Ghosh frames these historical stories in a way that connects our shared colonial histories with the deep inequality we see around us today. By interweaving discussions on everything from the global history of the oil trade to the migrant crisis and the animist spirituality of Indigenous communities around the world, The Nutmeg’s Curse offers a sharp critique of Western society and speaks to the profoundly remarkable ways in which human history is shaped by non-human forces.

Dutch-Asiatic Trade 1620 – 1740

Dutch-Asiatic Trade 1620 – 1740 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristof Glamann
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400983611
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Dutch-Asiatic Trade 1620 – 1740 by Kristof Glamann Summary

The present monograph has grown out of a good many years of study of the history of the European trade to the East Indies. The starting-point actually was Danish. Having treated the history of the Danish Asiatic Company during the period 1732-1772 I went abroad in order to familiarize myself with the background to the reorganization of Danish trade about 1732. It was especially the possible connexion with the dissolved Ostend Company and the counter-measures, diplomatic as well as economic, of the Dutch, English, and French companies that interested me. Through these investigations I got acquainted with the various Northwest European company records and soon realized that the Dutch archives offered a rich material, especially as regards quantities and prices. A study on the Dutch Company's trade in Japanese copper, a subject which had previously occupied Scandinavian historians in con nexion with the question of the status of Swedish copper on the European market in the 17th century, amplified my knowledge of the archives in the Hague to such a degree that I dared to tackle the greater object of giving a description of the Company's trade as a whole during its heyday. On various points it proved to be necessary to make comparative in vestigations, especially in the English East India Company's archives in London.

The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care

The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie Gailing
Editor: Wellfleet Press
ISBN: 0760370842
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The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care by Stephanie Gailing Summary

The keys to wellness are written in the stars. In The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care, astrologer Stephanie Gailing shares a modern-day approach to the ancient healing art of medical astrology. Astrology is a stellar language that allows us to understand the nuances of who we are and how to live our life with more insight and awareness. And while we may look to our zodiac signs to help us navigate our relationships, career, finances, and family matters, did you know that astrology can also play quite a pivotal role in helping us optimize our vitality and well-being? From passionate Aries to sensitive Pisces, and all the signs in between, each astrological profile is associated with a unique temperament and different needs when it comes to nurturing body, mind, and spirit. Knowing these can help you personalize your self-care regimen by incorporating natural remedies and wellness practices more aligned with your signs. Divided into twelve chapters, one for each zodiac sign, The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care includes an array of holistic lifestyle approaches that will help you curate an astrologically aligned self-care regimen. For each sign you’ll find dozens of recommendations in categories including: Areas of Health Focus Eating Tips Health-Supporting Foods Wellness Therapies Relaxation Practices Natural Remedies Essential Oils Flower Essences Yoga Poses Sleep Tips In addition you’ll also discover ways to bolster your well-being by connecting to the celestial cycles, featuring topics such as: Stellar Life Stages: You’ll discover a road map—including an array of wellness strategies and journaling questions—to navigate your self-care from your twenties to your eighties based upon astrological invitations that occur at different times in our lives. The Moons: You’ll learn about the twenty-four different New Moons and Full Moons including the opportunities and challenges each one brings. You’ll find affirmations you can do on each lunation as well as self-care rituals to undertake and several questions to use as journaling prompts. Planetary Retrogrades: Get a deeper understanding of the opportunities for awareness that Mercury, Venus and Mars Retrograde yield. You’ll discover strategies to sidestep stress, self-care suggestions, ways to work with your dreams, meditation techniques, flower essences, supportive crystals, and journaling questions. The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care is part of the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series, elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated books that offer comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, flower meanings, and the stories behind signs and symbols. Also available in the series: The Complete Book of Birthdays, The Complete Language of Flowers, and The Complete Book of Dreams.

Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources

Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denys J. Charles
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461443105
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Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources by Denys J. Charles Summary

The scientific world and modern society today is experiencing the dawning of an era of herbal medicine. Extensive research has shown that aromatic plants are important anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti aging and immune boosting delectable foods, with the magic and miracle to boost our immune system providing us with extended and an improved quality of life. Apart from making bland recipes into welcoming or interesting victories, herbs and spices have stirred the minds of the research community to look deeper into its active components from a functional perspective. It is essential to present the scientific and medicinal aspect of herbs and spices together with the analysis of constituents, its medicinal application, toxicology and its physiological effects. Herbs and spices with high levels of antioxidants are in great demand as they tend to promote health and prevent diseases naturally assuring increased safety and reliability for consumers. Herbs and spices are not only known for taste and flavor, but today research has opened up a new realm in which the antioxidant properties of these aromatic plants provide preservation for foods and health benefits for consumers who look forward to concrete scientific research to guide them further and explore herbal medicine. The aim of this book is to create awareness in society about the reliability of medicinal properties of certain herbs and spices through scientific and scholarly research.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Rätsch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776628
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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants by Christian Rätsch Summary

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

We're Not from Here

We're Not from Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geoff Rodkey
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524773069
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We're Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey Summary

Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences. The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

The Great Treehouse War

The Great Treehouse War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Graff
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195930
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The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff Summary

Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff. Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced and decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself. By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join. It’s kids vs. grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, things get pretty complicated! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids turn the tables on their parents, and all the rules are tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy? This story, with a pitch-perfect middle grade voice and a zany yet poignant situation, is perfect for fans of Sharon Creech, Louis Sachar, and Jack Gantos. Praise for Lisa Graff's novels: The Great Treehouse War "It’s kids vs. parents in epic fashion...Graff’s whimsical, original work is a breath of fresh air."—School Library Journal "Combining over-the-top storytelling with down-home wisdom, this [is] fun."—Booklist "[Graff creates] a vibrant patchwork of personalities that gives voice to the power of friendship."—Publishers Weekly "A good-natured satire of helicopter parenting and a celebration of child ingenuity."—Horn Book Lost in the Sun * "Graff writes with stunning insight...consistently demonstrat[ing] why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace."—School Library Journal, starred review "This [novel] speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and...redemption. This book will change you."—Gary Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars "Graff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy....And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning."—Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder Absolutely Almost * "A perfect book to share with struggling readers."—Booklist, starred review * "Achingly superb."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Graff’s...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "The patrons of my school library have been asking, 'Do you have any books like Wonder by R.J. Palacio?' and now I have the perfect offering."—BookPage A Tangle of Knots “A beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories.”—Entertainment Weekly, A- * “Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, [this] should satisfy readers for years to come.”—Booklist, starred review

The Science of Cooking

The Science of Cooking Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph J. Provost,Keri L. Colabroy,Brenda S. Kelly,Mark A. Wallert
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111921033X
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The Science of Cooking by Joseph J. Provost,Keri L. Colabroy,Brenda S. Kelly,Mark A. Wallert Summary

Written as a textbook with an online laboratory manual for students and adopting faculties, this work is intended for non-science majors / liberal studies science courses and will cover a range of scientific principles of food, cooking and the science of taste and smell. Chapters include: The Science of Food and Nutrition of Macromolecules; Science of Taste and Smell; Milk, Cream, and Ice Cream, Metabolism and Fermentation; Cheese, Yogurt, and Sour Cream; Browning; Fruits and Vegetables; Meat, Fish, and Eggs; Dough, Cakes, and Pastry; Chilies, Herbs, and Spices; Beer and Wine; and Chocolate, Candy and Other Treats. Each chapters begins with biological, chemical, and /or physical principles underlying food topics, and a discussion of what is happening at the molecular level. This unique approach is unique should be attractive to chemistry, biology or biochemistry departments looking for a new way to bring students into their classroom. There are no pre-requisites for the course and the work is appropriate for all college levels and majors.

Framed!

Framed! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ponti
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481436325
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Framed! by James Ponti Summary

Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series. So you’re only halfway through your homework and the Director of the FBI keeps texting you for help…What do you do? Save your grade? Or save the country? If you’re Florian Bates, you figure out a way to do both. Florian is twelve years old and has just moved to Washington. He’s learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things. It’s a technique he invented to solve life’s little mysteries such as: where to sit on the on the first day of school, or which Chinese restaurant has the best eggrolls. But when he teaches it to his new friend Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn’t little. In fact, it’s HUGE, and it involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL. Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case? Kirkus Reviews praised the “solid, realistic friendship bolstered by snappy dialogue,” and School Library Journal said “mystery buffs and fans of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series are in for a treat.”

Chia Ann Siang and Family: The Tides of Fortune

Chia Ann Siang and Family: The Tides of Fortune Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Kow,Ruth Chia,Soh Tiang Keng
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814868698
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Chia Ann Siang and Family: The Tides of Fortune by Linda Kow,Ruth Chia,Soh Tiang Keng Summary

Chia Ann Siang was once one of Singapore’s wealthiest landowners and merchants. His name lives on today in Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown, but little else is known about him, particularly his private life. This illuminating new book paints the most detailed portrait to date of his life and times in colonial Singapore and traces the changing fortunes of the Chia clan through the years. Born in Malacca in 1834, Chia joined Boustead and Co., an English trading company in Singapore, as a storekeeper at the age of 16. In just six years, he was made Chief Storekeeper, and was able to buy himself a house at 58 Telok Ayer Street (and another one on Amoy Street for good measure). An astute property in­vestor, Chia continued to acquire much real estate in the course of his life; by 1919, he owned more than 70 houses in Chinatown. In 1873, he purchased a large piece of land from John Gemmill, which soon became known officially as Ann Siang Hill. Chia Ann Siang died in 1892, leaving a fortune that supported two generations and educated a third. This book looks at the disparate fortunes of his descendants, including a son he disinherited for marrying against his wishes, and a daughter whose marriage brought two wealthy families together. Far more than a biography, this book tells the fascinating story of more than seven generations of Straits Chinese, from Chia’s grandfather’s emigration from Fujian to Malacca in 1774, right up to the present day.

Connecticut Curiosities

Connecticut Curiosities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Campbell,Ray Bendici,Bill Heald
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762774924
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Connecticut Curiosities by Susan Campbell,Ray Bendici,Bill Heald Summary

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Nutmeg State has to offer!

My Kitchen Table: 100 Great Low-Fat Recipes

My Kitchen Table: 100 Great Low-Fat Recipes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosemary Conley
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446459608
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My Kitchen Table: 100 Great Low-Fat Recipes by Rosemary Conley Summary

Rosemary Conley is the UK's best-loved diet and fitness expert, who has improved the way we eat and exercise for over 30 years. This book celebrates 100 of her favourite recipes, from light bites to hearty meals and express dinners to slow weekend roasts. With a nutritional breakdown accompanying each recipe, this collection of delicious dishes proves that a low-fat diet can be tasty too!

Asia and Oceania

Asia and Oceania Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trudy Ring,Noelle Watson,Paul Schellinger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136639799
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Asia and Oceania by Trudy Ring,Noelle Watson,Paul Schellinger Summary

From the Taj Mahal to the Parthenon, from Gettysburg to Heidelberg, from Beacon Hill to Tower Hill, from the Great Wall to Hadrian's Wall, from Jerusalem to Kyoto, the International Dictionary of Historic Places presents some 1,000 comprehensive and fully illustrated histories of the most famous sites in the world. Entries include: location, description, and site office details; and a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay that provides a full history of the site and the condition of the site today. An annotated Further Reading list of books and articles about the site completes each entry.

Lemon

Lemon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kwon Yeo-Son
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 163542089X
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Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Son Summary

NAMED A MOST-ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY MS. MAGAZINE AND CRIMEREADS Parasite meets The Good Son in this piercing psychological portrait of three women haunted by a brutal, unsolved crime. In the summer of 2002, when Korea is abuzz over hosting the FIFA World Cup, eighteen-year-old Kim Hae-on is killed in what becomes known as the High School Beauty Murder. Two suspects quickly emerge: rich kid Shin Jeongjun, whose car Hae-on was last seen in, and delivery boy Han Manu, who witnessed her there just a few hours before her death. But when Jeongjun’s alibi checks out, and no evidence can be pinned on Manu, the case goes cold. Seventeen years pass without any resolution for those close to Hae-on, and the grief and uncertainty take a cruel toll on her younger sister, Da-on, in particular. Unable to move on with her life, Da-on tries in her own twisted way to recover some of what she’s lost, ultimately setting out to find the truth of what happened. Shifting between the perspectives of Da-on and two of Hae-on’s classmates struck in different ways by her otherworldly beauty, Lemon ostensibly takes the shape of a crime novel. But identifying the perpetrator is not the main objective here: Kwon Yeo-sun uses this well-worn form to craft a searing, timely exploration of privilege, jealousy, trauma, and how we live with the wrongs we have endured and inflicted in turn.

The Nutmeg Tree

The Nutmeg Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margery Sharp
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034325
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The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp Summary

In 1930s France, a free-spirited mother undertakes to derail her very proper daughter’s engagement Julia Packett has barely laid eyes on her daughter, Susan, since leaving her with her well-heeled in-laws following the loss of her husband in World War I. Now thirty-seven, Julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life. But when Susan asks her to come to France for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry, she sets sail with the noblest intentions of acting the paragon of motherhood. At her mother-in-law’s vacation villa in Haute Savoie, however, Julia sees that her priggish but lovely daughter is completely mismatched with a man much more suited to herself: a charming, clever playboy. The arrival of Susan’s legal guardian, the distinguished Sir William Waring, further complicates the situation. Soon Julia’s efforts to pass herself off as a lady and secure her daughter’s happiness spin out of control, leading to romantic entanglements and madcap adventures that will challenge preconceived notions about the ultimate compatibility of any two people who fall in love.