We got our first taste of Adrian Plass's outrageous humour in The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Age 37 3/4 and The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Age 45 3/4. With over 2 million copies sold, these beloved bestsellers naturally placed the author's fanciful alter-ego in great demand as an inspirational speaker. And of course, his touring experiences have led to all-new stories to share with his friends. This sequel to the first two books will doubtless secure the Sacred Diarist's reputation as a spiritual authority. It's probably not the reputation he's hoping for, but it's the perfect medium for a bucketful of laughter. So meet the speaker, meet the crew and take a seat. It's time to join Adrian Plass on tour! Anne seems to think it would be a good idea to let people see some of the diary entries I've written in connection with the little seven-day speaking tour that she and I have just done ... On that innocent note, Adrian Plass whisks us along on one of the zaniest tours in his career as a Christian speaker. Besides his wife, his fictional entourage includes Gerald, his grown son, who is now a wise-cracking vicar; high-strung Leonard Thynn and his talented but surrealistic girlfriend, Angels Twitten; and the tour's Scripture-spouting benefactor, Barry Ingstone. First stop is the church of St. James the Hardly Visible at All, where a dour caretaker is waiting to set the tone for things to come. So hop on board -- the tour is leaving, and you don't want to miss a thing.
Praise for A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science ..."With the original and often startling images of chemistry, Arthur Greenberg makes the history of science come to life. A remarkable, witty book!" ---- Roald Hoffmann, PhD, Nobel Laureate "Chemistry has perhaps the most intricate, most fascinating, and certainly most romantic history of all the sciences. Arthur Greenberg's A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science provides an entirely new sort of history, a dramatic journey in which he transports us through more than a hundred scenes or episodes from the earliest beginnings of alchemy to the latest in quantum mechanics and transmutation. Dr. Greenberg's essays----delightful, learned, quirky, highly personal, and richly illustrated with contemporary drawings (many of great rarity and beauty)----provide a kaleidoscope of intellectual landscapes, bringing the experiments, the ideas, and the human figures of chemistry's past intensely alive." ---- Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings About the cover art ...The artwork on the cover of this book is from an egg tempera painting (original in full color; author's private collection) signed in 1845 and is a version of a 17th century work by David Teniers the Younger (J. Read, Prelude to Chemistry, The MacMillan Co., New York, Plate 29; J. Read, The Alchemist in Life, Literature, and Art, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., London, 1947, Plate 21 and pp. 72--79). It has some mischief in it: the leg of the table has a mouth and an eye reminiscent of a tortoise or dragon----both potent chemical symbols. The painting is signed "las voy" ("les noy" or similar) with some symbols and we do not know the identity of the artist. To view the artwork within the book, visit us at: www wiley.com/chemicalhistory
Color New York City! The greatest city in the world. Tall buildings, taxis & people. Lots of People! Artist CJ Hughes takes you on a whimsical journey through the streets of Manhattan in the first NYC coloring book of the on-going series COLOR NEW YORK CITY. In volume one, WANDERING TOURIST, you will explore popular New York tourist attractions from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit the MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR page below to view a video flip through of ALL THE PAGES in this title! Each illustration has been diligently freehand illustrated from the artist's own photographs of New York, New York. Adults will appreciate the detail while children are sure to recognize the Big Apple's most popular landmarks in this delightful NYC coloring book for all ages. Break out your crayons, colored pencils or even your gel pens, all artwork is single sided to help prevent bleeding and to allow for removal and framing of your completed masterpiece. 30 uniquely New York illustrations for you to color! Popular NYC attractions featured in Color New York City include:
First published in 1892, this popular account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism serves as a spirited introduction to the diverse faiths of the peoples of the Indian subcontinent. Students of global religions and those seeking to understand the burgeoning influence of these cultures will be fascinated by: . the religious basis of Rig-Veda . the revelation of divine knowledge represented by the Upanishads . the Sankhya philosophy of an eternal soul . caste and class in Hinduism . the many incarnations of Vishnu and Krishna . the contradictory stations of women throughout Indian culture . temptation, evil, and self-discipline in Buddhism . and much more. GEORGE THOMAS BETTANY (1850-1891) is also the author of The Dark Peoples of the Land of Sunshine (1890) and Primitive Religions (1891).
This is the most definitive collection of Whitby Ghost stories to be published in the last ten years. This popular book, now in authors edition, covers all Whitby's well known supernatural tales, plus many not so well known stories. Complete with black and white photographs this volume provides a haunting view of this ancient seaport. Fast paced and full of interesting details this book is written as an Original Ghost Walk of Whitby guide would deliver it. This is not a book of hyped up descriptions of fictional phantoms, the stories in this volume are of a good provenance and are a genuine representation of Whitby's supernatural heritage. This volume deals with not only ghosts and superstitions but also the factual background to the story of Dracula (where truth is stranger than fiction). Prepare to be chillingly entertained as a guest of the Original Ghost Walk of Whitby from the comfort of your armchair.
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