BIOH: Biographies in Ornamental Horticulture

Author: Laurence C. Hatch

Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press



Page: 172

View: 1368

Hundreds of small biographical notes on leading develops of the modern landscape garden and ornamental plants in general, covering botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, plantsmen, taxonomists, plant breeders, geneticists, landscape designers/architects, authors, educators, "guru" collectors, and special but ordinary folk who invented new, showy garden plants. Historical documents and high-resolution color images are provided to illustrate many of their finest plant creations.

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604674

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1221

"Pray, pray be composed," cried Elinor, "and do not betray what you feel to every body present. Perhaps he has not observed you yet." For Elinor Dashwood, sensible and sensitive, and her romantic, impetuous younger sister Marianne, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, whilst Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Self-Portrait with Dogwood

Author: Christopher Merrill

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595348107

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 3102

In the course of researching dogwood trees, beloved poet and essayist Christopher Merrill realized that a number of formative moments in his life had some connection to the tree named—according to one writer—because its fruit was not fit for a dog. As he approached his sixtieth birthday, Merrill began to compose a self-portrait alongside this tree whose lifespan is comparable to a human’s and that, from an early age, he’s regarded as a talisman. Dogwoods have never been far from Merrill’s view at significant moments throughout his life, helping to shape his understanding of place in the great chain of being; entwined in his experience is the conviction that our relationship to the natural world is central to our walk in the sun. The feeling of a connection to nature has become more acute as his life has taken him to distant corners of the earth, often to war zones where he has witnessed not only humankind’s propensity for violence and evil but also the enduring power of connections that can be forged across languages, borders, and politics. Dogwoods teach us persistence humility and wonder. Self-Portrait with Dogwood is no ordinary memoir, but rather the work of a traveler who has crisscrossed the country and the globe in search of ways to make sense of his time here. Merrill provides new ways of thinking about personal history, the environment, politics, faith, and the power of the written word. In his descriptions of places far and near, many outside of the average American’s purview—a besieged city in Bosnia, a hidden path in a Taiwanese park, Tolstoy’s country house in Russia, a castle in Slovakia, a blossoming dogwood at daybreak in Seattle—the reader’s understanding of the world will flourish as well.

Science and Civilisation in China

Biology and biological technology. Botany

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521087315

Category: Science

Page: 718

View: 9048

The sixth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth and fifth, is subdivided into parts for ease of presentation and assimilation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of biology and biological technology (which includes botany and agriculture, zoology, all aspects of medicine, and pharmaceutics).

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 8056

Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Library Journal

Author: Karl Brown,Melvil Dewey,Frederick Leypoldt,Helen E. Wessels,Bertine Emma Weston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5230

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.

The Tree Book

The Indispensable Guide to Tree Facts, Crafts and Lore

Author: J. Edward Milner

Publisher: Trafalgar Square


Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2566

Sesam und Lilien

Author: John Ruskin,Hedwig Jahn

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5884461879

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 6172

Ausgew?hlte werke in vollst?ndiger ?bersetzung. Band 2.

Lady Barbarina


Author: Henry James

Publisher: Dörlemann eBook

ISBN: 3038209465

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8370

Der Arzt Jackson Lemon verliert in London sein Herz an Lady Barbarina. Aber sie zu heiraten ist nicht ganz einfach: Ein neureicher Amerikaner in der britischen Aristokratie? Und die englische Lady im modernen New York? Dann ist es so weit: Jackson kehrt mit Ehefrau und Schwägerin Agatha in seine Heimat zurück. Aber wohl fühlt sich Lady Barbarina dort nicht. Ganz anders ihre Schwester: Agatha verliebt sich in einen Landarbeiter aus Kalifornien. Scharfzüngig erzählt Henry James von einer brisanten transatlantischen Eheschließung, von unfreien Frauen und von Frauen, die sich die Freiheit nehmen. Eine zeitlose Gesellschaftssatire.

Der Sinn und Wert des Lebens

Author: Rudolf Eucken

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3943185389


Page: 100

View: 4116

Buchen k nnen zahlreiche Rechtschreibfehler, fehlende Texte, Bilder, oder einen Index. K ufer k nnen eine kostenlose gescannte Kopie des Originals (ohne Tippfehler) durch den Verlag. 1908. Auszug: ... Versuch eines Aufbaus. Der Grundstock. Die Hauptthese, as Problem, ob im Menschen nicht mehr steckt, und ob aus ihm nicht mehr zu machen ist, als die bisherige Betrachtung zu erkennen gab, l t sich nur von seinem eignen Leben aus behandeln; was hier vorliegt und vorgeht, das entscheidet ber Ia oder Nein. Wir sehen dann freilich im Leben mehr als einen blo en Schatten, den eine drau en befindliche Welt in die Seele des Einzelnen wirft, oder auch als einen leeren Raum, in den jene ihren Inhalt ergie t; auch ist es nicht eine blo e Seite der Wirklichkeit, die eines Gegenst ckes zur Erg nzung bed rfte, eine Erregung und Bewegung des Subjekts gegen ber einer Welt der Objekte. Denn auch von einer Welt wissen wir nur, sofern sie innerhalb unseres Lebens sich aufbaut; selbst wenn wir etwas von unserem Befinden absondern und uns gegen ber festlegen, so haben wir es damit nicht g nzlich aus uns hinausgestellt, sondern ihm nur innerhalb unseres Bereiches eine eigent mliche Festigkeit und Allgemeing ltigkeit verliehen; aus dem Leben in diesem weiteren Sinne, aus dem Lebensproze, der Subjekt und Objekt zusammenh lt und zueinander wirken l t, kommen wir nun und nimmer heraus. Was nun dieser Lebensproze enth lt, und was er an Erfahrungen er ffnet, das mu auch ber die M glichkeit einer Erh hung des Menschen entscheiden. Blo e Reflexion oder auch Spekulation vermag dabei nichts. Nun ist uralt der Versuch, das Eigent mliche und Unterscheidende des Menschen in ein Ganzes zu fassen und ihm dadurch eine berragende Stellung zu sichern; der Mensch, so hie es, sei ein Wesen geistiger Art und die Zugeh rigkeit zu einer geistigen...

Zehn Jahre in Äquatoria

und die Rückkehr mit Emin Pascha - Erster Band

Author: Gaetano Casati

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3863820681


Page: 416

View: 2833

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Zehn Jahre In aquatoria Und Die Ruckkehr Mit Emin Pascha: Nach Der Italienischen Original-Ausgabe Ins Deutsche ubersetzt, Volume 2; Zehn Jahre In aquatoria Und Die Ruckkehr Mit Emin Pascha: Nach Der Italienischen Original-Ausgabe Ins Deutsche ubersetzt; Emin Pasha Gaetano Casati, Karl von Reinhardstottner, Emin Pasha C. C. Buchner, 1891 History; Africa; General; Africa, Central; History / Africa / General; Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural; Social Science / Anthropology / General


Author: Theodor Mügge

Publisher: N.A


Category: German fiction

Page: 553

View: 9399