This book’s tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into night, and the reasons for the spectacular colours and shadows that accompany sunrise and sunset.
Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You Seeseries from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website.
Especially designed to be experienced with an adult—be it a parent, teacher, or friend—Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don’t have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Visions of Him was written to help readers notice God in everyday things. The busyness and situations in our lives can distract us away from Him until we don’t seem to notice Him at all. Whether it is a waterfall, gazing at a mountain, driving kids to school, doing yard work, or running a marathon, Robyn will bring your attention to the Lord God, His provision, and character, in creative and inspiring ways. Take a few minutes every day for Visions of Him. “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10
A detailed guide to digital filmmaking technology takes readers through the entire process, from pre-production through editing to distribution, discussing the benefits of digital video, especially for independent filmmakers, and covers the technical specifics of the medium, including image composting, audio production techniques, the editing process, and more. Original. (Intermediate)
A stunning story of loss, love and the summer that changed everything from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. 1958. Celestria, the charismatic daughter of an aristocratic family, lives in Pendrift Hall, a pale stone mansion with gardens that tumble down to the Cornish sea. It is summer and the weeks ahead hold the promise of self-discovery and the thrilling possibility of elicit love affairs. Yet tragedy erupts in paradise when one of the family vanishes. A mysterious note is left behind with the words: ‘Forgive Me’. Soon Celestria is pulled along a trail of deception, masquerades and mirrors. It will lead her from her idyllic life on the English coast to the orange groves of Southern Italy. It will also lead her to love...
Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D750, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Nikon D750: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Rob Sylvan, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D750 Use the D750’s advanced camera settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great photos in low light Learn the basics behind shooting video with your D750 and start making movies of your own Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your D750 to get great shots at flickr.com/group /nikond750_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.
Ein fesselnder Roman über die Traumfabrik Hollywood und die letzten drei Lebensjahre des berühmten amerikanischen Schriftstellers Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Mit Der große Gatsby hatte er Weltruf erlangt. Doch das ist lange her. Als er einundvierzigjährig in Hollywood ankommt, scheint seine Alkoholsucht unbezähmbar, seine Frau Zelda lebt, mit einer offenbar unheilbaren bipolaren Störung, in einer psychiatrischen Klinik in Montgomery, das Verhältnis zu seiner Tochter Alabama ist schlecht. Er zieht in die Villenanlage Garden of Allah, wo sich abends eine muntere Schar aus den umliegenden Hollywood Hills am Pool trifft: Humphrey Bogart, Valentino, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, die Marx Brothers, u. a. Man ist, beginnt man dieses Buch zu lesen, gleich mitten drin in dieser farbigen Welt der Stars, im Reich der Superreichen und Erfolgreichen, um Zeuge zu werden, wie Fitzgerald sich als zweifelnder Beobachter zu behaupten versucht und in der Klatschreporterin Sheilah Graham noch einmal eine große Liebe findet. Eine universelle Geschichte über den Kampf des Künstlers um sein kreatives Potential, gegen die Nichtigkeit des Lebens und die Macht des Todes, aber auch über die persönliche Tragik eines Mannes, der alles hatte, Reichtum, Ruhm, Glück, alles verlor und am Ende seines Lebens um seine persönliche Integrität kämpfen muss. O'Nan macht daraus ein packendes Drama. Und dazu die farbige Szenerie, die Stars, die Gelage am Hotelpool, die nächtliche Brandung des Ozeans bei Mondschein, die Filmkulissen in den Studios, wo sogar die Palmen aus Pappe sind.
The Book of Psalms is the most-read and most-quoted book of the Bible! Psalms or "songs" give expression to every human emotion. Even though the musical score does not remain, these timeless words still bring hope and healing. Let your spirit be renewed and your heart uplifted as you read and realize the relevance of these inspirational reminders of God's steadfast presence. Features include: How to be smart about God's purpose, protection, deliverance, and direction The stories behind the psalms, their meanings, and their impact today The power of prayer, praise, trust, and obedience
Much like life, the stage changes even when our vantage point doesnt. And so it is with the rising and setting sun, no two are ever the same. Every picture tells another color, shape and shadow story . . .
For Laura Babson, a seven-week vacation on Sunset Beach, North Carolina’s southernmost beach, seemed a relaxing way to escape the routines of life as a doctor’s wife in a small town. For sports columnist Neal Nickelsen, an eight-week sabbatical on the pristine barrier island promised great things for his golf game. But after seeing each other for the first time in more than twenty years, they soon discover this summer would be about something entirely different.
Humanity's thousand-year-old interstellar empire has been rotting from the inside for over a century, thanks to venal, corrupt, and power-hungry sovereigns from a dynasty many consider illegitimate. The latest in that lineage, an increasingly psychotic empress, is pushing her realm toward catastrophic collapse as admirals and generals rebel against her rule. That rebellion quickly drags the once mighty Imperial Fleet into a devastating fratricidal conflict between factions. With civil war raging across human space, a Navy torn asunder can no longer protect frontier colonies, and barbarians long confined to the galactic badlands see an opportunity. After generations of hard existence on worlds beyond the bounds of human civilization, they hold life cheap, especially that of others. The barbarians will gladly steal everything they find and condemn defenseless star systems to technological and demographic collapse. That is if they don't wipe them out entirely from sheer bloodlust or by selling survivors on alien slave markets. One man, Captain Jonas Morane of the cruiser Vanquish, saw the empire's collapse coming years before the first admiral rebelled. When he finds himself the senior surviving officer of a loyalist Navy unit almost entirely annihilated by rebels, Morane puts in motion a plan he developed long ago. This plan was designed to not only save his ships and crews from certain death but keep humanity's accumulated knowledge from being obliterated by the long night of barbarism. However, before his dream can become a reality, Morane must lead the remains of the 197th Imperial Battle Group through an intricate wormhole network across a shattered empire, dodging his former colleagues from both sides, to the sanctuary he selected. Along the way, he rescues an Imperial Marine Corps Pathfinder battalion and the survivors of a religious order known for its mysticism from certain death, and enlists them in his cause. But will Morane's sanctuary survive both the flames of rebellion and the depredations of invading marauders before his rag-tag fleet can reach it? Imperial Sunset is the first installment in Eric Thomson's new saga Ashes of Empire. It tells the story of a desperate attempt to stave off the darkness threatening to smother humanity's interstellar empire and send civilization back to the Stone Age. Ashes of Empire is set in the Siobhan Dunmoore, Decker's War, and Quis Custodiet universe, but a thousand years after Zack Decker and Caelin Morrow's day, when they and Siobhan Dunmoore have become no more than minor footnotes in human history.
As onetime classmates meet over the course of a weekend for their high school's fortieth reunion, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, it is the possibility to finally attract the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's a chance to re-examine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet - or at least that's what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late. As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth re-emerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen.
A Mustang Ridge Novella (A Penguin Special from Signet Eclipse)
Author: Jesse Hayworth
Welcome to Mustang Ridge Ranch, where guests get a taste of life in the Wild West, and two cowpokes just might have a second chance at love… When Nina books a week’s stay at Mustang Ridge, the vintage-inspired interior designer is looking forward to some time away from the city’s dating scene. She’s greeted by flower-studded hills and snow-capped mountains under a stunningly blue Wyoming sky, but her excitement fades when she spots a man she never wanted to see again. Why is Ben there? And, dang it, why is her heart racing? Ben’s sister Cheryl had set him up on a date with Nina months ago, and even though things didn’t work out, Cheryl still thinks they’re meant for each other. So she surprises her brother with a trip to the ranch for his birthday. Besides, a busy surgeon like Ben needs a break from working at the hospital. Now that his schedule is out of the way, can he make time for Nina? Or will one of the other rugged guests rustle her away? Includes a preview of the first Mustang Ridge novel, Summer at Mustang Ranch
A “rich, sometimes heartbreaking” (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood Look out for City of Secrets coming from Viking on April 26, 2016 In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald’s life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O’Nan’s gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald’s past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie. Fitzgerald’s orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel’s romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O’Nan as “possibly our best working novelist” (Salon). From the Hardcover edition.
"Yoyo was interesting because she was always having a lot of secrets and she never shared them, sometimes maybe with anyone. She felt that if she will talk about it those words and things will disappear so she rather was just listening and observing and was quiet. " The book is about a growing up girl. She was adopted and she sees things a bit different and since she was little, she loves the stars the most. First she saw them on the sky at night than as people too.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. “Virtually impossible to put aside until the final horrifying showdown.”—People While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn’t escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle. What was the identity behind the name and face: a would-be assassin, or just another victim beneath an indifferent California sky? Intrigued by a request from the sniper’s father to conduct a “psychological autopsy” of his child, Alex begins to uncover a strange pattern—it is a trail of blood. In the dead sniper’s past was a dark and vicious plot. And in Alex Delaware’s future is the stuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of real human evil.
Thanks to Meryl Starr—author of the best-selling Home Organizing Workbook and go-to gal for Real Simple, InStyle, and a host of premier media outlets—organizing those buried desks, overstuffed handbags, and mysterious-yet-important papers wedged in the glove box is only a book away. The Personal Organizing Workbook teaches the fundamentals of managing time and clutter, offering tips, quizzes, and checklists to help create a personalized organization system that will really see some use (unlike that pricey PDA now gathering dust). It also outlines skills for sticky situations such as declining a post on the PTA or being honest with a time-hogging friend. Under Meryl's guidance, dreams and priorities finally get their due, old friends are seen more than once a year, and Christmas cards beat Santa to the door. And because being organized means staying organized, there's a special section dedicated to getting back on track. Packed with information and brimming with gorgeous photography, The Personal Organizing Workbook will inspire readers to take control of their time, their stuff, and their lives.
Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.