Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: 9780241967867
  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: 0241967872
  • Release Date: 2016-05-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin Books



SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.

Landmarks of Tomorrow

  • Filename: landmarks-of-tomorrow.
  • ISBN: 1412814138
  • Release Date: 2011-12-31
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Peter F. Drucker
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers



Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today’s concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.

The Ecocriticism Reader

  • Filename: the-ecocriticism-reader.
  • ISBN: 0820317810
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 415
  • Author: Cheryll Glotfelty
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press



This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

Landmarks in English Literature

  • Filename: landmarks-in-english-literature.
  • ISBN: 1579581900
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 173
  • Author: Philip Gaskell
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.

Landmarks in Western Science

  • Filename: landmarks-in-western-science.
  • ISBN: 0415925339
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Peter Whitfield
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Examining important advances by such luminaries as Copernicus, Vesalius, Newton, Darwin, and Freud, historian Peter Whitfield discusses their context and impact and charts their progress from heresy to orthodoxy. 110 illustrations, 20 in color.

The Virginia Landmarks Register

  • Filename: the-virginia-landmarks-register.
  • ISBN: 0813918626
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 601
  • Author: Calder Loth
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press



The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have been officially designated as historic landmarks by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources over the past thirty years. The assemblage of nearly 1,800 entries—700 more than in the third edition, published in 1986—represents the most comprehensive inventory of Virginia's rich and varied historic patrimony ever published. An invaluable reference for any Virginian, scholar, planner, architect, or preservationist, the Register is far more than an official list of names. Every registered landmark and district is identified by a brief history documenting its significance and by a brief description. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph showing its current appearance. Arranged alphabetically by county and independent city, the entries include not only many nationally famous places but the entire spectrum of the Commonwealth's cultural resources, from a 1,200-year-old prehistoric archaeological site through twentieth-century commercial architecture, from gristmills and metal-truss bridges and iron furnaces to NASA space exploration installations. Those interested in traditional Virginia architecture will discover a multiplicity of building types, both high-style and vernacular. Included, too, are important landmarks of black history, the Civil War, education, and industry. The Virginia Landmarks Register, fourth edition, will create for the reader a deeper awareness of a unique legacy and will serve to enhance the stewardship of Virginia's irreplaceable heritage.

Guide to New York City Landmarks

  • Filename: guide-to-new-york-city-landmarks.
  • ISBN: 9780470289631
  • Release Date: 2008-12-03
  • Number of pages: 451
  • Author: Matthew A. Postal
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Landmarks of Russian Architecture

  • Filename: landmarks-of-russian-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9056995375
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: William Craft Brumfield
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



A comprehensive guide to Russian architecture, this volume is designed for students and other readers wishing to gain an understanding of the subject.

Culinary Landmarks

  • Filename: culinary-landmarks.
  • ISBN: 9780802047908
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 1257
  • Author: Elizabeth Driver
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press



Culinary Landmarks is a definitive history and bibliography of Canadian cookbooks from the beginning, when La cuisinière bourgeoise was published in Quebec City in 1825, to the mid-twentieth century. Over the course of more than ten years Elizabeth Driver researched every cookbook published within the borders of present-day Canada, whether a locally authored text or a Canadian edition of a foreign work. Every type of recipe collection is included, from trade publishers' bestsellers and advertising cookbooks, to home economics textbooks and fund-raisers from church women's groups. The entries for over 2,200 individual titles are arranged chronologically by their province or territory of publication, revealing cooking and dining customs in each part of the country over 125 years. Full bibliographical descriptions of first and subsequent editions are augmented by author biographies and corporate histories of the food producers and kitchen-equipment manufacturers, who often published the books. Driver's excellent general introduction sets out the evolution of the cookbook genre in Canada, while brief introductions for each province identify regional differences in developments and trends. Four indexes and a 'Chronology of Canadian Cookbook History' provide other points of access to the wealth of material in this impressive reference book.

Pennsylvania Battlefields and Military Landmarks

  • Filename: pennsylvania-battlefields-and-military-landmarks.
  • ISBN: 0811728765
  • Release Date: 2000-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Arthur P. Miller (Jr.)
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books



From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, Pennsylvania was often the setting for bloody battles and other important military events. The names reverberate through American history: Fort Necessity, Brandywine, Valley Forge, Lake Erie, Gettysburg. This book is a travel guide to these sites and more, outlining what originally happened at each location, describing what tourists see today, and providing general visitor information, such as hours, admission fees, directions, and special events.

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