Where Poppies Blow


Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297869272
Category: History
Page: 400
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The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of MEADOWLAND, winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the animals and plants around them. This connection was of profound importance, because it goes a long way to explaining why they fought, and how they found the will to go on. At the most basic level, animals and birds provided interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches and billets - bird-watching, for instance, was probably the single most popular hobby among officers. But perhaps more importantly, the ability of nature to endure, despite the bullets and blood, gave men a psychological, spiritual, even religious uplift. Animals and plants were also reminders of home. Aside from bird-watching, soldiers went fishing in village ponds and in flooded shell holes (for eels), they went bird nesting, they hunted foxes with hounds, they shot pheasants for the pot, and they planted flower gardens in the trenches and vegetable gardens in their billets. It is in this elemental relationship between man and nature that some of the highest, noblest aspirations of humanity in times of war can be found.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond


Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551116146
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1147
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith. For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond, that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century. Please see the Volume 6 Table of Contents for the exact location of the split.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6A: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1900 to Mid Century


Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551119234
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 756
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith. For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the final volume of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature (Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond), that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century.

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446256229
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.

Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

In Memory and In Mourning
Author: Paul Chapman
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473850843
Category: History
Page: 304
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This is a comprehensive and highly emotive volume, borne of years of intensive research and many trips to the battlefields of the Great War. It seeks to humanise Tyne Cot cemetery, to offer the reader a chance to engage with the personal stories of the soldiers whose names have been chiseled there in stone. Poignant stories of camaraderie, tragic twists of fate and noble sacrifice have been collated in an attempt to bring home the reality of war and the true extent of its tragic cost. It is hoped that visitors to the battlefields, whether their relatives are listed within or not, will find their experience enriched by having access to this treasure trove of stories.

Der Himmel gehört uns

Roman
Author: Luke Allnutt
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641215536
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Wenn du glaubst, alles verloren zu haben, bleibt immer noch die Liebe ... Rob Coates kann sich wirklich glücklich schätzen: Er ist mit seiner großen Liebe Anna verheiratet und nach vielen gemeinsamen Jahren krönt der gemeinsame Sohn Jack endlich das große Glück der beiden. Bis zu dem Moment, an dem die kleine Familie eine unfassbare Diagnose erhält: Der kleine Jack leidet an einer unheilbaren Krebsart. Während es Rob den Boden unter den Füßen wegzieht, versucht Anna stark zu bleiben – doch anstatt zusammenzuhalten, entfernen die beiden sich immer weiter voneinander. Bis Rob einen Entschluss fasst, der das Leben der Familie für immer verändern wird ...

Der taumelnde Kontinent

Europa 1900-1914
Author: Philipp Blom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783446232921
Category: Europa
Page: 528
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Es war eine atemlose Zeit. Freud erforschte die dunklen Seiten der Seele. Die Physik entdeckte das Geheimnis der Atome. Frauen forderten das Wahlrecht. Und der europäische Adel verabschiedete sich von der öffentlichen Bühne. In den rund 15 Jahren zwischen der Weltausstellung von 1900 und dem Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs durchlebte Europa einen Taumel, der Alltag, Kunst, Wissenschaft und Politik erfasste. Das moderne Europa entstand: Und niemand ahnte, dass der Erste Weltkrieg seine Errungenschaften erst einmal zunichtemachen sollte.

Mein Leben als Schäfer


Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641183235
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Michigan Living - Motor News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Automobiles
Page: N.A
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The Kingdom Exposed


Author: George Jenkins
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449750508
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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The Father is about to send the wind of the Spirit to ignite the fire of God in the heart of every believer, even those with smoldering wicks (Matt. 12:20). The fire will be so intense that believers will be radiant with the glory of God. Every born-again believer will shine with this light by the time Jesus comes for His bride, the church, if they will just let him. It will be like a flash of lightning (Luke 9:29). God has told many that there will be a few that will be clothed in this light first. They will then go forth and see multitudes clothed in this magnificent light of God’s glory. Prophets say that the world will be so amazed at the light that they will actually think we are wearing some technological device, like fiber optics, in our clothing! This book is designed to bring you to that place in the last great awakening where you will explode with His power. Are you ready for the supernatural like you’ve never seen before? Are you ready to see the millions coming to Christ? Everything that Lord has ever done before, He will do again in this last Kingdom revival!

Sind Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sindh (Pakistan)
Page: N.A
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Davis' Anthology of Newspaper Verse


Author: Franklyn Pierre Davis,Mrs. Athie Sale Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American poetry
Page: N.A
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The New Zealand Journal of Agriculture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Nichts weniger als ein Wunder

Roman
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641242355
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Von Millionen Lesern sehnsüchtig erwartet – der neue große Roman vom preisgekrönten Autor des Weltbestsellers »Die Bücherdiebin«. Dies ist die Geschichte der fünf Dunbar-Brüder. Nach dem Tod der geliebten Mutter und dem Weggang ihres Vaters leben sie nach ihren ganz eigenen Regeln. Sie trauern, sie lieben, sie hassen, sie hoffen und sie suchen. Nach einem Weg, mit ihrer Vergangenheit klarzukommen, nach der Wahrheit und nach Vergebung. Schließlich ist es Clay – angetrieben von den Erinnerungen an ihren tragischen Verlust –, der beschließt, eine Brücke zu bauen. Eine Brücke, die Vergangenheit zu überwinden und so sich selbst und seine Familie zu retten. Dafür verlangt er sich alles ab, was er geben kann, und mehr: nichts weniger als ein Wunder.

Stray thoughts and meditations


Author: Francis James Grimké
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Presbyterian Church
Page: N.A
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Anthology of Newspaper Verse


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American poetry
Page: N.A
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Der Erste Weltkrieg in 100 Objekten


Author: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806229677
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Page: 244
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The Maccabees in the World War

A Historical Review of the World War and the Part Taken by Maccabees
Author: Knights of Maccabees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Page: 31
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The Post Office Clerk

Organ of the United National Association of Post Office Clerks of the United States
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Postal service
Page: N.A
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The Works of Francis J. Grimke,̀

Edited by Carter G. Woodson...
Author: Francis James Grimké
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Presbyterian Church
Page: N.A
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