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The Scent of Time

Author : Byung-Chul Han
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In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time. Our attachment to the vita activa creates an imperative to work which degrades the human being into a labouring animal, an animal laborans. At the same time, the hyperactivity which characterizes our daily routines robs human beings of the capacity to linger and the faculty of contemplation. It therefore becomes impossible to experience time as fulfilling. Drawing on a range of thinkers including Heidegger, Nietzsche and Arendt, Han argues that we can overcome this temporal crisis only by revitalizing the vita contemplativa and relearning the art of lingering. For what distinguishes humans from other animals is the capacity for reflection and contemplation, and when life regains this capacity, this art of lingering, it gains in time and space, in duration and vastness.

The Scent of Jasmine

Author : Lioness DeWinter
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Matthias Ste. Germain has been alone all of his life. Orphaned as an infant and emotionally distant from the world around him, he despairs of ever finding true love. Set in the dark, secret alleyways of the Orleans of long ago, a hostile world unfolds. A town is gripped in superstitious terror as an illness ravages the population. Church and state are hand-in-hand, with the charismatic, powerful and dynamic young preacher, Obadiah St. John at its helm. A former prostitute himself, Obadiah has turned his rage upon the gypsy community (as the young male escorts are known), and has sworn to wipe them out, one by one. Public executions are commonplace, and the gypsy community huddles in fear as he cuts a bloody swath through the town. Join Matthias on his lonely quest as he finds redemption, friendship, and true love with his beautiful Timothy...and at long last makes the journey from an inhuman monster to a man once more.

The Scent Of Magic

Author : Jay Seaborg
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Rolf Hynasson was planning on becoming a magician and using his gifts to help the Empire. While in the capital of Ponticar, he finds himself suddenly an outcast, running for his life from the most powerful family in the city. Aided by a mysterious magician named Dark, Rolf soon learns to survive by using his wits as well as his magic. While the Empire is plunged into war with a rival, Rolf embarks on a journey that teaches him to unleash his true power. The Scent of Magic is the first volume in the Ponticar Series.

The Scent of Possibility

Author : Sarah McCartney
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Down a cobbled mews off one of London's rare tranquil backstreets, people come to talk, gaze at the garden, have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit, then leave with a small blue bottle of perfume. Captured inside it is scented memory of happy times. What could be the harm in that? London is a big city, but paths cross, and get all tangled up. A small misunderstanding leads to a seriously large one. This is the novel that accidentally launched a London perfumery, 4160Tuesdays.

The Scent Hound Vol II A Complete Anthology of the Breeds

Author : Various
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The Scent Hound Vol. II. - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breeds from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breeds - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of each breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: My Dog And I by H. W. Huntington (1897), The Show Dog by H. W. Huntington (1901), The Book Of Dogs by Stanley West (1935) and many others. The breeds included in this Volume are: The Dachshund, the Elkhound, the Foxhound, the Harrier, the Otterhound and the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

The Scent of Ancient Magic

Author : Britta K. Ager
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Chapter 1.Breath of the Leopard: scent and magic --Chapter 2.Fragrant panacea: scent and power --Chapter 3.Scent in the Magical Papyri --Chapter 4.Perfumed Enchantments: the smell of witches' magic --Chapter 5.Rot and roses: the smell of witches -- --Chapter 6.Scented space, scenting space --Epilogue.Scent of ancient magic.

Following the Scent

Author : Christopher Eckhoff
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Bird dog performance events may not be what many people believe they are. This book takes the reader behind the scenes across the span of two years campaigning. The author reports from chapter to chapter on the progress of two dogs, one already a field champion, the other a dog just getting started in field trials. More importantly, each chapter examines various elements of field trialing not directly connected to the dogs. Most of these elements are common to all breeds of bird dog performance events whether they be the pointing dogs, the flushers or the retrievers. This book looks at the interplay between the clubs sponsoring the events and wildlife managers responsible for the grounds on which they are held. It looks at the friendships and conflicts between dog handlers. This book also looks at the elation of winning field trials, but shows the follies which occur as well, and much more. If you are a hard core field trial handler you will nod your head as you read saying to yourself, boy if that isn't the truth. If you have never been to a bird dog performance event and have wondered what they are really about, this will tell you the story.

Cat on the Scent

Author : Rita Mae Brown
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It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery. Things have been pretty exciting lately in Crozet, Virginia—a little too exciting if you ask resident feline investigator Mrs. Murphy. Just as the town starts to buzz over its Civil War reenactment, a popular local man disappears. No one's seen Tommy Van Allen's single-engine plane, either—except for Mrs. Murphy, who spotted it during a foggy evening's mousing. Even Mrs. Murphy's favorite human, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, can sense that something is amiss. But things really take an ugly turn when the town reenacts the battle of Oak Ridge—and a participant ends up with three very real bullets in his back. While the clever tiger cat and her friends sift through clues that just don't fit together, more than a few locals fear that the scandal will force well-hidden town secrets into the harsh light of day. And when Mrs. Murphy's relentless tracking places loved ones in danger, it takes more than a canny kitty and her team of animal sleuths to set things right again....

Murphy s Law the Scent of Orchids

Author : Rebecca Sinclair
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Murphy's Law: Murphy McKenna managed to get herself stuck in an unexpected, Maine blizzard, in a remote cabin with dead phones, and impassable roads. Could there be a worse time for a wounded man to show up on her doorstep? Not only is Garrett hurt, he's also apparently been out wandering in the storm with a duffel bag stuffed with money, antique jewelry, and a gun. Will Murphy's conscience allow her to turn her back on the handsome stranger who may be a thief, a bank robber, or worse ...? The Scent of Orchids:Elissa Martin arrives in Hawaii to save her cousin from Adam Wolcot. She's unprepared for the effect the man has on her, and decides the months of self-imposed exile on her Missouri farm, following her parents deaths and a failed love life have taken their toll on her mental state. The more she gets to know him, the more she convinces herself that any danger he represents to Lyla is just a figment of her imagination. Can Elissa overcome her distrust of men, and of Adam, enough to fall in love with him?

The Scent of Roses in Winter

Author : Michael P. Kihntopf
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Edward Klein has an obsession. Before he dies of cancer in the mid-1960s, he wants to tell his grandson about his life and something more. But before he can do that he has to take a trip though his past. His combat stress syndrome, stimulated by sights, sounds, and smells, causes him to relive his life from boyhood in the Ukraine living in the German colonies to fighting on the ramparts of Verdun and participating in the revolutions of 1918 -1921. Tempering this trip are the trails and tribulations of two marriages.