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Wild Seed

Wild Seed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453263632
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As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past—and mankind’s destiny is changed forever. For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. He survives through the centuries by stealing the bodies of others, a technique he has so thoroughly mastered that nothing on Earth can kill him. But when a gang of New World slavers destroys his village, ruining his grand experiment, Doro is forced to go west and begin anew. He meets Anyanwu, a centuries-old woman whose means of immortality are as kind as his are cruel. She is a shapeshifter, capable of healing with a kiss, and she recognizes Doro as a tyrant. Though many humans have tried to kill them, these two demi-gods have never before met a rival. Now they begin a struggle that will last centuries and permanently alter the nature of humanity. Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia E. Butler’s sweeping cross-century epic places her “among the best of contemporary SF writers” (Houston Chronicle). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Wild Seed

The Wild Seed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144648694X
Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
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Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, this is the sensational final instalment of the Cordwainers series from bestselling author Iris Gower. READERS ARE LOVING THE CORDWAINERS! "I have really enjoyed reading this whole series...I would recommend the reading of any of the books by this author." - 5 STARS "Loved these books [-] definitely recommend this series: once you start you will want to read them all" - 5 STARS "You finish one book and you just have to start the next one." - 5 STARS "The best book I've read in a long time..."-Reader review "A great read - hard to put down" - 5 STARS ****************************************** LOVE, REVENGE, PASSIONS RUNNING HIGH... Catherine O'Conner has a wild streak in her- and she has flouted convention to become the mistress of the man she loves, Boyo Hopkins, thereby making a dangerous enemy of the woman he has married. Bethan Hopkins is an older woman, a woman of breeding whose wealth and power make her a merciless adversary. Bent on vengeful destruction she begins to take apart Honey's Farm, Catherine's birthplace, selling it off in small parcels of land so that it can never be reclaimed. Failing to destroy her husband's love for Catherine, Bethan becomes more and more embittered. She retreats into a world inhabited by the ghosts of her forebears and becomes like a spider, putting out her deadly trap in order to ensnare the woman she hates. The Wild Seed is the final novel in Iris Gower's Cordwainers series. Have you read The Shoemaker's Daughter, The Oyster Catchers, Honey's Farm, Arian and Sea Mistress, the previous titles?

The Wild Seed

The Wild Seed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440545049
Author: Hallam Whitney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The men couldn’t stay away from Rosamae. At sixteen she was already a woman, brimming over with unfulfilled desires, eager to answer the call of love. But Cal Aiken was the only man who could stir her—and he was married. No good would come of it, Rosamae’s father knew, and he married her off to wealthy Judge Stark’s son. Perhaps everything would have gone all right if the judge’s son hadn’t been so moody and strange...and Cal Aiken hadn’t been so violently ruthless.

Patternmaster

Patternmaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453263659
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler Book Resume:

A tyrant’s heirs battle to control the minds of every human on Earth in this thrilling finale of the Nebula Award–winning author’s epic Patternist saga. A psychic net hangs across the world, and only the Patternists can control it. They use their telepathic powers to enslave lesser life forms, to do battle with the diseased, half-human creatures who rage outside their walls, and, sometimes, to fight amongst themselves. Ruling them all is the Patternmaster, a man of such psychic strength that he can influence the thoughts of all those around him. But he cannot stop death, and when he is gone, chaos will reign. The Patternmaster has hundreds of children, but only one of them—Coransee—has ambition to match his father’s. To seize the throne he will have to coopt or kill every one of his siblings, and he will not shy from the task. But when one brother takes refuge among the savages, a battle ensues that will change the destiny of every being on the planet. Octavia E. Butler’s first published novel, Patternmaster launched the legendary career of a visionary, award-winning writer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Mind of My Mind

Mind of My Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453263640
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler Book Resume:

From “one of science fiction’s finest writers”: A young woman with tremendous psychic power battles to set a new course for mankind (The New York Times). The baby’s name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Mary—whom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California town—is the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesn’t handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last. As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her father’s plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307476863
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
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"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Clay's Ark

Clay's Ark [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453263608
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
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In a “haunting, apocalyptic, compelling” near future, one man and his daughters must stop an alien virus from becoming a deadly global epidemic (Essence). Blake Maslin and his two daughters are driving to Flagstaff when bandits swarm their car. At gunpoint, the marauders kidnap one of Blake’s children, promising to keep her safe in return for medical care. Warily, the doctor goes with them, not realizing that he has just taken the first step down a terrifying path that will consume his life. The gunmen take him deep into the desert, to a colony of people infected with a gruesome alien disease. It causes weakness, sallow skin, and birth defects so horrible that the children who suffer them cannot rightly be called human. The victims have quarantined themselves in the desert lest their illness spread and doom mankind. But as their willingness to accept isolation falters, Blake becomes the last hope for the survival of an uncontaminated Earth. Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking and award-winning science fiction and dystopian novels have inspired generations of readers all over the world. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Insurrections

Insurrections [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813168201
Author: Rion Amilcar Scott
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor -- and the Cookie Monster -- for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel. A man seeking to save his estranged, drug-addicted brother from the city's underbelly confronts his own mortality. A chess match between a girl and her father turns into a master class about life, self-realization, and pride: "Now hold on little girl.... Chess is like real life. The white pieces go first so they got an advantage over the black pieces." These are just a few glimpses into the world of the residents of the fictional town of Cross River, Maryland, a largely black settlement founded in 1807 after the only successful slave revolt in the United States. Raw, edgy, and unrelenting yet infused with forgiveness, redemption, and humor, the stories in this collection explore characters suffering the quiet tragedies of everyday life and fighting for survival. In Insurrections, Rion Amilcar Scott's lyrical prose authentically portrays individuals growing up and growing old in an African American community. Writing with a delivery and dialect that are intense and unapologetically current, Scott presents characters who dare to make their own choices -- choices of kindness or cruelty -- in the depths of darkness and hopelessness. Although Cross River's residents may be halted or deterred in their search for fulfillment, their spirits remain resilient -- always evolving and constantly moving.

Ventus

Ventus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466800070
Author: Karl Schroeder
Publisher: Tor Books
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Ventus is a large-scale Hard SF adventure novel in the tradition of Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, and Arthur C. Clarke. Karl Schroeder, a physicist and writer, is a winner of Canada's Aurora Award. His first novel was called the best first fantasy of the year by Science Fiction Chronicle, and now his first SF novel launches a major career in SF. Young Jordan Mason, on the terraformed planet Ventus, has visions. Kidnapped by Calandria May--a human from offworld sent to investigate the AIs (the Winds) of Ventus--Jordan is desperate to find the meaning of his visions, desperate enough to risk calling down the Winds that destroy technology to protect the created environment, who descend and wreak havoc. As a result Jordan escapes from Calandria and sets out to discover his destiny on his own. Calandria and others, both human and AI, search for Jordan, who holds the key to catastrophe or salvation. Ventus is an epic journey across a fascinating planet with a big mystery--why have the Winds fallen silent? It is one of the major, ambitious SF novels of the year and the international launch of an important new hard SF writer. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

And Then the Seed Grew

And Then the Seed Grew [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1525303937
Author: Marianne Dubuc
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
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And Then the Seed Grew by Marianne Dubuc Book Resume:

A story of growth and change (and tomatoes!). In an ordinary garden full of flowers and plants, some creatures have made their homes above the ground, while others live below it. Everybody lives happily. Until one day, a new seed arrives, which sprouts into a plant. And as the plant grows (and grows, and grows), its stalk and leaves get in the way of those who live aboveground, while its roots disrupt those who live below. It is a huge problem. So, the garden’s residents decide that it must be chopped down. Unless … wait! What’s that growing on the plant? A multilayered (and multilevel!) tale that’s worth digging into!

From Seed to Strawberry

From Seed to Strawberry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512424838
Author: Mari Schuh
Publisher: Lerner Publications ™
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From Seed to Strawberry by Mari Schuh Book Resume:

How does a tiny seed grow into a sweet, juicy strawberry? Follow each step in the cycle—from planting seeds to eating yummy strawberries—in this fascinating book! Start to Finish titles help readers examine how things are made and teach sequential thinking skills and vocabulary.

Seed Man

Seed Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 153412294X
Author: Aiko Ikegami
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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Seed Man by Aiko Ikegami Book Resume:

When a mysterious stranger carrying a bag of seeds comes to town, magical things start to happen. After Seed Man plants the seeds, a wonderful tree grows, bearing special "fruit" such as toys, musical instruments, and even a puppy! With assistance from some helpful fairies, Seed Man's gifts are delivered all over town. Each gift perfectly suited to its recipient. And even if someone didn't know they needed a special gift, Seed Man and the fairies knew. But not all the gifts are welcome at first, especially to someone whose heart has been broken.

Seed Power

Seed Power [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1634401638
Author: Anna Prokos
Publisher: Red Chair Press
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Seed Power by Anna Prokos Book Resume:

Have you ever swallowed a seed? If you've eaten a strawberry or a tomato, the answer is, yes! But why didn't a new plant grow inside your stomach? In this book, readers discover what a seed needs to grow into a fruit-bearing plant.

Dawn

Dawn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453263675
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Dawn by Octavia E. Butler Book Resume:

An alien race calls on one woman to revive mankind after Earth’s apocalypse in this science fiction classic from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. Featuring strong and compelling characters and exploring complex themes of gender and species, Octavia E. Butler presents a powerful, postapocalyptic interplanetary epic, as well as a ray of hope for humanity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Seed, Soil, Sun

Seed, Soil, Sun [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1629792209
Author: Cris Peterson
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
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Seed, Soil, Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Once again, noted author Cris Peterson brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, celebrating the cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal. Using the corn plant as an example, she takes the reader through the story of germination and growth of a tiny corn seed into a giant plant reaching high into the air, with roots extending over six feet into the ground. This American Farm Bureau Foundation's Agriculture Book of the Year also discusses the make-up of soil and the amazing creatures who live there—from microscopic one-celled bacteria to moles, amoebas, and earthworms. David Lundquist's stunning photographs bring an immediacy and vibrancy to the seemingly miraculous process.

From Seed to Sunflower

From Seed to Sunflower [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512424862
Author: Mari Schuh
Publisher: Lerner Publications ™
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From Seed to Sunflower by Mari Schuh Book Resume:

How does a small, black seed turn into a huge, yellow sunflower? Follow each step in the cycle—from seed to sunflower and back to seeds—in this intriguing book! Start to Finish titles help readers examine how things are made and teach sequential thinking skills and vocabulary.

From Seed to Cattail

From Seed to Cattail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512473774
Author: Lisa Owings
Publisher: Lerner Publications ™
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From Seed to Cattail by Lisa Owings Book Resume:

How does a small, narrow seed become a sturdy cattail? Follow each step in nature's cycle—from cottony seeds to corn-dog-shaped cattails—in this fascinating book!

From Seed to Plant

From Seed to Plant [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1430130040
Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
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From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons Book Resume:

"Gail Gibbons is known for her ability to bring the nonfiction world into focus for young students. Through pictures, captions, and text, this book provides a window into the world of growing things...Erin Mallon complements Gibbons’s text with a clear, clipped, and purposeful narration." -AudioFile Magazine

Eating on the Wild Side

Eating on the Wild Side [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316227951
Author: Jo Robinson
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson Book Resume:

Winner of the 2014 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of "Food Matters." The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations. EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.

Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration

Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443861855
Author: Kathrin Kiehl,Anita Kirmer,Nancy Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration by Kathrin Kiehl,Anita Kirmer,Nancy Shaw Book Resume:

World-wide, the degradation and destruction of both natural and traditionally used semi-natural ecosystems is drastically increasing. Unfortunately, commercial seed mixtures, consisting of non-native species and genetically uniform cultivars, are widely used in grassland restoration, often with negative effects on biodiversity. Therefore, native species should be used in the ecological restoration of natural and semi-natural vegetation. This book compiles results from recent studies presented at a Special Session “Native seed production and use in restoration projects”, which was organised during the 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. The authors review the ecological and genetic aspects of seed propagation and species introduction both from a European and an American perspective, and discuss implications for the development of seed zones and for native seed production. Examples from different countries focus on native seed production in practice, and suggest different approaches for the certification of seed provenance. Best practice examples from Europe and the United States are used to indicate the advantages of using native seeds for ecological restoration of grasslands, field margins and sagebrush steppe. Finally, this volume also provides guidelines for the successful implementation of restoration projects for local authorities, landscape planners and NGOs in order to bridge gaps between research and practice.