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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

Urban Flowers Concrete Plains

Author : Jerry Harp
ISBN : 1844712737
Genre : Poetry
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Urban Flowers, Concrete Plains, Jerry Harp’s third volume of poems, takes up where his first book, Creature (Salt Publishing, 2003), left off. The Creature continues his sojourn in the world, solitary, wandering, waiting for someone though he does not know who. He is his sole society, and he would select a place were someone to look his way. His language is a prison house, and he is himself the cell he seeks to escape. Although Harp’s Creature is human, he hesitates over such a term as ‘human,’ with all its centuries of detritus, grips, and gripes. According to the traditional philosophy and theology in which Harp is schooled, a creature is anything that is not the Creator; thus, rocks, humans, and angels all are creatures. The Creature much prefers this much more general term, which emphasizes his solidarity with sidewalks, streets, and clouds. The Creature knows that there is meaning in the world, though nor for him, he fears—or rather, he resigns himself to meaning passing him by. If nothing else, he’ll watch as one might take in a parade. Neither alter-ego nor conventional character, Harp’s persona is a creature made out of words, a way of experimenting with various and shifting mental modes and language states. The Creature is a wayward thing who speaks and strolls and stands dumbfounded, sometimes, at what he overhears himself say.
Category: Poetry

Women Poets In The Victorian Era

Author : Dr Fabienne Moine
ISBN : 9781472464774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine examines the work of canonical poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, that of lesser-known writers such as Mary Howitt and Eliza Cook, and the verse of non-professional poets who have received little critical attention. Moine shows that these women reconstructed the natural world in poems that raise questions about the validity and the scope of cultural representations of nature, questioning the social practices that mould and fossilise cultural identities.
Category: Literary Criticism

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

Take A City Nature Walk

Author : Jane Kirkland
ISBN : 0970975430
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Features activities, artwork, and stories that delve into the world of nature in human-built surroundings, and is accompanied by sidebars, new words and concepts, and a list of plants and animals that one might encounter in the city.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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

Pedestrian Malls Streetscapes And Urban Spaces

Author : Harvey M. Rubenstein
ISBN : 0471546801
Genre : Architecture
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This volume studies the rise and fall of urban American pedestrian malls designed in the 1960s and 1970s in order to offset urban blight and loss of commerce to the suburbs. It explores why some malls failed, others thrived and many were subsequently redes
Category: Architecture

Traditional Witchcraft For Urban Living

Author : Melusine Draco
ISBN : 9781846948060
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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

Handbook Of Urban Landscape

Author : Cliff Tandy
ISBN : 9781483142166
Genre : Architecture
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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

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