Inside the Compassionate Organization:Culture Identity and Image in an English Hospice Alan Baron/ John Hassard/ Fiona Cheetham/ Sudi Sharifi
An incredibly valuable overview of the history of the world from prehistoric times up to the year 2000.Magnificantly illustrated with a wealth of images depicting key events and everyday life in times gone by. With hundreds of links to specially selected websites, available through Usborne Quicklinks.
A picture-book biography of Anna Atkins--the first person to publish a book of photographyA gorgeous picture book biography of botanist and photographer Anna Atkins--the first person to ever publish a book of photographyAfter losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799–1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens - a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published. Weaving together histories of women, science, and art, The Bluest of Blues will inspire young readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery and creativity.´´An amalgamation of fiction and biography, The Bluest of Blues tells the life story of Anne Atkins, botanist and photographer, whose Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions is widely regarded as the first book of photographs ever published and provides a diligent survey and classification of British seaweed. Encouraged by her scientist father, Atkins began by drawing specimens before learning to use a camera, and Sir John Herschel introduced her to the cyanotype process, which used sunlight to create blue images. Fiona Robinson reproduces some of these alongside her own delicate, scintillating multimedia illustrations, almost exclusively in shades of blue. Her book celebrates the life and work of a little-known and, it seems, very modest female pioneer whose contributions to science are only just now being recognised.´´ Financial TimesFiona Robinson is the author-illustrator of Ada´s Ideas, Whale Shines, What Animals Really Like, The Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-full Tale, and The 3-2-3 Detective Agency. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award and a starred review from Kirkus. Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children´s Books of the Year and School Library Journal called it ´´sublime silliness.´´ Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts and has been featured in many gallery shows. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times best-selling sequel series to the Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called ´´The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter”.Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile, Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home...or to her death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Hardingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009059/bk_sans_009059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulled back in time to witness the real aftermath of her horrible dream, Fiona must navigate the uncertain waters of the Scottish Highlands while fighting her growing attraction for the man she knows is a killer.Fiona Chase never expected her love of history to thrust her back into it, but when magic and an ancient family heirloom send the archeology student back to medieval Scotland and straight into a mystery involving the murder of a woman who is her mirror image, she’s forced to accept that not all things can be explained by science.Donal MacCLaran has been thrust into the role of Laird of the clan. After watching his love be murdered at the hands of the church’s witch hunters, Donal goes berserk, slaughtering her killers, only to have another woman - the spitting image of his dead love - appear from the mist. Time-travelers are nothing new to Donal, and once he hears her story, he knows she can help his clan...and perhaps mend his heart.With an arrogant English Lord breathing down their necks and witch hunters on the loose, they must stand together to protect the clan while hiding Fiona’s true identity and nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Robert Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151914/bk_acx0_151914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t miss the powerful and page-turning new novel from Clare Mackintosh - AFTER THE END is out now ____________________ Discover the twisty, gripping I See You - a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller and a Sunday Times number one bestseller. You do the same thing every day. You know exactly where you´re going. You´re not alone . . . When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it´s there. There´s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it´s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . . Praise for I See You: ´A breathless thriller . . . It´s a must-finish-at-all-costs job´ Daily Mail ´A chilling and original story . . . kept me reading until dawn´ Rachel Abbott ´Accomplished, addictive and thought-provoking - you´ll never feel the same about taking the tube again´ B A Paris ´A deliciously creepy tale of urban paranoia´ Ruth Ware ´Wonderfully sinister. Had me looking over my shoulder every time I travelled on the tube´ Fiona Barton ´Another edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . a terrifyingly plausible plot and gasp-inducing ending´ Good Housekeeping ´I had chills the entire way through´ Jenny Blackhurst