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.

Going to Pot

A Novel
Author: Jill Laurimore
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466889179
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In deepest, rural England, Fliss and Ivor Harley-Wright are dead broke and at their wits ends in ancient, collapsing Little Waitling Hall. The Hall is not even theirs -- hence they are at the beck and call of both Ivor's terrifying, exasperating mother, Titty, and the bank. Their one drop of hope lies in the sale of the family's sole resource -- The Harley-Wright Collection of Commemorative Drinking Vessels. Their potential savior comes in the dubious form of a youngish Tom Klaus, lawyer to an asset-stripper, billionaire American. In short, an unlikely customer. He is sent to scout out the goods with what he thinks is a very firm grasp of English culture. Instead he finds mud and Titty. Can the Harley-Wrights persuade Tom to love sodden Suffolk and pull them from their financial mire?

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.

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.

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension

Social Studies
Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420680242
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases


Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674219816
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 555
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Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel,' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

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.

American Rambler

48 Original, Hilarious, Laugh-Out-Loud Newspaper Columns
Author: David Latham
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595427456
Category: Humor
Page: 132
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You'll laugh out loud when you read American Rambler! AWARD-WINNING HUMOR WRITER DAVID F. LATHAM is editor of The Montanian, a weekly newspaper in Libby, Montana, and author of over 170 humor columns, short stories and news parodies. Readers say his American Rambler column is "funnier than Dave Barry" and "a cross between Patrick McManus and George Carlin." His first two books of short stories, The Storyteller's Guide to Leona, Montana, and A as in Leona, Montana, are available at www.iuniverse.com.

3797 Countdown


Author: Jude McGregor
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0985363517
Category:
Page: 178
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3797 Countdown is a story filled with controversy. It is a story about three friends, one of whom thinks he may have found answers to some of the prophecies about the end of the world. As the three high school friends reunite, a conversation begins where one of them explains how the end-times prophecies are being fulfilled. He thinks we are already in Armageddon and the Great War is just around the corner. As the story unfolds, he weaves together predictions from different sources to try to explain recent and future events; and to what end they might be leading to. The information comes from ancient and not-so-ancient writings: from the Bible to Nostradamus, from the Aztecs and Mayans to Edgar Cayce, from the Hindus to the Fatima visions, from Astrology and Numerology to Astronomy and Astrophysics; and connects some of the prophecies to actual news reports. It is bold, shocking and offensive. It may incite fear in some readers and anger in others but may also inspire hope in a few.

Why Do Linguistics?

Reflective Linguistics and the Study of Language
Author: Fiona English,Tim Marr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441123091
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we do it in the ways we do. Above all this book is about noticing. It is about encouraging readers to pay attention to the language that surrounds them. The book addresses fundamental linguistic questions such as: Where do people's beliefs about language come from? Who decides what language we should speak? How do we choose the best way to express what we mean? It introduces a set of practical tools for language analysis and, using examples of authentic communicative activity including overheard conversations, Facebook posts and public announcements, shows how this kind of analysis works and what it can tell us about social interaction. Exploring language and language use from a social, intercultural and multilingual perspective, the authors demonstrate the relevance of linguistics in understanding day-to-day interaction. This book will help readers not only to become informed, active observers of language for its own sake, but also to be able to take on and challenge some of the misconceptions, assumptions and prejudices that so often underlie public discussion of language issues.

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

And We Did Cope


Author: William Brinker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469195259
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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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.

Gone to the bottom


Author: Charles Courtenay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Mouthful of Gravel


Author: J. A. Klein Ovink
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0473126397
Category: New Zealand fiction
Page: 103
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