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Hiking Home is much more than a book about exercising in woods and fields. While taking the reader on a hike through the scenic German countryside, the author weaves fascinating facts about German history as well as cherished memories into the fabric of her journey. Some of the adventures of the hiking Grgen sisters made me laugh out loud. Others made me wince and marvel about how much my friend was willing to endure to achieve her goal. Once I started reading Hiking Home, I could not put the book down. I did not want the journey to end. The next time Ingrid and her sister, Karin, go on a hike, I want to be included. Nancy Aiello
Skin, the body's largest organ, is crucial to our wellbeing. It not only serves as a protective barrier between the outside world and our vulnerable insides, but also keeps us in touch with the world. But it's the appearance of our skin that receives so much attention - and is most important to a vast number of people out there. What keeps skin healthy and glowing? Is there such a thing as perfect skin and can you have it? This book is intended to serve not only as a useful reference guide on skin, its composition and disorders, but is also jam-packed with tips and advice on skincare, cosmetics, the sunscreen debate, organic versus natural treatments and anti-ageing advice. In a nutshell, it's a must-have if you're at all concerned about keeping your skin at its best for as long as possible.
Sub-title: "e;Relax, It's Not Rocket Science."e; Introduces concepts such as dominant and recessive genes, polygenic inheritance, and genomic imprinting. Various breeding programs are explored in great detail. Issues such as breeding fads and common myths are candidly addressed. Also information on DNA testing, hybrid vigor, understanding pedigrees, and sex chromosomes. An entire section features the basic concepts of color inheritance. All scientific concepts and terms are clearly explained, often by using practical examples. Includes a carefully selected reference section, and provides breeders with the tools to make more informed breeding decisions.