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Book: Faeries, Farms and Folk - A family saga set in Scotland at a time of witchcraft and superstition by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Many people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears, because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one form or another. It was a time of political upheaval, of strong influence in people's lives by the Church of Scotland and of superstition. In the 17th century in the lowlands of Scotland, farmers [...]
 
Book: Flyover Seasons by Gene Stark
"Flyover Seasons" is a poetic excursion through the changing seasons out in 'Flyover Country.' Anyone who lives between the coasts will recognize the plain, unabridged rhythm portrayed in the series of poems. Everyone needs to feel the rustic ecstasy of the seasons and experience the pure joys of the land and elements of the great middle. The character of "The Old Hand" will show you a unique [...]
 
Book: Gift of the Pharaohs - Renaissance Egypt by Allen L Pollens
The Egyptian civilization began in 3150 BC with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. Its history is that of a series of stable kingdoms, separated by some less stable periods. The success of the ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River valley for agriculture. The predictable flooding and controlled [...]
 
Book: Greening With Envy - A Problematic Interstellar Romance - Part 1 by J. A. Fales
After the System Wars had ended, Drake Envy settled in as the head of Security at Sys-Tain's main agricultural research station. He's finally together with the last remaining members of his family, albeit in space. His dark past and nightmares are also finally dead and buried. At least, he thinks they are until a sexy, enigmatic alien called Greening comes onboard for mandatory service as a part [...]
 
Book: Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy - The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry
Drawing on the work of independent thinkers, economists, scientists and historical evidence going back thousands of years, this book challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other unsettled questions. As this book argues, misguided land use policies, particularly in the agricultural and energy arenas, have over millennia not only destroyed the land but they have [...]
 
Book: Black High Heels - Formerly the Restaurant by Adam Mann
Love in the boondocks, and thank goodness an Aussie comes to the rescue! READ ON: An internationally sponsored agricultural project in a remote part of Vietnam consists of an international advisor and a project team. They decide to stop at a restaurant in the district town, and then the team decides to stay at the adjoining hotel before moving to work in a village. The owner of the restaurant is [...]
 
Book: Chester the Chesapeake - Summertime by Barbara Ebel, MD
A bored dog? Not if Chester can help it! In this second book of Chester the Chesapeake's series, Chester asks his goofy brother Russell for help. Together they show the new dog the joys of summer. *** "Chester, the fun-loving Chesapeake, never ceases to amaze me with his ability to teach the young at heart, as well as the old, about acceptance, guidance, and love. Great book for all ages!" [...]
 
Book: Lies We Will Tell Ourselves - Science Fiction Short Stories by Andrew Knighton
"I have no objection to truth," I said, "but I enjoy untruths too, they're the building blocks of human culture. Actors pretending to be kings, singers faking heartbreak or elation, novelists inventing heroes in their heads to escape the mindless dullards around them. Reality is a vast sea of tedium interrupted by brief flashes of the repugnant - why would anyone chain themselves to that?" * A [...]
 
Book: Double Spy by Peter van Wermeskerken
Synopsis: Double Spy is my autobiography as a double agent in East Germany and the Netherlands, from March 1967 to September 1970. While I visited a young woman in Chemnitz, two men approached her, wanting to see me. Soon after, we spoke, and they recruited me as a spy for the HVA (intelligence service of the Ministry of State Security, the STASI). Back in the Netherlands, I immediately reported [...]
 
Book: Koro by C.J. Birch
'Koro' is a fable-like telling in the tradition of old African ways of the coming of age of a black Zimbabwean boy, Wittington Mudeka. Wittington has a close relationship to his mother, with whom he lives in a domestic set-up adjacent to the main house where his mother works. He travels across the border to find work once it becomes clear that his prospects for work in his home town are [...]
 
Book: Bahrain Insect Portraits (Bahrain Nature Book 2) by Jouko Tapio Kärkelä
This book is neither a complete introduction to the entomofauna of Eastern Arabia, nor a complete sourcebook representing Bahrain's Insect world. The aim of this photography book is mainly to show the reader some of the most fascinating insect species still existing on Bahrain island and encourage people to protect and respect Bahrain unique nature. It is also an entomological field study carried [...]
 
Book: Quang Trung - The Tay Son uprising and the role played by Le Ngoc Han by Mike Lord
Vietnam is in the news again, so let's hope it does not revert to this: At the end of the 18th century villagers in Vietnam were in revolt against the oppression, land seizure and hardship caused by feudal landlords. Three brothers from a small village, Tay Son in the south of the Vietnam start an insurgency movement and begin by overthrowing the corrupt Nguyen dynasty in the south, and then the [...]
 


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