Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967864

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 6835

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 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: 6153

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.

Landmarks of the American Revolution

Author: Gary B. Nash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195128494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 158

View: 1704

Explores the landmarks made famous during the American Revolution, from the green of Lexington where the war began in 1775, to Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Landmarks of New Orleans

Author: Leonard V. Huber

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879714014

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

View: 4201

This attractive volume presents a brief history and photographs of more than 250 notable structures and sites throughout New Orleans. Complete with maps identifying where each structure is located, this significant resource is organized by neighborhood and includes French Quarter townhouses, plantation homes on Bayou St. John, Garden District mansions, notable churches, distinctive warehouses, banks, and schoolhouses.

Landmarks of Tomorrow

A Report on the New

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412814133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 5588

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.


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


Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 2177

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.

Famous Landmarks

Author: Mary Clare Goller

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410874680


Page: N.A

View: 7588

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.

Tampa Bay Landmarks and Destinations

Author: Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467113662

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 3064

This book takes a colorful look at the amusement parks, restaurants, parks, beaches, and other points of interest known and loved by Tampa Bay locals and tourists alike. From Busch Gardens to Sunken Gardens, Golden Gate Speedway to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Colonial Beach to Clearwater Beach, Images of Modern America: Tampa Bay Landmarks and Destinations honors the diverse, unforgettable attractions that helped entice millions to visit and live in this beautiful region of west central Florida.

Landmarks in English Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579581909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 8757

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.


The Lost Farm and Other Poems

Author: John James Piatt

Publisher: N.A


Category: American poetry

Page: 106

View: 6202

Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

Bridges, Tunnels, Dams, Roads and Other Structures

Author: Lawrence Berlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135932611

Category: Reference

Page: 275

View: 3523

More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.

Syracuse Landmarks

An Aia Guide to Downtown and Historic Neighborhoods

Author: Evamaria Hardin

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602736

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 3751

This guidebook to the downtown and neighbourhood landmarks of Syracuse is arranged geographically, with sections exploring the historical and social background to the various districts and neighbourhoods. It includes maps for walking and driving tours, and a glossary of architectural terms.

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Volume III

The Arabic Linguistic Tradition

Author: Kees Versteegh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134727828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 5762

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Vol 3 is devoted to a linguistic tradition that lies outside the Western mainstream, namely that of the Middle East. The reader is introduced to the major issues and themes that have determined the development of the Arabic linguistic tradition. Each chapter contains a short extract from a translated `landmark' text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context. The chosen texts frequently offer scope for comparison with the Western tradition. By contrasting the two systems, the Western and the Middle Eastern, this book serves to highlight the characteristics of two very different systems and thus stimulate new ideas about the history of linguistics. This book presumes no prior knowledge of Arabo-Islamic culture and Arabic language, and is invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics. Kees Versteegh is currently Professor of Arabic and Islam at the Middle East Institute of the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His publications include The Explanation of Linguistic Causes (1995),Ed. Arabic Outside the Arab World (1994)

Landmarks of the American Revolution

a guide to locating and knowing what happened at the sites of independence

Author: Mark Mayo Boatner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 608

View: 9933


Author: Derek Stanford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 207

View: 5809

Landmarks of Russian Architect

Author: Brumfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973259

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 8821

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

New Land Marks

Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place

Author: Penny Balkin Bach,Fairmount Park Art Association

Publisher: Grayson Pub

ISBN: 9780967914343

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9964

How a Philadelphia organization initiated a program to plan and create public art projects with the community.

Landmarks of American Women's History

Author: Page Putnam Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190286962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1967

Throughout history, women have often worked in informal ways and in modest conditions, frequently without monuments or grand examples of architecture preserved to commemorate their accomplishments. Landmarks of American Women's History describes the sites that represent a wide variety of women's experiences and accomplishments. As early as the fourteenth century, the women of New Mexico's Taos Pueblo lived equal lives of responsibility with men, even building most of the pueblo. Mary Chase Perry Stratton's Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan exemplifies women's contributions to the arts. Bryn Mawr College's M. Cary Thomas Library is tangible evidence of Thomas's drive to secure equal educational opportunities for women. The boardinghouse at Boot Cotton Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts provides a glimpse into the daily life of women in the industrial workforce. New York City's United Charities Building was- and still is- the headquarters of numerous reform organizations, many headed by women. In vivid sketches of eleven historic sites from across the country- in addition to numerous related location that act as supporting characters- Page Putnam Miller tells an engaging story of the accomplishments and the lasting influence of women on American history.

Guide to New York City Landmarks

Author: Matthew A. Postal,Andrew Dolkart,New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470289635

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 5150

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.