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About Orchids
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About Orchids is a classic gardening guide by Frederick Boyle. "I thank you for reminding your readers, by reference to my humble work, that the delight of growing orchids and flower gardening can be enjoyed by persons of very modest fortune. To spread that knowledge is my contribution to philanthropy, and I make bold to say that it ranks as high as some which are commended from pulpits and platforms." "For your leader-writer is inexact, though complimentary, in assuming that any 'special genius' enables me to cultivate orchids without more expense than other greenhouse plants entail, or even without a gardener. I am happy to know that scores of worthy gentlemen--ladies too--not more gifted than their neighbours in any sense, find no greater difficulty. If the pleasure of one of these be due to any writings of mine, I have wrought some good in my generation." With the same hope I have collected those writings, dispersed and buried more or less in periodicals. The articles in this volume are collected--with permission which I gratefully acknowledge--from The Standard, Saturday Review, _St. James's Gazette_, National Review, and _Longman's Magazine_. With some pride I discover, on reading them again, that hardly a statement needs correction, for they contain many statements, and some were published years ago. But in this, as in other lore, a student still gathers facts. The essays have been brought up to date by additions--in especial that upon "Hybridizing," a theme which has not interested the great public hitherto, simply because the great public knows nothing about it. There is not, in fact, so far as I am aware, any general record of the amazing and delightful achievements which have been made therein of late years. It does not fall within my province to frame such a record. But at least any person who reads this unscientific account, not daunted by the title, will understand the fascination of the study.

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About Orchids
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About Orchids is a classic gardening guide by Frederick Boyle. "I thank you for reminding your readers, by reference to my humble work, that the delight of growing orchids and flower gardening can be enjoyed by persons of very modest fortune. To spread that knowledge is my contribution to philanthropy, and I make bold to say that it ranks as high as some which are commended from pulpits and platforms." "For your leader-writer is inexact, though complimentary, in assuming that any 'special genius' enables me to cultivate orchids without more expense than other greenhouse plants entail, or even without a gardener. I am happy to know that scores of worthy gentlemen--ladies too--not more gifted than their neighbours in any sense, find no greater difficulty. If the pleasure of one of these be due to any writings of mine, I have wrought some good in my generation." With the same hope I have collected those writings, dispersed and buried more or less in periodicals. The articles in this volume are collected--with permission which I gratefully acknowledge--from The Standard, Saturday Review, _St. James's Gazette_, National Review, and _Longman's Magazine_. With some pride I discover, on reading them again, that hardly a statement needs correction, for they contain many statements, and some were published years ago. But in this, as in other lore, a student still gathers facts. The essays have been brought up to date by additions--in especial that upon "Hybridizing," a theme which has not interested the great public hitherto, simply because the great public knows nothing about it. There is not, in fact, so far as I am aware, any general record of the amazing and delightful achievements which have been made therein of late years. It does not fall within my province to frame such a record. But at least any person who reads this unscientific account, not daunted by the title, will understand the fascination of the study.

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Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure , Hö...
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Number-one San Francisco Chronicle best sellerNamed one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune“A picaresque, swashbuckling adventure.” (The Washington Post Book World)They’re an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa a.d. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. But when they are dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire, they soon find themselves the half-willing generals in a full-scale revolution - on a road paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of.Praise for Gentlemen of the Road“Within a few pages I was happily tangled in [Chabon’s] net of finely filigreed language, seduced by an old-school-style swashbuckling quest.... laced with surprises and humor.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“[Chabon] is probably the premiere prose stylist - the Updike - of his generation.” (Time)“The action is intricate and exuberant.... It’s hard to resist its gathering momentum, not to mention the sheer headlong pleasure of Chabon’s language.” (The New York Times Book Review)“[A] wild, wild adventure... abounds with lush language... This book roars to be read aloud.” (Chicago Sun-Times) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Braugher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001282/bk_rand_001282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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To Dare a Duke: Girls Who Dare, Book One , Hörb...
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Girls Who Dare - The exciting new series from Emma V Leech, the multi-award-winning, Amazon Top 10 romance writer behind the Rogues & Gentlemen series.Inside every wallflower is the beating heart of a lioness, a passionate individual willing to risk all for their dream, if only they can find the courage to begin. When these overlooked girls make a pact to change their lives, anything can happen.Ten girls - Ten dares in a hat. Who will dare to risk it all?To Dare a DukeDreams of true love and happy ever afters.Dreams of love are all well and good, but all Prunella Chuffington-Smythe wants is to publish her novel. Marriage at the price of her independence is something she will not consider. Having tasted success writing under a false name in The Lady’s Weekly Review, her alter ego is attaining notoriety and fame and Prue rather likes it. A Duty that must be endured.Robert Adolphus, The Duke of Bedwin, is in no hurry to marry, he’s done it once and repeating that disaster is the last thing he desires. Yet, an heir is a necessary evil for a duke and one he cannot shirk. A dark reputation precedes him though, his first wife may have died young, but the scandals the beautiful, vivacious, and spiteful creature supplied the ton have not. A wife must be found. A wife who is neither beautiful or vivacious but sweet and dull, and certain to stay out of trouble.Dared to do something drastic.The sudden interest of a certain dastardly duke is as bewildering as it is unwelcome. She’ll not throw her ambitions aside to marry a scoundrel just as her plans for self-sufficiency and freedom are coming to fruition. Surely showing the man she’s not actually the meek little wallflower he is looking for should be enough to put paid to his intentions? When Prue is dared by her friends to do something drastic, it seems the perfect opportunity to kill two birds.However, Prue cannot help being intrigued by 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Battley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161941/bk_acx0_161941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times…Our Times - A ...
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Born into the violence of South Bronx ghetto life, the comic pioneer of TV’s Good Times fame offers a hilarious and politically charged review of his career as one of television’s first hugely successful Black stars. From opening for the Black Panthers and getting his first Tonight Show spot to becoming the first “Black” TV sitcom star, having comedians David Letterman and Jay Leno writing jokes for him, recording number-one comedy albums, and opening for rock n’ roll bands in 50,000 seat stadiums, Walker’s career hit all the highs. Of course, celebrities seldom stay at such highs. But despite going from the cover of TV Guide to becoming a journeyman comedian, Walker’s story is one of courage and unbridled belief in oneself. He never crashed and burned like so many in his profession - notably fellow comedians like Richard Pryor and Freddie Prinze. Instead, he kept at his profession through 300 comedy gigs per year, remembering where he came from and where hard work had got him. He developed a view of the world through a conservative social lens, and as a black man in the entertainment industry he surprised many - and pissed off others – with his “conservative” views. In his stand-up routine in 1974, Jimmy frequently told this joke: “I think pretty soon there is going to be a black President. Inaugural theme be playing the 'Theme From Shaft'. Prez pulls up - white El Dorado, white bucket seats, bubble top. Prez gets out, tilts his beaver skin hat to the side, braids flowing down his shoulders, looks at the crowd and says, Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, I am very happy to be elected President of these great United States. But moreover, I am even happier to be elected the first black President of these great United States. Right now, I’d like to give you the Inaugural Address but first…the number for today: 7-5-6. You got it? Then you the vice president!” It's 2011. We now have President Barack Oba 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmie Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003918/bk_brll_003918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident (Parasol Prote...
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From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken."This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless)Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen!A Note On Chronology Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend. Alexia also appears briefly in Romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England's most scandalous wolf pack are referenced in The Finishing School series. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try How to Marry a Werewolf.This is a quick read at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.The Parasol Protectorate SeriesSoulless Changeless Blameless HeartlessTimelessAlso by Gail Carriger set in the ParasolverseThe Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)The Delightfully Deadly novellasThe Parasol Protectorate seriesThe Supernatural Society novellasThe Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)The Claw & Courtship novellas (try Defy or Defend)As G L CarrigerThe San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)The 5th Gender

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Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident (Parasol Prote...
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From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken."This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless)Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen!A Note On Chronology Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend. Alexia also appears briefly in Romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England's most scandalous wolf pack are referenced in The Finishing School series. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try How to Marry a Werewolf.This is a quick read at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.The Parasol Protectorate SeriesSoulless Changeless Blameless HeartlessTimelessAlso by Gail Carriger set in the ParasolverseThe Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)The Delightfully Deadly novellasThe Parasol Protectorate seriesThe Supernatural Society novellasThe Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)The Claw & Courtship novellas (try Defy or Defend)As G L CarrigerThe San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)The 5th Gender

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Strategy Safari
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“Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it. Product Description “Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it. Backcover Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys. The Observer Strategy Safari – gives you the ‘big ten’ in the strategy jungle In this revised edition of the original, ground-breaking Strategy Safari, Henry Mintzberg, described by Tom Peters as ‘perhaps the world’s premier management thinker’ and his equally maverick co-authors continue to blaze a trail through the jungle of strategy. This provocative, jargon-free and readable guide clearly sets out and critiques each of the ten major schools of strategic management to help you grasp what you really need to know. Whether you are an ambitious manager or a bewildered student, Strategy Safari is your indispensable guide to strategy. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it SEE THE NEW COMPANION WEBSITE, INCLUDING INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL, AT WWW.PEARSON-BOOKS.COM/STRATEGYSAFARI Contents Acknowledgements / ix Embarkation / xi 1 ‘And over here, ladies and gentlemen: the strategic management beast Why ten? A field review Five Ps for strategy Strategies for better and for worse Strategic management as an academic discipline 2 The design school: strategy formation as a process of conception Origins of the design school The basic design school model Premises of the design school Critique of the design school The design school: contexts and contributions 3 The planning school: strategy formation as a formal process The basic strategic planning model Sorting out the hierarchies Premises of the planning school Some more recent developments Planning’s unplanned troubles The fallacies of strategic planning The context and contribution of the planning school 4 The positioning school: strategy formation as an analytical process Enter Porter Premises of the positioning school The first wave: origins in the military maxims The second wave: the search for consulting imperatives The third wave: the development of empirical propositions Critique of the positioning school Contribution and context of the positioning school 5 The entrepreneurial school: strategy formation as a visionary process Origins in economics The literature of the entrepreneurial school Visionary leadership Premises of the entrepreneurial school Contribution, critique, and context of the entrepreneurial school 6 The cognitive school: strategy formation as a mental process Cognition as confusion Cognition as information processing Cognition as mapping Cognition as concept attainment Cognition as construction Premises of the cognitive school Critique, contribution, and the context of the cognitive school 7 The learning school: strategy formation as an emergent process Formation vs formulation Emergence of a learning model New directions for the learning school From organizational learning to the learning organization Critique of the learning school Contribution and context of the learning school 8 The power school: strategy formation as a process of negotiation Micro power Upper echelons theory: strategic management at the top Macro power Conclusion 9 The cultural school: strategy formation as a collective process The nature of culture Premises of the cultural school Culture and strategy The Swedish wing of the cultural school Resources as the basis of competitive advantage Critique, contribution and context of the cultural school 10 The environmental school: strategy formation as a reactive process Premises of the environmental school The contingency view The population ecology view Institutional pressures to conform Critique, contribution, and context of the environmental school 11 The configuration school: strategy formation as a process of transformation &nbsStrategy Safari - gives you the 'big ten' in the strategy jungle In this revised edition of the original, ground-breaking Strategy Safari, Henry Mintzberg, described by Tom Peters as 'perhaps the world's premier management thinker' and his equally maverick co-authors continue to blaze a trail through the jungle of strategy. This provocative, jargon-free and readable guide clearly sets out and critiques each of the ten major schools of strategic management to help you grasp what you really need to know. Whether you are an ambitious manager or a bewildered student, Strategy Safari is your indispensable guide to strategy. Take the strategy safari - your business will thank you for it

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Strategy Safari
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“Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it. Product Description “Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it. Backcover Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys. The Observer Strategy Safari – gives you the ‘big ten’ in the strategy jungle In this revised edition of the original, ground-breaking Strategy Safari, Henry Mintzberg, described by Tom Peters as ‘perhaps the world’s premier management thinker’ and his equally maverick co-authors continue to blaze a trail through the jungle of strategy. This provocative, jargon-free and readable guide clearly sets out and critiques each of the ten major schools of strategic management to help you grasp what you really need to know. Whether you are an ambitious manager or a bewildered student, Strategy Safari is your indispensable guide to strategy. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it SEE THE NEW COMPANION WEBSITE, INCLUDING INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL, AT WWW.PEARSON-BOOKS.COM/STRATEGYSAFARI Contents Acknowledgements / ix Embarkation / xi 1 ‘And over here, ladies and gentlemen: the strategic management beast Why ten? A field review Five Ps for strategy Strategies for better and for worse Strategic management as an academic discipline 2 The design school: strategy formation as a process of conception Origins of the design school The basic design school model Premises of the design school Critique of the design school The design school: contexts and contributions 3 The planning school: strategy formation as a formal process The basic strategic planning model Sorting out the hierarchies Premises of the planning school Some more recent developments Planning’s unplanned troubles The fallacies of strategic planning The context and contribution of the planning school 4 The positioning school: strategy formation as an analytical process Enter Porter Premises of the positioning school The first wave: origins in the military maxims The second wave: the search for consulting imperatives The third wave: the development of empirical propositions Critique of the positioning school Contribution and context of the positioning school 5 The entrepreneurial school: strategy formation as a visionary process Origins in economics The literature of the entrepreneurial school Visionary leadership Premises of the entrepreneurial school Contribution, critique, and context of the entrepreneurial school 6 The cognitive school: strategy formation as a mental process Cognition as confusion Cognition as information processing Cognition as mapping Cognition as concept attainment Cognition as construction Premises of the cognitive school Critique, contribution, and the context of the cognitive school 7 The learning school: strategy formation as an emergent process Formation vs formulation Emergence of a learning model New directions for the learning school From organizational learning to the learning organization Critique of the learning school Contribution and context of the learning school 8 The power school: strategy formation as a process of negotiation Micro power Upper echelons theory: strategic management at the top Macro power Conclusion 9 The cultural school: strategy formation as a collective process The nature of culture Premises of the cultural school Culture and strategy The Swedish wing of the cultural school Resources as the basis of competitive advantage Critique, contribution and context of the cultural school 10 The environmental school: strategy formation as a reactive process Premises of the environmental school The contingency view The population ecology view Institutional pressures to conform Critique, contribution, and context of the environmental school 11 The configuration school: strategy formation as a process of transformation &nbsStrategy Safari - gives you the 'big ten' in the strategy jungle In this revised edition of the original, ground-breaking Strategy Safari, Henry Mintzberg, described by Tom Peters as 'perhaps the world's premier management thinker' and his equally maverick co-authors continue to blaze a trail through the jungle of strategy. This provocative, jargon-free and readable guide clearly sets out and critiques each of the ten major schools of strategic management to help you grasp what you really need to know. Whether you are an ambitious manager or a bewildered student, Strategy Safari is your indispensable guide to strategy. Take the strategy safari - your business will thank you for it

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