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Title:
Gardener's fitness : weeding out the aches and pains
Author:
Pearlman, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Dallas, Tex : Taylor, 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878332038
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC965.A5 P39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Discover the history of this genius of war, despot of Europe, and passionate builder of contemporariness in this updated and complete biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book covers his rise from a humble provincial official to power during the turbulent French Revolution, the founding of a battlefield legend, his assault on the government of France, and the rise and fall of an empire so mythical and essential to an understanding of the contemporary history of Europe. The man, the general, the statesman, the lover--analyzed through the most accurate historical prism without renouncing the extraordinary anecdotes that have contributed to the classical studies of one of the most controversial figures of his time. Learn firsthand the conception of the French state and the new order that was dictated to Europe and survives to this day. Learn about the intimate stories, secrets, and ample amorous curriculum of this complex man.


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Library Journal Review

Pearlman, the author of four books on fitness, including Workouts That Work for Women Who Work (1988), has over 20 years of experience in the fitness field. Her newest title offers conditioning exercises and stretches geared to gardeners. She discusses the correct way to lift, carry, rake, and perform other garden tasks and includes soothing baths and skin, hand, and nail care, with a final chapter on dealing with minor medical problems like cuts, insect bites, and sunburn. She shares recipes for natural home remedies as well as her favorite commercially available products from skin care to tools to gloves, listing suppliers. For the most part, the exercises are easy to follow, with a few confusing exceptions. This unique book is recommended for public libraries, but one wishes Pearlman could have avoided phrases like your goldenrod years or Im happy as a clematis. (Illustrations not seen.)Sue OBrien, Downers Grove P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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