The Monk in the Garden

A fresh study of the groundbreaking work in genetics conducted by Gregor Mendel, acclaimed as the father of modern genetics, argues that the Moravian monk was far ahead of his time.

Author: Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618127410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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A fresh study of the groundbreaking work in genetics conducted by Gregor Mendel, acclaimed as the father of modern genetics, argues that the Moravian monk was far ahead of his time.

The Machine in the Garden

By examining the difference between pastoral and progressive ideals that characterised early 20th century American culture, the author shows how American thinkers have considered the relationship between technology and culture in their ...

Author: Leo Marx

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019513351X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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By examining the difference between pastoral and progressive ideals that characterised early 20th century American culture, the author shows how American thinkers have considered the relationship between technology and culture in their writings.

What s in the Garden

"Guess what vegetable or fruit this is, growing in the garden! Learn more about it, plus how to eat it in a simple recipe"--

Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Hodder Christian Books

ISBN: 1584691905

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Guess what vegetable or fruit this is, growing in the garden! Learn more about it, plus how to eat it in a simple recipe"--

Returning to the Garden

Follow the author on his journey as he returns from his death experience and seeks answers to universal questions.

Author: Frederick H. Walker

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781425117962

Category:

Page: 78

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Follow the author on his journey as he returns from his death experience and seeks answers to universal questions.

The Garden in the Machine

"This book is MacDonald's magnum opus: it represents a deep immersion in and advocacy for independent, experimental cinema."—Patricia R. Zimmerman, author of States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies "This is a brilliant study ...

Author: Scott MacDonald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520227387

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 461

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"This book is MacDonald's magnum opus: it represents a deep immersion in and advocacy for independent, experimental cinema."—Patricia R. Zimmerman, author of States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies "This is a brilliant study--learned, authoritative, and often eloquent. One reads this book with astonishment at the wealth of thoughtful and playful and provocative work that has occurred in this medium--and astonishment too that most scholars of environmental literature and nature in the visual arts have had minimal contact with independent film and video. MacDonald provides an immensely valuable, readable overview of this field, profoundly relevant to my own work and that of many other contemporary ecocritics."—Scott Slovic, editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment "The Garden in the Machine is clearly MacDonald's major work. It is very original and wide reaching especially in its analysis of the relationship of American avant-garde films to the poetry and painting of the native landscape. MacDonald's authority is evident everywhere: he probably knows more about most of the films he discusses than anyone alive."—P. Adams Sitney, author of Modernist Montage : The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature "The Garden in the Machine reflects Scott MacDonald's career-long lived engagement with avant-garde film and filmmakers. With deep respect for the artists and a rich, wide-ranging curiosity about the cultural histories that inform these films, MacDonald makes a powerful argument for why they should be screened, taught, and discussed within the wider context of American Studies. Throughout, MacDonald analyzes themes of race, history, personal and public memory, and the central role of avant-garde films in shaping our possible futures."—Angela Miller, author of Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875

The Voice in the Garden

Using Russia's most prolific writer, Andrei Bolotov, as a focal point, this text offers an analysis of the pastoral impulse in 18th- and early 19th-century Russian culture.

Author: Thomas Newlin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810116138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Using Russia's most prolific writer, Andrei Bolotov, as a focal point, this text offers an analysis of the pastoral impulse in 18th- and early 19th-century Russian culture. The study also focuses on the tensions that undercut and qualified this experiment in idyllicism.

Color in the Garden

Enables the gardener to plan gardens featuring a predominant color.

Author: Norman Taylor

Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003330309

Category: Color (Flowers)

Page: 118

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Enables the gardener to plan gardens featuring a predominant color.

There s a Tiger in the Garden

The wonderfully independent Nora, accompanied by her best friend Jeff the Giraffe, gradually discovers the fun of imagining in this instant classic. ​ This magical picture book about imagination and play will spark the interest of every ...

Author: Lizzy Stewart

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711240414

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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WINNER of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, Illustrated Books Category Over 50,000 copies sold in the UK When Grandma says she’s seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn’t believe her. She’s too old to play Grandma’s silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens… So even when Nora sees dragonflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there’s absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden… Could there? Written and illustrated by Lizzy Stewart, Nora’s grandma’s garden becomes a paradise filled by fluttering wings, a deep and dangerous jungle, and even a polar fishing pond. The wonderfully independent Nora, accompanied by her best friend Jeff the Giraffe, gradually discovers the fun of imagining in this instant classic. ​ This magical picture book about imagination and play will spark the interest of every child.

Exiles in the Garden

Settling in Georgetown after rejecting his family's life in politics, newspaper photographer Alec witnesses the migr gatherings at the home of his next-door neighbors, watches the disintegration of his marriage upon his refusal of an ...

Author: Ward S. Just

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547195583

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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Settling in Georgetown after rejecting his family's life in politics, newspaper photographer Alec witnesses the migr gatherings at the home of his next-door neighbors, watches the disintegration of his marriage upon his refusal of an assignment in Vietnam, and compares himself to anti-fascist commando father-in-law.

Inventing the Garden

The book concludes with a look at contemporary gardens, where efforts to reclaim landscapes and repurpose crumbling infrastructure are taking place within an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity—appreciating the idea that the whole planet ...

Author: Matteo Vercelloni

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606060476

Category: Gardening

Page: 275

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The authors trace the evolution of the Western garden from the first plots cultivated for pleasure in the Middle East to today's diverse green spaces that challenge traditional ideas about what constitutes a garden. They examine the changing attitude toward nature--as something to be dominated or embraced, ordered or allowed to range freely, exploited or conserved. Examples of the highly prescribed hortus conclusus or enclosed spaces of the Middle Ages are found in the Italian Renaissance gardens and the symmetries of Versailles and Les Tuileries. After the rise of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, English gardeners such as William Kent and "Capability" Brown embraced the concept that nature should prevail over man's manipulation of it and created gardens that broke through traditional enclosures. A century later, while the American West witnessed both the conquering spirit of the homesteaders and the first stirrings of the conservation movement, urban parks and gardens were created as oases to which all people had access. The book concludes with a look at contemporary gardens, where efforts to reclaim landscapes and repurpose crumbling infrastructure are taking place within an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity--appreciating the idea that the whole planet is a garden and all who live in it are gardeners.

The Monster in the Garden

In The Monster in the Garden, Luke Morgan develops a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, arguing that the monster was a key figure in Renaissance culture and that the incorporation of the monstrous into gardens was not ...

Author: Luke Morgan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812247558

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Monsters, grotesque creatures, and giants were frequently depicted in Italian Renaissance landscape design, yet they have rarely been studied. Their ubiquity indicates that gardens of the period conveyed darker, more disturbing themes than has been acknowledged. In The Monster in the Garden, Luke Morgan argues that the monster is a key figure in Renaissance culture. Monsters were ciphers for contemporary anxieties about normative social life and identity. Drawing on sixteenth-century medical, legal, and scientific texts, as well as recent scholarship on monstrosity, abnormality, and difference in early modern Europe, he considers the garden within a broader framework of inquiry. Developing a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, Morgan argues that the presence of monsters was not incidental but an essential feature of the experience of gardens.

In the Garden

In the story In the Garden, two boys turn a day out in the garden into an interesting adventure! * Read the story In the Garden * Re-tell the story using mini picture prompts * Complete a variety of interesting activities * Make a fun theme ...

Author: Mitch Cronick

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007244393

Category: Gardens

Page: 24

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What happens when Mum is in the garden tidying up, but the children just want to play? The humorous illustrations show two boys creating mayhem in the garden as they play in sand, leaves, grass and mud while Mum works on, all unaware, and provide lots of discussion points. A story map at the end helps children recap and remember.

The Bedside Book Of The Garden

But here is a book that will not send you outside, or reaching for gloves and boots. Here is a book to settle back and enjoy, filled with the wonderful features and the fascination of our favourite national pastime.

Author: Dr D G Hessayon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446497043

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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The perfect bedside read from the world's best-loved, best-selling writer of the Expert gardening books. There are times when we simply wish to read about our hobby and not be badgered by advice. If you enjoy reading about plants whether or not you can grow them, or enjoy discovering gardens you may never visit and could never hope to match, or are keen to learn how people gardened in the past and what they have contributed to our gardens today, then this is the book for you. It includes sections on the great gardeners in history; extraordinary and surprising plants; remarkable gardens around the world; key gardening moments in history; the wildlife in our gardens; things for the plant lover to do indoors, and other 'this and that' trivia, statistics and fascinating things you never knew, all illustrated with charming line drawings. The Bedside Book of the Garden is a gardening book to be read at leisure, which will never tell you that you have to go outside, and which will not only make you a better gardener but will open your eyes to the magic of gardening.