The Beast in the Nursery

Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307772756
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you are disturbed by the idea that to grow up is to learn to live with disillusionment, if you are fascinated by the perplexity of child-rearing, or if you fear you were more creative as a child, The Beast in the Nursery offers an illuminating and possibly life-changing experience. In four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities. Phillips transforms the genre of the essay into an instrument for intellectual investigation of the most absorbing kind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Common Sense Forestry

Author: Hans W. Morsbach
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1931498210
Format: PDF
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Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo Jewish History

Author: W. Rubinstein
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230304664
Format: PDF, Docs
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This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.

Common Sense in the Household

Author: Marion Harland
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429011645
Format: PDF, Docs
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Addressing the reader in a very personal way, Marion Harland (the penname for Mary Virginia Terhune) was an extraordinarily popular cookbook author in her time. Published in 1884, Common Sense in the Household is full of recipes and advice for the average housewife. With simple, straight-forward recipes based on bountiful 19th century ingredients such as grouse, oysters, venison, and vegetables, this book is treasure for modern cooks as well.