Wayside and Woodland Trees

A Pocket Guide to the British Sylva

Author: Edward Step

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781341350078


Page: 318

View: 7688

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BIOH: Biographies in Ornamental Horticulture

Author: Laurence C. Hatch

Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press



Page: 172

View: 6313

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 Historical documents and high-resolution color images are provided to illustrate many of their finest plant creations.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: 3036

"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: 4142

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: 885

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 Semantics of Colour

A Historical Approach

Author: C. P. Biggam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107377706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 7967

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.

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 8723

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: 8306

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: 628

Bilder-Atlas des Pflanzenreichs

Nach dem natürlichen System

Author: Dr. Moritz Willkomm

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845701633

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 8815

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.