If Only They Could Talk

If Only They Could Talk


  • Release: 2020-05-28
  • Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 270 page
  • ISBN: 1913340279
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Miles Goodyear's whole life has been planned out for him. Born into a wealthy brewing family in Chesterfield between the wars, he knows he will go to the local grammar school, followed by St John's College, Oxford. After graduating, he will then follow his older brother into the family business where he will remain until the next generation eventually takes over when he retires. But life - and a series of bad decisions - go against him and, as a result, things turn out very differently from what was originally planned. If Only They Could Talk is the story of one man's reflection on his life, his failed relationships, his regrets and his dashed hopes. It's about someone born with so much, who loses everything as he struggles to cope with a changing world. Or at least that's what his relatives are led to believe as they clear out his house following his death. Gradually, the house reveals its secrets, but nothing his relatives find there can prepare them for the final twist to Miles's story.

If Only They Could Talk

If Only They Could Talk


  • Release: 2010-03-09
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 1439139202
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Welcome to Spring Farm, where animals and people come together -- to explore their own natural ability to communicate with each other.... Something magical is happening on a small farm in upstate New York. Animals of all shapes and sizes are living side by side -- talking, listening, learning, and loving -- along with caring people who have come to learn the secrets of interspecies communication. It's a gift that all of us are born with, as long as we're willing to open our hearts and minds to the gentle creatures who share our world. This is what happened at Spring Farm when two very special women gave shelter to animals that were sick or abandoned. As trust and affection grew between them, so did their capacity to exchange feelings and thoughts. Today, the miracle of Spring Farm CARES is shared through communication workshops for visitors, students, and animal lovers. So come discover the magic of Spring Farm. Humans are more than welcome.... You'll meet Ricardo the duck, who explains that he won't leave his warm nest in a nearby chimney even if the house owners disapprove...Chubby the horse, who shares her feelings of despair when her barn catches fire...Elvis the kitten, who wiggles like a rock star...Sugar the Shetland pony, who dedicates a poem to her long-lost herd...and a whole menagerie of mouse-friendly cats, loving llamas, gregarious guinea pigs, delightful dogs, and other amazing critters.

Vets Might Fly

Vets Might Fly


  • Release: 2012-06-28
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781447230359
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A few months of married bliss, a lovers' nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, Vets Might Fly, James Herriot's fifth volume of memoirs relocates him to a training camp somewhere in England. And in between square pounding and digging for victory, he dreams of the people and livestock he left behind him.

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk


  • Release: 2013-09-17
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780804149679
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In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. "A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

If Our Bodies Could Talk


  • Release: 2016-12-27
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780385540988
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"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." —Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away—and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I “boost” my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don’t really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses.

If Only They Could Talk

If Only They Could Talk


  • Release: 1979
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 0748710205
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For more than 25 years, James Herriot captivated millions of readers and T.V. viewers with tales of the triumphs, disasters, pride and sometimes heartache that filled his life as a vet.

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small


  • Release: 2011-11-15
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 440 page
  • ISBN: 9781453227909
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From a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer”: The New York Times bestseller and basis for the beloved BBC series of the same name (The Boston Globe). In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike. This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author’s own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.

If Animals Could Talk

If Animals Could Talk


  • Release: 2006-02-01
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 115 page
  • ISBN: 9781614580522
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If animals could tell us about themselves, using our scientific knowledge, if they could tell us about the way they live, the special way they are made and many details about their individual design - what they would say would be unique praise to the Creator. Did you know that while in flight, the sparrow's heart can beat up to 760 times per minute? Or that a baby blue whale grows at a rate of 7.28 pounds an hour while it's nursing, a grand total of 17 tons by the end of the nursing stage? How about that glow worms have a light output efficiency of 100% as compared to only 4% for our incandescent bulbs? Dr. Werner Gitt, one of the foremost creationist speakers in the world, uses his scientific expertise in this book to show the unique design features of some of God's most captivating creations. All people, young and old, layperson or expert, will be able to understand and enjoy this straightforward book. Told from the perspective of the animals being described, If Animals Could Talk clearly shows the impossibility of life without design. Dr. Gitt uses simple language to provoke a sense of wonder and awe at the marvelous design of the Creator.

Everything Your Baby Would Ask

Everything Your Baby Would Ask


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 1552979075
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A delightful and informative reference. One of the most daunting adjustments for new parents is understanding their baby's mind. This is especially true when trying to determine the source of their infant's discomfort. Far from being helpless or passive, babies display extraordinary skills and capabilities that largely go unnoticed simply because adults don't know what to look for. Babies communicate in many ways including conveying anxieties and fears that parents can soothe. Everything Your Baby Would Ask is an enchanting and ultimately practical book that offers unique insight into what life is really like for a baby. Using a series of questions babies might ask if only they could talk, the book provides insight into the mind of an infant and documents the early months -- from the baby's point-of-view. Chapters include: My Life In Utero Being Born Relating to Myself and Others The Road to Language Learning to Move Around Learning to Use My Hands My Developing Intelligence The text is lively, charming and exceptionally informative, and includes the latest scientific research on how and why babies develop as they do. Color photographs and whimsical drawings appear throughout the book. Everything Your Baby Would Ask reveals what babies are thinking as they stare up at their mothers while feeding, babble away to themselves and play endless games of pull-myself-up-and-drop-back-to-the-floor. This is an ideal book for parents who want to understand and successfully meet their baby's emotional and physical needs.