Becoming Michelle Obama 2021-03-02 In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private.
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger 2021-04-30 A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love. “Niffenegger’s inventive and poignant writing is well worth a trip” (Entertainment Weekly).
81 Fresh & Fun Critical-thinking Activities Laurie Rozakis 1998 Help children of all learning styles and strengths improve their critical thinking skills with these creative, cross-curricular activities. Each engaging activity focuses on skills such as recognizing and recalling, evaluating, and analyzing.
Origami Animal Friends Mari Ono 2017-03-07 Open your dream pet store with these 35 fun paper-based projects. All animal lovers are going to go wild for the 35 amazing activities in Origami Animal Friends. With just a few pieces of paper you can create all your favorite pets, including cute cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses alongside creepy crawlies, fish, frogs, birds, and lots more. The clear step-by-step instructions are so simple to follow, which means anyone can have a go, no matter if you are a first-time folder or origami expert. Best of all,Â Origami Animal Friends comes with a pack containing 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper, meaning you can start making your first cute creature right away.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski 2009-03-19 A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm – and into Edgar's mother’s affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires, spectacularly. Edgar flees into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father’s murderer, and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs, turn Edgar ever homeward. Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes – the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a ghost made of falling rain – create a family saga that is at once a brilliantly inventive retelling of Hamlet, an exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.
Brilliant Origami David Brill 1996 Detailed diagrams offer instruction on creating various kinds of toys and models, boxes and containers, human figures, and modular origami designs. Wet folding techniques are also introduced.
Love from A to Z S. K. Ali 2019-04-30 From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip. A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry. When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam’s. Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father. Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an oddity occurs… Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.
Paper Towns John Green 2013 Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 2007-12-18 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
The Complete Book of Origami Robert J. Lang 2012-09-20 Create 37 figures with clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. Simple to advanced objects include rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, and many more.
Beautiful Boy David Sheff 2008 The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead 2009-07-14 "Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
The Very Last Seat on the Plane Gwendolyn Olmsted 2016-08-28 Less than twelve hours before take-off, after her brother called from far-off California, her place of original derivation, Gwendolyn booked a flight on Southwest Airlines, the only coterie of the aerial velocity where she was able to muster up a ticket for this kind of urgency. Urgency, because you see, Gwendolyn's Dad of forty odd years had just suffered a massive heart attack, declared legally dead for approximately one half hour, and through the fortune or misfortune of modern technology, first responders were able to bring him back to life, from a legal perspective only, the second Friday in June 2016 between the hours of 10:20 and 10:50 a.m. By the time Gwendolyn received news of this, it was Monday, and she could not have been in a higher geographical location in Montana, on a National Bison Range, no less, crowded by snow covered mountain peaks. Returned home she did to Florida, on Tuesday. She booked a flight Wednesday night for Thursday before sunrise, arriving in Los Angeles at 9:50 a.m. Not knowing what to expect, and hoping for the best, yet in her heart, she knew... She knew she would be visiting her dad on his deathbed, and more than likely assisting in the advising of "pulling the plug," from life support. From Tampa to Las Vegas was tough: Flying out of tropical depressions always are. Yet, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles proved to be the last thing Gwendolyn had expected, as she seized the last seat on the plane in the very first row, left side, middle seat, between an old man in the aisle, and the window seat already inherited by a man, who was quite attractive, with model-type healthy hair, the darkest blue eyes she had ever seen, in his thirties, painfully fit, and although she found out later around the baggage belt, about 6'7" in height, who preoccupied his time by reviewing the Wisconsin volleyball athletes he coached on his portable electronic tablet. "Is this seat taken?" Gwendolyn asked both men, to her immediate left, referring to the seat in between them, yet more directed toward the man by the window.
Realistic Origami Animals Fumiaki Kawahata 2021-07-06 Create miniature versions of your favorite creatures! Realistic Origami Animals shows you how to create 32 exquisite paper animals designed by renowned origami master, Fumiaki Kawahata. This diverse collection features many unusual models that will bring your origami skills to the next level and help you to explore the endless possibilities of paper folding. This full-color book has detailed, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly how to fold each of the 32 impressive animals, including: Bison—A sturdy model with a distinctive hump and a beard Elk—Boasts an impressive rack of antlers in a contrasting color Flying Squirrel—A kinetic piece captured mid-flight with its "wings" outstretched Dachshund—An adorable "stretched" pup who makes an amusing companion Kangaroo—A muscular marsupial with a sweet little joey peeking out from its pouch Gorilla—A powerful presence with a furrowed brow that will make you think twice before going too close And many more! Kawahata's clever projects draw their realism from unique and innovative folding patterns—no wet folding required!
Super Piggy Annie Harmon 2017-10-20 Oscar is a dog, but he knows this new potbelly pig is going to be his best friend for life. Sure, Piggy pees while he eats, he eats while he walks, and he walks into trouble on a daily basis. But a friend is a rare thing for Oscar, who has already written the family cat off as psychotic.
Spotlight on the Art of Resilience . Alternative Book Club 2017-04-10 Resilience is largely an exercise of mindset and mindfulness, of perspective and persistence, of ways of thinking and of will. Inside, you will find personal stories and their lessons that are intended to help anyone who is struggling with a personal test or dealing with loss.
Dog Origami Seth Friedman 2015-04-01 Turn paper into popular breeds of dogswith easy-to-follow instructions from the internationally renowned origami artist. Origami is a peaceful, harmonious art form that sharpens your problem-solving skills and allows time to relax. You can have a ball of tail-wagging fun, too, when you fold up these ten popular types of dogs, including a Shih Tzu, Bulldog, Shetland Sheepdog, Schnauzer, Beagle, Great Dane, Siberian Husky, Chihuahua, Greyhound, and Basset Hound. Information on each breed accompanies step-by-step instructions in the eighty-page project book. Detailed diagrams ensure you don’t miss a crease or pleat and make your finished models something to be proud of. Wag more, bark less with this entertaining book!
The Language of Architecture Andrea Simitch 2014-06-01 DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div
The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica Todd Brown 2017-01-07 Sit. Stay. LEAD!The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica is a re-imagining of history, telling the story of the forty-four men who have led this nation as if they were furry, fun-loving dogs. How would a rambunctious pooch have handled the Embargo Act of 1807? Or the Cuban Missile Crisis? Or a Civil War?! This coffee table book answers these questions, as well as provides the reader with an endless supply of historical and pawlitically charged puppy puns. Consti-CHEW-tion, anyone?Since every president is matched to a different breed of dog, this full color volume provides the reader with a concise personality profile for each represented breed.It's a great gift idea for animal lovers, history buffs, goofballs, hipsters, and children of all ages. Learn about history! Learn about dogs! All while laughing your silly head off. The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica is a quirky, educational and thoroughly adogable read for the whole family!
DBT? Skills Training Manual, Second Edition Marsha Linehan 2014-10-20 Preceded by: Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder / Marsha M. Linehan. c1993.
My Puppy's First Year Scrapbook and Journal Debbie Miller 2016-12-17 Puppy Baby Book For Your Puppy's First Year. The size of this puppy baby book is 8x10 Create a puppy keepsake baby book of your new puppy. Capture the baby memories of your puppy as he grows. Cherish the special puppy days in your own puppy memory book. This puppy baby book has blank fill-in journal and scrapbook pages for creating your own puppy scrapbook. This baby book allows puppy lovers to chart their puppy's growth during their puppy's first year. There are pages for birth information, vaccine records, puppy health records and a page to add your puppy's paw prints! Add Photos and Write in Memories This puppy scrapbook will allow you to tape or glue in your puppy's photos, then write in a memory about what your puppy was doing in the photo. A Fun Unique Puppy Book The cover features an adorable cartoon puppy Use This Dog Baby Book As A: 1. Scrapbook 2. Puppy Journal 3. Puppy Diary 4. Puppy Memory Book 5. Puppy's First Year Book 6. Puppy Health Record Book Perfect Size Puppy Keepsake Book Fits easily into a purse to carry with you. Makes a GREAT gift for your puppy loving friends and relatives who just got a new puppy and would like to create a puppy scrapbook of their puppy's first year. Order Today! Create lasting memories of your puppy as he grows! Pictures are worth a thousand words, they help us remember the little moments that bring us such joy in an instant. Preserving the memories of your new puppy can bring you amusement for many dog years that you share with your companion. Capture your puppy's sweetest memories by adding scrapbooking embellishments and stickers to enhance the pages. Tell your puppy's story by journaling once you have decorated the page. Journaling is an important part of a scrapbooking. Coupled with your puppy photos, writing allows you to tell meaningful stories about the photo.
Everyone Can Learn Origami Peter Saydak 2017-11-18 The ultimate book for beginners who want to learn origami! In this book you'll learn all the basic folds and techniques through incredibly detailed sets of diagrams and written instructions. After learning the basics you'll find easy to follow instructions showing how to fold 77 traditional origami models including animals, flowers, insects, boxes and much more. By working through this book and folding the different models you'll practice all the different folds and techniques, improving your skills and folding progressively more complex origami. When you reach the end you'll know everything you need to become an origami master! Please note, this book is not for you if you're already an origami expert. If you know how to fold the traditional origami frog from a frog base then you probably already know everything this book can teach you.
The Big Book of Words You Should Know David Olsen 2008-12-17 Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.
The Complete Dog Breed Book DK 2015-01-01 Looking for the ideal, perfectly compatible canine companion for your family? Your search ends here. From spaniels to sheepdogs, The Complete Dog Breed Book is all you need to find the perfect pet for your family. Fully illustrated and featuring over 400 of the world's best-loved breeds, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on keeping, training, and caring for your beloved dog. The book's special Q&A selector charts help you make the right choice as per your lifestyle and convenience. Clear and practical instructions on care cover the essential aspects of looking after a dog, including handling, grooming, nutrition, health, and exercise. The visual training program features step-by-step photographic sequences, explaining the specifics of basic obedience. Tried-and-tested notes on how to identify and prevent common behavioral problems provide a fascinating insight into the behavior of dogs and how we interact with them. The Complete Dog Breed Book is a one-stop manual to help you become the owner of a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog.
Blindsight Peter Watts 2006-10-03 Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Art and Craft of Problem Solving Paul Zeitz 2016-12-01 Appealing to everyone from college-level majors to independent learners, The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, 3rd Edition introduces a problem-solving approach to mathematics, as opposed to the traditional exercises approach. The goal of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving is to develop strong problem solving skills, which it achieves by encouraging students to do math rather than just study it. Paul Zeitz draws upon his experience as a coach for the international mathematics Olympiad to give students an enhanced sense of mathematics and the ability to investigate and solve problems.
The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge 2007-03-15 “Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
Origami 101 Benjamin John Coleman 2018-08-21 For the absolute beginner: more than forty amazing folding projects, including models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. A revolutionary illustration enhancement called Glow Fold makes the diagrams and video steps easy to understand. With the introduction of every folding symbol, you'll find a detailed sidebar explaining what it means and a symbol index bookmark that guides you to these sidebars whenever you need to be reminded. If you need more help, just go directly to companion online video for any model. Just a few of things you'll learn to create: Roosting Robin Flowering Branch Flying Dragon Sea Turtle Tyrannosaurus Rex Tree Ornament Tropical Fish Graceful Swan With the help of origami enthusiast Benjamin Coleman, you'll learn how this classic craft can be enjoyed by all ages. Amuse yourself and delight your friends with these captivating folded figures! "The glow-fold technique will be a valuable aid to paper folders of all levels who are learning a new model through diagrams." —Vanessa Gould, director of the Peabody Award‚Äìwinning documentary Between the Folds
Life of Black Hawk Black Hawk 2012-05-07 Autobiography of early 19th century leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. Describes tribal customs, traditions, Indian wars, more.
The Nian Monster Andrea Wang 2016-12-01 Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?
Easy Origami John Montroll 1992-01-01 Includes illustrated instructions for origami projects that range from simple to challenging.
Origami Rick Beech 2001 Presents illustrated, step-by-step instructions for over eighty origami projects, covering a range of skill levels; and includes a guide to folding techniques, and a gallery of origami art.
Origami Design Secrets Robert J. Lang 2011-10-05 The magnum opus of one of the world’s leading origami artists, the second edition of Origami Design Secrets reveals the underlying concepts of origami and how to create original origami designs. Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions—it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of uniaxial bases, the circle/river method, and tree theory. With corrections and improved illustrations, this new expanded edition also covers uniaxial box pleating, introduces the new design technique of hex pleating, and describes methods of generalizing polygon packing to arbitrary angles. With coverage spanning the foundations of origami construction and advanced methods using both paper and pencil and custom-built free software, Origami Design Secrets helps readers cultivate the intuition and skills necessary to develop their own designs. It takes them beyond merely following a recipe to crafting a work of art.
Origami Chess - Cats Vs. Dogs Roman Diaz 2015-03-01 Checkmate! This origami set is tough to beat.Chess: A game of strategy, intellect, and... paper folding? Add a new element of fun to any game of chess with Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs. A 112-page book tells the history of the game of chess, gives a brief description of each of the six cat breeds and six dog breeds represented, provides brief instructions for playing the game, and offers complete instructions for folding your chess pieces. This kit is all you'll need to play out one of the world's greatest rivalries: cats vs. dogs! In addition to a chessboard, this entertaining kit comes with enough specially printed paper to make two complete 32-piece chess sets. Plus, the instructions apply to any 6" x 6" sheet of paper, so you can assemble enough chess sets to host your very own origami cats vs. dogs chess tournament. Purr fect for origami masters and chess players alike, Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs is one paper-folding collection that keeps the fun rolling long after the creases fold.
How to Make a Towel Monkey Carol Mulanax 2006-01-01 How to Make a Towel Monkey and other Cruise Ship Favorites is an instructional book about folding towels into animal shapes such as those found on cruise ships. The book gives detailed step by step instructions for eight towel animals.
Easy Origami for Kids Oliver Brooks 2019-03-06 Easy origami for kids! In this book, you will find more than 40 simple origami projects for beginners which are perfectly illustrated and colored. Simple instructions will help your child and you quickly start creating fantastic origami. The book presents easy and clear schemes: from hat to funny animals. From the book, you will learn how to make cute animals such as dog, cat, fox, mouse, and piggy from colored paper. You will also find fascinating schemes of fish, birds, cars, the moon, an envelope, ice-cream, magic hats, and many other things. The projects gradually become more complicated allowing you to create more and more exciting things. Start right now!
Genuine Origami Jun Maekawa 2008-11 Contains illustrated instructions for creating forty-three mathematically-based origami models.
The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan 2007-08-28 "Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits." —The New Yorker One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year and Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestseller In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
The Origami Garden Ioana Stoian 2016-01-05 ."..This collection of 40 charming origami designs includes delightful flowers and foliage, cute animals, and other backyard critters that are sure to inspire you to get folding...Each cleverly designed origami pattern is complete with detailed step-by-step artwork and flagged according to skill level. Learn how to fold traditional forms such as birds or butterflies, or try out some cute, contemporary designs such as a rabbit or a ladybug. Included are 20 sheets of origami paper so you can get started right away. Origami is fun, inexpensive, and great for sharing with others"--
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer 2013-09-16 As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.