Featuring new chapters and photography, a rerelease of an 1870 classic on naturalistic gardens that blend hardy native and exotic plants in groupings that mimic wild landscapes incorporates modern explanations of the original author´s vision and its relevance to today´s world.
Fully updated and revised, this third edition features new, simplified keys based on leaf characteristics and incorporates updated names, reclassifications and new species. All known indigenous trees and many naturalized aliens ocurring south of the Zambezi-Cunene rivers are included. Accompanying the tree descriptions are comprehensively revised maps reflecting up-to-date distribution and drawings of a characteristic leaf and/or fruit. Other features include English and Afrikaans common names, notes on medicinal or magical properties and an illustrated glossary, while the colour section, comprising 314 colour photographs, remains unchanged. A comprehensive and user-friendly guide, it should appeal to tree enthusiasts and professional botanists across the sub-continent.
What is nature worth? The answer to this question - which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms - is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature’s Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation - protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change - but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources - water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization’s decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI. A must-listen for business leaders, CEOs, investors, and environmentalists alike, Nature’s Fortune offers an essential guide to the world’s economic - and environmental - well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012458/bk_adbl_012458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Natural Meditation offers easy-to-follow meditation cues for meditating in natural settings or meditating on natural images or objects. Sidebars throughout the book provide suggestions on how to incorporate nature into your mindfulness practice. The short entries allow readers to open to a page during lunch break, at home in the evening, or on the weekend for a short ´´retreat,´´ setting off down a quiet, natural path. This book acknowledges that nature has a lot to teach us about going with the flow, letting go, awareness, calm, silence, and pausing. Whether you practice these meditations in actual natural settings or on a cushion at home, the book´s entries will inspire you to spend more time in nature. Natural Meditation emphasizes the spiritual, moral, and other tangible benefits of nature. The focus is on training the mind in relaxation, visualization, creativity, and rejuvenation, incorporating natural settings, plants, and animals. Sometimes a respite or quiet path is just what one needs in this crazy world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010708/bk_brll_010708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook by best-selling author John Eckhardt contains Scripture verses related to the topics of worship, holiness, and the glory of God as well as insight from the author himself. It is an excellent and handy reference tool for those who want to have a greater understanding of these important subjects in Scripture and to incorporate God’s Word into their prayers. Features and benefits: Second audiobook in John Eckhardt’s topical scripture series Includes related content from author Makes topical Bible study easy Provides quick access to important scriptures for the purposes of prayer and sharing with others 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003726/bk_hove_003726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sports car, Italian villa, inappropriate love interest? Not for author Margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City. She met midlife agita not head-on, but ass-on, fulfilling a childhood curiosity about donkeys by answering a for-sale ad for a ´´Large White Saddle Donkey´´ in the American Donkey and Mule Society´s magazine, The Brayer. Hilarity ensues, alongside life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. As listeners walk with Winslow and Caleb the donkey through training traumas, expert-baffling antics, and humiliating races, they also share in the author´s gradual understanding of Caleb´s true, undeniable gifts: a willingness to ´´speak truth to power´´, to trust, and to forgive. Winslow incorporates these lessons into her life, and as Caleb and Winslow learn to thrive, listeners not only cheer them on but also learn a thing or three about being true to their own pure and powerful self. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013573/bk_tant_013573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of the New York Times best seller and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist This Is Your Brain on Music tunes us in to six evolutionary musical forms that brought about the evolution of human culture. An unprecedented blend of science and art, Daniel Levitin´s debut, This Is Your Brain on Music, delighted readers and listeners with an exuberant guide to the neural impulses behind those songs that make our heart swell. Now he showcases his daring theory of ´´six songs´´, illuminating how the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms - for knowledge, friendship, religion, joy, comfort, and love. Preserving the emotional history of our lives and of our species, from its very beginning music was also allied to dance, as the structure of the brain confirms; developing this neurological observation, Levitin shows how music and dance enabled the social bonding and friendship necessary for human culture and society to evolve.Blending cutting-edge scientific findings with his own sometimes hilarious experiences as a musician and music-industry professional, Levitin´s sweeping study also incorporates wisdom gleaned from interviews with icons ranging from Sting and Paul Simon to Joni Mitchell and David Byrne, along with classical musicians and conductors, historians, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The result is a brilliant revelation of the prehistoric yet elegant systems at play when we sing and dance at a wedding or cheer at a concert-or tune out quietly with an iPod. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Levitin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001090/bk_peng_001090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stress can take its toll on your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being if left unchecked. Meditation is an effective way to quiet the mind without much effort. This meditation program is designed to keep your stress levels low while increasing your inner peace.This meditation can help you:Refocus your attention towards peace and tranquilityInstantly feel more relaxed and at peaceDrastically reduce stress levels and anxietyThe audiobook includes:Five daytime meditations: These meditations are designed to help you instantly find a mental space that is calm, clear, and tranquil. They incorporate the calming sounds of nature, bells, and chimes.Night-version hypnosis: This version is designed to be listened to at night on a low volume. It is intended to keep you in a state of calm, rewiring your thoughts to help you wake up feeling more peaceful and less likely to have stressful situations affect you. Listen to it before or during sleep.Find balance and peace of mind no matter what is going on in your life. Feel centered and happier effortlessly with this meditation program. Listen when you are able to relax and close your eyes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: InnerPeace Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102605/bk_acx0_102605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enter the world of natural hair-care products This audiobook will reveal to you how store-bought shampoos and their included chemicals work to provide short-term benefits yet long-term harmful effects to your hair and your health. Discover the truth behind every harmful component of your mass-manufactured shampoo and understand why making a switch to natural shampoos is right for you. Organic, simple ideas for your shampoo needs! The audiobook DIY Shampoo has been recorded to provide you with ideas that will help you come up with natural shampoo recipes within a matter of minutes. Find recipes that incorporate the best of nature available at your local stores or even in the comfort of your own home. Every recipe in this book will give you tips on how you can add to the health and shine of your crowning glory. DIY Shampoo is filled with tips on how you can implement simple recipes and techniques that take only a few minutes to solve your hair-care needs. Through this book, you will: Find out how shampoos work Learn how foaming and lathering agents affect your scalp Uncover how preservatives and softening agents damage your hair and health Unmask the truth behind fragrance-producing chemicals Learn simple recipes for homemade shampoos Learn simple homemade recipes for basic hair care Learn recipes that help wash dry and oily scalps with ease Find recipes to fight dandruff and add shine and bounce to limp hair Get bonus hair-care tips! Learn how to make simple, natural conditioning treatments Prepare your own dry shampoo mix at home Find natural solutions to color and highlight your hair. What you´ll hear inDIY Shampoo Chapter 1: The Truth about your Shampoo Chapter 2: Take Matters into Your Own Hands Chapter 3: Natu 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029013/bk_acx0_029013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.