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The Brief Life Of Flowers

Author : Fiona Stafford
ISBN : 9781473686366
Genre : Nature
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The beauty of flowers is well known, inspiring creative minds from Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. But they've also played a key part in forming the past, and may shape our future. Roses and thistles have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations. We wear poppies to remember the First World War, but it was the elderflower that treated its wounded soldiers. A rose might mend a broken heart, and sunflowers may just save our planet. At once enchanting and intriguing, The Brief Life of Flowers reveals how even the most ordinary of flowers have extraordinary stories to tell.
Category: Nature

Blooming Flowers

Author : Kasia Boddy
ISBN : 9780300243338
Genre : History
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An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella--there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe, Kasia Boddy looks at the wealth of floral associations that has been passed down in perfumes, poems, and paintings; in the design of buildings, clothes, and jewelry; in songs, TV shows, and children's names; and in nearly every religious, social, and political ritual. Exploring the first daffodils of spring and the last chrysanthemums of autumn, this is also a book about seasons. In vibrant detail and drawing on a rich array of illustrations, Boddy considers how the sunflower, poppy, rose, lily--and many others--have given rise to meaning, value, and inspiration throughout history, and why they are integral to so many different cultures.
Category: History

Art And Music In The Early Modern Period

Author : KatherineA. McIver
ISBN : 9781351575676
Genre : Music
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The relationship between music and painting in the Early Modern period is the focus of this collection of essays by an international group of distinguished art historians and musicologists. Each writer takes a multidisciplinary approach as he or she explores the interface between music performance and painting, or between music and art theory. The essays reflect a variety and range of approaches and offer methodologies which might usefully be employed in future research in this field. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Franca Trinchieri Camiz, an art historian who worked extensively on topics related to art and music, and who participated in some of the conference panels from which many of these essays originate. Three of Professor Camiz's own essays are included in the final section of this volume, together with a bibliography of her writings in this field. They are preceded by two thematic groups of essays covering aspects of musical imagery in portraits, issues in iconography and theory, and the relationship between music and art in religious imagery.
Category: Music

Nlt Girls Life Application Study Bible Leatherlike Teal Pink Flowers

Author : Tyndale
ISBN : 9781496445384
Genre : Bibles
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2017 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist (Bibles category) The Girls Life Application Study Bible is the only Bible for tween girls based on the #1-selling Life Application Study Bible. It includes over 800 Life Application notes plus other features and Foundations for Your Faith sections all intended to help girls grow in their Christian faith. The eight full-color and fun sections are designed to help girls learn more about the Bible, understand the Bible's big story, meet Jesus, know what it means to follow him, learn how to share their faith with others, and gain practical faith and relationship skills that will help them live out what they believe. A one-of-a-kind discipleship resource, the Girls Life Application Study Bible helps girls draw closer to God and establish healthy relationships with those around them. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages, changing people's lives as the words speak directly to their hearts.
Category: Bibles

Cultural Nippon

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118907745
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Brief Lives

Author : John Aubrey
ISBN : 0851152066
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Full edition in modern spelling of Aubrey's racy portraits of great figures of 16-17c England, from Sir Walter Raleigh to John Milton.
Category: Literary Criticism

Brief Lives

Author : John Aubrey
ISBN : UOM:39015065730874
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Field Forest And Wayside Flowers

Author : Maud Going
Genre : Botany
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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V GREEN LEAVES AT WORK Between the budding and the falling leaf, Stretch happy skies, With colors and sweet cries, Of mating birds in uplands and in glades. The world is rife.?7. B. Aldrich. When spring, long waited for, has come indeed, and young leaves are unfolding in May sunshine, we find the ground beneath the branches strewed with half-transparent green or brownish scales. In city parks they litter the asphalt walks, and drift along their edges into little heaps. They are bud-scales, whose day of usefulness is over. They have braved all the rigors of storm and frost, while, folded safe within them, lay the foliage of the coming summer, destined to expand in tender colors under happy skies. But the bud-scales seldom have any beauty, save the beauty of fitness. They and the sleeping life which they enfoldtogether constitute the winter bud. It contains very little water in its tissues, and so can withstand low temperatures without freezing. The bud-scales live in a chill and sombre world, and when the sky is blue and full of light they fall and perish in the heart of spring. Yet, they are themselves imperfectly-formed and partially-developed leaves. Under certain exceptional circumstances they have shown their possibilities, and developed into typical leaves. And under most circumstances there is in them the arrested power to become like the green foliage of summer. Stunted, as they are, these scales have done work which perfect leaves could never do. Their horny substance has shed the cold rains of winter, resisted the frost, and protected the tips and shoots in which the life of the branches lay dormant. We owe to the bud-scales most of the beauty of the summer world. Their highest usefulness has been attained through sacrifice of thei...
Category: Botany

Canadian Florist

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101455743
Genre : Floristry
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Category: Floristry

Pianos And Flowers

Author : Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN : 9780593315767
Genre : Fiction
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From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, a charming collection of stories about life and romance In these fourteen delightful tales, Alexander McCall Smith imagines the lives and loves behind some of the everyday people featured in pictures from the London Sunday Times photographic archive. A young woman finds unexpected love while perusing Egyptian antiquities. A family is forever fractured when war comes to Penang, in colonial Malaysia. Iron Jelloid tablets help to reveal a young man's inner strength. And twin sisters discover that romance can blossom anywhere—even at the altar. Throughout Pianos and Flowers, McCall Smith employs his indomitable charm to explore the possibilities of love, friendship, and happiness.
Category: Fiction

Godey S Magazine

Author : Louis Antoine Godey
ISBN : UOM:39015016441506
Genre : American literature
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Includes music.
Category: American literature

The International Cyclopedia

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Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The International Cyclopaedia

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ISBN : MINN:31951002033186O
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries