From top American and British needlecraft designers, here are more than 25 beautifully colored patterns in needlepoint and crewel that present a glorious range of contemporary and traditional animal motifs. Four-color photographs.
The Heavenly Life and Death Meridian actually possessed the True Fire of the world. It had achieved an unrivalled attainments in alchemy! After ten years of painstaking effort, the pill was reborn and reborn after ten years of training. Yet, it was plotted against, the pill was stolen, and the Pill King fell! Once he was reborn, he would see how he could rely on his extraordinary alchemy skills to shake the world and rise to prominence in the world of nine continents. He could sweep away all his opponents, sweep through the stars and heaven, and sweep across the world!
The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. In this second collection of tales concerning the Durrell family on the island of Corfu, young Gerry continues to be captivated by the fascinating flora and fauna of their adopted home - much to the bemusement and upset of his long suffering siblings and mother. Whether it's lamp fishing by night or roving the countryside with his mentor Theodore, Gerry encounters intoxicated hedgehogs, tarantulas, dung beetles, water spiders and other animals, some of which become the family's very unwanted pets.
Using 163 photographs of images carved on the underside of medieval choir stalls in the churches and cathedrals of England in the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries, this work provides a spirited examination of the social history of ordinary men and women during the late-medieval period. This examination is particularly useful in that the choir stalls have become less accessible to the public in recent years. Misericords have received some scholarly attention, but this work is the first to interpret the carvings as social commentary. They are not examined as decorative embellishments or pieces of church furniture, but rather "read" as intimate glimpses into the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of a segment of the English medieval population. Whatever amused, angered, frightened, or elated the common person is recorded here in these extraordinary records.