The A to Z Books

The A to Z Book of Cats, Wild and Domestic

The A to Z Book of Cats, Wild and Domestic

$27.95 HB / $16.95 PB

Want the purrr-fect gift for the cat lover in your life? Cat got your tongue? Never mind, the A to Z book of Cats will say it all for you. It's the cat's meow. Not only have cats found a place in our hearts and homes, but they are also part of our history, culture, and arts. This book with illustrations by the author, while it's not cat-a-clysmic, will appeal to all ailurophiles, (that's cat lovers). Failure to purchase this book would not be a cat-a-strophe and I certainly won't go cat-a-tonic but, if you do, I predict you will find yourself sitting in the catbird's seat wearing the cat's pajamas!

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The A to Z Book of Turtle Island, Land of the Native American

The A to Z Book of Turtle Island, Land of the Native American

$27.95 HB / $16.95 PB

A long, long time ago, when the world was one vast ocean, the creatures of the sea agreed that there should be a place for others that did not live in the water. Turtle accepted that soil brought up from the bottom of the ocean, could be placed on her back and that would form the habitat for non-sea creatures. After many failed attempts, Muskrat managed to come back with a paw-full of soil. This was placed on Turtle's back and became home to the Native American. Some of the many tribes and nations that formed from the first people are described in this, The A to Z Book of Turtle Island. This story, in a variety of versions, is the source of the name, 'Turtle Island' for the American continent. The Wyandotte (Huron) extended version of the Turtle Island Creation legend can be found at; AAANationalArts.com

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The A to Z Book of Mushrooms

The A to Z Book of Mushrooms

$27.95 HB / $16.95 PB

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms, fungi, molds, mycorrhizal spores. These all affect you every day of your life. They have helped keep the world operating for millions of years. For thousands of years they have provided humans with the means to exist. The 5300yr. old "Iceman" found in the Alps in 1991 had two different mushrooms in his pouch that were important to his survival in the world. While you may not need them for your survival (if you did you might turn to that mold, penicillin), multiple ongoing studies into the medicinal properties of various mushrooms may soon add to the already proven ways mushrooms can save lives. You can certainly benefit from knowing your mushrooms. The A to Z book of Mushrooms will help you find and identify wild mushrooms. The illustrations and the text are designed to introduce beginners to the wonderful, colorful, nutritious and magical world of mushrooms.

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The A to Z Book of Weeds and Other Useful Plants

The A to Z Book of Weeds and Other Useful Plants

$27.95 HB / $16.95 PB

The weeds we typically spend millions trying to eradicate each year have served mankind for thousands of years as they provide food, medicine, shelter, clothing and pleasure to millions of people worldwide. This book will start you on a journey of discovery not to be missed, starting right outside your door.

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The A to Z of Did You Know, Guaranteed Something You Didn’t Know

The A to Z of Did You Know, Guaranteed Something You Didn’t Know

$16.95 PB

A fun, eclectic collection that is guaranteed to provide many 'Gee whiz!' moments and interesting information with which you can stun friends and family alike.

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The A to Z Book of Wildflowers

The A to Z Book of Wildflowers

$27.95 HB / $16.95 PB

Considering that there are 5000 flowering plants in Texas, at least a thousand of which can be called ‘wild flowers,’ it’s probably safe to say, not many. This beginners' guide will, I hope, help to put names to some of the more common ones, provide encouragement to search for the uncommon ones and give information about some of the interesting plants around us.

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The A to Z Book of Gods: Myths & Legends

The A to Z Book of Gods: Myths & Legends

HB 27.95 PB 16.95

Gods, where do they come from? Why are there so many of them? Through the ages mankind has wrestled with this question and all its ramifications. Scholars of many disciplines scour dusty archives, archaeologists explore hidden tombs, students of languages seek to decipher the meaning of unknown words. Some of the many forms these beings have taken in every land around the world are explored within this book.

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The A to Z Book of Goddesses

The A to Z Book of Goddesses

If your idea of a goddess resembles a Hollywood screen goddess, you might be surprised to learn that there are goddesses with tiger’s teeth, dog’s legs, and leopard’s tails, that can become birds, snakes, or any number of other creatures. They might live in a cave, in the ocean, on a mountain, travel the universe, or reside on the moon. That they lived long before mankind existed and, in fact, created the world for us to live on. From birth to death and beyond there is a goddess for every eventuality! This illustrated compendium of Goddesses from around the world will tell you more than you thought there was to know about the lives, loves, and character of these divinities.

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The A to Z Book of Birds

The A to Z Book of Birds

27.95 | 16.95

While looking at my grand-daughter's books with her it occurred to me that here, at three years old, she can identify images which bear little resemblance to the actual creatures portrayed: whale, giraffe, ostrich, etc. At the zoo she recognizes the elephant, tiger, giraffe, etc. Why, I wondered, do children's books have such simplified renderings of animals? She may not be able to read the names, but she knows a giraffe is a giraffe. Her father is an avid birder and barely wait to take her birding, so why not an alphabet book with realistic pictures of birds? Thus, "The A to Z Book of Birds: An ABC for Young Bird Lovers" - she will know her birds before she knows her alphabet.

I'm sure my grand-daughter is not the only three-year-old genius out there. This book is designed to be useful from age three to well beyond learning the alphabet, when the text, informative and entertaining, will continue to teach and the paintings a guide to identification in the field.

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