The New Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 7355

Examines the history of the horse from prehistoric times to early domestication, discusses the development of breeds in various regions of the world, and describes modern breeds and their uses.

Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Linda Springate

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517184615

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1671

A fresh look at a favorite subject encompasses more than four hundred newly commissioned color photographs, a glossary of equestrian terms, an index, up-to-date text, and a fresh design.

Equus

Das Pferd - Eleganz in Perfektion

Author: Tim Flach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896605917

Category:

Page: 304

View: 4907


Der gefrorene Rabbi

Roman

Author: Steve Stern

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641053188

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5074

Eine scharfsinnige Gesellschaftssatire, eine skurrile Zeitreise und ein spannender Familienroman Beim Durchwühlen der Gefriertruhe stößt der gelangweilte Teenager Bernie Karp zwischen Tiefkühlpizzas und Koteletts zufällig auf einen Eisblock, in dem ein bärtiger alter Mann eingefroren ist. Ein Rabbi, wie seine ebenso gelangweilten Eltern ihm erklären, der innerhalb der Familie als eine Art Talisman über Generationen weitergereicht wurde. Bei einem Stromausfall geschieht das Unglaubliche: Der Rabbi taut auf und erwacht zu neuem Leben. Der aus der Zeit gefallene heilige Mann entwickelt ungeahnte Energien und entdeckt lukrative Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten in der modernen Welt. Während der Rabbi in einem Einkaufszentrum das „Haus der Erleuchtung” gründet und gestressten Managern und frustrierten Hausfrauen das Seelenheil verkauft, glaubt Bernie, endlich einen Sinn in seinem Leben gefunden zu haben. Er findet nach und nach heraus, wie der gefrorene Geistliche von einem polnischen Schtetl des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts in eine Gefriertruhe im Memphis der Gegenwart geraten ist, und will das Familienerbe bewahren. Doch der Rabbi macht nichts als Ärger. Der vielfach preisgekrönte Autor gilt als legitimer Nachfolger von Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell,Milada Krautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401504742

Category:

Page: 219

View: 6103


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

Author: Harvey H. Jackson III

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616769

Category: Reference

Page: 408

View: 2572

What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

The Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756628949

Category: Pets

Page: 464

View: 3261

Examines the history of the horse from prehistoric times to early domestication, discusses the development of breeds in various regions of the world, and describes modern breeds and their uses.

The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal

Author: George C. Kohn

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130228

Category: Scandals

Page: 455

View: 9560

Covering people and events from the 1630s to the present day, this reference offers 455 entries on such topics as dirty politics, white-collar scams, botched cover-ups, tawdry love affairs, and despicable acts of corruption.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry

Author: Melissa Walker,James C. Cobb

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616688

Category: Reference

Page: 376

View: 7012

Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum period, the wealth of southern whites came largely from agriculture that relied on the forced labor of enslaved blacks. After Reconstruction, the South became attractive to new industries lured by the region's ongoing commitment to low-wage labor and management-friendly economic policies. Throughout the volume, articles reflect the breadth and variety of southern life, paying particular attention to the region's profound economic transformation in recent decades. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 2: Geography

Author: Richard Pillsbury

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807877212

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 3738

The location of "the South" is hardly a settled or static geographic concept. Culturally speaking, are Florida and Arkansas really part of the same region? Is Texas considered part of the South or the West? This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture grapples with the contestable issue of where the cultural South is located, both on maps and in the minds of Americans. Richard Pillsbury's introductory essay explores the evolution of geographic patterns of life within the region--agricultural practices, urban patterns, residential buildings, religious preferences, foodways, and language. The entries that follow address general topics of cultural geographic interest, such as Appalachia, exiles and expatriates, Latino and Jewish populations, migration patterns, and the profound Disneyfication of central Florida. Entries with a more concentrated focus examine major cities, such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis; the influence of black and white southern migrants on northern cities; and individual subregions, such as the Piedmont, Piney Woods, Tidewater, and Delta. Putting together the disparate pieces that make up the place called "the South," this volume sets the scene for the discussions in all the other volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

View: 881

Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 6578

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 5715

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

Seabiscuit

mit dem Willen zum Erfolg

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548364827

Category:

Page: 445

View: 5884


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 23: Folk Art

Author: Carol Crown,Cheryl Rivers,Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607999

Category: Reference

Page: 520

View: 4805

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.