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Palace of Palms by Kate Teltscher

Title Palace of Palms
Author Kate Teltscher
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2020-07-09
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1529004861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'A glorious green adventure story.' Ann Treneman, The Times 'Books of the Year' 'The most enthralling historical book I’ve read this year.' Claire Tomalin, New Statesman 'Books of the year' Daringly innovative when it opened in 1848, the Palm House in Kew Gardens remains one of the most beautiful glass buildings in the world today. Seemingly weightless, vast and yet light, the Palm House floats free from architectural convention, at once monumental and ethereal. From a distance, the crowns of the palms within are silhouetted in the central dome; close to, banana leaves thrust themselves against the glass. To enter it is to enter a tropical fantasy. The body is assaulted by heat, light and the smell of damp vegetation. In Palace of Palms, Kate Teltscher tells the extraordinary story of its creation and of the Victorians’ obsession with the palms that filled it. It is a story of breathtaking ambition, of scientific discovery and, crucially, of the remarkable men whose vision it was. The Palm House was commissioned by the charismatic first Director of Kew, Sir William Hooker, designed by the audacious Irish engineer, Richard Turner, and managed by Kew’s forthright curator, John Smith, who battled with boilers and floods to ensure the survival of the rare and wondrous plants it housed.

Title The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2010
Author Bob Sehlinger
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2009-08-18
Category Travel
Total Pages 512
ISBN 0470583258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Court of the Palms by Yasin M. Al-Khalesi

Title The Court of the Palms
Author Yasin M. Al-Khalesi
Publisher
Release 1978
Category Architecture
Total Pages 120
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2012
Author Bob Sehlinger
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2011-09-06
Category Travel
Total Pages 512
ISBN 1118012305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions and restaurants in all price ranges; honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money; detailed maps; tips on special events and festivals; and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife and other activities. Original.

Title The Lost Scroll of the Physician
Author Alisha Sevigny
Publisher Dundurn
Release 2020-01-25
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1459744314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sesha must race to find a priceless scroll before time runs out. After a brutal fire takes their parents’ lives, Sesha and Ky, children of the pharaoh’s royal physician, are left charming snakes and stealing food to survive. Unsure of who to trust, the pair are found and brought back to the palace, where the pharaoh tasks Sesha with finding a rare medical document her father was transcribing. But are the royals hiding something? Befriended by a fellow scribe and a young princess, Sesha navigates palace intrigue and temple treachery while urgently seeking the valuable papyrus. For the scroll doesn’t just have the power to keep the pharaoh’s army alive and reveal the secrets around her parents’ death — it may be the only thing that can save Ky’s life.

Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg

Title Conjugial Love
Author Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher Jazzybee Verlag
Release 2013-11-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 559
ISBN 3849640701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work, published in 1768, when Swedenborg was eighty years of age, was the first of the author's theological works on the title of which his name appeared. It treats of the relation of the sexes; of the nature and origin of love truly conjugial and of its indissoluble nature; of the marriage of the Lord and the Church, and its correspondence; of the spiritual conjunction of partners in true marriage; of the change effected in both sexes by marriage; of the causes of disaffection, separations, and divorces; of the causes of apparent love, friendship, and favor in marriage; and of iterated marriages. To which is appended a treatise on Adulterous or Scortatory Love in its various degrees, showing it to be in its nature the very opposite of Conjugial Love.

Title Bruno Taut s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus
Author David Nielsen
Publisher Routledge
Release 2015-09-16
Category Architecture
Total Pages 172
ISBN 1317499786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been primarily established by one art historian and critic. As a result the historical record of the Glashaus is significantly skewed toward a singlular notion of Expressionism and surprisingly excludes Taut’s diverse motives for the design of the building. In an effort to clarify the problematic historical record of the Glashaus, this book exposes Bruno Taut’s motives and inspirations for its design. The result is that Taut’s motives can be found in yet unacknowledged precedents like the botanical inspiration of the Victoria regia lily; the commercial interests of Frederick Keppler as the Director of the Deutche Luxfer Prismen Syndikat; and imitation that derived openly from the Gothic. The outcome is a substantial contribution to the re-evaluation of the generally accepted histories of the modern movement in architecture.

Title The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
Author Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release 1954
Category Marriage
Total Pages 612
ISBN 1465523855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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