Bloom

Bloom
Author: Kevin Panetta
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250245748
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band—if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything. Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781443450331
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogy It was just rain. But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up. Suddenly— They. Are. Everywhere. They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed. Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra and Seth. What’s their connection? What’s their secret? A week ago, they wouldn’t have thought they had one. But they’d better figure it out fast—the invasion has already begun.

The Bloom Book

The Bloom Book
Author: Heidi Smith
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781683643814
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Sounds True
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Flowers represent a branch of plant medicine that is specifically concerned with our consciousness and evolution. To connect with their essence catalyzes the blossoming of our own healing and spiritual journeys.” —Heidi Smith From lavender’s ability to soothe frazzled nerves to rose’s charms in healing the heart, flowers don’t just delight the senses—they have a secret history as doorways to transformation. With The Bloom Book, Heidi Smith offers a holistic and comprehensive guide for working with flower essences—the vibrational signatures of our botanical allies—to bring about healing, awakening, and deep change. A psychosomatic therapist, flower essence practitioner, registered herbalist, and long-time student of ancient wisdom traditions, Smith seamlessly integrates the healing power of flower essences with vibrational medicine and the rise of the divine feminine. The result is a cosmic doctrine of healing that empowers readers to align with their highest selves and help to bring about planetary transformation. Highlights include: An intuitive approach to working with flower essences for balance and optimal health Detailed instructions for making, selecting, and formulating flower essences Rituals, recipes, and case studies for protection, grounding, dreamwork, grief, love, and more Complementary applications of vibrational healing—including breath work, moon cycles, colors, chakras, and sacred symbols Working with trauma and systemic oppression—how flower essences can support multi-generational, intersectional healing Reconnecting with nature, the divine feminine, and your true self through the healing power of flowers Filled with gorgeous illustrations by artist Chelsea Granger, The Bloom Book is both an information-rich resource and interactive guidebook for anyone who wants to awaken their most vibrant, balanced, and empowered self through the healing power of flower essences.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Doreen Cronin
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781481460057
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator David Small comes a picture book about how an extraordinary “ordinary” girl can save a kingdom with the help of a mud fairy. A glass kingdom is no place for a Mud Fairy. Bloom and her mud fairy magic might be able to turn weeds into flowers and spin sand into glass, but the people of the kingdom ceaselessly complain about the trails of dirt and puddles of mud that seem to follow her every step, and finally they cast her out. But when the glass castle begins to crack, then cracks some more, the King and Queen in a panic search for the long-banished fairy, but they can’t find Bloom anywhere. Desperate to save their home, they send their meekest, most ordinary subject, a girl named Genevievewhose sole task until now has been to polish the Queen’s crystal sugar spoon—to coax any worthy fairy to come and save the kingdom. Genevieve finds Bloom exactly where the king and queen failed to see her, and Bloom knows exactly how to save the kingdom. But it will take the two girls working together, along with a mighty dollop of self-confidence—and some very messy hands—to accomplish the extraordinary.

Paris in Bloom

Paris in Bloom
Author: Georgianna Lane
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781683350187
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paris—City of Love, City of Light, City of Flowers. From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to glorious blooming trees and expansive public gardens, flowers are the essential ingredient to the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. With beautiful photography, Paris in Bloom transports readers on a stunning floral tour of the city, and provides recommendations to the best flower markets and a detailed guide to spring blooms. Timeless in content, Paris in Bloom is a book for Paris lovers to savor again and again, one to keep on the nightstand to conjure fond memories of their first visit and inspire dreams of the next.

London in Bloom

London in Bloom
Author: Georgianna Lane
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781683358862
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed photographer Georgianna Lane explores the flower markets, gardens, and floral boutiques of London London in Bloom showcases the floral abundance of the English capital’s extraordinary parks, gardens, florists, and flower markets. In this companion to her popular books Paris in Bloom and New York in Bloom, Georgianna Lane takes us on a romantic floral tour of London, juxtaposing luscious blooms with intricate floral details found in the city’s iconic architecture. The book also includes a detailed list of recommended parks, gardens, markets, and floral designers; a spring tour of blossoms and blooms; a field guide of common spring-blooming trees and shrubs; and step-by-step instructions for creating a London-style bouquet. For flower lovers and Anglophiles alike, London in Bloom offers a unique and irresistible view of London.

In Bloom

In Bloom
Author: Clare Nolan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781620083291
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enhance Your Home with Flowers In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular displays that will fill your home with color and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. Clare takes the mystique out of the growing process—from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of color, texture and shape to play with at the right time. An entire chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques. Being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed, pull together a posy for a friend or create a colorful centerpiece is an exciting and rewarding addition to the whole “grow your own” experience. Grow your own flower shop at the bottom of your garden! · Comprehensive guide to planning, planting, and maintaining a bountiful home flower garden · How to choose your plants, position your patch and grow luxurious flowers · Cultivation tips for annuals, biennials, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, perennials, shrubs, trees, climbers, foliage and fillers · When and how to harvest—and how to make your flowers last longer · Styling guide for stunning arrangements that look like they came from a shop · Expert advice from an experienced interiors stylist and lifestyle editor

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Wil McCarthy
Pages: 310
ISBN: 0345408578
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Release: 1998
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A plague of self-replicating organisms, the product of twenty-first-century bioengineering, spreads across the globe and forces humanity to flee to the asteroid belt, where a crew of desperadoes is chosen for a suicidal mission. Tour.

Closing of the American Mind

Closing of the American Mind
Author: Allan Bloom
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1439126267
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Release: 2008-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Creative Haven In Full Bloom Coloring Book

Creative Haven In Full Bloom Coloring Book
Author: Ruth Soffer
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780486494531
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Release: 2014-02-20
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colorists and gardening enthusiasts will adore these magnified views. Thirty-one accurate illustrations include sunflowers, marigolds, birds of paradise, and oriental lilies. Previously published as In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book.

Sam Bloom Heartache and Birdsong

Sam Bloom  Heartache and Birdsong
Author: Sam Bloom,Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0733339794
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Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here, Sam tells her own story for the first time - how a shy but determined Australian girl became a nurse and travelled across Africa. How she fell in love with a like-minded free spirit, raised three boys and built a life together on Sydney's Northern Beaches. And then, in a single horrific moment, how everything changed. Sam's journey back from the edge of death and the depths of despair is so much more than an account of overcoming adversity. Sam's captivating true story - written by close friend Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband, Cameron Bloom - is humbling, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Amy King
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780198036562
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Release: 2003-10-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Starting from the botanical crazes inspired by Linnaeus in the eighteenth century, and exploring the variations it spawned--natural history, landscape architecture, polemical battles over botany's prurience--this study offers a fresh, detailed reading of the courtship novel from Jane Austen to George Eliot and Henry James. By reanimating a cultural understanding of botany and sexuality that we have lost, it provides an entirely new and powerful account of the novel's role in scripting sexualized courtship, and illuminates how the novel and popular science together created a cultural figure, the blooming girl, that stood at the center of both fictional and scientific worlds.

Against Empathy

Against Empathy
Author: Paul Bloom
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062339355
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Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Post Best Book of 2016 We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations—who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison—are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and—yes—ultimately more moral. Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, AGAINST EMPATHY shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Nicola Skinner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780008297411
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Release: 2019-04-04
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older – BLOOM is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn’t fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives...

In Bloom

In Bloom
Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780847848508
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Release: 2016
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Like the author's successful book Bringing Nature Home, which was as much a decorating tome as it was a floral-arrangement guide, this much-awaited follow-up title will present stunning interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers--an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners. In Bloom celebrates many different ways artists and designers enamored with flowers incorporate them into their lives, homes, and work, inspiring readers to try new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in their daily life.

Bloom Wild

Bloom Wild
Author: Bari J. Ackerman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781683358718
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bloom Wild is for rebellious maximalists seeking savvy advice for decorating their homes with bold floral fabrics Designer Bari J. Ackerman’s signature Style—modern florals bursting with color—brings energy and joy to interior design. Justina Blakeney and Anne Sage are fans of Ackerman’s work, and have this to say about her approach: “Bari’s designs are instantly recognizable . . . her style and her zest for life is visible in every brushstroke.” —Justina Blakeney “Bari captures the essence of maximalism. Her designs radiate joy, and her eye for color, pattern, and vibrant style inspires a desire to live life to the fullest!” —Anne Sage In her new book, Ackerman presents practical advice for adding florals to every room of the house, along with easy DIYs, advice on staying within budget, and detailed source lists. Ackerman shows readers how to achieve a curated maximalist style and to seamlessly create a gorgeous, layered floral look that will spark joy and lift the mood of the whole house.

When the Apricots Bloom

When the Apricots Bloom
Author: Gina Wilkinson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496729361
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspired by her own experiences in Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s rule, Gina Wilkinson’s evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women confronting the limits of friendship and forgiveness, and the strength of a mother’s love. At night, in Huda’s fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukhabarat—the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador’s wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenaged son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own. Huda’s former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family’s wealth is gone, and Rania too is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women’s lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families.

Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom
Author: Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781460706213
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Release: 2017-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Penguin Bloom is an extraordinary true story of recovery, hope and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book Bradley Trevor Greive. People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom's wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralysed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits. Penguin's resilience demonstrates that, however bleak things may seem, compassion, friendship and support can come from unexpected places ensuring there will always be better days ahead. This plucky little magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole. Winner of the ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year. The book is soon to be a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and Rachel House. A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage and hope - Naomi Watts

Bloom Boom

Bloom Boom
Author: April Pulley Sayre
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1481494724
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Beach Lane Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the magic—and the science—behind spring flower blooms with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. When spring arrives, flowers of all kinds sprout and grow buds and bloom. Sometimes, they bloom a few at a time. But other times, many will bloom at once in a colorful flower boom! This photographic exploration of flowers goes from the desert to the woodlands and beyond, celebrating their beautiful variety and the science behind these colorful displays.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Alli Koch
Pages: 82
ISBN: 1944515895
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Paige Tate & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Instagram sensation, muralist, author, and floral aficionado Alli Koch of @Allikdesign introduced thousands to the basics of modern floral illustrating with her best-selling book, How to Draw Modern Florals. Each page of Alli's new book, Bloom, comes to life with a variety of her signature floral designs. She invites you to customize each bloom and bouquet, and bring these pages to life! Bloom features- * Two pages of velvet coloring * 30+ additional images on premium, high quality paper * Perforated, removable pages * A gorgeous, hand-illustrated cover that is art for your bookshelf!