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The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers

By E. K. Johnston
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An interstitial short story by E.K. Johnston set between her novels A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE! For readers excited to learn more, this story also includes excerpts from A THOUSAND NIGHTS, SPINDLE, and Johnston's Star Wars novel, AHSOKA.

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William Robinson The Wild Garden (1881 edn Chapters 1-5, originally published by John Murray and reproduced with their permission). Robinson is described by Jekyll (in the reference below) as 'our great champion of hardy flowers'. He urged the use of hardy plants, instead of subtropical plants and carpet bedding, in garden design. He had a sharp dispute with Blomfield (below). John D Sedding Garden craft old and new (1891) introduced his book with a chapter on The Theory of the Garden. There are 2 chapters in the Encyclopedia . Reginald Blomfield's The Formal garden in England (1901 edn, originally published by MacMillan and reproduced with their permission). A contemporary review in The Times said 'Mr. Blomfield's historical sketch of the art of gardening in England is full of interest and instruction, and his polemic against the so-called landscape gardeners is vigorous, incisive, and to our mind convincing.' The book is undoubtedly polemical, but commendably scholarly. Blomfield was the son of a bishop and had a hatred of modernism. Gertrude Jekyll's account of garden design (from Wall water and woodland gardens, 1901, originally published by Country Life and reproduced with their permission). Jekyll was the most influential writer on planting design in the twentieth century. This chapter is the clearest statement of her views on the history and theory of garden design. eTexts relating to Design Methods Design methodology: an overview by Tom Turner Surface water drainage and management (from Landscape Design October 1985) arguing for 'privileging' water in the design procedure Wilderness and plenty: construction and deconstruction (from Urban Design Quarterly September 1992) arguing that the professional structure of the construction industry would benefit from deconstruction. 'Feminine' landscape design: a tale of two tragedies (from a Sheffield Spring School lecture, April 1993) arguing for the 'way of the hunter' to be balanced by the 'way of the nester' Postmodern landscapes (from Landscape Design May 1993) arguing for landscape and garden designers to take account of postmodern ideas and theories in their work Pattern analysis (from Landscape Design October 1991) arguing for a design method based on pattern analysis, instead of the modernist Survey-Analysis-Design (SAD) method taught in most of the world's landscape and garden design schools. Revolutions in the garden (from Tom Turner's City as landscape, Spons 1996). After looking at the design revolutions which have taken place in the 1690s, 1790s, and 1890s this essay finds the seeds of a fourth design revolution in the work of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, Charles Jencks, and Ian Hamilton Finlay. The flowers of garden design theory (from Garden Design Journal Autumn 1999, published as 'Timeless with delight') this article suggests a design method which integrates knowledge drawn from various fields, including the fine arts, philosophy, the natural and social sciences. PAKILDA: Pattern Assisted Knowledge Intensive Landscape Design Approach (from Landscape Design May 2001). Developing the method outlined in the Garden Design Journal, this article the recommends a design method for landscape design and planning. Design history and theory (from a lecture delivered at the University of Uppsala in April 2002) this article relates the PAKILDA method to the set of design objectives outlined by Vitruvius in the first century: utilitas (Commodity), firmitas (Firmness) and venustas (Delight). eTexts relating to Twentieth Century Gardens There are histories of American Garden Design in the Encyclopedia , written in 1834, 1928 and 2001. Geoffrey Jellicoe: a collection of information on his work, including an essay by Tom Turner on: Geoffrey Jellicoe, the subconscious and landscape design (1998) Garden Revolutions: an essay in which it is argued that 'structuralism can infuse gardens with post-Postmodern ideas and beliefs. It is a layered approach to garden making. '

The Adventures of Akbar

By Flora Annie Steel,R. R. Clark
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528788842
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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“The Adventures of Akbar” is a 1913 historical children's novel by Flora Annie Steel. Flora Annie Steel (1847 – 1929) was an English writer who notably lived in British India for 22 years and is best remembered for her books set or related to the sub-continent. This charming tale revolves around a young Muhammad Akbar (1657 – 1706), who was a Mughal prince and the youngest son of Emperor Aurangzeb. Perfect bedtime reading for young inquiring minds, “The Adventures of Akbar” is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Steel's wonderful work. Other notable works by this author include: “Tales of the Punjab” (1894) and “The Flower of Forgiveness” (1894). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with an essay from “The Garden of Fidelity” by R. R. Clark.

Onward and Upward in the Garden

By Katherine S. White
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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Book Code : 1590178513
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Gardening
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In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of “seedmen and nurserymen,” those unsung authors who produced her “favorite reading matter.” Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.

100 Japanese Gardens

By Stephen Mansfield
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462920705
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Gardening
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100 Japanese Gardens is an ambitious attempt to profile the finest gardens in Japan, while also highlighting lesser known, but equally accomplished landscapes in less-visited parts of the country. A celebration of Japanese landscape design, this book features gardens from Kyoto and Tokyo, as well as from the sub-arctic island of Hokkaido and the semi-tropical islands of Okinawa. Author Stephen Mansfield traveled the length and breadth of Japan on a quest to identify the most impressive gardens in this vast and culturally varied archipelago. His erudition and love of the Japanese garden shines through on every page, making this the perfect primer for travel to Japan or an enjoyable armchair read for gardening enthusiasts. Mansfield's insightful descriptions of each garden examine design concepts and principles, space management, compositional elements, and the iconographic and metaphysical role of Shinto and Buddhist influences. Through his exquisite visuals and engaging stories, we experience Japanese garden designs not merely as landscapes, but as large-scale art installations.

Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends

By Mary McHugh
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 1496703758
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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"Cozy adventure for mystery buffs." --Library Journal Murder's a showstopper... The fancy-footed Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini-- are kicking off Carnival by entertaining posh guests at the most elegant hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Stunning beaches and spectacular views abound. But the party is cut short for the fab five when their alluring Brazilian companion is found dead in her room, without a clue as to what killed her. As the samba-loving sleuths sift the evidence, they realize that even in beautiful Rio, murder can set the stage--and steal the show... Includes Travel Tips And Tasty Recipes Praise for the Happy Hoofers Mysteries "A fun read . . . the camaraderie between the characters is intriguing." --RT Book Reviews "McHugh delivers murder and mayhem." --Jerilyn Dufresne "Hilarity and hijinks." --Nancy Coco

Judge Bao and the Rule of Law

By Wilt L. Idema
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9814467685
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Chinese drama
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"Pure, orthodox and incorruptible, Judge Bao has been serving as the preeminent embodiment of justice in China for almost a thousand years, so much so his court cases have been adapted as stories, novels and plays over the centuries. Now, for the very first time a series of eight ballad-stories on Judge Bao, dating from the period 1250-1450, are offered in a complete and annotated translation. These texts will provide the reader a reflection of the legend of Judge Bao in its earliest phase of development, with an extended introduction placing the ballad-stories in context with the development of the Judge Bao legend. These ballad-stories, in contrast to past plays dating from the same period, present abuse of power and corruption as endemic in the courts and bureaucratic service, and show Judge Bao imposing the rule of law even on the emperor."--Cover.

Faces of Tradition in Chinese Performing Arts

By Levi S. Gibbs
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253045851
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Music
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Faces of Tradition in Chinese Performing Arts examines the key role of the individual in the development of traditional Chinese performing arts such as music and dance. These artists and their artistic works–the "faces of tradition"–come to represent and reconfigure broader fields of cultural production in China today. The contributors to this volume explore the ways in which performances and recordings, including singing competitions, textual anthologies, ethnographic videos, and CD albums, serve as discursive spaces where individuals engage with and redefine larger traditions and themselves. By focusing on the performance, scholarship, collection, and teaching of instrumental music, folksong, and classical dance from a variety of disciplines–these case studies highlight the importance of the individual in determining how traditions have been and are represented, maintained, and cultivated.

Religion and the State in Russia and China

By Christopher Marsh
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441102841
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
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Read and download full book Religion and the State in Russia and China

Gardens for Gloriana

By Jane Whitaker
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786726041
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 281
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The formal gardens of Elizabethan England were among the glories of their age. Complementing the great houses of the day, they reflected the aspirations of their owners, whose greatest desire was to achieve success at Court and to delight the Queen. No leading courtier would be without his great house, no great house was complete without its garden. In this richly illustrated work, Jane Whitaker explores these gems of Elizabethan England, focusing on the gardens of the Queen and her leading courtiers. Drawing on the cultural and horticultural sources of the day, as well as evidence surviving on the ground, she recreates these lost gardens, revealing both the rich and Renaissance culture that underlay them and the sumptuous world of the Elizabethan aristocracy. The result is an evocation of one of the most opulent reigns in English history and an entertaining and informative study of one of the most interesting periods of garden history.

Flowers - A Garden Note Book with Suggestions for Growing the Choicest Kinds

By Herbert Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528783700
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Gardening
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First published in 1923, "Flowers" is a fantastic handbook on the various flowers commonly found in an English garden, with chapters on equipment, growing, maintaining, and much more. This timeless volume is highly recommended for all green-fingered gardeners, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Some Hardy Bulbs", "The Herbaceous Border", "Some Flowering Shrubs", "Some Rhododendrons", "Wild Gardening", "The Choice of Plants", "rockwork and Edgings", "Some Failures", "Some Weeds", "Some Plant Names", "L'Envoi", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. Contains 12 full page colour illustrations and many more in black and white.

Garden of Thorns

By Amber Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Book Code : 1633758486
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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“A tense, fast-paced fantasy.” —Taylor Fenner, author of The Haunting Love After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn't one of the emperor's men—not anymore. He's the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it. Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose's attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her ashis hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she'll tell him all the Garden's secrets. Except the one secret she's kept for seven years that she'll to take to her grave if she must. The Garden of Thorns series is best enjoyed in order. Book #1 Garden of Thorns Book #2 War of the Wilted

The Chinese Communist Party In Power, 1949-1976

By Jacques Guillermaz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000315398
  • Total of Pages : 642
  • Category : Political Science
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This book traces the history of the Chinese Communist Party's behavior toward itself, and the way it has created and developed the regime on the state of affairs at home and abroad, and on a compelling ideology dominated by the giant-like personality of Mao Tse-tung.

The American Flower Garden Directory

By Robert Buist
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 155
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"The American Flower Garden Directory" by Robert Buist. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Gardens of Santa Fe

By Anne Hillerman
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  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Book Code : 1423603311
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 576
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Take a visual journey through the some of the most spectacular and luminous gardens of Santa Fe, which boasts an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, from traditional succulents and drought-resistant plants to roses and fruit trees.

Flowers and Flower-Gardens

By David Lester Richardson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 316
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"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Grand Masters of Maine Gardening

By Jane Lamb
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  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Book Code : 1461745470
  • Total of Pages : 143
  • Category : Gardening
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Jane Lamb has been a major contributor of gardening articles to Down East magazine for nearly 20 years. Now 27 of her articles profiling Maine's premier gardeners and most outstanding gardens are collected in one volume. Jane has provided a new introductory paragraph for each chapter to bring readers up to date on what has changed since the time when the original article was published. The book includes how-to advice about gardening in a northern climate and insight into ways to approach garden design, as well as 55 color photos by noted garden photographers.

The Garden of Small Beginnings

By Abbi Waxman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0399583599
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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“A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book”* that’s “filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life”** from the author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *HelloGiggles **Bustle

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition

By Anthony C. Yu
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226971406
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

By Diana Wells
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 1565126858
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Nature
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The gardening writer and author of Lives of the Trees explores the fascinating stories behind the names of one hundred flowers in this beautifully illustrated book. Since the Garden of Eden, people have found pleasure and purpose in giving names to plant life. And our relationship to flowers, as food, medicine, magic, adornment, and decoration, goes back long before recorded history. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bell, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too. With illustrations by Ippy Patterson.

A Step Into The Past: I Am Han Xin

By Yi ZhiTuBi
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648466001
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  • Category : Fiction
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The struggles between the Immortal, Devil, and Mortal Realms have been endless since time immemorial. The shadows of the sword and Light Sword stained the clothes with blood. Fight for the world! Hunting absolute beauties! To overturn the Heavenly Dao! Only I am! It was a fantasy, a war between all the beings of the three realms. It was a military battle, a war on the battlefield, a war against each other. It was history. Han Xin! A loud name made everyone's blood boil. Behind him, there were even Liu Bang, Xiang Yu, the two prodigies, Zhang Liang, Princess Yu, and Xin Zhui.

The Water Babies

By Charles Kingsley
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486121461
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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DIVA young, ill-treated chimney sweep enters a magical waterworld where he meets creatures that teach him the difference between right and wrong. 32 illustrations. /div

Sylvia

By Sylvia M. Lee
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1493173510
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." by: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.