By closely watching, or observing, dandelions, you can learn more about how they grow: - Find a dandelion in bloom. Carefully observe the dandelion flower on a sunny day, first thing in the morning, at noon when the sun is high overhead ...

Author: Mia Posada

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781575053356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Rhyming text presents the dandelion, not as a weed, but as a flower of great beauty. Includes information about the flower, a recipe, and science activities.
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Dandelion. Facts. Some people eat dandelion flowers and young dandelion leaves. The word dandelion comes from a French word that means “lion's tooth.” The edges of the dandelion's leaves look like teeth. Some people like to blow the ...

Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761340690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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Get a close-up view of the life of a dandelion.
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“Perhaps I should be quiet, then.” “No, not at all. Whatever you may be saying, I can still have my distant talk with Ineko.” “It would be nice if you could.” “Mother, did you see the white dandelion blooming on the bank of Ikuta River?

Author: Yasunari Kawabata

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241367193

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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The exquisite last novel from Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata Ineko has lost the ability to see things. At first it was a ping-pong ball, then it was her fiancé. The doctors call it 'body blindness', and she is placed in a psychiatric clinic to recover. As Ineko's mother and fiancé walk along the riverbank after visiting time, they wonder: is her condition a form of madness - or an expression of love? Exploring the distance between us, and what we say without words, Kawabata's transcendent final novel is the last word from a master of Japanese literature. 'Lusciously peculiar' Paris Review
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Frogs Flies and Dandelions

When the gene pool freezes over Remember the dandelions from the beginning of this chapter , that look the same everywhere and thus , by the look - alike principle , are all one and the same species ? Everybody knows dandelions : they ...

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019850392X

Category: Evolution (Biology).

Page: 258

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How do new animal and plant species come about? How quickly does it happen? And what are species anyway? Schilthuizen, reputed scientist and journalist, launches into the debate that has baffled biologists ever since Darwin, with tremendous energy and wit. The whole subject leaps to life andits significance for understanding biodiversity comes clear. This is a fascinating read that will appeal equally to the lay reader and to students getting to grips with the fundementals of a complex subject.
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Hushed Dandelions

DANDELIONS. She's fond of dandelions, A sweet little soul Pretty! I thought But there's something I don't know about her She has no family Oh no! I gasped A too young girl My heart ached a bit.... Strong!

Author: Aarthi Sampath

Publisher: Unvoiced Heart


Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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Hushed dandelions is book to speak up, to let it all out, the build up pressure, and Words are like tiny floaties blew up the forgotten exhale, Penned by talented 28 writers refreshing this little life of us
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Planting Dandelions

We had dandelions. Lots and lots of dandelions. My mother loved them. My sister and I would bring dandelion bouquets to her, and she would coo over them as if they were hothouse orchids. They would go straight into jelly glasses to ...

Author: Kyran Pittman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Introducing a writer with a keen eye, a wicked tongue, and an appealing take on family. In the family of Jen Lancaster and Elizabeth Gilbert, Kyran Pittman is the laid-back middle sister: warm and witty and confiding, with an addictively smart and genuine voice-but married with three kids and living in the heartland. Relatable and real, she writes about family in a way that highlights all its humor, while at the same time honoring its depth. A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Pittman is well loved because she is funny and honest and self-deprecating, because her own household is in chaos ("semi-domesticated"), and because she inspires readers in their own domestic lives. In these eighteen linked, chronological essays, Pittman covers the first twelve years of becoming a family, writing candidly and hilariously about things like learning to maintain a marriage over time; dealing with the challenges of sex after childbirth; saying good-bye to her younger self and embracing the still attractive, forty-year-old version; and trying to "recession- proof" her family (i.e., downsize to avoid foreclosure). From a fresh new talent, celebrating the joys and trials of a new generation of parents, Planting Dandelions is an entertaining tribute to choosing the white-picket fence over the other options available, even if you don't manage to live up to its ideals every day.
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The Age of Dandelions

In the Age of Dandelions springtime beckons green shoots from the dirt and blonde flower headdresses burst sunwards, pitching glory to the skysea while worshipping the light called Day. In the Age of Dandelions the winepress-treader ...

Author: Jacob L. Thomas

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329236714

Category: Poetry

Page: 55

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In this collection of poems, Jacob L. Thomas probes the spirit by exploring such human themes as love and loss, life and death, and the impermanence of contentment. THE AGE OF DANDELIONS includes twenty-three poems, most of which have never before appeared in print. This collection also includes some updated poems from Jacob's previous poetic work, THE SHADES OF MEMORY, adding new depth of meaning to the visualization of his artistic consciousness.
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In Pursuit of Dandelions

house because he didn't know anything about dandelions, and he feared he was guilty of the hysteria that had grown around these plants. Dandelions have become a flourishing business in the city of Cişmeaua, mainly whole ones, ...

Author: Tiberiu Popovici

Publisher: ePublishers & Editura Coresi


Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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If, when you open your eyes in the morning, you wonder why you’ve open­ed them, it means you're not the only one. The never-ending Unknown that comes before you for the day to come is the same curiosity for all. The same thing that makes you stare at the ceiling for long minutes, the same that helps you open the door of the house and abandon yourself to your fate, like a fluffy dandelion parachute drifting in the wind.
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False Dandelions

“Those are the airborne seeds which some people do refer to as dandelion wishes. Hopefully these seeds will find fertile soil and take root,” Miss Taylor explains while turning to Jesse with a knowing nod, “Got something to add, Jesse?

Author: Randolph Randy Camp

Publisher: Randolph Camp

ISBN: 9781478273721

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Set in rural Virginia, 'FALSE DANDELIONS' is a contemporary Southern crime fiction novel filled with romance, small town secrets, broken dreams and murder as locals from Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, including a young disabled Iraq war veteran, stop a misguided band of Washington, DC criminals from setting up shop in their quiet town. When Lamar returned home from Iraq they gave him a hero's welcome but he actually never felt like a true hero until he pulled off his greatest mission ever. A mission that will make this disabled vet a local legend, and a mission that will literally blow you away. Jesse is a rising star but when his mother's body was found in the murky waters of the Rappahannock, he trades his prized guitar for a shotgun. Ever since Turtle was little, he was always somebody's errand boy. Now, twenty years later, he decides to break the mold and that is just the beginning of many mistakes Turtle will make. Randolph Randy Camp's 'FALSE DANDELIONS' is about the lives and dreams of underdogs. When you're stuck in a nowhere place, physically or mentally, you dream of leaving. When you've been a nobody and strive to become somebody, sometimes you succeed, sometimes you don't. Once again, this prolific award-winning writer paints a straight forward picture of contemporary Southern life and reminds us that, regardless of your income or race, there's a touch of Jesse in all of us and there's a little Turtle in all of us. If you like Southern noir fiction then Randolph Randy Camp's 'FALSE DANDELIONS' is an absolute must-read!
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Nature Underfoot Celebrating Crabgrass Silverfish Fruit Flies and Dandelions

Maybe letting the lawn go and allowing a few dandelion colonists would be like a deep exhale, a sort of landscaped letting my hair down. Maybe I could say that dandelions add interest to a front yard, evoking a devil-may-care curb ...

Author: John Hainze

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300242782

Category: Nature

Page: 273

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An informed and heartfelt tribute to commonly unappreciated plants, insects, and other tiny creatures that reconsiders humanity's relationship to nature "Put aside that can of Raid for the short time it takes to read this book."--Natural History Named a Favorite Book of 2020 by The Progressive Fruit flies, silverfish, dandelions, and crabgrass are the bane of many people and the target of numerous chemical and physical eradication efforts. In this compelling reassessment of the relationship between humans and the natural world, John Hainze--an entomologist and former pesticide developer--considers the fascinating and bizarre history of how these so-called invasive or unwanted pests and weeds have coevolved with humanity and highlights the benefits of a greater respect and moral consideration toward these organisms. With deep insight into the lives of the underappreciated and often reviled creatures that surround us, Hainze's accessible and engaging natural history draws on ethics, religion, and philosophy as he passionately argues that creepy crawlies and unwanted plants deserve both empathy and accommodation as partners dwelling with us on earth.
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