Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Author Kate Messner
ISBN-10 9781452144191
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Author Kate Messner
ISBN-10 0606395792
Year 2017-03-14
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden thro

Over and Under the Pond

Over and Under the Pond Author Kate Messner
ISBN-10 9781452150840
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

Dishing Up the Dirt

Dishing Up the Dirt Author Andrea Bemis
ISBN-10 9780062492241
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Andrea Bemis, the creator of the popular farm-to-table blog Dishing Up the Dirt builds on her success with this beautiful, simple, seasonally driven cookbook, featuring more than 100 inventive and delicious whole-foods recipes and dozens of color photographs. For Andrea Bemis, who owns and runs a sixty-acre organic farm with her husband outside of Portland, Oregon, dinners are inspired by what is grown in the soil and picked by hand. In Dishing Up the Dirt, Andrea offers 100 authentic farm-to-table recipes, arranged by season, including: Spring: Lamb Lettuce Wraps with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Grilled Garlic Scapes with Sea Salt, and Spring Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Parmesan Summer: Heirloom Tomato Pie with Almond Flour Crust, Grilled Peach, Hazelnut, and Balsamic Crostini, and Kohlrabi Fritters with Garlic-Cashew Herb Sauce Fall: Spiced Delicata Squash with Garlicky Collard Greens, Roasted Fennel and Beets with Wheat Berry Salad, and Butternut-Spice Breakfast Cookies Winter: Ginger Miso Sweet Potato Bisque, Roasted Carrots over Spiced Lentils with Yogurt, and Oat and Honey Cardamom Cookies Andrea’s recipes focus on using whole, locally-sourced foods—incorporating the philosophy of eating as close to the land as possible. While many recipes are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian, many others include elemental ingredients like bread, cheese, eggs, meat, and sweeteners, which are incorporated in new and inventive ways. In short essays throughout the book, Andrea also presents an honest glimpse of life on Tumbleweed Farm—the real life of a farmer, not the shabby-chic fantasy often portrayed—offering fascinating and frequently entertaining details about where the food on our dinner tables comes from. With stunning food photography as well as intimate portraits of farm life, Dishing Up the Dirt allows anyone to be a seasonal foodie and an armchair farmer.

Over and Under the Snow

Over and Under the Snow Author Kate Messner
ISBN-10 9781452123981
Year 2012-12-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter s snowy landscape in this magical book.

Talking Dirt

Talking Dirt Author Annie Spiegelman
ISBN-10 9781101185452
Year 2010-02-23
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A lively and practical guide to organic gardening from a renowned garden expert. Annie Spiegelman's down-to-earth wit and wisdom create the perfect primer for anyone with a passion for home-grown veggies or fresh-cut flowers, no matter what their skill level, location, or resources. Includes advice on: •Learning to worship the worm and build a compost pile •Landscape designs-start small in order to create a basic plan for a plot •The secret to healthy soil (the only way to have a healthy garden) •Irrigation systems and strategies to conserve water •Proper pruning-from roses to trees •How to combine vegetables to make them thrive •How to let your garden go native and become drought tolerant •Edible landscaping and gardening in small spaces Talking Dirt is a one-stop handbook that features resources for shopping, learning, and promoting environmentally sound garden practices within local communities.

Dirt

Dirt Author Barbara Richardson
ISBN-10 9781611688009
Year 2015-08-22
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher University Press of New England
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Community farms. Mud spas. Mineral paints. Nematodes. The world is waking up to the beauty and mystery of dirt. This anthology celebrates the Earth's generous crust, bringing together essays by award-winning scientists, authors, artists, and dirt lovers to tell dirt's exuberant tales. Geographically broad and topically diverse, these essays reveal life as lived by dirt fanatics - admiring the first worm of spring, taking a childhood twirl across a dusty Kansas farm, calculating how soil breathes, or baking mud pies. Essayists build a dirt house, center a marriage around dirt, sink down into marshy heaven, and learn to read dirt's own language. Scientists usher us deep underground with the worms and mycorrhizae to explore the vast and largely ignored natural processes occurring beneath our feet. Whether taking a trek to Venezuela to touch the oldest dirt in the world or reveling in the blessings of our own native soils, these muscular essays answer the important question: How do you get down with dirt? A literary homage to dirt and its significance in our lives, this book will interest hikers, gardeners, teachers, urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, ecologists, and others intrigued by our planet's alluring skin. Essayists include Vandana Shiva, Peter Heller, Janisse Ray, Bernd Heinrich, Linda Hogan, Wes Jackson, BK Loren, David Montgomery, Laura Pritchett, and Deborah Koons Garcia.

Dig In

Dig In Author Cindy Jenson-Elliott
ISBN-10 9781442441279
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Dig in to this vibrant picture book that celebrates all the surprises found down in the dirt! I dig in the dirt...and find a seed. Seed waits. I dig in the dirt...and find a spider. Spider runs. Explore all of the creepy, crawly, dirty, muddy, green, and growing things that can be found outside in the garden. From pill bugs to worms to leafy green sprouts, young readers will love discovering the muddy garden habitat within the pages of this book—and outside in their own backyards! This sweet and playful celebration of outdoor exploration is a perfect read aloud for story time.

Flowers Are Calling

Flowers Are Calling Author Rita Gray
ISBN-10 9780544340121
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rhyming text explores the wonders of natural cooperation between flowers and the animals and insects of the forest.

Urban Outlaw

Urban Outlaw Author Magnus Walker
ISBN-10 9781473542006
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Magnus Walker is one of life’s originals. Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and one of the world’s most prolific Porsche collectors, the dreadlocked, tattooed hoarder of individual creativity is a very modern incarnation of idiosyncratic success. Raised in the grim, urban decay of Thatcher’s Britain, Sheffield-born Magnus Walker left school with just two O levels and drifted for several years before buying a one-way ticket to America. Now, 30 years and three successful businesses later, by following his instincts, rejecting convention and pursuing his passions Magnus has succeeded against all the odds. Here, for the first time, is the full story of his journey from a Northern steel town to the bright lights of Hollywood, from a boy with little hope to an anti-establishment hero. Along the way we’ll witness his potent combination of inspiration and graft, discover his motivations and his ambitions, and come to understand his philosophy and the keys to his success. Inspiring and exhilarating, URBAN OUTLAW is a compelling tale of succeeding through pure instinct and determination by a man who was brave enough to follow his own path.

Up Down and Around

Up  Down  and Around Author Katherine Ayres
ISBN-10 0763623784
Year 2007
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature's course as it demonstrates how seeds in a garden grow into a final feast of backyard bounty. Full color.

Down and Dirty Pictures

Down and Dirty Pictures Author Peter Biskind
ISBN-10 9781439127100
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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It wasn't so long ago that the Sundance Film Festival was an inconsequential event somewhere in Utah, and Miramax was a tiny distributor of music documentaries and soft-core trash. Today, of course, Sundance is the most important film festival this side of Cannes, and Miramax has become an industry giant, part of the huge Disney empire. Likewise, the directors who emerged from the independent movement, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell -- who once had to max out their credit cards to realize their visions on the screen -- are now among the best-known directors in Hollywood. Not to mention the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman. Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines -- Sundance and Miramax -- that have powered them. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse. Biskind follows Sundance as it grew from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film, succeeding almost despite the mercurial Redford, whose visionary plans were nearly thwarted by his own quixotic personality. He charts in fascinating detail the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul, who created an Oscar factory that became the envy of the studios, while leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. As in Easy Riders, Biskind's incisive account is loaded with vibrant anecdotes and outrageous stories, all of it blended into a fast-moving narrative. Redford, the Weinsteins, and the directors, producers, and actors Biskind profiles are the people who reinvented Hollywood, making independent films mainstream. But success invariably means compromise, and it remains to be seen whether the indie spirit can survive its corporate embrace. Candid, mesmerizing, and penetrating, Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world and where it's headed.

Let Them Eat Dirt

Let Them Eat Dirt Author B. Finlay
ISBN-10 9781473538634
Year 2016-09-22
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'A must-read for parents' William Sears, author of The Baby Book 'This book might change your perspective on real cleanliness and along the way help you to raise healthier kids' Giulia Enders, author of international bestseller, Gut ‘Should be read by every pregnant woman, every parent, every paediatrician’ Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai, Member of the National Academy of Sciences In the two hundred years since we discovered that microbes cause infectious diseases, we’ve battled to keep them under control. But is our modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, having a negative effect on our children’s lifelong health? Let Them Eat Dirt is a ground-breaking book which explains how the millions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development and how an imbalance in those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, asthma and reactions to vaccines, among other chronic conditions. Taking you from conception to pregnancy, to birth and beyond and packed with simple and practical advice on what parents can do to positively impact their children’s gut health including sections on birth options, breastfeeding, the use of antibiotics and the importance of good bacteria and diet, this is a must read for parents everywhere.

This Year s Garden

This Year s Garden Author Cynthia Rylant
ISBN-10 0812454162
Year 1987-03-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Perfection Learning
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"The annual gardening cycle is celebrated in a lovingly illustrated, full-color panorama of fertile scenes . . . Even city-bred readers will come away with a sense of what it's all about".--Booklist.

Down the Dirt Roads

Down the Dirt Roads Author Rachael Treasure
ISBN-10 9781760143107
Year 2016-10-31
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group Australia
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'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible . . .' Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania's rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through the breakdown of her marriage, Rachael lost her family farm and, in her words, lost her way in life. Discovering an all-new compass to live by, she took her two kids and her dogs and left the beaten path. Intensive farming, men on the land and women in the home - everywhere Rachael looked she saw ongoing harm to the soil and the foodchain. By going down the dirt roads and getting back to grassroots, she discovered another set of stories about country life in Australia, and a different way to live on the land. From her rebel granny to pioneering farmers and passionate animal handlers, Rachael became inspired by fresh ways to do things. Down the Dirt Roads starts as a heartfelt and moving insight into the life of a single mother displaced from her home, and becomes a groundbreaking and powerful book about healing, health and hope. Nourishing and sustaining, it presents a practical and positive vision of what life on our land could become.