Gone to Pot


Author: Jennifer Craig
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1772600350
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group – The Company of Crones – with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the enigmatic young woman who introduces her to the grower’s world, and Marcus, the socially awkward “gardener” who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess’ adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles. The delightful outcome of an almost legitimate business leaves Jess and her associates flushed with success.

Gone to Pot


Author: Karl Manke
Publisher: Alexander Books
ISBN: 9781570902840
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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s this story for you? This story is a daring view into the underbelly of the sixties and seventies. For all of you who survived these tumultuous times, this account will serve as a recollection. This story is also for all of you who weren't there and may wonder if you could have survived. In either case, this story is a revealing adventure. The characters in this story come alive in telling ways-their altruistic ideals, their efforts, their misguided expectations, their successes and failures are distinctive in crazy ways and hit a nerve in all of us. To say this period of American culture is anything less than pivotal is an understatement. The effects this era's fallout has had on values, morality, and politics have become no less than worldwide.

How Mendocino County Went to Pot

Memories of Life in Mendocino Redwood Country in the Last Half of the 1900S
Author: Dennis Tavares
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426989223
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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The story is a lively and anecdotal factual account and a cautionary tale of the local and national events that shaped the destiny of late 1900's forest product and fishing industries in Mendocino County and the world we live in. Thus it is a must read for anyone who longs for development of sustainable communities, who would avoid the mistakes of the past, and who would be a partner in the ultimate triumph of conservation.

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension

Social Studies
Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420680242
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Ein Papagei in Brooklyn

Roman
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641190304
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.

Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances


Author: Scott F. Stoltenberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493906534
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
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Human beings have been using intoxicating substances for millennia. But while most people have used psychoactive substances without becoming dependent on them, a significant minority develop substance use disorders. The question remains: why does addiction occur in some and not others? The 61st installment of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances probes the complex role of genetics in substance use and abuse across diverse methodologies, research organisms, levels of analysis and disciplines. Its combined lifespan/motivation approach to individual differences sheds necessary light on genetic vs. environmental factors in vulnerability, addiction risk, the relationship between behavioral disinhibition and substance use and the motivation to quit. While alcohol use/abuse is the focus of much of the book, its chapters provide scientific and clinical insights into substance abuse in general as well as implications for treatment. And an intriguing conclusion discusses the need to bridge the gap between genetics and neuroscience and the best scientific conditions in which this integration may thrive. Included in the coverage: • Rodent models of genetic contributions to the motivation to use alcohol. • The adolescent origins of substance abuse disorders • The developmental matrix of addictive behavior • The genetics of cannabis involvement • The DNA methylation signature of smoking • Genomics of impulsivity: integrating genetics and neuroscience. Reflecting the current state of knowledge in a field with groundbreaking potential, Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances is a fascinating resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, geneticists, neuroscientists, social workers, policymakers and researchers in addiction.

To be Indian

The Life of Iroquois-Seneca Arthur Caswell Parker
Author: Joy Porter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133171
Category: Social Science
Page: 309
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Born on the Seneca Indian Reservation in New York State, Arthur Caswell Parker (1881-1955) was a prominent intellectual leader both within and outside tribal circles. Of mixed Iroquois, Seneca, and Anglican descent, Parker was also a controversial figure-recognized as an advocate for Indians but criticized for his assimilationist stance. In this exhaustively researched biography-the first book-length examination of Parker’s life and career-Joy Porter explores complex issues of Indian identity that are as relevant today as in Parker’s time. From childhood on, Parker learned from his well-connected family how to straddle both Indian and white worlds. His great-uncle, Ely S. Parker, was Commissioner of Indian Affairs under Ulysses S. Grant--the first American Indian to hold the position. Influenced by family role models and a strong formal education, Parker, who became director of the Rochester Museum, was best known for his work as a "museologist" (a word he coined). Porter shows that although Parker achieved success within the dominant Euro-American culture, he was never entirely at ease with his role as assimilated Indian and voiced frustration at having "to play Indian to be Indian." In expressing this frustration, Parker articulated a challenging predicament for twentieth-century Indians: the need to negotiate imposed stereotypes, to find ways to transcend those stereotypes, and to assert an identity rooted in the present rather than in the past.

English Etymology

Or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language
Author: George William Lemon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 693
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Talk About America

1951–1968
Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497697697
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 268
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“There is never going to be anyone else like Cooke, a chronicler of amazing times.” —The Daily Telegraph As the voice of the BBC’s Letter from America for close to six decades, Alistair Cooke addressed several millions of listeners on five continents. They tuned in every Friday evening or Sunday morning to listen to his erudite and entertaining reports on life in the United States. According to Lord Hill of Luton, chairman of the BBC, Cooke had “a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms.” This second collection of Cooke’s personally selected letters covers tumultuous events in American history such as the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. His analysis of the origins of the conflict in Vietnam is clear eyed and compelling, and in three thoughtful and incisive essays—on Brown v. Board of Education, the struggle to integrate the Deep South, and the riots in Watts—Cooke identifies the changing racial attitudes that defined the era. He reflects on the rise of drug use among college students and offers a paean to the beauty of Golden Gate Park. With characteristically incisive portraits of political and cultural figures such as John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Frost, H. L. Mencken, Charles Lindbergh, and John Glenn, Talk About America: 1951–1968 is rich with humor, compassion, and commitment. In this superb overview of an astonishing era in America’s twentieth century, Alistair Cooke is at the top of his game.

How not to run a Hotel


Author: Harry Pope
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849899509
Category: Humor
Page: 42
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Basil Fawlty has reincarnated in Eastbourne as Harry Pope, he enters into a disastrous partnership with a Californian businessman, and buys a 28 bedroom hotel. He employs Polish, not Spanish, staff, blocks the purchase of a £10,000 ornamental fountain for the front garden, and enters into a hate relationship with Volvo estate drivers. He discovers that his partner has financial feet of clay, his housekeeping staff don’t know how to use a duster, and his general manager could give lessons on spying to James Bond. Read, enjoy, laugh, and cry with him during his trials and tribulations, and then want to learn what happens next.

Dictionary of Proverbs


Author: George Latimer Apperson,Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223118
Category: English language
Page: 643
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Delusionary


Author: Dave Bern
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469114909
Category: Fiction
Page: 245
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Ever wonder what you would do if you were struck down, knocked unconscious and when you awoke, discovered you had no recollection of your past life? Your name, family, occupation, as well as your entire past appear wiped out. Alone and befuddled you have no clues as to who you are and all you have in your pocket is a crumpled ten dollar bill. Eventually strangers come along and give you a ride. They take you into their world with their friends and then onto another state to a construction job site where they are scheduled to work. What about the family, friends, and job you left behind? Their lives are entangled with the police and their frustrations are immense. Your past family survives and through the years they start a new family. Delusionary is the story that will lead you into this maze through the years and unfold the journey both families undertake. This might happen to you

ANDREW LANG'S BLUE FAIRY BOOK

One of the Many Coloured fairy Books
Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256903
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 508
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In the Blue Fairy Book you will find a set of 37 illustrated Fairy Tales collected and edited by Andrew Lang - Britain’s answer to the Grimm brothers. Within you will find perennial favourites like Hansel And Grettel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp and many more. You may find some are less well-known, but they equally fascinating and entertaining all the same. Books Yellow, Red, and Green and Blue, All true, or just as good as true, And here's the Blue Book just for YOU! Hard is the path from A to Z, And puzzling to a curly head, Yet leads to Books-Green, Yellow and Red. For every child should understand That letters from the first were planned To guide us into Fairy Land So labour at your Alphabet, For by that learning shall you get To lands where Fairies may be met. And going where this pathway goes, You too, at last, may find, who knows? The Garden of the Singing Rose. As to whether there are really any fairies or not, that is a difficult question. The Editor never saw any himself, but he knew several people who have seen them-in the Highlands-and heard their music. If ever you are in Nether Lochaber, go to the Fairy Hill, and you may hear the music yourself, as grown-up people have done, but you must go on a fine day. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity.

Bedrock Faith


Author: Eric
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617752096
Category: Fiction
Page: 420
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A deeply engaging and often hilarious debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood.

Apple Turnover Murder


Author: Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472221486
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The thirteenth mouth-watering novel in the Hannah Swensen crime series. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier. Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...for eleven-hundred cookies. Hannah almost flips when business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand at the fundraiser's talent show. But when the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey, tries to reignite an old flame with Hannah, she is less than impressed. Then the curtain doesn't go up, and Hannah discovers Ramsey backstage, dead, with an apple turnover in his hand. Now she must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry - and far more dangerous.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: N to Raz


Author: John Stephen Farmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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Gone to the Dogs


Author: Emily Carmichael
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030741809X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Miss Piggy, everyone's favorite vamp-turned-mutt, is back for another matchmaking adventure! Shipped off to Arizona to work as a pet therapy dog, Piggy now lives with Nell Jordan, a freelance journalist living a hand-to-mouth existence writing human interest stories and volunteering for her pet therapy group, "Hearts of Gold." When one of the most curmudgeonly patients on their visiting route dies, Nell is shocked to learn that he's left $12 million...to Piggy! Miss Piggy's all-too-human-spirit is thrilled by her nouveau riche status, but foiled by her doggy exterior—and by the presence of Dan Travis, Nell's new boyfriend. Piggy's convinced that Dan's only after Nell's—er, Piggy's—money, and is determined to break them up. But Dan has secrets bigger than that, and as he falls harder and harder for Nell, they threaten to blow up in his face. From the Paperback edition.

Women’s Sexual Development

Explorations of Inner Space
Author: Martha Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468436562
Category: Medical
Page: 289
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This is not a textbook nor an encyclopedia; rather, it is a collection of papers representing a variety of points of view on contemporary is sues, controversies, and questions about female sexual development. The editor has a point of view, not a point of view as to which of the various authors' positions presented in this book is correct, or even the most useful, but a point of view about the format of such a book; namely, that the definitive answers, and the experts who will provide them, are not yet identified. Therefore, many voices should be heard from different areas of expertise, training, experience, and back ground. Inevitably there are contradictions and disagreements. There should be. Several authors who were asked to provide short discus sions for papers found themselves unable to answer in less than an ad ditional paper. The editor welcomed this response. This is an area full of ancient myths, new discoveries, and alternate perspectives. It is hoped that the book reflects these ambiguities and controversies and that it will stimulate as many questions as it provides answers. You will find represented in this volume, and its forthcoming companion volume on women's sexual experience, authors not gener ally found together between the covers. When useful and where pos sible, a discussion or an addendum to a paper has been included by an author who approaches the subject from a different base of infor mation or experience.