Landmarks

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967864

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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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

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: 9780241253663

Category:

Page: 400

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Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two - now available in a beautiful new Winter edition for Christmas 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

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780241967874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 6180

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.

Culinary Landmarks

A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949

Author: Elizabeth Driver

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802047904

Category: Cooking

Page: 1257

View: 4292

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.

Landmarks

GIScience for Intelligent Services

Author: Kai-Florian Richter,Stephan Winter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319057324

Category: Computers

Page: 223

View: 9661

This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.

Landmarks of Tomorrow

A Report on the New

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412814133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 667

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.

Landmarks

sculpture commissions for the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego

Author: Mary Livingstone Beebe,James Stuart DeSilva,Robert Storr,Joan Simon

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 4925

In 1981, The Stuart foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to funding experimental public sculpture, and the University of California, San Diego formed an extraordinary partnership to create the only major public, site-specific sculpture collection in the world. This collection has redefined the entire arena of public art. Instead of asking artists to create an object, without reference to the site, they required that each artist explore the campus carefully, and create a site-specific piece that could be integrated into the beautifully landscaped, 1,200-acre UCSD campus in La Jolla. The collection includes work by some of the most important contemporary artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kiki Smith, Nam June Paik and Robert Irwin, among others.

Shifting Landmarks

Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia Around the Year 1000

Author: Jeffrey Alan Bowman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801439902

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 3307

This investigation of squabbles and disputes over property during the 10th and 11th centuries is based on an in-depth analysis of records from Narbonne, an area comprising Catalonia and parts of southern France. Focusing on specific case studies, such as a dispute between the children of countess Guisla of Conflent over their inheritance and squabbles between the church and noble families over gifts of land, the study broadens to discuss justice in general during this period.

The Ecocriticism Reader

Landmarks in Literary Ecology

Author: Cheryll Glotfelty,Harold Fromm

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820317816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

View: 5031

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 digital computing

a Smithsonian pictorial history

Author: Peggy A. Kidwell,Paul E. Ceruzzi

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 2754

Offering a fascinating visual record of the milestones in digital computing, this illustrated volume discusses the social and economic impact of each of the 40-plus significant benchmarks highlighted, from the ancient abacus to the SUN workstation. (Computers/General)

Meet George Washington

Author: Joan Heilbroner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307786951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6387

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary hero.

Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth

Part I. Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates. Part II. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families

Author: William Thomas Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical landmarks

Page: 662

View: 5980

Landmarks

Author: Edward Verrall Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 308

View: 2000

Meet Thomas Jefferson

Author: Marvin Barrett

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 030778696X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7345

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence. As the third president of the United States, he focused on exploring the country and making it grow. His fairness and love of learning made him one of the most beloved presidents of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Landmarks

Reflections on Anthropology

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384797

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 5576

Landmarks addresses a wide range of questions relevant to the recent history of anthropology and its importance to contemporary issues. These questions include the significance of anthropology for Third World studies; the debate on whether anthropology is a scientific or a humanistic subject; anthropology as a means of reflecting on ourselves as well as others; and the criticisms of anthropological work that have emerged out of postmodernism. Drawing on his research findings in Papua New guinea since 1964 and his more recent work on the cross-cultural study of medicine, the author examines the extent to which we can achieve understanding between different cultures and the relative merits of approaches that stress indigenous categories or those of the observer. He concludes that the discipline now requires reconstruction rather than deconstruction, and advances the call for holistic models of human behavior which re-conceptualize the relationship between body and mind.

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II

The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

Author: John Earl Joseph,Nigel Love,Talbot J. Taylor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415063968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

View: 6378

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century. Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner. The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein. This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century. The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

Famous Landmarks

Author: Mary Clare Goller

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410874680

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4122

In this book, learn about six landmarks in the United States: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Seattle Space Needle, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty.