New Release Books by Peter Brown

Peter Brown is the author of Barnstormers, Wing-Walking and Flying Circuses (2022), Fred Gets Dressed (2021), Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland (2018), The Wild Robot Escapes (2018) and other 218 books.

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Barnstormers, Wing-Walking and Flying Circuses

release date: May 30, 2022
Barnstormers, Wing-Walking and Flying Circuses
While large numbers of aeroplanes had been produced In America for the war effort overseas at the Western Front, it was found that that the British, French and Germans were far ahead of them when it came to flight technology, which led to a huge surplus of aeroplanes in the United States. The government’s solution to recover some of the money was to sell the surplus stock off for as little as $200 dollars each. With no licence being required to fly a plane, the offer attracted many ex-fighter pilots as well as civilians, who developed a new American pastime known as barnstorming. Part entertainers, part thrill-seekers, the barnstormers made their way across the country as solo acts and in groups called ''Flying Circuses''. The American flier Ormer Locklear wowed the crowds by climbing out of his aeroplane and walk along the wing, and it wasn’t long before flying circuses held less appeal for spectators if it didn’t have a wing-walking act. Handstands, jumps across planes, and even the odd game of tennis were attempted by barnstormers to attract larger paying audiences. In 1936, the US Government banned wing-walking under 1,500 ft, which doomed aerial stunting, and while a few wing-walking teams operated in the 1970s, it wasn’t until barnstormer Vic Norman founded his famous AeroSuperBatics wing-walking team in the early 1980s that the sight of daredevils hand-standing and flying upside down on the wing was seen in Europe. Several teams around the world subsequently formed using aeroplanes such as the Boeing Stearman or the Curtiss ''Jenny'' biplanes to wow crowds as a part of regular air displays, and their appeal has continued to rise since the 2000s.

Fred Gets Dressed

release date: May 04, 2021
Fred Gets Dressed
From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free. The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents'' closet and is inspired to get dressed. First he tries on his dad''s clothes, but they don''t fit well. Then he tries on his mom''s clothes, and wow! The boy looks great. He looks through his mom''s jewelry and makeup and tries that on, too. When he''s discovered by his mother and father, the whole family (including the dog!) get in on the fun, and they all get dressed together. This charming and humorous story was inspired by bestselling and award-winning author Peter Brown''s own childhood, and highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression.

Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland

release date: Nov 29, 2018
Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland
"A ground-breaking identification guide ... the perfect marriage of artistic excellence, deep knowledge and, dare I say it, of scientists'' genuine affection." BRETT WESTWOOD This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in the British Isles in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-seven species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in this guide will help to break down the identification barriers. A useful introduction provides an overview of ladybird ecology, tips on studying and recording, and suggested sites for finding ladybirds. The main part of the book comprises detailed species texts, covering field characters, food, habitats, suggested survey methods, ranges, conservation statuses and distribution trends. An illustrated at-a-glance identification guide and helpful pointers for differentiating similar-looking species are also included. With 102 colour photographs and 47 distribution maps, combined with Richard Lewington''s peerless artwork, this is the definitive guide to one of our most cherished and charismatic insect groups.

The Wild Robot Escapes

release date: Mar 13, 2018
The Wild Robot Escapes
An instant New York Times bestseller! The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Historical Sketches of the Parish of Cambusnethan

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Historical Sketches of the Parish of Cambusnethan
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

This is the Part Where You Laugh

release date: May 17, 2016
This is the Part Where You Laugh
"So real it hurts."—David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland. A summer of basketball, first love, and the friends who''ve got your back when life gets crazy, set in a trailer park in small town America. Travis never gives up. Not when his mom takes off. Not when he gets suspended from basketball. Not when he cracks four ribs jumping off a bridge to impress a girl. Not when he and his best friend Creature get into trouble deeper than they know how to handle. From acclaimed author Peter Brown Hoffmeister comes a painfully-funny, sometimes-crushing story of growing up, making mistakes, and pressing on, against the odds. "In my mind the best storytellers walk that high tight wire between tragedy and comedy. This Is the Part Where You Laugh is exactly the part where you laugh. And ache. This is a really good book!"—Chris Crutcher "A courageous novel. Incandescent and unflinching." —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King "A raw offbeat novel with an abundance of honesty and heart." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hoffmeister crushes it. There is blood and truth on every page." —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light

Project Management

release date: Jul 08, 2021
Project Management
Do you want to learn how to manage and innovate projects with your team, save time, and achieve your goals? Your Customers Will Never Stop to Read and Read Again this Awesome Book! Like it or not, good project management doesn''t just happen - just like excellent athletes and their coaches don''t just happen. Good project management is a cumulus of factors that influence the outcome of a project. On the one hand, you need a team dedicated to working within deadlines and within the quality and functionality specifications of the client. This book covers the following topics: - Lean Thinking. It helps you have real-time experience with the customers, and you can build the product in line with their taste and expectations. You cannot always be in the same position. "No Growth" is terrible for business. Big enterprises, including startup businesses, are sure to have ups and downs at one point in time. There will be discouragement, break in production, and other hazards surround the business world. - Agile. It is about a lot more than just hanging out in circles every day and playing little games when it comes to splitting larger tasks into smaller ones. In simple terms, a project is a series of activities meant to achieve a specific goal. The goal might be something pretty large, like a brand new, innovative software application. Or it might be something internal, like boosting the engagement among the employees. - Scrum. It is possibly the very first thing that people think about when someone mentions Agile. It''s no coincident, and this is the most frequently used framework that teams use. It provides the highest possible value for products, allows developers to quickly and decisively adapt to changes, and keeps them productive. It''s the values, the team, the work put in, and the communication necessary for the project. ...And much more If you have a goal and if your goal requires more than a couple of steps to be reached, you are most likely not facing a task, or even a series of tasks, but a project. Buy it NOW and let your customers get addicted to this amazing book

The Yoga of Radiant Presence

release date: May 18, 2020
The Yoga of Radiant Presence
LARGE PRINT EDITION - The YOGA of RADIANT PRESENCE presents clearly and comprehensively the direct path to spiritual realization, enlightenment. This Yoga takes advantage of the fact that your experience is entirely the manifestation of absolute Reality. So, by exploring your present experience the nature of Reality can be discovered. As you discover the nature of Reality, and the ways that it is radically beyond what you have held yourself and your world to be, you will become freed from the difficult implications of your misunderstandings. You will discover that you and your world are actually the miraculous Radiant Presence, and will enjoy its nature of absolute completeness, profundity, richness, meaningfulness, freedom, intelligence, and beauty. The issues involved in, and the techniques of this exploration are presented fully in this book. This Yoga is consonant with Dzogchen, Kashmir Shaivism, Chan, and other highest Yogas.

The YOGA of RADIANT PRESENCE Revealed In THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

release date: Sep 16, 2020
The YOGA of RADIANT PRESENCE Revealed In THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS
The Gospel of Thomas, the apocryphal gospel discovered in a cave with the Nag Hammadi library in Egypt, is thought to be one of the earliest written gospels of Jesus. It has captivated seekers with its very direct and powerful sayings attributed to Jesus, many of which are completely unique to this gospel. In these sayings Jesus teaches his worldview and presents directions for his disciples to enter into it for themselves. He presents this in unelaborated language centered around symbolism that is difficult to understand, without the context that his disciples no doubt received from more personal contact with him. The Yoga of Radiant Presence revealed in the Gospel of Thomas presents a clear and available explanation of the teachings of Jesus from the gospel, revealing the gospel to be a manual of instruction in the path to realizing one''s being to be the actual presence of God, the absolute, directly for oneself. Not surprisingly, the teaching of Jesus turns out to be consonant with the highest Yoga teachings of most traditions (e.g. Dzogchen, Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita, Chan, Taoism, etc.), since they all describe this same sole actual condition from their respective cultural viewpoints.Coming to understand what Jesus is referring to in your own experience enables you to know yourself to actually be the ''son of God'' within the ''kingdom of heaven''; these notions are not vague idealistic metaphor, but are the literal truth, when rightly understood. Within this book this is made clear and available to the sincere reader.

The Sound of Snow

release date: May 25, 2020
The Sound of Snow
It''s been two years since Seth Parker moved to Los Angeles looking for work as a writer in a city of vein sunbathers with relaxed moral standards and casual drug habits. Now, he anxiously returns to the mesmerizing metropolis of New York City for Christmas vacation to reconnect with his busy family and detached childhood friends. Jumping back into a fractured social circle after an extended period of time away won''t be easy, especially because of unresolved issues with his ex-girlfriend, Daniela. The pleasures of a simple holiday unexpectedly spiral into glitzy intensity when he meets Annabelle Harper, the wrong girl at the right time. Night after night, party after party, Seth falls deeper and deeper in love with the girl of his dreams, but not everything is as it seems in this twisted tale of disaffected millennials with too much time on their hands.

You Will be My Friend!

release date: Jan 01, 2019
You Will be My Friend!
Lucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.

Confessions of the Last Man on Earth Without a Cell Phone

release date: Dec 02, 2018
Confessions of the Last Man on Earth Without a Cell Phone
Pete Hoffmeister has eaten out of garbage cans, hates children''s birthday parties, and has never owned a cell phone in his life. He enjoys watching crows eat roadkill, writing down what other people say, and long walks on the beach. Or long walks in the desert. Or maybe not walking anywhere at all. In this unimportant collection of essays, Hoffmeister rants about pop culture, admits his obsession with carrots, and speaks dramatically in very ordinary moments.

The Ransom of the Soul

release date: Apr 14, 2015
The Ransom of the Soul
A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year A Tablet Book of the Year Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, The Ransom of the Soul explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome’s fall. Peter Brown describes how this shift transformed the Church’s institutional relationship to money and set the stage for its domination of medieval society in the West. “[An] extraordinary new book...Prodigiously original—an astonishing performance for a historian who has already been so prolific and influential...Peter Brown’s subtle and incisive tracking of the role of money in Christian attitudes toward the afterlife not only breaks down traditional geographical and chronological boundaries across more than four centuries. It provides wholly new perspectives on Christianity itself, its evolution, and, above all, its discontinuities. It demonstrates why the Middle Ages, when they finally arrived, were so very different from late antiquity.” —G. W. Bowersock, New York Review of Books “Peter Brown’s explorations of the mindsets of late antiquity have been educating us for nearly half a century...Brown shows brilliantly in this book how the future life of Christians beyond the grave was influenced in particular by money. —A. N. Wilson, The Spectator

Chowder

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Chowder
From New York Times bestselling author Peter Brown comes a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces a uniquely endearing character: a weird but loveable bulldog who learns to make friends by being true to his quirks. As hard as he tries, Chowder has never managed to fit in with the other neighborhood dogs. While the neighborhood dogs are content to fetch newspapers and take walks, Chowder spends his days on the computer, dancing with his headphones, and using his favorite toy of all, his telescope. But being different makes Chowder lonely. When a petting zoo opens, Chowder is determined to make friends with the zoo animals. And with a strong kick and a flying leap, Chowder finally finds a place where he can be comfortable being his silly, slobbery self.

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

release date: Jul 01, 2014
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She''s loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won''t allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem. Each page is filled with "monstrous" details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book.

The Cult of the Saints

release date: Nov 12, 2014
The Cult of the Saints
A new edition of the “brilliantly original and highly sophisticated” study of saint worship after the fall of the Roman Empire (Library Journal). In this groundbreaking work, Peter Brown explores how the worship of saints and their corporeal remains became central to religious life in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. During this period, earthly remnants served as a heavenly connection, and their veneration is a fascinating window into the cultural mood of a region in transition. Brown challenges the long-held two-tier idea of religion that separated the religious practices of the sophisticated elites from those of the superstitious masses, instead arguing that the cult of the saints crossed boundaries and played a dynamic part in both the Christian faith and the larger world of late antiquity. He shows how men and women living in harsh and sometimes barbaric times relied upon the holy dead to obtain justice, forgiveness, and power, and how a single sainted hair could inspire great thinkers and great artists. An essential text by one of the foremost scholars of European history, this expanded edition includes a new preface from Brown, which presents new ideas based on subsequent scholarship. “Informative…demonstrates once again Brown’s genius for sharing with his readers the fruits of not only his own painstaking and meticulous scholarship but also his penetrating understanding of the evolution of Western culture as a whole.”—Religious Studies

Augustine of Hippo

release date: Nov 05, 2013
Augustine of Hippo
This classic biography was first published forty-five years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine''s life and teaching. The remarkable discovery of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine cast fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to reconsider some of his judgments on Augustine, both as the author of the Confessions and as the elderly bishop preaching and writing in the last years of Roman rule in north Africa. Brown''s reflections on the significance of these exciting new documents are contained in two chapters of a substantial Epilogue to his biography (the text of which is unaltered). He also reviews the changes in scholarship about Augustine since the 1960s. A personal as well as a scholarly fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the bishop of Hippo.

The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder

release date: Sep 03, 2013
The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and Children Make Terrible Pets comes another adventure starring everyone''s favorite underdog. When Chowder goes off to the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, as usual he just doesn''t fit in. Chowder tries his best, but his attempts to make himself more fabulous all fall flat. When the First Annual Fabu Pooch Pageant is announced, Chowder anxiously tries to think of a way to stand out. After all, the prize is a one-year supply of Snarf Snacks! Some pups practice their pearly grins, other hounds get massages to relax. One pooch even gets permed! But Chowder finds his calling when he discovers a trampoline. He leaps, he flips, he bounces, and he wows the crowd! Perfect for fans of Chowder and for new readers alike.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there''s a time and place for everything...even going wild.

Bath

release date: Oct 31, 2018
Bath
Peter Brown is a unique artist and a familiar figure on the pavements of Bath where he paints cityscapes from life, earning him the nickname ?Pete the Street?. This book chronicles Peter?s work over two decades of painting the city that inspired him to return to painting, and that he calls home.0Over 130 of Peter?s oil paintings and charcoal drawings are included in colour, accompanied by his anecdotes and experiences of painting in amongst the public on Bath?s streets and hills. It offers an insight into his method of working while dealing with all that plein air painting entails ? all in Peter?s often humorous voice, always down-to-earth voice.

Dirty Enlightenment

release date: Jun 26, 2013
Dirty Enlightenment
Dirty Enlightenment is a stripped-down, radical presentation of the Nature of Reality and your spiritual place in it. In actuality, you are a miraculously present infinite field of transcendental being presenting itself to itself as subtle radiant energy of pure intelligence. This truth is consonant with the view of Dzogchen, Kashmir Shaivism, Kundalini Yoga, primal Buddhism, and with all radical spiritual traditions. Since this is already and eternally the sole condition, the spiritual challenge is merely to recognize that this is the case. With the simple recognition of the nature of your actual condition, you are freed from the confused implications of any misinterpretations of what your condition is, that you may have been laboring under. The apparent "imperfection" that you may believe your life to be, is in fact already and inherently an entirely transcendental, miraculous eternal perfection, and it can be easy to discover this fact with self-verifying certainty.

Graphic the Valley

release date: Jun 18, 2013
Graphic the Valley
Tenaya has never left Yosemite Valley. He was born in a car by the Merced River, and grew up in a hidden camp with his parents, surviving on fish, acorns, and unfinished food thrown away by the park''s millions of tourists. But despite its splendor, Tenaya''s Yosemite is a visceral place of opposites, at once beautiful, dangerous, and violent. When he meets Lucy, a young woman from the south side of the park, Tenaya must choose between this new relationship and the Valley, terrorism and legend, the sacred versus the material. In this modern retelling of Samson and Delilah, Graphic the Valley explores mythical strength, worldly greed, love, lust, and epic destruction. Set entirely in the majestic Yosemite Valley, Hoffmeister recalls Edward Abbey''s vivid sense of place and urgent call for preservation of one of the world''s most spectacular sites.

Let Them Be Eaten By Bears

release date: May 07, 2013
Let Them Be Eaten By Bears
Get ready to go out and play… Based on the author’s acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program, Let Them Be Eaten by Bears is Peter Hoffmeister’s inspiring guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors. Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, and focusing on fun rather than fear, Hoffmeister offers an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and all-around exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable. Whether you’re a veteran outdoorsperson, a first-time hiker, or anything in between, get ready to put on your sneakers, turn off your video games, and rediscover the simple, powerful joy of going out to play.

The Curious Garden

release date: Apr 09, 2013
The Curious Garden
This New York Times bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world, from the creator of The Wild Robot and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild One boy''s quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

Children Make Terrible Pets

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Children Make Terrible Pets
Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy! When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she''s absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker. Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

Il giardino curioso

release date: Jan 01, 2018

The Rise of Western Christendom

release date: Dec 18, 2012
The Rise of Western Christendom
This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secular power. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’s rise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar who originated of the field of study known as ‘late antiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

release date: Dec 01, 2017
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart
The most globally integrated book in its field, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is unmatched in helping students draw connections and comparisons across time and place. Streamlined chapters, innovative pedagogy, and NEW scholarship, with expanded coverage of environmental history, make the Fifth Edition the most accessible and relevant yet. NEW interactive learning resources develop history skills and assess comprehension of major themes and concepts.

Silly Jokes for Kids

release date: Aug 22, 2017
Silly Jokes for Kids
Laughter is the best medicine Q. Why did the robbers take a bath before they stole from the bank. A. They wanted a clean getaway Q. Why did the picture go to jail. A. Because he was framed Q. What music are balloons scared of. A. Pop Music The laughter won''t stop with Silly Jokes For Kids. With hundreds of one liner jokes, animal jokes and illustrations, this book is sure to have kids rolling on the floor! These good clean jokes are perfect for the young comedian in the family The illustrations provide a visual aid to children who may be quickly tired of simply reading line after line. Children can also color the illustrations Kids can''t get enough of laughter so they cant get enough of Peter''s hilarious joke books. The best selling book Silly Jokes for Kids will have kids and kids at heart bursting at heart a gut and asking for more. Peter loves spending his spare time with his wife and kids laughing out loud to his jokes

Through the Eye of a Needle

release date: Sep 02, 2012
Through the Eye of a Needle
Traces the intellectual and social history of wealth in the early Christian church, examining the financial rise of the church and its effects on the waning Roman empire as well as the church''s own beliefs on poverty.

Yo Mama Jokes Encyclopedia

release date: Aug 22, 2017
Yo Mama Jokes Encyclopedia
Yo Mama Jokes - Enjoy the Funniest Yo Mama Jokes Collection! This is a collection of the best Yo Mama is so.....jokes in history. Please take some time out of your day to read this book, but try not to cry your eyes out. This collection includes the following: Yo Mama So Fat Yo Mama So Stupid Yo Mama So Ugly Yo Mama So Poor Yo Mama So Short Yo Mama So Skinny Yo Mama So Bald Yo Mama So Dirty Yo Mama So Old
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