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|Author||: Simon Wiesenthal|
A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past.
|Author||: Richard Paul Evans|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
After her fiancé calls off their marriage a week before the wedding. heartbroken Christine Hollister reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend Jessica to Peru to do volunteer work in an orphanage, where she meets American doctor Paul Cook. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
|Author||: Jackie Wang|
Jackie Wang's magnetic and spellbinding debut collection of poetry that attempts to speak in the language of dreams.In The Sunflower, Wang follows the sunflower's many dream guises-its evolving symbolism in literature, society, and the author's own dream life using a mathopoetic technique to generate poems using the Fibonacci sequence (a pattern found in the seed spirals of sunflower). The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void embodies what Wang calls oneiric poetry: a poetry that attempts to speak in the language of dreams. Although dreams, in psychoanalytic discourse, have been conceptualized as a window into the unconscious, Wang's poetry emphasizes the social dimension of dreams, particularly the use of dreams to index historical trauma and social processes.
|Author||: Lola M. Schaefer|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
First there is a sunflower. Seasons pass ... and soon there is a patch of sunflowers. Budding young gardeners will discover that what makes this happen is not magic - but is most definitely magical.
|Author||: Mark Sperring|
|Editor||: Andersen Press USA|
In a land filled with fire and smoke and endless fighting, where knights fight dragons, there lives a little knight who wants to be big like the others, and fight like the others, and have a sword like the others. But his mother won’t let him. Instead of a sword, she gives him a sunflower, which, as it turns out, can be mightier than a sword.
|Author||: Richard Tan|
|Editor||: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc|
A great experiment is under way! Mara learns about Life Science while observing her three pots, each with a seed. One seed sprouts, and grows well under specific conditions, and one doesn't sprout or grow at all. Readers learn along with Mara why. This fiction title is paired with the nonfiction title "Sunflowers Need the Sun" for connecting across texts and comprehension through connection strategies.
|Author||: Bruce A. Bohm,Tod F. Stuessy|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
Flavonoids are secondary plant products that have previously been shown to be helpful in determining relationships among plant groups. This work presents comprehensively the occurrence, patterns of variation, and systematic and evolutionary importance of flavonoids in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), the largest family of flowering plants (23,000 species). It gathers together the more than 2500 reports of flavonoids in Asteraceae published between 1950 to the present and interprets these data in context of new taxonomic (especially generic) alignments. The authors discuss flavonoid patterns with reference to modern phylogenetic studies based on morphology and DNA data. This book provides, therefore, the most exhaustive synthesis and evaluation of the systematic and evolutionary import of flavonoids ever accomplished for any large family of angiosperms.
|Author||: Ann Marie Brezovski|
In a magnificent garden overlooking the ocean there grew a beautiful Sunflower. This was no ordinary Sunflower; her petals were as bright as the rays of the sun; her seeds were magical, full of light and love. People travelled from far and wide to see the Sunflower and feel her radiant energy. The Sunflower loved the garden where she lived. She especially loved it when the children played close by and her friends, the birds, butterflies and small animals would come to visit her. As time passed the beautiful Sunflower’s life changed. The crowds that came to see her began to overwhelm her. She became sad and afraid, she could bear no more. With the help of her Angels, a wise old Goose and the power of the wind, the delicate Sunflower is taken to a place of peace and happiness. The Legacy she leaves behind is her Gift to the world; one that will live on in the hearts of the people forever. The Sunflower’s Gift is a book for children and adults alike, inspired by the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The title of the book was inspired by the true story told at the back of the book. The Sunflower’s Gift tells Princess Diana’s story in a simple, heartwarming way so that children might know this beautiful “Angel” that once graced the earth with her presence and understand the impact she had on humanity.
|Author||: William R. Jordan|
|Editor||: University of California Press|
Ecological restoration, the attempt to guide damaged ecosystems back to a previous, usually healthier or more natural, condition, is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising approaches to conservation. In this book, William R. Jordan III, who coined the term "restoration ecology," and who is widely respected as an intellectual leader in the field, outlines a vision for a restoration-based environmentalism that has emerged from his work over twenty-five years. Drawing on a provocative range of thinkers, from anthropologists Victor Turner, Roy Rappaport, and Mary Douglas to literary critics Frederick Turner, Leo Marx, and R.W.B. Lewis, Jordan explores the promise of restoration, both as a way of reversing environmental damage and as a context for negotiating our relationship with nature. Exploring restoration not only as a technology but also as an experience and a performing art, Jordan claims that it is the indispensable key to conservation. At the same time, he argues, restoration is valuable because it provides a context for confronting the most troubling aspects of our relationship with nature. For this reason, it offers a way past the essentially sentimental idea of nature that environmental thinkers have taken for granted since the time of Emerson and Muir.
|Author||: John Maximovitch|
|Editor||: Holy Trinity Publications|
"May our love for the Sun, the will of God, be as strong as the sunflower's, so that even in days of hardship and sorrow we will continue to sail unerringly along the sea of life, following the directions of the barometer and compass of God's will that leads us to the safe haven of eternity." This is a thoroughly practical manual of the spiritual life focusing on the central goal of every Christian: learning the will of God and struggling to mold our life to it, just as Christ "humbled Himself and became obedient." (Phil. 2:8) Even more fundamentally, St John addresses the question of why we should care about God's will. Finally, the reader will find eternal wisdom running through these writings on questions of theodicy, free will, and Divine Providence. This work is reminiscent of the classic text Unseen Warfare in its historical genesis as an Orthodox redaction of an originally Roman Catholic text. First published in 1627 as The Heliotropium it was the work of a German Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexelius. The future St John adapted this text for an Orthodox audience as a student and then teacher at the Kiev Academy in the 1670's but it was not published until 1714, just a year before the author's death. This is the first English edition of St John's text, further edited and abbreviated for the contemporary reader.
|Author||: Martha Hall Kelly|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
"Sunflower Sisters is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real : As we roamed the neat brick streets of Charleston, past filigreed fences and palmetto trees, the atmosphere so gentle and refined, we never dreamed we'd stumble headlong into hell. Mother, my sister Georgy and I had come from New York City to visit friends. We stepped out to make our morning calls, admiring the pretty houses, one fanlight-windowed vestibule handsomer than the next. We left Mother's ecru cards on the silver trays. Mrs. Charles Woolsey 8 Bervoort Place, New York City"--
|Author||: Felicia Sanders|
|Editor||: Felicia Sanders|
Have you ever wondered what would a sunflower do when the sun is hiding? Its whole identity is created after the sun after all! Find out what is going on in the mind of one sunflower when the skies turn dark. This is an exciting, endearing story told by a sunflower of dealing with the ebbs and flow of its life and how it finds its way back of finding hope and courage in the midst of the night. This is a great book to help facilitate conversations with your kids and students of how they're dealing with their emotions especially during the pandemic as the world around them change so much. The story portrays how one sunflower is using his courage and intuition as strength and allowing himself to be his authentic self at the end. For every Sunflower book you purchase, a seed is planted on your behalf to symbolize hope and courage to look up in partnership with a local farm.
|Author||: Donna Austin|
|Editor||: Inspiring Voices|
In The Sunflower Principle: Life Lessons from a Simple Flower, author Donna Austin chronicles the role sunflowers played in her recovery from the ashes of divorce. Sunflowers were a favorite flower of her daughter, but it wasnt until she faced the agony of divorce and an empty nest that she realized they symbolized hope and love for her. From these big, bold, beautiful sunflowers and during time spent in her garden, she learned many valuable lessons about how to withstand the storms of life, lift up her head, and stand tall again. She has presented the lessons she learned from tending to the sunflowers in the form of seeds of wisdom in The Sunflower Principle. Through these lessons, she offers a simple guide for living, with all peopleregardless of race, religion, or national origin. In order to become a sunflower, it is necessary to sow some seeds ourselvesseeds of compassion, love, peace, and understanding. The result of sowing these four tiny seeds make a difference in our lives, and become the catalyst for change in our world.
|Author||: Karen Law|
|Editor||: LifeRich Publishing|
Now that summer is finally here, Sammy and his friends are ready to have some fun. And what better way to have fun but splashing in the pool. But before Sammy can go swim, he learns a little lesson in patience and preparation. He even gets a bonus—a special treat from his mom.
|Author||: Deepak Gupta|
|Editor||: Inspirational Publishing|
i will love the way you love yourself but believe people always trust the right women who don’t betray men for their reason. She's the Sunflower explores the heavy and strong heart of the girls and boys who feel feeble, live the agony, yell the loneliness, believe and trust little, swallow the lust and run infinitely to find love on the strange lonely roads. Why don't women trust the men? Why don't men trust the women? Why love is not possession? A collection of over two hundred poetry and prose, She's the Sunflower is an eye-opening and breathe taking guide to explore love, life, and loneliness with beautiful illustrations. The book uncovers the process from hurt to heal busy life in a better way. I never wanted to let her go but I didn’t want to possess her for my love. The book is dedicated to the people: -who never find love in their life. -who find love but never loved in the right way. -who are destroying themselves in true love. -who feel like a hollow and heavy heart. -who feel like someone should read their heart. -who feel like their love never treat in the right way. -who feel like there’s a new different world.
|Author||: Rosanna Chiofalo|
|Editor||: Kensington Books|
Rosanna Chiofalo returns with another evocative, beautifully written novel set against the stunning vistas of Tuscany . . . In the fields around Tuscany in summertime, sunflowers grow in profusion—wave upon wave of gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky. But for Signora Maria Ferraro, the bright yellow blooms carry only bitter memories. Though she loved them as a child, sunflowers have come to represent the most painful episode of her life. Not even her cherished daughter, Anabella, knows what happened to her during World War II, when the Germans overran her hometown of Florence and Signora Ferraro fell in love with a Resistance fighter. In the aftermath of loss and grief she found salvation through an unlikely source—cultivating roses on her farm in the Tuscan countryside. Now the blossoms symbolize everything that is both good and safe, and she nurtures them with as much care as she guards her past. Yet to Anabella, the rose farm that once delighted her has become little more than a pretty prison. Despite her beautiful surroundings, Anabella longs for more. During one of her regular visits to Siena to sell their flowers, Anabella encounters a handsome young artist named Dante Galletti. His canvases are filled with images of a girl who looks just like Anabella—and Dante claims to have seen her in his dreams, running through a sunflower field. Through Dante, Anabella begins to see sunflowers, her cloistered existence, and the world itself through new eyes. As their relationship deepens, Anabella knows she will soon have to choose between loyalty to her mother, and the risks and rewards of living on her own terms. Alternating between the viewpoints of both mother and daughter, and between Italy during World War II and a quarter-century later, The Sunflower Girl is a poignant and moving story of the choices we make in the name of love, and the secrets that echo through generations.
|Author||: Kaitlyn Corsiglia|
|Editor||: Elm Hill|
The story opens with a little girl named Aster looking forward to visiting her families Sunflower Field. As the morning progresses Aster brushes her teeth, has breakfast, and gets her hair put in braids. Aster and her mom and dad arrive at the Sunflower Field just to discover that they named the field after Aster. They also give her a seed, so they can plant it once Christmas has passed. The story transitions as the sunflower grows showing that Aster is now a grown up with her own husband and daughter. Grown Aster is telling her daughter Emmy the story of the sunflower seed which then helps Aster tell Emmy she is going to be a big sister. The story comes full circle with Aster watching Emmy plant a sunflower seed for herself and her baby brother. Not only does the seed represent new life, it also represents patience, but most of all it it’s a visual representation of the seeds that God plants in our hearts!