Only Spring

On mourning the death of my son

Only Spring

From the author of the international bestseller TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART. The loss of a child is every parent's most unspeakable fear. Dr Gordon Livingston survived that tragedy not once but twice in a 13-month period, losing one son to suicide and another to leukaemia. ONLY SPRING, based on the journal he began keeping when the family received six-year-old Lucas's diagnosis, traces the excruciating ordeal of witnessing his child's courageous battle and the agonising cycle of faith lost and hope regained. As a memorial, ONLY SPRING will introduce you to a remarkable child whose legacy of hope and love can enrich each of us. As a portrait of survival, it will infuse us with the strength and faith to confront the most profound challenges in our lives. Dr Livingston brings to this book his beautiful writing style, his down-to-earth insights and his ability to make you see the world differently, which has made his other two books so successful and so important.

Wholesale Trade List of Dependable Nursery Stock for the Trade Only

Spring 1931 (Classic Reprint)

Wholesale Trade List of Dependable Nursery Stock for the Trade Only

Excerpt from Wholesale Trade List of Dependable Nursery Stock for the Trade Only: Spring 1931 Credit: We extend the usual terms of credit to regular customers and to parties known to us; otherwise we require cash in advance or satisfactory reference with sufficient time before shipment to make necessary investiga tion. We will not accept orders until we believe that the buyer is good for the account. Fall shipments due December lst, Spring shipments due June 1st. Prices: On amounts above 5 and under 10 apply ten rate. On amounts 25 and over apply 100 rate. On amounts 250 and over apply 1000 rate. Guaranty: While we exercise the utmost diligence and care to have our stock true to name and hold ourselves in readiness 'on proper proof, to re place all trees, etc., that prove otherwise, or refund the amount paid, it 'is mutually understood and agreed between the purchaser and ourselves that we shall not in any case be liable for any sum greater than the amount originally received for said trees, etc., that prove untrue. All orders are accepted by us upon the mutual agreement between the purchaser and ourselves that we shall not be responsible for other damages. This catalogue cancels all previous price lists. A certificate of inspection will accompany each order. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Spring Meditations

Spring Meditations

Who is it that does not love the Spring? Spring Meditations if filled with lovely quotes, thoughts, and poems about Spring, by Famous Poets old and new, representing many different countries. The author/editor has added many of her own poems between those of many wonderful Poets, from many times periods in history, and many countries. Spring Meditations is truly a delight for all ages.

Spring Boot Persistence Best Practices

Optimize Java Persistence Performance in Spring Boot Applications

Spring Boot Persistence Best Practices

This book is a collection of developer code recipes and best practices for persisting data using Spring, particularly Spring Boot. The book is structured around practical recipes, where each recipe discusses a performance case or performance-related case, and almost every recipe has one or more applications. Mainly, when we try to accomplish something (e.g., read some data from the database), there are several approaches to do it, and, in order to choose the best way, you have to know the implied trades-off from a performance perspective. You’ll see that in the end, all these penalties slow down the application. Besides presenting the arguments that favor a certain choice, the application is written in Spring Boot style which is quite different than plain Hibernate. Persistence is an important set of techniques and technologies for accessing and using data, and this book demonstrates that data is mobile regardless of specific applications and contexts. In Java development, persistence is a key factor in enterprise, ecommerce, cloud and other transaction-oriented applications. After reading and using this book, you'll have the fundamentals to apply these persistence solutions into your own mission-critical enterprise Java applications that you build using Spring. What You Will Learn Shape *-to-many associations for best performances Effectively exploit Spring Projections (DTO) Learn best practices for batching inserts, updates and deletes Effectively fetch parent and association in a single SELECT Learn how to inspect Persistent Context content Dissect pagination techniques (offset and keyset) Handle queries, locking, schemas, Hibernate types, and more Who This Book Is For Any Spring and Spring Boot developer that wants to squeeze the persistence layer performances.

California Spring Wildflowers

California Spring Wildflowers

Text, ink drawings, and photos give information on California wildflowers.

Blue Grouse

Their Biology and Natural History

Blue Grouse

This monograph is about blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus). Designed as a reference work, it documents and reviews much of what is known about the biology and natural history of this bird. It is based primarily on our published and unpublished long-term studies in British Columbia and elsewhere, and on the studies of others in various parts of the bird's range.

1921 Shay Geared Locomotive Engine and Parts Catalog

1921 Shay Geared Locomotive Engine and Parts Catalog

This books consists of a replica of two vintage catalogs from the Lima Locomotive Works. The first shows Lima's line of Shay locomotives circa 1921. The second is a spare parts catalog with maintenance information. Featuring descriptive text and photos, this book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the age of steam. In 1877, Ephraim Shay came up with a radical design for a logging locomotive that featured a side- mounted set of cylinders. These drove drive shafts, which powered the wheels of both the locomotive and tender. This ¿geared locomotive¿ offered a distinct advantage, in that the entire weight of the engine developed tractive effort. The Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio, produced the first Shay in 1880. Less than a decade later, the company was producing five different types of Shays, and shipping them throughout the world. The last Shay was built in 1945. Lima produced its last steam engine in 1949, and merged with Baldwin in 1951.