A Place Of My Own

Autor: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0307829154
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A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work “A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy hands. Invoking the titans of architecture, literature, and philosophy, from Vitruvius to Thoreau, from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright, Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints, joints, and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of “houseness” itself. From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole, Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed, complex process of creating a finished structure. At once superbly written, informative, and enormously entertaining, A Place of My Own is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape—and how we might shape them ourselves. Praise for A Place of My Own “A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”—Chicago Tribune “[Pollan] alternates between describing the building process and introducing informative asides on various aspects of construction. These explanations are deftly and economically supplied. Pollan’s beginner status serves him well, for he asks the kind of obvious questions about building that most readers will want answered.” —The New York Review of Books “By shrewdly combining just the right mix of personal reflection, architectural background, and nuts-and-bolts detail, Michael Pollan enables us to see, feel, and understand what goes into the building of a house. The result is a captivating and informative adventure.”—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil “An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body and the human spirit.”—Francine du Plessix Gray “A tour de force.”—Phillip Lopate

No Place Of My Own

Autor: Christine Laennec
ISBN: 9780956531308
File Size: 18,72 MB
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"May Diddy Ripley Maylone's diaries paint a vivid picture of her life in Northern California in the 1920s. She followed her husband George from one venture to another -- homesteading, mining, even piloting a river boat. She was always hopeful that they would at last be able to establish a home."--[P. 4] of cover.

A Place Of Their Own

Autor: John V. Van Cleve
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780930323493
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Emphasizing the sense of community that deafness fosters, rather than its less positive aspects, this text focuses on the development of the American deaf community during the nineteenth century

Her Own Place

Autor: Dori Sanders
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616202521
File Size: 54,61 MB
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Dori Sanders' first novel, CLOVER was a smash hit. Now, with HER OWN PLACE, Dori Sanders tells a story about ordinary people taking part in a transformation of heart and mind--in the South, in the nation. "Resonates as powerfully as an old hymn."--Kirkus Reviews; "Like a ripe summer peach, HER OWN PLACE just keeps getting better and better until the last page leaves the reader longing for more."--Christian Science Monitor. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

Make Your Place

Autor: Raleigh Briggs
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621061914
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Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life without relying on smelly, toxic, expensive consumer products. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand written and drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves to concocting all-natural cleaners and body products to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply, create a comfortable nest, and truly do it yourself.

My Own Sense Of Place

Autor: Anne Wells Branscomb
ISBN: 9781577361268
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Anne Wells Branscomb grew up in Georgia where she learned traditional social skills of southern women. These skills were the building blocks of her numerous professional successes. Considered ahead of her time, Anne coined the phrase "information infrastructure" in 1975, raised proprietary issues regarding the protection and ownership of information, and authored Who Owns Information? Using humor, satire, and wisdom, the book shares how she managed to successfully balance the demands of her profession while putting family first.

A Place Of My Own To Give God Glory

Autor: Gwendolyn Wilson Diggs, EdD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450296548
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Years ago, devout Christian Gwendolyn Wilson Diggs thought she’d been forgotten by God. While waiting in line for a life purpose, she felt skipped over. Others members of her musically inclined family sang or played instruments, yet she did nothing. Then, during a particularly dark period, she sat down and screamed, “God, what do you want me to do?” His response: “Spread my Word and proclaim the gospel of Christ.” Diggs’s A Place of My Own to Give God Glory offers forty devotions, each illuminated by scripture and inspired by God. By putting God first and seeking His face, Diggs discovered her true purpose; since then, she has been filled with the joy and peace of Christ, and she seeks to spread His Word to the whole world. She artfully combines life experiences with scripture, turning each devotion into applicable lessons for your Christian walk, with included journal sections for personal reflection. Proverbs tells us, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” God is waiting for you to walk at His side. These daily devotions will encourage you to view your difficulties from a Christian perspective. All of your questioning will reveal your purpose. God does hear you, and He wants you to hear His voice. All it takes is daily devotion to Him, and never forget the most important thing in life: Give God Glory!