By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualize in order to achieve your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job, or whatever area it is you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success.
The book also considers the role played by Britain itself in determining the shape and preoccupations of these writers' fiction. Britain is a land with a long history in which contemporary life is constantly juxtaposed with evidence of the past in the form of ancient buildings, historic sites, and archeological remains. By placing the work of Cooper, Garner, Jones, and Lively in the context of British culture and of their own time, Butler provides a key to their fascination with history, mythology, and magic, and to the ways in which that fascination has found expression in their fiction. Students of children's literature and of fantasy literature as well as readers who are interested in the lives of these four subject authors will find this an insightful read.
Sweetholm is a small island sheltering in the Bristol channel, best known for its colonies of seabirds and seals and the picturesque ruins of St Brigan's Priory. When Geoff and Hilary Robinson are offered the opportunity to caretake a house there for the summer, they see it as a perfect opportunity to work at patching up their marriage.
Their teenage daughter Tansy also welcomes it as a chance to put behind her her unnerving and unsuccessful experiments in magic in Bristol. But troubles cannot be so easily outrun and Sweetholm is not the idyllic retreat is apears to be. It is one of the 'frayed places of the world' where the line between ordinary life and ancient magic has become wafer thin.
And key to these events is Calypso herself – a strange child whose round lidless eyes and webbed feet hint at her ancestry. Her prophetic dreams have power – but will anybody dare to understand the truth?
Whatever spell had been put on her was growing stronger. And suddenly, rather than fear, she felt a rush of burning anger. How dare anyone do this to her! How dare anyone steal her life!
Something is haunting Mardy Watt. It's been in her room, it's fooling her friends and it's upsetting her home life. And the trouble is, nobody realises what is happening except Mardy herself.
Exactly why the Fetch is picking on her, Mardy doesn't know – but she does know that she has to find out, before it takes over and replaces her completely.
When Ossian reluctantly returns to Lychfont House – a country house with pretensions to match – with his artist father, he finds things bizarrely familiar and yet oddly different. Reacquainting himself with the Frazer family, he finds himself questioning the accuracy of certain childhood memories and wondering why the place seems to hold such power over him. One thing he IS sure of, however: the ghosts are still haunting him.
While Ossian puzzles over his existence, an ancient goddess searches for her lost love. She must call in the Scryer to track him down wherever he may be, for the wedding must go ahead. After all, she and Ossian were made for each other...
A timeslip ghost story that will chill readers to the bone.
Now in its fifth printing, this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in a clear, straightforward style. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. Charles MacPherson offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.
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In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life.
In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Darwin’s life and works
* New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast)
* ALL of Darwin’s published books, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the books
* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original drawings and diagrams
* Multiple editions for the same books, including three editions for the groundbreaking ‘On the Origin of Species’: first, second and definitive sixth edition
* Includes Darwin’s letters and autobiographies - spend hours exploring the scientist’s personal correspondence
* Special criticism section, with 11 essays evaluating Darwin’s contribution to science
* Features Bettany’s seminal biography - discover Darwin’s life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres
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INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE’
THE JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES
THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS
GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE VOLCANIC ISLANDS VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE
GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON SOUTH AMERICA
A MONOGRAPH OF THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA
A MONOGRAPH OF THE FOSSIL LEPADIDAE
ON THE TENDENCY OF SPECIES TO FORM VARIETIES; AND ON THE PERPETUATION OF VARIETIES AND SPECIES BY NATURAL MEANS OF SELECTION
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION
ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS
ON THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS
THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION
THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX
THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS
THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM
THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES
THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS
THE FORMATION OF VEGETABLE MOULD, THROUGH THE ACTION OF WORMS
THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
Pamphlets, Essays and Other Short Pieces
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BREEDING OF ANIMALS
GEOLOGY: A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY
RECOLLECTIONS OF PROFESSOR HENSLOW, IN JENYNS, MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN STEVENS HENSLOW
QUERIES ABOUT EXPRESSION
REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE PRACTICE OF SUBJECTING LIVE ANIMALS TO EXPERIMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AN INFANT MIND
IN WEISMANN, STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT
ESSAY ON INSTINCT
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN
MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN
DARWIN: HIS LIFE TOLD IN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CHAPTER
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN
ON THE RECEPTION OF THE ‘ORIGIN OF SPECIES’ by Thomas Henry Huxley
DARWIN ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Samuel Butler
DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES by Samuel Butler
AN ESTIMATE OF DARWIN by Asa Gray
DARWINISM IN THE THEORY OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION by Franklin H. Giddings
GLIMPSES AT DARWIN’S WORKING LIFE by William H. Larrabee
THE DARWIN CELEBRATION AT CAMBRIDGE by T. D. A. Cockerell
SPENCER AND DARWIN by Grant Allen
THE WORLD OF LIFE AS VISUALIZED AND INTERPRETED BY DARWINISM by Alfred Russel Wallace
CANON WILBERFORCE ON DARWIN
OBITUARY NOTICE OF CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN by John Hutton Balfour
LIFE OF CHARLES DARWIN by G. T. Bettany
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Sumner, a noted abolitionist and gifted speaker, was seated at his Senate desk on May 22, 1856, when Democratic Congressman Preston S. Brooks approached, pulled out a gutta-percha walking stick, and struck him on the head. Brooks continued to beat the stunned Sumner, forcing him to the ground and repeatedly striking him even as the cane shattered. He then pursued the bloodied, staggering Republican senator up the Senate aisle until Sumner collapsed at the feet of Congressman Edwin B. Morgan. Colleagues of the two intervened only after Brooks appeared intent on beating the unconscious Sumner severely—and, perhaps, to death.
Sumner's crime? Speaking passionately about the evils of slavery, which dishonored both the South and Brooks’s relative, Senator Andrew P. Butler. Celebrated in the South for the act, Brooks was fined only three hundred dollars, dying a year later of a throat infection. Sumner recovered and served out a distinguished Senate career until his death in 1873.
Hoffer's narrative recounts the caning and its aftermath, explores the depths of the differences between free and slave states in 1856, and explains the workings of the Southern honor culture as opposed to Yankee idealism. Hoffer helps us understand why Brooks would take such great offense at a political speech and why he chose a cane—instead of dueling with pistols or swords—to meet his obligation under the South’s prevailing code of honor. He discusses why the courts meted out a comparatively light sentence. He addresses the importance of the event in the national crisis and shows why such actions are not quite as alien to today’s politics as they might at first seem.
On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of his life. Miraculously, more than 40 operations and months later, Matt was able to start his recovery. In spite of the severity of his injuries, Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process. He would no longer be able to compete at the highest level. In the 18 months before the accident, he had competed in more than 20 events including several triathlons and marathons and had qualified for running's most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. After the accident, his doctor told him he'd be lucky if he could even walk without a cane.
The Long Run is an emotional and incredibly honest story about Matt's determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. The book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon--a gimpy seven-and-a-half hour journey through the five boroughs. "Running saved my life," Matt says, and his embrace of the running community and insistence on competing in the marathon has inspired many, turning him into a symbol of hope and recovery for untold numbers of others.