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The Little Book of Light and Shadow

The Little Book of Light and Shadow

Author: Linda Thornton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472923332

Category: Education

Page: 56

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Encourage your Early Learners to becom investigators by exploring the concept of light and shadow. These simple and effective activities can be carried out independently with the focus on natural resources.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241283936

Category: Cooking

Page: 327

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THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE Guaranteed to bring warmth and comfort into your life, The Little Book of Hygge is the book we all need. Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient. Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you pronounce or even spell it. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down. The definitive, must-read introduction to Hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, this book is packed full of original research, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life. 'The best qualified author . . . cosy and engaging' Sunday Express 'Infectiously positive . . . the best beginner's guide' Mail on Sunday 'This book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well' Metro

The Little Book of the Icelanders in the Old Days

The Little Book of the Icelanders in the Old Days

Author: Alda Sigmundsdóttir

Publisher: Little Books Publishing

ISBN: 9781970125160

Category: History

Page: 141

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Iceland in centuries past was a formidable place to live. Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the edge of the inhabitable world, the nation was both isolated and abjectly poor. Centuries of colonization translated into oppression and subjugation from the colonial overlords, and a hostile climate and repeated natural disasters meant that mere survival was a challenge to even the hardiest of souls. In these 50 miniature essays, Alda Sigmundsdottir writes about the Icelanders in centuries past in a light and humorous way, yet never without admiration and respect for the resilience and strength they showed in coping with conditions of adversity that are barely imaginable today. Their ways of interacting with the natural world are described, as are their sometimes tragic, sometimes ingenious, means of dealing with maltreatment and injustice from the church and other rulers. These forms of oppression include a trade monopoly imposed by Denmark that lasted nearly two centuries, a ban on dancing that lasted for a similar length of time, the forced dissolution of households when the breadwinner of the family died, the tyranny of merchants granted exclusive right to trade with the Icelanders, and the dreaded decrees of the Grand Judgement—a court of law that was set up to punish various offenses, real or imagined. Yet it is not only the “big picture” that is described in this book, but also the various smaller aspects that shed light on the daily life of the Icelanders of old. These include their ingenious ways of coping with lack, of preserving food, of finding shelter, of creating or admitting light into their homes, as well as the innumerable and sometimes wacky superstitions attached to various life events, big and small. The hilarious customs of hospitality and visiting are also described, as are some of the sexual activates of Icelanders in the past, their belief in elves and hidden people, sexual interactions with hidden people (!), ways of dealing with grief, interactions with foreigners, and much, much more. Today’s Iceland is a modern, cosmopolitan place, with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Yet less than a century ago, this paragon of equality and peace was the poorest society in Europe. The conditions of life described in this book are therefore not very distant from the Icelanders today, and many of the aspects described are still very much reflected in Iceland’s unique culture. In short, The Little Book of the Icelanders in the Old Days is not only a funny, witty, and wise exposé on the Icelanders’ daily life in the past, it is also essential to understanding the Icelandic national character today. Among the fascinating subjects broached in The Little Book of the Icelanders in the Old Days: • How Icelanders' housing developed from stately longhouses to tiny turf farms • The kvöldvaka: how Icelanders managed to live through the long, dark winters • Social structure among the common folk (farmers to vagabonds) • All the superstitions: how folks attempted to gain control over their lives • The elf belief deconstructed: why did those tales of hidden people develop? • No time to be a kid (being a child was tough in the Iceland of old) • Sex and the church (yep, Icelandic ecclesiastical authorities also meddled in people's sex lives) • Precious, precious food. How do you live on the edge of the inhabitable world, where hardly anything grows? • Welcoming guests: smooching and other etiquettes • Foreigners in Iceland. Think Iceland had no visitors back then? Think again! ... and so much more!

The Little Book of Clay and Malleable Materials

The Little Book of Clay and Malleable Materials

Author: Lorraine Frankish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472923530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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This Little Book offers practitioners step-by-step activities for clay and other malleable materials with children in the Foundation Stage. All the activities make use of materials and equipment that can be found in the setting or bought easily and cheaply and will need little preparation.

The Little Book of Stars

The Little Book of Stars

Author: James B. Kaler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387216218

Category: Science

Page: 184

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The Little Book of Stars answers, in the clearest language, the questions anyone might have about our heavenly canopy. How are stars born? How do they die? Why do they shine? How long do they shine? Is our star, the Sun, dying? How can you tell time from the stars? Or navigate? What are the measures of stars? Can we ever travel to other stars? In this engagingly written and concise book, the second in the Little Book series, noted astronomer James B. Kaler shows us "the significance that the stars have had in human life, how we have used them to tell our stories, and how we use them to find who and where we are."

The Little Book of Christian Mysticism

The Little Book of Christian Mysticism

Author: Carl McColman

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 9781506485782

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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With over 300 quotations, this book invites the reader to delve into the writings of the great contemplatives and mystics of the past two thousand years. The Little Book of Christian Mysticism provides a user-friendly, insightful, and potentially life-changing introduction to the essential teachings of the greatest mystics in the western wisdom traditions, past and present, including Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Julian of Norwich. Readers can use this book to initiate themselves into this visionary and ecstatic spiritual lineage, and they can also use it as a book of daily meditations. Small enough to fit in one's pocket or handbag, this is truly a user-friendly introduction to this venerable body of wisdom.

The Little Book

The Little Book

Author: Ludwig B. Larsen

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787305359

Category:

Page: 288

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1919 the mystery of the ages revealed. Contents: Creation & the Philosophy of the Universe; the Ages of Heaven & Earth; Recorded history for 6,000 Years; Bible Prophecies; Heavenly Conditions of Earth; the Universal Law. Illustrated - Maps of the.

The Little Book of bees

The Little Book of bees

Author: Karl Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387217420

Category: Nature

Page: 163

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The more we learn about bees, the more extraordinary they seem. They have five eyes and beat their wings at almost 200 cycles per second. And to communicate with each other bees do make sounds but also dance. This book, packed with over 30 figures, gives a fascinating insight into the extraordinary complex and highly organised world of bees. The author, K. Weiss, explains the critical role that bees and bee-keeping play for human society, and offers advice for those interested in raising bees.

The Little Book of Feng Shui

The Little Book of Feng Shui

Author: Katina Z Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507212479

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Start living a calmer, more balanced life with this all-in-one feng shui guide that explains the benefits that this energy healing technique can have on your mind, body, and spirit. Harness the ancient healing power of feng shui! Declutter your life, identify your qi, and reclaim your space with a brand-new perspective. Just by simply choosing specific colors and positioning your furniture in various places, you can take control of your space and your life. Feng shui is an ancient science involving the art of placement that can bring clarity to your life by showing you how to declutter your space and find the right energy flow that works to create a soothing environment and bring you joy. In The Little Book of Feng Shui, you can learn the basics of this practice, along with its history and how to balance and harmonize with the energies in any given space—in your home, workplace, or outdoor area. This beautiful and insightful book promotes healing through the choices you make for the spaces you inhabit and helps you learn how to heal yourself and live a happy, balanced life.

The Little Book of the Great Enchantment

The Little Book of the Great Enchantment

Author: Steve Blamires

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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William Sharp (1855-1905) was a prolific writer; friend and confidant to the literati of the day; an active member of the occult world of the late Victorian period; and a man who spent his life cloaked in layers of secrets - the most important being that he was the pen behind the writings of the mysterious Fiona Macleod. He kept her true identity a closely guarded secret. Many famous people - W.B. Yeats, "AE", MacGregor Mathers, Dante Gabriel Rossetti - were involved in Sharp's short life; he was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Yeats' secret Celtic Mystical Order; and he and Fiona Macleod were involved with the mysterious Dr. Goodchild whose ancient bowl was proclaimed by many to be the Holy Grail. But the enduring legacy of these two fascinating writers is the wealth of Faery magical lore contained in the writings of Fiona Macleod. For the first time this book reveals previously unknown secrets from the life of William Sharp and shows clearly how to recover the Faery lore contained in Fiona Macleod's literary output. These writings are not only about the Realm of Faery, they are the first authentic first-hand accounts from the Realm of Faery, revealing previously unknown Faery gods and goddesses, Faery belief, lore and magic. The Little Book of the Great Enchantment adds significantly to the corpus of serious writings on this greatly misunderstood subject.

The Little Book of Tibetan Rites and Rituals

The Little Book of Tibetan Rites and Rituals

Author: Judy Tsuei

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781646042715

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Discover the mind and body benefits of yantra yoga exercises, Buddhist wisdom, and Tibetan philosophy for a happier and healthier life. Allow the teachings of sacred Himalayan philosophy to improve your mind, body, and soul. These Tibetan rituals incorporate physical, mental, and spiritual exercises to open your mind and improve your overall health. Allow this guide to teach you the wisdom of the Five Rites, the theory of Tibetan yoga, and inspiring life advice from Tibetan lamas. Inside you’ll discover: The “Fountain of Youth” daily physical exercises The seven energy fields and vortexes of the body Deep rhythmic breathing techniques And much more! Perfect for the beginner, The Little Book of Tibetan Rites and Rituals will show you how to integrate ancient practices into your modern life.