Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn´t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to study and paint them. She even witnessed silkworms form cocoons and transform into moths—discovering metamorphosis! Painting and drawing as she studied, Maria pushed the boundaries of what girls were expected to do, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators. This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences.
There´s a Bug on My Arm that Won´t Let Go:HarperCollinsChildren´sBooks. ePub edition
17 Jahre nach ´´Summer Zero´´ ist das zerstörte Europa ein gefährliches, chaotisches Terrain: tollwütige Träger des ´´B-Bugs´´, gnadenlose Gangster, Soldaten mit dem Finger am Abzug. Eine Gruppe von sieben Überlebenden behauptet sich in einem gut gesicherten Unterschlupf. Deren Anführerin Pernilla und ihr Bruder Dante geraten auf einer Versorgungsmission in eine heikle Lage. Dabei verweben sich ihre Schicksale mit dem der jungen, undurchsichtigen Cara. Das folgende Jahr nimmt einen dramatischen Verlauf. Sind die Überlebenden in der ´´Neuen Welt´´ abgeschnitten von ihrer Vergangenheit, oder hängt diese wie ein dunkler Schatten über ihnen? - So wie die zähe Bedrohung namens Hoffnungslosigkeit.
The fourth stand-alone romance in the bestselling Wicked Warrens contemporary series from New York Times bestseller Marie Harte. There´s nothing better than a ´´Goode´´ man. Brian Goode is in a tough spot. With all his friends getting married, and his sister in a relationship with not one, but two men, the love bug is hovering around his heart, ready to bite. Trouble is, he´s tired of playing a field full of gold-digging women. Faith is finished dating wealthy men. No longer willing to let anyone make her feel inferior for her humble roots, she´s finally making good choices. Except this ´´Goode´´ choice turns out to be exactly the kind of man she´s sworn off. Though she´s content to keep their one-night stand to a single amazing, unforgettable mistake, Brian´s persistent wooing?and convincing groveling?begin to turn her head. Until Faith´s ugly past comes calling, redoubling Brian´s determination to show her she´s worthy of loving, and being loved... This book has been previously published. Warning: A Goode man who´s a bad boy, a woman named Faith who could use a little of her namesake, and meddling friends turn this relationship red hot. ´´Hot, steamy & sexy, this book was a great read...I am a fan of everything Marie writes but the Wicked Warren books are a particular favourite of mine!!!!.´´ 5 Stars Tracy, Goodreads
Devlin McFadde steigt nach seiner Rekonvaleszenz wieder ins Motorradfahren ein, indem er an einer dreiwöchigen Gay-Club-Tour quer durch Europa teilnimmt. So will er wieder ein Gefühl für seine Maschine und für seinen Körper entwickeln, bevor er erneut mit über dreihundert Sachen über die Rennpiste braust. Sein Leben besteht zu einhundert Prozent aus Motorsport. Dagegen fehlt ihm meistens die Zeit zur Pflege seines Privatlebens. So ist seine letzte Beziehung schon Jahre her. Trotzdem sehnt er sich danach und möchte aus dem stetigen Kreislauf der Handjobs und kurzweiligen Vergnügungen heraus.Robert Klausitz leitet für den Verein ´Bikes on Tour e. V.´ die Club-Tour für schwule Jungs quer über den Kontinent. Der passionierte Hobby-Motorradfahrer lebt für seine Motorrad-Touren und für nächtliche Club-Abenteuer in seiner Heimatstadt Mannheim. Für feste Beziehungen hat er keinen Sinn und genießt ungehemmt seine One-Night-Stands, bis ihn Dev McFadde vor den Bug kommt und seine Welt auf den Kopf stellt.Ein lebhaftes Katz-und-Maus-Spiel zwischen dem attraktiven Mannheimer und dem hübschen Rennfahrer beginnt.Dieses Buch enthält homoerotische Handlungen und ist für Leser unter 18 Jahren und für homophobe Menschen nicht geeignet.
Peasantry Press is proud to present the Special Edition of Joseph Farley´s Labor Day. A science fiction tale for fans of freedom, Farley´s Labor Day introduces us to a future where humans enriched with cockroach DNA dominate the planet. The non-enhanced scurry to and from impoverished homes. The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Unions are outlawed. In this world, Tom Fried works for a giant cockroach at a firm that specializes in items for upscale insectoid clientele. He works hard to get by, while a small elite, made up mostly of bugs, lives it up. Tom doesn´t complain. It would just make things worse. Conversations are monitored, and he doesn´t want to draw the attention of the dreaded National Harmony Bureau. Unsettling news from his daughter, however, forces Tom to re-evaluate his accepted reality. From the rantings of an old man about the return of unions, to clandestine meetings with shadowed strangers, Tom and his family are drawn into a struggle that has the potential to change everything.
The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "e;Turn on, Burn down, Blow up"e; are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author"e; "e;This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don´t need this book. They already know everything that´s in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book."e; In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
**Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2018** ?Haunting ... poetic ... Full of sorrow and aching sweetness? Washington Post Gun Love is a hypnotic story of family, community and violence. Told from the perspective of a sharp-eyed teenager, it exposes America?s love affair with firearms and its painful consequences. ?My mother called anyone or anything that seemed alone, or ended up in the wrong place, a stray. There were stray people, stray dogs, stray bullets, and stray butterflies.? Fourteen-year-old Pearl France lives in the front seat of a broken down car and her mother Margot lives in the back. Together they survive on a diet of powdered milk and bug spray, love songs and stolen cigarettes. Life on the edge of a Florida trailer park is strange enough, but when Pastor Rex?s ?Guns for God? programme brings Eli Redmond to town Pearl?s world is upended. Eli pays regular visits to Margot in the back seat, forcing Pearl to find a world beyond the car. Margot is given a gift by Eli, a gun of her own, just like he?s given her flowers. It sits under the driver?s seat, a dark presence? ?One of those rare books that the reader might wish to be a few dozen pages longer, to spend more time in this fully realised world ? Observer
It´s easy to write correct Ruby code, but to gain the fluency needed to write great Ruby code, you must go beyond syntax and absorb the ´;Ruby way´ of thinking and problem solving. In Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen helps you write Ruby like true Rubyists doso you can leverage its immense, surprising power. Olsen draws on years of experience internalizing the Ruby culture and teaching Ruby to other programmers. He guides you to the ´;Ah Ha!´ moments when it suddenly becomes clear why Ruby works the way it does, and how you can take advantage of this language´s elegance and expressiveness. Eloquent Ruby starts small, answering tactical questions focused on a single statement, method, test, or bug. You´ll learn how to write code that actually looks like Ruby (not Java or C#); why Ruby has so many control structures; how to use strings, expressions, and symbols; and what dynamic typing is really good for. Next, the book addresses bigger questions related to building methods and classes. You´ll discover why Ruby classes contain so many tiny methods, when to use operator overloading, and when to avoid it. Olsen explains how to write Ruby code that writes its own codeand why you´ll want to. He concludes with powerful project-level features and techniques ranging from gems to Domain Specific Languages. A part of the renowned Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series, Eloquent Ruby will help you ´;put on your Ruby-colored glasses´ and get results that make you a true believer.