"SandCastle level: beginning"--Title page verso.
Assembled by award-winning community college teacher and distinguished world historian Kevin Reilly, the documents in the best-selling "Worlds of History" bring history alive for students.
Students read voices from the distant and more recent past that address topics and issues -- like patriarchy, love and marriage, and imperialism -- of enduring interest and relevance. Ranging widely across regions and cultures, each chapter takes up a major theme and asks students to examine it in the context of two or more cultures, encouraging them to make cross-cultural connections and comparisons.
The flexible comparative and thematic framework easily accommodates the variety of approaches instructors bring to teaching world history while supporting the general goal of cultivating critical thinking skills.
It is commonly held that Montgomery's 1942 victory at El Alamein was the turning point in Britain's fortunes during the Second World War - that it was 'the end of the beginning' (Churchill). However, Robert Lyman reveals here how in the summer of 1941, beleaguered British forces put together a series of largely forgotten victories in Iraq, Syria and Iran that secured crucial supplies of oil and curbed dangerous German expansion in the region.
It's an exciting story of victories achieved against the odds - fraught negotiations between London, Cairo and New Delhi, hastily assembled troops and campaigns fought and won in harsh desert conditions. The siege of the RAF base at Lake Habbaniya in Iraq is a brilliant example of this, and forms one of the most exciting passages in the book. 1941 could have been the year in which Britain lost the war - Lyman reveals here how close we came.
Tai Chi PENG Root Power Rising describes the theory and practice of the most characteristic internal energy of the universally popular Chinese Tai Chi Chuan martial art. A full set of practical exercises is presented and illustrated, and the original Chinese source texts that define PENG energy are accompanied by new translations and analysis.
We all love to grow beautiful plants and flowers in our yards.
When spring comes, it is only natural to want to get out there and get our hands dirty. Well, the one thing that we don’t want to do is spend a lot of money on planting materials and chemicals that we don’t want in our food and flowers anyway. So what are we to do? . Well, this is where composting comes in. When we start building our own compost, we are building our own natural fertilizer and growing materials. Sine we are creating these compost piles ourselves we know what is going to them and what is not. . In this book, we will walk you through the misconception many people have about composts and why you should start one. We will talk to you about what items you need to have in your compost piles in order to achieve the greatest benefits and what items you never want to add. And finally we will walk you through the process you need to follow in order to start your compost pile, maintain your compost and how to effectively use it to grow the healthiest gardens and plants that you can. . Don’t Delay, Download This Book Today!
Silvery tones of a scented garden designed for moonlight can add new dimensions to summer evenings on your patio. And careful choices of herbs can yield shades of burnished bronzes and mauves in the garden throughout the rigors of winter. These are just two samples of the information contained in more than fifty plans for novice and professional gardener alike. Herbs are already well known for their abilities to flavor, scent, dye, and medicate; in addition, when properly integrated with their surroundings they can greatly enhance the landscape. The plans offered here represent a wide range of possibilities--historic and private, large and small, modest and elaborate--that are easily adapted to one's needs. Designs created by landscape architects and members of the Herb Society of America were redrafted especially for this book. Each plan offers dimensions, structural details for paths, walls, hedges, and decorating elements in addition to full commentary and a plant list. A selection of the Garden Book Club and the Architects and Planners Book Club.