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Urban Flowers

Author : Carolyn Dunster
ISBN : 0711238626
Genre : Gardening
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Creating colour and interest in a small urban garden by growing a range of flowers and other decorative plants brings with it many rewards. Carolyn Dunster shows you what to grow and how to use your own blooms, leaves and berries in a range of indoor displays and hand-tied bouquets. Locally-grown flowers in season is a significant and welcome trend in floristry, and just as eating a tasteless strawberry in December pricks our consciences, so too does purchasing a bouquet of tulips in September, however stunning they may be to look at. The most local, seasonal flowers, which are the most satisfying to give and to display, are the ones you have grown yourself. Carolyn Dunster shows you how to do this in the smallest of spaces.
Category: Gardening

Women Poets In The Victorian Era

Author : Fabienne Moine
ISBN : 9781134776535
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities between women and the natural world. Rather, Moine shows, Victorian women poets mobilised these alliances to defend common interests and express their engagement with social issues. While well-known poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti are well-represented in Moine's study, she pays particular attention to lesser known writers such as Mary Howitt or Eliza Cook who were popular during their lifetimes or Edith Nesbit, whose verse has received scant critical attention so far. She also brings to the fore the poetry of many non-professional poets. Looking to their immediate cultural environments for inspiration, these women reconstructed the natural world in poems that raise questions about the validity and the scope of representations of nature, ultimately questioning or undermining social practices that mould and often fossilise cultural identities.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Photography Of Crisis

Author : Daniel H. Magilow
ISBN : 9780271054223
Genre : Photography
File Size : 39.50 MB
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"Examines photo essays from Weimar Germany's many social crises. Traces photography's emergence as a new language that German photographers used to intervene in modernity's key political and philosophical debates: changing notions of nature and culture, national and personal identity, and the viability of parliamentary democracy"--
Category: Photography

Tapestry

Author : Peter C. Fraser
ISBN : 9781468563627
Genre : Poetry
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Tapestry A lifetime is represented in this collection of poetry. From early in 1965 we are taken through a lifetime of experiences. Pete Fraser's poetry speaks to you about birth and death, about finding and losing love, and finally the coping with the tragedies of war. A veteran of combat in Vietnam, which was the subject of his first book, Vietnam and Other Heartaches, the author explores the broader emotions of life in this collection. These many diverse experiences he has found along life's journey are shared with you. It is a collection you will read over and over as it evokes emotions and responses that we all share. Hopefully it will expand your understanding of experiences by giving you a different perspective and broadening your understanding of those experiences, for these are the threads he speaks of that form the tapestry of our lives.
Category: Poetry

See San Francisco

Author : Victoria Smith
ISBN : 9781452149257
Genre : Travel
File Size : 40.43 MB
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From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hotspots, revealing why so many people—Victoria included—are falling head over heels for this amazing city. Brimming with original, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, San Francisco dwellers, visitors to the city, or anyone who has left their heart in San Francisco.
Category: Travel

Traditional Witchcraft For Urban Living

Author : Melusine Draco
ISBN : 9781846948060
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 73.44 MB
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For the witch whose career confines them to an urban environment, regular Craft practice may often seem like a futile gesture, especially if home is a small, gardenless-flat. Even the suburbs can be magically incapacitating, if there is constant noise from traffic and neighbours. People work long hour without having the opportunity to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. Weekends are a constant battle with family, domestic chores and socialising. It’s no wonder that the urban witch has little time left for magical and spiritual development.Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living deals with the constant barrage of psychic problems that confront the urban witch on a daily basis. Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice. This book is part of the Traditional Witchcraft Series. Other titles in the series are Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore(Jan 2012), Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows (Mar 2012) and Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests (Mar 2012).
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pedestrian Malls Streetscapes And Urban Spaces

Author : Harvey M. Rubenstein
ISBN : 0471546801
Genre : Architecture
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An analysis of the pedestrian malls built during the urban renewal period of the 60's and 70's, and of new urban open space designs. Explores the trend towards, and away from, full pedestrian malls, and analyzes newer project types, such as festival marketplaces and mixed-use urban spaces. Describes mall development processes such as feasibility analysis, planning and design. Also covers street furnishings ranging from paving, fountains and sculpture to lighting, canopies and seating. Offers updated coverage of new projects in New York, Tampa, Memphis, Louisville and Minneapolis. Also features over 250 photographs as well as detailed site plans of the projects covered.
Category: Architecture

Righteous Souls

Author : Darrell Gray
ISBN : 9780595452392
Genre : Fiction
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As a hit man, Dan Collins has come face-to-face with death on many occasions. But he's recently had an epiphany-he wants out of the game. It's time to pick up the pieces of his marriage and repair his relationship with his estranged wife, Amy. But before that can happen, he must face death once more Delano's time is drawing near to the end, and he needs to pass on the "gift" to someone who is worthy of it. A dark and dangerous man, Delano calls himself a Reaper-one of a legion of harvesters in the employ of the Creator. When Dan unwittingly intervenes in a divine event, Delano thinks he's found his man. But Dan dismisses Delano as a religious zealot and rebuffs him outright, leaving Delano in a titanic quandary. If Dan doesn't accept this gift, the power to harvest and store righteous souls-and the true source of the Creator's power-will fall into the hands of a rogue Reaper, Etan, and mankind will be lost A soul-stirring novel, Righteous Souls explores good versus evil, the symbiosis of the supernatural and the human experience, and the healing power of love.
Category: Fiction

The Summer Game

Author : Roger Angell
ISBN : 0803259514
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The author shares his funny, insightful vision into the game of baseball, discussing a wide variety of topics, from the birth of the Mets and the classic Pirates vs. Orioles 1971 World Series to the great players in the 1960s and 1970s. Reprint.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Culture Of Flowers

Author : Jack Goody
ISBN : 0521414415
Genre : Nature
File Size : 45.37 MB
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An analysis of the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times.
Category: Nature

Backyard Homesteading

Author : Mona Greeny
ISBN : 9798687476232
Genre :
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If you're looking to find proven and effective ways to start turning your home into a self-sufficient homestead, you've come to the right place. It's about time to start seeing for yourself what you can accomplish by becoming more independent. A little backyard homestead can turn your home into a castle that you can depend on, even on the harshest days. You don't have to worry about the lack of experience with farming or raising animals if you closely follow the detailed steps mentioned in this book. From picking species of flowers for your backyard to making your first beehive, this book will be your best guide. Here's what you can expect to learn from our guides. Understand the historical roots of homesteading and what made it a lucrative option for many individuals in the past. Learn from an overview of the most recommended tools that you'll need when it comes to gardening and beekeeping. Gain insight into what makes a specific design or setup more suitable for you than others. Learn how to look for the ideal types of flowers that suit your garden in various climates. Find input that helps you design the perfect garden for your backyard homestead. Learn how to till soil and plant flowers quickly. Learn from tips that help you keep your garden in tip-top shape. Know what to consideration when you're still a beginner beekeeper. Find out how you can make your own DIY beehive from A to Z. There is no need to worry about messing your homestead garden up or mistreating your bees when you have this valuable resource in your possession. While this book will certainly make things easier, it's still your responsibility to put in the required effort if you want to reap the rewards. Click the Buy Now button to get started with this amazing guide for backyard homesteading for the urban house.
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Urban Gardening

Author : Arthur Van Langenberg
ISBN : 9629962616
Genre : Gardening
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Living in a crowded city need not mean uprooting one's connection with the earth. City gardens are proliferating at a healthy rate, and plants can be enjoyed on a rooftop, balcony, terrace, or a simple window sill. There are, of course, special difficulties to gardening in cities: special solutions are needed to solve these problems. Urban Gardening was written to address these issues. It will interest first-timers to try it for themselves, too. The book is subtitled "a Hong Kong gardener's journal". If you live outside of Hong Kong, do not let that put you off. Urban gardening techniques are the same all over the world. Readers may discover some well-loved plants they were familiar with back home, or wish to grow their own Chinese vegetables. Pak choi, white radish (lo pak), kai lan, and many others can be grown wherever in the world you find yourself--if you know how. This book will help.
Category: Gardening

Handbook Of Urban Landscape

Author : Cliff Tandy
ISBN : 9781483142166
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 28.9 MB
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Handbook of Urban Landscape deals with aspects most related to architecture while, at the same time, it aims to serve the landscape profession itself. Because the field of landscape work is so wide, the present handbook is limited to urban landscape. The handbook can be used at three levels. Its technical studies and reviews form a general guide to current thought on the design of various kinds of open space; its design guide and information sheets are a daily reference for the landscape design process; and through its sources and references, readers can obtain background information or more specific guidance on particular aspects. This handbook is intended as a desk-side guide for all designers of urban space, including architects, landscape architects, planners, and engineers—and for students of these professions. It should also help to improve understanding of the work and procedures of landscape architects, so that all who use them as consultants will be better equipped to brief them.
Category: Architecture

Flowers

Author : Gary Bukovnik
ISBN : UOM:39015018469398
Genre : Art
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Presents and discusses the work of, and influences on, the artist
Category: Art