Flora  Book


  • Author : Flora MacDonald
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228009894


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Flora Isabel MacDonald – politician, humanitarian, adventurer, and role model for a generation of women – was known across Canada and beyond simply as Flora. In her memoir, co-authored by award-winning journalist and author Geoffrey Stevens, she tells her personal story for the very first time. Flora! describes her amazing journey from her childhood and her time at secretarial school in Cape Breton, through her years in backroom Progressive Conservative politics, to elected office and her appointment as Canada’s first female minister of foreign affairs. Finally, she details her exceptional humanitarian work in India and in war-torn Africa and Afghanistan. Flora was driven by a lifelong conviction that there is nothing a woman cannot achieve in a world controlled by men, and she pursued this conviction in everything she did, carving a path for women in Parliament. She won international acclaim for bringing 60,000 Vietnamese refugees to Canada, and for engineering the rescue of six American hostages in Tehran in a top-secret collaboration with the CIA known as the Canadian Caper. She exposed the inhumane treatment of inmates at Kingston’s Prison for Women. She defied male chauvinists in the Progressive Conservative party by running for its leadership, and she introduced the Employment Equity Act to guarantee women equal access to federal jobs. Flora was brave. She was relentless. She was controversial. She was a force of nature. In her own words and drawing from interviews with those who knew her, Flora! grants us insight into this exceptional woman who changed the course of history.

Flora Book


  • Author : Yoojin Kim
  • Publisher : 4 Seasons of Pop-Up
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN 10 : 1623486564


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Peek inside this spring-inspired pop-up book and discover how flowers are more than just beautiful; they are critical components of the natural world. Bees buzz, hummingbirds sip, and bats flit amongst the brilliant petals. Each spread is filled with unique pop-ups, revealing pull-tabs, and captivating educational facts!

Flora and the Flamingo Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Flora and the Flamingo

  • Author : Molly Idle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452145075


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A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more! Double tap the flaps to open and close them, swipe the corners of the book to turn from page to page, and activate the soundtrack to listen to the music while you read your new ebook!

Flora Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744046311


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Let the experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens guide you around the beautiful and mysterious world that is the plant kingdom. From regulating the air we breathe to providing food, clothes, fuels, and medicines - plants are fundamental to our lives. Discover an extraordinary diversity of species, which includes a grass that grows a meter a day, roots that breathe air, and "queen of the night" cactuses whose rare blooms vanish before dawn. In a combination of art and science, Flora celebrates plants from majestic trees to microscopic algae, explaining how they germinate, grow, and reproduce. It presents species that have evolved to accommodate pollinating insects such as the foxglove, and plants that have adapted to flourish in even the most hostile of habitats. Pierre-Joseph Redoute in the 18th-century was described as the "Raphael of flowers". Flora showcases his botanical paintings as well as those of Georg Ehret and others in this gorgeous visual celebration of plants through the ages. Whether you are a keen gardener, naturalist, or botany student, this beautiful book is a treat that will entice, inform, and amaze.

Flora and the Peacocks Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Flora and the Peacocks

  • Author : Molly Idle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452140698


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The darling, dancing Flora is back, and this time she's found two new friends: a pair of peacocks! But amidst the fanning feathers and mirrored movements, Flora realizes that the push and pull between three friends can be a delicate dance. Will this trio find a way to get back in step? In the third book featuring Flora and her feathered friends, Molly Idle's gorgeous art combines with clever flaps to reveal that no matter the challenges, true friends will always find a way to dance, leap, and soar—together.

Field Flora of the British Isles Book

Field Flora of the British Isles

  • Author : Clive A. Stace
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1999-03-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 814
  • ISBN 10 : 0521653150


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A portable guide to identifying plants in the British Isles, based on New Flora of the British Isles.

Flora and the Penguin Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Flora and the Penguin

  • Author : Molly Idle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452132181


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Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Artist Molly Idle creates an innovative, wordless picture book with clever flaps that reveal Flora and the penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as only true friends do. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

Flora of Russia   Book

Flora of Russia

  • Author : Andreĭ Aleksandrovich Fedorov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9054107510


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This series of books is a translation of Flora Evropeiskoi Chasti SSR, which provides information on the wild and most important cultivated plants growing in the European portion of Russia and its bordering regions. The text describes plant systematics, habitat conditions, range, and chromosome numbers. The series serves as a manual for botanists, agronomists, teachers, students and naturalists.

Flora of New South Wales Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Flora of New South Wales

  • Author : Gwen J. Harden
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN 10 : 0868401722


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Volume 1 of the landmark series Flora of New South Wales was first published in 1990, and describes the naturally occurring and naturalized ferns, cycads, conifers and some of the flowering plants of that state. Since 1990, parts of Volume 1 have been made substantially out of date by wide-ranging revisions to taxonomy and the discovery or identification of new plant species - such as the 'living fossil' Wollemi pine, featured on the cover of this revised edition. This revised edition of Volume 1 incorporates a 64 page insert that lists all the updates to the information contained within the book, including taxonomic changes, new species descriptions, new data about species and changes to keys. These changes are cross-referenced from the original species or key entry in the volume to the relevant section of the insert, so where necessary readers can quickly check to see what changes have occurred. Additionally, the reference list, glossary and index have all been revised.

Flora Macdonald   Pretty Young Rebel  Book

Flora Macdonald Pretty Young Rebel

  • Author : Flora Fraser
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2023-01-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451494399


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A captivating biography of the remarkable young Scotswoman whose bold decision to help “Bonnie” Prince Charlie—the Stuart claimant to the British throne—evade capture and flee the country has become the stuff of legend. After his decisive defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart was a man on the run. Seeking refuge in the Outer Hebrides, hoping to escape to France, he found an unlikely ally in Flora MacDonald, a young woman in her early twenties, loyal to the Stuarts. Disguising the prince as an Irish maid, petticoats and all, Flora conveyed Charles by boat to Skye, where they lodged safely with her family, until the prince’s inexpert handling of feminine attire caused concern, and he was persuaded to forgo the ruse before fleeing the area undetected. Flora never saw him again. This famous incident led to Flora’s enduring appeal as a courageous Scottish heroine, inspiring and influencing countless novels, poems, and songs—most notably, the classic ballad “Skye Boat Song” adapted from a traditional tune in the late nineteenth century. But her remarkable life didn’t come to a close with her clandestine mission to Skye. Faced with a confession from one of the boatmen, Flora was arrested and taken to London on charges of treason, where under interrogation, she wittily deflected questions and staunchly defended her motives. She was eventually released under the 1747 Act of Indemnity, but disaster would befall her yet again: in 1774, Flora and her husband, Allan MacDonald, fled the impoverished highlands for a brighter future in Cross Creek, North Carolina—utterly unaware of the burgeoning revolution that would upend their lives there, with Allan imprisoned and Flora fleeing, penniless, back home to the Hebrides. In this probing, evocative portrait of a tumultuous life, master historian Flora Fraser peels away the layers of misinformation, legend, and myth to reveal Flora MacDonald in full. Fraser presents a fascinating

An Oak Spring Flora Book

An Oak Spring Flora

  • Author : Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1997-05-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300071399


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This is the latest volume in a major series that describes selections of the rare books, manuscripts, and other works of art held at Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Rachel Lambert Mellon. The 111 items chosen for this volume on floral illustration since the later Middle Ages include Books of Hours, still-life and vanitas paintings, botanical prints, and books of instruction of every kind, from planting a garden to making flowers using colored papers or wax. Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi groups the works into chapters on such topics as florilegia, women artists, tulipomania, Dutch and Flemish painting, and exotic flowers from distant lands, providing an introduction to each chapter that gives the contextual background necessary for a real understanding and appreciation of floral illustration past and present. The sheer beauty as well as extraordinary skills encountered, for example, in manuscript florilegia by Jacob Marrel and Maria Sibylla Merian, in hand-colored books by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and G.B. Ferrari, and in flower studies painted by John Constable, Margaret Mee, and others, are testament to the high status accorded floral illustration over the centuries. This handsome, richly illustrated volume will attract all those with an interest in rare books and the history of art as well as horticulturalists, botanists, and garden historians.

Flora Hongkongensis Book

Flora Hongkongensis

  • Author : George Bentham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1861
  • Genre: Botany
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015006936127


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Uinta Basin Flora Book

Uinta Basin Flora

  • Author : Sherel Goodrich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Ashley National Forest (Utah and Wyo.)
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002943862D


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Flora Illustrata Book

Flora Illustrata

  • Author : New York Botanical Garden
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300196627


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Presents the history and significance of some of the most important works held by the renowned New York City library, including handwritten manuscripts, botanical artworks, herbals, explorer's notebooks, and nineteenth-century media.