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A Pocket Guide to the British Sylva
Author: Edward Step
Publisher: Palala Press
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 Historical documents and high-resolution color images are provided to illustrate many of their finest plant creations.
Author: Laurence C. Hatch
Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press
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.
Author: Christopher Merrill
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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).
Biology and biological technology. Botany
Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Human societies name and classify colours in various ways. Knowing this, is it possible to retrieve colour systems from the past? This book presents the basic principles of modern colour semantics, including the recognition of basic vocabulary, subsets, specialised terms and the significance of non-colour features. Each point is illustrated by case studies drawn from modern and historical languages from around the world. These include discussions of Icelandic horses, Peruvian guinea-pigs, medieval roses, the colour yellow in Stuart England, and Polynesian children's colour terms. Major techniques used in colour research are presented and discussed, such as the evolutionary sequence, Natural Semantic Metalanguage and Vantage Theory. The book also addresses whether we can understand the colour systems of the past, including prehistory, by combining various semantic techniques currently used in both modern and historical colour research with archaeological and environmental information.
A Historical Approach
Author: C. P. Biggam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Category: Publishers' catalogs
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.
Category: English literature
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Author: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Library
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.
Author: Karl Brown,Melvil Dewey,Frederick Leypoldt,Helen E. Wessels,Bertine Emma Weston
The Indispensable Guide to Tree Facts, Crafts and Lore
Author: J. Edward Milner
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Vol. 1 includes the Transactions of the Irish Forestry Society.
Category: Forests and forestry
Author: Gustav zu Putlitz
Author: North Ludlow Beamish
Category: Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Von Berlepsch beschreibt in diesem Buch die Notwendigkeit des Vogelschutzes und wie man ihn ausf hrt. Nachdruck des Originals von 1904.
Author: Hans Freiherr von Berlepsch
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Mit dem Bilder-Atlas des Pflanzenreichs soll dem Leser die Verwandtschaft der Pflanzen in und zwischen Familien, Gattungen und Arten, dem sogenannten natürlichen System, veranschaulicht werden. In zahlreichen Illustrationen und Abbildungen werden Einzelheiten der Pflanzen sehr detailliert dargestellt, um so dem Leser einen guten Einblick in die Pflanzenwelt zu geben. Dieser umfassende Bilderatlas ermöglicht ein genaues Bestimmen von Blumen, Gräsern, Farnen und Bäumen. Zudem erhält der interessierte Leser Erklärungen einiger botanischer Fachausdrücke und Fremdwörter und auch das Linnésche System wird in diesem Bilderatlas vorgestellt. Ein Buch, das zum Selbststudium anregen soll und Pflanzenliebhaber begeistern wird. Mit 124 Farbdrucktafeln und über 600 Farbabbildungen. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1895.
Nach dem natürlichen System
Author: Dr. Moritz Willkomm
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand