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Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists And The Animals They Are Committed To Saving

With one-third of known species being threatened with extinction, wildlife conservationists are some of the most important heroes on the planet, and Wildlife Heroes profiles the work of 40 of the leading conservationists and the animals and causes they are committed to saving, such as Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari ...

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The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, The Brontës, And The Importance Of Handbags

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Daphne Merkin brings her signature combination of wit, candor, and penetrating intelligence to subjects that touch on every aspect of contemporary culture, from the high calling of the literary life to the poignant underside of celebrity and our collective fixation on fame. Merkin's elegant, widely admired profiles go beneath the glossy facades to consider their vulnerabilities and demons, as...

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Shoes: Warum Frauen Nicht Ohne Sie Leben Können

Neben der Handtasche sind es die Schuhe, die das Herz der Frau höher schlagen lassen. Was macht die Faszination aus? Wie wird aus Sammelleidenschaft im Handumdrehen Obsession? Keinem Accessoire oder Kleidungsstück ist Frau mehr ausgeliefert als dem Schuh, physisch und psychisch. Die Lifestyle-Journalistin Nadine Sieger geht der Frage nach, wie High Heels zu Superstars der Schuhwelt wurden.

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The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile And Surface Designs

A strikingly beautiful sourcebook of inspiration from the founder of one of the most influential textile and fabric design websites Textile design has been liberated and democratized by digital media. With new technology allowing for more precise manipulation and larger variation of materials and patterns, textile designers have found new ways to create ambitiously, experiment, and be inspired. At the same time, the rise of digital p...

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How To Draw Fantasy Art And Rpg Maps: Step By Step Cartography For Gamers And Fans

The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domai...

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The British Growth Crisis: The Search For A New Model

Britain remains mired in the most severe and prolonged economic crisis that it has faced since the 1930s. The financial crash of 2007 brought British growth to a sharp halt, while the subsequent double-dip recession has eaten away at living standards and dampened future prospects. In such a context the question of growth has acquired a renewed urgency, taking centre stage within British politics. Britain's old growth model, based on ...

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The Postcolonial Studies Dictionary

The Postcolonial Studies Dictionary provides students with an essential resource for navigating the field of postcolonial theory. Each of the more than 150 entries includes the origins, where traceable, of a key term or concept; a detailed explanation of its perceived meaning and theoretical usage; and examples of literary and cultural texts where the term appears. Written by a respected scholar of postcolonialism, the Dictionary fea...

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Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity

I love the humor and easy writing style of the authors. After reading Run Like a Mother, I was so excited for this book. It didn't disappoint! In addition to lots of advice and anecdotes, this book offers 2 training plans for each distance (5k, 10k, 13.1 and 26.2) - beginner and advanced. I'm currently in Week 9 of the Marathon: Finish It plan (20-week), and, with plenty of other things going on in my life, have really appreciated th...