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This novel is a favourite among many women and yes some men. Many movies have been done based on the novel and the classic BBC Pride and Prejudice rendition was true to Jane Austen’s work of genius. It will take you several hours to watch the BBC version but the novel will only take a couple of hours of solid reading. Austen’s humour and correct observations of the workings of society at that time will leave you delighted and cheering for the heroines in the novel as their mother seeks to marry them off to the closest eligible bachelors. This is a book to be read over and over again.
3. Eligible by Curtis Littenfeld
There have also been many writings based on Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. New to the scene is Littenfeld’s modern take on the classic written by Austen. Littenfeld uses Austen’s formula of an arrogant rich bachelor having a change of heart after meeting with a lively and strong willed woman who also has a change of attitude throughout the novel.
4. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich
If you don’t have a whole lot of time to read by your Eco Pools, you can choose this book which contains several short stories. You can read a few of the hilarious short stories at a time while you get your tan on. You won’t find yourself sleepy by the pool with each of the uniquely different stories featured.
5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
You’ve probably seen the plays and movies depicting this novel. If you’re looking for another classic must-read poolside, this is your book. Set against the backdrop of the Paris Uprising, you’ll come to know and fall in love with the characters and their turbulent lives.
6. Emma by Jane Austen
Austen has put out so many good novels, and this is another one of them. This book tells the story of a young lady who tries to play matchmaker and it blows up in her face. It’s a fun read that will make you smile and laugh at the goings on in the character’s life.
7. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
If you want to imagine you’re at the beach while your at the pool, this novel will take you there. This novel is about a man who survives a shipwreck and learns how to survive on his own on an island. This adventurous book will make you think you’re right there with the character.
Remember when we used paper? Think back a few years ago when pdf and epubs weren’t very popular or even around for that matter. Now, even our children are growing up in what seems to be a paperless world. That being said, we can sometimes forget the simplicity of paper and where it actually comes from.
According to different sources, paper came on the scene somewhere around 100 – 105 B.C. Back then they were mixing mulberry, waste, rags, and different materials to try to make what we now call paper. It wasn’t until the 19th century, that machines were made to create continuous rolls of paper. Nowadays, we are making paper from pulp wood or recycled materials (It’s all about the environment).
Interestingly enough, not all trees produce the same type of paper. For example, soft woods like pine trees will produce a stronger paper. On the other hand, hardwoods like Australian red cedar would produce paper that is better for printing or paper for writing.
To get the trees from the wild to the mill they use a process called logging. Usually companies will do a clear-cut method. They go from one area to another clearing a calculated amount of land. Besides this, they have a select cut method. Instead of cutting down a section of land, they will go into an area and select only certain types of trees.
Once trees are delivered to the mill, they need to be turned into pulp by powerful machines that will grind the trees down. Using this method, the paper produced will be used for phone books and other things.
Another method is called chemical pulping. This method takes a lot of the natural glue-like substance that is found in the pulp. Once most of the liquid is taken out, it will get sprayed onto big mesh screens. This will look like a giant flat surface resembling a mat. Afterwards, it will be squeezed or pressed over and over again to get out all the water. Once this is done, it will be heated. At this stage, the paper will go through different treatments to make different textures. The end products are enormous reels of paper.
Who’s to say what’s better? On one side you can’t help but think of the damage that gets done to the environment. Clear cutting in large quantities is depleting the world of precious natural resources. On the other hand, using just epub readers or pdf files can make reading easier. You can change a whole library by putting it into digital files and make it fit into a tablet that fits into the palm of your hands. Paper is not the only thing we can get from timber. Timber is so versatile that it’s been used as a building block for homes since the beginning of humanity. If you’re not making paper but need some flooring done with timber, contact Brisbane Timber Floors.
The titles on this page are based on the best information available at the time of writing but are subject to change. We try to list all the books of possible interest to our customers and as much information as possible about the book as well as when it might be available. Please take this in the way it is offered…The best guess we can give for titles that can frequently change. Not only content, but title and schedule. We will try to keep this page up to date as we get new facts. If you have more recent up to date information about any of the titles on this page or about titles that are not yet on this page but might be of interest to Rainbow Gardens Bookshop customers please E-Mail me at info@RainbowGardensBookshop.com with details or contacts. In addition, while we try to have the most comprehensive inventory of books on arid adapted plants it is possible that we will not carry some of the titles listed in this section. Once the pricing for the books are set and there is a firm delivery/publication schedule we will announce availability (or future availability) in our Coming Soon Section.